Experience Architecture Week


This annual Chapter 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 2014 Experience Architecture Week is scheduled for October 10th-October 19th.

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Please call the Chapter office at (916) 444-3658 or via e-mail: kanderson@aiacv.org




Service to the Profession


Design Awards Program




Opportunities to Dialogue & Learn


Represent Your Profession and Your Community


By Brian A. Sehnert AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Chapter Director

Are you an Architect or Allied Professional that lives in the City of Sacramento ?

The City of Sacramento has recently created a joint Planning & Design Commission. The current seven-member Design Commission and nine-member Planning Commission will be disbanded and replaced with a new joint Planning and Design Commission.

To integrate the objectives of the previous Design Commission, one (1) member shall have demonstrated interest, training and experience in master planning, urban design and land use or land use policy. Three (3) members shall have 1) demonstrated interest in urban design, landscape or architectural design, or physical development of the city, and; 2) shall be qualified by training or professional experience and demonstrated leadership in any of the following licensed categories: architect; LEED (or equivalent) architect; landscape architect; contractor or engineer. A minimum of two of these members shall be qualified in different categories.

Bob Chase, AIA and I have served as chairs and as members of the Design Commission in the past and found it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of our career.  As professional members of our community, the AIA Central Valley Board of Directors urges you to apply and supports your efforts to serve in our local government.

If you are eligible and have an interest (and are a city of Sacramento resident), further information and the application can be obtained by clicking here.

The deadline for submittal of applications is this Thursday, April 19, 2012.

Do it today!