Save Iconic Architecture (SIA) envisions cities where iconic architecture is protected, preserved, and celebrated. SIA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission it is to bring awareness and action to preserving endangered architectural and significant cultural structures as art through its 3 core strategies:
• Nominate important structures and usher them through the historical landmarking process where they would otherwise continue to be unprotected and at risk for extinction
• Develop innovative, longstanding, trusted partnerships with historians, conservancy groups, community and cities
• Provide skilled teams to preserve landmarks in need and/or in disrepair
• Champion against demolition of important structures
• Donate Materials towards the upkeep of iconic structures
Advocacy and Awareness:
• Increase public awareness, understanding, and support on the importance of Iconic Architecture
• Educate communities and design students about preservation through house tours, preservation houses and internships for students with a passion and curiosity for architecture
• Support city, county, state, and federal policies and legislation for awareness and architectural landmark protection
Help us today in saving and preserving historical and cultural structures. SIA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 81-2808163.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement
SIA Projects envisions a world where every child recognizes the sacredness of their humanity. And every family has enough to eat, and a place to call home, no matter the color of their skin or the zip code of their birth. Imagine how much higher we could soar in our arts and sciences if we realized that ingenuity comes from all quarters, and we sought out hidden assets. Imagine if everyone could enjoy the bounty of the land that has sustained us for generations, and we could come together to preserve our one and only Earth.
SIA Projects is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as its Core Values
Diversity: SIA Projects appreciates and leverages diversity, and involves and reflects the communities it serves.
Equity: SIA Projects aligns its policies, practices, and resources so that people of all races, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses have genuine opportunities to thrive.
Inclusion: SIA Projects creates an environment in which everyone feels valued and respected.
This commitment is critical to deepening SIA Projects relevance, credibility, and effectiveness, and it strengthens its mission to advance a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. The civic and economic vitality of its home state of California, home of the indigenous Tongvan people, depends on inclusive and equitable opportunities for everyone.
SIA Projects sees many ways to realize this vision as a resource, convenor, thought leader, and as an employer. SIA Projects seeks to be conscious of and address the deeply entrenched practices, cultural norms, and decision making structures that perpetuate inequities. Racial discrimination is a legacy of our nation’s painful history, and institutional racism and unconscious bias persist. Equity means receiving what one needs to succeed, as we are not all born with the same opportunities.
SIA Projects approaches its work on diversity, equity, and inclusion with courage and optimism—knowing it requires a sustained commitment. When mistakes are made along the way, SIA Projects will adapt and continue to learn. This work is our shared responsibility—and our shared opportunity —because what is at stake is nothing less than our shared future.