SAME establishes Architectural Practice Committee


SAME has established a new Architectural Practice Committee, which is an outgrowth of an architectural group that was formed in October 2012 by prior recipients of the SAME Urbahn Medal. These award recipients, who are architects recognized for their eminent and notable contribution in the field of architecture, serve as the advisory board for the committee.

The chair of the Architectural Practice Committee is JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP, HDR Inc., Chicago, Ill. Tang was the 2010 recipient of the Urbahn Medal.

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.

The SAME Architectural Committee is organized into four focus areas:

Vice Chair for Collaboration with AIA
Paula Loomis, FAIA, LEED AP, USACE Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Goals: presence at AIA national convention, involving in AIA Federal Practice Committee

Vice Chair for Professional Education Programs
Rad Delaney, AIA, FSAME, Philadelphia, Pa.
Goals: Establishing architectural sessions at the SAME national conference and at other major regional conferences, supporting SAME continued education programs.

Vice Chair for Communications
Kathleen Reid, AIA, NAVFAC Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.
Goals: developing an architectural committee web page on the SAME website, and by holding bi-monthly conference calls with guest speakers to reach out to SAME architects.

Vice Chair for Coordination among SAME Posts
Homer Guy, AIA, FSAME, J.W. Waller Associates, San Antonio, Texas
Goals: establishing architectural points of contact at SAME regional and local levels and implementing SAME programs certified by AIA.

The SAME Architecture Practice Committee leadership welcomes your input and participation. For details on upcoming events and activities, please visit the committee webpage at The first committee video conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Details on the video conference, including call-in number and conference call agenda, is posted on the committee webpage.

If you have suggestions, or would like to be included on committee event notices, please contact Committee Chair JJ Tang at; or contact any of the committee vice chairs.

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