TAP Leadership Nominations

Nominations are due October 3 


General 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 a project that advances the profession and the collective work of the AIA. Traditionally each group is led by five leaders and supported by project-based committees along with partial AIA staff support.

As an AIA Knowledge Community, 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. Technology in Architectural Practice monitors 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. On behalf of TAP, we encourage all to participate in our international discourse by applying to serve on the at large leadership group and perhaps become a part of the smaller Advisory Group (AG).


Duties and Expectations

  • Assist in increasing engagement with TAP by helping plan web content, education and the AIA/TAP Innovation Awards
  • Present knowledge at associated organizational events, typically one to two times a year. Travel for these events may or may not be reimbursed.
  • Participate in monthly coordination conference calls and general administrative functions of TAP
  • Help continue the improvement of AIA TAP’s Innovation Awards by working with allied organizations and other Knowledge Communities
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of AIA TAP’s annual conference Building Connections that takes place in January in Washington, DC

Submission requirements

  • Letter of interest including a vision (of what would you like to accomplish during your appointment as an AG member).
  • Resume including:
    • Professional accomplishments 
    • Skills (include curriculum vitae outlining learning environment design, awards, publications, speaking events, knowledge sharing; what are the particular skills that you would bring to the committee that complement the existing AG).
  • Letter of commitment (include a statement of commitment from a leader in your firm that demonstrates your firm’s commitment to supporting your involvement as an AG member).

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


Submissions are due October 3, 2016

Begin your application >

Questions? Contact Melissa Morancy at melissamorancy@aia.org

Leadership Group

Robert Yori, Assoc. AIA, 2016 Chair
New York, New York

Cory Brugger, 2017 Chair Elect
Culver City, CA

Jeffrey W. Ouellette, Assoc. AIA, IES**
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.
Austin, TX

Brian Skripac, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C**
Pittsburgh, PA

At-Large Advisory Group

Luciana Burdi
Deputy Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at Massachusetts Port Authority
Boston, MA

Stephen Hagan, FAIA **
Hagan Technologies, LLC
Washington, DC

Angi Izzi
Autodesk, Inc.
Orlando, Fl

Calvin Kam, AIA, PhD, PE, LEED AP **
bimSCORE & Stanford University—CIFE
Stanford, CA 

Natasha Luthra
Philadelphia, PA

Lee Miller, Assoc. AIA
San Francisco, CA

Kimon G. Onuma, FAIA**
Onuma, Inc.
Pasdena, CA

Alexandra Pollock
New York, NY

Tony Rinella, Assoc. AIA **
Berkley, CA

David Scheer, AIA **
Scheer & Scheer, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT

Andrew Smith, AIA
Bentley Systems, Inc.
Mooresville, NC

Mark Teer
Autodesk, Inc.
Chicago, IL


** indicates past TAP chair