AIASF represents professionals and practices from all parts of the architectural industry. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area while advancing the architecture and design professions. In our advocacy priorities, we continue to develop a progressive sustainability agenda at the local, state, and federal levels of AIA.
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AIA San Francisco
The Public Policy & Advocacy Committee (PPAC) in partnership with the San Francisco Planning Department aims to raise awareness of Bay Area issues impacting the architecture profession and our community.
AIASF's PPAC was established to further AIASF’s mission to advocate and advance the quality of life in the Bay Area, as well as promote and advance the architectural profession and practice. PPAC’s goal is to strengthen the constituency for progressive design in the Bay Area through direct engagement with the neighborhood, advocacy, political, regulatory, and legislative bodies. More broadly, PPAC seeks to affect positive change through education and action related to urban issues impacting the architecture profession and our communities.
- AIASF Board of Directors Statement onThe Housing Preservation and Expansion Reform Act -(for a fact sheet on the ordinance click here).
- AIASF Board of Directors Statement for Controls on Residential Demolition, Merger, Conversion, and Alteration
- AIASF Board of Directors Comments + Suggestions on Historic Assessment Review (HRA)
- AIASF Board of Directors Statement of Support on Zoning Administrator
- AIASF Board of Directors Statement on legislation proposed by Supervisor Mandelman
- AIASF Board of Directors Statement on Obstructions/overhangs permitted over streets and alleys
- AIASF Board of Directors Statement on Urban Design Guidelines
- AIASF Board of Directors Statement on Residental Expansion Threshold
- Statement on Federal Historic Tax Credit
- AIASF Reaffirms AIA National Statement: “Where we stand: Sexual harassment & the architectural profession.”
Visit the advocacy archive for information about past initiatives.
Questions or comments? Click here to send us a message.
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The American Institute of Architects California is an association of individuals in California, with more than 11,000 members including licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in design. AIACA provides unified representation in all statewide matters affecting the architectural profession within the State of California. Located in Sacramento close to the state Capitol, the AIACA’s primary mission is to advocate on behalf of architects and the architectural profession today.
Click here to learn more about State Initiatives
Questions or comments? Click here to contact AIACA Government Relations.
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For more than 150 years, AIA has been advocating on architecture’s most pressing issues in the White House and Congress. Today, more than 88,000 members are leading change in federal, state and local governments, advocating for policies that shape smart decisions and encourage innovation legislation that secures the future of the profession and allows communities to benefit from the value of architecture regulations and codes that ensure buildings and spaces are healthy and safe.
Click here to learn more about Federal-level advocacy.
Questions or comments? Click here to visit the AIA Advocacy Center.