Ida Clair

State Architect | California Department of General Services

Ida A. Clair, AIA, was appointed State Architect in April 2021 by Governor Newsom, and leads the Division of the State Architect in providing design and construction oversight of public schools, community colleges, and state essential services buildings and accessibility plan review for state-owned and leased facilities and state funded construction. Prior to her role as State Architect, Ida was the DSA Principal Architect in headquarters where she managed the accessibility, sustainability, and fire & life safety programs for public K-12 schools and community colleges, directed CALGreen regulatory development applicable to school facilities, and directed accessibility regulatory development for the State of California.