The AIA MN TAP Knowledge Community – Technology in Architecture Practice – meets to discuss the impact of technology on the architectural profession with a cross-disciplinary mix of architects, contractors, educators, lawyers, and manufacturers.


  • Keep members informed of the impact of technology on the way buildings are designed, constructed, and operated
  • Provide a discussion forum that includes participants from across the industry
  • Connect members to resources at the state, national, and international levels

2018 Scheduled Meetings

02.22.18  Group Discussion: What’s driving your firm’s culture, technology, and growth strategies?

04.19.18  Panel discussion: Where is the practice of architecture heading?

06.21.18  Is interoperability possible? Data driven architecture: A look at generative design,, Dynamo, cloud computing and new tools driving architecture. 

08.16.18 Panel discussion: Technology and Design – How has technology influenced design over the past 4 decades?

10.18.18 TBD

12.13.18  A technology retrospective on the influences of technology – past, present and future. Drafting to CAD to BIM to Generative design.

Mike Hnastchenko, AIA and Mike Engel, Assoc. AIA
Staff liaison: Deanna Christiansen
Meeting date: Starting in February 2018, this group will meet on the third Thursday every other month at 5:00 PM. Locations will change each meeting. All meetings will be available via “GoToMeeting” virtually.