Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.

Experience Architecture 2017

Experience Architecture is the AIA Central Valley’s annual public-outreach event that is developed and led by AIA architects and associate members, in collaboration with our Allied members, Sustaining Partners and community organizations.

The event is designed to facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives; to create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity; and to highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture.

The 2017 event will take place Wednesday, September 20th to Sunday, September 24th. In addition to a fantastic line-up of events, we are celebrating our 75th year as a Chapter this year with a big celebration at Lincoln Plaza Saturday, September 23rd. Stay tuned for details on events!

Please visit Experience Architecture Week page on Facebook:

Click HERE to see last’s years Experience Architecture Event Guide.


The Chapter appreciates the generous support of our 2017 Experience Architecture Sponsors!

Support the event as a sponsor: click here for the Sponsorship Packet, or click here to advertise in the Comstock’s Magazine Guide.

Media Sponsor






Premiere Event Sponsors:
Corporate Design Group, Inc.
DLR Group
Nacht & Lewis
Turley & Associates Mechanical Engineering Group, Inc.

Standard Event Sponsors:
Ascent Builders
BCA Architects
Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers
Dealy Renton & Associates
DPR Construction
Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture
Heller Pacific
KBM | Hogue
LPA Inc.
Preservation Sacramento
PZSE Structural Engineers
Rainforth Grau Architects
Western Chapter Association for Preservation Technology (WCAPT)

Supporter Sponsors:
Paul Schmidt Architect

Last updated: 7/18/2017


Design Awards + Winn Park Emerging Professionals Design Competition


The AIA Central Valley Design Awards Program recognizes excellence in the categories of architecture, interior architecture, reconstruction / renovation with opportunities for special recognition for sustainable design (COTE) and custom residential projects (CRAN).

This year we are excited to add a new competition specifically for Emerging Professionals! The Chapter has partnered with the Midtown Association and the City of Sacramento on a design competition to activate Winn Park and the abandoned fire alarm building in its center. Grand prize is $2,500 cash!

Both programs demonstrate to the public the value of good design, and celebrate the work of AIA Central Valley architects.


Projects entered:

  • must be designed by AIA Central Valley members in good standing, or member firms paying supplemental dues
  • must be completed or designed after January 1, 2007
  • must not have previously received an AIA Central Valley Design Award (exception: projects receiving a prior award in the unbuilt category may submit again in the built category)
  • may be located anywhere in the world

Click here for the Design Awards entry requirements.
Click here to visit the registration site.


  • The competition is open to AIA Central Valley Emerging Professional members only.
    Submittals may be made by individuals, or teams of up to (5) five members.
  • Emerging Professionals are:
    – AIA member Architects licensed 10 years or less
    – Associate AIA members
    – Student AIA members currently attending college in the Los Rios District, CSUS Sacramento
    or UC Davis.

Click here EP Competition Requirements and click here for supporting documents.
Click here to visit the registration site.


Design Awards Submission Deadline: June 30
EP Winn Park Competition Deadline: EXTENDED TO JULY 6th!
Design Award Exhibition Board Due: September 7
Awards Presentation: September 23


$300 – Design Award Entry
$60 – Divine Detail
$50 – EP Winn Park Competition Entry
No fee – Regional Recognition

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Questions? E-mail the Chapter:, or call 916-444-3658.

Special thanks to Corporate Design Group / Lasertech Floorplans.