Partnership Benefits


As the largest component in the AIA, we represent over 11,000 architects and design professionals – roughly 15% of the total AIA membership in the nation. We want to help you to reach the design community in California and have a variety of opportunities for exposure for your company. Whether your goal is to improve market share, distinguish your product from competitors, launch a new product, or simply to attract more professionals to your product or service, AIA California has a partnership opportunity designed to meet your marketing needs.

//connect to California architects in person at these events and programs:

Monterey Design Conference (MDC)

Held Bi-annually, Even-numbered Years in October

Founded in 1979, the Monterey Design Conference has become the “Renaissance Weekend” for over 900 of architects and design professionals. Held in Pacific Grove at the historic and beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds it has been praised as the most prestigious and best attended architectural design conference in the United States. Join California’s architects at this inspiring event to connect in unique ways.

Healthcare Facilities Forum

Held Each Fall

The Healthcare Facilities Forum brings together the AEC industry to look at the forces shaping the design and construction of healthcare facilities in California. Visibility and attendance at this event showcases your company in front of a key audience of healthcare design professionals.

The Academy for Emerging Professionals Summit

Held Annually, Spring

Supporting emerging professionals in architecture is vital for the growth, innovation, and inclusivity of the profession. It ensures a continuous supply of talented architects, fosters diversity, addresses evolving challenges, and promotes collaboration within the entire design and construction industry. Within AIA,  local chapter emerging professional leaders gather to (re)build connections,  working together and building a community of leadership to empower the future of the profession.

New Fellows Reception

Held annually, in conjunction with AIA Conference on Architecture, Summer

AIA California gathers to recognize its members elevated to the College of Fellows at a celebratory reception at the AIA Conference on Architecture.; a tremendous opportunity to connect with hundreds of California architects and design professionals.

Climate Action Webinar

In 2019, AIA California launched an in-depth series focused on understanding and implementing the AIA Framework for Design Excellence with the intent to continually inspire sustainable, resilient and inclusive design. This series features monthly webinars available for live audiences and on-demand for future viewers. All sessions qualify for AIA Continuing Education credit with a focus on Health, Safety, and Welfare (AIA LU/HSW), and some qualify for California’s Zero Net Carbon Design (ZNCD) mandatory continuing education credit.

Climate Action Resources

What You Can Do Right Now is a series of articles focused on quick tips architects can integrate into their design and practice to easily achieve sustainable goals faster. Support these resources to align your company goals with this important initiative.

Design Awards

Each year, AIA California hosts a variety of promotions and a celebratory virtual event to help honor the design recipients and their projects. Be a part of elevating these individuals and celebrate their successes through different avenues of communications, promotions, and recognition events.

Dedicated eBlasts

AIA California is the voice of the architecture profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment. Our membership, including licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in design, all share their commitment to excellence and livability in the nation’s buildings and communities. We have many opportunities for you to reach the architectural community in California and get your product or service in front of those who make decisions with eBlasts. If you are looking to reach a specific sect of our membership – i.e. custom residential architects, small firms, young architects, zip code / geographic area, etc. – we can segment our database to ensure you’re reaching the audience you serve.

Social Media Takeover

Participate in a 12-hour takeover on AIA California’s Instagram account to showcase all your organization has to offer!

Architectural Education

Organizations, in order to remain vibrant and relevant, routinely adjust policies, revise standards, examine outcomes, and make adjustments to long standing methods of operation. It’s clear, based on even a cursory glance back over the past decade, and especially the past five years, that the three collateral organizations: NCARB, NAAB, and the AIA, have all made significant change, and your company can help support focusing on the well-being of the individual as they transition from student, to graduate to licensed professional.

Allied Membership

AIA California Allied Memberships are open to engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, artists, those in government, education, journalism, the manufacturing industry, the software industry, professional service providers, and other fields allied to architecture. To help strengthen relationships and take advantage of marketing opportunities – join AIA CA as an allied member and position yourself and your company for the future.

If you are interested in learning more, or have any questions about Partnership Opportunities, please reach out to Rebekah Aceves.

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