Shannon Calder


About Shannon Calder

Shannon Calder, a Sacramento-based writer, joined the AIACC in 2013. She is the author of, “Jack and Abigail Make a Compass,” a novel about people, birds, and orchids. She spends her days both on and off hours, looking for connection, which is a good hobby to have when linking the value of design to public perception.


Mercury Roaming

whatsupinmarchWho can say what sparks inspiration, engagement, conversation, connections between a group of professionals all aspiring to a similar goal? Whether attributed to current social environment and economic infrastructure; a volatile political climate. Or the alignment of Mercury climbing farther …

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Grassroots 2017: California Style

AIA Grassroots 2017, held Mar. 8 -10 proved to be a powerful and enlightening trip for many. Megan Dougherty, Assoc. AIA, who was a presenter, said, “Grassroots is one of my favorite conferences because it brings together passionate people from …

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Leanna Libourel, AIA YARD, SOUTH

Leanna-LibourelLeanna Libourel, AIA, was officially voted in at the Feb. 10 Board of Directors meeting in Los Angeles as the Young Architect Regional Director, South.

Libourel is a passionate advocate when it comes to the path to licensure, and …

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2017 Council Awards

The practice of architecture can sometimes be about creating a legacy—either in portfolio or firm culture or contribution to society within other categories. The AIACC Council Awards Program celebrates these attributes with the Council Awards Program. This year’s recipients were …

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Modernism Week: Feb. 16-26

graphic Next week is the now internationally recognized “Modernism Week,” held in Palm Springs. New this year is the Learning Lab. This lab includes four CEU-accredited presentations in an exclusive, one-day event on Fri., Feb. 17. Click here for more information.…

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The Power of the Sketch

Courtesy of The Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara

There is a calendar on my desk—small, flip, spiral bound—each day’s square marked off with diagonal lime green highlighter mark. (A terribly linear habit I’ve had since I discovered calendars and how …

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2017 Election Results

Ballots have been tallied, official notifications delivered, and now it’s time to announce the results of the 2017 AIACC Elected Officers:


Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED APBritt Lindberg, AIA, LEED AP

Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs

Wyatt FrantomWyatt Frantom,

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Now Next Future Wrap-Up

From the exploration of kinetic architecture, to the integration of science and building, the 2016 Now Next Future Conference held Oct. 28, was a packed one-day bevy of cutting-edge information blowing nearly every mind in attendance (and those who weren’t …

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