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. 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.
In the ever-changing whirlwind of modern technology, there is certainly no shortage of options to choose from. We are constantly presented with the latest tools for innovation—each with a specific purpose. However, at the core of design practice and managing the built environment, how can industry leaders distinguish which of these tools are transformative and which are simply hype? From changing workflows and driving innovation to improving productivity and increasing profits, the technologies we utilize have the capacity to create waves of change within our industries and beyond.On January 13, colleagues and industry leaders came together to discuss differing perspectives on how automation, augmented decision making, design analysis, and computational design will impact the future of practice, and our industry.