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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

ADA:2013 California Mid-cycle Code Changes for Accessibility

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2 HSW/ 2 ADA Units  Learn More


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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

1 HSW  Learn More


COTE "Sustainability Mixer" and Discussion

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Come join us for a Sustainability "mixer" and discussion.  Meet with sustainability industry leaders and those who are committed to preserving our environment and quality of life. RSVP


Social Hour at the Marine Room

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Come join us! Bring along a co-worker and come hang out with other Chapter members and design professionals for AIA Orange County's General meeting at the MARINE ROOM - 6PM

214 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-  RSVP


Social Media & The Architecture Firm

Thursday, June 4, 2015

1.5 LU's Learn More


AIAOC Lunch Program- Managing Condensation, Water Intrusion, and Energy in the Real World

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

1 HSW Learn More


AIAOC Lunch Program- Tire-Derived Products and LEED Construction

Wednesday, June 18, 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"





Next week, AIA Convention 2015 kicks off in Atlanta. Unless you act soon, you're going to miss one of the year's best education and networking events for architects.  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.  Learn More

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





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.




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 Architecture at Zero Competition Launched

This competition is open to students and professionals worldwide, and engages architecture, engineering and planning experts in the pursuit of designing energy efficient buildings. Learn More


General Information

YAF Connection: Equity x Design

This issue focuses on the theme of EQUITY IN ARCHITECTURE. Learn More


New Graduates - Join AIA for Free!

Instantly expand your support network by more than 85,000 colleagues. Join today and gain from the most valuable professional resource available. Learn More



Request for Architect- Camp Pendleton Iwo Jima Memorial

Iwo Jima Monument West (IJMW) is a 501c3 charity.  Its goal is to purchase a restored Iwo Jima flag raising monument by Felix de Weldon, the same sculptor who executed the massive bronze monument at Arlington VA, also known as the Marine Corps War Memorial.  Learn More




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



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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