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13-Jan-201813-Jan-2018

 

AIA|LA Tours: USC Village
When: January 13, 2018 at 10AM-11:30AM
Where: Los Angeles, 90007          Read More

January 13, 2018 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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13-Dec-201713-Dec-2017

 

When: Wednesday – December 13, 2017 From 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: Arup, 12777 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Annual Open Mic Night
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Join us for the AIA|LA Healthcare Committee’s final event of the year – our annual Open Mic Night. This is an chance for YOU, the audience, to have an opportunity to show us your unique and most innovative work, either on the boards or recently completed, to present or discuss any exciting or innovative healthcare topics or research.

Agenda:
4:30-5:00pm: Networking
5:00-5:20pm: Richard/Parini recap 2017 year; Preview of 2018; and introduce Chai Jayachandran as new incoming co-chair for 2018.
5:20pm-6:00 pm: Open Mic Presentations #1, 2, 3, 4
6:00pm-6:30pm: More networking

1. Healthcare Planning and Design in the Architectural Education Curriculum
The initiative to introduce a new program at the University of Southern California.
Presenter: Ashley Mangus
University of Southern California Masters Program Candidate
USC Research Associate

2. Healthcare Acoustic Space
Presenter: Nick Antonio – Antonio Acoustics
Presenter: William Chu - Acentech

Nick will describe patient and staff responses to noise, impacts and effects and why a simplistic reduction of noise is not necessarily a solution.
William will compare ancient and recent spaces specifically designed to promote well being and healing, examining how good aural communication enhances the patient experience.

3. Healthcare Design in the Age of AI
Presenter : Alise Robles
SmithGroupJJR, Architectural Designer

Discussion will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and healthcare environment set in the year 2025. Combining both speculative futures thinking with human-centered design, Alise will discuss how technology and physical space can merge to create an entirely new healthcare environment. Her research was distinguished with the Herman Miller Scholarship at HCD 2017.

4. Healthcare Presentation by Arup
Presenter : Arup
This topic description is being developed, but will discuss aspects of engineering in healthcare.

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Special thanks to Arup for hosting this event at their office.          Read More

December 13 4:30PM-6:30PM

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25-Jan-201825-Jan-2018

 

Tour this cluster of hotels situated at a center-point of Santa Monica, only blocks from the beach and adjacent to mass transit.          Read More

January 25, 2018

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13-Dec-201713-Dec-2017

 

Building Forward LA’s final feedback opportunity          Read More

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM

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10-Jan-201810-Jan-2018

 

Disney’s iconic theme parks and structures transport guests to many imaginative times and places. Providing an inside look at the Disney theme park design process, this presentation will share how these unique structures come to be, and highlight lessons learned that can be applied by creative design teams to enhance the aesthetic of any project. While operating in different locations worldwide, the constants of safety, Disney quality, and guest experience must be assured at the highest level. Using examples from the various parks from the original 1950’s Disneyland in Anaheim, California to the most recent park completed in Shanghai, China - Mr. Estes will discuss how Disney’s unique design and construction practices address local infrastructure codes and the incredible diversity of site conditions. And with the variety of facilities contained within a single Disney theme park, from retail and restaurants to rides and theaters, the overlap between static buildings and moving ride-based systems will certainly make this a dynamic conversation. While your everyday projects may not entail rushing water, high speed rides, or floating through time, the discussion of Disney’s design processes and collaboration efforts among the varied project consultants will provide lessons that each of us can use to make every project a success.          Read More

January 10 5:30-8:00PM

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28-Nov-201728-Nov-2017

 

Please join us as we launch a new group for young professionals in Los Angeles!          Read More

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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18-Dec-201818-Dec-2018

 

Los Angeles City Hall
Conference Room 501
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles , CA 90012          Read More

December 18 10:00AM-12:00PM

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4-Dec-20184-Dec-2018

 

Los Angeles City Hall
Conference Room 501
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles , CA 90012          Read More

December 4 10:00AM-12:00PM

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20-Nov-201820-Nov-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

November 20 10:00AM-12:00PM

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6-Nov-20186-Nov-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

November 6 10:00AM-12:00PM

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16-Oct-201816-Oct-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

October 16 10:00AM-12:00PM

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2-Oct-20182-Oct-2018

 

Los Angeles City Hall
Conference Room 501
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles , CA 90012          Read More

October 2 10:00AM-12:00PM

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18-Sep-201818-Sep-2018

 

In 2018, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

September 18 10:00AM-12:00PM

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04-Sep-201804-Sep-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

September 4 10:00AM-12:00PM

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21-Aug-201821-Aug-2018

 

In 2018, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

August 21 10:00AM-12:00PM

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7-Aug-20187-Aug-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

August 7 10:00AM-12:00PM

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24-Jul-201824-Jul-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

July 24 10:00AM-12:00PM

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10-Jul-201810-Jul-2018

 


As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

July 10 10:00AM-12:00PM

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19-Jun-201819-Jun-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

June 19 10:00AM-1200PM

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5-Jun-20185-Jun-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

June 5 10:00AM-12:00PM

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15-May-201815-May-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

May 15 10:00AM-12:00PM

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1-May-20181-May-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

May 1 10:00AM-12:00PM

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17-Apr-201817-Apr-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

April 17 10:00AM-12:00PM

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3-Apr-20183-Apr-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

April 3 10:00AM-12:00PM

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20-Mar-201820-Mar-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

March 20 10:00AM-12:00PM

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6-Mar-20186-Mar-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

March 6 10:00AM-12:00PM

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20-Feb-201820-Feb-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

February 20 10:00AM-12:00PM

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6-Feb-20186-Feb-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

February 6 10:00AM-12:00PM

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23-Jan-201823-Jan-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

January 23 10:00AM-12:00PM

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09-Jan-201809-Jan-2018

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?

If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

January 9 10:00AM-12:00PM

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06-Dec-201706-Dec-2017

 

Interior Architecture Committee Tour
Fender Headquarters in Hollywood

DATE: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 pm
PLACE: 1575 N Gower Street, Los Angeles (Columbia Square)

A discreet red neon sign reading Fender announces this iconic company on Gower between Hollywood and Sunset. Designed by Rapt Studio, Fender’s headquarters is only steps away from other music and entertainment giants in the neighborhood. The new HQ occupies two unique buildings: 24,500 sq. ft. on two floors in a contemporary mid-rise building, and 8,600 sq. ft. in an adjacent 1940s adaptive reuse that Fender has dubbed the Bungalow.

The first building is home to the executive, sales, and marketing teams, and the public is welcome to explore a museum-like installation and feature wall upon entering. A polished white Fender guitar finds a home in the white on white feature wall, welcoming visitors to play any time. Simply said by Rapt, “The look is professional, intentionally not too rock ’n’ roll.” The polished concrete floor and generally neutral finishes are the perfect backdrop to collections of vibrantly colored Fender guitars, the real art in the space.

The Bungalow has a completely different personality and is home to Fender product development. The building is the adaptive reuse of a 1940s sound stage and although largely new, the original wooden bow trusses were retained along with a 30-foot ceiling (shown above). It’s a magical space and at this time of year, and one might think it doubles as one of Santa’s workshop. The design of the space was influenced by the sleek contours, niche colors, and finely tuned hardware of Fender guitars—while still taking into account the workflow and product development process unique to the teams at Fender. Leo Fender, the inventor and craftsman who founded in 1946, would likely be very proud that Fender Musical Instruments Corporation continues its legacy here.

The tour will be conducted by Sam Farhang, President and Creative Director of Rapt Studios.

Wine and cheese will be generously provided by:
TheSheridanGroup Nienkamper (logo to follow)          Read More

December 6th 6:00–8:30pm

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30-Nov-201730-Nov-2017

 

AIA Los Angeles and TOTO invite you to celebrate our newest members and newest licensed architects!          Read More

Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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16-Nov-201716-Nov-2017

 

Judicial Council of California Information Session
Thursday, November 16 (3pm to 5pm)
CLARK HILL LLP | MORRIS POLICH & PURDY LLP
1055 West Seventh Street, 24th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90017
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November 16 3:00-5:00PM

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07-Dec-201707-Dec-2017

 

The AIA|LA Holiday Party and 2018 Board Installation Party

December 7th, 2017. 6:30-8:30PM
DENK Gallery - 749 E Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012          Read More

December 7 6:30-8:30PM

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09-Nov-201709-Nov-2017

 

THE TOP 10 ESSENTIAL CONTRACTING CONCEPTS FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS          Read More

November 9 6:00-7:45PM

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15-Nov-201715-Nov-2017

 

When: Wednesday – November 15, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: CO Architects Office
5055 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 900 Los Angeles, CA 90036

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November 15 4:30-6:30PM

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06-Dec-201706-Dec-2017

 

With code changes looking positive for the future of microgrids in healthcare, we will be sharing lessons learned from implementing the first Microgrid in a Hospital in California and examples throughout Southern California where Mazzetti has been stretching the limits of this exciting technology.          Read More

December 6 5:30-8:30PM

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15-Nov-201715-Nov-2017

 

The restoration and expansion of the Ward House, a landmarked Bel Air residence on Mulholland Drive, doubles its livable space while emphasizing thoughtful proportions and sight lines. It was paramount to preserve the integrity of the historic house, originally designed by Case Study architect Rodney Walker in 1954, but to give it a distinctly contemporary feel.
True to the scale and simplicity of the original structure, the annex is carefully nested in the hillside. New and old are connected only via a concrete bridge, a catwalk library that meets the second floor of the Walker house on natural grade. With its top floor cantilevered above the hillside and reoriented to capture distant mountain views, the annex footprint remains contained and distinct from the old house.
While employing current building technology to achieve a contemporary architectural solution, the new construction takes cues from the historic house – honoring the Case Study philosophy of economy in which the skin of a building derives from its structure, and of pure materials thoughtfully applied in context. So the lower level walls are exposed cast in place concrete, while the cantilevered section is a steel frame with cement board cladding (exterior) and ash paneling (interior). Features like the custom formed retaining wall, built to resemble the original house’s cladding, embeds its memory, creating an aesthetic that links past to future.
Both commanding and discreet, maximizing the flow of natural light and air, and pushing the concept of indoor/outdoor living, the annex is airborne over the property and open to extensive views.
Designed by Andrea Lenardin, principal of a l m project, a Los Angeles-based practice with an eye to the broader domain of placemaking.
In their residential work a l m project recognizes and challenges the convention of strictly coded domestic spaces, actively seeking imaginative design solutions that enable the fusion of live/work and simply inspire to “live more”.          Read More

November 15

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28-Nov-201728-Nov-2017

 

All NotLY classes are free and open to everyone, but you must RSVP to get a seat.
Two consecutive Tuesday evenings (must attend BOTH days - each day is different).
Downtown Los Angeles          Read More

November 28

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21-Nov-201721-Nov-2017

 

All NotLY classes are free and open to everyone, but you must RSVP to get a seat.
Two consecutive Tuesday evenings (must attend BOTH days - each day is different).          Read More

November 21

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14-Nov-201714-Nov-2017

 

WiA Post Powerful IV Feedback & 2018 Planning
Tuesday, November 14th
6:00 Drinks and light snacks
6:30-7:30pm Powerful IV Feedback, WiA in 2018
CO Architects, 5055 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA          Read More

November 14 6:00-7:30PM

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4-Nov-20174-Nov-2017

 

The Cultural Landscape Foundation, in collaboration with the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, has organized a public, daylong symposium that will examine the influences and accomplishments of renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916 - 2009) and his impact on the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles. Nationally recognized speakers include Kenneth I. Helphand, FASLA, James A. Garland, Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Buzz Yudell, FAIA, Antonio Pacheco, Robert Maguire III, Janice Ross, Steve Koch, FASLA, and Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA.          Read More

November 4

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13-Nov-201713-Nov-2017

 

Joey Shimoda FAIA, FIIDA has been a design collaborator with the Steelcase family of companies for more than 13 years. The collaboration has created projects that have become pivot points for the world of work place design. Join Joey in the Steelcase showroom to hear first-hand about how a visionary client is critical to the development of great design.          Read More

November 13 6:00-8:00PM

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17-Jan-201817-Jan-2018

 

A&E firms qualify for various special tax credits and incentives. The California Competes tax credit is an income tax credit available to business who want to come, stay or grow in California. Come learn about this lucrative tax credit and how a large portion of your investment in capital equipment and increased headcount can significantly reduce your taxes. In addition, the State of California offer training grants/contracts to businesses to create and keep jobs in state. Program attendees will learn about the nearly $100Million California training grant program currently offered through the ETP, the type of training that qualifies, along with the application, tracking and payment process. Attendees will also learn about Federal and CA State R&D tax credits and how the credits impacts taxes for C corporations versus S corporations and other entities.          Read More

January 17 6:00-8:00PM

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3-Nov-20173-Nov-2017

 

2017 Mayoral Housing, Transportation & Jobs Summit: Smart growth & Equity in an Expanding Economy          Read More

November 3 7:30-2:30PM

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08-Dec-201708-Dec-2017

 

December 8
Stepping Thru
Doors, Gates, & Signs, and What Makes Them Accessible

DESCRIPTION
Just about every facility has a door or gate that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance. We will review door and gate requirements from clearances and specifications to operating hardware, including automatic opening devices. The requirements vary depending upon the type of entry and whether it is swinging, sliding, pocket, or just an opening. There are power-assist, low energy, and automatic doors and gates which have further requirements over and above manual doors. As always, the approach has impact on spatial parameters. We will additionally review permanent room signs which are associated with doors and also have impact on spatial requirements.

SUMMARY
Just about every facility has a door that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance — we will review door, gate, and opening requirements from clearances and specifications to operating hardware, including automatic opening devices and permanent room signage

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Understand different door types and hardware including specialty doors and their parameters
Review door clear floor space requirements dependent upon approach and door type
Learn about various sign components along with their technical requirements
Overview different sign types in general and their installation requirements          Read More

December 8th 9:30AM-3:30PM

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8-Nov-20178-Nov-2017

 

Short on credits? Billings are up and your firm has been busy—that’s a good thing. But now’s the time to catch up on those final 2017 LU’s you’ve been putting off. Spend an afternoon in your own backyard with C.R. Laurence-U.S. Aluminum—the largest architectural hardware manufacturer in L.A.—and earn up to 4 LU’s.          Read More

November 8

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16-Oct-201717-Oct-2017

 

Shingo Training          Read More

Oct 16-17

community

09-Oct-201709-Oct-2017

 

The Neutras at Neutra Place          Read More

October 9th 6:00PM

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18-Oct-201718-Oct-2017

 

The Norris Healthcare Center is the latest addition to the USC Health Sciences campus and was constructed for Keck Medicine of USC. It is a major regional and national resource for cancer research, treatment, prevention and education. The building is comprised of one floor below grade and six floors above totaling 110,000 square feet. Programmatic elements in the building include: Food Service with an outdoor Dining Plaza, six Operating Rooms, Pre-Op, PACU, Phlebotomy, Conference Center, and clinics for Multidisciplinary services, Oncology, Infusion and Imaging. There is a cutting-edge Multiple Sclerosis (MS) clinic, as well as “destination” urology services. HKS Architects is the designer and the general contractor was DPR Construction Inc.
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October 18 4:30-6:30PM

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27-Oct-201727-Oct-2017

 

Move LA          Read More

October 27 8:30AM-4:30PM

community

04-Oct-201704-Oct-2017

 

Complete Communities: A Primer on Urban Design, Architecture, and Planning
This meeting will serve as a forum to review, provide critical feedback and further discussion of a primer in PowerPoint form that the architectural community can take to the public - such as neighborhood councils, high schools, planning commissions, etc. - to help give them a framework for understanding the key elements that go into urban design, architecture, and planning. In part, this was developed in collaboration with METRO Los Angeles to provide the public an understanding of complete communities and a language to facilitate more informed discussions around the development of our neighborhoods. We welcome questions around content, format and how to speak about density vis a vis the future of our regional development.          Read More

October 4 6:00 - 8:00pm

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19-Oct-201719-Oct-2017

 

Are you available on October 19 (1pm) to share feedback on the Los Angeles County Private Developer Civic Art Requirement Proposal?          Read More

October 19 1:00-3:00PM

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07-Oct-201707-Oct-2017

 

AIA|LA is pleased to announce the opening of Studio Fuksas!          Read More

October 7 6:00-8:30PM

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14-Oct-201714-Oct-2017

 

Join us for a 45-minute, donation based, guided tour of this delicious landmark.          Read More

Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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18-Oct-201719-Oct-2017

 

The event will consider the centrality of seafaring for Pacific Island cultures, focusing on the intersections of history, climate science, cultural survival, and Indigenous sustainability.          Read More

Wednesday, October 18 - Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM

community

24-Oct-201724-Oct-2017

 

Dr. Jones will read from and discuss her forthcoming book South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s          Read More

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 4:00 PM

community

25-Oct-201725-Oct-2017

 

Haunt Couture is a place where we project our dreams, fashion and desires onto the widescreen.          Read More

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:30 PM

community

1-Oct-20171-Oct-2017

 

Join us October 1st at the 7th Annual Urban Garden Party for an evening of entertainment, food, special guests, and River Art installations as we honor the River with this unique fundraiser          Read More

Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

community

05-Oct-201705-Oct-2017

 

At this workshop, staff from OPR will present highlights from the new guidelines and lead a discussion of best practices in general plans around the region          Read More

Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:00 PM

community

06-Oct-201706-Oct-2017

 

Architectural Glass Boot Camp is an interactive instructional program developed specifically for the design community and specifiers. Boot Camp offers an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the craft of a glazier through hands-on application alongside industry professionals, while also providing a forum for the exchange of information between these groups about complex construction issues.          Read More

October 6 8:00AM-2:00PM

community

26-Oct-201726-Oct-2017

 

Join us for a free engaging conversation about urbanism and city making.          Read More

October 26 6:00-8:00PM

aia

7-Oct-20177-Oct-2017

 

For the first time in nearly fifty years, the City of Los Angeles is undertaking a comprehensive update to its guiding vision, the General Plan. This initiative, OurLA2040, will result in a new 20-year citywide plan to be adopted in 2020, putting into place strong and visionary policies to help create a more prosperous, livable, and sustainable Los Angeles.          Read More

October 7th 10:00AM-12:00PM

community

4-Oct-20174-Oct-2017

 

The Pterodactyl is an office for a creative advertising agency atop a four-level parking garage in a complex of new and remodeled buildings in Culver City, California          Read More

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 5:30 PM

community

15-Oct-201715-Oct-2017

 

This film program explores themes of travel, migration, labor, indigenismo, modernism, activist arts, architectural appropriations, and psychedelic tourism back and forth across the US–Mexico border.          Read More

Sunday October 15, 2017 1:00 PM

community

1-Oct-20171-Oct-2017

 

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 is a groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design dialogues between California and Mexico          Read More

Sunday October 1, 2017 2:00 PM

community

5-Oct-20175-Oct-2017

 

The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department is pleased to present the documentary Teodoro en concreto about the Mexican Architect Teodoro González de León, preceded with an introduction by the film’s screenwriter, Miquel Adrià          Read More

Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:30 PM

community

09-Nov-201709-Nov-2017

 

2x8 2017 Exhibit Opening          Read More

Nov 9 5:30-8:30PM

aia

23-Oct-201723-Oct-2017

 

The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) presents the Chicago Architecture Biennale Roundtable          Read More

Monday October 23, 2017 6:30 PM

community

16-Oct-201716-Oct-2017

 

The Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) presents a lecture by well-known Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto          Read More

Monday October 16, 2017 6:30 PM

community

27-Oct-201727-Oct-2017

 

In his lecture, Mr. Tchoban will discuss the collection of his architectural drawings on view in the exhibition and in his book.          Read More

Friday October 27, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

community

10-Oct-201710-Oct-2017

 

2017 Southland Social          Read More

October 10

community

22-Oct-201722-Oct-2017

 

Come experience famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin’s plan to transform downtown Los Angeles through the use of open spaces          Read More

Sunday October 22, 2017 1:00 PM

community

18-Oct-201718-Oct-2017

 

Anna Dyson teaches design, technology, and theory at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer.          Read More

Monday October 18, 2017 6:00 PM

community

19-Oct-201719-Oct-2017

 

FESTIVAL is our third annual fundraiser for LA-Más, a celebration of our city’s evolving communities and our work to support local residents and businesses. With your help, we can continue pushing the boundaries of existing policy through the design of high-impact pilot projects that advocate for greater investment and ensure meaningful growth in our communities.          Read More

October 19

community

02-Oct-201702-Oct-2017

 

Hernan Diaz Alonso and Peter Testa will discuss, Robot House: Instrumentation, Representation, Fabrication, a new publication by Peter Testa, with Forewords by Greg Lynn, and Eric Moss.          Read More

Monday October 02, 2017 7:00 PM

community

25-Oct-201725-Oct-2017

 

David Benjamin is Founding Principal of The Living and Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP.          Read More

Wednesday October 25, 2017 7:00 PM

community

25-Oct-201726-Oct-2017

 

Building Equitable Communities: A Housing & Parks Summit          Read More

Oct 25-26 9:00AM-2:00PM

community

23-Oct-201726-Oct-2017

 

The ULI Fall Meeting brings together more than 6,000 leaders from every sector of the real estate industry. By attending, you will meet developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials. We are excited to be holding the meeting in Los Angeles, a city that is a hotbed for experimentation in real estate. Join us to:          Read More

Oct 23-26

community

18-Oct-201718-Oct-2017

 

Lisa Iwamoto is Founding Partner with Craig Scott of IwamotoScott Architecture.          Read More

Wednesday October 18, 2017 7:00 PM

community

12-Oct-201715-Oct-2017

 

The Fifth Annual New Urbanism Film Festival is coming back to Los Angeles.          Read More

October 12-15

community

11-Oct-201711-Oct-2017

 

Monica Ponce de Leon, a pioneering educator and award-winning architect, is dean of Princeton University's School of Architecture.          Read More

Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00 PM

community

4-Oct-20174-Oct-2017

 

Family designs environments with the simple purpose of making better places to live.          Read More

Wednesday October 04, 2017 7:00 PM

community

11-Oct-201712-Oct-2017

 

Join LightShow West Oct. 11-12, 2017 at Kentia Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The West’s best biennial trade show and conference is geared toward architects, lighting designers, engineers, interior designers, lighting specifiers, facility managers, utility companies, IT managers and energy specialists who seek relevant education and the latest solutions from leading manufacturers of lighting, controls and related technologies. The caliber of the event was confirmed in 2015 with an “A” rating from the Edison Report.          Read More

Oct 11-12

community

21-Oct-201721-Oct-2017

 

Relish a Day building for Humanity
Join the AIA|LA Team Co-ed Team on a Habitat for Humanity Construction Site

Share the inspiration: After, last spring’s rollicking and inspiring day building on a San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity home site, the AIA|LA is organizing a second team to spend the day together. (And yes—the October 21 team is for all genders!)          Read More

Saturday, October 21 7:45AM-4:00PM

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19-Oct-201720-Oct-2017

 

Facades+ returns to Los Angles this October. The goal of the Facades+ conference is to focus on the design and performance on the next generation of facades. The conference provides proven insights on how to make your ideas become reality. Some of the world's most productive building professionals and leading researchers are brought together to share insights on how facades ideas are brought to life.

Facades+ unites top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by LA’s unique architectural landscape. Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation—from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies.          Read More

October 19-20

community

29-Oct-201729-Oct-2017

 

AIA|LA is proud to announce our fifth tour of the famed, "dangerous", and fantastically-triangular Sheats-Goldstein Residence, designed by renowned architect John Lautner. From movie fame in "The Big Lebowski", photo shoots with Daft Punk and Jennifer Lawrence, to an installation by James Turrell, this house is a true LA icon!          Read More

October 29 9:30-10:30AM

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18-Nov-201718-Nov-2017

 

AIA|LA is producing a series of forums to further engage architects and designers in an open dialogue about the profession's on-going commitment to promoting social equity, inclusion, diversity, and care for the planet. These forums will serve as an opportunity to strengthen our priorities relative to building healthier and more inclusive communities and further promote strategies to mitigate climate change,          Read More

November 18 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

15-Nov-201715-Nov-2017

 

D4D Task Force Meeting #5
Wednesday, November 15 (6pm-8pm)
LEO A DALY
550 South Hope Street, 27th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2627          Read More

November 15 6:00-8:00PM

aia

10-Oct-201710-Oct-2017

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?
If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

October 10 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

26-Sep-201726-Sep-2017

 

This tour will feature back to back tours of affordable housing projects in Hollywood: "Selma Community Housing" designed by Abode Communities | Architecture and "Step Up on Vine" designed by Egan | Simon Architecture. This tour will highlight the the process of designing these two buildings as well as the larger conversation about affordable housing and density in Los Angeles. Following the tour will be refreshments on the roof at Step Up on Vine!          Read More

September 26, 2017 5:00-7:00PM

aia

23-Sep-201723-Sep-2017

 

Join us for a very special panel + tour throughout South LA that features the work of Lehrer Architects LA and Darin Johnstone Architects in collaboration wit SCI-Arc students!

The ‘IVRV’ house is the result of a collaboration between Southern California Institute of Architecture and Habitat for Humanity of greater Los Angeles. It represents the mergence of two complimentary missions; to educate Architects who will imagine and shape the future and to provide simple, decent, affordable housing for all. The house is intended to challenge the status quo of sustainable / affordable housing in both form and content. The SCI Arc student designed and constructed house (directed by Darin Johnstone) strives to answer a typical residential program in an unexpected way.

The unique characteristics of the house are the result of two main drivers. The design strives to create a sanctuary in a neighborhood where crime and violence are still a concern while synthesizing sustainable features into an overall aesthetic. What appears to be the front of the house is a thickened threshold to an indoor-outdoor entry court protected from the realities of the street by ‘eco-screens’ that shelter the area with a new kind of trellis designed to shade the courtyard, capture energy and clean the air.

The form of the house comes from an exploration of an unadorned two-story gable roof profile that was transformed to create a livable home and protected outdoor area capitalizing on the full benefits of the California climate and lifestyle. Habitat for Humanity works to create decent, safe, affordable homes for every man woman and child. With this project, we strove to create something that was also delightful, sustainable and inspiring.

SCI Arc in Collaboration with Habitat for Humanity directed by Darin Johnstone          Read More

September 23rd 10:00AM-2:00PM

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15-Sep-201715-Sep-2017

 

Don’t Miss the 3rd Annual Risk Control for Architects, Engineers and Environmental Professionals: Trends Strategies for Improved Performance and Profitability
Seminar and (Optional) Golf Outing.          Read More

September 15, 2017 8:30AM-12:30PM

community

28-Sep-201728-Sep-2017

 

Please join the AIA Interiors Committee for a relaxing and informative evening with MASS design. They will be presenting their documentary film “Design that Heals” followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker.          Read More

Thursday September 28th 6PM - 8PM

committee

03-Oct-201703-Oct-2017

 

Michelle Boehm, the Southern California Regional Director for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, looks forward to sharing the latest news and updates with AIA Los Angeles members about statewide progress, construction sites in the Central Valley, and status of the project in the Southern California region. Significant progress toward an EIR is happening in all Southern California sections: Bakersfield to Palmdale, Palmdale to Burbank, Burbank to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Anaheim.          Read More

October 3, 2017 6:00-8:00PM

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19-Sep-201719-Sep-2017

 

Architect and World Economic Forum “Global Leader of Tomorrow”, Fernando Romero, Hon. FAIA is one of today’s most relevant international architects. A graduate of Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana, Romero worked in Paris under Jean Nouvel and in Rotterdam under Rem Koolhaas.          Read More

September 19 7:30PM

community

05-Oct-201705-Oct-2017

 

POWERFUL is the AIA|LA's fourth conference featuring inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession.

This year the symposium moves to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in recognition of women’s rising star in the design field, and the event’s popularity. All three previous Powerful conferences sold out.

Amy Elaine Wakeland is a political strategist, public policy expert, and advocate for children and families. She recently led successful efforts to fund and complete the City’s first-ever data driven analysis of the status of women and girls. She is active with organizations and campaigns focused on combating sexual and domestic violence, empowering women and girls, and serving our city's most vulnerable residents.

Dana Cuff is a professor, author, and scholar in architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is also the founding director of cityLAB, a think tank that explores design innovations in the emerging metropolis (www.cityLAB.aud.ucla.edu).          Read More

October 5, 2017 8:00AM-4:00PM

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30-Jan-201830-Jan-2018

 

John Mei, Esq., Partner
danziger + mei
a professional law corp. 21031 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1100 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
P: 818-712-6911 F: (818)712-0038 johnmei@danzigerlaw.com www.danzigermei.com
I provide clients with legal solutions in the areas of immigration and business immigration law. I currently represent international/multinational corporations, design and architectural firms, start-ups, publically traded companies, hospitals, universities and other public agencies in helping them obtain temporary and permanent work visas for their international employees, physicians, and scholars. In the area of academia, I currently represent several prestigious universities in helping its professors and scholars obtain temporary work visas and applications for permanent residency. I have also successfully handled many permanent applications for residency in the United States for professors and researchers under the EB-1 category as aliens of extraordinary ability and merit or as an Outstanding Professor or Researcher.
I also work closely with human resources managers and directors, advising them on various immigration and immigration compliance related issues to hiring foreign nationals before the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Among multinational corporations I have successfully processed many EB-1 petitions for international executives/manager transferees. A list of my practice areas include:
• Nonimmigrant Visas: E-3, H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, O-1, J-1, and TN etc.
• Permanent Visas: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4

• Labor Certifications: PERM Filing, Audits, Recruitment, Compliance, PERM Appeals/Motion to Reconsider
• Immigration Issued Related Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
• Investment: Treaty Investor/Trader - E-1, E-2,
• Family Based Immigration: Petitions for spouse, siblings, and parents
• International Adoptions
I have authored numerous articles related to business immigration and a regular speaker at Southern California Institute of Architecture, Art Center College of Design, California State University, Fullerton, and California State University, Northridge. I am licensed to practice law in California and before the United States District Court, Central District of California. I am also Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Pierce College.
On a personal note, besides English, I speak three dialects of Chinese (Mandarin, Shanghainese, and Cantonese) as well as having a conversational knowledge of German. Prior to my career in law, I was an elementary/art teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1996 to 2004. I live in Sherman Oaks, California with my wife, two wonderful boys (a 9 year old and 7 year old), and a 100 lbs dog named Arcky (my kids named her after a Pokémon character!) I am an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA). I am also a board member for the International Food and Wine Society. I enjoy surfing, road cycling, travelling, doing anything related to wine and gastronomy, cooking for my wife and family/friends, learning new languages, and spending time with my family.          Read More

January 30 6:00-8:00PM

aia

15-Aug-201715-Aug-2017

 

Two internationally renowned fee proposal experts will be delivering the One-day Fee Proposal Workshop in L.A. on 15th August.
Attendees will learn how to write successful proposals that; increase fee levels, raise conversion rates and avoid scope creep.          Read More

August 15th

community

10-Oct-201710-Oct-2017

 

AGENDA: Strategize most effective way to ‘move the needle’ forward on 3 or 4 top ‘fix now’ priorities. Assign specific tasks and roles to each volunteer in task force.          Read More

October 10 6:00-8:00PM

aia

21-Sep-201721-Sep-2017

 

AGENDA: Status update on "moving the needle forward" and identification of specific challenges/ obstacles that need to be resolved.          Read More

September 21 6:00-8:00PM

aia

30-Oct-201730-Oct-2017

 

Yes, we’re returning to the Broad Stage in Santa Monica for the 2017 Design Awards Ceremony and Celebration and what we’re affectionately terming in-house as “the blow-out year.”

We’ll honor the AIA|LA Design Award recipients and presidential honorees, then celebrate with them and Los Angeles’ architectural community at an après-event party and dinner.          Read More

October 30 6:00-10:00PM

aia

29-Aug-201729-Aug-2017

 

This task force will identify a few very specific homelessness & housing policy ‘call to actions’ to prioritize and then will establish a road-map to accomplish moving forward on these call-to-actions. There is also a group of “Yes and…” pro-housing advocates being led by LAplus, The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Abundant Housing LA - and ideally once the D4D task force has had a chance to identify its core objectives we can align in effort and synthesize our ideas and call-to-actions together. Multidisciplinary collaboration will be key to our success.          Read More

August 29 6:00-8:00PM

aia

09-Aug-201709-Aug-2017

 

This task force will identify a few very specific homelessness & housing policy ‘call to actions’ to prioritize and then will establish a road-map to accomplish moving forward on these call-to-actions. There is also a group of “Yes and…” pro-housing advocates being led by LAplus, The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Abundant Housing LA - and ideally once the D4D task force has had a chance to identify its core objectives we can align in effort and synthesize our ideas and call-to-actions together. Multidisciplinary collaboration will be key to our success.          Read More

August 9 6:00PM-8:00PM

aia

2-Aug-20172-Aug-2017

 

Planning 101 Trainings is a collaboration with the Department of City Planning and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. The trainings are intended to provide an overview of the basic elements of planning, land use and zoning.          Read More

August 2 6:00-9:30PM

community

26-Aug-201726-Aug-2017

 

The renovation of the LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility has received both a 2017 COTE Merit and an LABC Architectural Award for City of LA Green Building. LEED Platinum, the facility design focuses on tactical transformation. A series of interventions respect the original architecture while providing a fresh community image and inserting a modern collaborative workspace.

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August 26 10AM-12PM

committee

13-Sep-201713-Sep-2017

 

Rising energy costs and increasingly stringent energy codes have made lighting a strong focus in sustainable design. It’s critical for designers          Read More

September 13, 2017 5:30PM - 7:30PM

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16-Aug-201716-Aug-2017

 

When: Wednesday – August 16, 2017 From 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: HOK - 9530 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 USA

Past, Present and Future Emergency Department Design:
Six Case Studies
Emergency Departments face constant challenges including unpredictable volumes and patient care assessment of varying levels. These departments work as part of a greater healthcare system which faces the need to improve efficiency and quality of care. An added concerns is for disaster preparedness for mass casualty events such as virus outbreaks or catastrophic weather.

This joint presentation by HOK and HMC will showcase changing trends in Emergency Department Design over the past 10 years. Each firm will showcase three California projects: one past project, one recently completed project and one future project. We will discuss the facility goals and the planning solutions and how these have evolved with each project.

Presenters:
Peter Grandine
Vice-President, Senior Medical Planner
HOK

Peter Grandine is a Senior Medical Planner with over 30 years of space planning and programming experience. He has worked on projects from Schematic Design through Construction Administration on highly complex projects, many of which are major medical centers. Peter provides strong leadership and is able to build consensus during a critical part of planning – user group meetings. He is able to listen and respond to user needs and ultimately offers sound solutions that everyone can agree upon.

Hunvey Chen, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Associate, Senior Project Architect
HOK

Hunvey Chen is a Senior Project Architect specializing in collaborative healthcare projects. Her focus is on the translation of the design and coordination with the project team from planning through construction administration. With 20 years of industry experience, her emphasis is on fostering working partnership with clients, general contractors and agencies such as OSHPD.

Kirk Rose, AIA, DBIA
Principal-in-Charge, Healthcare Practice Leader
HMC Architects

Kirk Rose has led teams in design of over $3 billion construction value Master Plans, large scale Acute Care, Outpatient and Behavioral Health projects and Renovations. He specializes in integrating Contractors into design and has pioneered related design management techniques. As Healthcare Practice Leader he sets strategic direction, recruits and develops key leaders and manages the business.

George Vangelatos, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Design Principal, Healthcare Practice Leader
HMC Architects

George Vangelatos has led design and planning of many significant Healthcare projects in the U.S. and overseas. He specializes in LEAN design and planning, and has led clients and teams in developing design sets, guided decision making, and design and construction innovations. As Healthcare Practice Leader he sets strategic direction, recruits and develops key leaders and nurtures design quality and thought leadership.

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To register for this event click Here

Valet parking will be available in the parking lots to the east or west of the building. Street parking is also available.

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Special thanks to HOK for hosting this event at their showroom!          Read More

August 16, 2017 4:30-6:30PM

committee

03-Aug-201703-Aug-2017

 

On average we spend 2,400 hours per year at the office, spending six hours a day sitting at a desk. How can we improve health outcomes, increase productivity, and attract and retain good staff? How can we measure the impact of healthy building design to the occupants? The design of Hillman Hall for the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health at Washington University in St Louis redefines the traditional academic building. This newly completed “healthy” building case study will address the importance of integrating health and wellness into building and landscape design to increase opportunities for physical activity and enhanced student, faculty, and staff collaboration and social networks.          Read More

August 3, 2017 6:30-8:00PM

committee

31-Aug-201731-Aug-2017

 

METRO's first Chief Innovation Officer, Joshua L. Schank, joins the AIA|LA for breakfast          Read More

August 31, 2017 Thursday, August 31, 2017 (8:30AM - 10:00AM)

aia

19-Jul-201719-Jul-2017

 

Join Metropolis' Susan S. Szenasy and Clive Wilkinson Architects for a Think Tank discussion on AI and the Workplace: The Peril and Promise of Advanced Computing

As the power and presence of artificial intelligence grows, and machines increasingly become autonomous, what work will be left for us, mere humans? With our occupations such a central part of how we see ourselves, the worker’s concern with AI is as much existential as it is economical. Our cities and lifestyle shall be impacted by the new technological change brought on by Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, and it is incumbent on city planners and architects to anticipate a new urban culture based on extreme mobility, connectedness and tribal communities
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July 19th 4:00-6:00PM

community

20-Oct-201720-Oct-2017

 

Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, has proven to be a tenacious leader that takes on powerful special interests on behalf of his diverse district and those marginalized in California’s economy.          Read More

October 20 8:00-9:30AM

aia

19-Jul-201719-Jul-2017

 

When: Wednesday – July 19, 2017 From 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Steelcase /Tangram /Coalesse Showroom 
1150 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Licensed Clinics and OSHPD 3
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July 19 4:30-6:30PM

committee

21-Sep-201722-Sep-2017

 

YIMBY: SCANPH Annual Conference 2017          Read More

September 21-22

community

12-Jul-201712-Jul-2017

 

Join us for Building Forward LA's final outreach event, at which City agencies will discuss what they are doing to encourage advanced, sustainable design. Representatives from Building & Safety, Fire, Water & Power, Engineering, Sanitation, and City Planning will be on hand to share their perspectives on the codes, processes and policies that inform our buildings, and the opportunities and challenges they're exploring.          Read More

July 12 6:00-8:00PM

aia

17-Jul-201717-Jul-2017

 

Eric Garcetti is the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His "back to basics" agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.          Read More

July 17 8:00-9:30AM

aia

14-Jul-201714-Jul-2017

 

Silver Star Apartments is an affordable housing development for veterans, which includes cutting edge sustainability features, including delivered zero net energy and gray water recycling. The project aims to meet the “Living Building Challenge” in addition to LEED and Energy Star requirements and pays special attention to the solar orientation of each façade. The design of the development is a direct correlation between solar passive design and aggressive sustainability goals. Mostly comprised of one-bedroom units, a mix of courtyards and a community facility, the project creates naturally flowing interaction spaces and varied outdoor spaces for an at-risk population of veterans, helping to promote a healthy lifestyle and communal activity. Further, it incorporates an innovative, publicly accessible herb garden at the street front, in addition to edible landscaping throughout the site.          Read More

July 14 5:00-6:00PM

aia

7-Jul-20177-Jul-2017

 

Clocks and Clouds: The Architecture of of Escher GuneWardena          Read More

July 7 5:30-7:30PM

community

22-Jun-201722-Jun-2017

 

Panel Discussion Exploring The Potential of LA's Public Lands          Read More

June 22 7-9PM

community

22-Sep-201722-Sep-2017

 

Mr. Richard Llewellyn has been the Interim City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles since February 2017.          Read More

September 22 8:00-9:30AM

aia

17-Nov-201717-Nov-2017

 

Philippe Vergne was appointed director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in March 2014.          Read More

November 17 8:00-9:30AM

aia

14-Jul-201714-Jul-2017

 

BIM 2017 | WHAT’S NEXT?
The Eleventh Annual USC BIM Conference

Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
USC, School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, USA

BIM 2017 will follow on the success of their 2016 conference with a double track of presentations and expert speakers in architecture, engineering, and construction. When registering, please indicate your preference for which track you will be attending. You can go between them if room permits.

Friday, July 14th is the date of the annual awesome USC School of Architecture BIM conference. As usual, the price is very low (only $55 including lunch if registered before June 30), and the speakers (more than 30) are experts in their areas. Topics include BIM in architecture, construction, process, collaboration, 3D scanning, VR, historic reconstruction, manufacturing, plan review, and others.

Please go to https://arch.usc.edu/calendar/bim-2017-whats-next and download the full conference details and schedule.

If you have questions, please email Karen Kensek, Assoc. AIA at kensek@usc.edu          Read More

July 14, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

community

15-Jun-201715-Jun-2017

 

Building the Future: Innovative Technology & Materials Discussion          Read More

June 15 5:30-8:00PM

community

14-Jun-201714-Jun-2017

 

Four diverse LA thought leaders present and explain their definitions of sustainability and the future of "green"justice.          Read More

June 14 6:30-8:30PM

community

23-Jun-201723-Jun-2017

 

The Resort at Playa Vista received a COTE Citation Award at the AIA|LA Design Awards last year. A private community center serving the residents of Playa Vista, the 25,000 GSF building is organized around two interior gardens / courtyards, separated by a diagonal lobby that extends through the building from south to north, and connects site for pedestrians.          Read More

June 23 3:00p.m-5:00p.m

committee

11-Aug-201711-Aug-2017

 

As the General Manager, Grayce is responsible for the overall management of the department, including development of the budget, strategic planning, programs and services, policies, personnel and constituent and City government relations.          Read More

August 11 8:00-9:30AM

aia

08-Dec-201708-Dec-2017

 

Mr. Safran is Chairman of Thomas Safran & Associates, developers and managers of affordable multifamily residential housing. His firm specializes in both family and senior low-rent housing and mixed use developments.          Read More

December 8 8:00-9:30AM

aia

27-Sep-201727-Sep-2017

 

California State Senator Ben Allen was elected in 2014 to represent the 26th Senate District, which consists of the Westside, Hollywood and coastal South Bay communities of Los Angeles County.          Read More

September 27 8:00-9:30AM

aia

09-Jun-201709-Jun-2017

 

To raise the architectural profession and the built environment to new heights, the AIA California Council is hosting a series of Rising Tides Forums.
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Friday, June 9, 2017 1:00PM - 4:00PM

aia

14-Jul-201714-Jul-2017

 

With the recent passage of LA County’s Measure H and the City of LA’s Measure HHH (as well as recent momentum at the State level to streamline housing production), public support for solutions to homelessness and housing affordability is markedly changing.          Read More

July 14, 2017 8:00AM-3:00PM

aia

12-Jul-201712-Jul-2017

 

AIA|LA WIA Presents: Speed Talks Ripple Effects          Read More

July 12, 2017 6:00-9:00PM

committee

24-Aug-201724-Aug-2017

 

The conference will include a full program of net zero case study presentations from nationally leading AEC firms, an exhibitor table expo, and high quality networking opportunities. The conference draws a wide array of high level decision makers and will also provide five Continuing Education Units for AIA, USGBC, and LFA professional credential holders.          Read More

Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:00 AM — 5:00 PM

community

22-Jun-201722-Jun-2017

 

The ARE Construction Documents and Services Exam Workshop will review the application of project management and professional practice knowledge and skills. This will include the preparation of contract documents and contract administration.          Read More

June 22 6:00-8:00PM

aia

29-Jul-201729-Jul-2017

 

Project Pipeline is an educational summer camp that provides an opportunity to teach and to engage African-American youth about the process and impact of architectural design. The program is designed and taught, primarily although not exclusively, by local African-American architects. Camps are conducted annually, around the nation by local, NOMA Chapters. Each camp location will create an architectural design project which fosters greater connection with the local community by addressing a recognized need within that same community. Read more about the Project Pipeline Initiative.          Read More

July 29

community

22-Jul-201722-Jul-2017

 

Project Pipeline is an educational summer camp that provides an opportunity to teach and to engage African-American youth about the process and impact of architectural design. The program is designed and taught, primarily although not exclusively, by local African-American architects. Camps are conducted annually, around the nation by local, NOMA Chapters. Each camp location will create an architectural design project which fosters greater connection with the local community by addressing a recognized need within that same community. Read more about the Project Pipeline Initiative.          Read More

July 22

community

15-Jul-201715-Jul-2017

 

Project Pipeline is an educational summer camp that provides an opportunity to teach and to engage African-American youth about the process and impact of architectural design. The program is designed and taught, primarily although not exclusively, by local African-American architects. Camps are conducted annually, around the nation by local, NOMA Chapters. Each camp location will create an architectural design project which fosters greater connection with the local community by addressing a recognized need within that same community. Read more about the Project Pipeline Initiative.          Read More

July 15

community

24-May-201724-May-2017

 

Last month, we heard about some of the region’s most advanced buildings from their project teams. Presenters and attendees discussed opportunities for building rules and process to encourage innovation in design, engineering, and construction.          Read More

May 24 6:00-8:00PM

aia

21-Jun-201721-Jun-2017

 

When: Wednesday – June 21, 2017 From 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: Glumac - 707 Wilshire Blvd., 23rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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June 21 4:30-6:30PM

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03-Jun-201703-Jun-2017

 

Join us for a tour LA’s hottest new spaces: Meet at the Allsteel Showroom (Wolcott) for breakfast, and on to the understated elegance..          Read More

Saturday June 3rd 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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26-May-201726-May-2017

 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP will be providing a tour of the New United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The 10-story, 633,000-square-foot facility houses the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, including 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers and also accommodates the needs of the U.S. Marshals Service, and provides trial preparation space for the U.S. Attorneys’ Office and the Federal Public Defender.          Read More

May 26 3:00-6:00PM

committee

8-Jun-20178-Jun-2017

 

THE SCENE AT ORANGE: LA Design Festival

FEW WERE PRIVY TO THE CULTURAL IMPACT LA WOULD HAVE BEYOND THE SCOPE OF ITS BORDERS WHEN FIRST FOUNDED.

TODAY, LOS ANGELES HAS ESTABLISHED A LEGACY OF CREATIVE PIONEERS SETTING TRENDS THAT CARRY CULTURAL INFLUENCE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

THE STREET OF NORTH ORANGE IN HOLLYWOOD BEARS WITNESS TO THIS LEGACY WHERE CREATIVE LEADERS FROM ALL MAJOR INDUSTRIES- ART, FILM, APPAREL, MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE, COLLECTIVELY CALL THIS AREA HOME.

WE INVITE THE DESIGN COMMUNITY OF LA TO EXPLORE OUR SPACES IN A ONE NIGHT OPEN-HOUSE COLLECTIVE TO SEE WHAT IT IS WE DO AND TO CELEBRATE LA'S CREATIVE SCENE.
WHEN:

June 8, 2017

6:30-9:00

WHERE:

PARTICIPATING STUDIOS-

5+design- 1024 N Orange

High Fidelity- 1027 N Orange

LAXArt- 7000 California Route 2

Libra Leather- 1032 N Orange

RSVP Here
https://www.sceneorange.com          Read More

June 8 6:30-9PM

community

13-May-201713-May-2017

 

The Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D) is hosting our largest event of the year in celebration of the organization’s 95th year and the future of Los Angeles. Join us for IMAGINING LA, a symposium featuring some of LA’s most visionary women as they speak about those who have imagined LA in the past and where our City is headed in the future. AWAF, AWA+D’s Foundation, will also be presenting scholarships and a mid-career fellowship as part of the event. Tickets are going fast, so purchase now!          Read More

May 13 10AM-2PM

community

18-May-201718-May-2017

 

AIA|LA Women In Architecture in partnership with AWA+D is hosting a Roundtable Mentoring Session on Thursday May 18th at Teknion’s showroom in Downtown LA from 6:00pm-8:30pm.          Read More

May 18 6:00-8:30PM

committee

18-Jun-201718-Jun-2017

 

The project is for two single-family dwellings for close friends who wish to live cooperatively rather
than in more typical LA isolation. The site slopes up steeply to the west from the street such that the
two houses are cut deeply into the hill for basements and garages. The main levels are reached through
a shared central exterior stair. Entry is from the common landing overlooking the street. The stair can
also be taken directly up into the garden. While the two houses have the same structure and materials,
the uniqueness of each family’s structure and interest is expressed in fundamentally different plan
arrangements and different interior finishes such that each house has its own character internally. This
is possible because the basic loft-like structure frames two-story spaces within which are placed
bedrooms as mezzanines. Both buildings are relatively closed to the street and open to the garden side
where overhanging balconies and canvas shade the glass walls. The skylights that run continuously
along the street balance the light through the interior especially in the two story living room and studio
spaces.          Read More

June 18 10:00AM

aia

21-Jun-201721-Jun-2017

 

The Six offers 52 welcoming and supportive homes to individuals who have experienced homelessness, with 18 of them set aside specifically for veterans. In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” Brooks + Scarpa’s innovative design thoughtfully balances privacy with opportunities to connect with the community. The Six has onsite supportive services and 24-hour property management on the ground floor, and community rooms and a spacious courtyard on the second floor that offer peaceful respite and space for social gatherings. Incorporating energy-efficiency measures that exceed standard practice, including passive design strategies that maximize natural light and airflow, the project received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Located in MacArthur Park, The Six is a striking addition to a neighborhood that has one of highest population densities the United States. AIA National recognized The Six with a 2017 Institute Honor Award and 2017 Housing Design Award, and the project also received 2017 Design Honor Awards from AIA Los Angeles and AIA California Council. The Six demonstrates that housing based on the principals of Housing First and Design Equity can be applied in neighborhoods throughout the region to prevent and end homelessness.          Read More

June 21 5:00PM

aia

16-May-201716-May-2017

 

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AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee
Integrating Design Thinking into Public Policy that Impacts the Built Environment

Design Review & Design Guidelines: Developing A Set of Best-Practice Recommendations

When:
Tuesday, May 16 (6pm - 8:00pm)

Where:
GWYNNE PUGH URBAN STUDIO
2800 28th Street, Suite 171,
Santa Monica, CA 90405
http://www.gwynnepugh.com

RSVP to will@aialosangeles.org // Capacity Limited to 20.

Design Review & Design Guidelines: Developing A Set of Best-Practice Recommendations

MAY 9th AGENDA:
1. Introductions.
2. Design Guidelines: Recent Trends and Opportunities to Lead
3. Design Review Boards: Best Practices and AIA|LA Advocacy moving forward
4. Conclusions and Next Steps.

The AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee

The AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee (POC) mission is to help establish a political voice for architects and perform leadership outreach to policy makers and elected officials on matters of importance to AIA|LA and its membership. The POC’s goals and objectives are to develop policy positions on matters related to the built environment, urban design, and the practice of architecture. The POC can serve both as a catalyst that initiates new policy and as an advocate and advisor that encourages and promotes proposed policies already in development.          Read More

May 16 6:00-8:00PM

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18-May-201718-May-2017

 

When: Thursday – May 18, 2017 From 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Where: 300 Stein Plaza Driveway, Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Edie Lew & Wasserman Building Tour
Jules Stein Eye Institute and UCLA’s Neurosurgery Department
The tour will be hosted by Richard Meier and Partners Architects and Vantage Technology Consulting Group to provide an in-depth view of the building’s Architectural design and site planning, walk through some exciting spaces and dive deep into the Technology that was used to support the vision of UCLA’s Neurosurgery Department. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a conference space with gesture based control capabilities and a 3D enabled curved 24-foot-wide screen used to show high resolution medical images. Other spaces include a tele-medicine broadcast / recording studio and control room as well as a virtual reality lab to continue the exploration of emerging technologies in the medical field.

Presenters:

RMR-2
James R. Crawford, AIA
Partner
Richard Meier & Partners


JimCrawford
Jim Crawford is a Partner and the Project Manager and Senior Technical Coordinator for the Los Angeles office of Richard Meier & Partners. He is responsible for general project management including schedule development and monitoring, consultant contracting and administration, technical coordination, code compliance and construction administration services.

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Roozbeh Afzal, RCDD, CTS
Principal
Vantage Technology Consulting Group
Rooz is a seasoned technology strategist and consultant specializing in the design of infrastructure, cabling and systems, with a wide range of experience including Hospitals, Higher Education and Corporate Facilities. His experience encompasses the planning of Data Centers and Technology Rooms, structured cabling systems, and audiovisual and security systems. He understands the importance of designing a flexible and resilient infrastructure that can support multiple generations of technology.

Michael Dannenberg, CTS, DMC-E
Associate Principal / Director of New and Emerging Technologies
Vantage Technology Consulting Group

MichaelDannenberg
With over 20 years of technical project management and systems engineering experience, Mike has a foundation in the design of film theater equipment & systems. Mike excels in corporate and classroom system design and implementation. Known for his innovative solutions and creative approaches, Mike listens carefully to his client’s needs and designs technology systems that address their business challenges.

Please note that the cost of this tour is $25 for AIA members and $35 for non-member - charged upon registration.

Special thanks to UCLA for hosting this event.

Parking Instructions:
Option #1: Ralph’s Parking Lot: 10861 Weyburn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024. *Free 2-hour parking with validation. Enter on Le Conte Ave.

Option #2: Jules Stein Parking Lot: 100 Stein Plaza, UCLA, CA 90095
$12 flat rate for daily single entry.          Read More

May 18 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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01-Jun-201701-Jun-2017

 


In 2013, Maurice and Paul Marciano selected wHY to transform a deserted Scottish Rite Masonic Temple located in Hancock Park, Los Angeles into a cultural center that contributes to LA’s evolving art scene.          Read More

June 1 Tours at 2:00 and 3:30PM

aia

25-Apr-201725-Apr-2017

 

On April 25, we invite you to continue the conversation with a presentation of some of the region’s most advanced buildings from their project teams. We’ll hear about their forward-thinking design ambitions, and find out how the built reality compares. In discussion of these cases, we’ll identify opportunities for building rules and process to encourage innovation in design, engineering, and construction.          Read More

April 25 6:30-8:30PM

aia

19-May-201719-May-2017

 

The 2017 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

May 19 8:00-9:30AM

aia

24-Apr-201724-Apr-2017

 

This presentation will outline how buildings can be designed to support a smooth transition to an All-Renewable Energy future. The fundamentals of Passive House will be explained, with a look at the three certification tiers: Classic, Plus and Premium Passive House building standards. We'll dig a little deeper into the development of the framework for Primary Energy Renewables (PER), and show how it allows for an equitable accounting of renewable energy credits for all building types, without penalizing urban density or less-than-optimum site orientation. Primary Energy Renewable factors will be explained, with a specific focus on California's three major cities.
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April 24 12:00-1:00PM

committee

18-May-201718-May-2017

 

The 2017 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

May 18 8:00-9:30PM

aia

29-Aug-201729-Aug-2017

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?
If so, please join the AIA|LA & DCP Professional Volunteer Program today by contacting Will Wright with a list of your available dates (see below).          Read More

August 29 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

27-Apr-201727-Apr-2017

 

HOK helped eight creative services firms relocate to an efficient workplace in Playa Vista that supports each company’s unique brand identity and work styles.
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April 27 5:30-7:30PM

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12-Apr-201712-Apr-2017

 

When: Wednesday – April 12, 2017 From 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Harvey Morse Auditorium (Main Campus)

Cedars-Sinai Executive Leadership: Perspectives on the State of Healthcare          Read More

April 12 4:30-6:30PM

committee

28-Apr-201728-Apr-2017

 

On April 28th at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles, Matt Tyrnauer will release his new film, Citizen Jane, an important and timely story about author and urban activist Jane Jacob’s taking on the tyrannical master builder Robert Moses in 1950s and 60s New York City. This overlooked chapter in New York’s history is a beautifully told, inspiring, and historic example of successful grassroots mobilization and social activism.          Read More

April 28

community

24-May-201724-May-2017

 

The climate is changing. Angelinos are already, literally, feeling the heat. But changes will accelerate in coming decades. Some future climate changes are relatively predictable. Shall we start to design for a future climate today?
Presented by COTE-LA, and hosted by Gensler, Dr. Robert Kay, Principal at ICF on Climate Change, and Heather Rosenberg, USGBC Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow and Director of USGBC-Los Angeles's Building Resilience program, will address these questions in their work consulting, analyzing and shaping the future of cities like Los Angeles under the forces of climate change and rapid urbanization.


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May 24 6:30-8:00PM

committee

6-May-20176-May-2017

 

Zena Howard, AIA, LEED AP was the point person for the Smithsonian Institution in executing the design and construction of the nearly 400,000-square-foot 10 level National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) which happens to be the most sustainable national museum ever built, and the greenest of all Smithsonian Institution buildings. As Senior Project Manager for the NMAAHC, Ms. Howard managed the Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smith Group team of four architecture firms and 29 consultants throughout pre-design, design, construction documentation, and fast-track construction.          Read More

May 6 1:00-3:00PM

aia

09-May-201709-May-2017

 

Join Vantage Technology Consulting Group as we launch this year’s technology odyssey into cutting (and sometimes) bleeding-edge technologies. Featured in this year’s event will be Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies that are allowing users to bring additional life to technologies in education, healthcare, the arts, and the corporate world.          Read More

May 9 4:00pm to 8:00pm

community

26-Apr-201726-Apr-2017

 

Miele, Riedel The Wine Glass Company, and Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center Welcome You to a Complimentary Two Evening, Immersive Epicurean Experience Starring Chef Kevin Vhadi and Julie Barba, Chief Executive Advisory Officer, Riedel Glassworks Worldwide Operations.          Read More

April 26 6:00-9:00PM

community

20-Apr-201720-Apr-2017

 

Cooking with Gas… with a “Touch of Glass.”
A Two Evening, Immersive Epicurean Experience.

Evening I: Thursday April 20 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Miele Beverly Hills Experience Center | 189 North Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Evening II: Wednesday April 26 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center | 12050 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City

AIA Members Only: Complimentary admission with RSVP advanced confirmation

LIVE at UNIVERSAL... The CULINARY PERFORMANCES SERIES Presents

Miele, Riedel The Wine Glass Company, and Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center Welcome You to a Complimentary Two Evening, Immersive Epicurean Experience Starring Chef Kevin Vhadi and Julie Barba, Chief Executive Advisory Officer, Riedel Glassworks Worldwide Operations.

RSVP BEFORE April 17th, 2017


The url to RSVP page is:
http://www.uakc.com/blog/the-culinary-performances-series/a-two-evening-immersive-epicurean-experience-aia/          Read More

April 20 6:00-9:00PM

community

12-Apr-201712-Apr-2017

 

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles will host its annual Urban Marketplace event on Wednesday, April 12th from 7:15 AM to 12:00 PM at The REEF. Highlighting the annual theme ‘Make a Deal, Make a Difference’, the event is ideal for those involved with urban development and redevelopment projects throughout Los Angeles County. Urban Marketplace convenes the leaders, senior city staff, elected officials and deal makers who contribute to the vitality of our urban fabric. It is a conference and expo designed to promote real estate investment opportunities and development strategies for LA’s lower income and higher poverty neighborhoods.          Read More

April 12 7:15 am to 12:00 pm

community

11-Apr-201711-Apr-2017

 

The Department of City Planning is pleased to have released the attached Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Incentive Program Guidelines. The TOC Program is a new transit-based affordable housing incentive program that applies to all qualified Housing Developments located within a one-half mile radius of a Major Transit Stop. The program was created by the voter approved Measure JJJ in November and is codified in LAMC 12.22 A.31. These TOC Guidelines provide the eligibility standards, incentives, and other necessary components as outlined in the Measure.          Read More

April 11 6:00-8:00PM

committee

17-May-201717-May-2017

 

HOUSING & NEIGHBO(U)RHOODS - a roundtable conversation about a tale of two cities: Los Angeles & Chengdu
Please join us for an architectural peer conversation tracing and reflecting the experiences across two cities on housing and neighbourhood architecture. What are the political, economical, environmental and social drivers underpinning new architecture? What is truly ‘new’ about it? And what are the lessons learned along the way?          Read More

May 17 6:00-8:00PM

aia

19-Apr-201719-Apr-2017

 

AIA|LA Tours: Las Alturas Apartments by Lahmon Architects          Read More

April 19 4:00-5:30PM

aia

30-Apr-201730-Apr-2017

 

Ever wonder about the context and designers behind many of the more fabled apartment buildings of the late 1920's through the early 1930's? Well embark on a tour that will shed some light on one particular architect who is responsible for a considerable amount of the multi-family housing in the Los Angeles Metro Area during that time. Leland A. Bryant, a little-known local architect who did his work largely in obscurity, had an eye on the burgeoning entertainment industry and a grasp of the latest building technology. Join AIA Los Angeles on Sunday April 30, 2017 starting at 10am.          Read More

April 30 10AM-12PM

aia

05-Apr-201705-Apr-2017

 

COTE welcomes Paul Kephart from Rana Creek to kick – off 2017 lecture series! Paul Kephart is an international design professional who specializes in living architecture which integrates ecological function into the built environment. Paul will present LEEDTM design principles for the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco.

This project centralizes the region’s transportation network through the use of vertical gardens; breathing walls; stormwater catchment and grey water filtration.          Read More

April 5 6:30-8:00PM

committee

15-Apr-201715-Apr-2017

 

AIA|LA is producing a series of forums to further engage architects and designers in an open dialogue about the profession's on-going commitment to promoting social equity, inclusion, diversity, and care for the planet. These forums will serve as an opportunity to strengthen our priorities relative to building healthier and more inclusive communities and further promote strategies to mitigate climate change          Read More

April 15 10-12PM

aia

11-Jul-201711-Jul-2017

 

The 2017 AIA|LA and DCP Urban Design Review Sessions          Read More

July 11 10AM-12PM

aia

26-Apr-201726-Apr-2017

 

Okapi Architecture is offering a series of training events in southern California, funded by the Southern California Gas Company. The purpose of the training is to provide a 60-90 minute summary of the most recent changes to Title 24, discuss how to effectively utilize the Energy Code ACE website, and link architects to the statewide IOU Codes and Standards team who are charged with implementing the new standards.          Read More

April 26 6:00-7:30PM

aia

03-May-201703-May-2017

 

Okapi Architecture is offering a series of training events in southern California, funded by the Southern California Gas Company. The purpose of the training is to provide a 60-90 minute summary of the most recent changes to Title 24, discuss how to effectively utilize the Energy Code ACE website, and link architects to the statewide IOU Codes and Standards team who are charged with implementing the new standards.          Read More

May 3 6:00-7:30PM

aia

30-Mar-201730-Mar-2017

 

Okapi Architecture is offering a series of training events in southern California, funded by the Southern California Gas Company. The purpose of the training is to provide a 60-90 minute summary of the most recent changes to Title 24, discuss how to effectively utilize the Energy Code ACE website, and link architects to the statewide IOU Codes and Standards team who are charged with implementing the new standards.          Read More

March 30 6:00-7:30PM

aia

14-Mar-201714-Mar-2017

 

In collaboration with the Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design          Read More

March 14 6:30-8:30PM

community

22-Mar-201722-Mar-2017

 

Join the AIA for Healthcare Committee at the Herman Miller Showroom for a Virtual Reality in Healthcare showcase.          Read More

March 22 4:30-6:30PM

committee

22-Mar-201722-Mar-2017

 

The WiA in collaboration with Woodbury University is excited to welcome Elissa Scrafano to LA for a design lecture at the WUHO Gallery.          Read More

March 22 6:00-8:00PM

committee

23-Mar-201723-Mar-2017

 

Building Forward LA is a new initiative that the City is launching in partnership with local and national organizations to refresh and “futurize” policies and processes that inform how we design and build our City sustainably and resiliently.          Read More

March 23 6:00-9:00PM

aia

19-Apr-201719-Apr-2017

 

Please join us for an architectural peer conversation tracing and reflecting the experiences across two cities on housing and neighbourhood architecture. What are the political, economical, environmental and social drivers underpinning new architecture? What is truly ‘new’ about it? And what are the lessons learned along the way? As a roundtable, we will discuss: Public housing, Private Housing and Neighborhoods, a human experience of space, our cities need for housing and most of all, a conversation about design excellence in architecture.          Read More

April 19 6:00-8:00PM

aia

13-Oct-201713-Oct-2017

 

The nature of our practice has changed with a higher proportion of renovation and re-use. Under the ADA Standards the
there are differing requirements for new construction versus alteration. Since these are federal laws local public agencies
can only offer limited direction. We will review criteria for existing facilities in regard to scoping to acquire a better
sense of the implications of the law and how it applies. We will cover a range of concepts such as Program
Accommodation vs Barrier Removal, Proportional Spending, Safe Harbor, and Path of Travel obligations.
SUMMARY
An overview of existing buildings for public entities & places of public accommodation per ADAS and CBC from Barrier
Removal to Program Accommodation including Alteration requirements whether or not construction is scheduled
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Understand differences between Public Facilities and Places of Public Accommodation
• Review the distinctions between Program Accessibility vs Barrier Removal and their impact
• Learn about Proportional Spending and Disproportionality with its application to Path of Travel requirements
• Overview Safe Harbor and when it can or can not be applied to existing elements          Read More

October 13 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

08-Sep-201708-Sep-2017

 

Accessible Routes or Path of Travel in new and existing projects are essential aspects of Accessible design. If you can not
even get to an area, no matter how accessible that portion is, it will still not be accessible...at least until we invent
teleportation. Not only is the route or path required to be accessible but there are many elements that are included
within the definition which also are required to be accessible. We will look at a broad view of these elements, as one
progresses from the street, thru the site, and into the buildings, touching on their various accessibility requirements.
SUMMARY
An overview of accessible routes, from the public way, to site amenities, to parking spaces, to the entry, and thru the
building to the exits including egress requirements from exit doors
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Understand what is required for an Accessible Route or Path of Travel
• Review the connectivity of elements, entries, floors, and exits
• Learn the scoping and technical requirements for components on both the exterior and interior
• Overview Path of Travel requirements in existing projects and alterations          Read More

September 8 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

28-Jul-201728-Jul-2017

 

An overview of the various elements found in hotels, motels, inns, restaurants, and student housing along with their
scoping and technical requirements for access.          Read More

July 28 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

02-Jun-201702-Jun-2017

 

Since the world is not flat, most buildings and facilities have some height change which can provide a challenge for access — we will review the different methods of access and the parameters for each.          Read More

June 2 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

11-May-201711-May-2017

 

In this day and age we are not only pedestrians but we are also closely tied to vehicular transportation – and of course there are a myriad of requirements for this as well, starting from the point where we are passengers, and then transitioning to pedestrians. Whether it is for parking, passenger drop-off, valet service, or transportation such as taxis, buses, or shuttles there are differing requirements for space and slopes, all or which is required to connect with an accessible route. There are also new requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) per the CBC. We will review the requirements for each of these types of vehicular to pedestrian transitions.          Read More

May 11 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

29-Mar-201729-Mar-2017

 

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success” – Henry Ford          Read More

March 29 6:00PM

aia

25-Mar-201725-Mar-2017

 

The Wilshire Grand Center is an upscale world-class 73-story skyscraper in the heart of Downtown, Los Angeles. Plans for finished development are set for 2017 where the Wilshire Grand Center will not only boast the 900-room InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, but also cutting edge restaurants, businesses, and attractive nightlife offerings. It will be the tallest structure in the Los Angeles skyline, adding to the rich cultural and economic revival of Downtown.          Read More

March 25 1:00-3:00PM

aia

3-Mar-20173-Mar-2017

 

Do you have ideas for how the City of Los Angeles can ensure better architecture and more inclusive design for our transit-oriented communities? If so, then please join our roundtable discussion on March 3 (2pm) at Los Angeles City Hall so that you can share input and recommendations to help shape the proposed Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Incentive Program.          Read More

March 3 2:00-4:00PM

aia

05-May-201705-May-2017

 

The vision and objectives of ENCOMPASS will be to promote greater inclusion and celebrate the value of diversity in the architecture profession. We will highlight best-practices, examine case-studies of inclusive design procedures and curate a series of genuine and poignant dialogues that underscore solutions to counter the prevalence of discrimination that too often continues to divide A/E/C professionals.          Read More

May 5 8:00AM-5:00PM

aia

4-Mar-20174-Mar-2017

 

The west side of LA is becoming more bikable every day. The increasing popularity of the Expo line, Ballona Creek Bike Trail, and Venice Beach Promenade, as well as private developers and public agencies leveraging proximity to major population centers are in sum transforming the west side into a mecca for cyclists. Come join us on March 4th at 930 AM as we experience some of the most interesting and catalytic recent improvements to our “Bikable City”.          Read More

March 4 9:30AM

community

22-Feb-201722-Feb-2017

 

WiA Design Lecture: Design, Bitches
Wednesday, February 22nd
6-8pm
DLR Group, 700 South Flower Street, 22nd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017          Read More

February 22 6:00PM

committee

22-Mar-201722-Mar-2017

 

The Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) is growing as a methodology for residential neighborhoods to regulate and provide oversight for all construction on both single and multi-family development. In many cases the emergence of the HPOZ is less about the historical character of a neighborhood, but rather as a response to “mansionization” and site density, as residential developers / homeowners build, what is perceived, as over scaled single and multi-family housing.          Read More

March 22 6:00-8:00PM

aia

01-Feb-201728-Feb-2017

 

In the early 1960's Orest Pidfigurny worked in NY for Marcel Breuer and Edward Stone, where he learned the art of Architectural rendering. He then worked for two of the most famous NY rendering companies; Furno, Kempa, & Schwartz and George Rudolph. He then started his own office for freelance rendering.          Read More

February 1, to February 28, 2017 Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

aia

15-Feb-201715-Feb-2017

 

Please join us on February 15 as we hear from civic leaders passionate about the future of Los Angeles. Some think Measure S is the impetus we need to finally get our Community Plans updated. Others think Measure S sets a dangerous precedent of exclusion and fear. Will Measure S devastate our local economy and make housing even less affordable? Or will it serve as the 'crisis of constraint' that allows new ideas to flourish?          Read More

February 15 6:00-8:00PM

aia

26-Feb-201726-Feb-2017

 

In honor of Black History Month, AIA|LA takes you to 7 buildings, including historic and new, designed by Black architects in Compton.          Read More

February 26 10:00-12:00PM

aia

23-Feb-201723-Feb-2017

 

An overview of the different elements typically encountered in the interior world once you step thru the door that can either create or interfere with an accessible environment          Read More

February 23 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

22-Feb-201722-Feb-2017

 

The new Shriners for Children Medical Center outpatient surgery / clinic complex in Pasadena, will stand as the Shriners organization’s new flagship facility in Southern California. The specialized facility will house pediatric orthopedic care services; its design creates a compelling healing environment that engages with the outdoors. The three-story, 75,000sf facility includes a surgical suite, diagnostic primary care clinic and radiology department, rehabilitation clinic, orthotics and prosthetics manufacturing, patient and family support services, administrative offices, and underground parking garage. Outdoor spaces include a rehabilitation therapy garden and a gathering/event space. The energy-efficient design meets CalGreen sustainability requirements.          Read More

February 22 3:00-5:00PM

committee

18-Mar-201718-Mar-2017

 

In this political climate challenging social and environmental progress, we want to use these forums to explore, define and strengthen our priorities relative to building healthy, diverse communities, addressing climate change and reinforcing our commitment to embrace diversity in our profession. Our goal is to go beyond just conversation to generate positive actions for the profession and our community.          Read More

March 18 10AM-12PM

aia

09-Feb-201709-Feb-2017

 

The 2017 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

February 9 8:00-9:30AM

aia

28-Feb-20172-Mar-2017

 

Attend Lightspace California, an exciting, one-of-a-kind event dedicated to the lighting specification and design communities. This is where the powerful role of lighting in architectural design is celebrated, creativity in lighting is embraced and shared, and where the brightest minds in the architectural and lighting design communities come together to exchange insights, inspiration and new ideas for the future.          Read More

February 28-March 2

community

27-Mar-201727-Mar-2017

 

Please join Allen Construction for a three-session series that will help you design homes to meet new Title 24 regulations or even to take your projects all the way to Zero Net Energy (ZNE).
California’s residential energy code is significantly more aggressive in 2017 – fully 30% to 35% more stringent than the previous revision. Moreover, the baseline compliance package imposes several choices that aren’t architecturally appealing in the context of our local communities. If you’re not already in plan check, your project is impacted by these changes!          Read More

March 27 6:00-7:30PM

aia

28-Feb-201728-Feb-2017

 

Please join Allen Construction for a three-session series that will help you design homes to meet new Title 24 regulations or even to take your projects all the way to Zero Net Energy (ZNE).
California’s residential energy code is significantly more aggressive in 2017 – fully 30% to 35% more stringent than the previous revision. Moreover, the baseline compliance package imposes several choices that aren’t architecturally appealing in the context of our local communities. If you’re not already in plan check, your project is impacted by these changes!          Read More

February 28 6:00-7:30PM

aia

31-Jan-201731-Jan-2017

 

Please join Allen Construction for a three-session series that will help you design homes to meet new Title 24 regulations or even to take your projects all the way to Zero Net Energy (ZNE).
California’s residential energy code is significantly more aggressive in 2017 – fully 30% to 35% more stringent than the previous revision. Moreover, the baseline compliance package imposes several choices that aren’t architecturally appealing in the context of our local communities. If you’re not already in plan check, your project is impacted by these changes!          Read More

January 31 6:00-7:30PM

aia

17-Feb-201717-Feb-2017

 

The new 2016 Title-24 Building Efficiency Standards take effect January 1, 2017. These changes will have a significant impact on building design and construction.
The new webinar will discuss the major changes to the new energy code and demonstrate compliance strategies that allow you to bring your project into to “better than Title-24” compliance cost-effectively and with more allowable glass area than you would think possible.          Read More

February 17 9:00-11:30AM

community

10-Mar-201710-Mar-2017

 

An in-depth look at the technical and scoping requirements for Access and how it impacts toilet and bathing facility design, whether single-user, multi-user, or multiple single user, including the requirements for each of the individual components          Read More

March 10 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

28-Jan-201728-Jan-2017

 

AIA|LA is proud to announce our fourth tour of the famed, "dangerous", and fantastically-triangular Sheats-Goldstein Residence, designed by renowned architect John Lautner. From movie fame in "The Big Lebowski", photo shoots with Daft Punk and Jennifer Lawrence, to an installation by James Turrell, this house is a true LA icon!          Read More

January 28 10:30AM

aia

14-Feb-201714-Feb-2017

 

Two internationally renowned fee proposal experts will be delivering the One-day Fee Proposal Workshop in Los Angeles on 14th February.
Attendees will learn how to write successful proposals that; increase fee levels, raise conversion rates and avoid scope creep.          Read More

February 14 8:30AM-5:00PM

community

3-Feb-20173-Feb-2017

 

Meet Derek Diedricksen and learn about his innovative design approach as he brings his unique Tiny House Project to LA for the first time at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. The Launch Party features a book signing and talk with Diedricksen and guest micro-builders Michelle Boyd, Dustin Diedricksen, Andrew Odom, Marty Skrelunas, and Jedidiah Voltz. Builder Palo Coleman will demonstrate Shou Sugi Ban, a Japanese technique of protecting wood by charring it with fire and designer Dustin Diedricksen will present a live framing demonstration. Food, cash bar and other surprises to come!          Read More

February 3 7-10PM

community

14-Jan-201714-Jan-2017

 

The A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) celebrates its 15th year of cutting-edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala and fundraiser, “CELEBRATE: DTLA,” Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 7:00-11:00pm at 900 East 4th Street., Los Angeles, CA, in the heart of the Arts District.

This year, A+D celebrates a new home Downtown Los Angeles. The Arts District is changing, along with the city’s arts and museum culture at large. We celebrate an infusion of new ideas and youthful energy as we honor the legacy of our founders and the values A+D holds dear. In a time of transition, we remain a stronghold for architecture and design exhibition and education.

A DTLA-themed silent auction will also take place during the evening. All donated pieces (modeled and displayed) will be auctioned that evening, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Museum. The festivities will include a live DJ, Michael Stock (KXLU), an emcee, LA writer, Doug Suisman, open bar, Hors d'oeuvres, and Special guest appearances scheduled by the Mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the City Controller, Ron Galperin. The Celebrate Gala will feature one of a kind, postcard art by architects and artists from the Los Angeles area and beyond designed specifically with DTLA in mind.          Read More

January 14 7-11PM

community

23-Jan-201723-Jan-2017

 

We are pleased to have Rosa Sheng, AIA speaking with WiA LA again. She will discuss the findings from the 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey, the largest and most comprehensive study launched nationally to date on the topic of talent retention within Architecture. Rosa will be speaking via skype. Light refreshments will be served.          Read More

January 23 6-8PM

committee

18-Jan-201718-Jan-2017

 

Healthcare facilities present unique fire protection/life safety challenges for design professionals due to the services and type of occupants accommodated in these facilities. Patients may be unable to evacuate themselves due to their medical condition or treatment received and appropriate design features must be introduced to achieve an adequate level of safety for such occupants during fire or other emergency events. This presentation will provide an overview of general fire protection/life safety concepts in healthcare facilities and a discussion of issues commonly encountered as well as strategies to mitigate these challenges. Topics presented will include CMS compliance and applicable codes/standards, jurisdiction (OSHPD vs. local), occupancy classifications, smoke compartments and defend-in-place strategy, means of egress, vertical openings, removal of acute care services, suites, and fire-rated construction, among others. The discussion will be based on the code requirements of the California Building Code (CBC) and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code and will also include a summary of 2016 CBC code changes related to healthcare occupancies.          Read More

January 18 4:30-6:30PM

committee

25-Jan-201725-Jan-2017

 

HOUSING & NEIGHBO(U)RHOODS - a roundtable conversation about a tale of two cities: Los Angeles & London
Please join us for an architectural peer conversation tracing and reflecting the experiences across two cities on housing and neighbourhood architecture. What are the political, economical, environmental and social drivers underpinning new architecture? What is truly ‘new’ about it? And what are the lessons learned along the way? As a roundtable, we will discuss: Public housing, Private Housing and Neighborhoods, a human experience of space, our cities need for housing and most of all, a conversation about design excellence in architecture.          Read More

January 25 6:00PM

aia

19-Jan-201719-Jan-2017

 

Please join AIA at our January 19th event featuring Michael Govan, the Chief Executive Officer and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Mr. Govan has served as CEO and Director at LACMA for a decade now. He has already had significant impacts inside and across the Museum during his tenure – adding over 27,000 works to the Museum’s collection — and now he is at the forefront of the effort to transform the Museum’s physical presence itself on Wilshire Boulevard. Mr. Govan will discuss LACMA’s proposed transformation as a model for his remarks about urban planning and architecture. These matters go to the heart of the AIA mission to provide leadership to improve the built and natural environment. After Mr. Govan shares his remarks, we will open the floor to your questions.          Read More

January 19 6:00PM

aia

03-Feb-201703-Feb-2017

 

Josef “Joe” Bray-Ali is a candidate for Los Angeles City Council in the 1st District. He is running for city council to ensure a responsive council office and the delivery of basic city services.          Read More

February 3 8:00-9:30PM

aia

13-Jan-201713-Jan-2017

 

Book Signing w/ Cory Buckner - "The Work of the Layman House and the work of Frederic P. Lyman"          Read More

January 13 6:30PM

community

17-Jan-201717-Jan-2017

 

Please make plans to join us on January 11, 2017 (6pm) to share your ideas for how we can develop next year’s programs and initiatives related to Urban Design and Political Outreach.          Read More

January 17 6:00-8:00PM

aia

19-Jan-201719-Jan-2017

 

The City of Santa Monica recently approved the State’s first code requiring all new single family homes to be zero net energy (ZNE). The City is eager to notify the design community so practitioners understand how and when it will be implemented. This presentation will discuss the cost-effectiveness study, resources to assist with compliance and how this paves the way for the State’s plans in 2020.          Read More

January 19 6:00-8:00PM

aia

14-Mar-201714-Mar-2017

 

AIA Los Angeles Presents...
Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Property for Biotech Labs

March 14th (5:30pm - 7:30pm)
Buro Happold Consulting Engineers Inc.
800 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017
AIA Members: $15
Non-Members: $30
Capacity limited to 65 people.          Read More

March 14 5:30-7:30PM

aia

14-Mar-201714-Mar-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

March 14 10AM-12PM

aia

14-Jan-201714-Jan-2017

 

In this political climate challenging social and environmental progress, we want to use these forums to explore, define and strengthen our priorities relative to building healthy, diverse communities, addressing climate change and reinforcing our commitment to embrace diversity in our profession. Our goal is to go beyond just conversation to generate positive actions for the profession and our community.          Read More

January 14 10AM-12PM

aia

12-Jan-201712-Jan-2017

 

The panel will discuss OBO’s program, review projects currently in design and construction, and provide an overview of the forthcoming solicitation.          Read More

January 12 12:00PM-1:30PM

aia

31-Jan-201731-Jan-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

January 31 10AM-12PM

aia

19-Dec-201719-Dec-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

December 19 10AM-12PM

aia

5-Dec-20175-Dec-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

December 5 10AM-12PM

aia

7-Nov-20177-Nov-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

November 7 10AM-12PM

aia

17-Oct-201717-Oct-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

October 17 10AM-12PM

aia

3-Oct-20173-Oct-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

October 3 10AM-12PM

aia

19-Sep-201719-Sep-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

September 19 10AM-12PM

aia

5-Sep-20175-Sep-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

September 5 10AM-12PM

aia

15-Aug-201715-Aug-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

August 15 10AM-12PM

aia

1-Aug-20171-Aug-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

August 1 10AM-12PM

aia

18-Jul-201718-Jul-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

July 18 10AM-12PM

aia

20-Jun-201720-Jun-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

June 20 10AM-12PM

aia

6-Jun-20176-Jun-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

June 6 10AM-12PM

aia

13-Jan-201713-Jan-2017

 

An overview of publicly supported multi-family housing and differing requirements of the regulations and codes, along with the various components found within the dwelling units and sleeping accommodations for social service center establishments including kitchens and bathrooms          Read More

January 13 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

16-May-201716-May-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

May 16 10AM-12PM

aia

2-May-20172-May-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

May 2 10AM-12PM

aia

18-Apr-201718-Apr-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

April 18 10AM-12PM

aia

4-Apr-20174-Apr-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

April 4 10AM-12PM

aia

21-Mar-201721-Mar-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

March 21 10AM-12PM

aia

7-Mar-20177-Mar-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

March 7 10AM-12PM

aia

21-Feb-201721-Feb-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

February 21 10AM-12PM

aia

7-Feb-20177-Feb-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

February 10AM-12PM

aia

24-Jan-201724-Jan-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

January 24 10AM-12PM

aia

10-Jan-201710-Jan-2017

 

In 2017, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.
         Read More

January 10 10AM-12PM

aia

14-Dec-201614-Dec-2016

 

Join us for the AIA|LA Healthcare Committee’s final event of the year – our annual Open Mic Night. This is an opportunity for YOU, the audience, an opportunity to show us your unique and most innovative work, either on the boards or recently completed, or to present or discuss any exciting or innovative healthcare topics or research. So far, we have received interest from our members to present on the UCLA Wasserman Neurosurgery project and research on behavioral health in the ED, and we hope to receive more interest from you.          Read More

December 14 4:30-6:30PM

committee

08-Dec-201608-Dec-2016

 

The ARE Construction Documents and Services Exam Workshop will review the application of project management and professional practice knowledge and skills. This will include the preparation of contract documents and contract administration.          Read More

December 8 6:00-8:00PM

aia

10-Jan-201710-Jan-2017

 

This session will cover how firms can leverage new technologies and trends in the "gig economy" to grow their business and mitigate risk from market volatility.          Read More

January 10 6:00PM

aia

3-Dec-20164-Dec-2016

 

Register now for Architect Registration Exam (A.R.E.) classes to be taught at USC on December 3-4, 2016. These classes are free and open to everyone. Please register by emailing dnoble@usc.edu and stating which classes you want to attend. You will get a confirmation email with instructions. Please register carefully. Do not just say “I want all classes.” Some of these classes overlap each other in time, and you must state which classes you want.          Read More

December 3-4 9:30-5:30PM

community

14-Dec-201614-Dec-2016

 

It’s fair to say 2016 was an interesting year electorally. Whether you’re in a pit of despair or ready to grab your pitchfork, SCANPH is here to provide a little clarity, insight, and big-picture thinking to really make sense of the outcomes beyond this year’s election, such as affordable housing’s prospects in future races. That’s right, it’s workshop time. Join us for the last SCANPH workshop of 2016, and we’re convening this special event in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles.          Read More

December 14th 12:00PM-2:30PM

community

29-Nov-201629-Nov-2016

 

This year's Powerful III was a sold out event with over 250 attendees in October. This third conference showcased women in the design profession, including three inspiring key note speakers Justine Clark, Julie Snow, and Annie Chu. Breakout Lunch sessions focused on topical small group discussion. The evening concluded with a happy hour comprised of networking opportunities and interaction.          Read More

November 29 6:30-8:00PM

committee

16-Nov-201616-Nov-2016

 

Jacobs Medical Center is a 10-story, 510,000 SF facility being built adjacent to the existing Thornton Hospital on UC San Diego’s east campus in La Jolla. The project includes a 245-bed academic medical center that will transform UCSD from being a community hospital to a world class Academic Medical Center. Designed as three hospitals in one, including women and infants, cancer care, and advanced surgery, the tower is the cornerstone of the medical campus that focuses on the future of health, pairing cutting-edge, modern medicine with a best-in-class patient experience.          Read More

November 16 4:30-6:30pm

aia

20-Oct-201620-Oct-2016

 

Bringing back the best feature from our first conference, POWERFUL 3 will again be live streamed!          Read More

October 20 8:00AM-5:30PM

aia

26-Oct-201626-Oct-2016

 

As part of their Facility Master Plan, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) embarked on an advanced technology surgical suite in the shelled Fourth Level of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (AHSP). In order to accommodate the master plan of 23 total outpatient OR’s in the AHSP, the 45,000 sf floorplate would need to accommodate 15 universal operating rooms, prep/ recovery and support space.          Read More

October 26 4:30-6:30PM

committee

17-Nov-201617-Oct-2016

 

Meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues…talk with your AIA|LA Chapter & Committee Leaders about ways to get involved! We’ll also be recognizing our newly licensed Architects.

Join us for drinks and light fare at this fantastic new showroom with outstanding views of the city.

This free event is graciously hosted by our friends at ALUR Glass Walls & Rodenbeck.          Read More

November 17, 2016 5:30pm

aia

20-Oct-201620-Oct-2016

 

Join us as professionals across multiple industries come together to learn, discuss, and shape future trends in healthcare.          Read More

October 20 7:30AM-5:00PM

aia

8-Oct-20168-Oct-2016

 

October 8th marks the 90th birthday of Dion Neutra and the continuation of his efforts of the past 85 years of his residency in Silver Lake, to do good for his community.          Read More

October 8 7:00-10:00PM

community

27-Oct-201627-Oct-2016

 

Biophilia is the innate human connection to nature. Those deeply committed to its research state that it is a basic human need akin to regular exercise and healthy food. It is not a cultural amenity or individual preference, but critical to human function. There are over 100 studies pointing to the health benefits from human-nature connections. This short presentation will focus on emerging design trends in biophilia and the potential health benefits and economic savings it has to offer. We hope that it spurs creative and lively conversation around how your projects can benefit from biophilic design.          Read More

October 27 12:00-1:00PM

aia

03-Nov-201603-Nov-2016

 

This meeting will serve as a chance to debate with your peers on the potential merits & detriments of imposing a linkage fee on new development. The objectives of the discussion will be to frame a recommendation to the AIA|LA Board of Directors on an official white-paper response to help further shape the proposed ordinance.
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November 3 6:30-8:30PM

aia

4-Oct-20164-Oct-2016

 

Join us for exclusive insights into new research, tools and strategies that will revolutionize how you specify the total fenestration package for your next project. We’ll also have cocktails, appetizers, and the opportunity to meet and confer with industry leaders.          Read More

October 4 6:00-8:30PM

community

09-Nov-201611-Nov-2016

 

Contract magazine is holding its 12th Annual Contract Design Forum, November 9-11, at the L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California. The event welcomes paid attendees—architects and interior designers focused on commercial interiors—to register to attend. This is the most highly regarded gathering of the top commercial design professionals from across the country. Featured speakers include the artists and urban planner Theaster Gates; Mark Gilbreath, who is the founder of LiquidSpace; and architect and design thinker Evelyn Lee. Attendees include the 40-member Contract Editorial Advisory Board, which includes notable architects and designers from across the country, representing the thought leaders in the design of workplace, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and school, as well as real estate professionals. Together with other guests at Forum, they lead provocative conversations about the state of the design profession and its future. Click here to learn more about registration, fees, program, and accommodations.          Read More

Nov 9-11

community

4-Oct-20164-Oct-2016

 

ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), presents Transit Oriented Los Angeles 2016: Planning for Transit, on Tuesday, October 4, at the Japanese American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles. This year’s ToLA event will feature leaders in the transportation, planning and development community offering the latest tools, opportunities and case studies for leveraging transit investment to create vibrant, inclusive and sustainable communities.

Speakers include City of Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni and LA Metro Chief Planning Officer Therese McMillan in a keynote conversation moderated by Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the LA Times.

“Los Angeles is on the move, from the recent completion of Metro Rail expansions in the San Gabriel Valley and to the beach, to progress on LAX access and the rollout of Bike Share,” said ULI Los Angeles Executive Director Gail Goldberg. “The region is investing in a multi-modal transportation transformation. ToLA offers a chance to learn how the planning and real-estate communities can respond to this infrastructure investment.”
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October 4 7:30AM-12:00PM

community

5-Oct-20165-Oct-2016

 

The InSight: Intelligent Lighting & Infrastructure event brings together some of the leaders in the world of smart lighting and infrastructure to discuss the building environments of tomorrow.
Watch and learn as Cisco, Cree, Emerson Network Power, Superior Essex, and WESCO walk you through the components and strategic benefits of the Digital Ceiling, its place in the infrastructures of tomorrow, the Industrial Internet of Things for buildings, and more.          Read More

October 5 8:30AM-3:00PM

community

13-Oct-201613-Oct-2016

 


Please join us for a fun and relaxing evening by a special viewing of “Where Architect’s Live” a film by Francesca Molteni. This will be the Los Angeles premiere of the film. The film is an intriguing insight into the daily lives of some of the world’s leading designers: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain/Studio Mumbai. The film intimately reveals the homes of these eight architects, broadening visions of domestic architecture and interior design and suggesting that this discipline is most suited to evolution and experimentation. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Event sponsored by Louis Poulsen, PLP and Legrand.          Read More

October13 6:00-9:00PM

community

28-Sep-201628-Sep-2016

 

Join Motion Media and Autodesk as we show you how to use Revit, 3ds Max and Stingray to create stunning interactive visualizations of your architecture or designs. With Autodesk Live Design's immersive experience, designers can explore their creations in the virtual world. Plus, Experience Live Design for yourself with one of our HTC Vives!          Read More

September 28 6:00-9:00PM

community

27-Oct-201627-Oct-2016

 

The Vertical Venice Prefab (V.V3) is a triple-stacked steel modular addition, to a 1920's Venice bungalow, designed by Jennifer Siegal, Assoc. AIA.          Read More

October 27 6:00PM

aia

13-Oct-201613-Oct-2016

 

Please join us for our first kunsthalle b opening and exhibition featuring the drawings of architect Neil Denari.          Read More

October 13 6:00-9:00PM

community

5-Oct-20165-Oct-2016

 

Society of Fire Protection Engineers 2016 Fire Protection Engineering Symposium          Read More

October 5 8:00AM-4:00PM

community

20-Oct-201620-Oct-2016

 

From the initial planning stages through the commissioning process, you need to ensure your project not only complies with code requirements, but that it’s performance meets your expectations and those of your stakeholders. With the implementation of the 2016 California Building Standards Code on the horizon, preparation is crucial to guarantee the success of your current and future projects.          Read More

October 20 10:00AM-2:30PM

community

19-Oct-201619-Oct-2016

 

From the initial planning stages through the commissioning process, you need to ensure your project not only complies with code requirements, but that it’s performance meets your expectations and those of your stakeholders. With the implementation of the 2016 California Building Standards Code on the horizon, preparation is crucial to guarantee the success of your current and future projects.          Read More

October 19 10:00AM-2:30PM

community

11-Oct-201611-Oct-2016

 

There is a chronic shortage of housing and a lack of housing affordability throughout California. Major institutions, employers, and startups cite lack of housing options as a serious impediment to recruiting and retaining talent. The impact of housing affordability is a critical challenge to local, regional, and Statewide economies, particularly as people from all income groups are increasingly frustrated with the lack of affordable options to rent or buy and instead opt to develop their careers in more affordable areas. The Summit will discuss solutions and strategies for decision-makers to build housing in their local communities and to say YES to housing.          Read More

October 11 8:00AM-2:00PM

community

28-Sep-201628-Sep-2016

 

The WiA will host their next event in September and the topic will be an interactive discussion over sexual harassment in the work place. The discussion will cover Sexual Harassment Defined, The Business Imperatives of Addressing Sexual Harassment, Responsibilities of Employers in Addressing Sexual Harassment and Practical Steps for Individuals to Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. A question and answer will follow the discussion to address individual questions and comments.          Read More

September 28 6:30-8:30PM

committee

28-Sep-201628-Sep-2016

 

Shortages of traditional building materials and craft skills after World War II forced the British to adopt new technologies in building restoration at an early date, amongst which GFRP, or glass fiber reinforced plastic (e.g., Fiberglass™), played a prominent role as a means to cheaply replicate missing components such as domes, cornices and other architectural features in attempted facsimile. John Fidler has been studying the characteristics and performance of the material in the field from an early date with periodic inspections to London sites. After more than 35 years of study of materials exposed now for over 50 years, he can offer definitive guidance on the material and its place in historic preservation          Read More

September 28 6:30-8:00PM

committee

5-Oct-20165-Oct-2016

 

A representative from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture.          Read More

October 5 6:00-7:30PM

aia

14-Oct-201614-Oct-2016

 

Hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants as well as student housing are one of the more involved building types. Not only do guest rooms and sleeping rooms have a myriad of parameters but there are a number of other diverse elements, each with their own set of requirements found within one facility. It is not atypical to find retail and restaurants, pools and fitness rooms, business and banquet facilities not to mention valet service and hotel shuttles for even more complexity. We will review the varying requirements both from a scoping perspective and a technical viewpoint.          Read More

October 14 9:30AM-3:30PM

aia

5-Oct-20166-Oct-2016

 

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The green building community gathers to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz throughout the week.

When industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work come together, the result is a unique and palpable energy. Participants are invigorated and inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed sense of purpose.

Greenbuild features three groundbreaking days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city's green buildings. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business.          Read More

October 5-6

community

09-Dec-201609-Dec-2016

 

French architect and landscape designer Odile Decq came to international renown in 1990 when she won her first major commission: La Banque Populaire de l’Ouest headquarters in Rennes, France. Her early and unusual career was acknowledged in 1996 by the Golden Lion of Architecture award at the Venice Biennale. Odile Decq’s work materializes a complete universe that embraces urban planning, architecture, design and art. Her multidisciplinary approach was recognized in 2013 when she received the title of Maison & Objet’s Designer of the Year and the Prix Femme Architecte. In 2014, she received the Médaille de Vermeil et d’Honneur from the French Architecture Academy. She was awarded the Jane Drew Prize in the 2016 Architectural Review Women in Architecture Awards.          Read More

December 9 7:30PM

community

21-Sep-201621-Sep-2016

 

Healthcare facilities and the WELL building standard both strive to improve the health and wellbeing of people but how aligned are they in practice? The first part of the presentation will take a deeper dive into WELL to see where there are natural fits and where there are gaps between the rating system and industry standards. In the second part of the presentation, CBRE will provide prospective on the drivers that led them to pioneer the implementation of WELL and the impacts it has had on their workplace.          Read More

September 21 4:30-6:30PM

committee

27-Sep-201627-Sep-2016

 

The 2013 and 2016 California Energy Code is requiring tighter building envelopes, additional ventilation, and stricter energy performance requirements. In this class, new energy code requirements pertaining to residential building envelope will be discussed. Home owners, developers, designers, architects, engineers and other building practitioners will learn a.) how to comply with Title 24, b.) why we energy model, c.) how HERS measures can boost energy savings, and d.) what pitfalls can be avoided during design/construction.          Read More

September 27 6:00-8:00PM

committee

28-Oct-201628-Oct-2016

 

15th Annual Mayoral Housing, Transportation, and Jobs Summit

Friday, October 28, 2016.
UCLA Anderson School of Management
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October 28

community

07-Oct-201607-Oct-2016

 

Frank is highly respected by the construction and development industries as well as the LADBS family. Frank has 27 years of experience with LADBS and more than 38 years of experience in the construction industry. He began his City career as an inspector, and promoted through the ranks to Executive Officer where he managed all operations of the Department including approximately 1,000 employees.          Read More

October 7 8:00-9:30AM

aia

28-Sep-201629-Sep-2016

 

HIVE (Housing Innovation, Vision & Economics) is Hanley Wood’s premier event for housing. HIVE will focus on innovation and why the housing industry needs to change in response to environmental pressures, stubborn financial markets, demographic changes, stale business models, and changing tastes in design.          Read More

September 28-29

community

09-Oct-201609-Oct-2016

 

Sunday, October 9th.


A rare example of modernism in the West Adams neighborhood, the Lukens House is one of about a dozen Raphael Soriano homes that still exist. The residence is an important example of Soriano’ modernist design. It was designed in the international style for noted ceramist Glen Lukens, who was a longtime professor at USC.          Read More

October 9

aia

24-Aug-201624-Aug-2016

 

The Broadway Trade Center located at 801 Broadway was the site of the Hamburger's Department Store which opened in 1908. Designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim, this building was one of the first department stores to operate in Los Angeles. We will hear about the exciting development from the architects, including how the 3D BIM model was generated of a million + square foot property, and experience an exclusive hands-on workshop for window restoration and terra cotta repair followed by a tour. Reception to follow on site.          Read More

August 24 5:00PM

community

08-Dec-201608-Dec-2016

 

Tour of KENNEDY-WILSON, Beverly Hills

Thursday, December 8. 6-8:30pm

Kennedy Wilson is a distinguished international real estate investment services and fund management firm. After several years in a densely populated high rise, they acquired the former William Morris Agency building in Beverly Hills for their new global headquarters.          Read More

December 8 6:00-8:30PM

committee

15-Sep-201615-Sep-2016

 

Learn about the implications of LA’s new Mandatory Earthquake Hazard Reduction Ordinance. The presentation describes what seismic retrofit is, what buildings are affected by the new law, and what to expect when retrofitting a building. The presentation will include project considerations from start to finish, design through construction, with perspectives from a structural engineer, architect, and contractor. Architects, building owners, property managers, brokers, and anyone involved with existing building stock will benefit from this presentation.          Read More

September 15 6:00-7:30PM

aia

10-Oct-201611-Oct-2016

 

The design, engineering, manufacturing, construction and management of building enclosures. Blind peer-reviewed papers and presentations by an outstanding group of more than 75 speakers: structural glass, intelligent facades, new materials and methods, daylighting, energy, sustainability, resilience, retrofit, double-skins, heritage facades, and more.          Read More

October 10-11

community

1-Oct-20161-Oct-2016

 

The Santa Barbara chapter of the American Institute of Architects announces its 8th annual ArchitecTours event. The theme for this year's tour is "Spirit of Santa Barbara - Past & Present."          Read More

October 10:00AM-4:00PM

community

02-Dec-201602-Dec-2016

 

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) named current Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Therese McMillan as its new chief planning officer.

McMillan currently manages a staff of over 500 at the U.S. Department of Transportation, including staff in Washington D.C. and 10 regional offices. She provides executive direction for all functions within the FTA and oversees an annual budget of more than $10 billion in federal formula and competitive grant funds for nearly 1,000 transit agencies and state DOTs across the country. McMillan joined the FTA staff in 2009 as Deputy Administrator.          Read More

December 2 8:00-9:30AM

aia

10-Aug-201610-Aug-2016

 

Now that Open Architecture Collaborative LA has launched and we are in the midst of our iOpenArchitecture campaign, we thought now would be a great time to hold our first official chapter event for one of our important initiatives - the homelessness crisis we face in Los Angeles.          Read More

August 10 6:00-9:00PM

community

25-Aug-201625-Aug-2016

 

Arup Acoustics will present fundamentals of acoustic design and examine issues in practical applications.
They will demonstrate key principles of acoustics through the use of aural demonstrations and discuss the response of people to their sound environment.
After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to experience 3D audio and VR demonstrations in the Arup SoundLab.          Read More

August 25 6:00PM

aia

12-Aug-201612-Aug-2016

 

TAIYO WATANABE is a collection of his commissioned and personal projects in architectural photography. His work is an exploration in the fluid boundaries of building, space and context seen through a uniquely Californian sensibility.          Read More

August 12 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

aia

09-Sep-201609-Sep-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

September 9 8:00-9:30AM

aia

15-Sep-201615-Sep-2016

 

Ms. Weintraub and Mr. Karimzadeh will discuss status updates to the Sixth Street Viaduct, the Los Angeles River Bikeway, the envision ration system for infrastructure projects, as well as, other public facility projects currently being advanced by BOE leadership.          Read More

September 15 8:00-9:30AM

aia

17-Aug-201617-Aug-2016

 

Though cancer mortality has decreased in recent years, cancer incidences continue to rise and are estimated to reach 2 million by 2024, according to the American Cancer Society. Rapid advancements in technology and research have opened doors to new forms of cancer treatment, leading to more personalized and precision care. Meanwhile, many cancer care organizations are facing the need to strike a balance between reducing operational and facility costs with the high cost of treatment, all while providing the highest quality care for their patients. As care coordination becomes more complex and competition rises, these organizations are working harder to ensure access to patients and provide comprehensive care programs. Hear how three different organizations – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Dignity Health – are responding to the changing climate of cancer care, and how it has impacted their facilities.          Read More

August 17 4:30-6:30PM

committee

5-Aug-20165-Aug-2016

 

The LEED Gold-certified Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University is a modern teaching facility for biology, chemistry and natural science. A variety of collaborative environments promote connectivity and openness. The program includes undergraduate teaching and research labs, student-supported faculty research labs, classrooms, conference space, offices, shared public spaces, a 280-seat auditorium, and a subterranean parking structure. The project objectives of achieving interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity informed the design process, resulting in a prominent campus building that serves as a teaching tool for sustainable practices and other learning experiences through “science on display”. Built to the street-side property line, the Life Sciences Building establishes an urban presence, and the design creates an animated courtyard and gardens. A green roof rises three levels, continuing the courtyard presence and further engaging pedestrians.          Read More

August 5 2:00PM

committee

13-Sep-201613-Sep-2016

 

John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects’ La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC) serves LA’s burgeoning cleantech community. The 3.2 acre interdisciplinary hub, where entrepreneurs, engineers, community activists, and policymakers innovate to support LA’s green economy, includes a transformed 61,000 SF warehouse in the vibrant Arts District. Offices, conference rooms, labs, prototyping workshops, and event spaces comprising the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI, www.laci.org) in addition to LADWP facilities, exist in hand with PV-shaded parking, greywater filtration, and a microgrid system. The adjacent new Arts District Park, co-designed by JFAK with the City of LA, will soon be completed.          Read More

September 13 6:00PM

aia

27-Jul-201627-Jul-2016

 

Join us at this month's AIA|LA Healthcare Committee presentation!          Read More

July 27 4:30-6:30PM

committee

24-Oct-201624-Oct-2016

 

Please join us for the 2016 AIA|LA Design Awards Ceremony + Reception on October 24th!          Read More

October 24 6:00PM

aia

9-Aug-20169-Aug-2016

 

Are you available on Tuesday, August 9 (10am) to provide critical design input on a development project proposed for Los Angeles?

This urban design review session is a special opportunity for AIA|LA to share feedback to the Department of City Planning’s Urban Design Studio as part of our ongoing effort to advance design excellence citywide.          Read More

August 9 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

30-Aug-201630-Aug-2016

 

A TRIPLE MIXER brought to you by three Los Angeles organizations promoting women and minorities in architecture and design. Local designers will present on a mentor that has inspired them personally or professionally.          Read More

August 30 6:00-9:00PM

committee

19-Aug-201619-Aug-2016

 

The 3rd Annual Net Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste, is one of the largest net zero events in the country, and the premier SoCal conference dedicated to net zero design. The event has captured the building industry’s momentum toward a net zero future, and doubled in size in its first two years. Verdical Group, the conference organizer, is projecting the conference to double in size again to 600 attendees in 2016.          Read More

August 19 8:00AM-1:00PM

community

07-Jul-201607-Jul-2016

 

The opening reception for Sinziana Velicescu's "On the Periphery and Beyond"          Read More

July 7 8:00-10:00PM

community

21-Jul-201621-Jul-2016

 

The Women In Architecture Committee will hold a panel discussion over the JUST Label at BuroHappold on Thursday, July 21st. A short networking happy hour will occur from 5:30-6:00pm, and the program will begin at 6:00pm until 8:00pm.          Read More

July 21st 5:30-8:00PM

committee

29-Sep-201629-Sep-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

September 29 8:00-9:30AM

aia

2-Aug-20162-Aug-2016

 

On 2nd August, two internationally renowned fee proposal experts will be delivering the One-day Fee Proposal Workshop in Los Angeles.
Attendees will learn how to write proposals that; increase fee levels, raise conversion rates and avoid scope creep.          Read More

August 2 8:30AM-5:00PM

community

20-Oct-201620-Oct-2016

 

Join us for our 3rd full-day symposium, POWERFUL: Women Leading Design.          Read More

October 20 8:00AM-5:00PM

aia

22-Jul-201622-Jul-2016

 

The Tenth Annual BIM Conference is being held at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, on Friday, July 22nd, from 8 am – 5 pm. The 25 experts speaking this year will focus on "Efficient, Productive, and Profitable Workflows.” This symposium is absolutely a must for those firms and individuals staying on the leading edge of building information modeling.          Read More

July 22 8:00AM-5:00PM

community

25-Jun-201625-Jun-2016

 

Be with us when AIA|LA Restaurant Design Award 'godmother', the interior designer and restaurateur Barabara Lazaroff, ASID, announces the winners of the 2016 AIA|LA RDA jury and People's Choice categories          Read More

June 25th 12:30-1:00PM

aia

24-Jun-201624-Jun-2016

 

A member of the 2016 AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards jury Chait joins fellow juror Alexis Readinger, Assoc. AIA, founder of Preen, Inc, to provide insights into the finalists they selected for 2016 RDAs in this annual crowd favorite event.          Read More

June 24th 4:30-5:30PM

aia

30-Sep-201630-Sep-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

September 30 8:00-9:30AM

aia

13-Jul-201613-Jul-2016

 

Women have played a powerful role in directing the world toward sustainability, from as far back as Earth Day founder Rachel Carson to marine biologist Sylvia Earle to biomimicry expert Janine Benyus. On a more local level, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Los Angeles chapter (USGBC-LA) is led by two strong females, Dominique Hargreaves as Executive Director, and Kilroy Realty’s Sara Neff as Chair of the Board of Directors. All the women mentioned have had a special ability to lead. And to keep growing leadership among “women in green”, the USGBC-LA is presenting a professional development series, “Leading Gracefully”, across three sessions in July and August 2016. Registration is now open.          Read More

July 13

community

24-Jun-201624-Jun-2016

 

The Monogram Modern Home is a 600 square foot prefab designed by dwell, built by Method Homes and outfitted with luxury Monogram Appliances. We are touring the home around the country stopping in six cities across the U.S. in celebration of craftsmanship, innovation and design ingenuity. DODLA is our next stop.          Read More

June 24 10:30AM - 4:00PM

community

02-Sep-201602-Sep-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

September 2 8:00-9:30AM

aia

10-Jul-201613-Jul-2016

 

With 285 presentations and eight keynotes the Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) conference is gearing up to welcome some of the world’s best minds in sustainable design at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles from July 11-13th.          Read More

July 10-13

community

14-Jul-201614-Jul-2016

 

Join us for our 3rd Mentorship Mixer, this time at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects!          Read More

July 14 6:00-8:00PM

aia

21-Jun-201621-Jun-2016

 

The Women In Architecture Committee is thrilled to host its first building tour at Pico Branch Library in Santa Monica, designed by KoningEizenberg.          Read More

June 21 6:30PM

committee

23-Jun-201623-Jun-2016

 

The Lean Construction Institute, Los Angeles, and AIA|LA Healthcare Committee are excited to host a joint event this June. Stan Chiu and Edwin Najarian will be presenting two case studies representing outstanding examples on Integrated Lean Project Delivery, and the tools and culture that drive performance.          Read More

June 23 4:30-6:30PM

committee

25-Jun-201625-Jun-2016

 

DO YOU DESIGN HOMES IN LOS ANGELES? Then please attend one of these public hearings and share your views as an architect passionate about design!          Read More

June 25 10:00AM-1:00PM

community

11-Jun-201611-Jun-2016

 

The Department of City Planning is kicking off the series of community meetings for the various Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) Areas across the City to hear the issues confronting single-family neighborhoods. Come to the open house meeting in your neighborhood to hear the menu of new zoning options and tell us what you think.          Read More

June 11 10:00AM-1:00PM

community

2-Jun-20162-Jun-2016

 

Join us for a 2-hour overview of the Site Planning & Design division of the ARE!          Read More

June 2 6:00-8:00PM

aia

23-May-201623-May-2016

 

Join Metro Chair Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and USC Professor Manuel Pastor will top a program filled with the most important leaders from the business, labor, environmental, social justice, faith, senior, disabled & student communities to discuss the next Metro ballot measure to be placed before voters. The air is thick with excitement as everyone knows that this next measure is one of the most important opportunities that we could face as a community. Imagine LA County with a truly robust and efficient transit system providing relief to our freeways and our boulevards.
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May 23 12:00-5:00PM

community

21-Jun-201621-Jun-2016

 

When Landry Design Group learned that a former veterinary hospital nearby was available, they saw an opportunity to renovate the building for their growing team. Natural, reclaimed materials and clean lines distinguish the new 12,700-sq.ft. three-story space. Landry opted for an industrial–chic tone, where exposed raw materials are highlighted and others are repurposed.          Read More

June 21 6:00PM

aia

04-Jun-201604-Jun-2016

 

The Eames Foundation is excited to offer an intimate “kit-of-parts” style experience of Case Study #8 designed exclusively for the AIA. During this special exterior tour, Eames Foundation staff and docents will discuss the evolution of the design of the Eames House and its context within the Case Study House program. Visitors will also have the opportunity for a behind the scenes Q&A about our 250 Year Project to conserve the site. A copy of the working plans will be made available as well as examples of the catalogues from which parts for the Eames House were ordered.          Read More

June 4 10:00AM-12-00PM

aia

11-May-201611-May-2016

 

In this AIA|LA healthcare conversation we like to explore how HGA has been integrating VR technology into interactive client workshops to inform planning, functionality and design of specific healthcare projects.          Read More

May 11 4:30-6:30PM

committee

10-May-201610-May-2016

 

Jenna Hornstock will talk about the recent efforts to update the JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM and procurement process, including new affordable housing policies as well as transit supportive land use planning. Because the potential Nov 2016 ballot measure is top of mind, Jenna will also give an overview of what is to come in the next 6 months.          Read More

May 10 6-8:00PM

committee

08-Jun-201608-Jun-2016

 

Learn how to take advantage of your business insurance coverage - like your project owner’s do - by utilizing your policies in a manner that you may not have thought about before. This session is designed to assist you take full advantage of your insurance policies: and learn how to tap into other construction project team policies.          Read More

June 8 6-7:30PM

aia

7-May-20167-May-2016

 

22nd Annual Venice Garden & Home Tour & Celebratory Soiree, annual benefit for the Neighborhood Youth Association

-Saturday, May 7th:
-Shortridge home tour from 2-5 pm
-Celebratory Soiree at Horizon House on the Marina Peninsula from 5-8:30 pm with eats prepared by Chef Joe Miller, Revel Tequila tasting, VinArte & WINC wines, Firestone Brewing & more!
-200 guests @ $250/person
-Benefit for the Neighborhood Youth Association: 100% success rate of underprivileged youth who go on to college
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May 7 2:00-8:30PM

community

30-Apr-201630-Apr-2016

 

IN THE GUTTER | DINGBAT 2.0: THE ICONIC LOS ANGELES APARTMENT AS PROJECTION OF A METROPOLIS          Read More

April 30 6pm–9pm

community

19-May-201619-May-2016

 

Please join us for a Reception, Lecture, and Discussion with TODD GANNON of SCI-ARC on May 19th!          Read More

May 19 6:30-8:30PM

community

26-May-201626-May-2016

 

Please join us Thursday May 26th for a reception, lecture, and dicussion with KAROLIN SCHMIDBAUR
of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU          Read More

May 26 6:30pm–8:30pm

community

17-May-201617-May-2016

 

Please join us May 17th at CallisonRTKL for an initial networking happy hour from 6:30-7:15, followed by the seminar with Dr. Segal from 7:15-8:30pm. You can sign up for the WiA newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bSQnof          Read More

May 17 6:30-8:30PM

committee

04-Jun-201604-Jun-2016

 

AIA IAC Spring Tour is an annual architectural tour showcasing design excellence in interior architecture in Greater Los Angeles Area. This year’s them is LIVE. WORK. EAT. PLAY. in DTLA. The four elements of this year’s Spring Tour on June 4th capture the spirit of creative urban renewal that’s the new DNA for downtown Los Angeles.          Read More

June 4th 8:00AM-3:00PM

committee

10-May-201610-May-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

May 10 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

05-May-201605-May-2016

 

In collabortaion with the Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture & Design.          Read More

May 5 6:30-8:30PM

community

06-May-201606-May-2016

 

Located in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood, Star Apartments transformed an existing single-story commercial building into a mixed-used residential complex with 102 apartments for formerly homeless individuals. The six-story, 95,000 square foot building for the Skid Row Housing Trust sets a new model for housing, urbanism, and density within the city.          Read More

May 6 5:00-6:00PM

aia

21-Apr-201621-Apr-2016

 

Kevin Daly, FAIA, is the founder of Kevin Daly Architects, a renowned architectural practice focused on craft, construction systems, and material research. His diligent design process, is focused on material and technical research, marries traditional and contemporary design and representation processes. Mr. Daly led the design effort for the firm’s award-winning projects including the Valley Center House, the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, the Camino Nuevo High School, the modernization and expansion of UCLA’s School of Music, and the Art Center College of Design South Campus Building. Current projects include a commercial storefront in Miami’s Design District, a housing complex at UCSB, and the UCLA Basketball Practice Facility.          Read More

April 21 6:30-8:30PM

community

5-May-20165-May-2016

 

AIA California Council will be hosting a Town Hall Conference Call on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 2:00-4:00pm. (NEW DATE!) Formal invitations will be sent out to all AIACC members, but in the meantime, please see the below information regarding the event.          Read More

May 5, 2016 2:00-4:00pm

aia

28-Apr-201628-Apr-2016

 

Architectures & Engineers Meet & Greet
When:
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time:
4:00PM – 6:00 PM
Where:
Los Angeles Trade Technical Center, Aspen Hall
400 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015          Read More

April 28 4:00-6:00PM

community

27-May-201627-May-2016

 

Design commissions for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County include CO Architects' expansion and re-imagination of the North Campus that includes a redesigned front façade with an entry bridge, pedestrian-friendly terraces and communal areas, and a two-level car park, and proposes a series of glass pavilions housing a live butterfly collection, museum shop and ticket office, museum café, and outdoor dining. A 3.5-acre landscape program provides gardens and outdoor learning environments. Modernization efforts began in 2006 with the renovation and seismic upgrade of the iconic 1913 Building – the first phase of an institution-wide metamorphosis (including the roll–out of major new exhibitions) leading up to the museum’s 2013 centennial.          Read More

May 27 2:00PM-5:00PM

committee

04-Apr-201631-May-2016

 

""Slouching Toward Los Angeles" an exhibit of 11 new paintings and encaustics by Peter Wowkowych, AIA opens on April 14, 2016 at the American Institute of Architects - Los Angeles. The exhibit runs through the end of May, 2016.          Read More

April 4, to May 30, 2016 Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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26-Apr-201626-Apr-2016

 

Kathryn is responsible for policy development, fiscal management and administrative oversight of the Supervisor’s office and field offices. She has been Chief Deputy for more than 13 years and has previously served as Deputy in charge of transportation, public safety, health, mental health, and children’s services. She has been with the office since 1989.

In the June 2016 Election, Kathryn Barger will be running for Supervisor in Los Angeles County’s Fifth District. The current Supervisor, Mike Antonovich, is retiring because of term limits.          Read More

April 26 8:00-9:30AM

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30-Jun-201630-Jun-2016

 

Michelle King is the superintendent of schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest district in the nation. She is responsible for creating policy and making recommendations to the members of the Los Angeles Board of Education, creating the conditions for success for all students and staff.          Read More

June 30 8:00-9:30AM

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23-Apr-201623-Apr-2016

 

#METROPLAN = $120 Billion to fund METRO's Long Range Transportation Plan
As architects passionate about the built environment of Los Angeles County, what do you think of METRO’S $120 Billion proposal?          Read More

April 23 10:00AM-12:00PM

community

13-May-201613-May-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

May 13 8:00-9:30AM

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12-Apr-201612-Apr-2016

 

AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee
Integrating Design Thinking into Public Policy that Impacts the Built Environment

"ON THE CHALLENGES OF BUILDING HOUSING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA"

Guest Speaker: RANDY JOHNSON - Executive Vice President, Brookfield Residential

When: Tuesday, April 12 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Where: KTGY Architecture + Planning, 12555 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90066          Read More

April 12 6:00-8:00PM

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20-Apr-201620-Apr-2016

 

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Facilities Development Division (FDD) is responsible for enforcing building standards, per the California Building Standards Code, as they relate to health facilities construction. FDD reviews and inspects health facility construction projects. Part of the review process requires the review of all plans, specifications and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations. Historically, reviews are manually completed on printed blue prints which must be shipped to and from design firms. These plans can be thousands of pages weighing hundreds or even thousands of pounds. This costs the facilities almost $1.00 per sheet for each printing and costs OSHPD about $150,000 annually in shipping costs. FDD has a 60/30/30 turnaround goal program requiring first review of New Projects and Deferred Items within 60 days, review of Back-checks within 30 days and Amended Construction Documents within 30 days.          Read More

April 20 4:30-6:30PM

committee

7-Apr-20167-Apr-2016

 

Please join us Thursday April 7th for a reception, lecture, and discussion with MICHAEL FOLONIS of Michael W. Folonis Architects.
Introduced and Moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)          Read More

April 7 6:30-8:30PM

community

19-Apr-201619-Apr-2016

 

Mark your calendars! WiA will host Rosa Sheng, driver of the Missing 32% Project and this year’s Equity by Design (EQxD) survey, at Ehrlich Architects on April 19th, via video conference.          Read More

April 19 6:00PM

aia

06-Apr-201606-Apr-2016

 

Located on a prominent block in downtown Los Angeles, the New United States Courthouse’s design has a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles driven by environmental performance and sustainable strategies. The courthouse’s design optimizes the potential of natural light through the integration of a high-performance, pleated glass façade, spatial and programmatic organization and advanced technology. Targeting LEED Platinum certification and the GSA’s 2020 energy target of 35K/BTU/GSF annual consumption, sustainability is evident in every aspect of the project, from the drought-tolerant landscaping of its plaza to the rooftop photovoltaic array that is expected to generate 500,000 kWh annually.          Read More

April 6 12:00PM-1:30PM

aia

07-Apr-201607-Apr-2016

 

Public education is a bond between a community and its young people, its future leaders. Honoring that bond means providing not only outstanding instruction but also functional facilities. Having safe, healthy, modern school buildings is a cornerstone to the children’s success. Schools belong to all people and are used by the entire community.          Read More

April 7 7:00-9:00PM

community

17-Jul-201617-Jul-2016

 

Similar to all of (fer) Studio's projects, the design of the house evolved through an intensive on going collaborative exchange of ideas and directions with the client. The most important design request the client required was a home with a lot of natural light. We wanted to achieve a flood of natural light through the center of the home so the design solution was a linear split (continuous linear skylight) spanning through the length of it. This prompted offsetting the second floor circulation from the first floor creating a continuous two-story volume of open space, naturally lit from above. This split became a central organizational spine, a main feature to the project. It naturally tracks the suns east/west path throughout the day, providing an ever changing sequence of daylighting experiences, as well as defining the main circulation route within.          Read More

July 17 Tours at 11:00AM and 12:00PM

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09-Jun-201609-Jun-2016

 

We will be reviewing areas of test content on the 4.0 & the New 5.0 exams
This ARE 5.0 division structure results from an effort to align the exam with the more commonly defined professional architect activities of practice management, project management, and project design.          Read More

June 9 6:00-9:00PM

aia

30-Apr-201630-Apr-2016

 

Please join TreePeople and AIA LA COTE as we map and measure trees in Koreatown so we can learn about and celebrate the environmental and economic benefits that this neighborhood’s trees are providing to the community!          Read More

April 30 10:00AM-1:00PM

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07-Apr-201607-Apr-2016

 

Join Pam Light and Melaney Cress for a tour of this beautiful adaptive reuse, with tantalizing tastes and libations provided by OFS Brands.
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April 7 6:00-8:30PM

committee

12-Apr-201612-Apr-2016

 

As an architect passionate about improving the City of Los Angeles, are you interested in providing critical feedback to help improve urban design in the City of Los Angeles?          Read More

April 12 11:00AM-1:00PM

aia

06-May-201606-May-2016

 

Los Angeles has evolved into a creative, productive, world-class city. Yet, currently, LA is experiencing a severe housing shortage, and has become one of the least affordable places to live. As a consequence, over 44,000 people in the Los Angeles County sleep nightly without shelter.
Since the delivery of shelter as a fundamental human need is literally embedded in the architecture profession’s DNA, now, more than ever before, is the time for architects and designers to come together to explore the problem in depth and identify strong, workable solutions to solving our housing crisis.          Read More

Friday, May 6th 8:00AM-4:00PM

aia

10-May-201610-May-2016

 

Vantage Technology Consulting Group invites you to its second annual experiential evening of new and exciting technologies. You will learn about and interact with the latest in presentation, display, control and interaction technology and once again have the opportunity to test-drive technologies that are leading edge today but commonplace in corporate, educational and healthcare settings in a few years.          Read More

May 10 4:00-8:00PM

community

24-May-201624-May-2016

 

Nestled in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the private residence of architect Dan Brunn, AIA, became an expression of his signature style. The house was transformed from a typical 1950s Los Angeles bungalow into a minimalist retreat. The remodeling process delicately balanced a nostalgic façade while transforming the interior spaces to accommodate present-day domestic activities with a clean, open-air feeling. Brunn’s design aesthetic is evident in his utilization of provocative spatial choreography and harmonious connections between light and volume.          Read More

May 24 6:00-7:30PM

aia

10-Mar-201610-Mar-2016

 

California Supplemental Exam (CSE) - FREE OVERVIEW SEMINAR

Thursday, March 10, 2016. 6:00-8:00PM
AIA Los Angeles Chapter Office - 3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Space is limited, RSVP below!

We will be reviewing the areas of test content
The Reference Material
The Test Plan
Test Taking Techniques          Read More

March 10 6:00-8:00PM

aia

11-Apr-201611-Apr-2016

 

The panelists discuss next steps for transforming Downtown Los Angeles into one of the world's best places to live -- and a 21st-century urban destination. Downtown Los Angeles (a.k.a. DTLA) is on the verge of a breakthrough moment. It is becoming more livable, walkable and enjoyable as we speak. But what's missing? A multidisciplinary panel at the A+D Museum examines the promise of DTLA almost a decade after the museum's seminal show Enlightened Development asked the question, How do we foster a "sustainable downtown revitalization"? What should Los Angeles learn from other cities where a similar downtown renaissance has taken place?          Read More

April 11 6:00-8:00PM

community

16-Mar-201616-Mar-2016

 

Mark Gamble from the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) will be giving a presentation on the evolving ramifications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the healthcare environment in California. He will review the quadruple aim of the HASC and its 2016 Strategic Priorities, which include: High quality and safe care; Mental health; Medi-Cal; and Covered California. Mark will also address an issue in last year’s proposed federal budget that speaks to medical office buildings and their distance from hospitals, and how this could potentially affect the levels of reimbursement for care.          Read More

March 16 4:30-6:30PM

committee

08-Mar-201608-Mar-2016

 

Please join us at a special joint-meeting of the AIA|LA Urban Design and Political Outreach Committees, which will be on Tuesday, March 8th (6pm) at the office of Altoon Partners in Downtown LA.

The meeting will serve as a forum to learn more insight from land use attorney Edward J. Casey about the potential negative impacts of the prospective anti-housing initiative, which has been introduced by a group called “A Coalition to Preserve LA”.

The presentation will also (1) provide an update on the efforts of the coalition of business and labor interests to oppose the moratorium initiative and (2) discuss potential legal defects in the initiative.

After the presentation, we may also have the chance to debate amongst ourselves the merits of the recently announced second initiative, which has been introduced by the "Build a Better LA Coalition.” and includes such topics as prevailing wages, local hire and inclusionary zoning provisions. Both ballot initiatives are attached below.          Read More

March 8 6:00-8:00PM

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15-Mar-201615-Mar-2016

 

AIA Women In Architecture will be holding their first Roundtable Mentoring Session on Tuesday March 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at HED’s office. Aimed at fostering a link among Architects, Designers, and Emerging Professionals through short and lively conversations, this innovative form of "Speed Mentoring" encourages architects of all experience levels to share their stories and advice. Please RSVP at the link below; space is limited.
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March 15 6:30-8:30PM

committee

8-Mar-20168-Mar-2016

 

In collaboration with the Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.          Read More

March 8 6:30-8:30PM

community

02-Mar-201602-Mar-2016

 

Water is life, and its sustained delivery comes at an increasing financial and environmental cost. The best way to conserve water is to use it twice. Greywater is lightly-used water from bathing and laundry that can be recaptured and used a second time for landscape irrigation. This saves water, saves money, reduces your carbon footprint, preserves remote aquatic ecosystems, reduces load on sewer and septic systems, protects the bay, and is now perfectly legal. This seminar will provide an overview of Greywater: what it is, how it works, and how to incorporate it into your projects.          Read More

March 2 6:30PM

committee

12-Oct-201615-Oct-2016

 

The Southern California chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCalNOMA) invites you to attend the 44th Annual International Conference and Exposition, October 12-15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

The list of conference speakers includes the following:

· Kermit Baker, PhD Hon. AIA, the Chief Economist for the American Institute of Architects

· Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson

· George Bandy Jr., Vice President of Sustainability for the Mohawk Group

· Phillip A. Washington, LA Metro CEO


The conference offers over 30 seminars plus networking opportunities at social events such as the annual Bros' Arts Ball and Awards Banquet. Visit www.noma.net for registration options and details.          Read More

Oct. 12-15

community

18-Feb-201618-Feb-2016

 

AIA LA’s Women in Architecture (WIA LA ), a group with a mission for creating gender equity in architecture had their first launch meeting on January 26th at SmithGroupJJR in DTLA. The group will have monthly workshops and host the annual “Powerful” conference in Fall of 2016. The WIA LA co-chairs for 2016 are Patti Rhee, Tania Van Herle, Pooja Bhagat, Ashley Perkins.          Read More

February 18 6:30PM

committee

11-Mar-201611-Mar-2016

 

The Biomimicry 2016 Conference is the inaugural convening of professionals around biomimetic and energy efficient, nature-inspired design. Nature has had 3.8 billion years of R&D and has a lot to teach us about efficiency. This half day conference will include a variety of short TED style presentations and panel discussions from nationally leading biomimicry experts and AEC firms, exhibitor tables, and high quality networking opportunities. Verdical Group, the conference organizer, expects 200 attendees.          Read More

March 11, 2016 8:00am-1:00pm

community

03-May-201603-May-2016

 

This project is a cluster of 18 homes nestled in the bohemian hills of Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood designed by Bestor Architecture. The multi-house development is a progressive design solution for high quality dense housing in a city with little available land. The houses are under 1,930 square feet, are a mix of two and three bedrooms, and are built around a living street: a central courtyard that comprises both landscape and parking areas, as well as serving as the stage for larger community functions and play.          Read More

May 3 5:00PM

aia

06-Mar-201606-Mar-2016

 

Join us for a Sunday Morning in Malibu for a tour on the beach!          Read More

March 6 11:00AM

aia

24-Feb-201624-Feb-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

February 24 8:00AM-9:30AM

aia

2-Mar-20162-Mar-2016

 

The 2016 LACSI Nite will include three educational programs that include a panel discussion – all geared toward saving time, controlling costs and increasing the quality of projects with today’s virtual technology solutions for the design, construction and specification communities. The exhibit hall will host over 70 booths that offer attendees a host of opportunities to view new products and cutting edge technology and services available to help you specify, design and build award winning projects.          Read More

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 2:00pm to 8:00pm

community

18-Feb-201618-Feb-2016

 

AIA LA’s Women in Architecture (WIA LA), a group with a mission for creating gender equity in architecture had their first launch meeting on January 26th at SmithGroupJJR in DTLA. The group will have monthly workshops and host the annual “Powerful” conference in Fall of 2016.          Read More

February 18 6:30PM

committee

17-Feb-201617-Feb-2016

 

With a 2030 deadline looming on the horizon, healthcare providers are facing the challenges of what is in the best interest of all stakeholders to do with their effected existing building stock. SPC4D is the most recent development in this process to evaluate existing acute care buildings and make the best choice as to seismically upgrade, build new, and decommissioning or demolishing.          Read More

February 17 4:30-6:30PM

committee

18-Feb-201618-Feb-2016

 

Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate, from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture.          Read More

February 18 6:00-8:00PM

aia

17-Feb-201617-Feb-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

February 17 8:00-9:30AM

aia

02-Feb-201631-Mar-2016

 

Nils is a Dual Citizen (German/US), who began working as a visual artist in Germany before graduating with an Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute. While shooting a documentary about Los Angeles architects for the Wattis Museum in San Francisco, he got deeply involved with Californian architecture.          Read More

February 2, to March 23, 2016 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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03-Apr-201603-Apr-2016

 

Morgan Phoa Library/Residence was a rare opportunity to restore and build onto a historical property designed by Wallace Neff in the 1920s. Work included the interior renovation of the family room, a carefully designed palette of hardscape, a pool addition and a new two-story garage and private library featuring a metal screen façade. The screens, made of bronze anodized aluminum, were water jet cut for precise and patterned variable apertures, referencing the original home’s precast concrete window grills. The screens open like shutters for clear views of the property, and when shut, allow for privacy, sun shading and environmental control.
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April 3 10:00AM

aia

19-Apr-201619-Apr-2016

 

Join us for a tour of the recently restored Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright along with the team that led the restoration.          Read More

April 19 4:30PM & 5:30PM

aia

09-Feb-201609-Feb-2016

 

The AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee (POC) mission is to help establish a political voice for architects and perform leadership outreach to policy makers and elected officials on matters of importance to AIA|LA and its membership. The POC’s goals and objectives are to develop policy positions on matters related to the built environment, urban design, and the practice of architecture. The POC can serve both as a catalyst that initiates new policy and as an advocate and advisor that encourages and promotes proposed policies already in development.          Read More

February 9 6:00-8:00PM

committee

25-Feb-201625-Feb-2016

 

RICS Southern California Chapter is very pleased to present an interactive seminar on How to Raise Your Emotion Quotient. Our expert speakers are Lisa Sachs, FAIA, CCM, LEED GA, Managing Director at Cumming Corporation, and Daniel Iacofano, FAICP, FASLA, founding principal of MIG, a planning, design communications and management firm.          Read More

February 25 5:30PM

community

17-Apr-201617-Apr-2016

 

Join us for a lovely Sunday tour with architects from Abramson Teiger Architects as they lead us through their gorgeous Pacific Palisades project! Sunday, April 17th.          Read More

April 17 11:00AM & 12:00PM

aia

03-Jun-201603-Jun-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

June 3 8:00-9:30AM

aia

27-Apr-201627-Apr-2016

 

Designers constantly face the challenges of providing maximum usable area, versatility in design, and creating high-quality buildings with sustainable materials in the multifamily, hotel and student housing marketplace. Join AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) to uncover how structural steel contributes to a sustainable environment, and find economical and innovative solutions in response to these challenges. Structural steel has long been recognized as a high strength, precise framing material with a fast speed of erection. Learn effective solutions for designing within the limitations of building area and height in tight design and construction schedules.          Read More

April 27 6:00-8:00PM

aia

26-Jan-201626-Jan-2016

 

Please join us for the first Women in Architecture meeting that will kick off January 26th from 6-8pm to discuss goals and missions for 2016. This will be an interactive event, so all attendees will be encouraged to participate and contribute to desired goals for the future of the group.          Read More

Tuesday, January 26 6:00-8:00PM

committee

01-Mar-201601-Mar-2016

 

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016. 5:00PM.
Silver Lake, CA

Bored with a design for a generic box of a house that came with the purchase of the lot, Tim gave Marbletecture a simple yet evocative sketch depicting his intent, which began an ongoing interaction that shaped his home. It occurred to them that the process was akin to fermentation.          Read More

March 1 5:00PM

aia

19-May-201621-May-2016

 

AIA Convention is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an unforgettable experience that comes just once a year. Registration for your 2016 Convention, May 19-21 in Philadelphia, will be open before you know it.

Find out more and start making your plans today!          Read More

May 19, 20, 21, 2016

aia

08-Apr-201608-Apr-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

April 8 8:00-9:30AM

aia

13-Mar-201613-Mar-2016

 

AIA|LA is proud to announce our third tour of the famed, "dangerous", and fantastically-triangular Sheats-Goldstein Residence, designed by renowned architect John Lautner. From movie fame in "The Big Lebowski", photo shoots with Daft Punk and Jennifer Lawrence, to an installation by James Turrell, this house is a true LA icon!          Read More

March 13 11:00AM

aia

21-Feb-201621-Feb-2016

 

Located in an historic but economically challenged neighborhood in South Los Angeles, the recently renovated Dunbar Hotel is a cornerstone in the revitalization of the area. Significantly funded by federal stimulus dollars as part of the neighborhood’s stabilization project, the storied Dunbar Hotel and two housing complexes, Somerville South and Somerville North provide a combined total of 83 affordable apartments with first-rate amenities and vital community services for seniors and low-income families. The meticulous renovation of the Dunbar Hotel for seniors 55 and older includes 41 tax-credit apartments, including 7 studio, 30 one-bedroom, and 4 two-bedroom units.          Read More

February 21 11:00AM

aia

20-Jan-201620-Jan-2016

 

The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture will be hosting its first event of the year - ANFA Interfaces and Neutra Come to Los Angeles - in conjunction with the AIA|LA Committee on Healthcare Architecture.          Read More

January 20 6:00-8:00PM

community

10-Mar-201610-Mar-2016

 

The 2016 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

March 10 8:00-9:30AM

aia

1-Feb-20161-Feb-2016

 

On Feb 1, 2016, two internationally renowned fee proposal experts will be delivering the One-day Fee Proposal Workshop in Los Angeles.
Attendees will learn how to write fee proposals that; increase fee levels, raise conversion rates and avoid scope creep.          Read More

February 1 8:30AM-5:00PM

community

18-Feb-201619-Feb-2016

 

Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Water buildings have rapidly captured the public imagination, and are transforming expectations for the pace of change in the built environment. The Living Building Challenge™ expands Net Zero concepts in ways that look far into the future, consider the endgame and shape our efforts to create productive, thriving communities.
The Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will address these issues and share the latest in zero energy and water ideas, technologies and applications—all presented by a select group of leading experts from around the world.          Read More

February 18-19

community

27-Jan-201627-Jan-2016

 

U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles (USGBC-LA) Chapter is excited to release the Greenbuild LA Legacy Project Request for Proposal (RFP), due Jan. 27. You can submit a project plan that may be selected to be built and unveiled at the 2016 Greenbuild Conference. The constructed Legacy Project will be a gift from the USGBC and USGBC-LA Host Chapter to Los Angeles for hosting the conference and will be an enduring means of service, education and thanks to the local community.          Read More

January 27

community

15-Jan-201615-Jan-2016

 

At present, The Los Angeles Department of City Planning is crafting amendments to improve the existing BMO/ BHO Ordinance. Their departmental leadership has generously set aside time to hear from architects that are passionate about improving the built environment of Los Angeles by ensuring that the ordinance is smart, effective and as clear and concise as possible.          Read More

January 15 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

8-Dec-20168-Dec-2016

 

In effort to facilitate a better built environment, AIA|LA is continuing its quarterly series of leadership-pipeline meetings directly with LADBS management to discuss specific building code interpretation questions, challenges and discrepancies.          Read More

December 8 7:30-9:00PM

aia

04-Aug-201604-Aug-2016

 

In effort to facilitate a better built environment, AIA|LA is continuing its quarterly series of leadership-pipeline meetings directly with LADBS management to discuss specific building code interpretation questions, challenges and discrepancies.          Read More

August 4 7:30-9:00AM

aia

05-May-201605-May-2016

 

In effort to facilitate a better built environment, AIA|LA is continuing its quarterly series of leadership-pipeline meetings directly with LADBS management to discuss specific building code interpretation questions, challenges and discrepancies.          Read More

May 5 7:30-9:00AM

aia

04-Feb-201604-Feb-2016

 

In effort to facilitate a better built environment, AIA|LA is continuing its quarterly series of leadership-pipeline meetings directly with LADBS management to discuss specific building code interpretation questions, challenges and discrepancies.          Read More

February 4 7:30-9:00AM

aia

22-Jan-201622-Jan-2016

 

The rapid pace of development in Southern California has erased countless well crafted buildings and replaced them with structures unbecoming a great city. Design Review, by which the public sector becomes the arbiter of taste, has become a popular way of combating this trend -- and controlling the entire development process.

On the one hand, design review ensures that someone is paying attention. On the other hand, design review by its very nature can force projects into a homogenized design aesthetic, dictated not by architectural vision but rather by community standards. And it is often enforced by planners who have little or no architectural training.          Read More

January 22 7:15AM-9:15AM

community

20-Dec-201620-Dec-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

December 20 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

06-Dec-201606-Dec-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

December 6 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

15-Nov-201615-Nov-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

November 15 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

01-Nov-201601-Nov-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

November 1 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

18-Oct-201618-Oct-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

October 18 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

04-Oct-201604-Oct-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

October 4 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

20-Sep-201620-Sep-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

September 20 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

06-Sep-201606-Sep-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

September 6 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

16-Aug-201616-Aug-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

August 16 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

02-Aug-201602-Aug-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

August 2 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

19-Jul-201619-Jul-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

July 19 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

05-Jul-201605-Jul-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

July 5 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

21-Jun-201621-Jun-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

June 21 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

07-Jun-201607-Jun-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

June 7 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

17-May-201617-May-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

May 17 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

03-May-201603-May-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

May 3 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

19-Apr-201619-Apr-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

April 19 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

05-Apr-201605-Apr-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

April 5 11:00AM-1:00PM

aia

15-Mar-201615-Mar-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

March 15 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

01-Mar-201601-Mar-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

March 1 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

16-Feb-201616-Feb-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

February 16 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

02-Feb-201602-Feb-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

February 2 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

19-Jan-201619-Jan-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

January 19 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

05-Jan-201605-Jan-2016

 

In 2016, we will be coordinating twenty-three urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles Department of City Planning's Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.          Read More

January 5 10:00AM-12:00PM

aia

16-Mar-201616-Mar-2016

 

The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce selection of BERNARD KHOURY as the 2015-2016 Donghia Designer-in-Residence!

Bernard Khoury will present a public lecture on March 16, 2016, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

This is a unique opportunity to hear Khoury and meet him at catered reception.          Read More

March 16

community

13-Jan-201613-Jan-2016

 

The goal of this meeting will be to form an ad-hoc working group to help the Los Angeles Fire Department “Create (in conjunction with the design community) and then publish selected handouts for the public. These handouts could address (1) fire prevention equipment requirements and location preferences (i.e. control panels, FDC connections, standpipes, extinguisher cabinets, emergency signage, sprinklers, ladders, etc.); (2) off site fire truck staging at the curb or driveway apron, and (3) on site path clearances, vertical roof top access requirements and rated wall assemblies."          Read More

January 13 1:00PM-3:00PM

community

13-Jan-201613-Jan-2016

 

This meeting is an update on re:code LA, a comprehensive revision to the zoning code, since the last formal discussion with AIA. The main objective is to discuss the direction of the new zones and gain feedback.          Read More

Wednesday, January 13 10:00AM - 12:00PM

aia

17-Dec-201517-Dec-2015

 

Please join us for our last event of 2015
A hardhat tour of the adaptive reuse of the Glendale Masonic Temple
Thursday, December 17, 2015
4:30 PM          Read More

Thursday, December 17 4:30PM

committee

01-Dec-201531-Jan-2016

 

Mike Kelley is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in Architecture, Interiors, Commercial Spaces, as well as Aerial and Aviation Photography.          Read More

December 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

aia

28-Jan-201629-Jan-2016

 

In recent years, Los Angeles has seen an influx of international architects is becoming one of the top cities for new architecture. Seeing this transformation, The Architect’s Newspaper has set its sights for California for its next Facades+ Conference in January.          Read More

January 28-29 9:00AM - 5:00PM

community

16-Dec-201516-Dec-2015

 

For the last 3 years we have closed the year with a very successful Open Mic Night in which you, our members, presented highlights of your work and efforts. This December we are planning a repeat of this success. In lieu of a single presenter on a single topic, we are giving YOU, the audience, an opportunity to show us your unique and most innovative work, either on the boards or recently completed. As we found last year, the topics could also be around new approaches to healthcare delivery, sustainability or other provoking topics that go beyond the scope of one project.          Read More

Wednesday, December 16 4:30 - 6:30PM

committee

03-Dec-201503-Dec-2015

 

OTIS College of Art and Design lecture: Nick Seierup, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Principal and the Design Director of Perkins+Will.          Read More

Thursday, December 3, 2015 7:00PM

community

03-Dec-201503-Dec-2015

 

Provide your expertise and policy input on the LADBS Water Conservation Ordinance which provides means to address California's unprecedented drought.          Read More

Thursday, December 3, 2015 9:00AM - 10:30AM

aia

10-Nov-201510-Nov-2015

 

What's your opinion on levying a fee on market-rate housing to pay for affordable housing? Share it at this committee meeting to guide the AIA|LA's housing recommendations.          Read More

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:00PM - 8:00PM

committee

6-Nov-20156-Nov-2015

 

The Southern California Development Forum Board invites you to submit nominations for the 2015 Design Awards. These awards recognize the contribution to the business environment and the communities of Southern California.
         Read More

Friday, November 6th

community

11-Nov-201511-Nov-2015

 

AIA|LA COTE and Integral Group Discuss the AIA 2030 Commitment's 2014 Progress Report          Read More

Wednesday, November 11 5:30PM to 8:00PM

committee

27-Oct-201527-Oct-2015

 

Please join COTE at 7:30pm on Oct 27 for out next committee planning meeting.          Read More

Tuesday, October 27th 7:30PM

committee

11-Dec-201511-Dec-2015

 

Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th council district which include the neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and a portion of Koreatown.
         Read More

Friday, December 11 8:00-9:30AM

aia

13-Nov-201513-Nov-2015

 

The Department of Public Health urges you to get involved in the Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Park and Recreation Needs Assessment. Your participation will ensure that the voices of all communities in LA County are represented in this once-in-a-generation effort.          Read More

Friday, November 13 10:00AM-12:00PM

community

01-Dec-201501-Dec-2015

 

Now that Governor Brown has signed AB 313 (Atkins), leading experts on Enhanced Infrastructure Finance Districts (EIFD’s) will share insight on how Southern California can best utilize this new financing tool and how we as a community can rally behind the smart formation of districts that will help improve the built environment of the LA region. We encourage to attend a diverse audience of architects, designers, business & community leaders, policy makers and city planners.          Read More

Tuesday, December 1st 6:00-8:00PM

committee

11-Nov-201511-Nov-2015

 

Fueled by the Affordable Care Act’s emphasis on lowering the cost of care and the increasing acuity of care transitioning to ambulatory settings, the cutting-edge Outpatient Pavilion at UC San Diego Health System provides a model for the future of outpatient care in both the academic setting and the greater marketplace. Part of the rapidly growing campus, it supports the health system’s strategic focus on transformative healthcare closely tied to research and teaching. Though housing specialized, multidisciplinary centers of excellence, it is built on a flexible platform of modular planning, robust infrastructure and sustainable principles.          Read More

Wednesday, November 11 4:30-6:30PM

committee

10-Nov-201510-Nov-2015

 

Please join the AIA LA Interior Architecture Committee as they celebrate the reopening of the iconic Idle Hour Café. A 2015 AIA LA Restaurant Design Award Winner, the Idle Hour Café was rehabilitated by 1933 Group. Bobby Green of 1933 Group will be in attendance for a meet and greet and to share some exciting stories of the 3 year renovation.          Read More

Tuesday, November 10 6:00-8:00PM

committee

06-Nov-201506-Nov-2015

 

Join Climate Resolve, ecoAmerica, and leaders from across Los Angeles on November 6 in drafting a Los Angeles Declaration on Climate Change!          Read More

Friday, November 6th 8:00AM-2:30PM

community

29-Oct-201530-Oct-2015

 

The 2015 Green California Schools Summit and Community Colleges Summit will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center (300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101) on October 29-30. The Summit is the largest annual event focused on green programs in the nation’s largest K-12 system and higher education systems.          Read More

October 29-30

community

25-Oct-201525-Oct-2015

 

Come celebrate the final days of the Sixth Street Viaduct and support the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.          Read More

October 25 4:00-8:00PM

community

22-Oct-201522-Oct-2015

 

The Forum will examine how these factors are influencing healthcare facility
development as well as how innovations in the design and construction industry—
technology, project delivery, and a changing regulatory environment—can impact
the future delivery of healthcare in California.          Read More

Thursday, October 22nd 8AM-5PM

committee

15-Oct-201515-Oct-2015

 

Urban SOS: All Systems Go is a global open ideas competition co-hosted by AECOM, Van Alen Institute, and 100 Resilient Cities—Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.          Read More

Thursday, October 15 6:00PM - 9:30PM

community

21-Oct-201522-Oct-2015

 

LightShow West, the only trade show and conference dedicated to the west coast commercial, architectural and high design lighting community, returns to Los Angeles, CA October 21-22nd at the Los Angeles Convention Center, featuring over 200 exhibits specifically targeted to architects, lighting designers, interior designers, engineers contractors, distributors, facility managers and other energy professionals          Read More

October 21-22

community

10-Oct-201510-Oct-2015

 

Support the Conservancy's educational programs while you explore the renovation of a rare mid-century modern Santa Monica home!          Read More

Saturday October 10 4:00PM-6:00PM

community

13-Oct-201513-Oct-2015

 

“The Class that God Has Forgotten: Concepts for Affordable Ownership Housing for Middle Income Families.”

a presentation by
Ehud G. Mouchly - Principal, READI, LLC & Co-Chair, ULI-LA Housing Council          Read More

October 13 6:00PM - 8:00PM

committee

18-Feb-201618-Feb-2016

 

The 2015 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

February 18 8:00AM

aia

14-Oct-201517-Oct-2015

 

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is pleased to announce the 43rd Annual International Conference & Exposition, taking place October 15-17, 2015 at the Sheraton New Orleans in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana.          Read More

October 14-17

community

2-Oct-20152-Oct-2015

 

CALIFORNIA OPERATOR & DOOR ASSOCIATION IS HOSTING THE ANNUAL WEST COAST REGIONAL TRADESHOW AT PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO IN TEMECULA CALIFORNIA ON OCT. 2ND & 3RD. SEE OVER 40 MAJOR MANUFACTURERS. DISCOVER THE LATEST INNOVATIONS IN GARAGE DOORS, COMMERCIAL DOORS AND ACTIVATING DEVICES. LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST INTERNET CAPABLE TECHNOLOGIES.          Read More

Friday, October 2 8:00AM TO 3:00PM

community

2-Oct-20152-Oct-2015

 

California Operator & Door Association is a non profit group that promotes the professionalism of the garage door and gate industry through consumer awareness and the use of licensed contractors. The organization memberships includes major door, gate & activating device manufacturers . This San Diego-area, one day course covers compliance with 2016 changes on UL 325 and ASTM F2200 safety standards. Fire standards for rolling doors. Sustainable solutions for sectional and rolling doors and automated vehicular gate design. Lunch is provided.          Read More

October 2 8:00AM - 3:00AM

community

21-Oct-201521-Oct-2015

 

AIA Los Angeles is proud to present a Members' Movie Night & CEU Program in conjunction with Haas Entertainment featuring JURASSIC WORLD plus a one hour home technology seminar!          Read More

Wednesday, October 21 5:30PM - 9:00PM

aia

21-Oct-201521-Oct-2015

 

IT Best Practices for the AEC Sector is a one-hour web presentation from IT experts on how AEC firms of all sizes are able to increase benefits from technology while decreasing vulnerabilities.          Read More

October 21 11:30AM

aia

14-Oct-201514-Oct-2015

 

Very few ever get to make it past the lobby - join us for a tour of the whole building followed by a reception at the offices of Francis Krahe & Associates!          Read More

Wednesday, October 14 5:00PM & 6:30PM

aia

20-Oct-201520-Oct-2015

 

This "work in progress" tour takes architects behind the scenes, and explores the design, technology, and process behind the museum’s new façade and interior design.          Read More

Tuesday, October 20 6:00PM

aia

1-Oct-20151-Oct-2015

 

Meet other innovators and create connections and partnerships throughout the region to achieve your environmental and community-oriented goals.          Read More

October 1 3:00PM - 5:30PM

community

22-Sep-201522-Sep-2015

 

Join Associates Purchasing and Knoll for an evening with Joe Ricchio.          Read More

Tuesday, September 22nd 6:00PM-8:00PM

community

3-Oct-20153-Oct-2015

 

The Santa Barbara AIA’s annual ArchitecTours, a celebration of local architecture, will showcase nine homes and businesses.          Read More

Saturday, October 3rd 10:00AM-4:00PM

community

21-Oct-201521-Oct-2015

 

Korean Institute of Architects(KIA) is pleased to announce the registration of the international invitational exhibition ‘100 ARCHITECTS OF THE YEAR 2015’ is opened to eminent architects around the world.          Read More

October 21-25

community

06-Oct-201506-Oct-2015

 

The ARE structural Systems workshop will review the basic principles and methods of analysis important to passing the exam.          Read More

October 6th, 2015 6:00PM - 8:00PM

aia

01-Sep-201530-Oct-2015

 

Ricardo Hoseguera, born in Mexico City and an architect by profession, has dedicated his life to art. Since a very early age, Ricardo has immersed himself in a range of artistic pursuits. Whether painting with oils or acrylics or examining life through writing and music, all have been illuminating and therapeutic to him.          Read More

Tuesday September 1, 2015 to Friday October 30, 2015 Reception: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Exhibition open from 9AM - 5PM, Mon-Fri

aia

24-Sep-201524-Sep-2015

 

America Training Solutions invite you to attend the Acoustic & Green Building Technology Seminar.          Read More

September 24, 2015 8:30AM

community

22-Sep-201523-Sep-2015

 

This Los Angeles-area, two-day course introduces the principles of green building and the systems approach to the design, construction and operation of buildings.          Read More

September 22-23,2015 8:00AM

community

17-Oct-201517-Oct-2015

 

LAndmarks are a series of workshops at that provide
a photographic tour of some of downtown LA’s best architectural and cultural
landmarks and new developments destined to become future icons.          Read More

Saturday, October 17th 2:00PM - 7:00PM

community

22-Oct-201522-Oct-2015

 

Please join us for the second annual Development Series in Los Angeles, which will feature the Los Angeles International Airport’s largest design-build project.          Read More

October 22nd, 2015 5:00PM

community

23-Sep-201523-Sep-2015

 

The expert speaker will guide attendees through the geological, mineralogical, physio-chemical susceptibilities of the material and outline ways and means of addressing deterioration mechanisms through a variety of treatment options.          Read More

Wednesday, September 23rd 6:30PM-8:00PM

committee

24-Sep-201524-Sep-2015

 

Show that you care deeply about how the transportation sector affects the environment and local communities!          Read More

September 24, 2015 9:00AM

community

05-Nov-201505-Nov-2015

 

Client drafted agreement often force design professionals to make difficult decisions related to how much non-insurable risk (aka “business risk”) to assume. This session is designed to assist identifying the critical issues and make informed decisions. It will also highlight how assistance from a professional insurance broker and legal counsel can support you with this process.          Read More

Thursday, November 5 11:00AM - 12:30PM

aia

19-Oct-201519-Oct-2015

 

Client drafted agreement often force design professionals to make difficult decisions related to how much non-insurable risk (aka “business risk”) to assume. This session is designed to assist identifying the critical issues and make informed decisions. It will also highlight how assistance from a professional insurance broker and legal counsel can support you with this process.
         Read More

Monday, October 19 11:00AM - 12:30PM

aia

15-Oct-201515-Oct-2015

 

This informative session will assist design professionals make informed decisions when purchasing Professional Liability, Business Office Package and Workers Compensation/Employer’s Liability Insurance Coverage for their practices.          Read More

Thursday, October 15 11:00AM - 12:30PM

aia

17-Sep-201517-Sep-2015

 

Poltrona Frau and Cappellini announce the reopening of its Los Angeles showroom location. The remodelled space will represent two of the three Poltrona Frau Group brands – Poltrona Frau and Cappellini - under one roof, while Cassina remains at its location, also on Beverly Boulevard, a few blocks away.          Read More

Thursday, September 17th 6:00PM - 8:00PM

community

10-Oct-201510-Oct-2015

 

AIA|LA is proud to announce our tour of the famed, "dangerous", and fantastically-triangular Sheats-Goldstein Residence, designed by renowned architect John Lautner. From movie fame in "The Big Lebowski", photo shoots with Daft Punk and Jennifer Lawrence, to an installation by James Turrell, this house is a true LA icon!          Read More

Saturday, October 10th, 2015 10:00AM

aia

27-Oct-201527-Oct-2015

 

Caroline Bos, co-founder and Principal Urban Planner of UNStudio, will speak about recent projects including the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, the mixed-use Raffles City in Hangzhou, a master plan for Basauri, and the design and restructuring of the Harbour Pont Parodi in Genoa.          Read More

Tuesday, October 27th 7:00PM

community

11-Sep-201511-Sep-2015

 

The day’s presentations conclude with an area walking tour, including a related project for a proposed “Historical City Walk” of the La Plaza area.          Read More

Friday, September 11, 2015 9:00PM - 4:00PM

community

19-Sep-201519-Sep-2015

 

Record images of your own ‘LA Story’ as you learn to shoot the beauty
and diversity this great city has to offer.          Read More

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 2:00PM - 7:00PM

community

9-Oct-201510-Oct-2015

 

The program opens with an outdoor desert terrace reception followed by the keynote lecture on
Friday evening, October 9, 2015, followed by the night lights tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin
West. The program continues with presentations by speakers on Saturday morning, October 11,
2015. After lunch (included), attendees will meet in topical break‐out sessions for discussion.
Discussion groups will report back in assembly to close the day.          Read More

October 9-10, 2015 6:00PM

community

11-Sep-201512-Sep-2015

 

With global stops across Europe and beyond, 3D Printshow Pasadena alights in Southern California on The show floor promises more than 50 exhibitors including Airwolf, Adobe, Autodesk and Ultimaker demonstrating and revealing advances in 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies. Workshops and seminars range from “Newcomer” to Art & Design to Business sessions led by authorities on 3D printing tech, business and creativity. The two-day experience will also host a 3D Printshow Design Gallery exhibiting 3D printed art and architecture such as pieces by James Stewart and Emerging Objects.          Read More

September 11-12, 2015 10:00AM

community

23-Sep-201523-Sep-2015

 

Isadore Hall, III, first elected to the California State Senate in December 2014, represents the 35th State Senate District that includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, South Los Angeles, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook and Wilmington.          Read More

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 8:00AM

aia

16-Sep-201516-Sep-2015

 

In April of 2013 Cedars-Sinai and The Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design presented the design of a new concept in clinical simulation with the Cedars-Sinai OR 360 Advanced Simulation Center.          Read More

Wednesday, September 16th 4:30PM - 6:30PM

committee

27-Aug-201527-Aug-2015

 

This seminar will examine the major revisions to the accessibility provisions in Chapter 11B and other related changes in the California Building Code issued as a Supplement that became effective July 1, 2015.          Read More

Thursday, August 27th 6:00PM

committee

26-Aug-201526-Aug-2015

 

We are pleased to announce two presentations centering on Downtown LA's revitalization for our upcoming Urban Design Committee meeting. Amber Hawkes (Meléndrez) will present the DTLA 7th Street Streetscape Improvement project and Alan Pullman (Studio One Eleven) will present their work on the immediately adjacent "THE BLOC" project.          Read More

August 26th, 2015 6:30PM - 8:30PM

committee

06-Oct-201506-Oct-2015

 

We invite you to join practitioners, policymakers, academics, and resident activists on October 6th for Healthy Development Without Displacement, an innovation summit of the Healthy, Equitable, Active Land Use Network (HEALU Network).          Read More

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 12:00PM - 4:00PM

community

15-Sep-201515-Sep-2015

 

Beijing-born architect Ma Yansong, founder and principal of MAD Architects, speaks about his work and his concept of "Shanshui City," which is his vision to create a new balance between society, the city, and the environment through new forms of architecture.          Read More

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:30PM

community

02-Oct-201502-Oct-2015

 

The 2015 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.
         Read More

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 8:00AM - 9:30AM

aia

17-Sep-201517-Sep-2015

 

Are you available on Tuesday, September 17 (12pm) to join us in a conversation with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability?          Read More

Thursday, September 17, 2015. 12:00PM - 1:30PM

aia

09-Oct-201509-Oct-2015

 

As part 2 in an ongoing series*, The 2015 POWERFUL: Women Leading Design symposium will feature an inspirational and energetic set of presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession.          Read More

Friday, October 9th, 2015 8:00AM - 5:00PM

aia

10-Sep-201510-Sep-2015

 

2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy Update
SCAG is developing the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy to guide long-term transportation policy and investment in Southern California.          Read More

Thursday, September 10 1:00PM - 3:00PM

committee

10-Sep-201510-Sep-2015

 

The 2015 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:00AM - 9:30AM

aia

29-Oct-201529-Oct-2015

 

In celebration of the city’s 2015 AIA|LA Design Award recipients and Presidential Honorees, the AIA|LA invites you to join the Los Angeles architectural community at an awards ceremony and après-event party.          Read More

Thursday, October 29th, 2015 6:00PM - 10:00PM

aia

28-Oct-201528-Oct-2015

 

The 2015 AIA|LA CITY LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES serves as an opportunity for architects & designers and other community stakeholders to meet directly with key individuals transforming Los Angeles in a roundtable setting to discuss innovative ideas that will ensure a healthy, sustainable and economically competitive future.          Read More

October 28, 2015 8:00AM - 9:30AM

aia

30-Jul-201530-Jul-2015

 

City Planning Staff and Urban Designer(s) will be on hand for a dialogue about these Transit Neighborhood Plan details – to ensure that we are all working towards optimizing transit oriented development in Los Angeles.
         Read More

July 30, 2015 7:00PM - 9:00 PM

committee

27-Aug-201527-Aug-2015

 

AIA|LA, CLIMATE RESOLVE & USGBC-LA cordially invite you to a celebratory reception to welcome Marissa Aho, AICP as the Chief Resilience Officer in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.          Read More

August 27, 2015 6:00PM - 8:00PM

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20-Aug-201520-Aug-2015

 

The goal of this meeting will be to form an ad-hoc working group to help the Los Angeles Fire Department “Create (in conjunction with the design community) and then publish selected handouts for the public.          Read More

August 20, 2015 3:00PM - 4:00PM

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19-Aug-201519-Aug-2015

 

This month's session looks at two of the many modular and prefabricated building solutions that are revolutionizing the way healthcare environments are being constructed. By moving production offsite and delivering manufactured components to the project site, quality is better controlled, waste is reduced, and product consistency is enhanced.          Read More

August 19, 2015 4:30PM - 6:30PM

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16-Oct-201516-Oct-2015

 

The Canadian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Government of Ontario, in collaboration with USGBC Los Angeles and the AIA Los Angeles Chapter, are pleased to bring you a full day program with 5 building science presentations. Attend all day and receive 5 AIA CEUs and/or 2 GBCI credits.          Read More

October 16, 2015 7:30AM - 3:00PM

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1-Apr-20151-Apr-2015

 

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7/24/15 1:30 PM

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26-Jul-201526-Jul-2015

 

Join Arcana for a discussion and book signing of An Eames Anthology with editor Daniel Ostroff. "An Eames Anthology” (Yale University Press, 2015) collects for the first time the writings of the esteemed Los Angeles-based American architects and designers, Charles and Ray Eames. The book illuminates their marriage and professional partnership of fifty years.
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July 26, 2015 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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20-Aug-201520-Aug-2015

 

Temple Israel is located in a dense Hollywood neighborhood and is anchored by a historically significant sanctuary. A comprehensive masterplan allowed the synagogue to expand educational and liturgical spaces. A new chapel, expanded courtyard and remodel of existing social spaces and circulation energize worship and community activities for this progressive Reform congregation.          Read More

August 20, 2015 5:00PM

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Kelar Pacific Presents: Greater Advantage with Autodesk Cloud
When
Wed, March 21, 11am – 12 pm
Where
Wed, March 21, 11am – 12 pm
Description
Please join us for this exciting event geared toward the use of Autodesk Cloud. We will walk through some of the great new features: Viewing on AutoCAD, WS Sharing with other users, Rendering using the Autodesk Cloud Rendering
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