Emerging Professionals- Establish Yourself as an Expert in Your Field


Urban Land Institute Young Leaders Group (ULI YLG) invites you to their first installment of their Professional Development Series.

Hear from a panel of experienced speakers that have established themselves as experts in their fields.  With help from our panel of experts, you will have a hands-on opportunity to begin developing your own plan and ideas for establishing yourself.


James Ray, Principal & President, MacKay & Somps

Richard Rich, Managing Partner, Mosaic Development Partners

John Taylor, Managing Partner, Taylor and Wiley 


Tuesday, January 17

5:30 – 7:30 pm


Drexel University


One Capitol Mall, 2nd Floor





This Wednesday: AIA/ASLA Emerging Professionals present FILM NIGHT


The ASLA Emerging Professionals and AIACV are hosting a film screening of “Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision”.  It’s the story of architect, Maya Lin and her controversial design: the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C.

 Click here for a flyer.

Free admission, refreshments and discussion to follow. All are welcome!  Please join us at 5:45pm on Wednesday, June 15th at the AIA Central Valley Chapter.  RSVP to info@aiacv.org

Participate in LAUNCH’S Architecture Exhibit


Launch is seeking architectural design submissions for the upcoming Launch Design + Music Festival held on July 23rd, 2011 at the Greens Hotel.


“What does the Sacramento vernacular look like?”

Sketch your visions of what local Sacramento design style(s) should/could look like. We want to to see what Sacramento’s style could be and discover what’s missing in the architectural landscape. Draw your idea of the ideal Sacramento building/dwelling/home or other architectural concept in a style that is uniquely tied to local climate, landscape and resources.

Submissions can be conceptual, residential or commercial in nature of any scale or material and location. Submissions will be evaluated for presentation purposes only by the Launch team and not judged on style, content or ability. Anyone is eligible for submission, no licensure or architectural experience required.


June 1st, 2011 — Notice of participation due

July 1st, 2011— Submission deadline

July 8th 2011— Final artwork due

July 15th 2011— Submission review

July 22nd 2011 — Exhibition setup

July 23rd 2011 — Event

July 24th 2011 — Event teardown

Submission Criteria

Output: Black/white pen and ink or b/w digital sketches.

Size: 8.5 x 11 inches finished size.

Media: White paper stock. No weight restrictions.

Quantity: Unlimited submissions per artist/designer.


Send artwork submissions in pdf or jpeg images to Jake@rompcreative.com (10MB max).

All entries must be received by 5pm on July 8th, 2011. Go to www.5432launch.wordpress.com for event information.

Visual Acoustics film screening with the Director

Contributed by Ian Merker, Assoc. AIA
2011 Associate Director
Film Frame: Visual Acoustics – The Modernism of Julius Shulman

This film celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, whose photographs brought modern architecture and progressive architects into American mainstream. Director Eric Bricker will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.  Presented in collaboration with Sacramento Modern and AIA Central Valley.

Thursday, April 7
7:00 pm

Crocker Art Museum
$6 AIA and Crocker Art Museum Members * $12 Nonmembers

Order tickets online https://crockertxs.cityofsacramento.org/tickets/ or phone 808-1182 or 808-1184.  Click here for a postcard.

Love them or hate them, there’s no question that “modern” buildings of the postwar era (1940s to ’60s) transformed downtown, the suburbs, and landscapes throughout our region. Now preservationists need to take a serious look at these resources — too new to be considered “historic” by many, but old enough to be in danger of alteration and replacement — to consider which ones merit protection.  Join us at the Crocker on April 7th, where we will discuss this issue with the film director, local designers and preservationists.

Pecha Kucha Night


Pecha Kucha Night (Volume 13) is to be included in the museums 2nd Thursday “Artmix” lineup. Presenters include Curtis Owyang, AIA and Ian Merker, Assoc. AIA.

Come check out a great building, fantastic exhibits, poetry and lots more and show us what inspires you!

See Crocker Museum website:

Museum entry ticket prices are as follows:
YOUTH (7-17) $5

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.


Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home tour

Contributed by: Ian Merker, Assoc. AIA
2010 Associate Director

On Saturday, June 26, 2010 the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour will provide enthusiasts of architecture and design an opportunity to discover what it’s like to live, work and play in more than 15 quintessentially Californian residential and commercial structures built between 1945 and 1970. This year’s tour features homes within Sacramento’s South Land Park and adjacent neighborhoods, which contain hundreds of Mid-Century Modern residential and commercial buildings.

49 ROP Program Needs You!

Contributed by: Steve Dolan, Instructor
Granite Bay High School /49er ROP Architecture, Construction, Engineering

I teach Design & Engineering and Construction Trades at Granite Bay High School .  I work with my top students to find local businesses that would like to offer on-the-job training or employment.  My students have the skills to be productive in a CAD Drafting or Construction environment.  They learn valuable skills from other co-workers or supervisors.  These student “interns” have the following qualities:

–  They are seniors in high school with an interest in Design/Architecture/Engineering/Construction Management.

– Have at least 2 years experience with high school CAD Drafting.

–  May also have additional experience in Construction Technologies ( Residential Building ).

– Are available between the hours of 11:00am and 5:00pm Monday thru Friday.

– Usually work 8 – 10 hrs a week.

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2010 California Preservation Conference


Contributed by Luis Sanchez, AIA  City of Sacramento

Date: Wednesday, May 12 – Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Join us at the 2010 Conference “The Sierra Nevada – Preserving a Sense of Place” to see why Nevada City and Grass Valley are the perfect backdrop for the California Preservation Conference.

Conference Highlights

  • More than 30 Sessions, Tours and Workshops on issues facing California’s historic, cultural and natural resources – taught by over 100 expert speakers, plus continuing education units are available for AIA, MCLE, and AICP!
  • Exclusive Tours that highlight Nevada County architecture, landscapes, history, local culture and more!
  • Special Events at historic and architecturally significant venues – including CPF’s signature event, the Three-Minute Success Stories!
  • Annual Silent and Live Auction – buy something cool or donate an auction item while supporting a good cause! Items often include artwork, antiques, memorabilia, gift baskets, or gift certificates for restaurants, hotels, tours, museums, theater and much more. [Read more…]