J.J. Tang Named Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Fellow

(December 21, 2016) - J.J. Tang, HDR federal program principal in Chicago, has been named a Fellow to The Society of Military Engineers (SAME). As a SAME Fellow, J.J. joins an elite group of individuals who have contributed to the industry on behalf of The Society and the entire architecture/engineering profession.

Over the past 16 years, his career has focused on the design of federal facilities which are critical to our country's defense and to U.S. security around the world. J.J.'s work has received numerous professional awards. Additionally, he has authored many technical articles in a variety of publications and is a frequent speaker at industry events. His long-standing commitment to SAME encompasses founding the SAME national Architectural Practice Committee (APC) and serving as its first chair from 2012 to 2016. The APC's mission is to bring SAME architects together and to promote architecture within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the federal built environment. He also served on the SAME National Board of Directors until 2016.

His contributions to the architecture practice and his dedication to SAME have earned J.J. several accolades, including the prestigious SAME President's Medal in 2016 and the SAME Urbahn Medal in 2011. The President's Medal is awarded to recognize outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the SAME strategic plan. The Urbahn medal is awarded annually to one SAME architect for notable and eminent contribution in the field of architecture.

"Being able to volunteer to help make a positive impact and influence thousands of professionals around the country is something which has always been near and dear to my heart. I want to thank HDR for allowing me to volunteer on behalf of our firm," J.J says.

The Academy of Fellows will induct J.J. in its investiture ceremony scheduled for March 8, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland.