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Shaping a Sustainable Built Environment in OC

    Shaping a Sustainable Built Environment in Orange County

    A dialogue for all of us: the social, economic, and ecological impacts of smart growth, for a sustainable future
    April 12, 2017 at University of California - Irvine

    Earn 6.5 AIA HSW’s 

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    Photo Credit: © Les Nakashima/Nextimage3D

      Upcoming Programs
    Women In Architecture -Movie and Panel Discussion
    April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    AIAOC Lunch Program – Vegetated Roofing Systems
    April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    COTE: Biomimicry and Architecture
    April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    New 2017 Title 24 Code ~ How it Impacts the Design of Big Openings for Indoor/Outdoor Living
    April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Understanding Mortarless Stone Veneer and Other Stone Veneer Products
    April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Demystifying Fellowship
    May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Title 24 Training Program
    May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Presentation and Tour of the Saddleback College
    May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 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.
      News and Happenings

    Women in Wiki

    This time it’s different. We have a wide network of support system to guide us, and motivate us.  

    We are proud to be a part of Art and Feminism ( at Organizer level. Art and Feminism is a group of students, librarians, professors, artists, art workers, and art lovers who create meaningful changes to the body of knowledge available about feminism and the arts on Wikipedia...

    Read More Here

    Congratulations to Brian and Betsey Dougherty for their  Lifetime Achievement Award! Read More...
      At Your Service


    Plan to enter Canstruction, the most unique design-build competition you’ve ever seen. Giant structures built out of canned goods that are on display for the month of September and then benefit the Orange County Food Bank.


    For more information, go to

    2017 Brick in Architecture Awards Competition

    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!

    Learn More 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

    Cal OES Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Class

    Attention AIAOC Members:  To register for the class, please go to or call Miriam Aldana at (714) 628-7054. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email, and directions to the training location.

    After you have completed the class, you can come by the AIAOC office with your Safety Assessment Program (SAP) credential ID and AIAOC will report 8 HSWs to your AIA Transcript.

    Learn More Here CalOES

    ARE 4.0 to 5.0 Exam Prep - PPP

    Join fellow ARE candidates to:

    • View the AIA ARE Prep video tutorials as a group
    • Ask questions and get clarification from on-site local experts in the field
    • Gain full access to the courses after class and anytime during the two-month session Courses at AIA Orange County 


    Please note the “AIA Convention” is now titled “A’17 AIA Conference on Architecture.”

    Anticipating a better tomorrow

    Harness the collective intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of speakers whose power to anticipate has shaped their careers and our industry. Over three days our keynoters will explore this theme and what it means to anticipate need, challenge, and change in architecture and design.

    Learn More Here

    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 Convention Registration
    New AIA members receive complimentary registration for the 2017 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Orlando, Florida April 27 – 29.

    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.

    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.

    Who would you like to meet in a round table setting in 2016?
    tell us here
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