Brooks Rainwater is the American Institute of Architecture’s director of Local Relations. As director, Brooks is responsible for advancing the Institute’s and the architecture profession’s goals at the local level by promoting the AIA’s public policies and empowering local components to effectively manage their legislative, regulatory, and legal efforts. Previously Brooks worked as a research associate for the Artemis Group LLC. Prior to that, he interned with the North Carolina Smart Growth Alliance in the area of rural development policy. Brooks earned the Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Master’s of Public Administration degree from the George Washington University.