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Mission Statement

The American Institute of Architects Orange County is our voice of the profession, dedicated to the advocacy of its members and inspiring the quality of the built environment.


About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well-being.  Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.

Available Programs

April General Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Come and join AIA Orange County and your colleagues for the April General Meeting, on April 23rd at The Auld Dubliner at The District in Tustin (Barranca and Jamboree)

When: 5.30pm - 7pm

     On the patio- Bring a friend! SEE YOU THERE!

     Please RSVP to

DBIA Presentation: Innovation and Creativity How to make your RFP Unique!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

1 HSW Learn More


COTE:Introduction to the Living Building Challenge 3.0

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

1 LU Learn More


ADA:2013 California Mid-cycle Code Changes for Accessibility

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2 HSW  Learn More


AIAOC Lunch Program- The Pros and Cons of Specifying Engineered Lumber on Multifamily Projects

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1 HSW  Learn More


At Your Service

Get involved with AIA Orange County!

The following committees welcome your support.  Join one today by responding to

Committee Openings:

Associates Committee

Communications Committee

COTE Committee

Custom Residential Architects Committee (CRAN)

Emerging Professionals Committee




We want to hear from you.  Please email your response to the following question


"What do you as the member need from us to add value to your AIA membership"




2015 Solar Decathlon - Interested in participating as an exhibitor?


The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 will be held at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine CA from October 8 to 18, 2015.   We represent the Innovation Pavilion at this international event and we thought you might be interested in learning how to get involved. 


Meet the best and the brightest of the University team competitors who are your future employees and buyers.    Learn More





Convention's Top 5

Career-changing keynotes, dynamic seminars and workshops, and one-of-a-kind educational tours-You can earn education credit for all of it, including your talks with exhibitors.

  1. Keynotes
    Opening keynote President Bill Clinton kicks off a three-day event filled with presentations by visionaries, champions, change agents, and rising stars. Stay tuned-we're announcing our Day Two keynote soon!
  2. Preconvention Workshops
    Join us a day early for an in-depth small-group education experience. Nearly 30 half- and full-day workshops cover ADA and FHA, disaster planning, LEEDV.4 materials credits, a special conference for academics and grad students, and more.
  3. Seminars
    Boost your LUs to the double digits with 200+ seminars by top leaders in firms, business, and academia, giving you insider looks and essential knowledge. Take advantage of sessions on the expo floor, hosted in the CE theaters and learning lounges.
  4. Educational tours
    Turn Atlanta into your classroom! Earn education credits for biking around the Old Fourth Ward or soaking up the historic ambiance of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood. We've got tickets for nearly 40 different tours of exclusive Atlanta hot spots.
  5. Expo Chat
    Earn up to 6 LUs when you bring your technical and new-product questions to the Expo floor and chat solutions with one of the hundreds of experts there. It's simple- here's how it works.

There are nearly 300 opportunities for high-quality, interesting, of-the-moment education at AIA Convention 2015. Sessions fill up fast! Reserve your seat when you register for convention.

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Gain Credibility and Showcase Your AIAOC Affiliation with the Logo Badge!

We are excited to announce participation in the Houzz Affiliation Badge Program. Houzz has become the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. With more than 25 million homeowners using Houzz every month, we know that using Houzz can help you build your brand and grow your business. The Badge Program will let you showcase your AIA Orange County affiliation right on your profile.


Please follow us on Houzz and add the AIA badge to your Houzz professional profile today!

It takes less than a minutes; here's how to do it:

1. Go to Your Houzz, then "Edit Profile." Scroll down to Affiliations

2. In the text box, start typing the name of our organization.

3. Click on our organization name, then click the Add button. Make sure to click "Update" to save your changes. 


Click the green text below to edit your profile now or create a free profile if your company is not yet on Houzz.



SDA Mixer



Canstruction 2015: Final Call for Entries & Team Orientation in 2 Weeks!


Team orientation will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at BTN'S warehouse. This is our informational kick-off meeting that will review all the rules/regulations and answer any questions you may have. Final Entries will also be due on this date if you have not completed registration. 


Date and Time:

Tuesday, April 28th at 6:00pm.



Building Trades Network

2109 S. Wright St Suite C

Santa Ana, Ca 92705


Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. 


You can download the rules from our event website:


Friendly reminder: Preliminary concept designs are due Friday May 8th. 


Please email your designs and any questions to


** Work on your preliminary designs. Submit your designs ASAP- there may be 2 or more teams with the same concept and you may need more time to think up a new design. (Don't wait until the last minute)**



Member News

LPA Webinar

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Congratulations to  Ms. Giuliana Corina Haro Paz, AIA who has elevated from AIA Associate to AIA and has received her Architectural License


Join a Study Group! 

AIAOC HAS THE 2014 KAPLAN STUDY MATERIAL! Email: for more information. A growing group of AIAOC Associate members have been holding weekly study sessions in Irvine from 7-9pm on Wednesday evenings. Email Executive Director Jeffrey Gill at  for more information. Click Here for reference materials for check out.


IDP Streamline Goes Into Effect July 1

On July 1, 2015, NCARB will streamline the Intern Development Program (IDP) by no longer requiring elective hours. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming changes. 



2015 Brick in Architecture Awards Competition

The Brick Industry Association is pleased to announce a call-for-entries for the 2015 Brick in Architecture Awards, and we cordially invite you to submit your best work to the competition! 

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General Information

AIA Contract Documents

New AIA Contract Documents Just Added!  Now, AIA Documents-on-Demand allows you to access 113 AIA Contract Documents anytime, anywhere. Each document can be downloaded and printed once you complete the purchase process. Both MAC and PC users can use this service. Learn More



Let AIAOC Know!

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2015 Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of our success! AIAOC 2015 Sponsorship is avalibe now!

View the current AIA Orange County Sponsors HERE








AAA Blueprint & Digital Reprographics Inc.





Dealy, Renton & Associates
Mark J. Paone, AIA
Michael Murtaugh Nelson & Treglia LLP


LPA, Inc.


Belden Hiramoto Liu & Co., LLP CPAs
Dougherty + Dougherty Architects, LLP

Prudential Lighting Products

SABP Reprographics

The PENTA Building Group


Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.





Contact Us:
AIA Orange County
4100 Birch Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660
T: 949.225.5900