About AIA San Diego
The American Institute of Architects, San Diego represents nearly 1,000 members in San Diego County and is one of more than 20 chapters in California and among nearly 275 nation-wide. Founded in 1928, AIA SD has a long record of achievement supporting the interests of our members and our community through its vigorous advocacy for design, planning, sustainability, architecture education, professional development and civic leadership.
AIA SD offers services, programs and networking opportunities for practitioners, as well as initiatives aimed at more general audiences, often in cooperation with strategic partners in the community.
Those who hold an AIA designation embrace a commitment to the values of the Institute including maintaining the highest professional standards, making a personal investment in continuing education, recognizing responsibility to the community and placing the interests of clients at the forefront throughout the process of executing a project. For those seeking design expertise, an AIA-member practitioner is the right choice.
For the past 38 years, the AIA San Diego has been housed in the 1927 Centre City Building, located in the Core Columbia area of downtown San Diego, adjacent to City Hall. Once the tallest downtown building, it was designed by award winning architect, Frank W. Stevenson and features an eye-catching gabled rooftop and uniquely styled rosette windows. It has been designated by the City of San Diego as a historical landmark.