Committees

Where is your strength? Are you a design guru, a financial pro, a long term planner or an amazing communicator? Your talents are needed on AIACC committees, both on the state and local level. Find a committee that interests you and find out how you can participate by contacting the AIACC at (916) 448-9082.

Board of Directors – Members of the AIACC Board of Directors serve as the elected representatives of local chapter members at the state level of the AIA. They are responsible for setting and approving policy decisions and directions for the AIACC, approving the annual plan and budget, setting the dues amount for the AIACC, and debating issues of concern to architects and the architectural profession in California.

Executive Committee – The Executive Committee conducts the business of the Council between Board meetings and is responsible for the implementation of Board policies.

Academy of Emerging Professionals Council of Advisors – The AEP establishes connections among and advocates on behalf of architecture school students, aspiring and recently-licensed architects, as well as the individuals that mentor these important groups of people

Achievement Awards Committee – The AIACC Achievement Awards program recognizes an annual 25-Year Award for a building, a Lifetime Achievement Award for professional service, a Firm of the Year Award and the Maybeck Award for individual design achievement as well as other achievement awards deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

Advocacy Advisory Committee – This committee meets twice a year to recommend policies and positions on legislative and regulatory issues. The first meeting of the year is in the spring and primarily focuses on legislative bills and initiatives.

Capitol Forum Board – The Capitol Forum is comprised of a group of architectural firms who have made a financial commitment to advance a proactive, sustained, influential advocacy effort.

Committee on the Environment (COTE)
- The Committee on the Environment (COTE) aims to improve the sustainability of the built environment by promoting conservation of natural resources, design which brings buildings closer to net-zero energy usage, and public policy that supports these efforts.

Design Awards Committee – The AIACC Design Awards program recognizes excellence in design in California and throughout the world. The committee is responsible for overseeing the program’s direction and budget, selecting the jury members, developing the Call for Entries, and facilitating the jury meeting and awards presentation.

IPD Steering Committee – Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a project delivery approach that integrates people, systems, business structures and practices into a process that collaboratively harnesses the knowledge, talents and insights of all participants to increase project value, reduce waste and optimize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication and construction.

Long Range Planning Committee – This committee is responsible for long-range program planning and is charged with developing programmatic goals and objectives directed towards achieving Council purposes.

Opportunity Fund Grant Review Committee

Pension Plan Advisory Committee – The Pension Plan Advisory Committee is responsible for managing and administering the AIACC Money Purchase Pension Plan.

Planning and Finance Committee - The Planning and Finance Committee is a Board committee responsible for developing operational and programmatic strategies to attain Board-approved goals and objectives; and for considering all dues and budget matters, including allegations of budget irregularities.

Procedures and Documents Committee – The Procedure and Documents Committee is a Board committee responsible for considering all matters relating to AIACC documents

Professional Practice Advisory Committee – This committee will identify critical practice issues to be addressed in an online Practice Series, potential authors and a publication calendar.

State Agency Liaison Committee (SALC)
– The mission of the SALC is to maintain personal AIACC member contact with California State Agencies that have direct or indirect impact on the practice of architecture.

Strategic Membership Committee - The Strategic Membership Development Committee develops and implements strategies to enhance the growth of membership in the AIA California Council by supporting local component efforts.

Tactical Membership Committee – The Tactical Membership Development Committee coordinates AIACC membership activities with California chapters’ membership programs.

Urban Design Committee
– The Urban Design Committee serves as a policy advisory group for the AIACC’s Legislative Affairs and Regulation/Practice programs.