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

Co-chairs: Mike Engel, Assoc. AIA and Adam Wilbrecht, AIA
Co-chair elect: Brandon Pike, Assoc. AIA
Staff liaison: Deanna Christiansen, Hon. AIAMN
Meeting date: Starting in February 2019, this group will meet on the third Thursday every other month at 5:00 PM. Locations will change each meeting. 

2019 Scheduled Meetings

Below are the topics to be explored by the TAP KC throughout 2019. Each topic will span two months including a survey one month, and a meeting and discussion the next. Meetings are from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at varying locations.

02.21.19  Technology In Practice – What are the tools in use today?
Location: Cuningham Group Architecture
Survey link:
04.18.19  Computation & Generative Design in the Practice of Architecture
Location: Alliiance

06.20.19  Interoperability
Location: ESG

08.15.19  Design Collaboration “Models” – How do teams collaborate internally and externally between model platforms?

10.17.19 Sketching Today: A discussion focused on what it means to Sketch in a world of Technology and BIM
Location: Ryan Companies – Minneapolis Office

12.19.19   Look Back at 2019 – What has changed and what remains the same?