The Value of Design

New Partnership: AIACC and Trends Ideas

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We have exciting news here. Trends Ideas and the AIACC have partnered  to deliver an inspirational publication to all California members, and delivery begins today, Nov.19!

Check your inboxes for the mytrends newsletter. In it you will see featured their …

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Barton Myers, FAIA receives 2014 Maybeck Award

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Barton Myers received the most prestigious honor California can bestow upon an architect. The American Institute of Architects California Council introduces the 15th recipient of the Maybeck Award: Barton Myers, FAIA.

Coined in some circles as “The Gold Medal of …

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Slated for Demolition—Act Now!

It has come to our attention that award-winning structures located in southern California may be demolished. Orange Coast Community College, home of Garrett Eckbo’s landscape architecture and the Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander-designed structures are slated to be no longer …

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Convention Highlights and Perspectives

AIA National Convention may not be what one perceives if they haven’t attended. It is less about continuing education units and material representatives and more about connecting with your fellow architect. Mike Novak, AIA, was on location as a guest …

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Julia Morgan, FAIA: California’s Gold

On the occasion of Julia Morgan, FAIA Gold Medal Conferral

Sandhya Sood, AIA, has studied, conducted research and written extensively on Julia Morgan’s, FAIA, work with a focus on sustainability. As the sustainability expert, Sood’s work was included in the …

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Vocal Criticism Be Warned

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This op-ed piece was written by member Stuart Magruder, AIA, LEED, who stepped up to actively participate in public policy and when he questioned motives, felt rather marginalized.  We thought it important to publish because there is a level of

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