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.


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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2018-2019 AIACC Nominees for Office

The following members have been nominated for 2018 – 2019 AIACC and AIA offices. As the nomination deadline was Aug. 30 any additional nominations for office must be made from the floor at the AIACC Board of Directors Meeting held …

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Director of Design and Practice



POSITION TITLE:                     Director of Design and Practice

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:            Chief Operating Officer

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Director of Design and Practice, along with the Vice President of Professional Practice, designs, coordinates, and …

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EVP Interviews Begin

Interviews are now beginning for the Executive Vice President position at The American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC). The EVP Transition Task Force met last week in Los Angeles and reviewed applications from the national search from June

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2018 AIACC Call for Nominations

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to serve the architectural profession as a member of the AIACC Board? What the process is about and how you could assist to help implement change and be part of the …

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by Mallory Scott Cusenbery, AIA


Creating a context where every idea counts [Ashland Youth Center, Alameda County CA. RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture, Inc.]

The Client Meeting

An architect walks into a meeting. A kick-off for a new design project. Though he’s never …

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EVP Application Period is Closed

Thank you to all of those who responded. Applications are now closed for the Executive Vice President position at The American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC).

“We are very pleased with the strong caliber of applicants,” said Jana Itzen, …

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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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