8th Annual Artwalk
Submissions are open!

Please join AIA Orange County for the 8th Annual Artwalk, cocktail reception, and awards presentation.  Artwalk is an evening of community outreach, camaraderie, and artistic expression.  AIA members, design community professionals, students, and friends are invited to showcase their artistic talents and participate in a juried competition.

 2017 Design Awards
2017 Design Awards is fast approaching! Register Today!

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

8/11       Submission and Registration Closes

9/14       Design Awards Gala


  Upcoming Programs
Movie Night at Orange County Museum of Art and Exhibit Tour
July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tour & Presentation of John Wayne Airport Terminals A and B Improvements Project
July 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
July General Meeting Private showing of the Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit at the Bowers Museum
July 20 @ 5:00 pm -8:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE- COTE: High-Performance Building Design – An approach to Designing Future Buildings through Data Analytics
July 27 @ 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
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 

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 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?
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