CCA: Call for leadership applications

When:  Oct 28, 2022 from 05:00 PM to 05:00 PM (ET)

2023 Call for Applications to join the CCA Leadership Group

Information and Expectations

The AIA Knowledge Communities are volunteer member-led special interest groups of the AIA national organization.  They help members to connect with others who share the same passions and commitment—and develop projects that advance the profession and the collective work of the AIA.

As an AIA Knowledge Community, Construction Contract Administration informs architects of the importance of construction phase services. Our programs and papers cover a broad variety of CCA-related topics: they describe current best practices, investigate changing CCA roles and responsibilities, and offer opinions on controversial subjects. 

The CCA Leadership is comprised of a minimum of five members who serve for five years, after which leaders may move into an advisory capacity. We are currently seeking statements of qualifications from individuals who are interested in serving on the Leadership Group (LG). We currently have up to two (2) open positions that would begin in January 2023 and end December 2027.


Characteristics of successful candidates:

Members should have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the profession’s knowledge of CCA. All candidates should be able to serve the KC as Chair, demonstrating the experience and leadership skills needed to establish and execute strategic initiatives on behalf of the KC and its membership.


Specific expectations:

  • 1 hr/month: Participate in monthly conference call
  • 2-10 hours/month (varies): Champion one of the primary initiatives and programs (and any associated project conference calls)
  • Conferences:
    • Strong priority: Attend, if possible, CCA symposium (virtual or in-person). May be partially reimbursed.
    • Priority: Attend annual three-day AIA Knowledge Leadership Assembly, usually in August. Partially reimbursed.
      • What is this? KLA provides an opportunity for knowledge community leaders, the Board Knowledge Committee, and AIA staff to network, share knowledge and best practices, and build coalitions. This is the most critical meeting to attend.
    • Preferred: Attend, if possible, AIA Conference on Architecture in the spring (June 2022: Chicago). Usually not reimbursed.


Qualifications statements:

  • Letter of Interest including a vision of what would you like to accomplish during your appointment
  • Resume with:
    • Professional accomplishments including contribution to, and attendance at KC events, subcommittee work, etc.
    • Skills include curriculum vitae outlining design experience, awards, publications, speaking events, knowledge sharing; what are the particular skills that you would bring to the committee that complement the existing leadership?
  • Letter of Commitment from a leader in your firm that demonstrates your firm’s commitment to supporting your involvement.


The American Institute of Architects actively promotes a diverse profession, including race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation. The CCA strives to be an inclusive Knowledge Community representing diversity of thought, geographic diversity, and traditional and non-traditional practice, as well as providing opportunities for seasoned professionals, associate members and young architects.


Please submit the above information via the following link by 5pm ET on Monday, October 17. We will continue to accept applications past the submission deadline—please send those to


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Questions? Contact Emma Tucker at