TAP: Call for new leaders!

When:  Jun 16, 2023 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM (ET)

2024 Call for Applications for the TAP Leadership

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, Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of 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.

The TAP Leadership consists 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 joining the leadership group. We have at least one open position that would begin in January 2024 and end December 2028.

Characteristics of successful candidates

Members should have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the profession’s knowledge of TAP. 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 hour/month: Participate in one-hour monthly conference call

  • 2-10 hours/month (varies): Champion one of the primary initiatives (eg Symposium, Innovation Grant) and programs (and any associated project conference calls), engage the TAP community via forum postings

  • Conferences:

    • High priority: Attend annual three-day AIA Knowledge Leadership Assembly, usually in August. Partially reimbursed. May be in-person or virtual in 2024.

      • What is this? KLA provides an opportunity for knowledge community leaders, the Board Knowledge Committee (KC), and AIA staff to network, share knowledge and best practices, and build coalitions. This is the most critical meeting to attend.

    • High priority: Attend the annual TAP Symposium (previously known as BCC) - may be virtual, or co-located with the AIA Conference on Architecture in 2024. 

    • Preferred: Attend, if possible, AIA Conference on Architecture in the spring. Usually not reimbursed. In-person in 2024 in Washington, DC.

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. TAP 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. The submission form will open on May 15. Applications are due by June 16 at 5pm ET



Questions? Contact Emma Tucker at emmatucker@aia.org.