The promise of smart buildings and smart cities includes greater sustainability, reduction of costs, and the fostering of greater well-being and health for Angelenos, clients, and communities. It is placemaking of the future that is happening today.

To equip members, architects, designers, students, city builders, and neighborhood members with the answers, the AIALA convenes the Smart Buildings/Smart Cities Conference full of experts, innovators and inspirers.

Scroll down to discover who they are, view the event program, and register.


Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

8:30A – 12:30P (both days)

A Virtual Conference – on ZOOM

CES Learning Units: 3 LU/HSW per day


Two Day Pass

$50 – AIA Members

$70 – Non-Members

One Day Pass

$30 – AIA Members

$40 – Non-Members

Free for Students

Purchase tickets for 2-day passes and for Day One, only, Here

Purchase tickets for Day Two, only, Here


To support the Smart Cities Smart Buildings AIALA Technology Conference as a sponsor, with visibility and tickets for your firm, click here.

Conference Moderator
Cory Brugger, AIA
Principal & Chief Technology Officer, HKS, Inc.
Tuesday (2/9) Keynote
Indy Johar
Dark Matter Labs

Dave Low
Principal, Agatewood Consulting & Executive Director, 2030 District Network
Michael Lake
President & CEO, Leading Cities
Aishwarya Narayana
Director of Conscious Design Development, The Centre for Conscious Design & Lab Lead, Hume
Ryan-Alexander Thomas
President & CEO, Umanity Inc.
Courtney Cogdill
Program Manager, The Accelerator Hub at The Ion Houston
Kimberly W. LaGrue
Chief Information Officer, City of New Orleans

Casey Mahon, AIA
Regional Director of Delivery, Willow
Scott Turnbull,
Director of Technology, US Ignite
Nerissa Moray
Director, Planning & Delivery, Sidewalk Labs
Jonathan Ward, FAIA
Design Partner, NBBJ
Benson Chan
Senior Partner, Strategy of Things

Aaron Deacon
Managing Director, KC Digital Drive
Ashley Z. Hand, AIA
Co-founder, Cityfi
Lilly Shoup
Founder & Principal, Shoup Strategies & Interim Executive Director, Urban Movement Labs
Alessio Grancini
Prototyper Engineer at Magic Leap
Lucia Tahan
Product Designer, Facebook Reality Labs

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