The mission of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is to advance design and the built environment through education, public awareness and by empowering its members.

President’s Message – Wow Design Challenge

April 9th, 2020|

Wow Design Challenge. Dear Members - All I can say is Just F’in Wow. What a time. While some are trying to maintain business as usual, I believe slowing down is exactly what the earth is asking me to do - the earth, the virus, the state health officials, the city governments. The other [...]

AIASF A.R.E. Prep Classes begin 3/30

March 29th, 2020|

AIASF's A.R.E. prep classes are now open to other chapter members. The ARE preparatory sessions are designed to focus primarily on what we deem to be the most important issues that may be required to pass the AREs. These classes are open to anyone, but attendees must pre-register for the classes. This includes AIASF's [...]

AIA Advocacy in Congress

March 20th, 2020|

AIA and its elected leaders don’t usually send this many emails in a week—but knowledge is power. As we all grapple with the new reality presented to us as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, AIA believes it is important for members to stay informed. AIA is committed to sharing information you can use, and [...]

President’s Message -“Spring Cleaning”

March 20th, 2020|

Dear Members: I don’t know what your inbox looks like, but in addition to the local health alerts and the AIA sending me updates, I find it comforting to know that a flooring company and a restaurant hood manufacturer also have my back.  It is so re-assuring to be informed that a carpet adhesive [...]

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About AIA Redwood Empire

AlA Redwood Empire, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is an association that represents member architects and professionals in eight Northern California regions including Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Modoc, Siskiyou, Sonoma, and Trinity counties. Over its 43-year history, the chapter has provided its members with opportunity for professional development and continuing education through programs, design awards, local and national advocacy and community leadership.

The chapter’s roots can be traced back to the 1930’s and Clarence Caukins, a man who headed what was then Santa Rosa’s only architecture firm. As the area grew, one of Caukin’s employees left to form J. Clarence Felciano Architects. This marked the beginning of many new firms, and by the 1950’s, there was a growing need for communication between them. To meet the need, the San Francisco based AlA Northern California chapter created a special Sonoma County Section. Unfortunately, the Section was a weak voice and was not involved in many local issues.

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