Knowledge Communities

AIA Chicago Knowledge Communities offer members the chance to engage with the issues that are most dear to their practice.

Click here to read a description of all the AIA National Knowledge Communities.

Contact AIA Chicago to request more information regarding specific KCs.

See below for a current listing of 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

CIC  Blog


Greg Klosowski, AIA, chair

Josh Mings, AIA, co-chair

Design for Aging

Steve Montgomery, AIA, co-chair

Heidi Wang, AIA, co-chair


Lynne Sorkin, AIA, co-chair

Peter Schlossman, AIA, co-chair


Jason Sippel, AIA, chair

David Swain, AIA, co-chair

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

Susan Heinking, AIA, advisor

Healthcare KC

Maureen Blossfeld, AIA, chair

Marybeth Dietz, AIA, co-chair

Tyler Schwede, EDAC, secretary

Brian Dennen, AIA, 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

Jason Golub, AIA, co-chair

Regional & Urban Planning

Steve Wilson, AIA, AICP, 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

Nick Niedospial, AIA, CPHC, co-chair

Peter Stutz, AIA, co-chair

Lee Fink, AIA, programs

Young Architects Forum

Sarah Floyd, Assoc. AIA, co-chair

Rossy Iovtcheva, Assoc. AIA, co-chair

Nate White, Assoc. AIA, co-chair

YAF Meetup Page