Become a 2014 AIA Orange County Sponsor!

-2014 Premier Sponsor-
-2014 Annual Sponsor-



Dealy, Renton & Associates

Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia LLP






Belden Hiramoto Liu & Co., LLP
BKF Engineers
Milgard Windows & Doors
PENTA Building Group
Thornton Tomasetti 






RDM General Contractors

SCI Lighting Solutions    



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


2014 Art Walk

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. 
Automated Vehicular Gate Design for Safety Standard Compliance
Wednesday, May 7th- The purpose of this course presented by, DOORKING, is to train design professionals on safety related design and installation methods for automated vehicular gates to insure that their designs are in compliance with current industry safety standards and the IBC, IFC, IRC and IPMC.
The Do's and Don'ts of Construction Phase Services
Wednesday, May 28thAttendees will hear from legal counsel on issues related to construction administration services.  At the end of the presentation, attendees will have a better understanding on how to negotiate contracts, control risk management, understand legal responsibilities, and learn from actual case studies.
COTE Tour: The Completed Irvine Valley College Life Science Building
Thursday, May 29thUtilizing a field tour of the recently completed Irvine Valley College Life Science Building, this program will provide real world examples of success in designing a highly sustainable college laboratory environment.  Designed to be LEED Gold certified, the design of this project looks holistically at the impact of each system and material selected in achieving an outcome that reflects the values of its inhabitants. The program will conclude with a review of the long term benefits anticipated as a result of the addition of this new facility to Irvine Valley College campus. A presentation on the implementation of Savings By Design will be presented by SCE.

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

Associates want to learn more about the path to licensure?
Please attend the NCARB webinar on May 14th hosted by Lionakis

Presenter: Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB

Time: 5PM-6PM reception and office tour hosted by Lionakis and 6PM 7:30PM Webinar

Attendees receive 1.5 LU's (Must Self Report)

4000 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 101
Newport Beach, CA 92660

$25 for Non-Members

Join an ARE Study Group!
ARE 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.


Interested 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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AIA Convention 2014! Get Ready To Go!

Introducing AIA National Convention 2014, designed with you at the center of the experience. Connect with the world's brightest architects, designers, innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders. Earn LUs and get your hands on what's new from nearly 800 exhibitors. It's all in one place, one time, in America's architectural epicenter-Chicago. Learn More Here

Environments for Aging Conference in California


The AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community is proud to once again bring our members the Environments for Aging Conference, taking place May 3 - 6, 2014 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.  EFA offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments that meet the needs of our aging population. During this comprehensive three-day learning experience, attendees will network with peers while learning the latest innovations and best practices in the design of long-term and residential care settings.

Attendees will share common goals and innovations as well as building, architecture and design best practices. Don't miss this opportunity to gain inspiration through a gathering of like-minded, forward-thinking individuals instrumental in the creation of future living environments for the aging. 

 Learn More Here

General Information
AIA Innovation and Practice in House Design - Research Grant
The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) and Housing Knowledge Community (HKC) are proud to offer the 2014 AIA Innovation and Practice in Housing Design Research Grant. This grant will fund one emerging professional (defined below) to conduct research on residential design practice in small architectural firms or a topic of direct applicability to these firms. Applicants are encouraged to research emerging approaches to the professional practice of architecture. Learn More Here

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
AIA Contract Documents-Introducing ACD5!

Home Trend Design Survey
The survey measures general business conditions at residential architecture firms while also spotlighting architects' expertise on particular home design trends on a rotating basis. As a result, the news media, consultants, and other industry observers consider the HDTS a credible and useful housing business resource.


Nowhere is such information more valuable, however, than in the strategic decision-making that drives the residential design and construction industry. Architects need ready access to reliable, profession-specific information to plan for a better future

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