Former Executive Editor of AIArchitect, Douglas E. Gordon, Hon. AIA, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Inform Magazine.
A life-long resident of Virginia — including Fairfax, Montgomery, Alexandria, and Stafford counties — and a career-long writer and editor of architectural publications, Gordon brings a depth and breadth of understanding and appreciation to drive Inform and readinform.com forward in this rapidly unfolding century. He was at the vanguard of the AIA national component’s effort in Managing Rapid Change during the construction slowdown in the 1990s and its shift to electronic communications in 2000. With a specialization in architectural practice and technology and deep appreciation of the value architects contribute to aesthetic delight, health, safety, welfare, context, and sustainability, he is poised, willing, and eager to help reinvigorate the profession’s leadership role in the eyes of fellow professionals and the public.
In making this appointment, Inform publisher and the Virginia Society AIA’s CEO John Braymer noted that “Doug Gordon is exactly what Inform needs as we move forward in our third decade of publication—a long history with the profession, a keen sense of the peculiar challenges facing design and designers in a poor post-recession economy, a special insight into Virginia, and versatility in print and online communications.” Gordon’s appointment is effective immediately as he prepares the final issues in 2011.