Practice Advisory: Lender Assignments or Lender Certifications

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Architects are often asked to sign Lender Assignments or Lender Certifications as a condition of a Loan Agreement for the borrower, the project owner.  These documents, usually presented after the contract that defines the scope and duties of the architect …

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Finger Printing Required of All Candidates Seeking an Architectural License

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If you are a candidate for an architects license you probably received an email from the California Architects Board (CAB) notifying you that beginning January 1, 2021, you must submit a full set of fingerprints in order to receive your …

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ArchRecord’s Innovation Conference: The New Future

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Have you registered for the 2020 Innovation Conference yet? With this year’s extraordinary lineup of speakers, discussing not only their current work but topics most vital to the profession today, you will not want to miss a minute of it.…

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End of Legislative Session Advocacy Update

Advocacy Updates, Relevance|

This has been a strange year. Everywhere.

The California Legislature finished its 2019-20 Session at the end of August, and the Governor decided the fate of all bills sent to him by the end of September.

There are new laws …

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AIA California Supports Proposition 16

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AIA California Supports Proposition 16The AIA California Board of Directors voted at its September meeting to officially support Proposition 16.

Proposition 16, if approved by the voters in November, allows state and local governments, and state universities, to enact affirmative action policies for hiring, …

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Exercising the Amygdala: Reflections on Unconscious Bias

EDI, Practice, Relevance|

By Ian Merker, AIA


On September 25, AIA California hosted an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Webinar led by world-renowned global thought leader Dr. Shirley Davis,

The topic, “Unconscious Bias in Leadership Decision-Making, brought with it some heavy conversation about race, …

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2021 Advocacy Survey

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One of the primary functions of AIA California is to represent AIA Members before the California State Legislature, which writes and votes on laws that impact the architectural profession, firms, employees, our communities, and the built and natural environments in …

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Announcing the new Zero Code for California!

Climate Action, Codes, Relevance|

By Michael Malinowski, FAIA


2022 Zero CodeIn July 2019, when AIA California’s Board of Directors made a bold move to address climate change: they endorsed Architecture 2030’s Zero Code and urged that it be put into action as soon as possible.

After …

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