The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC’s mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments.

2016: Year-in-Review

yir-foldout2016 came and went in quick-like fashion. As we throw ourselves into creating and accomplishing all that needs to be done in 2017, it’s important to look back and remember what happened, what was accomplished. Conversations had, bills pursued, articles …

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Swan Song

(Thinking parts… Feeling parts)

My, my – what a year!   What a privilege to have been at the helm of this wonderful organization for a spell.  While I can now admit an occasional concern about the possibility of slamming into …

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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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More Than You Expected?

Architects: Truth AND Dare

A Special Position

Some might say architecture is a rather curious profession.  We are very highly esteemed by the public.  According to the Harris Poll (1), 72% of the public rated architecture a prestigious occupation – …

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In an effort to advance the idea of evidence-based leadership, the AIACC created this infographic for members, and for the public, to obtain a better understanding of what the profession is doing, and where it stands in terms of prosperity, …

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AIACC 2017 Candidates for Office

Pursuant to the Rules of the Board, the following members have been nominated for 2017 AIACC and AIA offices. Candidate biographies and statements of philosophy are located below. The elections will take place during the AIACC Board of Directors Annual …

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