Jan 21 | Free Webinar with Dr. Shirley Davis on Diversity & Inclusion

UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN LEADERSHIP DECISION-MAKING   Everyone has bias. It’s a part of the human make up. But when left unchecked, biases can have a negative impact in every interaction. With the vast amount of diversity that makes up our global workforce, the level of complexity and potential conflicts that can arise from unconscious bias …


Hospital Inspector Certification Examination- Free Sessions

All individuals considering or planning to take the Hospital Inspector Certification Examination should not miss these informational webinars. Please join OSHPD’s Inspection Services Unit (ISU) in a series of webinars that will provide guidance on how to read drawings for the plan reading portion of the Hospital Inspector Certification Exam. OSHPD SPEAKERS Joseph LaBrie, S.E. …


Jan 4 | AZ Awards Open for Submissions!

  From AZURE Magazine’s international architecture and design competition: the AZ Awards announcing that the 11th edition of the AZ Awards opens for submissions on January 4, 2021, and  would like to share this exciting opportunity with AIA San Mateo County members! The AZ Awards is acknowledged for its influence and significance within the global design …


2020: A Year In Review

  In the most unusual and challenging year, the AIA San Mateo County would like to express our gratitude and thank you for being a part of our community. Over the past 12 months, we’ve transitioned our monthly fellowship to online format, hosted virtual ARE study sessions & ADA webinar workshops, as well as successfully …


Jan 15 | Call for Entries: Peninsula Clean Energy All-Electric Buildings

Submission deadline has been extended to January 15, 2021 All-Electric Building Leadership Awards To honor early adoption of all-electric building innovation, leaders working in San Mateo County can submit for a new recognition award. The Peninsula Clean Energy All-Electric Leadership  Awards showcase the buildings that are driving this standard for the built environment in both …


Improving Racial Equity Through Greener Design

How a better built environment enhances health, economies, and access to essential services for all. By STAYTON BONNER FOR AIA ARCHITECT Note: This article is shared directly from AIA National posted Dec 3, 2020 For decades, Black Americans have disproportionately lived in unhealthy conditions, due in large measure to unjust policies, inequitable planning, disinvestment, and underinvestment …


Congratulations to our 2020 AIA & AIASMC Scholarship Winners

On December 9th, two very deserving architectural students received the 2020 Joint AIA & AIASMC Scholarship Award. Both recipients are students currently attending California Polytechnic State University.     William Foster Westover    Foster Westover is a 5th year architectural student looking forward to a June 2021 graduation. Designing homes was a seed planted in the …


Dec 1 | Plan Review Requirements for California Energy Code

Learn about the new Energy Code requirements for California healthcare facilities!    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Pacific Time The requirements of the Energy Code are new to California’s healthcare facilities as of January 2020 and the 2019 California Building Standards Code. The California Energy Commission and OSHPD worked together to publish …

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