The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. TAP leaders monitor the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.
Architectural practice is undergoing a digital transformation while at the same time, our built environment needs to become more resilient and equitable. Technology and data will be integral to these efforts, unleashing the ability to analyze the current state and simulate the future using new human-centric measures, essentially expanding the concept of "site analysis". Design outcomes will be based on health, diversity, accessibility, walkability, sustainability, and other measures effectively developing better communities. As powerful as these new tools will be, we must recognize that the underlying data can be flawed and may reinforce stereotypes or exacerbate problems like racial bias.
How will we as architects train ourselves in data literacy so we do not misuse [intentionally or not] this data in our work? What data is available to you and your community now, and how can you leverage it in your next project? What tools can your practice use to interact and engage within the communities you are designing, so you can hear from everyone?
Join us to explore these and other questions over three days in January at the virtual AIA TAP Building Connections Congress. Tuesday, January 18th to Thursday January 20th @ noon eastern. Registration is free and offers 3 HSW credits. https://aiau.aia.org/tap-building-connections-2022
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