Architects’ Legislative Day on the Hill & Reception


2020 Legislative Day on the Hill

Wednesday, February 26

Join architects from across the state will meet with their legislators and key officials in Nashville to advocate for the profession and the built environment! Save the date and join us on Tennessee’s Capitol Hill. This is a day that you won’t want to miss! Online registration is now open.

Mentoring the next generation of architects as advocates…please identify at least one Emerging Professional from your office and invite them to join you, so they can learn about the legislative process from you!  We have a special rate just for Associates and EPs licensed less than two years.

Schedule of Events 

9:30 AM – Arrive in Nashville and allow time for parking and going through security (see below for more information)

10:00 AM – Registration open – Legislative Lounge – TN State Capitol – Pick up name tags and packets

10:30 AM – Noon –  Kick-off,  Legislative Briefing and Lunch – Legislative Lounge – TN State Capitol (1 LU)

  • We will have the pleasure to hear from House Speaker Cameron Sexton, Governor’s Office and Deputy Commissioner John Hull from the Department of General Services. We will conclude with the brief overview of the issue topics to be discussed during the Day.

Noon – 2:30 PM – Legislative Visits – Cordell Hull Building

2:30 – 4:30 PM – Afternoon Sessions – 8th Floor – Cordell Hull Building

  • The Value Proposition:Getting Compensated for the Value your Firm Brings to a Client/Project – presented by Linda Marzialo, AIA (1 LU)
  • From A to IZ: Understanding Affordable Housing – presented by Kelsey Oesmann, AIA (1 LU)

5:00 – 7:00 PM – Design & Construction Joint Legislative Reception – Woolworth on 5th

Please allow time to park, walk over to the Tennessee State Capitol. There are two ways to enter: 1. Through the Motlow Tunnel at the entrance on at 600 Charlotte Ave, or 2. Through the tunnel in the Cordell Hull Building (where the legislative offices are located).  

The Cordell Hull Building located at 425 5th Ave. North, Nashville, TN (see map below). Be sure to bring a government-issued I.D. and be prepared to go through security as you would at the airport.

Hotel Options

Please be sure to ACT when you receive a Call to Action from us on legislation! It’s imperative that our legislators hear from their constituents on issues that are important to the Profession.

Join our AAP (Architects Advocating for the Profession) Program! It doesn’t take much of your time, but can have a HUGE impact on YOUR profession. 


Contact our office at 615.255.3860 or email

Photos from Day on the Hill 2019

Photos from Day on the Hill 2018

Previous Years

Thanks to all our members who joined us in the past for Architects’ Day on the Hill!

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