AIA California Council
The American Institute of Architects

Contact: Shannon Calder FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Assoc. Director of Communications
(916) 642-1718

The American Institute of Architects, California Council, Announces New Program

SACRAMENTO, California — October 28, 2016 — The American Institute of Architects, California Council, (AIACC), is excited to announce the AIACC BIM Software Member Value Program. This program was initiated due to overwhelming response and feedback from small firms requesting access to BIM software solutions. AIACC has partnered with GRAPHISOFT to provide robust BIM tools and training to assist in the delivery of architectural services in shaping high performing buildings and spaces.

Participating AIACC members will receive preferential pricing on perpetual software licenses, training, and a supportive group model to provide comradery and networking with others who are also ‘new’ adopters of the software. All AIACC members considering moving from another platform and those interested in exploring options to resources they may already have in hand are eligible to participate in this special offer. “One of the most foundational tools in the practice of architecture is the use of software to create drawings of buildings or places, and increasingly, that is powerful integrated BIM software,” said 2016 AIACC President, Michael Malinowski, AIA.

“We’re very pleased to support the AIACC efforts to promote BIM adoption throughout their membership,” said Steve Benford, GRAPHISOFT North America Managing Director. “ARCHICAD is a fantastic option, particularly for small firms looking to take advantage of the many benefits of BIM.”

This program officially launches October 28, 2016 and runs through December 31, 2016. AIACC will host an introductory webinar on November 29 from 2-3 p.m. featuring members currently using GRAPHISOFT, technical information, and more details for members about how to access this special promotional opportunity.

For more information, click here, contact Nicki Dennis Stephens, at (916) 642-1707, or Steve Benford, at (617) 485-4219.

The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC’s mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit

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