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May

City of San Carlos- Seeking Professionals to Serve on Residential Design Review Committee

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...
26
Apr

35th Chapter Anniversary Request for Photos!

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-   libby@libbyraab.com or  our Executive Director,...
19
Apr

Design Challenge for The Villa at San Mateo

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...
18
Apr

June 21-23 A'18 AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 NYC

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...
03
Apr

May 31+June 1 | AIASF NEXT Conference Community Partnership

BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION How can architects and built-environment professionals leverage the global United Nation’s New Urban Agenda for success and relevance at a local level? The 3rd Annual AIASF Next Conference, May 31 + June 1, will focus on how the Bay Area can take a proactive stance to achieve sustainable and...
03
Apr

Apr 18 | WIA Event with Lynn Simon

Connecting Through Coaching: To Oneself and to Others When: Wednesday, 4/18/2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Hawley Peterson Snyder – Architecture, Interiors, Planning 1237 East Arques Ave., B Sunnyvale 94085 United States Contact: Leah Bayer leahalissa@gmail.com Please take a look!

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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.

Get Started With an AIA Architect

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“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.

Click here to view:  You and Your Architect (pdf)

Contents

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.

Go Green

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.

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Questions to Ask Your Architect

1.  What are the challenges for the project?
2.  How will you approach the project?
3.  How will you establish priorities and make decisions?

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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.

Click here to view:  Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Architect (pdf)

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