Board of Directors

Our Board

John R. Barrow, M.Arch, President

John currently utilizes his architectural skills and experience as a residential designer, urban designer and historic preservation consultant.  He also provides freelance architectural services to architects.  John Barrow has been a Florida Main Street consultant since 2004.  John was a former Executive Director of the Florida Community Design Center and its founding President.  His previous experience also includes: Community Development Review Committee, Gainesville City Commissioner, Mayor Pro Tem, Chairperson of the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization, Community Redevelopment Agency, and Community Development Committee.  John received a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida.

Joseli Macedo, Ph.D., AICP, Vice President

Dr. Joseli Macedo is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Co-Director of the Center for International Design and Planning, and Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Latin American Studies and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Florida. A Fulbright-Nehru scholar, she specializes in sustainable cities, urban design, and international development planning and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the GAIA Consortium.

 Bill Warinner, HPS

Bill Warinner has been involved in Residential income property since 1967 and Commercial property operations since 1972. In both Architecture and Real Estate Bill is considered a Historic Property Specialist.  Bill received a Bachelor of Design Degree in Architecture in 1972 and opened The Aachen Designers that year.  Bill perused a Masters in Architecture in Historic Preservation through 1978.  Bill became a Registered Architect in the State of Florida in 1983.  In addition to participation in NAR, FR, GACAR and GACAR CI, Bill is an officer in AIA Gainesville, Co-Chairs the Committee on Historic Resources of AIA Florida and is a Trustee with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Bill is the Chairman of the City of Gainesville Historic Preservation Review Board and a Trusttee with Art in Public Places Trust.

David Forest

David is the founding Executive Director of Gainesville Modern, an architectural advocacy organization. He comes to the fields of architecture and urban planning from a perspective grounded in the liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences. David received his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Miami, a Master of Liberal Arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Asheville, and a Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. An award-winning writer and designer, David is a social worker in the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans program at the VA, and recipient of the Community Service Award for Outstanding Activist from the City of Gainesville/Alachua County Office on Homelessness. His scholarly interests include the conception of “home” and the psychology of modern architecture.

Mary Alford, PE, LEED AP

Mary graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters of Engineering, specializing in Environmental Engineering and with additional background in Urban and Regional Planning and Process Engineering. After working in Water and Wastewater for Gainesville Regional Utilities, she moved to Progress Energy as an Environmental Analyst, then in Power Plant Operations Management, and finally in Power Plant Construction, managing environmental compliance.

Observing first hand the environmental cost of energy production led to a career change to energy optimization and sustainable building practices. Currently the managing principal of the Sustainable Design Group, Mary is the sustainability consultant for Brytan, where three homes were recently awarded LEED Silver Certification.

Ann Stacy, Hon. AIA