Conference Program and Speakers Listed Below 

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, February 24, 2023


In Person: HED

550 S. Hope Street,  Suite 2500, Los Angeles, CA 90071

CES Learning Units: 6LUs



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 closed.


Brian Skowvron, Assoc. AIA
Alex Ault
Nicole Buhles, Assoc. AIA
Michael Chang, AIA
Lauren Coles, AIA
Thesla Collier                                  Janvi Kanani, AIA
Josh Weiss
Melvin Williams
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Carlo Caccavale, Hon AIA|LA

Leslie Sydnor
AIA – President, AIA|LA & Director, Cumming
Brian Skowvron
Assoc. AIA – Senior Associate, GRUEN ASSOCIATES
Sam Keville

Studio BIM Leader, NBBJ
Thesla Collier

Senior Associate, Gensler
Troy Barbu

Senior Associate, BIM & Technology Solutions Manager, AECOM
Michael Chang

AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, CASp, NCARB, CDT – Studio Principal, AC Martin

Melvin Williams, III

Regional Practice Technology Leader, HKS
Leo Salcé
Principal, Avant Leap
Alex Ault

BIM Manager, REX Engineering Group
Craig Atkinson
AIA, LEED AP, NOMA – Director & Senior Principal, Arcadis IBI Group
Joe Eichenseer
Director – Building Lifecycle Solutions, North America at IMAGINiT Technologies
Jason Rostar
CM-BIM - Corporate Practice Technology Leader, HED

Evelyn Lee
FAIA - Global Head of Workplace Strategy and Innovation at Slack Technologies
Josh Weiss
Logic Technology Consulting Group
Je’Nen M. Chastain
MBA, Assoc. AIA – Founder, Apostrophe Consulting
Lauren Coles
AIA, LEED BD+C, CDT - Senior Associate & Project Manager, CO Architects
Kevin Soohoo
Director of AEC, Egnyte
Blaine Grantham
CM-BIM - Founding Partner, TITAN AEC

Nash Reyes, Assoc. AIA
Director of Technology, HMC Architects
Troy Gates
Director of Innovation, VinZero U.S. CAD
Stella Debibi
Managing Director/ Strategic Growth, Corbis Studio
Brian Martin, MBA
Meta Infrastructure Engineering
Liwen Zhang, AIA
Meta Infrastructure Design
Güvenç Özel
Principal, Ozel Office and Lecturer, UCLA AUD

Shobhit Baadkar
Founding Partner, TITAN AEC