Get Involved


AIA California Committees provide members with an opportunity to get involved in the AIA at the state level and hone their leadership skills through volunteerism. The work of the organization starts at the committee level – elevating ideas and issues to the leadership’s attention, vetting messaging, planning programs, and providing guidance on practice issues – our members are setting the direction of our organization.

For more information about a specific committee, contact the committee’s staff liaison to learn more.

Our Committees

The Academy of Emerging Professionals Council of Advisors (AEP COA) is a steering committee comprised of elected leaders representing various constituencies. They establish connections among and advocates on behalf of architecture school students, aspiring and recently licensed architects, as well as the individuals that mentor these important groups of people.


The Advocacy Advisory Committee recommends policies and positions on legislative and regulatory issues, as well as, planning issues for the following year.


To identify how to effectively prepare students studying the discipline of architecture to prosper within the architectural profession; identify what common areas of knowledge are shared by both the discipline and the profession of architecture that could foster this goal…


The Climate Action Committee aims to improve the sustainability of the built environment by promoting conservation of natural resources, design which brings buildings closer to net-zero usage, and public policy that supports these efforts.


Communications Advisory Committee

Continuing Education Committee

Editorial Committee

To champion a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion within the organization and create a more diverse community within the architectural profession, this Committee creates and promotes opportunities for education, leadership and professional practice.


Leadership Development Committee

Interior Design Task Force

Long-Range Planning Committee

Monterey Design Conference Committee

Opportunity Fund Grant Review Committee

Planning & Finance Committee

Housing Committee

Procedures & Documents Committee

The purpose of this committee is to identify emerging trends in practice and facilitate and broadcast communication about the wide range of topics that are relevant to today’s practice of Architecture in all its various forms.



Resilient Design Committee

This committee is comprised of architects with experience in urban design, planning & landscape architecture, and mobility who focus on the quality and design of regional and urban systems.

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