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Highest Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

May 19th, 2020|

Congrats 2020 Grads! Message from AIA National - Let's congratulate our 2020 Grads!  I hope that this message finds you safe and healthy during this uncertain time. Thank you for all the feedback and information you’ve shared through the pandemic. You’ve helped us tremendously as we develop resources and support for our members. I am [...]

Working in a Virtual Reality – a note from your E.D.

April 30th, 2020|

Hello there members and friends, comrades and colleagues, I have been ruminating on this piece for a while now. I was reticent to write anything at all because, really, what do you need or want to hear? That, I don't know but I want to ask a few questions before I spout off anything [...]

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 [...]

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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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