Associate Director

Associate Director

As Director of the AIA Fort Lauderdale Associates, Paula works to provide development, networking, and educational opportunities to our local Emerging professionals. Associates can join the A.R.E. study groups, attend continuing education, find volunteer opportunities, and get active with our Architects in Motion activity group. An A.I.A. associate member is a member that has a degree in architecture but not yet licensed. Associate member and their career development are vital to the profession of architecture.
  If you are recently graduated, striving to complete NCARB’s Intern Development Program,  or working to finish those last few A.R.E. test, contact Paula to find out what AIA Fort Lauderdale has to help you become a licensed architect.

Paula Jarrett Nasta Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Education Committee Chair


Bachelor of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University, 2007

Bachelor of Arts, History, Florida International University, 1995



LEED Accredited Professional


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Professional Biography

Paula is a Project Manager at CPZ Architects, Inc in Plantation, FL. , working on commercial, banking, and municipal projects. She has completed IDP and is currently taking the Architecture Registration Examinations.

Less than a year after graduating architecture school, Paula joined the AIA Fort Lauderdale Chapter. She quickly ascended to the role of Associate Board Member. She began by creating the chapter’s Architectural Registration Examination Study Group.

As Education Chairperson, Paula organizes monthly continuing education events for all chapter members and liaises with Florida Atlantic University’s AIAS Chapter.

Paula earned a Bachelor of Architecture from FAU in 2007 and now she serves as the School of Architecture Alumni Society Director. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Florida International University and is a Florida Certified and experienced History teacher.

Although she left the classroom in ’07 for a career in architecture, Paula continues to share her passion for history and architecture with local schools and as Historian and Schools Chairperson for the Captain Alexander Quarrier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in Hollywood, Florida.