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

    by Paul R. Menard, AIA AIACV Board Director Quality Compliance for the Judicial Council of California Facilities Services Office   Earlier this month, as three companions and I drove past Folsom on Highway 50 for a day of hiking in the Desolation Wilderness, I saw the faint beginnings of...
  • Art X Architects Exhibition 2017

    AIA Central Valley is excited to team up with the Sparrow Gallery of Sacramento on a special commissioned exhibition of our member’s work. AIA and Associate AIA members are encouraged to enter a variety of mediums: sculpture, acrylic, watercolor, sketch, photography, etc. A reception and the official launch of...
  • Hunting for a Legacy

    By Samara Lull, AIA Central Valley Director Assoc. Vice President, HGA   My family and I went hunting for treasure again this past weekend. The elusive Delta Dart was our prize and we had been searching high and low. Little did we know that there was one right here in...
  • Experience Architecture ~ Attend this September and Be Inspired!

    By Cody Carpino, AIA Associate Principal, Williams + Paddon The AIACV’s Experience Architecture annual event is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the community, fellow architects, and be inspired by the design buzz of Sacramento!! I have attended many events over the last couple of years, and highly recommend...
  • Need ADA Credits?

    AIA Central Valley is offering four ADA classes in 2017. Attendees will receive the required 5 ADA credits to meet their California licensing requirement by attending either class. AIA members will also receive 5 Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Credits. February 28th, 2017 / “Accessibility in a Day” / 5...
  • An Outsider’s View of Architecture and the AIA

    By Clayton Blakley, AIA Central Valley Public Board Member Vice President, Comstock’s Magazine   Anyone who knows me knows I’m not an architect. As the Public Member of the AIACV 2017 Board, I was honored to be asked last year to join a board where I’m in a distinct...
  • 2017 Architectura Obscura Photography + Instagram Competition

    Entry deadline: Thursday, June 29, 2017 We are excited to announce our 7th annual Architectura Obscura annual open photography competition! This year’s event is sponsored by the American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter (AIACV), Comstock’s Magazine, VisitSacramento, and Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. The purpose of the competition is...
  • Support Experience Architecture 2017

    We are excited to kick-off the 6th annual Experience Architecture event! This is our Chapter’s annual public-outreach program. It’s developed and led by AIA architects and associate members, in collaboration with our Allied members, Sustaining Partners and community organizations. The 2017 event will take place Wednesday, September 20th to...
  • What inspired you to become an architect?

    by Ida Clair, AIA AIACV Director 2016-2018 What inspired you to become an architect? Inspiration comes from many sources, but for a child, inspiration comes from experiences that leave a lasting impression.  For me, I knew I wanted to become an architect at a very young age.  There were...
  • Maximum Kick with Minimum Impact

    Join AIACV’s Custom Residential Architect’s Network (CRAN) and Committee on the Environment (COTE) for a presentation with David Arkin, AIA, LEED AP, exploring Low-Carbon Building Systems. David and his wife Anni Tilt are the principals of Arkin Tilt Architects, a northern California firm specializing in energy and resource efficient...
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