Volunteer Chair Positions Available

AIA San Diego is recruiting candidates interested in volunteer committee/knowledge community leadership positions with the Chapter for 2018 & beyond. Chairs are required to be AIA Chapter members (Architect, Associate, Emeritus or Corporate Allied).  Three committee-chair positions are currently vacant. Contact Bastiaan Bouma if you are interested in learning more!

Committee on the Environment (COTE) AIA|San Diego & AIA|Palomar Chapters

Part of a national network of local committees dedicated to advancing the goal of sustainable design.  Note: this is a joint AIA|SD & AIA|Palomar Committee (about 1,000 members all told, across various categories)

Committee Chair Duties

  • Recruit members from the AIA|San Diego & AIA|Palomar Chapters;
  • Lead a quarterly meeting of committee members;
  • Lead the committee to provide programs that support the COTE mission and provide AIA members with the tools they need to meet sustainability goals in their projects and practices;
  • Post information to the website that is useful for practitioners;
  • Develop and maintain more alignment between the local COTE chapter, other chapters, and the national COTE Advisory Group; act as the liaison and primary point of contact between these groups;
  • Support the AIA-SD Design Awards team with regards to the COTE design award.

Women in Architecture (WIA) San Diego Chapter

WIA is an informal AIA networking organization dedicated to supporting women in the San Diego architecture and design community. WIA recognizes that there are gender diversity issues within the architectural profession and strives to increase awareness of women’s contributions to the built environment.

Committee Chair Duties

  • Organize regular committee meetings, happy hours, professional development events, lectures, films, tours, volunteering/community building, and book clubs that focus on enhancing the career experience, networking, professional development and employment opportunities for female architects;
  • WIA has typically gathered every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm, at various locations throughout San Diego;
  • The 2018 Chair is permitted flexibility in organizing and running the WIA|SD Committee;
  • AIA|Palomar also has a WIA Committee. Cooperation/coordination between the two entities is encouraged;

Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) AIA|San Diego & AIA|Palomar Chapters

The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) Knowledge Community (part of a national network supported by AIA) develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice including remodels, renovations, restorations, additions & new construction.

Committee Chair Duties

  • Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via continuing education programs, discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities;
  • Guide the Chapter’s efforts to promote the residential design expertise of our members among selected consumer segments;
  • Contribute to creating a strategy for advancing the interests of our members involved in residential design;
  • Support an effective response for members of the public who contact the Chapter for information and recommendations, including assisting the Chapter with the development of suitable web-based tools for public-use;
  • Contribute to supporting the Chapter when it is approached by media contacts for information or solicitations for design competitions;
  • Assist with developing a member-recruitment strategy and outreach;
  • Schedule and chair quarterly (or more frequent) gatherings of CRAN|SD-Palomar members.