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2014 Design Awards


The AIA Redwood Empire Board of Directors invites you to join in celebrating Architectural Design in our chapter region.

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2015 Board of Directors

2015-2016 President: Carl Servais, AIA – TLCD Architecture
Vice-President: Open – Contact exec@aiare.org to inquire!
Treasurer: Nanette Names, AIA – Axia Architects
Secretary: Sofia Veniard, AIA
AIACC Director: Peter Hendrickson, AIA
Professional Practice Director: Jim Theiss, AIA – Quattrocchi Kwok
Associate Director: Nick Diggins, Assoc. AIA – TLC Architecture
Director at Large:  Daniel Strening, AIA
Regional Director: Julia Donoho, AIA
Membership Director: Jarrod Denton, AIA – Sigmun Architecture
Past President: Nate Bisbee, AIA
Affiliate Director: Yi Yang, S.E. – Summit Engineering, Inc.
Affiliate Director: Michael Cook, RLA, CLIA – Firma Design Group
Executive Director: Wendy Young

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“Design and construction are inherently exciting. There are few things more satisfying than a successful project. The secret to success lies in the professional, business and personal relationships between owner and architect. You and Your Architect provides guidance on how to establish and benefit from those relationships.

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1. Getting started
2. Selecting your architect
3. The important choices
4. Services available from architects
5. Negotiating the agreement
6. Compensating your architect
7. Keeping the project on track

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Prepare yourself for a rewarding experience with an AIA architect and get the tools you need to get through the five stages of design easily.

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Sustainable design makes a big difference. We’ll help you better understand the costs, show you great examples, and introduce you to AIA architects who walk the walk on sustainable design.

You and Your Architect

Hiring an AIA architect could be the best decision you’ll make for your residential or commercial design project. If you’ve never worked with an architect, though, you’re likely to have many questions. We’ll help you get through the design process.

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Questions to Ask Your Architect

1.  What are the challenges for the project?
2.  How will you approach the project?
3.  How will you establish priorities and make decisions?


Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Architect

The California Architects Board (CAB) examines, licenses, and regulates more than 20,000 architects used by Californians.

This brochure provides information on the following:
1. What types of projects do and do not require a licensed architect,
2. How to find and select an architect,
3. What the written agreement between you and your architect should contain, and
4. Budgeting and construction for your project.

Click here to view:  Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Architect (pdf)

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