Produced by the Professional Practice Committee
Technology Conference

Digital transformation is revolutionizing the AECO industry, offering new ways to develop and construct the built environment. The use of cloud, data, and artificial intelligence is maximizing the creative potential of architects and engineers, by augmenting their ability to rapidly create, analyze, and optimize designs, while also streamlining processes and revealing actionable project insights. However, this rapid advancement of technological trends sometimes creates more questions than answers.

How can we better engage with clients using technology? How can we best manage practices? How can we build better and more efficiently? This conference gathers the AECO community to discuss how technology is reshaping the industry and provides a platform for designers, architects, and built environment professionals to embrace the new possibilities of digital and explore innovative solutions for their clients.

Join this year’s conference to:

  • Explore case studies embracing emerging technologies for winning project outcomes.
  • Broaden your own firm’s capacity by augmenting existing digital design workflows with real-time business intelligence.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of cloud, data, and artificial intelligence implemented in practice with afternoon breakout sessions.
  • Participate in the discussion at customized breakout sessions that will focus on tech trends, future of remote work, and the convergence of technology and practice.



Friday, March 1, 2024

8:00AM – 4:00PM

In Person: HED

550 S Hope St # 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90071

CES Learning Units: 6LUs Approved


AIALA Member – $120

Non-Member – $155

Student – $55




Support a conference that advances our profession, increase visibility for your firm, and pick up tickets for your staff.

Sponsor Opportunities for this year’s Technology Conference are now open.

Matt Menendez
Sports Venue Designer | Tech Futurist, Dahlin Architecture
Kevin Finch
Lecturer, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona
M. Casey Rehm
Partner, Studio MMR, SCI-Arc
Karen Compton
Principal, A3K Consulting, LLC
Zigmund Rubel, FAIA
CEO, Forsight digital
Laura Karnath, AIA
Architect, Walter P Moore

Aschley Yanda
Director of Sales, Urban Machine
Ron Smith, Affiliate AIA|LA
Account Executive, IMAGINiT Technologies
Heather Barker, Assoc. AIA
AIA|LA Board of Directors Academic Liaison, CSULB
Natalie Roe, WELL AP
Interior Designer / Jr. Medical Planner, HED
Dawn Bridges
Vice President of Professional Services, U.S. CAD
Yu-Ming Wei, AIA
Principal | Sector Operations Leader - Housing and Mixed Use

Kathleen Hetrick
Associate, Buro Happold, Bloomberg Fellow
Roan Isaku, AIA, NCARB
Associate | Practice Technology Leader, HED
Enoch Chow, RA, NCARB,
Director, Digital Engineering, Suffolk Construction
Sharon Woodworth, FAIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP
Associate Principal, HED
Rishabh Singhvi
Sr. Project Engineer and Director of Sustainability, Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers
Krai Charuwatsuntorn
Lecturer - California State University Long Beach

Tadeh Hakopian
BIM Program Manager
Thesla Collier, Int’l Assoc. AIA
Design Technology Manager, HNTB
Brendan Mullins
Regional Digital Delivery Lead, Stantec

Peter Devereaux, FAIA, LEED AP
Chair of the Board, Innovation Design Consortium
Ruquia Akter
Designer, Stantec
Paul Chavez
Associate, Arup

Chava Danielson, AIA
Principal, DSH // architecture
Clarissa Urquico, AIA
Associate, HED
Ian Keough
CEO and Founder, Hypar
Kerenza Harris
Director of Design Technology, Associate Principal, Morphosis Architects
Brian Fraumeni
Design Director and Senior Associate, Gensler


Michael Chang, AIA

Anne Algaze, AIA

Lauren Coles, AIA

Brian Skowvron, Assoc. AIA

Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Carlo Caccavale, Hon AIA|LA


Friends of Sponsors