AIA Middle Tennessee is committed to elevating the stature of the component and its members as advocates for legislation that advances the profession of architecture.


We give voice to our shared values as architects in order to influence the shape of our neighborhoods and our world and to ensure the future health of our profession – through action and communication at the local, state and national levels.


The AIA Middle Tennessee government affairs committee conducts these advocacy efforts throughout the year. See below for current advocacy efforts. For more information or to get involved with the government affairs committee, contact Lauren Brown.


Government Affairs Committee:

Chair: Kelsey Oesmann, AIA

Board Liaison: Whitney Johnson, Assoc. AIA


AIA Middle Tennessee also supports the efforts of AIA Tennessee at the state level. For more information on state advocacy efforts, click here.

To contribute to state and national advocacy efforts, visit the TAPAC and ArchiPAC

Current Initiatives

  • Transit
  • Housing
  • Sustainability
  • Resiliency
  • Light Pollution
  • Historic Preservation
  • Code Adoption

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