A Message from the 2018 AIAOC President
AIAOC Members:
It is my honor to serve as 2018 President of the AIA Orange County Chapter. This year will be an exciting opportunity for the Board of Directors to implement new strategic goals and objectives geared toward enhancing the value of AIA membership. Based on member surveys and firm interviews, we have tailored resources to respond to member feedback. As a foundation for membership, we will dedicate a new headquarter for the Orange County Chapter, from which we will deliver core member services, launch expanded educational programs and provide enriching networking opportunities. 

As always, we are interested in hearing from our members on a continual basis. Please do not hesitate to contact AIAOC Staff or reach-out to Board members with your suggestions for how we can increase the value of your membership.

We look forward to supporting, strengthening and celebrating our architectural community, and inspiring architects to create a better world through architecture.

Timothy Smallwood, AIA
President - AIAOC
Be A Part of the New AIAOC Office!
2018 New Years Resolutions

  1. Diet (No)
  2. Gym (No)
  3. AIAOC Construction Sponsor?! (YES) Learn More
 Upcoming Programs
AIAOC Lunch Program-Title 24’s Impact on Lighting Controls And Fixture Design
January 9 @ 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Construction Tour of Lido House Hotel
January 16 @ 8:15 am -10:00 am
Project Planning & Design (PPD 5.0)
January 20 @ 9:00 am -12:00 pm
January General Meeting and Social Mixer – Meet the AIAOC Committees

January 24 @ 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Project Tour: Crestavilla
February 1 @ 4:30 pm -6:00 pm
Modernism Week in Palm Springs

AIAOC has collaborated with the Palm Springs Modernism Week committee to offer a unique experience! Please click here to learn about this private tour that is scheduled for February 20, 21, 22!

** Attendees must bring their ticket to board the bus
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.
 At Your Service
AIA Releases Newly Revised Architect Scope Documents
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is releasing the second part of the once-in-a-decade 2017 edition of the A201, design-bid-build family of documents for a total of 34 newly revised 2017 documents. This release includes updated versions of the Architect Scope documents and many of the frequently-used AIA forms. Working with architects, contractors, subcontractors and owners, the AIA Documents Committee updates this core set of documents every 10 years. This helps ensure that the AIA legal forms and agreements reflect changes and trends in the industry, and that the AIA Contract Documents remain the Industry Standard.

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...  

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
Q3 issue of YAF CONNECTION is out! This issue, Design with Conscience focuses on disaster relief, humanitarian and pro bono work. Many AIA experts contributed to this issue including the AIA president Tom Vonier. 

Join an AIAOC Study group!

CDS / PPP / SPD 10 Weeks Study + 4 Week Practice

CALL FOR PAPERS, FL Wright Building Conservancy 2018 Conference: Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy is now accepting proposals for presentations and panels at its 2018 annual conference, Oct. 10-14, in Madison, Wisconsin. The theme is Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin. AIA continuing education credits are offered to conference attendees. Find more information online at: HERE

The deadline to submit a proposal is February 12, 2018. Proposals should be sent to Richard Longstreth, chair of the FLWBC speakers committee, at rwl@gwu.edu
AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference

AEC Next Technology Expo + Conference | June 5-7, 2018 | Anaheim, CA

Don’t miss the only AEC show of it’s kind! Join industry peers for three days of education, networking and a diverse exhibit hall floor showcasing the latest products and emerging technologies to help you design, construct and manage AEC projects smarter. Learn more...
Call for work - 2018 Project Tours 
Be a part of AIA Orange County programs. 
Submit a project for inclusion in the 2018 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 jgill@aiaoc.org

What’s your order for the 2018 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.

Who would you like to meet in a round table setting in 2018?
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action).
Create a great offer by adding words like "free" "personalized" "complimentary" or "customized." A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"
 AIAOC Allied Member Programs
PIRNAR Doors - Grand Opening
We invite you to experience our handmade Entrance Doors from Slovenia. 
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