Gloria Kloter, AIA, NCARB, CODIA is a Registered Architect and Interior Designer in the State of Florida, and in the Dominican Republic. She has a Bachelor’s of Architecture from UASD, and a Masters of Architecture from PUCMM and Universidad de A Coruña, Spain.
With over 15 years of combined national and international experience, Gloria excels in multiple fields. She established a small firm in 2009 back in the Dominican Republic and her specialty was in commercial and retail interior architecture. Among her projects was the design of a Steve Madden store in the Blue Mall in Santo Domingo, which was published by the architectural journal Arquitexto with an excellent review regarding its outstanding design. She was an Architect spotlight for NCARB and was interviewed for the AIA Young Architect Forum National Magazine “Connection”, as a foreign architect and a woman in Architecture. She has also been interviewed for multiple articles by the Dominican nationwide newspaper HOY regarding my experience in the field of Architecture and Interior Design. See her publications here.
Gloria has a passion for mentoring and helping others around her. From 2008 to 2015 she was a professor of Architectural Drafting and Design in the School of Design Altos De Chavon in Santo Domingo, this school is affiliated with the Parsons School of Design in NYC. She also volunteered with TECHO where she built houses for families who lived in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic.
Gloria has recently been promoted as the NCARB’s Architect Licensing Advisor for AIA Florida after her efforts in supporting emerging professionals in their licensing journey. She was also honored the 2019 Sho-Ping Ching Women’s Leadership Summit Grant, a recognition to mid-career women architects who are advancing toward leadership roles and are making a positive impact within their communities.
Gloria currently serves as an Associate Director of the AIA Tampa Bay. Driven by her passion for Architecture and our community, she founded the new Women in Architecture and Young Architects Forum Tampa Bay committees, where she now serves as the Chair of both. For several seasons, she also has volunteered in the program “Architecture in Education” at the Lee Elementary School, which is an 8-week program where architecture professionals teach 5th grade students about Architecture.
Gloria was published by the Young Architect Blog by Michael Riscica with an inspirational video where she shares her journey as a foreign architect while she was still in the process of studying for the ARE. You can see the video here. She was also invited to be a speaker at the first Young Architect conference 2019 in Portland, Oregon, and was a panelist at the NCARB's Architect Licensing Advisor Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Recently Gloria hosted a seminar for the NCARB’s Architect License Advisors and has been invited to be a speaker at other upcoming conferences to speak about leadership.