Personal Greeting Brian McLaren, AIA

Council On Tall Buildings And Urban Habitat

Contact Details

Council On Tall Buildings And Urban Habitat
Washington, DC


Brian McLaren, AIA, is Senior Director at The American Institute of Architects. In addition to being on staff at AIA National, Brian is also an architect and member who had his own practice in Texas for 10 years specializing in sustainable design and urban renewal. He has been a writer and editor of an award winning regional architecture magazine, and has an MBA in information systems. His role at AIA national currently is a team member and product owner for AIA's Digital Transformation initiative.

Specialties: Managing creative project teams.
Motivating diverse groups of stakeholders towards a common goal.

Architecturally speaking:
Urban Infill, Sustainability, Walkable Communities, Residential Design, Commercial Design, Interior Space Planning... changing the world we live in for the better.


Oklahoma State University
1998 To 1999

Oklahoma State University
B. Arch
1991 To 1996

Job History

The American Institute of Architects
Sr. Director, Product Strategy
January 2015 - present

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Senior Director, Component Information & Resources
June 2011 - present

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Sr. Director, Component Resources
June 2011 - January 2015

AIA Dallas
Editor: Columns Magazine
January 2008 - June 2011

Ware Architecture
January 2003 - November 2010

SHW Group
Special Projects Manager
January 2000 - December 2002
Web & Business Development
May 1999 - January 2000

Project Manager: SAP Discovery Documentation Communications Coordinator
May 1998 - September 1998

Booziotis Company
Intern Architect
May 1996 - August 1998