Get all the information for the ADA Seminar at Pipe Trades Training Center HERE Friday, June 22, 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM TICKET PRICE – Includes Lunch NON-MEMBERS $190 ALL AIA MEMBERS $155 (If you are a member of AIA Silicon Valley you must login to receive the member discount. Members of other chapters must call the office at...
Join one of the training events to learn how existing K-12 school and community college buildings in California are being transformed to zero net energy (ZNE) performance. New training topics for 2018! Two in-person workshops and four on-line webinars in 2018 will highlight the benefits of high performance schools and approaches to achieve ZNE...
The City of San Carlos is seeking architects or design professionals to serve on its Residential Design Review Committee on a contractual basis. Please see attached Request for Proposal and let Lisa Costa Saunders know if you have any questions. 180521 City of San Carlos Professional Services Agreement 180521 City of San Carlos RFP...
Request for Photos If you have any photos of AIASMC Chapter members and events we’d like to see them! We’re going to collect, compile, and share all the photos in a slide show presentation a little later in the year. So send your photos to our President, Libby Raab- firstname.lastname@example.org or our Executive Director,...
Announcing “The Villa Challenge: Redesigning Space To Support Aging In Place.” This is a design challenge created because of an extraordinary opportunity to bring back to life several spaces left vacant by the prior owners at The Villa at San Mateo – these are prime spaces for wellness, community-building…or something else. The Elder Care...
Don’t miss A’18 Get ready for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design, hosted in one of the most iconic cities in the world. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities...
June Home Tour
Lectures & Meetings
Design Tech High School
The Green Building Award, sponsored by SSMC and the American Institute of Architects of SanMateo County, will be presented to Design Tech High School for its sustainable design targeted to achieve LEED Gold certification. D.tech high school was designed by DES Architects and Engineers, a chapter member firm of AIA San Mateo County.
“Design and construction are inherently exciting. There are few things more satisfying than a successful project. The secret to success lies in the professional, business and personal relationships between owner and architect. You and Your Architect provides guidance on how to establish and benefit from those relationships.
1. Getting started 2. Selecting your architect 3. The important choices 4. Services available from architects 5. Negotiating the agreement 6. Compensating your architect 7. Keeping the project on track
How Design Works For You
Prepare yourself for a rewarding experience with an AIA architect and get the tools you need to get through the five stages of design easily.
Sustainable design makes a big difference. We’ll help you better understand the costs, show you great examples, and introduce you to AIA architects who walk the walk on sustainable design.
You and Your Architect
Hiring an AIA architect could be the best decision you’ll make for your residential or commercial design project. If you’ve never worked with an architect, though, you’re likely to have many questions. We’ll help you get through the design process.
1. What are the challenges for the project?
2. How will you approach the project?
3. How will you establish priorities and make decisions?
Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Architect
The California Architects Board (CAB) examines, licenses, and regulates more than 20,000 architects used by Californians.
This brochure provides information on the following:
1. What types of projects do and do not require a licensed architect,
2. How to find and select an architect,
3. What the written agreement between you and your architect should contain, and
4. Budgeting and construction for your project.