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The Academy of Emerging Professionals Council of Advisors (AEP COA) is a steering committee comprised of elected leaders representing various constituencies. They establish connections among and advocates on behalf of architecture school students, aspiring and recently licensed architects, as well as the individuals that mentor these important groups of people.

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The Advocacy Advisory Committee recommends policies and positions on legislative and regulatory issues, as well as, planning issues for the following year.

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To identify how to effectively prepare students studying the discipline of architecture to prosper within the architectural profession; identify what common areas of knowledge are shared by both the discipline and the profession of architecture that could foster this goal…

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The California Awards program recognizes excellence in the architectural profession in seven categories.

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The Climate Action Committee aims to improve the sustainability of the built environment by promoting conservation of natural resources, design which brings buildings closer to net-zero usage, and public policy that supports these efforts.

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The purpose of the College of Fellows is to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows and more.

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The Communications Advisory Committee is responsible for providing general program oversight, and specific suggestions on communications vehicles, including website, and AIA CA social media platforms.

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The Continuing Education Committee will steward the AIA California educational calendar, collaborate on opportunities necessary for educating AIA California members, and review course submissions from individuals within the profession to ensure that AIA California’s education holistically aligns with the strategic plan

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This program recognizes excellence in design in California and throughout the world. 

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The Editorial Committee is responsible for establishing a focused look at issues facing the profession, working in concert with the Professional Practice program to identify issues and recruiting contributors to develop content.

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To champion a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion within the organization and create a more diverse community within the architectural profession, this Committee creates and promotes opportunities for education, leadership and professional practice.

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This annual, one day, conference explores the forces that continue to shift healthcare delivery in California and how these will impact healthcare facilities’ design in the state.

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The Housing Steering Committee serves as a conduit for architects.

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The Interior Design Taskforce will review AIA CA’s position in relation to the national AIA position on interior design licensure, gather feedback from members and prepare for discussion and potential action by the AIA CA Board. They will also discuss current advocacy efforts to address this issue and evaluate need for further action. LEARN MORE

The purpose of the Leadership Development Committee is to engage members in volunteer development and recruitment. The charge is to create a member-led structure which identifies volunteer opportunities and creates a process to recruit AIA members to serve in various positions of leadership throughout the organization. This Committee will assist the AIA CA President by making recommendations for appointment.

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This Monterey Design Conference Committee is responsible for planning and executing the world-renowned Monterey Design Conference. The committee is tasked with the planning, marketing, and speaker and sponsor recruitment while maintaining the integrity of the program.

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The California CACE Opportunity Fund encourages grant proposals for pilot programs that may be models for other components, provides leadership training opportunities for components, and provides funding to expand membership activities that would be of benefit to all components. This committee is responsible for vetting all proposals and making recommendations to the AIA CA Executive Committee for funding. Members who have submitted proposals, recuse themselves from the selection process.

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The Planning and Finance Committee is a Board committee responsible for developing operational and programmatic strategies to achieve Board-approved goals and objectives. They also review the budget operations within the organization.

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The Procedure and Documents Committee is a Board committee responsible for considering all matters relating to AIA California documents, amendments thereto, and interpretations thereof, including allegations of non-conformance with AIA California policy embodied within the documents, and shall report its recommendations to the Board or the Executive Committee for action.

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The purpose of this committee is to identify emerging trends in practice and facilitate and broadcast communication about the wide range of topics that are relevant to today’s practice of Architecture in all its various forms.

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This committee develops and implements the awards program to recognize and celebrate examples of innovation and excellence in housing design in California and across the country.

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Natural disasters everywhere are increasing in frequency and intensity as they are being exacerbated by climate change, and California is no exception. These disasters impact our buildings and communities and are major contributors to carbon emissions that are largely being overlooked. 

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This committee is comprised of architects with experience in urban design, planning & landscape architecture, and mobility who focus on the quality and design of regional and urban systems.

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To provide commentary and insight in creating a cultural shift within the architectural profession to create a new tool to integrate an improved workforce model into firms.

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