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AIASF represents professionals and practices from all parts of the architectural industry. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area while advancing the architecture and design professions. In our advocacy priorities we continue to develop a progressive sustainability agenda at the local, state, and federal levels of AIA. 




The San Francisco Planning Department plays a central role in guiding the growth and development in our City. The Public Policy & Advocacy Committee (PPAC) in partnership with the San Francisco Planning Department aim to raise awareness of Bay Area issues impacting the architecture profession and our community.

AIASF's PPAC, was established to further AIASF’s mission to advocate and advance the quality of life in the Bay Area as well as promote and advance the architectural profession and practice. PPAC’s goal is to strengthen the constituency for progressive design in the Bay Area through direct engagement with neighborhood, advocacy, political, regulatory and legislative bodies. More broadly, PPAC seeks to affect positive change through education and action related to urban issues impacting the architecture profession and our communities.

Within the PPAC, a Design Advocacy Group (DAG_SF), provides a forum for practitioners to voice opinions and exchange ideas. The mission of DAG_SF is to strengthen the constituency for progressive design in the Bay Area through vocal advocacy of design issues impacting the architecture profession and our communities. It relies on the singular expertise of local design professionals as leaders in exploring complex issues of design and its impacts on our City.

Read the latest opinion papers released by DAG_SF and more about this partnership at





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The American Institute of Architects California Council is an association of individuals in California, with more than 11,000 members including licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in design.  AIACC provides 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.






For more than 150 years, AIA has been advocating on architecture’s most pressing issues in the White House and Congress. Today, more than 88,000 members are leading change in federal, state and local governments, advocating for policies that shape smart decisions and encourage innovation legislation that secures the future of the profession and allows communities to benefit from the value of architecture regulations and codes that ensure buildings and spaces are healthy and safe.