Plus1House ADU Technical Network

AIACA Technical Network is searching for interested parties to join in developing Plus1House. This will be a public facing website for California homeowners to use as they consider adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) to their home.  Plus1House | Your Accessory Unit Resource Center Technical Network Participation The development of the Plus1House website will be …


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 …


AIA COD Conference San Francisco

  2019 Conference Theme: “The innovators and maintainers” Innovation in Architecture, Infrastructure, & Technology Registration Open!  Read more at AIA Committee on Design!  SAN FRANCISCO Spring Conference | April 4-7, 2019 Preliminary agenda: Pre-conference Symposium on Innovation: The Academy of Art University, San Francisco San Francisco, Downtown:  Pelli, Snohetta, Botta, Gang, Autodesk, Swiss Consul General, Pier …


AIACA Housing Forum

  What is the real “crisis” in housing today? What type of design thinking might inform policy, regulations and advocacy efforts and influence decision making? We believe the power of architectural ideation, innovation and implementation can and will address housing attainability for all in California. This one-day conference will be jam-packed with design-driven conversations and …


HEART of SMC | ADU Design Challenge

  Heart of San Mateo County, a public / private partnership that promotes affordable housing opportunities in San Mateo County, announces the GLADUR Design Challenge. The ADU Design Challenge encourages the expansion of San Mateo’s housing stock with great designs for Accessory Dwelling Units! The challenge calls for interdisciplinary teams of students and professionals in …


2019 President’s Message

  Welcome and Happy New Year to all AIA San Mateo County Members and Affiliates! Thank you for your membership and for your continuing support. Looking back on 2018, we hosted a total of 29 events ranging from hard hat construction tours and continuing education seminars, to fellowship meetings and the annual home tour. One …



The American Institute of Architects, California Council is raising money for the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County, and the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County, California. While the fires fighters continue to gain containment for the Camp and Woolsey fires, the threat isn’t over. And we have heard from those wanting to help. …


Dec 7 | 2019 Green Building Award Application Deadline 12/16/18

2019 Green Building Award The deadline for application submittal for the Green Building Award has been extended to Sunday, midnight, December 16th, 2018.   Sustainable San Mateo County and the American Institute of Architects San Mateo County Chapter (AIASMC)  are sponsoring the 17th Annual Green Building Award. 2019 Green Building Award Application (002) Applications must be received …


Dec 3-7 | NAPHN’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant Training

NAPHN’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant course is the premier training program for Passive House building professionals with 5 days of in-class instruction 7 additional e-learning modules for participants to get a thorough grounding in the critical aspects of Passive House design and construction On successfully passing the exam, participants will receive a 5-year registration as …

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