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


The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice.

CRAN presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.


AIA Central Valley  CRAN Mission Statement

SUPPORT:  It is our mission to support all architects whose practices focus on custom residential work including new homes, remodels, additions, and conversions.  CRAN addresses the unique issues related to custom residential practice.  As a forum, we provide for an exchange of ideas, resources and more that affect the residential practitioner.

ADVOCATE:  Through vehicles such as articles in national publications, position papers, and working more closely with the AIA and other appropriate organizations, CRAN is finding new avenues to advocate for architecture that is livable, sustainable and that people can anchor them selves in.  We want to demonstrate that design is within the economic reach of many people.

INSPIRE, INFORM AND EXPLAIN:  Through programs and events, a website at and other venues, CRAN strives to provide continuing educational opportunities for its members, the general public, and our allied team members for all aspects of the residential architecture practice.


To join the AIA Central Valley CRAN, contact Chair Maria Ogrydziak, AIA

Visit the Chapter office to view our local CRAN member portfolio binders or visit the Houzz profile for links to our residential architects.