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: Amy Hardin, AIA and Maggie Scott, AIA

Board Liaison: Kelsey Oesmann, 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
  • Historic Preservation
  • Code Adoption

The Buntin Group, Hastings Architecture

Re:Form TN, A Podcast by AIA Middle Tennessee

Nashville is no stranger to disasters and challenges, but 2020 was a particularly tough year. From tornadoes and flooding to a global pandemic and a terror attack, our beloved city has been through it. In a new podcast series, AIA Middle Tennessee explores how Nashville can be more resilient - through business and dpractice, the built environment, and community and culture. Listen here or anywhere you get your podcasts.