Hosted by: AIA Middle Tennessee 
Local Contact: Natalie Goodrum   

Regional Venue 

November 9, 2018
Barge Design Solutions*
615 Third Avenue South, Nashville TN 37210
8:30am-6pm (Local Time)

There is no better time than now to develop yourself as a leader, especially in your own community and region. Every day our area representatives are looking for experts to provide leadership and guide them through complicated environmental, civic, and social responsibility.  As architects, we are trained to look at the intricate layers of complex issues and provide rational, educated, and thoughtful solutions to some of the most challenging problems, including those that surround you.  Let’s make architects the leaders of our communities!  

Participants will earn up to 6.25 LU|HSW 

Follow the discussion online #AIALi18 or #AIALi18_TN

*Parking is available in the garage attached to the building.

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Nashville Design Week is a week-long, city-wide series of interdisciplinary programs and events to unite the design community, promote collaboration and idea sharing, engage the public, and elevate the impact of Nashville’s design economy.



Barge Design Solutions 615 Third Avenue South, Nashville TN 37210



Ann M. McGauran, AIA Tennessee State Architect

Ann has over 25 years of architectural, project management and real estate operations experience, primarily with large multi-facility institutions. Ann is NCARB certified and earned her initial architectural licensure from Florida and is currently licensed in Tennessee. In February 2017, the Tennessee State Building Commission (SBC) voted unanimously to appoint Ann as State Architect. Ann is the first woman to serve Tennessee in this capacity since the position was created in 1955. This role includes promoting quality in design and construction, sound fiscal management, fair competition for work, and proactive planning and decision making. The SBC approves improvements to State Property; demolition of buildings; and acquisitions, disposals and lease of property.


Bryan Seely - HCA

Bryan Seely serves as Assistant Vice President of Architecture and Design Services. His primary areas of focus include space planning, functional operational flow, exterior imagery and interior finishes. Bryan manages a staff of 5 in-house managers with an average load of 70 active design projects annually, valued over $1 billion. His responsibilities also include planning and development of capital projects for HCA’s international operations. He began his career in 1986 as an architect with Earl Swensson Associates, specializing in hospital design. In 1999, Bryan joined HCA as Manager of Strategic Planning, where he focused on market analysis, capacity planning and concept development.

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Michael Lejong, AIA  MAHG

Michael Lejong, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been a principle partner at MAHG since 2001. He has served as the AIA Arkansas Fort Smith Section Chair and in 2012, served as Chapter President. Michael has also been active as AIA Arkansas’ representative on the AIA State Government Network national committee and serves as the AIA Arkansas Legislative Affairs committee chair. In 2015, he was appointed as a Regional Representative on the AIA Small Firm Exchange. In addition to actively representing the AIA, Michael has chaired the City of Greenwood Economic Development Commission since 2015. In June 2017, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson appointed Michael to the State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers for a 5-year term.

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Trace Blankenship  Bone McAllester Norton

Trace Blankenship is an attorney and one of the initial members of the Nashville-based law firm Bone McAllester Norton PLLC. For over 20 years, he has regularly advised boards of directors, chief executives, and entrepreneurs on the strategy, structure, and execution of significant business transactions. Trace has been named to Best Lawyers in Americain 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, banking/finance, and nonprofit governance. He was selected for the Nashville Business Journal’s 2018 “Best of the Bar” among corporate/securities lawyers in Nashville. As a faculty member of the Young Leaders Council, he helps train 150+ young professionals every year about the legal responsibilities and best practices of effective, engaged board members.