Tadeh Hakopian is a Designer and Applications Developer at HKS Architects transforming his organization with digital tools. His Background is in Architecture and has a keen interest in technology to create great projects worldwide. He has created automation and analysis tools to make buildings more reliable and sustainable using open source tools for his projects. Tadeh is an active member of local technology and open source meetups in his area helping to grow the community. He has given talks across the country at conferences on topics ranging from Metadata, design automation, open source projects, contract documents, Python based tools and introducing audiences to coding. Currently he is focused on the possibilities of using metadata in building life cycles for sustainable design and value-added services in the AEC industry.