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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.


Defining Tomorrow: How Will Tech Reshape Cities and Urban Design? TAP's Insight Needed!

  • 1.  Defining Tomorrow: How Will Tech Reshape Cities and Urban Design? TAP's Insight Needed!

    Posted 09-18-2023 03:33 PM

    Dear TAP Community,

    The Regional and Urban Design KC (RUDC) is convening a symposium to explore the profound influence of technology on the future of urban spaces and their design. We're seeking your insights on this pivotal intersection of technology and architectural practice. Specifically, we'd be grateful if you could share your thoughts or questions that you'd like us to bring up during the panel discussion. For instance:

    1. Redefining Architecture: With AI and automation revolutionizing design, will they supplant the architect's touch or simply enhance it? Why do you think so?
    2. Legacy vs. Future: Given the rapid pace of technological change, do you believe traditional architectural techniques are at risk of obsolescence, or is there a timeless essence they possess that tech can't replicate?
    3. Ethical Conundrums: As AI becomes an integral part of architectural design, how can we ensure that we don't compromise our ethical and humanistic standards in the name of innovation?

    To help address your questions, we have Nico Larco, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Oregon, as our main speaker. He'll be joined by James Blackwood of Giraffe Technology and Anand Rajagopal, a renowned expert in Machine Learning from Autodesk, for a panel discussion.

    If you're able to join us in person, we warmly invite you to be a part of this discussion. The Symposium is on October 19th and 20th in Washington DC, with compelling lectures and panels on the first day, followed by tours on the second. You can also earn up to 11.25 HSW/LU's for attending. Check out for more information and to register.

    Thank you in advance for your invaluable input and support.

    Warm Regards,


    Steven Wilson AIA
    Gensler - Chicago
    Chicago IL