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.


Modular Housing Explorations

On June 2nd, at AIA San Francisco’s NEXT/EVOLUTION conference at the San Francisco Art Institute, a panel composed of Yes Duffy of David Baker Architects, acting as moderator; developers Patrick Kennedy, owner of Panoramic Interests, and Fei Tsen, founder of

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Applications Are Open for EVP Position

Applications are now open for the position of Executive Vice President of The American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC).  The EVP Transition Task Force released national recruiting announcements today (June 1), and will interview and recommend candidates for Executive …

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2017 AIACC BIM Software Member Value Program

The AIACC is pleased to announce a new Member Value program for BIM design software in response to feedback, particularly from small firms. We are more than happy to be able to help provide access to powerful tools as options …

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The University and the P3


UC Berkeley’s Architects & Engineers Building, image ©2017 Google.

AIACC spoke with Emily Marthinsen, AIA, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect for UC Berkeley, about the changing procurement landscape for college and university construction. We met in her third-floor

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Rising Tides Forum

Let’s lift the profession to new heights

Then Senator John F. Kennedy famously observed the impact of economic policy on individuals’ prosperity and cited the adage “A rising tide lifts all boats.” This visual metaphor has since been applied to …

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AIACC Update Videos

As part of AIACC’s commitment to transparency and thoughtful communication, we invite all leaders, members and the public to watch the staff updates on various initiatives and the progress of the 2017 Operating Plan.

7/19/17 Margie O’Driscoll – Consultant and

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AEP Roadshow No. 1

The AIA California Council (AIACC) Academy for Emerging Professionals (AEP) exists as the collective voice and source for information and support regarding the career development for Emerging Professionals in the early stages of their architectural career.

In service to that …

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EVP Transition – Timeline Overview

With the upcoming retirement of Executive Vice President Paul Welch, Jr., AIACC president Jana Itzen, AIA, has named an EVP Transition Task Force to lead the development and implementation of an effective recruiting process. The Task Force is to prepare …

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Reconciling Planetary Health in City Building

Rebecca Holt is an urbanist and specialist in sustainable development at Perkins+Will San Francisco. Working closely with design leaders and research partners, Rebecca is a champion for high quality built environments, vibrant communities, and thriving natural systems.

I have a …

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AIA Conference on Architecture: California Events

April 27 – 29 | Orlando, Florida


Wednesday, April 26 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Florida Ballroom B To register …

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