Architectural Practice Community


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, increase the role of architecture within military/federal facilities, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.

Community Leaders
AP COI Chair: Catherine-Otis

Community Chair

Catherine Otis
AIA, NCARB, exp Federal, Chantilly, VA

Community Structure
Organization Structure

Vice Chair for Collaboration with AIA:

  • LTC H.W.Hugh DarvilleAIA, PMP, Deputy Commander, USACE Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, AL

Vice Chair for Professional Education Programs:

Vice Chair for Communication:

Vice Chair for Collaboration among SAME local posts

Vice Chair for Collaboration among SAME Communities of Interest

  • Yvonne Lee, R.A., AIA, NCARB, M.SAME, Chief of Project Management, 10 CES/CENM, US Air Force Academy, CO

Vice Chair for Annual Design Awards

  • J.J. Tang, FAIA, F.SAME, LEED AP, VP, Director of Federal Facilities, HDR
  • Paula J. Loomis, PhD, FAIA, FSAME, AICP, LEED AP, SAP, Director of Research, Senior Architect, Senior Planner, The Urban Collaborative, LLC

Vice Chair for Urbahn Medal & JETC Sessions

  • David Packard, RA, F.SAME

SAME National Webinars

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