Michael J. Stransky, president of Gillies Stransky Brems Architects, has been installed as president of the Utah Society of the American Institute of Architects in the Salt Lake Art Center.

Other officers installed were Leslie A. Stoker, president-elect; Robert J. Eaton, secretary; Michael D. Sanders, treasurer; Richard D. Lowe, Lloyd R. Knowles and Winter DeLaMare, directors, and Ann Marie Boyden, executive director.Stransky said he intends to work on issues such as initiating a state-wide qualifications-based method of selecting architects and the national AIA project "Vision 2000," studying the future of architecture and its practice.

"There already are major changes taking place in the architectural profession. By incorporating some of the ideas of Vision 2000 and studying the situation in our community, the Utah chapter can anticipate those changes and be better prepared for them," he said.

Stransky has served in several capacities for the AIA. In his company he is responsible for administration, project management and marketing as well as acting as project architect on major projects.