Shannon Calder

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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.

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

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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:

1ST VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT

Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED APBritt Lindberg, AIA, LEED AP
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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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Sometimes You Win; Sometimes…

For the past 18 months, Senate Bill 1132, the bill that would allow those working on their architecture license to use the interim title “Architect-in-Training,” was at the forefront and a primary objective on the AIACC list of advocacy projects …

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The Future of Architecture

Architecture requires a modicum of character and a modicum of grit. Young architects have to feel the deliciousness along with the pain.

–Michael Lehrer, FAIA

At the Jul. 29 AIACC Board Meeting, many attended a special guest panel comprised of …

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Some of you participated in the Division of the State Architect’s (DSA) 7x7x7; some of you attended the events; some of you read the brief synopsis by our resident Director of Design and Practice. Now, before the official executive …

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2016 AIACC Firm Award Recipient: KFA

Whether the subject is how to hire an enthusiastic and motivated staff member; how to affect a community with design and renovation that does actually change someone’s life, so simply about what it takes to run a solid and successful …

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