AIA California Council


About AIA California Council

The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) is the voice of the architecture profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment. The AIACC is an association of individuals in California, with more than 11,000 AIA members including licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in design.

California Has a New Building Code

In January, California adopted the first statewide mandatory green building code in the country. The California Green Building Standards Code (or CALGreen) will go into effect January 2011. The new code takes the important step of raising the floor by …

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A Perfect Landing on Hallowed Ground
John Leighton Chase, Assoc. AIA

High in the Malibu hills, Tony Duquette’s former Sortilegium Ranch is getting a second life with the arrival of a Boeing 747, reconceived and reassembled as a house. Duquette—“Hollywood’s …

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Book Review

Iggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts

New York: Abrams, 2007

Peter Exley, FAIA, and Sharon Exley, MAAE

Iggy Peck is the architect we all want to be, the engineer and author of lovely, exuberant structures made …

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Architecture Education

arcCA asked each professional architecture school in the state to identify and describe a program or initiative that aptly characterizes the philosophy, attitude, direction, or emphasis of the school. Our goal was to avoid generalities, instead presenting concrete instances that

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What is the value of design?

Often, we only notice design when there’s something wrong with it—when we get our fingers caught in a door handle or our new cell phone gets poor reception. When things work well, we don’t have to think about them. They …

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Arid Lands Institute “Out of Water”

Woodbury University’s Arid Lands Institute is holding an Exhibition entitled “Out of Water” from September 21 – October 21. Hadley Arnold, from the Arid Lands Institute was the keynote speaker at the recent AEP Statewide Forum.

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McGraw Hill Construction

The AIA California Council recognizes the important role allied professionals bring to the design and construction industry and holds in deep regard the building product manufacturers, service providers, and consultants who join us in partnership on our many programs. Through …

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