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Tag Archives: AIA

What Do Architects Do?

Curious what architects do? Here is a simple breakdown from company President Mike Parrott, AIA: Architects have a saying that we will “give you the plans for free”. However, plans are only a small part of the overall service provided by architects. In the simplest form, architects design buildings. Design is defined as, “a process that ends in a solution”. The solution is what the client wants, and is actually …Read More

2015 AIA Emerging Professionals Awards

Each year the American Institute of Architects California Chapter‚Äôs (AIACC) Academy for Emerging Professionals (AEP) hosts a program to honor those who contribute in assisting Emerging Professionals and their colleagues in pursuing their personal and professional goals through¬†presenting awards¬†to deserving AIA chapters and members. The awarded chapters, individuals and firms recognize the importance of emerging professional AIA members and their contribution to the current environment and future of architecture. This …Read More

The New Benchmark in Sustainable Design

In college, we referred to sustainable design strategies as ‚Äúpassive solar‚ÄĚ- a means of ‚Äúliving lightly with the earth.‚ÄĚ In 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was founded. The USGBC introduced the LEED program, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is based on a point system to achieve these levels of sustainable certification: certified, silver, gold, or platinum. Many of our staff, including myself, are …Read More

Canstruction at the AIACV Experience Architecture Week

It’s that time again folks – the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter (AIACV) is knee-deep in planning for the upcoming Experience Architecture Week. The 10-day celebration, starting October 10th, was created to¬†facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts our daily lives. Go and like the AIACV Experience Architecture Facebook page to keep up-to-date on the latest event developments. …Read More

Sights From the Top of Sacramento

The¬†American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter‚Äôs (AIACV)¬†continues to celebrate the 10-day¬†Central Valley Regional Architecture Festival¬†and we have some great photos to share from Tuesday’s¬†Top of the City Views Tour. As part of the festival, the AIACV offers exclusive access and amazing views from atop some of the city’s most recognized buildings. Mike Corrick – President and Francis Harrington – Project Manager, took advantage of the sights from the Elks …Read More

Celebrating Architecture Through the Lens of Our Region

The¬†American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter’s (AIACV)¬†second annual¬†Central Valley Regional Architecture Festival¬†is just one day away! Over the next 10 days, over 2,000 attendees, architects and community members alike will partake in a variety of events and activities to celebrate architecture and the built environment of our region. With beautiful weather expected, the festival will highlight unique city sights while engaging¬†members of the public, design enthusiasts, architects and designers …Read More