Community Mission

The mission of the Architectural Practice Community 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.

Join the Community of Interest

You can join any of our communities of interest by logging into your member profile and scrolling down to “Communities of Interest” and click to join.”

Community Chair

Edmond G. Gauvreau, FAIA, M.SAME

Organization Structure

Vice Chair for Collaboration with AIA: LTC H.W.Hugh Darville, AIA, PMP, Deputy Commander, USACE Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL

Vice Chair for Professional Education Programs: Jose Matute, AIA, Miami, FL

Vice Chair for Communication:  Laura Lavelle, AIA, PMP, Jacobs, Dallas, TX

Vice Chair for Collaboration among SAME local posts: Catherine Otis, AIA, NCARB, exp Federal, Chantilly, VA

Vice Chair for Collaboration among SAME Communities of Interest: Yvonne Lee, R.A., AIA, NCARB, M.SAME, U.S. Space Force, 50 CES/CEN,
Colorado Springs, CO

Stay Engaged

Urbahn Medal Recipient: Captain Dan Cook


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Education Opportunities

Monthly APC Meeting

When: Second Wednesday of Every Month at 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073

Dial In: United States:  +1 (571) 317-3129

Access Code:  921-502-01

“I love to serve the Society with my fellow SAME architects for such a good cause and along the way develop a strong bond both professionally and personally with these people. I can truly call them my friends.”

-J.J. Tang, FAIA, F.SAME, Chair, SAME Architectural Practice Committee 2013-2016