August 2021

Showcasing the impact of collaboration between homeowners and registered architects to help craft beautiful, relevant and innovative solutions for the housing needs across all sectors of our society. Attendance is worth 1.5 LUs.

Since we concluded our lease at 1405 Clay St. last year the AIA East Bay has operated with our a central office for our organization. Staff has been busy these past months looking at potential locations and want to invite you to suggest spaces, locations you think we should consider!
Selected Upcoming Events
August 18 | 12 pm - 1 pm

Design strategies to save energy are encouraged to be applied in the early stage of design because construction costs become significantly expensive when the change is implemented later in the design process. This presentation discusses that a series of energy simulation needs to be studied in the early stage of design in order to achieve the optimal energy efficient performance.
August 21 | 10 am - 11:30 am

We are featuring architects, architecture students, clients, community members and pioneering voices from the USA, Canada, Mexico, and Norway to show us the meanings of "shelter". Please tune into this great diversity of voices and perspectives whose common goal is transformation through architecture and design.
August 26 | 5 pm - 6:30 pm

The discussion will be 1.5 hours long and will include four panelists that are experts in the following topics related to housing : Research and Design, Accessibility, Sustainability and Affordability. Moderated by Renee Chow and featuring panelists from The Housing Innovation Collaborative, Mithun, Arkin Tilt, and The Cohousing Community.
August 28 | 10 am - 1 pm

Join AIA East Bay for a 6-mile bike tour of Eco-friendly homes in East Bay. The tour will feature three homes designed by architects Cate Leger, Leger Wanaselja, David Arkin, Arkin Tilt Architects, and Scott McGlashan, McGlashan Architecture. We will hear first-hand from the architects about green building practices and materials that make these homes beautiful, energy-efficient, and good for the environment, including all-electric (fossil fuel free) building systems and appliances, straw bale construction, salvaged car roofs and poplar tree bark, and more. 
AIA East Bay is excited to announce its partnership with E&M Consulting, Inc. to produce our new Membership Directory & Resource Guide.

The publication will be available in both print and digital formats. E&M will be managing the entire project, including advertising sales and layout/graphic design. They are highly professional and produce a high-quality publication, and we ask that you give them a moment of your time. E&M will be contacting all members about the advertising opportunities available. The publication will be mailed to every member – a great opportunity to promote and give your company additional exposure. If you have any questions or would like to advertise, please contact an E&M sales associate at 800-572-0011 or [email protected]. As always, your support is greatly appreciated!
ABI June 2021: Architecture firm billings continue to grow at a robust pace

Nearly six in 10 firms report that they are having problems filling open architectural staff positions Architecture firms reported another month of extremely strong business conditions in June, with an ABI score of 57.1 (any score over 50 indicates billings growth). While slightly fewer firms reported an increase in firm billings in June than in May, the current pace of billings growth remains near the highest levels ever seen in the history of the index.

AIA California Declares a Climate Emergency

There is little to deny our climate is changing and as leaders in the design of the built environment, we have the responsibility to act as stewards of our planet. We are witnessing the devastating consequences of the rapidly changing climate, and the best scientists are now concerned we are reaching a tipping point more rapidly than earlier estimated. There is no time to lose in transforming the design and delivery of architecture. To that end, on July 24, 2021, the AIA California Board of Directors officially declared a climate emergency to immediately accelerate the de-carbonization of the built environment.

Room 1000 Publishes #8!

Come have a look and support UC Students and young design professionals by buying a copy.

Outside the bounds of the exact sciences and the Cartesian grid, magic denotes dthat which can’t easily be named or confined. Over the past months in working on this issue, we have come to see the rituals, incantations, illusions and various acts of magic as legitimate world-building strategies. Deployed intently and politically, these super-natural acts have served as a useful lens for understanding these dizzying and unmooring times.

New leaders elected to AIA Board of Directors

Three new leaders were elected to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors today. AIA delegates elected Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, of Boston Society of Architects/AIA Massachusetts as the 2022 First Vice President/2023 President-elect; Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA, of AIA Columbus/AIA Ohio as the 2022–2023 Treasurer; and Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, of AIA Los Angeles/AIA California as the 2022-2024 At-large Director.

Future Forward

Harnessing the passion of our members and the broader design community, AIA is taking steps to advance racial justice and equity in our organization, in our profession, and in our communities.

CA License Needs to Be Renewed?

This 4 course ADA bundle satisfies your CA licensure requirement on your own time.

Learn ADA online courses such as accessible hotels and restaurants, the trouble with accessibility, urban inclusiveness, and building inclusive communities.

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Job Listings

The project manager works with owners and directs employees and consultants at all levels to ensure that proper steps and procedures are taken and that work is completed as planned, budgeted, scheduled and in conformance with the design intent and contract deliverables. The project manager will participate in office-wide initiatives aimed at improving or impacting practice, business operations or business development.

The Senior Project Architect Candidate is a resourceful team leader and creative thinker, combined with practiced organizational skills. They are adept with technical, code and sustainable design practices, with an emphasis in construction administration and the ability to preserve design intent. They exemplify firm-wide leadership, bringing technical expertise, management best practices, and a passion to improve the performance of our team.

DAHLIN is currently seeking a talented ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER for our Pleasanton, CA office. This individual will work closely with principals and teams to produce the successful development and completion of design work through all phases, from conceptual and schematic design to project close out. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a desire and ability to generate creative and innovative designs that exemplify our Passion for Place®.

Gunkel Architecture is a 12-person office in Emeryville, CA specializing in inspiring sustainable affordable housing, community-focused multi-family and mixed-use projects, and modern homes. We are currently seeking a Project Architect with strong technical and communication skills to oversee the development of our mid- to large-scale multi-family and affordable housing projects. The Project Architect will be required to review the building code, develop construction documents and details, perform quality control, and coordinate with consultants and building officials, as well as continue helping to develop standards for the office and manage sustainability standards and goals. 
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