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.


New Electronic BackCheck

School districts, community colleges, and architects statewide are utilizing DSA’s new electronic backcheck process for enhanced efficiency, an expedited review process, and improved environmental sustainability.

Backcheck appointments are typically the final step in the DSA plan approval process, when project …

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National AIA 2017/2018 Candidates for Office

It’s that time of year again—election time.

And this year we have two Californians running for positions, so be sure to show your support.
Candidates responded to five questions which centered around AIA’s initiative, increasing public awareness of the profession, …

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Latest Gadgets in the Firm Toolkit

In an effort to best represent the design firm and its culture, and how the most successful can stay the most successful boasting much happiness and prosperity, part of the AIACC focus is on creating tools to serve that purpose.This …

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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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2016 AIACC Council Awards

The American Institute of Architects, California Council, Announces 2 Recipients

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Feb. 9, 2016–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 …

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Free Webinars with Vital Information

The New Buildings’ Institute (NBI) has put together a series of free webinars that may be of interest to our members. Director of Design and Practice, Linda Derivi, AIA, has attended a few and highly recommends them. The next one

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AIACC Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

How does AIACC membership make a difference? How does it have value?

These are very good questions, and ones that are frequently asked. Though there are many ways to respond, one way is to view membership in the AIACC as …

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2016 AIACC Election Results

AIACC Election Results

First VP/Pres-elect
Jana Itzen, AIA

Bob DeGrasse, AIA

VP of Legislative Affairs
Don Rudy, AIA

VP of Professional Practice
Laurel Gillette, AIA

VP of the Academy for Emerging Professionals
Benjamin Kasden, AIA

Associate Director North
Laura Wood, Assoc. AIA…

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Informative Panels Not to be Missed!

From drought issues such as conservation strategies and approaches, what can the engineer and design contractor offer? If you are in the Huntington Beach area Nov. 19, register for the ENR Western Water Conference to find answers to questions such …

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7 X 7 X 7: 7 Architects; 7 Schools; 7 Innovations

Last week the Division of the State Architect launched their newest initiative: 7x7x7: Design, Energy Water, with the purpose of engaging seven noted architectural firms to develop seven case studies in sustainable school design, for seven representative school campuses. The …

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OCTOBER 22, 2015
Steelcase WorkLife Center – AT&T Center
1150 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Many forces are driving change in the design and construction of healthcare facilities.

  • Realizing we’re not aging the same way previous

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