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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.

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. 
AIAOC Presentation and General Meeting: 
Advancements in Student Housing Design
Thursday, November 20th- What do today's student residents - and their parents - expect from student housing options at colleges across the nation? Current students are unlike previous generations in many ways and their housing should reflect those unique needs accordingly. Design Principal, David Senden, and Senior Designer, Benjamin Kasdan, AIA, of KTGY Group, Inc. will discuss the latest trends, technology, sustainability, accessibility, and innovation in contemporary student housing. Case studies will include UCI Puerta del Sol, UCI Camino del Sol, BLVD63 in San Diego, The Daumier at Western University in Pomona, and 2125 Franklin in Eugene, OR. 

Impact of New Lighting Title-24 to Architects and Building Owners
Tuesday, December 2nd- The new Title 24 has been in effect since July 1st, creating a significant change to lighting design.   The outcome of this new law is huge, impacting cost, design, plan check, inspection, commissioning, and certificate of occupancy.  Level of training, and probability of failure from design to final installation, and even the operation is extremely high. Architects must be aware of the design issues from day one of design, and building owners must be aware of the impact of this law on new Tenant Improvement projects..

2014 AIAOC Holiday Party! Come and Celebrate!
Thursday, December 11thCome celebrate the season with friends and peers at the AIAOC Holiday Party! 

WHEN:Thursday, December 11, 6PM-8PM 

Libations and Appetizers provided 

LOCATION: Peter Blake Gallery- 435 Ocean Ave. Laguna Beach, CA 92651 


Space is limited, so please register today!

Catering by

Country Garden Caterers



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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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AIA Housing Awards 2015

About Two Weeks Remaining to Submit Your Project! 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

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


General Information
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)

The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), the premier transportation hub in Southern California is opening December 13, 2014 to the public and will offer a unique variety of travel, dining, retail and entertainment options in one convenient location.

Read 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 .

AIA Contract Documents

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the addition of eight new AIA Contract Docs documents to the AIA Contract Documents� portfolio. Seven of these new documents belong to the Conventional (A201) family; the remaining two documents belong to the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) family and the Program Manager family, respectively. The November 2014 launch includes the following new documents:


Conventional (A201) Family

  • A121™-2014, Standard Form of Master Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, where work is provided under Multiple Work Orders
  • A121™-2014 Exhibit, A: Determination of the Cost of the Work
  • A221™-2014, Work Order for use with Master Agreement Between Owner and Contractor
  • B121™-2014, Standard Form of Master Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Services provided under Multiple Service Orders
  • B221™-2014, Service Order for use with Master Agreement Between Owner and  Architect
  • C421™-2014, Standard Form of Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for Services Provided under Multiple Service Orders
  • C422™-2014, Service Order for use with Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant

Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Family

  • B133™-2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Edition

Program Manager Family

  • C172™-2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Program Manager for use on a Single Project

Download new document samples for free today!

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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