Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.
  • 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...
  • So You Want To… Series + Mentor Match 2017

    This engaging series provides information and resources for those seeking to become architects, and those ready to mentor, as well as facilitating new relationships between mentors and mentees. Speakers for each event to be announced! Click here for a flyer. Register for events at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/10754   SO YOU THINK...
  • It’s Design Award Time! Check out the NEW Emerging Professionals Winn Park Competition

    The Chapter is excited to launch our biennial Design Awards program. In addition to the Design Award categories of architecture, interior architecture, reconstruction / renovation (with opportunities for special recognition for sustainable design  (COTE) and custom residential projects (CRAN), we are excited to announce a new competition specifically for...
  • Region Builders Update

    by Mike Novak, AIA AIACV Director 2015-2017   As the liaison to Region Builders for the AIACV, I am excited to share with you an update on where Region Builders is focusing this year and how it directly benefits the AIACV. Let me first address the state of American...
  • Announcing the NEW Emerging Professionals Winn Park Design Competition

    by Kevin Young, Associate AIA, Competition Chair   There is a brand-new design competition in the works–developed specifically to showcase the talents of our Emerging Professional members. The competition will run in conjunction with the AIACV’s Design Award program, and its focus is to activate the historic vacant building...
  • Looking Fine at 75

    You’re invited to the AIACV gala celebration Saturday, September 23rd! By Genevieve Vargas, AIA Board Secretary   The Chapter is celebrating a big milestone, it’s the 75th anniversary of the year we became a chartered Chapter of the American Institute of Architects! Back in 1942 a group of five...
  • AEC Workforce: Trends, Challenges & Solutions

    Thursday, March 30th, 5:30 – 7:30pm AIA Central Valley Gallery, 1400 S Street Suite 100, Sacramento The Association for Architectural and Engineering Business Leaders (AEBL) and AIA Central Valley have teamed up for an informative panel discussion addressing: What AEC companies are doing to retain their staff – both...
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