Category Leadership


May 24th Deadline for San Mateo Planning Commission Application

The City of San Mateo has an opening on its Planning Commission and is keenly interested in having an architect in that seat, which will be vacated by Dianne Whitaker when she terms out on June 20, 2019. The lens through which an architect views projects, their depth of knowledge of design, and deep understanding …


Virtual Capitol Hill Day

AIA members are invited to join the Grassroots leadership conference in DC tomorrow by participating in a Virtual Capitol Hill Day. The AIA San Mateo County 2019 President Juliet Hsu, 2019 President-Elect Zeden Jones, and Executive Director, Jackie Tanner will be in Washington, DC visiting members of Congress and sharing the AIA National message on …


Call for Citizen Architects

  Are you a Citizen Architect? Do you participate in civic engagement or play a role in advancing public policy? If so, we want to know! Email and share your civic work in public roles at the local, state, or national level. “Citizen Architect” has been used to describe architects who have given back in …


AIA Grassroots 2019

  Grassroots 2019 is AIA’s annual leadership and legislative event for elected chapter leaders and chapter staff. This year’s agenda emphasizes chapter and community leadership with workshops designed to help elected chapter officers become more effective chapter and civic leaders. Attendees share information, ideas, and best practices with their counterparts from around the country and …


Jack Matthews Retires From San Mateo Politics

Architect, Jack Matthews, AIA and former AIA San Mateo Chapter [1992] President retires… from public service, that is. Here’s the story as reported by Samantha Weigel in San Mateo’s The Daily Journal back in December 2015: After two decades of public service, Jack Matthews spent his last meeting behind the San Mateo City Council dais …


New AIA Identity for AIASMC

You may have noticed the new AIA brand slowly appearing in our communications pieces, and soon our website. This is the new national brand that was adopted last year, and that most Chapter will implement eventually. The new identity — by Pentagram Design — consists mainly of four spot colors: red, light gray, dark gray …


San Mateo County at Grassroots 2015 | Washington D.C.

This past March 4 – 6th saw three AIASMC component officers’ first attendance to the annual Grassroots event in Washington D.C.: Chapter President, Eric Holm, Vice President, Margaret Williams, and myself. Grassroots — for anyone not in the know — is the event where components (state and local Chapters) annually gather to rally about the …


AIASMC Design Awards 2014 Winners!

If you couldn't attend our annual holiday soirée last night, you might already know it was also the evening of our bi-annual Design Awards! Poplar Creek Grill on San Mateo's Coyote Point hosted the event once again. Even with the torrential weather we were experiencing, over 75 guests attended, mingled and participated in the night's ...

New Executive Director for AIA San Mateo County

I’m excited about joining the AIASMC as Executive Director. Because I know Martha D’Amico personally, I cannot replace her — simply succeed her. As you may know, I’ve worked closely with the Chapter’s leadership over these past two-and-a-half years on the various communications and event announcements. Although a Graphic Designer by education and trade, I’ve ...