1-Kimon Onuma, FAIA
Born in Athens, Greece, and raised in Japan, Kimon Onuma has a rich international background that has shaped his innovative approach to "Build Informed Environments." Growing up, he worked with his father, Joseph Onuma, in his architectural firm in Tokyo, which was established in 1972. Later, Kimon founded his own office in Pasadena, CA, continuing his family's legacy in architecture and design.
Kimon has made significant contributions to the industry through his creation of over 40 BIMStorms. These BIM charrettes have become known as the "Woodstock" for the building industry, with the most notable being the 24-hour BIMStorm LAX event in 2008. This groundbreaking collaboration brought together 133 design professionals and industry specialists from 11 countries to plan, design, and collaborate on 420 buildings, totaling over 55 million square feet. The event received a prestigious 2008 AIA TAP Award.
Throughout his career, Kimon has shared his expertise by presenting at more than 400 industry events domestically and internationally, as well as authoring numerous industry journals. Among his publications is the influential 2006 AIA Report on Integrated Practice, titled "The 21st Century Practitioner."
In recent years, Kimon has worked with various federal agencies through the National Institute of Building Sciences, including the Department of Defense Military Health System, Department of Veterans Affairs for healthcare strategic planning, programming and facility management, and the Department of State Overseas Building Operations. His unique approach emphasizes agile, lean, and implementable big ideas applicable to all stages of a facility's life-cycle.
As a thought leader, Kimon has served as the Past Chair of the Thought Leadership Subcommittee of the buildingSMART Alliance and held the position of 2013 AIA TAP Chair. He is also an active member of the National Institute of Building Sciences BIM and Digital Twin Committee. Kimon is committed to providing clients with innovative design and processes that serve as a catalyst for the building industry, continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the field.
2-Stephen Hagan, FAIA CCM
Stephen R Hagan FAIA CCM is recognized as an industry expert on technology | innovation , real estate, and the construction marketplace. In August 2012, Stephen retired from the federal government after 37 years and is now consulting about BIM, Innovation and Online Technologies. Steve is President | CEO of Hagan Technologies LLC in Reston, VA. Stephen is currently a member of the AIA Documents Committee.
Stephen was program and project management lead for the U.S. General Services Administration Public Buildings Service (GSA PBS) Project Information Portal (PIP) and a founding member of the GSA 3D / 4D Building Information Model (BIM) team.
The AIA TAP Innovation Awards Program, which Steve founded (as TAP BIM Awards) in 2003, in 2018 celebrated its 14th year and has included partnerships with COAA, IFMA, and the AGC BIM Forum and is a leading example of innovation and technology foresight for the Institute.
In 2012-13, Hagan Technologies partnered with Onuma Inc on development of a Strategic Plan and 5 Year Road Map for the Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS) and the world-wide facility management system (DMLSS-FM) for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Administration (VA).
In 2014, Hagan Technologies continued to support Onuma Inc with a new FED iFM initiative for the DoD Defense Health-care Administration (DHA) that will broadly support the entire FM community in the public sector and can broaden to the entire Design, Construction, Facilities Management / Operations communities. In 2015, Hagan Technologies branched out to include strategy and support for online, social media and collaborative technologies for the global travel industry. In 2016, through engagement with Geo-Buiz, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and NIST’s Smart Cities program, Hagan Technologies now is focused on emerging and innovative technologies supporting Smart | Connected | Sustainable | Resilient Cities and Urban Eco-Districts.
In 2017, Hagan provided leadership at the 2017 AIA National Convention in Orlando by creating and convening a Full Day Pre-convention workshop entitled: Game Changing Innovation--Designing the Future of Architecture, Construction and The Built Environment. In 2018, Hagan led an industry expert panel on Game Changing Innovation at A’18 in NYC. In 2019, Hagan is the author of Smart Cities for Architects and has provided numerous courses for PDH Academy, including, in 2020, Cybersecurity for Architects.
In 2020-21, Hagan has engaged with Procon Consulting in developing a Strategic Plan / Roadmap for BIM for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service (PBS). Additionally, Hagan has focused on Digital Documents and Game Changing Innovations.
3-Artificial Intelligence Agents
The AiAIA BIMStorm Charrette aims to facilitate collaboration between artificial intelligence (Ai) and architecture. The team of Ai agents is dedicated to advancing the field of architecture to revolutionize the way architects and designers think. By combining their expertise in Ai with the tools that architects use every day, such as BIM, GIS, databases, and online apps, our team is able to push the boundaries of what is possible in architectural design.
Our first Ai agent, an innovative language model, serves as a communication bridge between architects and other agents, allowing seamless conversations between the two. It can translate complex architectural concepts into machine-comprehensible language and facilitate the generation of design ideas and feedback.
Our second Ai agent is offering real-time design assistance to architects. Unlike other Ai agents, it can act autonomously by chaining together "thoughts" to achieve set goals, allowing architects to explore various design alternatives and optimize projects for sustainability and aesthetics.
Our third Ai agent specializes in creating stunning images by navigating the complex decision-making process inherent in architectural design decisions. It simulates and evaluates the impacts of design choices, empowering architects with data-driven insights to create resilient, adaptable, and future-proof designs.
Together, these Ai agents form an impressive team that enhances our collaborative environment and empowers architects to design better buildings and structures. They provide a glimpse into a future where AI is seamlessly integrated into the design process, working alongside architects and their tools to create spaces that inspire, nurture, and endure. With their help, we can unlock new possibilities and create a world where architecture is more sustainable, intelligent, and efficient than ever before.