The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) is the voice of the architecture profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment. The AIACC is an association of individuals in California, with more than 11,000 members including licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in design. All share their commitment to excellence and livability in the California’s buildings and communities.
In 1944, at the request of California’s existing AIA chapters, the "California Council, The American Institute of Architects” was chartered as a state organization by the AIA. In 1950, CCAIA was incorporated as a non-profit California corporation. In 1992, the name of the organization was changed to "The American Institute of Architects, California Council.” It is also known simply as the "Council” or "AIACC”. Today, the AIACC is composed of 22 local chapters.
The AIA California Council’s purpose is to "give unified representation in all statewide matters affecting the architectural profession within the State of California.” Located in Sacramento close to the state Capitol, the AIACC’s primary mission is to advocate on behalf of architects and the architectural profession to the Legislature and state regulatory boards and agencies.