California Custom Housing Architects to Meet at PCBC in San Diego

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By all accounts, one of the most valuable benefits of AIA membership is the ability to network with peers. While this occurs at the local level and virtually through the National AIA Knowledge Communities, members have been asking for a way to connect on issues of statewide concern. The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) has been eager to connect members statewide. To that end, the first meeting of CA CRAN will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2013 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. , at the San Diego Convention Center. All members engaged in custom residential work are invited to attend, regardless of formal affiliation with the AIA CRAN Knowledge Community.

This meeting will be held in conjunction with PCBC – a gathering of America’s most prominent single family and multifamily builders, developers, investors, lenders, architects, contractors, building scientists, marketers and product manufacturers. Through targeted educational forums, exclusive networking venues, a curated exhibit floor experience, product “matchmaking” sessions and more, PCBC is dedicated to creating better ways for the housing industry to connect and engage.

Click here to register for the CA CRAN meeting

The PCBC show takes place June 5-6 and features a number of educational sessions of interest to the architectural profession as well, most are AIA/CES accredited. Click here for the PCBC Schedule at a Glance.

PCBC has generously provided the meeting space for our CA CRAN meeting and complimentary exhibition passes to all CA CRAN attendees. PCBC has also offered all AIACC members discounted conference registration – all AIACC members will receive a $50 discount on any educational forum or the PCBC Passport by using discount code “AIACC” at check out – click here to register

It is our hope that all members of CA CRAN attendees will be interested attending the meeting and in registering for the PCBC conference.


Paul W. Welch Jr., Hon. AIA

Paul W. Welch Jr., Hon. AIA and Executive Vice President of the AIA California Council (AIACC), is the former interim Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C.

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