February Twenty 14
Become a 2014 AIA Orange County Sponsor!



Dealy, Renton & Associates

Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia LLP






BKF Engineers
PENTA Building Group




EPT Design

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


Three AIA Orange County Members 

Elevated to the College of Fellows!
Congratulations to the following AIAOC Members  
for their significant achievements!
Wendy Rogers, FAIA 
Ernie Vasquez, FAIA
Annette Wiley, FAIA
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. 
Introductory Building Information Modeling (BIM) 
Test Drive
Thursday, February 20thThis interactive, hands-on course introduces basic Building Information Modeling (BIM) and BIM collaboration concepts. At the conclusion of the course attendees will understand the basics of modeling and the concepts needed for successful adoption of a streamlined workflow
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AIAOC General Meeting and Presentation 
Thursday, February 20thAre you or your organization losing money because of miscommunications and mistakes at work? Miscommunication and misunderstandings cost companies 37 billion dollars a year. 
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COTE Tour: Tour of the LEED Gold Certified Office of Glumac in Irvine 
Thursday, February 27thOffice tour of a LEED Gold Certified engineering firm.  Attendees will learn about the engineering systems, furniture, and finishes used to achieve this LEED classification and current ADA design philosophies for commercial applications.
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AIAOC Risk Management Seminar 
Thursday, March 13thAttendees will learn how to manage and mitigate sub consultant risk and to recognize and defuse backdoor warranties. They will also learn how to generate protective project documents while avoiding copyright plagiarism claims
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FREE AIAOC Lunch Program:

Meeting California's New CEC Performance Requirements

Tuesday, March 18thThis program will outline the benefits of using Thermally Broken Steel and high performance products in lieu of cold rolled steel and/or non-thermally broken products to meet California's new (CEC) performance requirements scheduled to begin July 1, 2014.  
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At Your Service
AIAOC CLOSED- February 17. 2014

AIAOC will be closed 2-17-2014 in recognition of President's Day. We will resume normal business hours, 9AM-1PM the following day.

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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.
Document Price Increase
AIAOC would like to inform our members and others who purchase paper documents from our office, that effective March 1, 2014, AIA National will be significantly increasing the price of paper documents. 


In an effort to provide our members and customers with the documents needed at the current  prices, we encourage you to place an order for any documents that you use on a regular basis before February 21th.  AIAOC will then fill your order from our current inventory or place an order for you.  An order form and inventory list  are available. Some of the paper documents are limited, so please check  your inventory today and order as needed.


What the Heck is YAF?
In contemporary architectural practice and within the AIA, significant attention and resources are directed towards unlicensed professionals (Associate AIA members) and seasoned veteran practitioners (AIA and FAIA members), but there is another group of AIA members that have a different set of needs than both of the aforementioned groups; that of the recently licensed architects - or Young Architects

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NCARB Improves Exam Rescheduling Process

Washington, DC-Candidates who fail a division of the Architect Registration Examination� (ARE�) can now immediately reschedule the exam, under an improved aspect of the "My Examination" service introduced by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). While the six-month waiting period still applies to the actual date of re-examination, the old four-month waiting period for rescheduling has been eliminated by NCARB."This should resolve issues for some places or times when seat time in a test center is at a premium," said NCARB Chief Executive Officer Michael Armstrong. "Thanks to the new My Examination capability, and a suggestion from one of our customers, we are able to make this improvement." For more information regarding My Examination and registration for sections of the ARE, please go to www.ncarb.org

Final ARE 5.0 Division Structure Announced- 
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General 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
2014 Brick in Architecture Awards - Call For Entries
The Brick Industry Association is pleased to announce a call-for-entries for the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards, and we cordially invite you to submit your best work to the competition! As the largest and most prestigious juried awards program of its kind, the Brick in Architecture Awards showcase the best work in clay face and paving brick from architects across the country!
2014 AIA National Photography Competition
AIA St. Louis presents the 2014 AIA Photography Competition.  All entries must be submitted on a CD ROM (see www.aia-stlouis.org; click on Features for entry form &and prospectus). You may submit black & white or color images.  The top 14 entries will be exhibited at the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago and in AIArchitect and posted to www.aia-stlouis.org.


2014 Canstruction Design-Build Competition
Canstruction If you are looking for a fun, creative, and exciting way to give back and have some fun at the same time, JOIN US!   


Who Needs an Architect?

Who Needs an Architect?

Volunteers Needed for B.E.E.P
Build Environment Education Program 
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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AIA National Committee Opportunity -

Healthcare Design

The Design for Aging Knowledge Community partners with an outside group (Vendome in partnership with Center for Health Design) on a yearly conference, Environments for the Aging. This conference brings together developers, owners, design professionals, product manufacturers, academia, aging specialists, and government officials to  explore new ideas for creating places that  support people as they age.


 It will take place May 3-6, 2014, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.


The DFA KC would love to have some local representatives that could help out with content planning from the AIA side. They are looking for anyone with Universal Design, Aging in Place, Facility Design, or CCRC Design experience. In addition, this conference hosts tours of local (45min radius) facilities, and it would be great to get some recommendations of places.


Please forward an email to jgill@aiaoc.org if interested in participating in this event.


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