Golden Empire

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About us

The AIA Golden Empire Chapter (AIAGE) is a non-profit, professional association of licensed architects, architectural interns and allied professionals in Bakersfield and Kern County. We are a local component of the AIA which has more than 81,000 members and comprises 300 component organizations, such as AIAGE, across the county and around the world to serve the needs of U.S. architects at the national, state, and local levels. AIAGE works to increase public awareness of the built environment and the role architects and professionals play in making our community a better place to live.

Architects are more than mere designers. They are, through education and professional training, problem-solvers, perceptive listeners, and creative thinkers, who can devise cutting - edge strategies while finding solutions to complex problems

The Chapter boundaries include the following communities: Arvin, Bakersfield, Buttonwillow, California City, China Lake, Delano, Frazier Park, Inyokern, Lake Isabella, Lebec, Lost Hills, Maricopa, McFarland, Mettler, Mojave, Oildale, Ridgecrest, Rosamond, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, and Wasco.