Knowledge Communities & Affinity Groups

AIA Chicago Knowledge Communities and Affinity Groups offer members the chance to engage with the issues most important to them. To get involved, check out the Calendar of Events or email

AIA National also has a wide array of Knowledge Communities working at the National level. Click here to read a description of all the national AIA Knowledge Communities.


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Knowledge Communities:

2030 Commitment Working Group

Scott Farbman, AIA; Chair


Architecture for Justice

Gregory Cook, AIA, CCHP; Co-Chair

Eric Davis, AIA; Co-Chair

Fred Moyer, FAIA; Co-Chair


Building Enclosure Council-Chicago

Matt Filippini, AIA, M.ASCE, Chairperson

Patrick Keeney, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP O+M , Chairperson-Elect

Rebecca Booth, Past Chairperson

Eric Overby, Treasurer

Bryan Rouse, Secretary


Community Engagement

Erin Sanchez, AIA; Co-Chair

David Sikorski, AIA; Co-Chair


Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

J. Scott Crowe, AIA; Co-Chair

Celeste Robbins, AIA; Co-Chair



Greg Klosowski, AIA; Co-Chair

Josh Mings, AIA; Co-Chair

Lori Day, AIA; Events


Design for Aging

Steve Montgomery, AIA; Co-Chair

Heidi Wang, AIA; Co-Chair



Lynne Sorkin, AIA; Co-Chair

Jonathan Fair; Co-Chair

Peter Schlossman, AIA



 Saranya Gunasingh, Intl. Assoc. AIA; Co-Chair

Jason Sippel, AIA; Co-Chair

David Swain. AIA; Co-Chair

Kelly Moynihan, AIA, Events


Healthcare KC

Cam Twohey, AIA; Co-Chair

Luis Vazquez Rivera, Assoc. AIA; Co-Chair and Secretary

Denise Haberkorn, Prof. Affl., treasurer

Holly Harris, AIA; Past Chair


Historic Resources

Ellen Stoner, AIA; Chair


Interior Architecture

Susan Brain, AIA, PMP; Co-Chair

John Hopkins, AIA; Co-Chair

Charles Cunov, AIA; Events


Practice Management

Ben Johnson, AIA; Co-Chair

Iana Kolev, AIA; Co-Chair

Sam Luckino, AIA; Events


Regional & Urban Planning



SMALL FIRM EXCHANGE (SFx), (formerly Small Practitioners Group)

Frank Michalski, AIA; Chair


Technical Issues

Lee Fink, AIA; Co-Chair

David Babnigg, AIA; Co-Chair

Calli Verkamp, AIA; Events


Affinity Groups:

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Committee

Natalie Hicks, AIA; Co-Chair

David Mulder, AIA; Co-Chair


LGBTQI+ Alliance

Lucas Goldbach, AIA; Co-Chair

Hao Phung, AIA; Co-chair


Young Architects Forum (YAF)

Justin Banda, Assoc. AIA; Co-Chair

Raquel Guzman Geara, AIA; Co-Chair