In observation of Memorial Day, AIAOC will be closed on Monday, May 29th.
 8th Annual Artwalk
S A V E  THE   D A T E ! 2017 Artwalk August 3, 2017
 2017 Design Awards
2017 Design Awards is fast approaching! SAVE THE DATE!
The hallmark event of the year honoring great design in Orange County will be hosted at the Cultural Center at Christ Cathedral, a past AIAOC Honor Award recipient.  AIAOC's biggest night of the year will feature a keynote address and includes beer, wine, and appetizers.

Important Dates!

6/12       Registration Opens ( Details to Come)

8/11       Registration Closes

8/18       Submissions Due

9/14       Design Awards Gala

  Upcoming Programs
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May General Meeting and 2017 Student Design Competition Reception
May 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2016 California Building Code-Accessibility Changes
June 6 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Women In Architecture Networking Event
June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boardwalk Construction Tour
June 8  @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Concrete Deterioration & Impact on Coatings Performance & Design
June 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hiring and Firing Employees and Independent Contractors
June 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Title 24 Training
June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 ****ATTENTION**** This is the same program that was offered on May 4th. Anyone is welcome to attend a second time, but will only receive AIA Learning Units for one session.
The small print: 

Cancellations made at least one week prior to the program will be refunded in full, less the processing/transaction fees incurred. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows. Registration may be transferred to another individual so long as they qualify for the pricing.
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Congratulations to Brian and Betsey Dougherty for their  Lifetime Achievement Award! Read More...
  At Your Service
Reminder to Members
•The importance of updating their profiles to ensure renewal invoices and other AIA materials are received. 

•The completion of the membership status change form or chapter transfer form, if applicable, before the 2017 renewal cycle begins.

Free Membership for Up to 18 Months
New Graduates of accredited schools of architecture receive a complimentary membership with the AIA at the Associate level for up to 18 months after graduation.  Non-NAAB Degree Holders or Individuals Enrolled in an IDP Program Working under an Architect’s Supervision may also be eligible for Up to 18 months complimentary membership. Learn More

Dues Installment Program
Pay your dues in up to six installments with our Dues Installment Program. All newly joining members are eligible to participate in the 2017 Dues Installment Program. Enrollment begins October 1, 2016 and ends April 30, 2017. 2017 membership dues enrolled in the dues installment plan must be paid in full by June 30, 2017. Learn more.


 Giant structures built out of canned goods that are on display for the month of September and then benefit the Orange County Food Bank.


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4th Annual Housing Policy Conference

The BIA Baldy View Chapter is proud to present the 4th Annual Housing Policy Conference. Attendees will learn about the latest public policy priorities at the Federal, State, Regional and Local levels. We encourage you to attend to find out the status of the latest Washington D.C. and Sacramento housing policy debates from our National Association of Homebuilder (NAHB)  and California Building Industry Association (CBIA) legislative staff.

Learn More Here

Monterey Design Conference

Friends and followers, here’s a heads up on AIACC’s Monterey Design Conference. This year, architects and designers from Toyko, Paris, and Madrid, as well as the US, headline. Hope you can join us. Discover more about MDC, its speakers, and the coastal setting which fosters informal conversations between speakers and attendees HERE

AIAOC 2017 CSE Study Group

CSE Study Group forming Summer 2017 - The AIAOC will be forming a CSE (California Supplemental Exam) Study Group in early summer. RSVP to hold a spot in our kick-off meeting or if you're just interested in finding out more information. This is FREE to AIAOC Members

Call for work -  2017 Project Tours 
Be a part of AIA Orange County programs. 
Submit a project for inclusion in the 2017 Tour Series.

Project tours offer the following opportunities: 

  • Assist Associates in meeting much-needed AXP construction hours for their path to licensure
  • Public awareness of AIA members’ work
  • Recognition of your work among peers
  • AIA learning unit opportunities
Have a project?  Let us know! Please email a description, photo (if available) and availability to

Just Released: AIA Trust Annual Report
Learn how the AIA Trust continues to help members
manage their risks and practice successfully in 2016

Read the 2016 AIA Trust Annual Report !
The AIA Trust is where smart architects manage risk.  
Find indispensable AIA Member benefits and resources from the AIA Trust
Plus see what’s in store for 2017
To make this new year the best ever for AIA Members & Components.

For more about the AIA Trust programs and practice resources,
Visit or
Call 202-626-7376.

What’s your order for the 2016 AIAOC Community Leaders Breakfast Series?

Whether you’re seeking to develop relationships or want to influence policy that affects the built
environment, the “AIAOC Community Leaders Breakfast with...” series is the members voice to
local advocacy.

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