Informing Homeowners about ADUs, Value of Working with an Architect

Illustrations by Fanny Wu, AIA AIA California has launched a public website,, to provide information and resources to California homeowners about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and the value of working with an AIA Architect. California’s housing crisis is impacting communities across the state, and developing ADUs are one way to contribute toward a solution. ...

Sept 1-30 | 16th Annual Architecture + the City Festival

AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design present the 16th Annual Architecture + the City festival We the City by Amos Goldbaum The American Institute of Architects, (AIASF) and the Center for Architecture + Design are pleased to announce the 16th annual Architecture + the City festival September 1-30. One of the …


July AIATrust News Managing Your Risks

Managing Your Risks Protecting Your Practice from Others’ Negligence What Do You Need to Start a Successful Practice? How Do You Plan to Retire? Nurturing Financial Wellness at Your Firm Get Educated July 2019 Healthcare Update Blueprints for Success Find all the answers to all your questions on AIATrust News  HERE


July 27 | WIA Workshop at ABA

On July 27th, Shalini Agrawal from Pathways to Equity will be leading a workshop at Anderson Brulé Architects from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. More information and sign up HERE


Jul 26 | What is our AIA CA Moonshot?

What ‘moonshot’ goal should AIA California pursue? As the United States landed the first human on the moon in 1969, so began our reference to ‘moonshots’, which has seen a recent surge in the corporate world. Identifying the ‘moonshot’ is a future-back approach to strategic planning that usually includes three elements: it inspires, it is …


AIA School Safety Campaign Update

Almost a year ago, AIA launched its school safety campaign to  to ensure that all three levels of government address the nationwide issue of school violence with a design-centered approach. Now, we are excited to share that we have taken a big step towards completing one of the campaign’s signature policy goals—to make architectural and …


July 1 Deadline | Emerging Professionals Design Competition

The deadline for the Emerging Professionals Design Competition has been extended to July 1. AIA California has partnered with Sprung Structures to host an Emerging Professionals Design Competition. Each year, this competition will challenge California’s emerging professionals to solve real-world scenarios that continue to effect California. The 2019 Emerging Professionals Design Competition will address earthquakes and …


Jul 1 Deadline | PSr1 Design Build Competition

PSr1 Design Build Competition SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 1st 2019 3 Finalists will be selected to build and install their “seating & shade parklets”  August 17th 2019 in Sonoma County. The competition is to design public interaction installations that will allow visitors to sit in the shade and engage with one another. The programmatic …


June 20 | Hearing on The Housing Preservation & Expansion Reform Act

PUBLIC POLICY ALERT  The Housing Preservation and Expansion Reform Act AIASF’s Public Policy + Advocacy Committee has reviewed the legislation proposed by Supervisor Peskin to address real problems with the definition of Demolition and the application of the Building and Planning Codes and opposes it. It goes well beyond this to attempt to redefine issues …


A’19 Election Results/ AIA 162nd Annual Meeting

AIA’s 162nd Annual Meeting Delegates voted to champion major action in the fight against climate change and support greater financial flexibility for AIA. Architects from around the world gathered to set a direction for the future of AIA at the 2019 Annual Meeting, which took place at the AIA Conference on Architecture (A’19) in Las …

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