The CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION believes that a designed world is a better world. Every day we strive to build bridges between the academic and professional design communities to promote forward-thinking and pragmatic solutions, because the health of California and the future of the built environment depend upon the cultivation of great ideas and the strong collaboration of all stakeholders. CAF serves as the education and research arm of the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC). Focusing on promoting and advancing healthy and sustainable communities, CAF uses its programs and relationships to explore progressive ideas, honor outstanding accomplishments and inform the public about the many ways in which design can support change.