Knowledge Communities

AIA Chicago Knowledge Communities offer members the chance to engage with the issues that most important to them. Contact AIA Chicago to request more information regarding specific KCs.

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AIA Chicago Knowledge Communities:

2030 Commitment Working Group

Arathi Gowda, AIA, AICP, co-chair

Scott Farbman, AIA, co-chair

AIA/Chicago Area CRAN

Greg Howe, AIA, co-chair

Julie Hacker, FAIA, co-chair

Community Interface Committee (CIC)

Erin Sanchez, AIA, co-chair

David Sikorski, AIA, co-chair

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Greg Klosowski, AIA, co-chair

Josh Mings, AIA, co-chair

Design for Aging

Steve Montgomery, AIA, co-chair

Heidi Wang, AIA, co-chair


Lynne Sorkin, AIA, co-chair

Vuk Vujovic, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, co-chair


Jason Sippel, AIA, chair

David Swain, AIA, co-chair

Saranya Gunasingh, Intl. Assoc. AIA, co-chair

Healthcare KC

Marybeth Dietz, AIA, chair

Roderic Walton, AIA, co-chair

Holly Hlarris, AIA, secretary

July Tole, Proff. Affl., treasurer

Historic Resources

Jonathan Fine, AIA, co-chair

Ellen Stoner, AIA, chair

Interior Architecture

Susan Brain, AIA, PMP, co-chair

John Hopkins, AIA, co-chair

Practice Management

Ben Johnson, AIA, co-chair

Iana Kolev, AIA, co-chair

Tony Gosetti, AIA, co-chair

Regional & Urban Planning

Doug Smith, AIA, chair

Richard Wilson, Assoc. AIA, AICP, co-chair

Small Practitioners Group

Laura Garcia, AIA, co-chair

Frank Michalski, AIA, co-chair

Chyanne Husar, AIA, events

Technical Issues

Lee Fink, AIA, programs

David Babnigg, AIA

Young Architects Forum

Madeline Toth, AIA, chair