Become a 2014 AIA Orange County Sponsor!

-2014 Premier Sponsor-
-2014 Annual Sponsor-



ARC Reprographics
Collins Collins Muir & Stewart
Dealy, Renton & Associates
Ghataode Bannon Architects LLP
Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia LLP
tk1sc Collaborative 



LPA, Inc.



Bear Technologys
Belden Hiramoto Liu & Co., LLP
BKF Engineers
Dougherty + Dougherty Architects, LLP
KNA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Milgard Windows & Doors
PENTA Building Group
Tangram Interiors
Thornton Tomasetti



Birchwood Lighting
Haworth, Inc.

RDM General Contractors
SCI Lighting Solutions
Tangram Interiors



Sponsorship Opportunities

Did you know sponsors are the foundation of many of our programs?  Their support of AIA Orange County allows us to expand our design awards; create events such as the Artwalk, member meetings, panel discussions, and COTE tours.  Sponsorship further helps us build a stronger associates program to help members advance to licensure, and provide ADA seminars for license renewal.


As we look to the value of AIA Orange County membership, our goal is to expand the opportunities provided for you to learn, experience, and mingle with other members and our communities.  We can achieve these goals through sponsorship support  Click Here


Your Advocacy in Action

Prior to joining the board of the Orange County Chapter of the AIA, I often wondered what the AIA does on a legislative front.  If you're like me, you may have questioned where our annual dues go in regards to advocacy issues, and what positive contributions it has made to our industry.  We now have information that may answer these quandaries and pleased to make them available to AIAOC members.   At the AIA California Council (AIACC) Board of Directors meeting on July 25th, the AIACC Advocacy Committee handed out a flier highlighting dozens of initiatives that have successfully strengthen our profession. Click on the link below to read more about the AIACC's success stories.  This information will be posted to the AIAOC website and updated as material is made available by our regional chapter.  Please contact the AIAOC at info@aiaoc.org with any questions.


John Danielian, AIA
Vice President/President Elect- AIAOC


Learn More Here 
SAVE THE DATE! 2014 Design Awards


With a tradition of honoring exceptional responses to the complex problems of today's architectural environment, the AIAOC Design Awards celebrate innovative solutions to the architectural challenges facing Orange County, regardless of project category, type, or budget.


From the largest urban planning solutions, to the smallest custom home on a constrained lot, each project awarded stands on its own merit as an example of exceptional work by exceptional architects.  AIAOC looks forward to this year's entries and urges all of our members to present their best work for recognition.


Important Dates:


Registration and Submissions Open:

Submit Here 

Purchase Tickets Here

Registration Closes:

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:59 PM


Submission Materials Due:

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM


Design Awards Presentation and Gala:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

at The Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room



When registering through BROWN PAPER TICKETS, AIA Orange County 
Members Click on the words "Discount Code or Password." Enter your Member number. Then click "Show Available tickets." This should help you through the registration process. 
Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, more than 74,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

AIA is a three-tiered membership organization. Members join and maintain membership at local, state and national components.

2 HSWs + 2 ADA Hours! Newport Beach Civic Center & Park an ADA Walking Tour
Thursday, August 28th- Attendees will tour the recent completed, dog park, and civic center in Newport Beach. During this approximately one mile walking tour, attendees will learn about ADA applications as they impact the external environment including the implication of ramps, bridges, elevators, seating, parking, and general movement through a sloped park. 

Looking for ways to streamline your path to getting licensed? Check out our newest resource and empower yourself to meet your jurisdiction's requirements in a way that fits your lifestyle. Learn More Here

ARE 5.0 Transition Plan

Some of you may remember when we transitioned candidates from ARE 3.1 to ARE 4.0. It is safe to say that the Council learned several valuable lessons from that transition that we have applied to the ARE 5.0 transition plan.

Join an ARE Study Group!
ARE AIA ORANGE COUNTY NOW HAS THE NEW 2014 KAPLAN STUDY MATERIAL IN STOCK! Email: smiller@aiaoc.org 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 jgill@aiaoc.org  for more information or to add your name to the interest list.

AREInterested in passing your first ARE? (or your last?)- The following reference materials are now available for check out at the AIAOC Office:
  • The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice Joseph A. Demkin, AIA, Executive Editor The American Institute of Architects John Wiley & Sons, latest edition
  • Architectural Graphic Standards
    Charles G. Ramsey and Harold R. Sleeper
    The American Institute of Architects
    John Wiley & Sons, latest edition
  • The Architect's Studio Companion: Technical Guidelines
    for Preliminary Design
    Edward Allen and Joseph Iano
    John Wiley & Sons, latest edition
  • Design With Nature
    Ian L. McHarg
    John Wiley & Sons, 1992
  •  Designing Places for People
    C. M. Deasy, FAIA
    Whitney Library of Design, 1990
  • Modern Architecture
    Alan Colquhoun
    Oxford University Press, 2002
  • A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
    Christopher Alexander, Sarah Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein
    Oxford University Press, 1977
  • Programming for Design: From Theory to Practice
    Edith Cherry John Wiley & Sons, 1998
  • Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture
    John Musgrove, Editor Butterworths-Heinmann, 1996
  • Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the
    Decline of the American Dream
    Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zybeck,and Jeff Speck
    North Point Press, 2001
  • Sustainable Design Fundamentals for Buildings National Practice Program
    Canada, 2001
  • Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data 
    Donald Watson, Michael J. Crosbie, and John Hancock Callender, Editors 
    McGraw-Hill, latest edition  
You can find the ARE Study Material Check Out Form HERE
At Your Service
AIA Orange County is Social!

Stay up to date with AIAOC!  

Follow AIA Orange County Here on Instagram! 

On Facebook Here , Twitter Here, Linked in  Here and YouTube Here!

Your Advocacy in Action

Did you know part of being an AIA member is to support local advocacy efforts?  Click here to find out more about how AIA is making a difference in California and how you can participate.


Learn More Here 
2014 CRAN Symposium
The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), a Knowledge Community of The American Institute of Architects, will hold its 7th annual symposium on September 18-20 at the Mills House Wyndham Hotel and Hibernian Hall on Meeting Street in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Entitled 'The Architecture of Influence,' the three-day symposium, open to all AIA and non-AIA members, will bring together custom residential architects from across the country to learn, share, and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture. CRAN is committed to the promotion of high-quality residential architecture irrespective of style. Up to 18 AIA Continuing Education credits will be offered at this event. Learn More Here


General Information

Join your fellow architects for the NOW NEXT FUTURE conference presented by AIACC this October in Santa Monica.  You'll hear from innovative designers and modernists who are venturing into uncharted territory as technology and tools continue to advance.  Topics include social media, component buildings, 3D Printing, smart buildings, robotics, self-assembly and more.


"Technology is evolving and so must we as architects and designers."

- 2012 NNF Attendee



October 24 & 25, 2014



Gehry Technologies Office, Playa Vista (Friday, October 24)

Cross Campus, Santa Monica (Saturday, October 25)


Register: http://www.cvent.com/d/t4qddd

About: http://nownextfuture.aiacc.org/?page_id=1777

Speakers: http://nownextfuture.aiacc.org/?page_id=1893

Schedule: http://nownextfuture.aiacc.org/?page_id=1936

Location: http://nownextfuture.aiacc.org/#section-location



Society for Design Administration

Flexible, innovative, and creative, SDA's professional programs and resources help our members develop and master the business skills required to be successful in the A/E/C industry. 

Learn More Here





Raffle and Silent Auction Items Needed 

  • Do you have un-used store or restaurant gift cards?
  • Do you have a business that sells things (e.g., jewelry, candles, kitchen tools, etc.)? Or do you know someone who does?
  • Do you or a member of your firm have a vacation home or condo? Or do you know someone who does?
  • Do you sell collectibles (or know of someone)?
  • Do you teach a class or provide a service? (art, personal training, dance, bookkeeping, etc.) or do you know of someone who does?

The Canstruction "Can-Do" Celebration/Awards Committee is looking for raffle and silent-auction items. This is a great supplemental source of income, and EVERY DOLLAR raised through raffles and silent auction goes directly to the O.C. Food Bank (receipts will be provided on request).


Donor information will be announced with each item raffled or purchased in the silent auction and will also be listed for all  attendees. 


To donate, please contact Karen Henderson, the 2014 Canstruction Awards Celebration Raffle Prize and Silent Auction Committee chairperson, at 949/412-2358 or kshenderson@earthlink.net.


The Can-Do Celebration will be held Thursday, September 11 5:30 - 8:30 at Pirch! in SOCO.



Did You Know?

Dear ArchiPAC Investors,

Did you know that last year, with an average donation of $130 per AIA member, federal candidates received an average donation of $1,629 from ArchiPAC?  Or did you know that last year alone, ArchiPAC supported nine Senate and 49 House candidates?You can find these facts and more in the 2013 ArchiPAC Annual Report!  Click here  to access your copy



AEP Mentoring Survey

The AIACC Academy for Emerging Professionals has launched a survey to gather more information about the state of mentoring in California. Would you please consider taking this survey?



ACE Mentoring Program - Mentors Needed


Are you interested in mentoring high school students? The ACE Mentor Program of LA is looking for architecture mentors in the Orange County area for the fall semester. Founded in 1994, the ACE name stands for Architecture, Construction and Engineering. The ACE program helps to mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. For more information, visit Here


If interested, please contact Paulette Dallas, ACE LA Administrator

infoacela@acementorla.org, OR Katie Darter katied@whainc.com .

Do you have a project nearing completion?

Let us know about it! Provide estimated dates that the project may be toured by the Chapter membership, as well as the architect member/s we should contact for follow-up.

Contact Jeff Gill via email at jgill@aiaoc.org

Are You Up to Date with AIA?
Please take a moment to update your member profile and pay your 2014 dues

A new self-service web application has been released for members to update personal information online. Members can now change their contact information, provide demographic information, update their education, professional licenses, career-track, and contact preferences.  Please publicize this new service to your members, and provide direct linking to the profile from the component webpage.

You can now update your contact preferences, education, licenses, career, and contact information online. Visit www.aia.org/MyProfile to make sure we have the latest information for you.
Be a part of the AIAOC MEMBER DIRECTORY! Visit AIA National to update firm information.
Need an Intern?
You may want to consider students at the OCC and Saddleback architectural programs.  Please contact RoseAnne Kings or following the link provided here for OCC, or contact Lem Chin at Saddleback.


Jeffrey Gill, FAIA

Executive Director


AIA Orange County

4100 Birch, Suite 300

Newport Beach, CA 92660

email: jgill@aiaoc.org
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