Are you a Citizen Architect?
AIA CA is trying to identify architects who serve their communities as elected or appointed officials, such as elected members of a city council or school board, appointed members of a planning commission, or a design review board who could participate in the AIA CA Citizen Architects program.
The goals of the Citizen Architect program are to make significant efforts to identify opportunities for the Citizen Architect to get involved in their local community, acquire leadership positions, announce vacant opportunities, finding or creating networking and collaboration opportunities that will insert our citizen architects to the forefront, and a forum to learn about each other and assist them in carrying out their public duties.
Luckily, being a ‘citizen architect’ is not a binary choice. It’s simply an added layer that supports and enhances the shaping of beautiful and high performance built environments for every architect.
The more you dive in, the more you realize how many architects are already working in the civic realm, bringing creative solutions to our complex urban problems, and finding key opportunities for clarity, purpose and focus in the midst of noise, clutter and disarray.