to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe that design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and the communities they serve.
Help architects transform their practices for climate action and climate justice
Elevate stories about people, buildings, and positive change
Advocating for the AIA 2030 commitment.
Advocating for more sustainable projects in San Mateo County and working with the local government to achieve that
Work with San Mateo College to have more emphasis on sustainable design in their curriculum
Advocating for LEED, WELL, fitwell etc.
Adapting the AIA framework for design excellence (formerly the COTE Top Ten Measures)
Implementing the common app design excellence form in future design awards program
Programs & Opportunities
Organizing workshops and learning sessions
Organizing panel discussions with local building officials, planning department, contractors, developers, clients
Provide resources to help implement sustainable design strategies to our members