Committees

AIASF committees address a wide variety of design, advocacy, and practice issues. Committee meetings and activities are open to all, and provide opportunities for networking, continuing education and community building.

Architectural Licensing Committee (ALC)

Serves as an educational resource designed to support individuals in their pursuit of licensure.

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Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA)

Connects designers, students and newly licensed architects through networking, volunteer opportunities and social events.

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Building Enclosure Council (BEC-SF)

Increases awareness of building envelope design as a critical aspect of the successful construction and sustainability of buildings, and fosters the education of building industry professionals regarding proper design, construction, and maintenance of building envelopes tailored to local practices and climate.

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Committee on Architecture For Education (CAE)

Develops a knowledge sharing network of individuals that impact planning and design of learning environments.

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Committee on the Environment (COTE)

Promotes environmentally sound design and construction, presenting the leading edge of green design through lectures, seminars, tours, and other activities.

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Design For Aging Committee (DFA)

Brings together interested parties to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society.

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Equity by Design (EQxD)

Equity by Design is a call to action to realize the goal of equitable practice for everyone, advance the profession and communicate the value of architecture to society. Our mission promotes the strategic execution of best practices in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of our profession's best talent at every level of architectural practice.

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Fellowship Nominating Committee (Fellowship)

AIA San Francisco’s Fellowship Nominating Committee reviews the submission packets of possible Fellowship candidates and nominates the strongest candidates to the National AIA office.

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Health + Science Committee (Health + Science)

Promoting discovery in research and the advancement of healthcare practices.

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Historic Resources Committee (HRC)

Presents programs covering a variety of historic resources issues including historic building codes, endangered buildings, and preservation technologies.

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Housing Committee (Housing)

A member-driven forum committed to furthering excellence in housing policy and design.

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International Practice Committee

The AIA International Practice Committee strives to promote excellence in international architectural practice, serving as a resource to members by disseminating information in international markets, practice and design. They seek to develop expertise in international policy and trade issues in order to advise AIA on international practice

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Latinos in Architecture (LiA)

LiA serves and supports local communities, strengthens networks between design professionals and enriches our practices through diverse cultural views.

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Mentorship Committee (Mentorship)

Promotes collaborative learning by bringing people with varying years of experience together to share their diverse perspectives and insights. This program introduces a new model for partnering mentors and mentees, rethinking architectural mentorship to further engagement and communication.

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Professional Practice Committee (ProPractice)

The Professional Practice Committee promotes tools, resources, and educational opportunities for best practices, policies and procedures in the field of architecture.

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Public Policy and Advocacy (PPAC)

The Public Policy + Advocacy Committee (PPAC) aims to raise awareness of Bay Area issues affecting the architecture and allied professions by promoting discussion among legislative groups, code-making bodies, neighborhood groups, and the local community.

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Small Firms Committee (Small Firms)

Provides a monthly forum  to address unique issues of small business practitioners. Promotes the work of small firms through exhibits, publications, public presentations and online resources.

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Urban Design Committee (Urban Design)

The AIASF Bay Area "Regional and Urban Design Committee" is a de-facto group of professionals fostering a dialogue on urban design and planning between our local chapter and a national AIA audience. The group collaborates on an ongoing basis with an array of other urban design and planning groups in our region on some of the most pressing design and planning issues facing US cities.

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