About - AIA - East Bay Chapter


Founded in 1947, AIA East Bay serves over 900 members across Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano counties. We support everyone in the industry with the tools they need to flourish: Professionals thrive with business insights and connections to local colleagues, while students gain access to mentorships and educational programs that foster career development. AIA East Bay offers an array of live and hybrid programs centered around environmental issues and sustainability, urban design, housing, and other topics that empower our architectural and design communities. We welcome everyone, from architects to related professionals to students at any stage on their career path.

Land Acknowledgement:

We acknowledge that the David Brower center sits on the ancestral land of the Chochenyo-speaking Ohlone people. We pay respect to the Ohlone past and recognize that this land was and continues to be of great importance to this group of tribes.

We encourage you to learn more about the history of the Ohlone people and the exciting and inspiring work happening today by the many indigenous groups around the Bay Area.

Our Mission:

Our community is committed to designing a sustainable future and improving the quality of our built environment.

Our Values:

  • Design + Sustainability
  • Diversity
  • Professional Development
  • Stability
  • Integrity, truth, honesty
  • Service
  • Advocacy

Our Vision/Goals:

  • We create more opportunities for active engagement with the larger membership.

  • We develop programs that increase student engagement and involvement.

  • We deepen alliances with likeminded organizations.

  • We facilitate more opportunities for members to share their work and ideas.

  • We produce more programs to educate the public on the value of architects.

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

Read our Bylaws, approved 12-15-22 here


Policy of Inclusion: Our organization wholeheartedly embraces diversity and inclusivity as fundamental pillars of our values. We firmly believe in the power of unity, recognizing that every individual brings a unique perspective to the table, enriching our collective experience. We ardently reject any form of discrimination, racism, or bias and are committed to creating an environment where everyone, regardless of their background, is welcomed and celebrated. Our commitment to fostering a culture of equity and understanding extends to all aspects of our work, ensuring that we stand as a beacon of tolerance and progress in today’s world.

Our Strategic Plan:

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