2017 Design Awards
2017 Design Awards is fast approaching! Do you have your tickets!

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 a hosted cocktail reception.
 Upcoming Programs
Leadership Skills Workshop

August 29 @ 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Tour of the Mark IV Capital Corporate Office & AIAOC General Meeting

August 30 @ 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
3rd Annual Southern California Risk Control for Architects, Engineers and Environmental Professionals Seminar and Golf Event

September 15 @ 8:30 pm -12:30 pm
The Next Big Thing - Cross Laminated Timber

September 19 @ 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
Innovations In Steel ~ A SteelDay Educational Program

September 22 @ 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
COTE: Preparing for a Changing World: An Introduction to Building Resilience
September 28 @ 6:00 pm -7:00 pm
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
2018 Slate of Nominations

The AIAOC Nominating Committee is please to inform the members of the 2018 slate of candidates. Per the Bylaws, members in good standing may be nominated from the floor at the August and September General Meetings.

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 , if applicable, before the 2017 renewal cycle begins .

Not participating in the Black Spectacles Study Sessions? Join an AIAOC Study group!

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

and the

NotLY licensing class: Construction Contract Administration (CCA) 
All NotLY classes are free and open to everyone, but you must RSVP to get a seat.
Two Consecutive Tuesday evenings (must attend BOTH days).
Downtown Los Angeles

PART 1: Tuesday evening, October 3
PART 2: Tuesday evening, October 10

This two-part class is especially good for ARE 5.0 CONSTRUCTION & EVALUATION and for the CALIFORNIA SUPPLEMENTAL EXAM (CSE)
The instructor is an highly experienced architect who has taught with NotLY several times.

You must RSVP by replying to to this email and saying “I want the downtown CCA class TWO TUESDAYS in October."
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 HERE
Stepping Thru Accessible Public Multi- Family Residential Facilities

Thursday, September 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM PDT Learn More HERE
2017 CanstructionOC Can-Do Celebration

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM PDT 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 Learn More HERE

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 jgill@aiaoc.org

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.

Who would you like to meet in a round table setting in 2016?
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!"
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