Get involved with TAP

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, 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 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. We encourage all to participate in our international discourse by applying to serve on the Advisory Group or At-Large leadership group.

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?

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 closed and will reopen in the fall 2019.

Questions? Contact Melissa Morancy at melissamorancy@aia.org

TAP Advisory Group

Cory Brugger, Assoc. AIA
Culver City, California

Ryan E. Johnson AIA
Clark Nexen, Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Natasha Luthra | 2018 Chair

Charlie Williams
LPA Inc.
Irvine, California

Robert Yori, Assoc. AIA

New York


Nick Cameron

Casey Martin, AIA

Lewis Matthew Miller, AIA
University of Southern California
Los Angeles

Chris O'Hara
Studio NYL
Boulder, Colorado

Brad Prestbo, AIA
Watertown, Massachusetts

David Stone, AIA
Hitt Contracting
Washington, DC

Andrew Smith, AIA
Bentley Systems, Inc.
Mooresville, North Carolina

Marc Teer, AIA
Autodesk, Inc.



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