February 2022
An Evening with Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse
Each year UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design and AIA East Bay host a joint lecture to raise funds that support our programming and scholarship programs. Please join us for dinner and then a talk with Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse, cofounders of Barclay & Crousse Architecture. This season's program will be held on March 2nd, 2022.

Past Years Sold Out Quickly!
Member Appreciation Party
Our Membership Party is officially SOLD OUT!

We can't wait to see many of you there, and we have a waitlist open for those who weren't able to snag their tickets in time.
Selected Upcoming Events
February 23rd | 6pm - 7pm

Join us for a presentation on the proper way to navigate the NCARB licensure process and learn about some great tools and resources to conquer the infamous ARE exams. Also we will discuss and share real life experiences of being an emerging professional in the current field of architecture. After the presentation we will have an open discussion to answer any audience questions.
February 24th | 12pm - 1pm

Civil Engineering and Land Surveying are two key components of many successful architectural and urban planning projects. This presentation will describe several key Civil Engineering and Land Surveying design strategies on how to utilize their services to the architect’s advantage.

February 24th | 6pm - 8pm

2021 was a crazy year, and before it ends we want to come together and celebrate as a chapter all of our incredible members!

COVID PROTOCOL: This event is 100% outside. All attendees are expected to be vaccinated. Masks will be worn per Nido's policy as posted outside the restaurant on day of event.
March 9th | 5pm - 9pm

Please join us for dinner and then a talk with Sandra Barclay & Jean Pierre Crousse, cofounders of Barclay & Crousse Architecture, whose work was work has been published worldwide and was part of the main exhibition at the 16th Venice Biennale.

Proceeds from this event help support Architecture and Design education in the San Francisco East Bay region.
March 10th | 12pm - 1:30pm

How are surveys done? What are the basic tools and techniques? What are the different kinds of surveys, and when must a survey be filed as a legal document? What conditions are especially challenging for surveyors? This presentation will be give a broad overview of these topics, to be followed by Q & A.
Valuation Threshold - Chapter 11B-202 by Kerwin Lee

Every January the Division of the State Architect - Access Compliance (DSA-AC) publishes the “Valuation Threshold”. For 2022, the value is $186,172.00. What does this all mean and how is it applied for compliance with the code? This value is based on $50,000 of 1981 dollars and adjusted annually based on the construction index as published by Engineering New Record.

Practice Advisory: Learning How to Successfully Navigate Vulnerable Projects

Written by our very own Mark Steppan (AIA EB Treasurer) and published by AIA California - In “Leading Vulnerable and Complex Projects” Part 1, we discussed ways to identify if you have a “vulnerable” project on your hands and what creates this “vulnerability”. In Part 2 here we discuss jumping in to a “vulnerable” project and the impactful leadership techniques that one can employ for the project and staff.

California Architects Board Considering Regulations Affecting Architect Advertising

There is time for architects to submit comments. The California Architects Board (CAB) is holding a virtual meeting on Friday, February 18, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm, to receive public comments on its proposed regulation to require architects to include their name and license number on “all forms of advertisement, solicitation, or other presentations made to the public in connection with the rendition of architectural services … including any advertisement, card, letterhead, telephone listing, Internet Web site, written solicitation to a prospective client or clients, or contract proposal.”

ABI December 2020: Architecture firm billings end the year on a sour note

Business conditions at architecture firms backslid in December, ending a tough year on a disappointing note. The AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score declined to 42.6 for the month, indicating that more firms saw declining billings in December than in November.

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Perkins Eastman is searching for talented intermediate project manager who is ready to engage, learn, and contribute to a vibrant and active studio culture in our Oakland office. Manage the projects from inception through completion including all design phases, client interaction, schedule and financial performance. 

SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as a Senior Technical Designer for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Buttrick Projects Architecture+Design is currently seeking an Intermediate Architect/Designer with 5-9 years of experience to join our team. Interested applicants should be comfortable generating quick sketches, have a deep knowledge of construction types and details, and be well versed in client communication.

Todd Jersey Architecture (toddjerseyarchitecture.com) is seeking an intermediate level Architect with five or more years of experience in residential work to join its staff. Under supervision of the Design Principal, this position manages projects, including producing architectural documents in the schematic, design development and construction document phases of a project, while implementing the company’s architectural procedures, standards and quality expectations. 
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