The Chapter’s committees are the backbone of our organization. When you join committees, your perspectives and actions help to identify issues and develop positions on issues important to both the profession and our members. Our Chapter work affects professional architectural practice and the image of architects while also serving the public.
To join an AIASCV committee - send an email to the Committee Chair or Board Liaison and please cc firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRACINGS Newsletter Committee
Edits and organizes publishing of the monthly newsletter of the Chapter for purpose of informing Chapter members of upcoming meetings, professional seminars, Chapter and AIA activities and other items of interest.
Chair: Scott Smithwick, AIA
Board Liaison: Jeff Current, AIA
Associates & Emerging Professionals Committee
Provides a forum for associates to cross-communicate with practicing architects and to train and transition effectively into the profession. Assists in preparation for the California State Licensing Exams.
Chair: Gordon Wong, Assoc AIA
Board Liaison: Chuck Campanella, Assoc AIA
Continuing Education Committee
Organizes and monitors continuing education programs/seminars aimed at specific needs of the membership to enhance members' professional abilities and further their careers.
Chair: Peter Duxbury, AIA
Board Liaison: Brian Mah, AIA
The goal is to promote and maintain membership in the AIA Santa Clara Valley Chapter. Creates, organizes and manages programs to promote, encourage and recruit members to Chapter committee and activity involvement.
Chair: Natalie Thomas, AIA
Board Liaison: David Regester, AIA
Organizes and manages monthly meeting programs with topics and locations based on the interestes of a majority of our Chapter members.
Chair: Bill Sowa, PAL
Board Liaison: Steve Sowa, AIA
Organizes, manages and oversees the scholarship awards program and related fundraising.
Chair: Mary Ahearn Tang, AIA
Board Liaison: Brigitte Williams, AIA
Corporate Partners Committee
Promotes and organizes the membership of and activities with selected allied professionals to foster greater interaction between them and our architect members.
Chair: Dan Kirby, AIA
Board Liaison: Steve Sowa, AIA & Britt Lindberg, AIA
Website/Chapter Communications Committee
Researches and provides information and support enabling Chapter Office and Website to be up to date with latest technology for information exchange with members and the public.
Board Liaison: Britt Lindberg, AIA
COTE (Committee on the Environment)
Promotes stewardship of the environment as a role of the Architect and provides to the membership and the public information, expertise, education and networking on green building and sustainable design practices.
Board Liaison: Gene Ely, AIA
Aids in the selection of appropriate Chapter members for advancement to fellowship according to criteria established by AIA.
Chair: Kent Mather, FAIA
Board Liaison: Sam Sanderson, AIA