Lane Beougher is an architect with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (formerly the State Architect's Office, which merged with the Ohio School Facilities Commission in 2012), with over 30 years of facilities planning, architectural design, specifications preparation, and construction administration experience. Lane served as State Architect from Feb. 2011 to Sept. 2012. Prior to joining state service in Dec. 2005, he was an associate and senior project architect with Braun & Steidl Architects, an AIA Ohio Gold Medal firm, and graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science in architecture.
Lane was involved in the effort to start a chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council for Central and Southeastern Ohio. He was vice chair of the founding board of directors and region representative. He also participated in the Regional Priority Credit selection process for LEED 2009 and LEED 4.0. He has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004 and earned the Building Design and Construction specialty through the prescriptive education process in 2009. His first project that involved sustainable principles was the McPhail Center for Environmental Studies at Denison University, which he co-designed at HRJL Architects in 1996-97.
Heavily involved with the American Institute of Architects, Lane was president of the Columbus Chapter in 2008, and serves as its delegate to the AIA Ohio Board. In 2002, he was selected to participate in the AIA Leadership Institute. He received the AIA Ohio Public Service Award in 2004 and the AIA Ohio Mentor Award in 2010. Lane served on the the Advisory Group for the AIA Public Architects Committee 2008-12, and now serves on the AIA Contract Documents Committee.
Lane is also a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute and holds professional certifications in writing construction specifications and construction contract administration. Formerly a member of the Institute Technical Committee, he served on the Institute Board of Directors as vice president and secretary. He is now serving as president-elect from July 2014 to June 2015 and will serve as president from July 2015 to June 2016.
Lane was a member of Reynoldsburg City Council for nearly six years, the last two as President Pro Tempore. He served on the Planning Commission and Visitors and Convention Bureau, represented the city on the West Licking Joint Fire District Board, chaired the 2012 Charter Review Commission, and is currently chair of the city's Design Review Board.