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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.

Building Connections 2018--new session info

  • 1.  Building Connections 2018--new session info

    Posted 12-21-2017 05:04 PM
    Are you attending Building Connections in January? Schedule and session information is now on the event page

    About the conference

    As we consider the landscape of our built environment today, the future of architectural design is entering yet another paradigm shift. Artificial intelligent systems, machine learning <g class="gr_ gr_4203 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="4203" data-gr-id="4203">and</g> automation have already transformed a number of industries and are making their way into the design and construction of buildings today.

    Our design community is dealing with the repercussions of this technology, both good and bad. We fear this may mean the end of the "designer" and are simultaneously encouraged by the possibilities this sort of technology opens up for us.  So let's talk about how this intelligence can and will help us.

    Building Connections 2018 will explore how the industry is evolving to address this surfeit of information, how design should address these changes to our social fabric and quite simply the idea of what the possibilities are for the future of design.

    January 8 at AIA National; free to attend; attendees will learn 6 AIA LUs. 


    Maggie Brown
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
    TAP on-demand courses: includes AI empowering the architect; GANs in a design practice; and The importance of quality data