Emerging Professionals Present: Speed Mentor Match Event

Making connections at the 2013 event

The successful mentor match event is back!

This event is an evening devoted to helping emerging professionals and students find professional mentors and tap the amazing brain-trust this region has in this industry.

Modeled after “speed dating”, this event involves tables of “Seasoned”, “Mid-level” and “Emerging Professionals” getting to know each other at a basic level and at a quick pace. Participants rotate around the room and meet everyone personally.

The requirements are not rigid and the intent is that at the end of the event each “Emerging Professional”, and maybe some “Mid-Levels”, will connect with a “Seasoned” professional that can help mentor them through the year. There is no minimum time commitment for a mentor to provide throughout the year and there are no set talking points. The goal is simply to facilitate connections. Click here for a flyer with full details. Please print it up and hand it out at your office, or forward to anyone you think might be interested.

The event is FREE to members and $15 for non-members.

When: Wednesday, February 26th 5pm – 7pm at the AIACV office.

Register at: http://speedmentor2014.bpt.me

AAH Chapter Tour: Alex G. Spanos Heart Center **Tour Update**

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** Tour/registration will now start at 5pm sharp in the Heart Center lobby.  All attendees must log in with security during AIACV registration. Late arrivals/walk-ins will not be accommodated on the tour due to the Center’s security policy. **

Join AIACV’s Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) for a chapter tour and presentation of the new 124,000 sqft Alex G. Spanos Heart Center.

Dignity Health commissioned HDR to provide master planning and design services for the new Alex G. Spanos Heart Center at Mercy General Hospital.

Faced with growing demands, Mercy General Hospital identified the need to expand their nationally ranked cardiac program into a new west wing. The Heart Center will accommodate surgery, post-surgery intensive care, cardiac catheterization, and a cardiac patient center for “one-stop” heart patient intake and diagnostics and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation. In addition, a patient and family-focused interactive cardiac library will be provided in the center as a community service.

When: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Time:  5:00 – 7:00pm; registration 5:00 sharp followed by tour. Presentation/refreshments to follow at 6pm. The tour is in the Heart Center building. The presentation will be in the North Wing Auditorium in the existing hospital building. If you can’t make the tour you are welcome to join for the presentation.
Location: 4001 J Street, downtown Sacramento. Please enter the hospital grounds via J Street. The Heart Center is surrounded by chain link fence. The fence will be open and AIA signage will be visible. Please proceed pass the chain link fence to the building and into the front lobby.
Cost: AIA Members $15, Non-members $20, Students with ID Free
Please register at http://heartcentertour.bpt.m(you must pre-register to attend this tour)
Parking: Onsite parking available in available in the North Parking Structure. Parking is $1.50 per 1/2 hr or $8 maximum. Street parking available.
LU’s: 1.5 CES/AIA credits
Light refreshments and beverages will be served

Click here for a map of the hospital grounds

Click here for flyer

** This event has been updated to accommodate the Heart Center’s new closing time and security check in.

For reasonable accommodations or alternate formats, please
contact AIA Central Valley at least 72 hours prior to the event:
info@aiacv.org or 916-444-3658.

2014 Chapter Election and Tour of ARC Student Center

AIA Central Valley Architect and Associate AIA Members:
It’s Time to Vote for your 2014 Board of Directors!
Join your colleagues for a chapter presentation and tour of the new American River College Student Center and vote for the 2014 Chapter Board of Directors.
Designed by LPAS, the 50,000 sq ft Student Center serves as the new hub of student activity for the American River College campus and was awarded “2013 Education Project of the Year” by the Sacramento Business Journal.
When: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Time: registration/networking 5:30, Presentation 6:00pm, Tour 7pm
Where: American River College Student Center, 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA
Parking: Free parking in Lots A & B only, click here for a map
Cost: $10 AIA members, $20 non-members, students with valid ID may attend for free
Credits: 1.5 LU’s/AIA Credits
Light refreshments/beverages will be served
Please register by November 11th at: 2014arctour.bpt.me
Click here for flyer
Click here to view the candidates statements.
Click here for a ballot.

Assigned Members (AIA or Associate AIA) in good standing may vote in two ways:


  1. In person at the Chapter’s annual Election Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th at the American River College Student Center located 4700 College Oak Drive in Sacramento.
    Hard copy ballots will be provided, or you may bring a completed ballot with you.
  2. By Absentee ballot.
    Complete a PDF ballot and return via e-mail to info@aiacv.org, in person to the Chapter office, or via mail: C/O AIACV Chapter Election, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811.Ballots must arrive no later than Thursday, November 7, 2013, 5:00 p.m. to be counted
    as absentee.

Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) ~ “Guide to Accessibility for California Healthcare Facilities”

This 5-hour seminar will provide an in-depth study and analysis of the upcoming 2013 CBC and the correct application to healthcare facilities. This seminar is example-driven, with floor plans and case-studies that are presented in a dynamic and engaging format.  This will be a real and challenging seminar with specific application to complex healthcare projects.

Discussion will include:

  • Completely re-written 2013 Accessibility requirements
  • Compare/ Contrast to 2010 CBC and 2010 ADA
  • New accessibility requirements from OSHPD
  • Case Study Application of Floor Plans
  • Remodeling Analysis
  • Discussion of ADA Barrier Removal
  • New Requirements for Medical Office Buildings

Each seminar attendee will receive a “Guide to Accessibility for California Healthcare Facilities” binder with complete text from the 2013 CBC, floor plan examples, code interpretations and analysis arranged in the new CBC 10 Division format.  A ‘Must’ seminar for healthcare architects and project managers.

 This course will allow you to earn the full 5 hours of ADA credit in one day.

Where: AIACV, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, midtown Sacramento

When: Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Time: 9am – 2:30pm

Cost: AIA members: $100 (+ svc fee) and Non-members: $150 (+ svc fee)

To register for this course visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/403855

Click here for flyer

About the instructor:

Bill Zellmer, AIA, CASp is a licensed architect with CASp certification and 34 years of experience as a practicing architect.  In 1995 Bill started work as a Senior Architect at OSHPD and has developed an expertise in accessibility requirements specifically related to healthcare facilities. In 2012 Bill joined Vanir Construction Management where he performs accessibility surveys for healthcare facilities. The diversity and depth of Bill’s career has given him a well-rounded perspective on accessibility as it relates to healthcare.

The course is open to AIACV Chapter members, as well as non-members. Please register early, space is limited.

Visit www.aiacv.org , e-mail info@aiacv.org or call
916- 444-3658 for more information.

VISIONARY: “Transforming Transportation: How to Create Sustainable Transportation”

Join AIACV and USGBC for this VISIONARY presentation on sustainable transportation.

The world is headed toward two billion vehicles. Is this sustainable?  Not without transforming vehicles, fuels, and transportation generally not only in the U.S., but virtually everywhere.  Professor Daniel Sperling will document how we pioneered car-centric cities and lifestyles, founded on abundant petroleum.  He will explore opportunities for more sustainable transportation, focusing on the role of innovation and policy in bringing about low carbon fuels, electric-drive vehicles, socially-responsible behavior, enhanced mobility services, and low-carbon cities.


When: Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Time: Registration and networking: 5:30pm – 6pm, Presentation 6pm – 7:30pm

Where: UC Davis: Young Hall Room 194, Davis, CA  Visit map at: http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?b=199

Please park in visitor parking lots (VP on map) parking is free after 5pm.

Cost: AIA/USGBC members: $15 and Non-members $20. Members at the door $20 and Non-members at the door $25

Please register by noon on Wednesday, June 26th at http://june2013visionary.bpt.me/

Light refreshments will be served

Click here for flyer

About the presenter:

Daniel Sperling is Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and founding chair of the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and Economy at the University of California, Davis.  He also holds the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board, where he plays a prominent role in designing and adopting climate policies for vehicles, fuels, and urban travel.  He received a 2010 Heinz Awardfor his “achievements in the research of alternative transportation fuels and his responsibility for the adoption of cleaner transportation policies in California and across the United States.”

In the past four years, he has been a keynote speaker at 60 universities and conferences, featured on the Jon Stewart Daily Show, NPR’s Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air, and published op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, and LA Times.  He is author or editor of 200+ papers and reports and 12 books (including  Two Billion Cars, Oxford University Press), has served on 13 National Academies committees, was selected as a National Associate of the National Academies, recently chaired the Future of Mobility committee of the (Davos) World Economic Forum, testified 7 times to the US Congress on alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology, and was a lead author on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore.

Professor Sperling earned his Ph.D. in Transportation Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (with minors in Economics and Energy & Resources) and his B.S. in Environmental Engineering and Urban Planning from Cornell University. Professor Sperling worked two years as an environmental planner for the US Environmental Protection Agency and two years as an urban planner in the Peace Corps in Honduras.

Soul of the City ~ “What’s next, a downtown arena?”

Soul of the City ~ “What’s next, a downtown arena?”

Join AIACV, ASLA and ULI for a lively discussion on civic amenities in our region.

When: May, 30th from 5:45-7:30pm
Where: AIA Central Valley Gallery, 1400 S Street, Sacramento (Enter on 14th Street)

The event is FREE and open to anyone.

Click here to view the Soul of the City event flyer
RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SacSoul2012

For more information please email bcastro@ucdavis.edu


Soul of the City is an engaging dialogue series between the public and the design profession on issues of importance to the community and the region with a focus on improving communication, understanding and collaboration. The series was formerly known as the 4th Wednesday Design Dialogue series. It is being run as a partnership between the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter and the California Sierra Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

AIACV and USGBC present Film Night: Connected

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 Please join AIACV and USGBC for the film: Connected

Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating roller coaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead. (www.connectedthefilm.com)

Click here for the flyer

When: February 28th , 2013 at 5:45pm
Where: AIACV Gallery, 1400 S Street, Ste. 100, mid-town Sacramento

FREE ADMISSION! Donations voluntary to support this year’s Visionary event at the Crocker featuring the film’s director: Tiffany Shlain. (Visionary is tentatively scheduled for June, details to be announced.)


Last Chance to Register for our Accessibility in a Day 2012 course!

Register today, only a few spots left!

Please  join us for our final course for this year, our Fall Accessibility in a Day to find out what changes are in effect, and how the new Standards integrate with the California Building Code for your projects.

This informative course will include the following topics:

  • 2010 ADA update
  • Existing Buildings and the 2010 ADA
  • New Commercial Restroom Requirements
  • DSA Code Adoption Update
  • DOJ Certification of the CBC Update

This popular course will allow you to earn the full 5 hours of ADA credit in one day.

Course begins at 9am on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 in the AIACV Gallery

Our instructors are Mark Wood and Paul Klein. Both are CASp certified owners of CalCasp, Inc.  Visit their website at www.calcasp.com

The course is open to AIACV Chapter members, as well as non-members.

Click here for flyer with full details

Please register, space is limited. Click here to register

Questions? Call the AIACV Chapter office at 916-444-3658 or e-mail info@aiacv.org