Architectural Practice Committee

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Committee Chair

JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
HDR Architecture Inc.
Principal, Federal Programs
8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60631
773.380.7900
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Current Activity

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE CALL
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Mission Statement

The mission of the Architectural Practice Committee is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.

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Welcome Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Architectural Practice Committee of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

The SAME Executive Committee approved the establishment of the new Architectural Practice Committee, effective Nov. 16, 2012. It is my honor and privilege to serve as your committee’s first chair. The committee is an outgrowth of an architectural group which was formed in October 2012 with prior recipients of the SAME national Urbahn Medal which is awarded annually to one SAME architect for his or her eminent and notable contribution in the field of architecture. The Urbahn Medal group will serve as the advisory board for the national Architectural Practice Committee.

Our intent is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.

The committee is organized into four focus areas:

  • Vice Chair for Collaboration with AIA
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, PMP, Sustainability Program Manager, USACE
    Goals: presence at AIA national convention, involving in AIA Federal Practice Committee
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  • Vice Chair for Professional Education Programs
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , AIA, FSAME, Philadelphia, Pa.
    Goals: Establishing architectural sessions at the SAME national conference and at other major regional conferences, supporting SAME continued education programs.
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  • Vice Chair for Communications
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , R.A., PMP, USACE, Omaha, NE.
    Goals: developing an architectural committee web page on the SAME website, and holding bi-monthly conference calls with guest speakers to reach out to SAME architects.
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  • Vice Chair for Coordination among SAME local posts
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , AIA, FSAME, J.W. Waller Assoc., San Antonio, Texas
    Goals: establishing architectural points of contact at SAME regional and local levels and implementing SAME programs certified by AIA.
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SAME Architecture Practice Committee leadership invite you to join us to build a successful committee in the coming years to best serve SAME architects. If you have any suggestions or input, or would like to be included on committee event notices, please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee officers.

Sincerely,
JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
Society of American Military Engineers
Chair, Architectural Practice Committee


Events and Announcements

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE CALL

The Architectural Practice Committee's most recent quarterly conference call was on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm EDT. The agenda included a committee focus area initiatives update, credited presentation, and open discussion titled "Bird in Hand: Getting the Most out of Existing Buildings"- 1 AIA LU/HSW presented by Ben Moore, AICP, LEED AP O+M.

Moore discussed how well managed, existing buildings can lead to recurring opportunities to save money, boost productivity and even generate revenue utilizing several tools. These tools include ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and its embedded Sustainable Buildings Checklist, as well as the LEED and Green Globes rating systems developed by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Building Initiative (GBI). Each has varying processes, requirements, and results, yet together, they help capture a range of benefits from enhancing a company’s bottom line to helping a public agency comply with regulations.
 
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Meetings and Presentations

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Downloadable Resources

SAME Urbahn Medal History and past recipients

Allied Organizations

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) - The Public Architects Committee promotes excellence in public architecture and enhances the role of the public architect as an essential element in the planning, design, construction, and management of public facilities.
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