As the SAME Architectural Practice Community of Interest (APCOI) chair, my areas of focus are industry-government engagement, mentorship, SAME’s design awards program, and growing recognition of APCOI. The mission of APCOI is to unite architects worldwide who work within the federal market and provide a supportive and knowledge-rich community.
Our work is unique and specialized—there is no other organization for architects specifically working with federal, mission-driven clients focused on national security. Within SAME, there is so much value in networking and mentoring, understanding other’s experiences, and collaborating to enrich our professional careers.
We join forces to help provide impact for our industry, our clients, and the next generation and to leave behind a continuous commitment to serve the organization. I get so much satisfaction from working with my peers and federal agency decision-makers at great SAME events, such as the annual small business conference (SBC).
Recently, I was elected second vice president for the SAME Northern Virginia Post. I’m looking forward to supporting the post in this expanded role!