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

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; Chair

Luis Vazquez Rivera, Assoc. AIA; Secretary

Holly Harris, AIA; Past Co-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 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

Sara Fetterolf, Assoc. AIA; Co-Chair

Lucas Goldbach, AIA; Co-Chair

Young Architects Forum (YAF)

Justin Banda, Assoc. AIA; Co-Chair

Raquel Guzman Geara; Co-Chair