Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Committed to tolerance and compassion in the face of great adversity, social inequities, and racial injustice in our local communites and abroad. We have work to do. Read our full statement here…
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.
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Dear Members, Don’t Give Up! Okay, I’m a little annoyed and trying not to be “judgy.” Is there actually a physical problem with wearing a mask for another 6 weeks? Why is this so hard? But then I read the sage words of the Buddhist nun Pema Chodron who talks about Compassionate Action and [...]
The AIARE Design Awards program recognizes excellence in local architectural projects and practices. The intent is to honor exceptional work, both built and unbuilt, establish practices of excellence within our local community and nurture new values that contribute to design and design appreciation. Please click here for more information, eligibility, requirement, submissions. Registration/Submission portal [...]
AIA Redwood Empire is deeply saddened and concerned by the events that have transpired in our nation spurring protests, civil unrest, and violence. We support the constitutional right to peacefully protest in public spaces. We seek to cultivate and support a civil society where social justice and universal respect for human dignity are the [...]
Dear Members, Serving as the AIARE President is not at all what I imagined. I thought we would be drinking wine at our board meetings and having lectures in person with great food and well more wine and or beer, those great elixirs that bond us architectural types. But this was not to be [...]
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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.