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AIA Pasadena & Foothill

WHO:

The Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is substantial professional organization that serves the local architect, promotes architecture and the built environment within the Chapter’s boundaries, provides resources to the community for professional development and education, and serves as a vital link to local allied professionals as well as other Chapter components of the AIA. Organizationally, the Chapter is a local membership organization incorporated as a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation and guided by the laws of the State of California

WHAT:

The AIA is the VOICE of the architectural profession and the RESOURCE for its members in service to society.

WHY:

Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, over 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

The mission of Pasadena & Foothill AIA is ... to promote and enhance the quality of the architectural profession and the built environment through fellowship, education and interaction with the community."

Fellowship: To foster and support participation in the practice of architecture, providing a variety of means for fellowship and the involvement of all members.

Communication: To ensure member-access to current and accurate information about and relating to architecture and to work for increased understanding between the professional, the building industry, public officials, media and other organizations.

Education: To promote professional and practice development with continuing education programs of substance and quality for members.  To be involved with educational institutions on all levels to promote public awareness of design, and to build bridges between practitioners and architecture schools to mutual benefit. 

Public Policy: To demonstrate the value of the profession by working for and advocating freshness and imagination in the quality of the built environment – Livable Communities. To act as a lead organization in the discussion and resolution of issues affecting the welfare and progress of the community.

Advocacy: To serve as a resource/counsel for municipal and county governments in planning issues, especially in the use of assets that should be developed and in the resolution of troublesome problems. To support the interest of the profession in public issues, legislation and activities, and by public example...to improve the community by working continuously and consistently for a better built environment, by providing ongoing leadership through training opportunities and mentor programs, and holding the profession to the highest standard of ethical conduct and architectural practice.
 

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