ABOUT

Rock formations on the hills of Costa Contra county; wind turbines in the background, east San Francisco bay area, California

AIA East Bay is a local chapter of The American Institute of Architects that serves architects and the public in the four northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa and Solano. Our chapter was founded in 1947 and has grown from a group of 30 Charter Members to a current membership of more than 850 Architects, Designers, Students and professionals that support our industry.

Our Mission:

We serve and elevate our local community of design professionals by providing opportunities and resources that advance the architectural profession and its practice.

Our Values:

  • Truth, Honesty, Integrity

  • Authentic, Diverse Community

  • Conscious Design

  • Education

  • Opportunities for Growth

  • Service

  • Stability

Our Vision/Goals:

  • We promote the value of good design and sustainability.We increase public appreciation of what architects do.

  • We develop programs that increase membership & public engagement.

  • We ensure that all architectural students in the area are aware of our organization and understand that we are eager to welcome them into our community.

  • We seek to place more architects on local jurisdiction / regional design boards, planning commissions, design review boards and landmarks committees.

  • We facilitate solutions to reduce the local housing crisis.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

We are committed to broadening equity, diversity, and inclusion to create a stronger profession.

View AIA’s mission, statements, reports, and more here