JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
HDR Architecture Inc.
Principal, Federal Programs
8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60631
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.
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:
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.
JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
Society of American Military Engineers
Chair, Architectural Practice Committee
The SAME Architectural Practice Committee will hold its quarterly teleconference on 24 April (Wednesday), 2013.
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm East Standard Time; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Central Standard Time; noon to 1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time; 11:00 am to noon, Pacific Standard Time; 10:00 am to 11:00 am Alaskan Standard Time; 9:00 am to 10:00 am Hawaii Standard Time.
Video conference call in number: For web connection, go to: https://www.spiderphone.com/05698937 (This link will help connect both your browser) and dial +1 212-812-2800 and enter 0569 8937 for phone connection.
The agenda includes, committee focus area initiatives update, 1 AIA LU/HSW credited presentation, and open discussion. A copy of the presentation will be provided in the Resources section of the committee webpage after the event.
Our guest speaker is Mr. Bill Brown. Topic for this 45 minutes presentation is “The Development of Military Architecture in the Department of Defense”
Bill Brown, P.E., Hon AIA, FSAME is Executive Vice President of Page Southerland Page, LLP. He was the Deputy Director, Military Programs, HQs U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, SES-5. He directed execution of the COEs’ annual 10 Billion dollar Military Construction Program for Defense components, and foreign nations and he provided direction to a field organization consisting of 8 divisions, 40 districts and 15,000 personnel. Bill is also a National Vice President of the Society of American Military Engineers and Chair of the SAME College of Fellows.
In 1986 the American Institute of Architects bestowed Honorary Membership upon Bill for his leadership in substantially improving the quality of military facilities throughout the world. In 2003, he received an AIA Presidential Citation for his continued outstanding leadership and commitment to design excellence.