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Daniel G. Saavedra

Mr. Saavedra has more than twenty years of experience in the architectural profession. He has been Project Architect and Designer on a variety of project types including religious, commercial, institutional, residential, and health care facilities. His specific responsibilities have included programming and planning, project design and presentation, project development, preparation of construction documents, and specification writing. He is actively involved in the Northern Illinois Conference - New Model Task Force that will design and recommend a malleable structure for a new organizational model for mission and ministry for the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture
University La Gran Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

Registered Architect, State of Illinois

Member, American Institute of Architect

Past VP, Board of Directors, AIA-Northern Illinois Chapter

Member, Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture

Denominational Architect, United Methodist Church, Northern Illinois Conference for the Rockford, DeKalb, and Aurora Districts

On-Site Consultant for the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church for the United States, Central, and South America

Member, Visiting Nurses Association Board

Member, La Voz Latina Board of Directors

Member, Board of Directors of Rockford YMCA

Member, Board of Trustees Rockford Art Museum

Member, Rockford Regional Chamber of Commerce Board

Recipient Premio Colombia Exterior a La Excelencia, April 2006 (outstanding "contribution to a better world" by a Colombian")

Recipient Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce Isaac Wilson Award 2005

Recipient, Faith and Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) 2001 Design Award for the Renovation of Prairie Repose Cemetery Chapel in Amboy, Illinois

Recipient, Hispanic Business magazine’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for 2001

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