Focusing on building a community among licensure candidates, architecture students, and young design professionals, our group addresses the professional needs and concerns of Bay Area Associate members. The committee works with local emerging professionals organizations to maximize the value of the AIA for associates and interns. They also organize events and programs of interest to unlicensed professionals and students and the ARE Review Seminars.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you are interested, please fill out our online form here. To receive upcoming meeting and event details, subscribe to our email list. You can also RSVP for individual committee meetings here. AIA East Bay members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community.
Tour local Architecture firms, hear the story of how they built their business, see the work they do, and meet the people who create the projects.
Firms we’ve toured in the past include:
- Phillips Win Architecture
- Kava Massih Architects
- Emeryville Firm Crawl (Ratcliff Architects, Swatt Miers Architects, ODS Architecture, and Siegel & Strain Architects)
Construction tour of the new Uber headquarters in Mission Bay with Permasteelisa, Observe construction during major steel installation and curtain walls followed by a happy hour with the construction team.
Construction tour of the new Golden State Warriors arena with Mortenson Construction and Valdez Painting. Observe construction during the final stages of the new arena, behind the scenes access to owner suites, locker room, and the adjacent practice facility.
Exclusive construction site tour of the new high rise on Broadway in downtown Oakland with Gensler and Walters & Wolf. With its innovative design, The Key at 12th integrates a modern tower with the existing historic Key System Building, a National Historic Landmark. Located in the heart of Downtown Oakland at 1100 Broadway, The Key at 12th is the ideal environment for modern business.
Construction Site & Model Home Tour at Melrose Dublin
Boulevard in Dublin features a diverse array of housing typologies. With convenient proximity to highways 580 and 680, spend your lunch hour touring the new neighborhood Melrose by Brookfield Residential. Boxed lunches will be provided by DAHLIN, while the Project Architect gives a brief presentation of the land plan and design concepts. We will tour the construction site, followed by the finished model homes, offering a full view of the project from beginning to end.
Get together, socialize, connect, and have some fun outside of work with other young architects and emerging professionals in the East Bay, all while enjoying your favorite beverage.
An educational lecture series aimed at giving young architects the tools to become a better practicing Architect. Learn from the real professionals who practice what they preach, ask questions, and listen to the tips and trade secrets to avoid costly mistakes.
Previous topics include:
- Professional liability insurance
- Construction administration
- Artificial intelligence
- (08/18/2021): Automated Energy Analysis in the Early Stage of Design
- (12/13/2021): Diversity in Architecture for Young Architects
- (02/23/2022): Knowing the Process of Licensure & ARE Study Tools with Parva Markiw
- (03/22/2022): Women Architects of the Past, Present, Future
- (07/21/2022): Starting Your Own Firm: A Roundtable Panel
- (03/16/2023): Advocacy in Action: Guides for Equitable Practice
- (05/18/2023): Housing Advocacy: YIMBY Action
- (10/12/2023): Starting Your Own Firm
The aim of the AIA East Bay 5x5x5 group mentorship program is to provide partnership and develop productive dialogue across all members of the architectural community. Adding value to AIA Membership, the 5x5x5 program creates a peer network of engaged professional sand stimulates inter-generational and interdisciplinary dialogue.
Participation in this program adds value to personal career and leadership development for the rising generation in the architecture profession and fosters and continual learning to promote the East Bay architectural community at large. View program information sheet.
- Establish a continuum of professional relations and learning amongst young practitioners and industry leaders
- Allow participants to understand and utilize the wide range of services and benefits that the AIA East Bay and AIA National can provide
- Provide mentors a unique opportunity to positively influence an upcoming generation of future leaders through their perspective and experience
- Increase membership value for AIA East Bay members
Find more information here.
The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture.
One of the primary requirements for becoming a licensed architect is passing the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). AIA National offers a variety of resources to assist you in passing the exam and getting that architect stamp you’ve been working for. ARE Study Sessions at AIA East Bay have been on hold during the transition from ARE 4.0 to 5.0, but we are currently evaluating upcoming opportunities.
The six ARE 5.0 exam topics are:
- Practice Management
- Project Management
- Programming & Analysis
- Project Planning & Design
- Project Development & Documentation
- Construction & Evaluation
Learn more here.
Meet Your Committee Chairs:
Jaime is a licensed architect and Senior Associate at Dahlin Group Architecture Planning. She is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B. Arch degree, and she earned her license in 2016. At DAHLIN, she specializes in medium-density residential design, and was recently promoted to lead the DAHLIN Oakland studio. She has participated as a volunteer for various AIA programs, and is a new co-chair of the AIA EB Young Architects/Emerging Professionals committee.
Tim is a licensed architect working in the Bay Area since 2008, with a diverse portfolio including residential, commercial, and educational facilities. He is the founder of his firm, NYS designs, where he specializes in residential architecture construction in the East Bay. Tim holds a bachelor degree in architecture from CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, and a Masters in Sociology from Arizona State University. He is passionate about education and giving back to the local community of Architects through the Young Architects Forum committee, where he has been co-chair since 2016.
Ali is a project manager and currently is fortunate enough to work for Oakland senior residents to assist with their residential rehabilitation projects. Prior to this, he had been working in three different small architecture firms across the Golden State being responsible for design and construction administration of complex commercial projects, including data centers, labs, and manufacturing spaces. He has a master’s degree in Sustainable Building from Technische Universität München.
Dan is a licensed architect working at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). Born and raised in California, Dan received his B ARCH from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He has worked on a variety of large project types, including office towers, institutional campuses, labs, and convention centers. He received his license in 2016 and has been participating in the AIAEB Young Architects Forum committee ever since, serving as co-chair since 2018.