The AIA Brooklyn Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) is a Knowledge Community of architects in Brooklyn practicing residential architecture.


Support: CRAN supports all architects whose practices focus on residential work. We provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and resources. Participating architects can improve their own practices while contributing to a general knowledge base for the profession.

Advocate: CRAN advocates for the residential practitioner through the publication of position papers and by working closely with national organizations such as AIA, CEDIA, NARI and NAHB. We have established relationships with media outlets such as Hanley Wood and web platforms such as Houzz. We also maintain relationships with industry leaders who sponsor our events.

Educate: CRAN hosts programs and events on both the local and national levels. We provide continuing education opportunities for architects the general public and our allied team members for all aspects of residential architecture. Additional resources are available at


CRAN meetings are typically at 6pm on the 1st Thursday of the month. CRAN members rotate hosting meetings in their office spaces or meet—virtually—on Zoom. See AIA Brooklyn calendar for upcoming meetings and topics.

To get involved, please contact AIA Brooklyn CRAN Co-Chairs: David Cunningham | and Cortney Walleston |