AIA Building Connections Congress

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Date(s) - 01/13/2020
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm


On January 13th,  AIA National is hosting the annual Technology in Architectural Practice – Building Connections Congress at AIA HQ in DC.

This year, the focus is on computational design and a full program description, schedule, and speaker list can be found below.

It’s free to attend – and for the first time a live stream (registration required) is being offered if you don’t want to trek into the city.

The AIACV TAP committee is organizing an “off-site conference” for component members who want to share professional discussion and debate concurrently with the streaming program.  Grimm+Parker Architects has volunteered a conference room for viewing and coffee/snacks will be provided by AIACV.  Additional downtown locations available depending on interest.

Please indicate in your RSVP whether you wish to attend:

  1. the morning session (8:30-12)
  2. afternoon session (1-4:30)
  3. full day


Location: 123 E. Main St., 2nd Floor, Charlottesville, 22902

Questions and RSVPs may be directed to William Abrahamson ( or Bethany Pritchard (


Perspectives: Practice and the Future of Computational Design Technologies

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.

Join fellow colleagues and industry leaders at the Building Connections Congress on January 13, where we will discuss differing perspectives on how automation, augmented decision making, design analysis, and computational design will impact the future of practice, and our industry.

For the first time, this event will be live streamed and recorded through the AIAU platform. Attend in person or through live streaming, linked here.