The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society. 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.
The AIA, Inland California Chapter, will make submissions to the 2012 Design Awards jury available for exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum (RAM). The prestigious professional organization was founded to offer education, government advocacy, and public outreach. As part of the AIA’s effort to promote design excellence, member architects are invited to submit their best work to be judged by an esteemed jury. This year’s submissions will be shared with the public as part of a tribute to Julia Morgan, the first woman architect licensed in California in 1904, best known for her work on Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, and of course, the former Riverside YWCA building which now houses RAM.
This exhibition reflects an important continuing programming direction for RAM with future exhibitions and projects focused on the quality of architecture and sustainable "green" development within the Inland Empire region.