This conference posits that architects need new skill sets in addition to new technologies to reclaim their role as leaders

in the enterprise of designing and constructing our built environment:

  1. If architects are to operate successfully and efficiently within the increasingly complex and fast‐paced design development process, they need to harness the potential of emerging technologies.

  1. If they are to synthesize and coordinate the multi‐faceted design and construction process, architects need to create a framework for inclusive discussions within these collaborative teams.

  1. If they are to be respected as leaders, architects need to communicate with their collaborators as equal partners in design. In short, architects must learn to lead integrated and collaborative teams.

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Erin Carraher, AIA & David Scheer, AIA

Site Chair:

Heather Vance, AIA Executive Director