Professional Resources

Community and educational outreach foster collaboration, and are important elements of AIASF’s mission. Our professional resources page contains a wealth of information for organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide that can help you learn and engage with the variety and richness of the architectural and design community.

aecKnowledge

aecKnowledge enables members of the architecture, engineering, and construction industries to share knowledge and collective intellectual capital.

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American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC CA)

A 50-year-old, nonprofit association of private consulting engineering and land surveying firms in California.

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

The online resource for ASHRAE Region X, which covers California, Hawaii, Arizona, Baja Mexico, and parts of Nevada.

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Building A Bright Future: San Francisco's Environment Plan

A model action plan designed to educate the public on how to reduce our carbon footprint and help preserve our environment.

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California Architects Board (CAB)

For questions about licensure in California.

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Eichler Network

Architectural, historical, maintenance information, and other resources for owners and admirers of the Modernist-designed homes built in the Bay Area by the developer, Joseph Leopold Eichler.

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IDEATE, Inc.

BIM and collaboration software, training, support, and implementation services for architects, engineers, designers, and builders.

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Institute of Electrical and Engineers (IEEE)

The source for technical and professional information specifically for the San Francisco region.

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International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

Lighting designers are a tremendous resource of innovative, practical, and economically viable lighting solutions.

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National Council of Architectural  Registration Boards (NCARB)

For questions about licensure in other states.

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Starting Your Own Firm

The 90-minute course features Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, and four other industry leaders filmed at AIA San Francisco in fall 2012.

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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

The nation's largest and oldest construction trade association.

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Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)

The trade association advancing best standards and practices through applied research, continuing education, and promotion of professional relations.

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ADA + Accessibility

Architects licensed in California must complete 5 hours of coursework relating to ADA and/or California accessibility codes within the two years prior to each license renewal. Architects are responsible for reporting their individual hours as part of the renewal process. Please note that AIA does not report MCE hours to the State of California. For information on the specific license renewal requirement, visit the Continuing Education (CE) page on the California Architects Board website.

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Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

USGBC Northern California educates, motivates, provides resources, and advocates for industry transformation to build and maintain sustainable communities.

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Well Certified
The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is leading the global movement to transform buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. IWBI delivers the cutting-edge WELL Building Standard™, the leading global rating system and the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness.

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International Living Future Institute
The International Living Future Institute’s mission is to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. Premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

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Architectural Foundation San Francisco
The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco is a nonprofit educational organization that involves San Francisco elementary and secondary students in a mentored appreciation of architecture, engineering, construction and the design process.

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Docomomo US is the United States chapter of Docomomo International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement for nearly 25 years.

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