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.

AIA 2018 Young Architects Awards

This week, the AIA National office announced the recipients of the 2018 Young Architects Awards. Emerging talent deserves recognition. AIA has selected 18 recipients for the 2018 AIA Young Architects Award. Young architects are defined as professionals who have been …

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What the AIACC supports

In January, the American Institute of Architects, California Council, issued a letter of support to AIA Arizona because we want to join a coalition that is interested in rule-based, transparent and efficient management of the movement of people, goods, and …

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SAP Disaster Training

AIA California Council is o ering a one day Safety Assessment Program Evaluator Training to train civil engineers, structural engineers, architects, and building inspectors to do eld evaluations of buildings and other infrastructure for safety. This training is approved by AIA for CEUs for architects.

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2018: January, from the President’s Desk

Hello and welcome to 2018 everyone! I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to follow a long line of unparalleled leadership for the architecture profession, as your 2018 AIA California Council president. This year we have many challenges and

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Heading into Another Triennial Code Cycle

On November 15, state agencies began holding pre-cycle workshops for the 2018 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle, the first steps in developing the 2019 Building Standards. Involved agencies are Housing & Community Development, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Public Health, …

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Architects Helping Wildfire Communities

Crews are making progress in knocking down the week-old fires in five Southern California counties and mandatory evacuations have been lifted in parts of Ventura County.

Authorities are reporting that the Thomas fire has spread to 234, 200 acres and …

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Urgent Wildfire Donation Request to Members

Several fast-moving fires continue to move throughout Southern California and are being pushed by heavy Santa Ana winds. As of today, more than 20,000 homes are threatened and approximately 150,000 acres have been burned by 7 fires four affected …

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Your Weekly Paulism

Paul W. Welch, Jr., Hon. AIA, has been AIA California Council’s fearless leader since 1981. Throughout the years, he has become famous for his witty one-liners, insights, and words of wisdom about not only the architecture profession, but the larger …

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Beverly Willis FAIA

Insights: Beverly Willis, FAIA

By: aecKnowledge

For more than five decades, Beverly Willis, FAIA, has pioneered contributions to design and architecture. Influenced by her earlier career as an artist and industrial designer, she became part of the US adaptive reuse retail design’s modern movement.…

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A Citizen Architect’s Perspective

Author: Britt Lindberg, AIA


pic-2Early in November, the AIA offered me the privilege of attending the bi-annual ‘Emerging Leaders Symposium’ put on by the National Conference of State Legislatures (, held this year in my current hometown of San Jose, …

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