October 2021

Our Submission deadline has been extended to THIS FRIDAY! Be sure to submit your projects, and tune into the 2021 Design Awards on November 11th.

Since we concluded our lease at 1405 Clay St. last year the AIA East Bay has operated with out 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
October 21-22

MDC is coming to you this year - wherever you are! This virtual format is our way of inviting you to see what makes the Monterey Design Conference - THE Architects Retreat - and why we have so many loyal attendees. Our headliner speakers this year will join us from Portugal, Japan, England, Boston and of course - California.

October 21 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

258 High St is a tenant improvement project for the new location of Newmark’s Palo Alto office. The design highlights the one-story building’s existing industrial-like features with a fresh and polished material palette to reflect the company’s recent re-branding. The new space creates a welcoming and flexible work environment with areas for collaboration, formal and informal meetings, and all-hands events.

November 4 | 6 pm - 7:30 pm

In a society dependent on cars, every one—law-breaking and law-abiding alike—is subject to discretionary policing. Policing the Open Road shows how the new procedures sanctioned discrimination by officers, and ultimately under mined the nation’s commitment to equal protection before the law. 
November 11 | 5 pm - 6 pm

AIA East Bay recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design. This prestigious competition is designed to recognize the contributions of teams of architects, contractors, and developers in creating and implementing outstanding building projects in the East Bay. This honor is given to architects and firms for projects that demonstrate exemplary design skill of formal, functional and technical requirements, including ecological and environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and a strong sense of place.

ABI August 2021: Business conditions remain strong at architecture firms, despite concerns about the Delta variant

Most firms have already reopened from their pandemic closures. Architecture firm billings remained strong in August, with an Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 55.6 (any score over 50 indicates billings growth). Despite some concerns about the ongoing impact of the Delta variant, most firms are continuing to report robust business conditions. Firms also reported that they continue to receive many inquiries into new projects, and that the value of contracts that they are signing for new design work is still growing.

What’s Next – AIA October Update

Architecture firms around the country are continuing to report strong billings growth even through the complications of the Delta variant. On the return-to-work front, short-term challenges remain—such as implementing and enforcing a business-wide vaccine policy—yet many firms are turning their attention back to developing long-term solutions to make our society healthier and more affordable.

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.

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

PYATOK is seeking a full-time Project Architect/Manager with at least 10 years’ experience that includes a minimum of 4 years as Project Architect and/or Project Manager. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in multi-family housing, including podium construction types (Type-III and Type-V wood, Type-I and II steel and concrete). Additional desirable experience includes high-rise, urban planning and community-based design.

MESH is seeking talented and creative thinkers with positive attitudes, a thirst for learning, and a drive to produce high quality design in an atypical office environment. We have an immediate opening for a qualified Job Captain in our uptown Oakland location.

If you have a strong background in educational, healthcare, civic, office, retail, mixed use/multifamily or hospitality projects and are looking to join a progressive firm located north of the Golden Gate Bridge, we would love to hear from you. Our practice is expanding and we are looking to bring in a talented Project Architect to join our award winning design studio.  

International Parking Design is seeking a project manager with experience in managing commercial architectural projects in our Oakland office. Our company is a specialty architectural firm established for over 50 years and focused exclusively on the design of parking structures. Experience in the design of structured parking facilities is desired but not mandatory. Candidates should have a strong technical background with a demonstrated ability to take projects through all phases of design and construction administration. Must exhibit strong organizational and time management skills and be able to work with aggressive schedules in a collaborative environment.
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