JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
HDR Architecture Inc.
Principal, Federal Programs
8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60631
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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.
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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 Architectural Practice Committee will host a quarterly conference call on Wednesday, October 23 2013 from 2:00 – 3:15 EDT. 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.
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm, Eastern Daylight Time; 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm, Central Daylight Time; Noon to 1:15 pm Mountain Daylight Time; 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, Pacific Daylight Time; 10:00 am to 11:15 am, Alaska Daylight Time; 9:00 am to 10:15 am, Hawaii Daylight Time.
The agenda includes a committee focus area initiatives update, 1 AIA LU/HSW/SD credited presentation, and open discussion.
The U.S Department of Defense spends over $10 billion annually on design and construction at its sites across the globe, making it the largest developer in the world. Past construction and design practices have led to sprawling compounds that are difficult to defend, demand a heavy reliance on the automobile, and consume an inordinate amount of resources. The UFC on Installation Master Planning, published in May 2012, helps master planners develop an awareness of today’s planning constraints and opportunities anchored by a list of sustainable planning tenets that provide overarching guidance and planning policy.