Thank You to AIAOC's 2014 Sponsors:

-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 

Weil & Drage



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

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.

Thank you to all who came to the 2014 Design Awards!
Thank you to all who came to the 2014 Design Awards. Thank you to Anders Lasater, AIA for chairing the event and to the guest speaker, Alan Hess for kicking off the awards ceremony! View photos HERE and Winners HERE 
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. 
Lunch Program for AIAOC Members! 
Energy Efficiency with Modern Glazing
Wednesday, October 8th- This presentation addresses the different types of glazing available. While giving some history of insulated glass units, it also encompasses recent industry developments and ongoing research. There is a thorough discussion of the different types of LoE and how they work along with touching on the effects gas (argon, krypton) have on IG units. Thermal performance comparisons are made between the different types of glazing, i.e., single glaze, dual insulated glass, LoE2, Pyrolitic LoE, etc., including an overview of energy performance ratings.
ADA-Disability, Accessibility, and Liability; Who's Responsible for ADA and FHA Compliance?
Wednesday, October 15th- This presentation was prepared to provide an analysis of the August 2012 decision by the Nevada Supreme Court that the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted to remedy discrimination against disabled individuals and to prevent discrimination.  Participants will have a better understanding of the roles of various parties to a project in determining and achieving ADA compliance; learn to consider the dissemination of information during a project and the decision-making process that flows from that; evaluate contractual allocations of this responsibility and review recent court decisions that underscore the importance of this process.

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
OC CRAN Update
It has been an interesting first year for OC CRAN (Custom Residential Architect's Network).  For those not familiar with CRAN it is one of the many AIA virtual knowledge communities and one of the most active nationwide, by giving a voice to our members that practice residential architecture.  We have a fairly large contingent in our chapter that designs and builds some of the best residential architecture in the nation and we were happy to form our own CRAN Chapter this year. READ MORE HERE



AIA Orange County is Social!

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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 
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



California Healthcare Facilities Forum - Register Now!

What' next . . .

How do we prepare for an uncertain future?

Is there value in early risk reduction?

What are the benefits and the challenges? Is the time now?


This year's California Health Facilities Forum will address not only the above questions, but discuss the various aspects of retail and the outpatient experience, and conclude with future thinking.


Learn More Here


Get Your License! Paul W. Welch, Jr. ARE Scholarship 

The Paul W. Welch, Jr. Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Scholarship, was created in recognition of Paul W. Welch's distinguished and lengthy career in service to architects, the architectural profession, and his unwavering belief in the power of the architectural license. The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of California interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by covering all associated costs.  


Award Details 

A committee of distinguished professionals representing the AIACC, the AIACC Academy of Emerging Professionals (AEP), the California Architectural Foundation (CAF), the California Fellows and the Welch family serve as the jury. 



This year's jury consists of the following participants:

Brian Dougherty, FAIA

Jeffrey Gill, FAIA

Leanna Libourel, AIA

Paul Welch, Hon. AIA

Kurt Hinker, FAIA

Read More About the Jury Here

Learn More  Here


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

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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