As an architect every day and with every project, you make a contribution to the built environment. You overcome unimaginable odds – you persist because you’re passionate about this profession and its contributions to society. As you look to the future, you know more changes lay ahead. In these unprecedented times your skills and knowledge are significant to tackling the challenges today.

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Architecture Business Resources

Major Impacts of CARES Act on Firms and Employers 

AIA Update on Federal Relief Packages Approved 

AIA National Resources 

AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool     (Released May 6, 2020)

2.0 of AIA’s Preparedness Assessment Tool for COVID-19  (PDF)     (May 13, 2020)

AIA Reopening America: Strategies for Safer Schools   (June 26, 2020)

Negotiating Construction Contracts     (May 13/2020)

BSA Resources for Architects

AIA California Resources

Resources for Businesses and Employees Impacted by COVID-19

Coronavirus Be Prepared Contractual Impacts and How To Address Them

Weekly Updates from AIA’s Disaster Assistance Program

10 Ways to Secure ZOOM Meetings!!

What Can You Do About Your Cash Flow?

Small & Large Construction Project Safety Protocol     (Effective May 4, 2020)

RetireGuide: What you should know about Retiring and COVID-19  ( June 11, 2020)

Government Resources

Governor Gavin Newsom’s Updates    (Real Time)

Congressman Jackie Speier’s  Weekly Telephone Town Halls

IRS    (Real Time)

CC State &  Local Health Department Governance

Wages, Hours and Leave

COVID-19 –OSHA Guidelines for the Workplace

John Hopkins- Public Health Principals for a Phased Reopening During Covid-19: Guidance for Governors

IRS Form 941 Changes Due to COVID-19 Tax Relief     (July 16, 2020)

Small Business Resources

COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund 

How architecture firms can apply for an SBA COVID-19 Disaster Relief Loan

How Firms can apply for SBA COVID-19 relief

Podcast | COVID-19: Top Ten Resources for Employers

Financial Relief Programs & Tips | LendEDU

FAQ’s on Business Interruption Insurance affecting California Small Businesses

CA Dept of Insurance- if you have had a Commercial Insurance Claim Denied or to file a complaint

Health Care Resources

World Health Organization     (Real Time)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health

San Mateo County Health

California Medical Association

Donation Resources

Where to Volunteer or Donate in San Mateo County

Red Cross Blood Donation

Education Resources

Free AIAU courses

ARE Examination updated policy

ARE Pact Program: Online courses to prepare for licensure

Remote Workplace

Architect’s Guide to Virtual Practice

Autodesk Offers Free & Extended Access to Cloud Collaboration Products

Free software and tools for working remotely

Learn From a Firm that was Founded in the Virtual Work Place

Other Bay Area Resources

AIA East Bay

AIA Redwood Empire

AIA San Francisco

AIA Silicon Valley

ASID COVID-19 Resources

Survey Results

March 30: AIASF& AIASMC Town Hall Webinar Survey Results

April 6th: AIACA The Pandemic’s Impact on CA Architects & Design Professionals Survey Results