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Celebrate the power of architecture, and the work and contributions of AIA California members, colleagues, and friends.

Be with us for these AIA California events at A’23.

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Pre-Conference Programming


AIA CA Townhall | Preparation for A’23
Wednesday, May 17 | 2:00P – 3:30P PT
Virtual via Zoom

Ahead of A’23, AIA California will host a Townhall for California delegates and members to hear from all the candidates running for AIA National office and any business taking place at the AIA Annual Business Meeting. Additionally, learn about all of the events AIA California will be hosting at the 2023 Conference on Architecture and how you can join in on the fun.

Conference Programming


AIA Annual Business Meeting
Wednesday, June 7 | 10:00A – 1:00P
Moscone Center, San Francisco

Join colleagues as they consider the direction of AIA—and add your voice to the discussion.

The annual gathering to review AIA business will bring you opportunities to connect with colleagues, meet newly elected officers, hear updates on the institute’s activities and finances, and vote on amendments to institute bylaws and resolutions. With input from long-time leaders, new practitioners, and you, this conversation will help shape the future of AIA and the industry.

Talk to your local AIA Component to learn more about serving as a delegate at the AIA Annual Business Meeting.

AEC Cares #ProjectSanFrancisco
Wednesday, June 7 | 10:00A – 4:00P
Larkin Street Youth Center, San Francisco

This year, AEC Cares joins forces with the Larkin Street Youth (LSY) for #projectSanFrancisco. More than just a shelter, LSY helps thousands of young people ages 18-24 with temporary housing, mental health, and career counseling. 

On June 7, the day before A’23 kicks off, more than 100 attendees will converge to paint, install, flooring, build furniture, replace lighting, and more. When finished, the Lark Inn will have several beautifully updated spaces to provide vital services to San Francisco’s most vulnerable young people.

This program is at capacity! | Thanks to all that volunteered!

AIASF LGBTQ+ Alliance Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 7 | 4:00P – 6:30P
SWA Group – 530 Bush Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

Hosted by AIA San Francisco

Join fellow LGBTQ+ conference attendees, allies, local LGBTQ architects, designers, builders, and community leaders for an evening of networking and community building. We will enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and city views from the rooftop of SWA Group’s San Francisco studio near Union Square. Feel free to don some colorful garb, bring a few business cards, and get ready to make some connections! All are welcome.


Say it Loud – California Exhibition & Happy Hour
Thursday, June 8 | 5:00P – 6:30P
Moscone Center | Exhibit Booth #2069, San Francisco

AIA California Chapters are pleased to bring the internationally-recognized exhibition, SAY IT LOUD by Beyond the Built Environment, to the AIA Conference on Architecture in June of 2023. SAY IT LOUD California will elevate the contributions of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and women designers and architects through the Conference Exhibition as well as regional exhibitions and events across the state in 2023 and beyond. 

Join us at booth #2069 to view the participants of SAY IT LOUD California as well as a special happy hour on Thursday, June 8 at 5:00pm.

Sponsored by: Pacific Digital Signs & LG

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Constellation of Stars: Emerging Professionals & Emeritus Reception

Thursday, June 8 | 8:00P – 10:00P
SmithGroup, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco

Join your fellow emerging professionals and Emeritus colleagues in preparing to successfully practice into the future at this special event. Make connections and enjoy provisions and libations at this evening reception.

Sponsored by: SmithGroup  | Swinerton | Architectural Record

Regional & Urban Design Reception: Voices Across America | Program Code: EV211
Thursday, June 8 | 6:00P – 8:00P
The Historic Russ Building | 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 400

Join Urban Design enthusiasts from across North America for a reception in the Historic Russ Building! You’ll share conversation and discuss the future of livable cities with resident experts who tell the real story of San Francisco as a remarkable place to live, work, learn, and play.

This reception is a short self-guided walking tour from the central A’23 event concourse. You’ll experience the wonder of downtown as the sun sets among landmarks, cable cars, hidden alleys, and postcard views of China Town, Union Square, Belden Lane, and the Financial district. Fellowship and lite-fare food and beverage await you.


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AIA CA New Fellows Reception

Friday, June 6 | 7:30P – 9:30P
Tonga Room, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco

Join us for a reception honoring California’s ten newest Fellows. Being named a Fellow is a tremendous honor and speaks volumes about the accomplishments and dedication of your colleagues, so join us as we celebrate, cheers, and honor the 2023 new Fellows from California.AIA CA New Fellows Reception

Find all AIA California Members Who Will Speak at A’23

Volunteer for A’23 and Attend for Free

AIA National and AIASF have numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the conference from June 7 to 10, and volunteering is a great way to get involved and receive free access to the conference.

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AIA California is dedicated to serving its members, and uniting all architecture professionals in the design of a more just, equitable and resilient future through advocacy, education and political action. It celebrates more than 75 years of service and, today, is composed of more than 11,000 members across the state.

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