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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Message from the 2020 President

January 6th, 2020|

Dear fellow architects and associates – I was asked to serve again and I will do so believing the Redwood Empire will continue to be a place for connection. I want to talk more about this, but first I wonder if you know the basic mission of the AIA.  The mission reads “positive change [...]

Announcing the 2020 Board of Directors

December 24th, 2019|

We are looking forward to an amazing year! The AIARE welcomes a few of seasoned professionals that have served on the Board in prior years as well as a few who are new to the profession and industry. We feel that this dynamic mix will prove to create and maintain strong community connections, support [...]

2020 Board of Director Nominees

November 13th, 2019|

Your AIA Redwood Empire Chapter Nominating Committee is pleased to announce their nominees for your AIARE 2020 Board of Directors. Confirmations for these Board positions and the nominees presented below will take place at the AIARE Holiday Social Event, December 12th. Please be sure to attend and help us welcome our new board members [...]

AIARE on Capitol Hill

March 5th, 2019|

On March 6, I will join hundreds of fellow AIA leaders from around the country to meet with our Members of Congress as part of AIA Capitol Hill Day in Washington DC.  We’ll be asking Congress to address two major issues: school safety and sustainability, and we need you to amplify our message. On [...]

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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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