Thank You to AIAOC's 2014 Sponsors:

Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, more than 83,000 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. 
Fire Protection Lunch Program for AIAOC Members-
Interior Finishes and Decorative Material
Wednesday, October 22nd- This course outlines the requirements set forth in Chapter 8 of the IBC. In addition, requirements related to plastic are included as part of the program. Attendees will have a greater understanding of how interior finishes are to be applied within a building, how they are tested, and ways to implement a desired design if not strictly code compliant.
Movie Night-Gehry/Prouve/Sendai - Significant Masterpieces Combining Art with Architecture
Thursday, October 23rd- The fourth in a series of iconic architecture. This series focuses on three modernistic masterpieces combining art with architecture: The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao by Frank O Gehry; personal home by Jean Prouve; and the Mutlimedia Library of Sendai
classroom insights | learnlab 2.0 | why a square?
Tuesday, November 4th- This course looks at trends such as: accountability for learning outcomes, attracting and retaining students & faculty, creating living & learning environments, technology everywhere, increasing expectations of students & parents, learning is social must engage students, building community in the classrooms, enabling the practice of 21st century learning skills and uses a research process to invent and then improve upon a new classroom design. The following areas will be covered in this version of the LearnLab 2.0 CEU: 1) our questions, 2) ethnography, 3) prototyping, 4) orientations and why they are important, and 5) Learnlab's evolutions, or 2.0 and the data supporting this classroom design

Saturday, November 8th-Take a leisurely bicycle cruise on the Newport Boardwalk, Ferry,and Balboa Boardwalk and stop by homes by Neutra, Lautner, and Bissell then cruise on over to the Balboa Pavilion - AIAOC's first meeting place 50 some odd years ago. 

Saturday, November 8th at 11 am

No cost other than Ferry passage (couple bucks)

Meet at the Newport Pier Parking Lot

Hosted by AIAOC Emerging Professionals - stay tuned for future treks! 

BYOB...that's bike! 

Architectural Liability, Understanding & Avoiding
Thursday, November 13th- Attendees will learn how to identify and handle their major practice risks, including how to live with the infamous Crawford and Beacon decisions, and how to use (and not lose) their E & O coverage.

Associate- Construction Home Tour

In need of IDP construction credits? Join AIAOC for an Associate- Construction Home Tour 


When: November 7th th at 4pm 

Where: Cornelio Residence 180 W. Avenida Cornelio (at corner of Ave. Cornelio and Ola Vista) San Clemente, CA 92672 

-Closed toe shoes required. 

-Register at jgill@aiaoc.org 


-Presented by Anders Lasater Architects, Inc. 


AIA San Fernando Valley IDP Design Competition

The competition involves the design of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission. Recently, this mission was lost due to fire. A new site has been selected and the AIA San Fernando Valley has worked with the staff of the mission to provide the programmatic requirements. While Survival Outreach Services has served as an emergency stopgap, the loss of the production, donation, residential facilities and half of the vehicles fleet has caused a significant loss of support of the mission's work with the homeless. This new facility will be enlarged enabling the mission to reduce the homeless population by offering self-sufficiency, life skills classes and training to the homeless.


edirector@aiasfv.org or 818-907-7151 


Also, more information HERE



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
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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



Green Schools: Investing in Our Future

The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition comes to the Pasadena Convention Center on November 5-6, 2014. Keynote speakers will be Senator Fran Pavley and Rear Admiral Len Hering. Through an Expo with over 100 companies offering green products and services, dozens of educational sessions, and special events including a Leadership Awards reception, the Summit offers two days of total immersion in all aspects of green schools.

Concurrent sessions will focus on critical topics, from best practices for utilizing Prop 39 energy efficiency funds to water conservation techniques, funding for energy and building projects and environmental literacy. The Summit will also include a special Pre-Summit Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Schools Workshop, on November 4, presented in partnership with the New Buildings Institute and the California Public Utilities Commission. Keynotes and exhibit hall are free. For more information and to register, go to www.green-technology.org or call Cindy Dangberg at 626-577-5700.


AIA Housing Awards 2015

The Housing Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) established this awards program to recognize the best in housing design for households of all incomes. The program emphasizes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. It is the intent of the program to recognize quality work in a variety of design styles.

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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