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This is a great day for the River, and a great day for Friends of the Los Angeles River, who've been working with the Bureau of Engineering and advocating for a world-class new bridge and for this design competition for the last three years. With this announcement today, the Mayor, the City Council, and the Bureau of Engineering should be commended for recognizing and embracing the idea that a bridge can be more than just a utilitarian structure connecting two points, but can be a symbol of civic pride - think Brooklyn Bridge, think Golden Gate Bridge -think, in fact, of the fourteen bridges that today grace the Los Angeles River through downtown....
The Reason Why I am Voting "No on Measure S" and Voting "Yes on Measure H"...
Measure S and the Future of Los Angeles...
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Measure S is a dangerous backward looking measure in a time when Los Angeles needs to look forward....
Measure S and the Future of Los Angeles...
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“POWERFUL” was a stimulating and thought-provoking day full of a range of perspectives...
With Officine Brera the kitchen was continuously pushing... against the dining room...
City Council President Eric Garcetti, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, and community groups represented by Silver Lake residents are pleased to announce the 'Envisioning Silver Lake' Design Competition....
Meet the owners and representatives of Italy's top design manufacturers while enjoying an afternoon of tastings and wine...
Ten AIA|LA members were elevated to the College of Fellows for the 2013 year....
10th annual Restaurant Design Award Winners Revealed at Dwell on Design...
AIA|LA is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Arch Is_ competition. Only in its sophomore year, AIA|LA's newest design competition invites young architects and designers to share their portfolios and philosophies with an esteemed panel of judges....
Luxurious living, Hollywood royalty, extravagant lifestyles and the beautiful Southern California architecture are what draw so many to Los Angeles. Let the American Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles give you a peek into the glitz and glamour of, "about Sunset living"...
AIA Los Angeles announces the upcoming schedule of ARE seminars for 2011 to help candidates prepare for the licensing exam given by the California Architects Board. One seminar is dedicated to each of the sections of the ARE and there are two California Supplemental Exam (CSE) prep classes. Seminars are led by instructors who bring their years of knowledge and experience to an informative review session that helps candidates to become familiar with the basic material covered in each section of the exam. All classes are held on Saturdays at the AIA|LA Chapter Office. Capacity for each seminar is limited so early registration is encouraged....
The AIA Los Angeles Chapter Bylaws currently specify that the seven (7) Board Directors serve a two-year term. The proposed bylaw change is to extend the term of office from 2-years to 3-years. Please note that this change does not affect the terms of any other Board leadership. Architect, Associate, Fellows & Emeritus Members-in-good-standing of AIA|LA are eligible to vote. Voting will be open until Wed August 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM, at which time votes will be tabulated and posted on aialosangeles.org....
2011 Design Awards Photographs Available for download!...
The AIA|LA 2011 Restaurant Design Awards jurors have met! Before we announce the nominees AIA|LA asked them a few questions about design and restaurants. As well as how they viewed the applicant pool!...
The AIA Los Angeles Chapter Nominations Committee will meet to compile a list of nominated and solicited names for the following offices for the 2012 AIA|LA Board of Directors: Vice President, Secretary, Director, AIACC Representative. If you are a member-in-good-standing interested in being considered for one of the open positions, please submit your name by Wednesday July 13, 2011 @ 4:00 PM....
The AIA|LA Nominations Committee announces the names of those members who have been nominated as candidates for the 2012 AIA|LA Board. Self-nominations are now being accepted for additional names on this year's ballot. Please also note that per a vote conducted amongst the AIA|LA Membership, the Chapter bylaws have been changed to make the terms of Directors three years....
2012 AIACC The Academy for Emerging Professionals Awards Program: Call for Entries...
2012 Call for Entries: ONE Prize- REWORKS...
2012 DiscoverDesign National High School Architecture Competition...
There are questions on the November 6th ballot that could have a direct effect on your business - so it is really important to make sure your opinions are known on a wide range of topics from sales tax and income tax increases, education funding, new ways to set auto insurance rates, speeding up transportation projects, food labeling, payroll deductions for campaign giving, changing to a 2 year State budget, and electing the President!...
The AIA Los Angeles Chapter Nominations Committee will meet to compile a list of nominated and solicited names for the following offices for the 2013 AIA|LA Board of Directors: (1) Vice President/President-Elect, (1) Treasurer, (3) Directors, (1) AIACC Representative. If you are a member-in-good-standing interested in being considered for one of the open positions, please submit your name by Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 5:00 PM. Click to read more information....
The AIA|LA Nominations Committee announces the names of those members who have been nominated as candidates for the 2013 AIA|LA Board. Self-nominations are now being accepted for additional names on this year's ballot and more information is available at the hyperlink attached to this post....
2013 BIZ POLL deadline is Friday! ...
Find out who won!...
Announcing the 2013 Faculty Winner of 2x8 Student Exhibition Design Competition...
AIA|LA Announces 2013 Restaurant Design Award Winners...
AIA|LA Congratulates Our 12 Members Elevated to Fellows...
Educators, civic leaders, media personalities, writers and of course, architects are some of the driving forces that push the architectural profession forward....
Elections for the Institute’s 2016 First Vice President/2017 President-elect, 2016–2017 Treasurer, and three At–large Directors were held at AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta. Delegates also voted on resolutions and amendments to AIA's National bylaws....
2014 AIA|LA Board of Directors Nominations + Self Nominations...
Celebrate John Simones, AIA at the 2015 AIA|LA Design Awards...
In short, in Los Angeles, Paley is everywhere. ...
Celebrate Dana Cuff at the 2015 AIA|LA Design Awards...
AIA Los Angeles Congratulates Our New Fellows for 2015...
Winners for the 11th Annual AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards...
The AIA Los Angeles Chapter Nominations Committee will meet to compile a list of nominated and solicited names for the following offices for the 2016 AIA|LA Board of Directors....
Voting will be open from Tuesday, October 6, 2015 @ 3:00 PM until Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM, at which time votes will be tabulated and made public at the Board Meeting that evening....
AIA LA Congratulates 13 Members Elevated...
We are seeking nominations for members to serve on AIA national committees! This year, the process has been moved online....
Asian American Architects and Engineers...
Architect, Associate, Fellows & Emeritus Members-in-good-standing of AIA|LA are eligible to vote for your 2017 Board of Directors. Voting will be open from Tuesday, October 4, 2016 until Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM....
Winners and Presidential Honorees Feted October 30...
Winning images photographed at sites across the world...
AIALA is Delighted to Announce 2017 Recipients ...
Design Excellence at Range of Scales Awarded...
Jury Awards 6 winners, plus People's Choice Awards...
Architect, Associate, Fellows & Emeritus Members-in-good-standing of AIA|LA are eligible to vote for one (1) Vice President/President-Elect, one (1) Secretary, two (2) Directors, and one (1) AIACC Representative. Associate Members in-good-standing only are eligible to vote for one (1) Ex Oficio Associate Director....
If you are an Architect member-in-good-standing of the AIA|LA Chapter and are interested in being considered for one of the open 2018 Board of Directors positions, please submit your name to the Nominations Committee by Thursday July 6, 2017....
Members in good standing are invited to nominate themselves for the open positions on the 2018 AIA|LA Board of Directors....
Exhibition at THE BLOC opens Nov 9 ...
Winners of 2x8:CORE Announced...
4 - 6 Workstations for Rent in Architectural Office...
Mayor Garcetti's Breakfast Reception...
Highlights from Residential Energy Design Series Session #1...
Expert panel discussion with robust Q&A to survey outstanding innovations that contribute to a more healthful and environmentally sustainable built environment, including a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions....
6 Questions: Why Keep Reinventing Urban Design? (2 of 6)...
9th annual Restaurant Design Awards jury selects 16 nominees and People’s Choice Award voting now open ...
Architecture and civic action...
A LIST OF 200 SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES...
Tibby Rothman answers the Presidential Honoree Q and A...
From Honoree SoCalNOMA...
After several months in development, A3K Consulting is pleased to announce Industry Speaks ™....
How do we evolve as a City so that we optimize investments, conserve resources, lower greenhouse gas emissions, increase efficiencies, protect the character of our single-family neighborhoods, allow for more economic and demographic diversity in our regional centers, and incentivize design excellence and higher environmental performance?...
Academy Museum Releases More Information on Future Designs by Zoltan Pali, FAIA & Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA...
From the Desk of Will Wright...
AIA Los Angeles announces the upcoming slate of continuing education seminars for February - May 2011. Class offerings include disability access, Revit/Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the new CALGreen Codes. All classes are held on Fridays at the AIA|LA Chapter Office. Capacity for each seminar is limited so early registration is encouraged....
AIA Los Angeles is proud to announce that we are producing an annual a classy full-color publication entitled LArchitecture! Advertising opportunities are now available, find out how you can target industry leaders!...
Five Take Aways from this SCANPH, AIA|LA Event...
New LA Map Documents Projects in which African American Architects were Significant Contributors...
Congress handed down an important victory for architects and businesses across the nation. In a bipartisan 87-12 vote earlier today, the Senate voted for a bill, backed by the AIA, to eliminate a burdensome and costly new paperwork mandate....
Welcome to AIA Broadcastr - AIA is partnering with Broadcastr to raise awareness of architectural accomplishments and provide reasoning behind design....
The AIA California Council supports California redevelopment and the critical and necessary role the public sector plays in shaping urban development, eliminating blight, and improving the livability and economy of many of our communities. AIACC strongly recommends that California reform and not eliminate government's role in redevelopment in order to create the best future for the residents and businesses of California and to assure the most robust state economy for our competitive place in the global environment. Why? Because redevelopment has proven to be essential for:...
AIA paper contract documents are now available to order through the AIA Los Angeles online storefront. This feature has just gone live, making AIA LA one of the only local Chapters to offer online ordering of paper docs....
Doug Teiger, AIA, with Five Takeaways...
If you have changes or corrections, please update your member record in AIA's database by logging in with your email address and password at AIA National, so that the correct information appears in the 2012 Directory. YOUR RECORD SHOULD BE UP TO DATE BY APRIL 15, 2012 TO BE SURE YOUR CORRECT INFO APPEARS IN THE DIRECTORY....
AIA Los Angeles & Naylor Association Solutions Partner on 2015 Membership Directory & Resource Guide...
AIA Los Angeles & Naylor Association Solutions Partner on 2016 Membership Directory & Resource Guide...
Here are the categories & first-year dues rates, prorated at 50% for new members joining in the third quarter of 2015....
AIA Los Angeles is Proud to Announce Our 2017 Board of Directors. Please join us in congratulating our newly elected and returning Chapter Officers for 2017!...
Welcome to our newly elected and returning Chapter Officers for 2018!...
Imagine a child living in Skid Row, locked in a hotel room or left alone to wander dangerous neighborhood streets...This child could be a future architect. AIA|LA is teaming up with Para Los Niños to engage members in making a difference in these kids' lives...Find out how you can help!...
Your digital edition of AIA Los Angeles - 2015 Membership Directory & Resource Guide is available now. Clicking on the Table of Contents will deliver you directly to that page of your issue. Thank you for reading!...
AIA Los Angeles and TOTO invite you to celebrate our newest members on Wednesday July 1...
AIA Los Angeles and TOTO invite you to celebrate our newest members and newest licensed architects!...
What do the Los Angeles Mayoral elections mean for the design community? Do you know the future mayor of Los Angeles' views on the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan? How do the candidates plan on filling the void left by the closure of the Community Redevelopment Agency? Get answers to these questions and more at the AIA|LA Mayoral Candidate Forums!...
The 2012 annual AIA Los Angeles Archipages Membership Directory is getting ready to go into production and we certainly don't want to leave your firm out. Promote your services to the leading architects in the greater Los Angeles region, approximately 3,500 of the most active architects and design professionals in the field....
AIA Los Angeles congratulates Chet Widom on his appointment to the position of California State Architect! More......
AIA Los Angeles is honored and pleased to announce that thirteen of our members have been elevated to Fellowship (FAIA.)...
The American Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (AIA|LA) encourages the Los Angeles City Council to vote against the proposed Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) for formula retail uses in Chinatown. If passed, the ICO will establish a negative precedent, encouraging spot-zoning rather than reasoned and process driven deliberation....
AIA Los Angeles serves as an advocate for initiatives that will improve the built environment of our city. The recent damage to the Los Angeles City Hall lawn presents a unique opportunity to create a world-class public space that utilizes drought-tolerant and native plants, and integrates Low Impact Development (LID) principals....
The American Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (AIA|LA) strongly endorses Measure J and encourages architects and designers to vote YES on Measure J on November 6, 2012....
AIA Los Angeles relies on the support of the local architecture + design community to facilitate our various initiatives throughout the year. As such, the Chapter wishes to recognize and extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our 2010 sponsors....
AIA Los Angeles Announces Series of Mayoral Candidate Forums, presented by MATT CONSTRUCTION. If you care about Los Angeles and want to contribute to the dialogue that will move our city forward with an emphasis on the importance of design excellence, then come spend your Friday nights in February and March with AIA|LA and get to know the mayoral candidates!...
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Ephraim Isaac Baran passed away at age 95 on June 7, 2017 in his home in Santa Monica surrounded by loving family and friends....
AIA Los Angeles remembers a friend and longtime colleague, James Porter, who passed away at the age of 72....
Randall Stout portrait...
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) is pleased to announce its 2012 Board of Directors....
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) is pleased to announce its 2013 Board of Directors. All members of the 2013 Board, both newly elected members and those continuing their current terms, will be officially installed on Thursday December 6, 2011 at the annual AIA|LA Board of Directors Installation and Holiday Party. This year's event is being graciously hosted at Johnson Fain Studios in Chinatown from 6:00 - 7:30 PM and the formal invitation is included below....
Let’s get together! Come meet the newest members of the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Thursday, July 31 from 6 to 9pm...
The American Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (AIA|LA) is pleased to announce the hire of Rob Hollman, as Campaign Director for the Center for Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles (CALA). Click for more information......
AIA Los Angeles is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Stepping Thru Accessible Details: A Compilation from the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Building Code for Commercial Projects by Janis Kent, AIA, CASp. The book, which also includes a CD, is meant for architects, landscape architects, interior designers, civil engineers, facility managers, plan checkers, building inspectors and anyone else involved in the built commercial environment....
Are you findable & reachable by clients and colleagues? Need to update your contact information? Please let us know of any changes to your firm, address, phone, email, or website by March 24, 2017!...
The AIA National Photography Competition was founded to capture and highlight the multi-talents of the architect. Winning images from the competition are published in a succeeding year's Rizzoli Engagement Calendar, an internationally recognized and sold publication. Entries are juried by a panel compromised of acclaimed architects, professional photographers or graphic designers. The deadline to enter is March 1, 2011....
The AIA issues Public Policies and Position Statements as statements of belief to policy-makers, the public, and the construction industry on issues of public policy affecting the membership, the profession of architecture, and The American Institute of Architects. Your thoughts and comments on assisting in the development of the AIA Position Statements is a valuable and important aspect of shaping AIA policy to best represent the interests of the AIA and its members....
The AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter presents +2030 BUILDING SECTOR ENERGY CHALLENGE, 10 sessions for architects & engineers presented by Thomas Spiegelhalter, Co-Director of Environmental & Structural Technology Lab at Florida International University....
On Thursday, July 28 (10am), AIA|LA members met with David Olivo and Erick Lopez from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning (DCP) to provide input on revisions to the old Retaining Wall Ordinance. DCP is under the direction to reshape the retaining wall ordinance so that it complements and supports the recently adopted BASELINE HILLSIDE ORDINANCE, which became effective on May 9, 2011....
Calling all AIA|LA Members :: do you have a particular issue item you'd like to advance, which will help shape public policy that influences the built environment?...
AIA|LA :: Streets for the Future: an editorial about our public realm...
AIA|LA Invites you to the 2011 Design Awards presented by Italian Living Umbria and hosted by the Pacific Design Center. In anticipation for the event, AIA|LA counts down with Presidential Gold Medal Honoree, Neil M. Denari. Click to watch his interview!...
The proof is now offline and the changes we collected are being sent to Innovative Publishing. We appreciate your help in making this year's Member Directory as accurate as possible....
We are pleased to announce that AIA Los Angeles and Innovative Publishing have launched our 2011 AIA Los Angeles Membership Directory online. This professionally designed, four-color, digital online publication is a key part of AIA Los Angeles' communications program and includes listings and information that are of great value to our members....
Each year, the AIA Los Angeles offers a series of seminars to help candidates prep for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). One seminar is dedicated to each section of the ARE and there is also an annual California Supplemental Exam (CSE) prep class. Seminars are led by instructors who bring their years of knowledge and experience to an informative review session that helps candidates to become familiar with the basic material covered in each section of the exam. Please note that these AIA|LA ARE Seminars are not exhaustive and should be used as a supplement to a candidate's overall study strategy. Registration is now open for the 2012 seminars and details can be found by clicking here....
AIA Los Angeles is pleased to announce the entire slate of seminars to be held as part of the AIA|LA 2012 Continuing Education Series presented by LIGHTFAIR International (LFI). Registration for all 2012 seminars is now open. The 2012 series offers more than 50.0 hours of education and professional development opportunities on topics such as accessibility, building information modeling, contract documents, LEED, legal matters and more. With continuing education requirements becoming more specific from both AIA and the State of California, the local LA design community can choose from 40.0 hours of health, safety & welfare (HSW) topics, 11.0 hours of sustainable design topics (SD) and 20.0 hours of accessibility (ADA) topics to assist with state license renewal. The Chapter is very excited to have LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) as the Presenting Sponsor of the AIA|LA 2012 Continuing Education Series. LFI is the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference at which they encourage attendees to "See Innovation in a New Light". LIGHTFAIR goes 'Beyond Illumination' to present the future of lighting and building integration - with 72 courses plus cutting-edge products, controls, energy-efficient and integrated building solutions. With our shared commitment to education for architects, LFI is a perfect partner for AIA Los Angeles. The LFI 2012 Trade Show & Conference will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from May 9 - May 11, 2012 (visit www.lightfair.com for details). Special Early Registration Incentive for AIA Members: As part of AIA|LA's collaboration with LFI, they have graciously provided us with (3) LFI Preferred Pass Packages to raffle off. The package includes: $100 gift card towards travel to Las Vegas; 2 hotel nights; access to LFI exhibit hall; LFI conference package of 8 free seminars; and entrance to LFI Innovation Awards Presentation. All AIA Members (regardless of Chapter affiliation) who register for any AIA|LA 2012 Continuing Education seminar by Saturday March 31, 2012 @ 11:55 PM PST will be automatically entered into the drawing....
We are pleased to announce that AIA Los Angeles and Innovative Publishing have launched our 2012 AIA Los Angeles Membership Directory online. This professionally designed, four-color, digital online publication is a key part of AIA Los Angeles' communications program and includes listings and information that are of great value to our members....
AIA|LA 2013 Membership Directory: Update your info (plus new field for specialties!)...
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AIA|LA 2014 Membership Directory: Update your info...
Meet new friends and reconnect with colleagues…talk to AIA Committee Leaders about ways to get involved! We’ll also be recognizing our newly licensed Architects....
Cody Glen, AIA|LA's 2010 2x8 student exhibition winner discusses how the competition spring boarded him into the professional architectural world. Who will be the 2011 winners?...
AIA|LA and the 2x8:Taut committee want to extend their thanks and appreciation to all sponsors who, especially our new sponsors that have just come on board in support of this year's students exhibition and scholarship. More......
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Entries for the AIA|LA 8th Annual Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) are now being accepted thru Mon 4/2. Materials will be due on Fri 5/4. The RDAs are open to all individuals and practices (owners, architects, designers are all eligible to submit entries for consideration) for projects located in the United States and to US-based individuals and practices for projects outside of the USA. Entries are accepted in three categories: (1) Restaurants; (2) Cafes/Bars; (3) Lounges/Nightclubs and will be judged by a distinguished panel of architects, design professionals and restaurateurs. Both Jury and People's Choice Award Winners will once again be announced at a special ceremony at the LA Convention Center during Dwell on Design. Click to read rules and eligibility requirements and to fill out the registration form....
After receiving a number of requests for late entries, AIA|LA has extended the registration period for the 8th Annual Restaurant Design Awards (RDA). Registrations and submission materials will now be accepted until Fri 5/4. The RDAs are open to all individuals and practices (owners, architects, designers are all eligible to submit entries for consideration) for projects located in the United States and to US-based individuals and practices for projects outside of the USA. Entries are accepted in three categories: (1) Restaurants; (2) Cafes/Bars; (3) Lounges/Nightclubs and will be judged by a distinguished panel of architects, design professionals and restaurateurs. Both Jury and People's Choice Award Winners will once again be announced at a special ceremony at the LA Convention Center during Dwell on Design. Click to read rules and eligibility requirements and to fill out the registration form....
The Architect's Newspaper is proud to be affiliated with the AIA Los Angeles Southern California chapter and is offering any of its members a free subscription to our newspaper!...
Your digital edition of the AIA Los Angeles - 2017 Membership Directory & Resource Guide is available now. Clicking on the Table of Contents will deliver you directly to that page of your issue. Thank you for reading!...
AIA|LA and the ROAD MAP to LICENSURE :: 5600 & ONE....
The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles (AIA|LA) is proud to announce plans to open a Center for Architecture and Urban Design Los Angeles [CALA], a destination for Angelenos who are passionate about the LA built environment. Incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in January 2011, currently, CALA is incubated and staffed by the AIA|LA Chapter....
AIA|LA is pleased to announce an iPad app that will allow everyone to view the entire entrants for the 2011 Design Awards! Click for more information on where to buy it......
AIA Los Angeles is pleased to announce the 2011 Design Awards and Next LA winners! Over 40 firms were honored at the ceremony and party cohosted by Charles S. Cohen and sponsored by Italian Living Umbria. Click to find out the winners!...
AIA|LA Announces 2012 Design Award Winners!...

As one of the most prestigious awards a designer can win in the Los Angeles design community, AIA Los Angeles goes to great lengths to make the Design Awards as celebrated as possible. This year is no exception! With a distinguished jury panel and many surprise innovative exhibition ideas, this year's Design Awards will not disappoint.

And the Jurors are:

Design Awards (built projects) Jury Christopher Sharples, AIA, SHoP ARCHITECTS, New York City, NY Stephen Cassell, AIA, Architecture Research Office (ARO), New York, NY Trey Trahan, Trahan Architects, FAIA, Baton Rouge, LA

NEXT LA (unbuilt projects) Jury Nader Tehrani, NADAAA, Boston, MA Kimberli Meyer, Executive Director, MAK center Michael Woo, Hon. AIA|LA - Dean, College of Environmental Design, Cal Poly Pomona

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With help from people's choice voters and a distinguished jury panel, AIA Los Angeles announced the Restaurant Design Awards winners in conjunction with the AIA|LA Design Conference on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center, Friday, June 22, 2012 at 5:30pm....
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2015 Design Awards program Thursday night, October 29, 2015, at an event celebrating recipients. ...
As one of the most prestigious awards a designer can win in the Los Angeles design community, AIA Los Angeles goes to great lengths to make the Design Awards as celebrated as possible. This year is no exception! With a distinguished jury panel and an outstanding exhibit location, this year's Design Awards will not disappoint....
AIA Los Angeles is proud to announce that, Matthew Gillis is the winner of the 2x8 Student Exhibition Design competition!...
AIA Los Angeles (AIA|LA) kicked off the New Year by launching our brand new website....
In anticipation for the June 24th RDA Ceremony, AIA|LA announces two special presenters: The glamorous Interior Designer and Spago co-owner Barbara Lazaroff and the beautiful international TV and film actress Michelle Krusiec. Click to read more!...

AIA Los Angeles is known for our Home Tours Series during the spring and fall seasons that show the edgy glamour Los Angeles contemporary residential architecture has to offer. With this new tour series -- The Modernist / Contemporary Tour -- we strive to explore the architecture that put Los Angeles on the map from the 1930's to the 1960's.

Modernist / Contemporary Tour highlights include: * Architect guided tours every half hour by the architect that renovated the project * One featured project at a time allows for closer connection with the home * Exclusive tour is limited to 100 ticket buyers only * Tickets only $25 (AIA|LA Members) or $35 (Non Members) * Learning Units available for AIA Members

Tickets now available for the first two tours - September 23 and October 7: Modernist / Contemporary Tour 1: John Entenza House

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AIA|LA has developed 4 quarterly workshops throughout the 2013 year ideally suited for small firms....
Highlighting the work of an associate member on the AIA|LA Associate Members Feature Page. ...
Show off what you're working on as you pursue licensure....
Contract magazine has named Joey Shimoda, AIA, its 2013 Designer of the Year....
The Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the 2011 Honor Awards for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional and Urban Design. Especially in the Interior Architecture category, AIA Los Angeles was well-represented by its members and the Chapter extends a hearty congratulations to the well-deserving firms....
The American Institute of Los Angeles would like to congratulate the Southern California School of Architecture (SCI-Arc) for the recent purchase of the building that has housed the school for the past ten years....
White sangria, ambient music, eager young talent and established design veterans convened at the A+D Museum last night as AIA Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of the 2012 2x8:Taut student competition. Click to read winners!...
Congress Made Up of Architects to Address Homelessness, Housing Affordability ...
AIA|LA Invites you to the 2011 Design Awards presented by Italian Living Umbria and hosted by the Pacific Design Center. In anticipation for the event, AIA|LA counts down with Presidential Gold Medal Honoree, Neil M. Denari. Click to watch his interview!...
As we get closer to the 2011 Design Awards presented by Italian Living Umbria and hosted by the Pacific Design Center on October 26, AIA|LA profiles the last Presidential Honoree and very own, Will Wright, recipient of the Honorary AIA|LA award. More......
In anticipation for the October 26th event of the year, AIA|LA counts down to the 2011 Design Awards. Every Thursday until the event look for new information regarding the Awards Ceremony, Presidential Honorees and editorials! In this inaugural edition, catch-up with Presidential Honorees, lee+mundwiler architects, receiving the Emerging Practice Award. Click to read the full interview!...
In anticipation for the October 26th design event of the year, AIA|LA counts down to the 2011 Design Awards. Every Thursday until the event look for new information regarding the Awards Ceremony, Presidential Honorees and editorials! In this edition, we catch-up with Presidential Honoree, Merry Norris of Merry Norris Contemporary Art. She is receiving the Design Advocate Award. Click to watch the full interview!...
The AIA|LA Design Awards countdown has begun! With just one month away, AIA|LA will be sharing interviews, videos and editorials of the [Presidential Honorees](http://aialosangeles.org/article/aia-la-design-awards-ceremony-and-presidential-...
With only 20 days left to the AIA|LA Design Awards...
The AIA|LA Design Advocate: helping to shape public policy through the lens of design....
Who wouldn't want to help make urban infill more sustainable, affordable and help benefit the community, not luxury condo developers? AIA|LA's Design Advocate, Will Wright, went out to meet with important city leaders to discuss the benefits of AB 710 and sustainable infill building....
2016 Design, Next LA and Cote LA Awards...
In this edition, 25 Year Award Honoree for the Petal House, Eric Owen Moss discusses his philosophy and what lead him to design such an interesting structure as the Petal House. Comparing and contrasting Neutra and Kappe, and modernism versus post modernism, we get to the guts of the beginnings of the Petal House....
The Design Awards are NEXT WEEK! Purchase your tickets now as prices go up to full cost Wednesday October 18th!...
As Los Angeles' most celebrated architectural awards of the season, the AIA Los Angeles Design Awards is presented by Italian Living Umbria and will unveil a new system for choosing Presidential Award Honorees. Click for more information!...
AIA Los Angeles' Design Awards are next Monday, October 22nd! With just a few days away, we're all very excited to begin the ceremony and the festivities! We invite you to join us, our presenters, winners and honorees at the Broad Stage in the beautiful Santa Monica Performing Arts Center....
In celebration of the Architectural Awards season, on October 2nd, the AIA Los Angeles will install a traveling starting at Helms Bakery, continuing to Los Angeles Union Station and ending at the Century City Mall....
The 2011 AIA|LA Design Conference, (formerly Mobius LA), successfully finished it's 5th year as part of Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center. Thank you to all that attended! We look forward to next year!...
The Design Conference, taking place June 24 and 25th, at Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center is a two day event featuring a Transportation Symposium and a series of seminars to advance your competitive edge while earning continuing education units. Watch the video of the Transbay Transit Center designed by Cesar Pelli and Fred Clarke, which combines the latest thinking in transportation with the powerful architecture appropriate for such as city as San Francisco ....
For 2012, AIA|LA has programmed its annual Design Conference to recalibrate architect's understanding of the potential for place and practice emerging from dramatic changes in technology and culture within a slowly recuperating economy. It is one thing for the profession to aspire to enhance social, cultural and economic value and another to take advantage of new tools, strategies and opportunities to achieve it. This symposium opens up discussion on how we can accelerate how that might be done....
Architect Thomas M. Jones, AIA, speaker at the AIA|LA Design Conference, Transportation Symposium, shares his thoughts on the panel he participated in: "The Regional Level: Connectivity, Prosperity, Vibrancy and Delight."...
AIA Los Angeles has contracted Innovative Publishing to publish our 2011 AIA Los Angeles Membership Directory. Our Membership Directory, a professionally designed four-color, digital online publication, is a key part of AIA Los Angeles' communications program and will include listings and information that are of great value to our members. Marketing opportunities within the Directory are available....
Please take a few moments to complete the BizFed Survey and help us get a better understanding for what matters most to you as an architect operating a business in Southern California....
On behalf of The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA), we express our strong support for the Bureau of Engineering and its efforts to replace the Sixth Street Viaduct. Since the design for the replacement bridge should represent a positive and progressive vision for Los Angeles, we strongly favor an iconic design that will create a compelling new monument for 21st Century Los Angeles....
The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) sent letters today to the LAUSD Board of Education and the LACCD Board of Trustees encouraging each district to utilize the leadership resources of the AIA|LA Board of Directors on how to most effectively move forward with each of their respective building programs....

The American Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (AIA|LA) encourages the Los Angeles City Council to unanimously support the Modified Parking Requirements District Ordinance (MPRD), which will enable the City of Los Angeles to implement much needed parking policy reforms.

The proposed ordinance will provide flexibility with regards to parking requirements throughout Los Angeles by enabling specific districts to customize the parking regulations best suited for the immediate neighborhood. With a city as vast and as diverse as Los Angeles, parking policy cannot be regulated with a one-size fits all approach because excessive parking requirements impair our ability to have a vibrant, sustainable and healthy city.

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The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) has been tracking the recent legislative initiatives to reform the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and encourages policymakers to continue initiating true and meaningful CEQA reform. Taken together, SB 292 (Padilla), AB 900 (Buchanan) and SB 226 (Simitian) represent pro-active measures that will eventually lead to a broader consensus with business and environmental interests in effort to repair CEQA regulations that often do more environmental harm than good. The three bills are only a first step, though. More substantial reforms are needed to ensure that smart regulations facilitate the development of a healthier and more sustainable built environment....
As AIA|LA supports smart growth policies that facilitate infill development projects and concentrate our investments in areas that sustain the vibrancy of the urban core, we encourage you to adopt Alternative 3 (Envision 2 Alternative) of the draft plan. This option will foster smart growth land use and housing patterns to achieve superior environmental results in air quality, aesthetics, open space and farmland preservation, water conservation, greenhouse gas emissions reductions, mobility, and land use....
On behalf of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA), we are writing to express our support for policies that will promote active transportation and urban design excellence in the draft 2012 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Since the 2012 RTP will allocate $450 Billion in transportation funds for the next twenty-five years throughout six counties in Southern California, it is imperative that the public policies reinforced in this plan advance the economic competitiveness, health and livability of our region....
On behalf of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) we are writing to encourage you to protect the Kronish House from demolition. Designed by architect Richard Neutra in 1955, the Kronish house is an excellent example of modern architecture and, if properly restored, has the potential to serve as a valuable cultural asset for Southern California....
Our candid conversations continued last Friday when Austin Beutner took to the discussion about embracing a citywide vision of world-class architecture and urban design while focusing on bureaucratic efficiencies and a streamlined City Hall. Click to read more about the event and find out how you can attend the next one!...
The candid conversation offered architects, city staffers, and community activists an opportunity to hear the candidate talk about mobility, civic engagement, mega-projects, the demise of the CRA and the legacy of Mayor Villaraigosa. Jan Perry Stuck to Her Campaign Playbook: Jobs, Homes, Mobility, Families. Click to read more about the event and find out how you can attend the next one!...
Our candid conversations continued last Friday when we welcomed Mayoral Candidate Kevin James for the third in a five-part series of conversations focused on the importance of architecture, urban design, and city planning. Click to watch the video of the event and to find out how to attend the last two!...
Our candid conversations continued last Friday when we welcomed Mayoral Candidate Wendy Greuel for the third in a five-part series of conversations focused on the importance of architecture, urban design, and city planning. Click to watch the video of the event and to find out how to attend the last one this Friday!...
In order to promote effective dialogue on design and planning issues in the Los Angeles metropolitan region and to promote values that help make Los Angeles a better place to live for everyone, AIA Los Angeles has established the AIA|LA Executive Committee Project and Policy Review Guidelines:...
With so many beautiful and glamorous homes in Los Angeles, it seems as if AIA|LA would not have to search to hard to find a home to showcase on our tours. Think again, we took the task to try to breakdown they "je ne sais quoi" that each home has on our tour......
Only 2 days left to purchase tickets to our "Eastbound," Fall 2011 Home Tour! The Tour takes place this Sunday, October 23rd...to entice you, please read about our last home in this series, "Why we chose them..." The LA Times featured, Green Greenberg Green Residence. More.....
With so many beautiful and glamorous homes in Los Angeles, it seems as if AIA|LA would not have to search to hard to find a home to showcase on our tours. Think again, we took the task to try to breakdown the "je ne sais quoi" that each home has on our tour...it's the turn of Steven Kent, AIA designed home Nichols Canyon Residence. More......

Important Note about Tickets:

  • Online ticket sales will close at 12:00 noon on Sat 10/27.
  • Tickets purchased online after Wed 10/24 will not be mailed and will be available for pick-up at Will Call, which is located at Home A on the tour.
  • The Address for Will Call / Home A is: 721 Hampden Place, Pacific Palisades, Ca 90272.
  • Will Call will be open from 11 AM - 1 PM (tour goes on until 4 PM).
  • Please visit us at Will Call on Sun 10/28 if you did not receive all of your tickets in the mail or if you wish to purchase additional tickets after online registration closes.
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AIA Los Angeles has given you ample time to register for the Design Awards and to Submit one of your homes for the Home Tours in the Fall 2012! Don't wait any longer, this will be your last chance to take advantage of these great AIA|LA programs!

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Architects who would like to be considered for nomination by the AIA|LA Fellows Nominating Committee should send a brief note of interest by February 18, 2011, by email to steve@aialosangeles.org , or fax to 213-639-0767....
AIA|LA Government & Public Affairs Report...
From the desk of Will Wright...
IA|LA Government & Public Affairs Report...
Our last tour of the year is this Sunday, October 28th! Don't miss out on the opportunity to purchase tickets to the "Exclusive Zipcodes Tour," taking you inside four amazing homes in the four most exclusive zipcodes in Los Angeles. Fall 2012 Home Tour prices go up this Saturday AIA|LA is happy to announce the addition of the Marmont Resident by (fer)studios to our Home Tour this October 28, 2012! The Marmont residence is a beautiful residenti...
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) Interior Architecture Committee held their 20th annual 1:2 Student Competition on Saturday March 24, 2012 at the offices of ZGF Architects LLP and distributed $23,000 in scholarships to deserving students....
AIA|LA Interiors Committee 2013 1:2 Student Competition...
This year we’re interviewing Lorenzen, and other esteemed Presidential Honorees, based on the theme for the 2015 Design Awards Season: retro/future....
AIA|LA Invites you to the 2011 Design Awards presented by Italian Living Umbria and hosted by the Pacific Design Center. This year, our Board is giving out a very special Presidential Award to John Chase, Assoc. AIA, whom the design and architecture community recently lost last year. In honor of his award and his legacy to the design community, we have asked his husband, Jonathan Cowan to discuss John and his work. Click to read the full interview....
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) cares about the professional development of its members and wishes to continually support the next generation of architects. In response to the economic downturn that derailed many members' pursuit of licensure, AIA|LA is proud to introduce the 2011 ARE Seminar Scholarship, a new scholarship program that covers the cost to attend the ARE Prep Classes offered at the Chapter....

Educators, civic leaders, media personalities, writers and of course, architects are some of the driving forces that push the architectural profession forward. AIA Los Angeles (AIA|LA) recognizes the community efforts needed to help architects of all genres succeed in the public eye. Our 2012 Presidential Board Honorees come from a slew of fields and backgrounds that help to support architectural initiatives in Los Angeles.

AIA|LA is proud to announce the 2012 Presidential Board Honorees, so far...

25-Year Award: Petal House - Eric Owen Moss, FAIA Emerging Practice: Oyler Wu Collaborative Design Advocate: Martha Welborne, FAIA Educator Award: Hernan Diaz Alonso Community Contribution: Warren Olney Honorary AIA|LA: Michael Webb Gold Medal: Hank Koning, FAIA / Julie Eizenberg, AIA

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Click to read the 2013 Presidential Honorees...
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter, had its first board member meeting of the year Saturday, January 29, 2011. Held at Hodgetts and Fung architecture firm in Culver City, Board members and AIA|LA staff were in attendance....
AIA|LA launches 2016 Residential Architecture Awards...
On October 26th, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) held its annual LEGISLATIVE DAY AT CITY HALL. Architects and urban designers met with council members, deputy mayors, general managers and other civic officials to present the 2012 slate of issue briefs, which were developed by the AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee to advocate for a better, more beautiful Los Angeles....
AIA Los Angeles is proud to announce that the Mayoral Candidate Forums are generously sponsored by Matt Construction. Click for more info on forums...
Have you missed any of the AIA|LA Mayoral Candidate Forums? Here are videos of the entire events broken down by candidate!...
Join AIA|LA at the Mayoral Candidate Forums tomorrow with Austin Beutner. The forum is meant as an opportunity for each candidate to declare their vision for the future of Los Angeles and describe a path for how we get there. What questions would you ask the next mayor?...
Celebrated L.A. architect, Jon Jerde passes away...
2015 AIA Institute Honor Awards Recognize Excellence in Architecture, Interiors, and Urban Design...
As partners and members of LA County Business Federation (BizFed), join thousands of business leaders across our region to weigh-in on your top concerns and business outlook for 2011. By participating in BizFed's annual survey we can help influence policy and directions!!...
Read Jennifer Marmon's Profile and view her projects...
AIA|LA is proud to announce a new partnership with aecKnowledge-a provider of quality online continuing education for practitioners throughout the AEC industries....
Consider Alternative Delivery Methods For Public Benefit...
Please get involved and help shape public policy that will directly impact the look and feel of all future homes in LA....
Ki Suh Park, architect and planner passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 80, after a 4-year battle with pancreatic cancer....
Projects at All Scales Honored...
AIA|LA announces its Spring 2012 Home Tours! Launched in our Mar VistaFor a limited time only AIA|LA is offering the chance to buy tickets to both tours now at a reduced price!...
2012 proved to be a great success for AIA|LA's Home Tour Series, as well as their brand new Modernist/Contemporary Tour featuring midcentury homes restored by Contemporary architects. With much ambition, AIA|LA is looking to launch yet another tour this year, the Residential Monographs Tour! It will give our fans a chance to see not one type of AIA|LA tour but three! We need your help to make these tours possible!...
AIA|LA Associate Director and resident house hunter, Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA, says that he looks for homes that he has an immediate connection to, and that provide the "wow factor!"...
AIA|LA Associate Director and resident house hunter, Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA, says that he looks for homes that he has an immediate connection to, and that provide the "wow factor!"...
Tickets available for purchase online until 12noon on Saturday May 5th. Tickets can be purchased same day at the will call window! Click for more information!...
AIA|LA addresses the recent Los Angeles Times article concerning the negligent activities of an individual purporting to be an architect, and how those activities resulted in the tragic death of a Los Angeles Firefighter. AIA|LA also reminds its members that the profession of architecture is about much more than aesthetics...click to read more...

The 2012 AIA|LA Design Conference, Design Performance, successfully finished its 6th year as part of Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center.

Our members were thrilled and very appreciative by the robust talks that took place, click on the video below to hear their thoughts!

Thank you to all that attended! We look forward to next year!

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AIA|LA has put together a small list of good architecture apps you can use with your Apple computer or mobile devices. What are your favorite architecture apps? Let us know and we'll add them to our list!...
Edible gardens and urban farms help provide access to safe, healthy and affordable food to underserved neighborhoods throughout our City. They enliven our streetscapes and add verdancy to our urban realm. Edible gardens educate children about the sources of their diets and encourage more people to eat healthier and more sustainably. It's also essential that we learn to re-introduce local food production back into our City. Regionally, it's paramount to our economy and environment....
One of the ballot initiatives proposed for this November’s election is touted as the big fix to the City of Los Angeles’ planning and development approval process....
On behalf of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA), I would like to convey our support for the Department of City Planning's proposed Core Findings Ordinance. The proposed ordinance will help clarify language in the City's zoning code, making it more consistent and transparent, which will in turn create a better understanding of expectations of the planning process. We also support the ordinance's intent to consolidate common findings within the code. The ordinance will clarify ambiguities, remove redundancies and inconsistencies, and eliminate out-dated terminology. This important first step in improving the zoning code will also allow more time for planners to perform essential planning functions. Allowing planners to work more effectively and establishing more consistent land-use regulations for developers to work from, will result in better projects and a stronger and more livable Los Angeles...
On behalf of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA), we are writing to express our strong support for the Modified Parking Requirements District Ordinance, which will enable the City of Los Angeles to implement much needed parking policy reforms. The proposed ordinance will provide flexibility with regards to parking requirements through out Los Angeles by enabling specific districts to customize the parking regulations that work best for the immediate neighborhood. With a city as vast and as diverse as Los Angeles, parking policy can not be regulated with a one-size fits all approach because, unfortunately, excessive or misaligned parking requirements often impair our ability to have a vibrant, sustainable and healthy city. The MPRD ordinance will enable greater flexibility so that specific areas of the city can benefit with a more custom-tailored approach to parking regulations....
The proposed revisions will help streamline specific sections of the zoning code and ensure more predictability in the development process by clarifying language regarding the "utilization" of approvals. The revisions will create more consistent procedures for the review of projects that require multiple approvals and will "synchronize" expiration dates of approvals in the effort to maximize efficiencies within the Planning Department....
AIA/LA is partnering with Broadcastr to create a multimedia smartphone tour of some of the most dynamic and iconic structures in and around Los Angeles. This tour will consist of audio and images streamed via the Broadcastr mobile app....
AIA|LA and the 2x8:Taut committee want to extend their thanks and appreciation to all sponsors who, so far, are participating in support of this year's students exhibition and scholarship...
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) extends its thoughts to our friends in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011. In recognition of the suddenness with which a disaster can strike, AIA|LA has teamed up with the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA), and Dean Vlahos, FAIA, of DLR Group WWCOT, to train local qualified individuals to become registered Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluators for the State of California....
AIA Los Angeles would like to thank all of our Home Tour attendees for making the Spring 2012 Home Tour series such a great success! This season of the year has exceeded our expectations with over 400 guests in attendance. We are very thankful to the Los Angeles community for being so devoted to one of AIA|LA's mission in educating the public on the value and importance of architecture. A big thank you goes out to all of our docents that made the tour possible every season! As we finish one tour season we prepare for the next season, Fall 2012. Please click to submit your homes for next season!...
Three weeks ago AIA|LA held an invited roundtable discussion to ...
aecKnowledge Online Course: AIACC Accessibility Course #aeck-A301: Accessibility 2015: Designing for All...
On Friday November 9, 2012, the American Institute of Architects, California Council hosted a luncheon at the California Club in Downtown Los Angeles, to honor individuals for their outstanding accomplishments and recognizing present and future leaders of the architecture profession.The event, sponsored by the Southern California Concrete Producers, gave awards to many AIA|LA members and staff and we congratulate them all!...
Libourel, Noble, Kensek honored...
Opposes Measure on Nov. 2016 Ballot...
Read Alex Protasevich, architect design story, entitled, Jump, about how, a 10-day trip to Paris as a Soviet architecture student and Jean Nouvel changed the course of his life......
Here, then, Walker’s thoughts about LA and architecture—firsts, lasts, favorites, and other icebreakers for when you run into her at the buffet of the 2015 Design Awards’ party....
The Dream Commission of the SDA founder and More…...
We informed you back in January of another attempt to impose a sales tax on services, including architectural services....
Andrea Cohen Gehring designs projects with sensitivity towards aesthetics balanced by an understanding of the new world of function and economics. This has been achieved through her involvement in all aspects of architecture, including programming, planning and interior design. She is recognized as one of the most respected designers in the Los Angeles design community as she was elected to the Advisory Group of the AIA/National Practice Management Knowledge Community. She currently serves as Treasurer of the AIA/Los Angeles Chapter and is also Co-Chair of the Fellows Committee....
ANEW is a national 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the practice of Social Sustainability® - uniting social responsibility with environmental sustainability....
How Do We Make this ‘Event’ Different?...
‘Everything Can Be Dreamed Better’...
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) mines “Retro/Future” for its 2015 design awards season, honoring architects, built environment leaders, and cultural figures who remake the city’s possibilities by reconsidering existing landscape and ideas. This reimagining of past to serve what lies ahead links the 2105 Presidential Honorees....
The American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Chapter is pleased to announce our 2016 Board of Directors...
Leader of Successful Resurgence of DTLA's Broadway Corridor to Join Us for the 2016 AIA|LA Design Awards ...
Anthony J. Lumsden, FAIA, architect and designer of many Los Angeles landmark buildings, has died at age 83....
Apply Now to serve as the 2013 Ex-Officio Associate Director on the AIA|LA Board....
It’s been an incredibly busy and successful year here at the AIA Los Angeles, thanks to members and supporters like you. And in the next few hours, Architect and Associate renewals will be going out for 2017!...
Frank Gehry, who is among the world's most prominent and innovative architects, has been named the Judge Widney Professor of Architecture by USC President C. L. Max Nikias....
AIA|LA encourages everyone to get on board METRO's train. Working together with METRO, we can expedite the design and construction of a mass-transit network that helps the region become more livable, walkable, healthier and, most importantly, more delightful to experience....
AIA|LA Director of Government & Public Affairs, Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA discusses the TransForm conference....
Early next month, I will be heading to Washington D.C. - along with almost 800 other of my fellow architects - to take part in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference. This annual event gives AIA volunteer leaders a chance to voice their concerns, discuss the issues and visit Capitol Hill to meet with their Congressional representatives on a host of issues of concern to the architecture profession....
Formally trained in both Fine Art and the Commercial disciplines of Architectural Photography and a Practicing Architect, Richard Levy's Award winning photography meets your Historic Preservation requirements with the Quality of Fine Art...
Will Wright's latest column....
Calling all Associate and Student Members of AIA|LA! When you think of the AIA|LA Design Awards does the image of a stuffy older crowd come to mind? Are the tickets too expensive and the architecture not creative or progressive enough?...
AIA|LA has teamed up with AIA National to survey the profession to identify the issues that affect Young Architects, Emerging Professionals and Associates. The information collected will help to inform how we serve this important demographic of our membership. Everyone is welcome to participate in the survey and those that complete the survey will be eligible to win a trip to the AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) Summit20 to be held in Washington, DC on March 6-7 2012....
Stewart answers this Year’s Honoree Q&A as an Hon. AIA|LA...
Starting July 1st, AWA+D is providing a unique opportunity for new members to receive up to 15 months of membership for the annual rate....
Weathered wood millwork techniques applied to new wood provides your projects the appearance of vintage wood......
If you are planning to attend the 2012 Convention and would like to serve as a delegate, please contact Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/LA, at carlo@aialosangeles.org ....
If you are planning to attend the AIA National Convention on May 12-14 and would like to serve as a delegate, then click here!...
The AIA|LA welcomes submissions and suggestions from architects for its 2016 year....
In just five weeks, our second session of the Architectural Mentoring Program, originally created in collaboration with the AIA Los Angeles chapter, will begin at the Para Los Niños Family Learning Complex, a school that serves students living in the poorest communities of Los Angeles....
AIA|Los Angeles is actively seeking docents for our Home Tours on May 15th!! As a Home Tours docent, you will have the opportunity to talk to the architects, guide visitor discussions and have access to beautiful homes in the City of Angels! Students, recent graduates and emerging professionals are all welcome to participate! Click for more information!...
True to Bootsy Bellow’s Soul...
On June 22 & June 23, we invite you to join us at the upcoming AIA|LA Design Conference to hear leading professionals discuss how design adds value by optimizing a return on investment and improving performance, while at the same time enhancing lifestyles and making places healthier and more enjoyable....
BIM 2015 will feature presentations on how visual programming is being used in the building industry for design, engineering, and construction. If you don’t know what it is, now is the time to learn. If you already do, see how it is applied in the building industry....
BIM GAP will feature presentations about the bridging GAPs between BIM tools and also bridging the GAPs between BIM people. Discover how professionals are dealing with these gaps towards realizing the full potential of BIM. ...
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....
In July 2017, AIALA Boardmembers joined counterparts from across the state. Here are their takeaways. ...
Boral Roofing is the nation's largest manufacturer of sustainable, durable and affordable clay and concrete roof tile. Our commitment to creating sustainable products is inherent in the products themselves, which are made of naturally occurring raw materials. ...
Brooks + Scarpa has released their proposal for the roughly 22,000 square foot addition to the existing 12,000 square foot 1929 historic Kimball Art Center located in the heart of downtown Park City, Utah at the corner of Main Street and Heber Ave....
Cal Poly Pomona Announces Intern Placement Program for Architecture Students...
Cal Poly Pomona for the first time secured the top honor in the prestigious Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Award Competition, named after the most prominent photographer of 20th century Los Angeles architecture....
Join the following organizations and become a member to an aspiring architect!...
Architects who have the required ten years of membership and would like to be considered for nomination, should send a brief message indicating their interest by February 13, 2013...
Call for Architect Members Interested in 2014-15 Fellowship Nomination...
Call for Architect Members Interested in 2015-16 Fellowship Nomination...
Call for Architects Interested in Historic Preservation...
Call for Architects Interested in Serving on the Miracle Mile North Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Board...
AIA Los Angeles is fortunate to have a Fellows Nominating & Mentoring Committee, tasked with identifying, nominating and assisting eligible candidates with their submission. To that end, we will be looking at preliminary portfolios from interested & eligible Architect members starting in March. Chapter nominations will be made in April and there will be three review sessions/mentoring meetings for nominees prior to the final submission deadline of Oct. 14....
AIA Los Angeles is fortunate to have a dedicated Fellows Nominating & Mentoring Committee, tasked with identifying, nominating and assisting eligible candidates with their submission. To that end, we will be looking at preliminary portfolios from interested & eligible Architect members of the AIA|LA Chapter, starting in March 2017. Chapter nominations will be made in April and there will be three review sessions/mentoring meetings for nominees prior to the final submission deadline in October....
Architects who would like to be considered for nomination by the AIA|LA Fellows Nominating & Mentoring Committee should send a brief note of interest by February 27, 2012, by email to steve@aialosangeles.org , or fax to 213-639-0767....
Architects who would like to be considered for nomination by...
The AIA Los Angeles extends an invitation to our Associate members to submit your name for consideration for the open position of Associate Director on the AIA|LA 2012 Board of Directors. The AIA|LA Associate Director of the Board serves a 1-year term and has the opportunity to vote on all matters, except decisions related to membership dues. Self-nominations are due no later than Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM and more information is available at the hyperlink attached to this post....
The AIA Los Angeles extends an invitation to our Associate members to submit your name for consideration for the open position of Associate Director on the AIA|LA 2013 Board of Directors. The AIA|LA Associate Director of the Board serves a 1-year term and has the opportunity to vote on all matters, except decisions related to membership dues. Self-nominations are due no later than Friday, September 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM and more information is available at the hyperlink attached to this post....
Call for Nominations: 2014 Associate Director on AIA|LA Board...
Submit your abstract on Biomimetics in Architecture for the next ASME conference. ?All participants, speakers included, will have to pay the conference fees. The abstract must be 400 words and they are due Feb 28th.?...
AIA|LA is looking for homes to be considered for inclusion in the 2015 Tour Series....
AIA|LA is looking for homes to be considered for inclusion in the 2011 Fall Home Tour Series. To submit a home for consideration, please email a minimum of 2 images (1 exterior, 1 interior) plus a 250-word (max) narrative about your project by Fri July 22nd @ 4pm....
AIA|LA is looking for homes to be considered for inclusion in the 2011 Fall Home Tour Series. To submit a home for consideration, please email a minimum of 2 images (1 exterior, 1 interior) plus a 250-word (max) narrative about your project by Fri July 22nd @ 4pm....

AIA|LA already offers an amazing and successful Home Tour Series that features 4 contemporary homes in a tour, AIA|LA would like to broaden our scope and offer our members and the general public the opportunity to visit historic homes in unique neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area that otherwise, they may never get a chance to explore!

WHAT: A "mini-home tour" featuring one historic home (Case Studies, mid-century moderns, etc.) renovated by an AIA member in the Los Angeles are.

WHEN: September tour.

WHO: Any AIA member in good standing may submit their project.

WHY: Give members and the general public an opportunity to a historic modern home in LA while also giving them the opportunity to visit diverse and unique neighborhoods.

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Call for Residents and Architects Interested in Serving on the Miracle Mile North Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) Board...
The United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) Architecture Commission is calling on Architects from around the world to submit their theatre projects for the prestige's USITT Architecture Award. For 20 years the USITT Architecture Award has been the only Architecture Award to exclusively honor excellence in Theatre Architecture. Any Theatre project COMPLETED in the World after 1 January 2003 is eligible....
Call for Submissions: 2012 Leicester B. Holland Prize...
The Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) is seeking volunteers to help conduct the Spring Street Parklet Impact Study. Using classic techniques, you will survey public life to create a snapshot of a typical day in Los Angeles' famed Historic Core....
The QBS law requires design professionals, for public projects, to be chosen based on their qualifications and demonstrated competence, with the scope of the project and fees to be discussed and negotiated during contract negotiations. This law recognizes that the success of a project, and the protection of the public investment, depends on the quality of the design, and that design professionals cannot be selected by a low-bid method as the detailed scope of the project is not known....
AIA|LA Board member among group of 12 nationwide...
CISCA releases New Free White Paper on Acoustics in Healthcare Environment!!...
Certified Green Building Professional and GreenPoint Rated Trainings...
The AIA Board of Directors elected Chester (Chet) A. Widom, FAIA, as the 2011 recipient of the Edward C. Kemper Award. Named in honor of the AIA's first executive director, the award recognizes individuals who contribute significantly to the profession of architecture through service to the Institute. Widom will be honored at the 2011 AIA National Convention in New Orleans....
On June 22 & June 23, we invite you to join us at the upcoming AIA|LA Design Conference to hear leading professionals discuss how design adds value by optimizing a return on investment and improving performance, while at the same time enhancing lifestyles and making places healthier and more enjoyable....
The City of Cerritos is requesting proposals from qualified and experienced architectural design firms to prepare a residential design manual (RDM)...
City of El Monte Economic Development Department: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL...
Five Next Steps from the March 2017 Roundtable...
CLOSING PARTY - AIA|LA Office Exhibition: Historic American Buildings Survey by Richard Levy. 50% off all Print Prices this day only, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 only, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM!...
AIA Los Angeles is proud to announce the addition of comedian, Richard Montoya...
Did you compete in a competition in 2010 and not win? Architizer and Relative Space want you to take those losing concepts out of the wastebasket and recycle them. Upload your unrewarded competition entries onto Architizer.com and give them one more chance at victory...
With help from people's choice voters and a distinguished jury panel, AIA Los Angeles announced the Restaurant Design Awards winners in conjunction with the AIA|LA Design Conference on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center, Friday, June 24, 2011 at 5:30pm....
Next Steps to Advance this Core Value...
COTE AIA|LA weighs in on the Paris Accords ...
Insights into Sway and Uchi Dallas by the Restaurants’ Designers...
Nominate projects for C-Suite Quarterly's annual Real Estate & Finance Edition....
An effort to use cultural mapping to describe our physical environment. The intent is to look beyond the gallery walls and create an electronic guide and resource for the world outside that blends art, architecture, historical buildings, planning projects, civic and cultural landmarks and anything that informs how we perceive and shape the environment....
On June 22 & June 23, we invite you to join us at the upcoming AIA|LA Design Conference to hear how leading design professionals are evolving the scope of their professional practice to enhance social, cultural and economic value....
Building on a lifetime of architectural exploration David Lawrence Gray Architects seeks to define a timeless architecture through the use of con- crete, glass and steel and to develop an expressive vocabulary by exploring their structural and tectonic relationships. In addition Mr. Gray through his development Company Flatiron development LLC has attempted to design, build, own and manage critical pieces of architecture to attempt to influence the growth in emerging areas throughout the west. Coast....
de LaB produced a photo essay in honor of Urban Designer and writer, John Chase, who passed away in 2010. The map, named John Chase's West Hollywood memorializes John's many contributions to the city. Click for more info......
Last year we had 30 firms win AIA|LA Design Awards! Both large and small firms walked up to receive recognition for their work by their peers last October 2011.... Here is your opportunity to be among them... AIA|LA is proud to announce the 2012 Design Awards Call for entry that officially opened, April 25, 2012!...
This year, AIA is hosting the annual business meeting and related activities April 25–27, before A’17 officially kicks off. We’re making this important change so delegates and attendees will have more time to experience the event....
The Demystifying Fellowship session will give attendees an inside look into the jury process at National; what the jurors are looking for; statistics on past year’s success rates in various categories; tips on how to present your message; what you need to know about nominee, sponsor, and reference eligibility; and much more. ...
The Department of Regional Planning is in the process of updating Title 22, the Zoning Code. This project, the Technical Update to Title 22, will reorganize and simplify the existing code, correct errors and omissions, and remove obsolete and redundant regulations....
The Design Awards call for entries was announced April 11th. Registration deadline is a week away, June 2nd! Still not convinced to enter? AIA|LA touched base with last year's award winner, Yianna Bouyioukou, AIA. She discusses why she decided to become an AIA|LA member in order to enter the Design Awards, a decision that undoubtedly was the best decision she could make....
The Design Awards call for entries was announced April 11th. Registration deadline is a week away, June 2nd! Still not convinced to enter? AIA|LA touched base with 2008 winners, Linda Taalman and Alan Koch of Taalman Koch Architecture. They both discuss how winning a Design Award leveled the playing field between their small firm and larger firms....
The 2011 AIA|LA Design Awards Jury Roundtable took place last Friday, September 16, 2011, at the Italian Living Umbria showroom at the Pacific Design Center. The evening included drinks and hors d'oeuvres, as well as the Jury Roundtable, where jurors for the Next LA and Design Awards discussed entries, the state of Los Angeles design and revealed the Best in Show for both categories....

Design Awards Version 2.0: The Next Generation of the AIA Los Angeles Design Awards Program

In Los Angeles you can be sure of one of two things: actors and awards shows... AIA Los Angeles (AIA|LA) is trying to make at least one of those a little less clichéd: Welcome to the new and revamped 2012 AIA|LA Design Awards Program!

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Past winner, Michael Folonis, says it is important for small firms to compete in the Design Awards and how discusses why the Design Awards had such a positive impact in his professional life. Click to read more!...
Conferences Focuses on Solutions to Homelessness...
What is your design story? For professionals and enthusiasts of art, design and architecture, there is always a moment or epiphany when one realizes that design somehow has an impact in their lives. AIA Los Angeles invites you to share your design story with us. Submit your story! The most inspirational story will receive two complimentary Home Tour tickets, worth $75 each....
Read Landscape Architect, Rhett Beavers', ASLA, design story, about how we can find place in history and how epiphanies slowly happen.......
Firm wins 2017 AIA|LA Emerging Practice Award, Co-founders take on......
Constraints turned to advantages...
The health evidence continues to mount: obesity rates, obesity-related chronic diseases and costs associated with treating these diseases are all growing. How can transformations in the planning and design of communities, streets, and buildings help address this growing epidemic? In addition to inspiring people to be more physically active, healthier community design can reduce air pollution and injuries, attract people and businesses, grow economic development, and create jobs. More than ever, people are putting a premium on places that offer transportation choices, recreation opportunities, and healthy, fresh food options....
Commission began at a Park...
On behalf of AIA|LA, thank you for the opportunity to provide suggestions for streamlining the development approval process within the City of Los Angeles. The following suggestions have been culled from our members who work on the front lines every day in both Building & Safety and City Planning. We believe that the improvements in processing and code reform that we recommend are necessary to create a more reliable and predictable development process. These development reforms will help the City of Los Angeles reach its goals of economic growth, budgetary reductions, and a high quality of life for its citizens without sacrificing thoroughness or public safety....
In early December, LADBS General Manager Bud Ovrom and Planning Director Michael LoGrande invited AIA|LA to produce a comprehensive set of recommendations to help improve the planning process and development services. In turn, the AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee reached out to many in the profession and collated numerous ideas that will help make the overall process more efficient and predictable in an effort to save time and money for both the City and its citizens. We believe these planning and development reforms will help the City of Los Angeles remain economically competitive on the global stage by enabling more time to be focused on attaining design excellence. The City of Los Angeles has hired a consultant to identify the best way to implement reforms. They've coordinated several outreach sessions throughout February to solicit additional feedback and AIA|LA encourages you to get involved and participate in the discussion. Please make plans to attend one of the sessions....
The AIA's leadership, President Clark Manus, FAIA, and Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer, address the devastation in the quake-damaged communities of northern Japan and the worldwide relief effort now underway there....
Blueist Training is offering AIA|LA members a discounted rate for the 2015 courses....
Divining LA is a collaborative, multi-year initiative designed to seek, reveal, and champion a water-smart future for Los Angeles,...
The Department of Public Health embraces design as a pathway to address social and environmental conditions that contribute to ill health, and aims to replace those conditions with a new norm in which physical activity, safe recreation and healthy eating will become the easy choice for all residents of Los Angeles County. To maximize health benefits, schools should be designed to provide adequate space and amenities for healthy breakfast and lunch and physical education for students and to be a fitness resource to community members during non-school hours. Consumption of healthier school meals can be encouraged through strategies such as gradual changes in menu options, more prominent placement of fruits and vegetables, increased signage, and presentation techniques to improve the visual appeal of healthier products. Siting schools near residential neighborhoods (and a healthy distance from sources of pollution such as freeways or industrial facilities) helps promote physical activity, including walking or biking to and from school, while supporting smart growth and stronger communities, and avoiding adverse impacts on neighborhood traffic patterns....
Drylands Conference at the AridLandsInstitute at Woodbury University, March 22-24, 2012!...
Celebrate Karin Liljegren, AIA at the 2015 AIA|LA Design Awards...
AIA Los Angeles is pleased to announce a collaboration with DESIGN[realized] to offer our members the opportunity to earn continuing education learning units online. The upcoming series is INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY: Virtual Design to Construction and is comprised of 4 sessions on Jul 22, Aug 26, Sep 23 and Oct 28. Each session is 3 hours long and the entire series will provide 12 learning units, all obtained from the comfort of your own office!...
AIA|LA Monograph Tour Interview: Ehrlich Architects – Experience the Projects...
Firm noted for its Multicultural Modernism projects...
On June 22 & June 23, we invite you to join us at the upcoming AIA|LA Design Conference to hear leading professionals discuss how design adds value by optimizing a return on investment and improving performance, while at the same time enhancing lifestyles and making places healthier and more enjoyable....
Call for Nominations 2017...
With smart reform we can update our zoning code to provide the public with greater clarity and certainty a vision for the future of our city. A revised zoning code will not only save the taxpayer money by streamlining the amount of staff time required to administer projects, but it will also streamline the process for economically sustainable urban infill development....
At AIA Los Angeles, we bring people and ideas together to create a great city. Our members are the driving force behind this important work, so today we ask you to join us for our 2012 AIA Los Angeles Membership Campaign....
Enrich your firm, elevate your career - continuing ed curricula for firms from aecKnowledge....
Eric Owen Moss Architects Seek Talented Designer...
Some of the most experienced BIM experts and practitioners in the Los Angeles area will present case studies to demonstrate how BIM works and what new innovations are being tested. You will also gain knowledge of client demands for BIM and review the open standards technology available for BIM and how it is being applied today...
An additional voice increasingly is being added to the usual cast of builders, architects, city planners, lobbyists and homeowners who vie for influence over how and where to develop "places" - including housing characteristics, land-use patterns, and transportation. This fresh voice emanates from both our public health and medical communities. The latter argue that city planning and development is integrally related to many of the most pervasive health epidemics in our country, including: asthma, obesity, and diabetes....
If you are a fan of Schindler's design you don't want to miss visiting his less known yet gorgeous project in Inglewood!...
A vertical wonderland...The Choi-Pierson Residence is a compact 3 story dwelling huddled between the neighborhood?s densely packed homes and detached garages. There was just 700 sq. ft available to design the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house for the Choi-Pierson family of four. Reminder: Only 2 days left to purchase tickets online to this Sunday, April 1st Home Tour in Mar Vist, CA. Click for details!...
Escher GuneWardena Architects renovation of a LA bungalow, bestowed them the title of Best Home In America, according to Dwell Magazine. With remarkable views and sustainable features, this home is too good to pass up! Come see the Mar Vista, CA family home at the AIA|LA Home Tour, "Venice Vista!" Click to read full description and to purchase tickets......
Inspired by Modernists, such as Neutra and Schindler, this home reflects it's Latin American origins, infused with Asian influences. This home is a family oriented residence that keeps in mind the environment and modern California living...Click to explore!...
Using space, light, materials, and objects as a focus on their design mantra. Richard Seltzer, Assoc. AIA transforms the Sheller-Borunda Residence into a retreat nestled between private gardens, seemingly far from its Mar Vista neighborhood. This home a must-see in order to experience the light and openness, come see it at the AIA|LA Home Tour, "Venice Vista!"...
Skanska’s Stephen Villavaso talks LA...
The program was designed to teach how resins provide unique material options that can be utilized for exterior projects. Showcasing a number of resin options that can be employed to address performance and aesthetic aspects of countless exterior applications, the program consisted of a thorough review of different thermoplastic resin performance criteria including: UV resistance, impact resistance, abrasion resistance, cleaning and maintenance....
People's Choice Awards Voting Opens...
Please take a moment to fill out the AIA|LA Member Survey...
AIA has a variety of special offers for new and renewing members. Free convention, free continuing education, a chance to win a convention trip to Denver, and much more!...
What your firm would want to know about the OBO's briefing...
Did you know that architecture and design students and recent graduates can join AIA Los Angeles free of charge? Take advantage of all the great programs and events at AIA LA and get to know an amazing group of architects, designers and allied professionals....
From the Desk of the AIA|LA Board President - WHAT WE’RE DOING...
Director of Government and Public Affairs...
Gene Summers, FAIA, who left his design imprint on some of the world's most recognizable Modern landmarks, a protégé of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and an outstanding alumnus of Texas A&M's College of Architecture, died Dec. 12 in Sebastopol, California....
Hraztan Zeitlian, AIA, 45, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger to the California Architects Board (CAB), where he has served as a member since 2008....
THE AIA|LA GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORT: Tuesday, May 16, 2017...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017...
From the Desk of Will Wright...
This Year’s 25-Year Award Recipients Respond to the Presidential Honoree Q and A...
AIA|LA Director, Government and Public Affairs, Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA discusses his thoughts on ACADIA....
In an effort to obtain a better understanding of current "green project" developments and trends, please participate in a 2-minute survey and then register for the seminar, CALGreen and Sustainable Project Strategy, taking place on May 20th at AIA Los Angeles to learn about the results....
Learn about Residential Greywater with COTE AIA|LA...
AIA|LA Supports Gross-Receipts Business Tax Reform...
Gruen Associates invites applications for a Project Architect/ Manager Position...
All of us on the AIA|LA Staff extend our heartfelt wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new year. Please note that AIA Los Angeles will be closed for the holidays from Friday December 23rd thru Monday January 2nd. The office will re-open on Tuesday January 3, 2011....
AIA|LA extends heartfelt wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday season and prosperous New Year!...
With over 55 people in attendance, last Wednesday's Healthcare Committee's event on OSHPD's new electronic review process was very informative and relevant to our work...
"Our work is the outcome of three lines of inquiry that run in parallel during the design process. The first is intellectual and asks "What disciplinary questions can this work contribute to?" The second is sensorial and asks "In what ways does this work engage people?" The third is technical and asks "Where are the opportunities for ingenuity to produce novel structural, environmental and construction solutions that complement our intellectual and sensorial ambitions?" The resulting design work thus engages with multiple audiences: the academic community, an engaged public and craftspeople. This allows us to communicate our ideas through material practice."...
by Will Wright, Director of Gov. & Public Affairs...
Bring your Dad or favorite car enthusiast to enjoy an up-close look at rare and beautifully crafted automobiles over a 40 year time span, from the Model T to the 1950s hotrods, as well as some vintage farm equipment and fabulous period music. Station guiding in a few of the museum's buildings will be available on this day as well. Visitors will choose the car they consider the "Best in Show"....
New Building and Exhibit Examines the History of the Neighborhood Drugstore and Early 20th Century Pharmaceutical Industry...
McAllister Office Pavilion, A Herman Miller Dealer Since 1968, has recently been sold and all active working operations of the dealership transferred to The Sheridan Group....
HGA Architects and Engineers has been awarded the contract to design a new, $58 million Student Success Center at East Los Angeles College, located in the L.A. suburb of Monterey Park....
HMC Architects seeks Project Leader for Healthcare...
Home Matters®, the national movement focused on raising awareness and funds to make Home a reality for all, today launched two core initiatives at the Social Innovation Summit: a digital campaign and a national design challenge....
AIA Los Angeles recently touched base with our upcoming Spring 2012 Home Tours architects to discuss their inspiration for the homes, their feelings towards their completed projects and what they think about Los Angeles freeway culture! Click to read Barbara Callas, AIA, architect and owner of Cor-Ten Cottage! More......
Home Tours Q&A with architect Larry Scarpa, FAIA...
AIA Los Angeles recently touched base with spring 2012 Home Tours architect, Michael Lehrer, FAIA, designer of the Mandeville Canyon Hilltop. In the Q&A he answers questions on his inspiration in designing the home, his design guides and what he thinks about the difference between the Palisades and Brentwood....
AIA Los Angeles continues it's architect Q&A series with spring 2012 Home Tours architect, William Hefner, AIA, designer of the Chautauqua Home. In the Q&A he answers questions on his inspiration in designing the home, his design guides and what he thinks about the difference between the Palisades and Brentwood....
We continue our AIA Los Angeles Spring 2011 Home Tours architect interviews with Cory Buckner, AIA, designer of the Brentwood Residence. In this edition, she answers questions regarding the home's floorplan and offers an interesting take on the historical difference between East and West of Los Angeles. Read on to find out more....
AIA|LA caught up with our 2011 Home Tours designer, Robert Crocket, AIA. In this edition, he discusses the Mohammed Residence in Santa Monica. The Mohammed Residence's main point as a home is how easily architecture was merged with religious necessities. Please read on to discover how Crockett took into consideration his client's Muslim faith and let that influence his design of the home. This home is featured in our Spring 2011 Home Tour, "Venice=/SaMo (Venice is not Santa Monica)," taking place May 15th....
AIA|LA continues it's series of 2011 Home Tours designer interviews with Hirshberg Residence designer, Steve Kent, AIA. Click to read his thoughts on the architects personal touch, the use of photovoltaic power in homes and the difference between Venice and Santa Monica. This home is featured in our Spring 2011 Home Tour, "Venice=/SaMo (Venice is not Santa Monica)," taking place May 15th. CLICK HERE!...
Home Tours Q&A with Dorothy Measer, Assoc. AIA, of dk designhouse...
AIA Los Angeles recently touched base with spring 2011 Home Tours architect, Rick Leslie, AIA, designer of the Rustic Canyon home, 15 Latimer Road. In the Q&A he answers questions on living in the home, how the canyon influences a home's design and what he thinks about the difference between East and West of the 405... Read on to find out more....
AIA Los Angeles recently touched base with our upcoming Spring 2011 Home Tours architects to discuss their inspiration for the homes, their feelings towards their completed projects and what they think about Los Angeles freeway culture!...
We continue our AIA Los Angeles Spring 2011 Home Tours architect interviews with David Thompson, Assoc. AIA, designer of the Stonridge Residence. In this edition, he answers questions regarding original builder and offers his take on how Los Angeles is a progressive city and how the 405 freeway plays plays on the the East and the West.Read on to find out more....
Home Tours Q&A: Frank Clementi, AIA, Principal of Rios Clementi Hale Studios...
Two steps forward, four steps back! It is a dance....
Jamie Molina, AIA, tells the story of how Powerful I changed her possibilities...
Members have until January 31, 2012, to self-report any remaining HSW or HSW/SD credits from 2011. Architect HSW requirement will increase from 8 to 12 hours (out of 18 total.)...
AIA|LA has teamed up with AIA National to survey the profession to identify the issues that affect Young Architects, Emerging Professionals and Associates. The information collected will help to inform how we serve this important demographic of our membership. Everyone is welcome to participate in the survey and those that complete the survey will be eligible to win a trip to the AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) Summit20 to be held in Washington, DC on March 6-7 2012....
The ICC's 2014 Committee Action Hearings are in April. Experience cdpACCESS in action and help ensure the 2015 International Green Construction Code achieves the best in energy, water and cost efficiencies from sustainable construction....
As proud Angelenos, we're excited to partner with amazing organizations throughout Los Angeles to host an Iconathon for the L.A. River on Saturday, July 21st. This event is free and open to the public, anyone is welcome to participate - no design skills required!...
What do you get if you ask a child to design the perfect playground? Come see on October 4, when the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrates Architecture Month with a kick-off reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at which sixth graders at the Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School will show off their creative work....
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE CITY’S PROCUREMENT PROCESS ...
George Lafayette Austin Kelly III, known as Austin, passed away on April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles, California after a brief illness. He was 49 years old....
It is with great sadness that AIA Los Angeles shares news about the passing of our dear friend Maria O'Malley. Maria passed away this past Friday at the age of 59 in her home country of Sao Paulo, Brazil after a very brief battle with cancer. Maria was a longtime staff member of AIA|LA and worked at the Chapter for the better part of 15 years. Whether serving as our membership director, office coordinator or helping us put on two successful AIA National Conventions, everyone in the local architecture and design community knew and loved Maria. Callers to the AIA|LA Office were greeted by Maria's cheerful voice and if you weren't already friends with Maria before your call, you certainly were by the end of it. Her maternal nature made her a loving mentor to countless members, architecture students, ARE candidates, home tour docents and volunteers. When Maria officially left AIA|LA in 2009, she spent her remaining years in Florida as a translation and interpretation specialist. But no matter where she was, all throughout her life, Maria gave generously of her time to various charities and organizations. She always thought of others before herself and especially enjoyed sending care packages to orphans in Brazil. It goes without saying that Maria was deeply loved by her colleagues on the AIA|LA Staff as well as her friends and family from around the world and we offer our sincerest condolences to all who were touched by Maria's grace. It is fitting that a woman with such a huge heart would have been born on Valentine's Day and she will be greatly missed....
AIA|LA mourns death of Ken Lewis, AIA....
Alfred M. Kemper, AIA, died surrounded by his family on the evening of Thursday the 3rd of March after a lengthy illness. Alfred studied at the Academy of Art in Stuttgart, Germany and at the Columbia University School of Architecture. Upon moving to Los Angeles he worked for Daniel Dworsky, Martin Stern and DMJM before starting his own office in Century City....
George Pressler, FAIA, a respected leader and good friend to many of us in the healthcare design community, died in his sleep on Wednesday morning, January 4, 2012. AIA National's College of Fellows has just announced that George was among those elevated to Fellowship in the Institute, because of his notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture....
AIA Los Angeles remembers Harold Williams, FAIA, longtime member and Fellow of the Institute, who passed away on Sunday at 90 years of age....
One of our own, Jeff Averill, FAIA, LEED AP passed away this week. Jeff was the UCLA Campus Architect and served on the AIALA Board of Directors, as well as on the AIA|LA Fellows Nominating & Mentoring Committee....
In memory of Ken Liu, AIA...
AIA Los Angeles remembers Norman Millar, AIA, distinguished architect and educator. In his honor, we wanted to share some tributes from his friends and colleagues....
Oscar E. Leidenfrost, AIA, passed away on April 28 at his home in Los Angeles, after an extended illness, at the age of 80. He was a longtime member of the American Institute of Architects and served as President of the American Society of Architects and Engineers....
It is with deep sadness that AC Martin shares the news of the passing of one of our own, Patrick McDonald Martin, on January 3, 2012, at the age of 35, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. More......
AIA Los Angeles commemorates the life and work of architect, educator and longtime AIA member Paul Bailly, who passed away on February 8. A distinguished designer and scholar of architecture in Southern California, Bailly made his mark in single-family residential architecture....
Raymond L. Gaio, AIA, 78, a long-time resident of Los Angeles, California, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2017....
William Krisel, AIA, Architect, died at home at age 92....
The Prototypical American City, Los Angeles, is at a crossroads. It has grown from distant communities of missionaries and rancheros to a diverse yet separated community of suburbs, and now to an unhappily-joined community of industries and sprawl. The growth of Los Angeles as a de-centralized city has created a playground for the automobile - where no less than a six lane freeway will do, massive parking lots litter the built environment, and traffic strikes fear into anyone looking to traverse the city. It has rendered a city incapable of movement, a place where the freeway no longer allows freedom, but instead has resulted in a life informed by sigalert and strangled by traffic....
Currently, "Incendiary Traces," is looking for interested architects, designers, artists, writers, historians, theorists and activists who live in, or immigrated to Los Angeles from palm tree-dotted places, including Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Persian Gulf....
Innovative Theatres, Inc. Announces viewers choice "Best of L.A." Award. Pioneering Theater Design Firm has been selected "Best Theater and Design" company 2 years running....
Alice Kimm, FAIA, provides insight into cleantech project...
Applicant must have 5-7 years experience with the design, coordination and documentation of architectural interiors for institutional projects ranging in size and complexity, as well as experience with the design, layout and documentation of furniture systems and procurement. Experience working within a large in-house team-based structure is required....
Thank you to Interior Design Magazine for their generous donation to the Para Los Niños Architectural Mentoring Program of the KITS of IMAGINATION by Urban Conga...
Intermediate Project Architect needed at CO Architects...
Executive Editor, Interiors magazine, and West Coast Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper, to introduce Next LA Awards at 2015 Design Awards Ceremony...
"The work of Hirsuta promotes a disciplined formalism with a distinctly sensate bias. Informed by intensive research and an experimental approach, the work engages material dynamics in the production of form to create a direct appeal to the senses. Architecture's vitality requires more of its objects than mere visual presence; they must endeavor toward effervescent forms of engagement such that they nearly cling to the skin of those moving through them." - Jason Payne...
nnovation in design and architecture happens when experience is enhanced in some way, when people are moved to act differently or see the world in a new way. Keen observation skills are one of our most important assets as designers. Lasting and universal impact are most often achieve with incremental and subtle changes to existing designs....
Jerry Lomax headshot...
JOIN AIA|LA and IGNITE A SPARK IN A STUDENT’S LIFE...
Join AIA|LA and help mentor an at risk youth interested in Architecture....
Are you an architectural professional? Or just love architecture? Are you interested in sustainable living? Do you have opinions about Los Angeles' transportation issues? Let AIA Los Angeles offer you an unbeatable opportunity! Quench your interest for the above questions while also getting access to the Dwell on Design expo at the LA Convention Center....
Seeking an architect to join the Westwood Design Review Board...
The AIA Board of Directors Class of 2013 couldn’t be more excited about the emerging professionals of the future. So much so, they want to meet you at convention. Interested? You could be one of five to receive a $1,000 Fellowship to attend. The fellowship is open to AIAS Students, Associate AIAs, and AIA Young Architects....
The 2015 LACSI Nite boasted a record number of attendees and we’re making this year’s conference even bigger and better than ever. 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....
Join Vantage in an exclusive event to experience the complete Vantage solution along with one of South Bay's premier architects, Tomaro Architecture and Tomaro Design....
Esteemed architects, designers, critics and leaders in sustainability...
These acclaimed designers to surve on 2017 DA juries...
The L.U.V.E. Initiative does not seek to better our city’s democratic process...
Minarc, creators of mnmMOD awarded Honorable Mention in Services Built for the entry titled, "mnm|MOD." The jury selected winners from over 500 entries from over 25 countries....
An event filled with opportunities to learn and collaborate with peers in the construction industry--Thursday, February 23...
As part of our ongoing dialogue with Bud Ovrom, the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety, we've been asked to canvas the AIA|LA membership and solicit anecdotal perspective on the effectiveness of the LABDS Test Lab and the Los Angeles Research Report (LARR) process....
Design is evolving away from the confines of traditional design output. The focus of design is designing/thinking/feeling for experience rather than only aesthetics; we need to design for meaning and purpose rather than only form or even what appears to be obvious function. This means developing a strategy for design as opposed to operating solely from intuition, and it means that many disciplines need to be involved as "designers"...
Sponsored by Gruen Associates, LArchitecture month is 31 days to celebrate the contributions of LArchitects to Los Angeles placemaking and the global field....
BizFed needs 150 more business owners/leaders to give their opinions on what matters most to them to ensure their ongoing operations in LA County....

Enter your firm profile in our new annual magazine entitled LArchitecture!

We've created a special section to invite our members to profile their firms and a unique or notable project to highlight their expertise and capabilities.

You will get exposure to nearly 20,000 prospects the magazine will be available throughout the year!

Deadline extended to July 27, 2012, click for more details!

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2017 AIA|LA Gold Medal Winner Responds to the Honoree Q&A...
Celebrating it's thirteenth year of coordinating Legislative Day, AIA|LA caught up with its founder, former AIA|LA Board President, Michael Lehrer, FAIA and asked him a few questions about the beginnings of Legislative Day and what he thinks it has become....
Let’s Design A Healthier Los Angeles with Mayor Eric Garcetti...
LightShow/West, the only trade show and conference created for ALL West Coast specifiers of lighting products and sponsored by Southern California's leading lighting Agencies...
2017 Restaurant Design Awards Jury Announced by AIA|LA...
The Los Angeles Business Council presents the 11th annual Mayoral Housing, Transportation & Jobs Summit on October 4th at UCLA's Covel Commons....
Lucas and Mark Benjamin: A Legacy Built on Trust and Integrity...
AIA report highlights upsurge in design projects, gross square footage and net zero energy projects being represented...
Mark your calendars for happy hour on Wednesday, August 15th!...
A production company is working on the pilot episode of the Weather Channel docu-series "Built to Last." Each program will showcase several residential homes that are built to withstand the forces of nature. If you have completed examples, please send a brief description to Scott Frank in AIA National Media Relations at sfrank@aia.org ....
AIA/LA members are invited to two great events that are part of CalConExpo 2012, this August 1 and 2 at Sheraton Pasadena Hotel, 303 Cordova Street, Pasadena CA...
Los Angeles is redefining itself at a breathtaking pace. Subway extensions, TOD’s, sharrows, small-lot subdivisions, and the like are transforming this city, universally synonymous with the automobile lifestyle, into a post-suburban metropolis. Come explore with us the myth and reality of Los Angeles, the dreams and aspirations to transform it into a more vibrant, sustainable, healthy and enjoyable community in which to live, work and prosper. The transformation of Los Angeles has the potential to enliven both the natural and urban environment of one of the world’s best climates and diverse geographical regions. This newly emerging community, which reflects the fantastic mosaic of peoples that is Los Angeles, makes this place a true world city. The Urban Design Committee invites you to participate in a discussion bringing together expert knowledge and a healthy lust for debate. Please join us every second Wednesday of the month at the historic Wiltern Theatre building....
On Friday, July 24th HansonLA’s new hires and class of interns covered nearly sixteen miles of Wilshire Boulevard in what has become a rite of passage at the firm....
The husband and wife firm, comprising principals Michael Burch and Diane Wilk, is one of five American firms selected to exhibit in the Palazzo Bembo at the 13th International Venice Architectural Biennale....
Welcome 2012 off right! Renew your AIA membership and reap the benefits of our membership program! Click for more information!...
Ready to renew your membership? While renewals are due January 15 for the coming year, you may renew anytime online and have one less “to do” item to think about over the holidays! Find out more about your renewal options here....
Member and Photographer Richard Levy, AIA, 1954-2015...
Landscape architecture plays one of the most critical roles in the re-envisioning and recalibrating of public spaces. Three terms that best describe the philosophies of Mia Lehrer + Associates are designing landscapes that inspire, creating places that matter, and using technologies that sustain. We aim to bring a powerful and dynamic vision to our projects that have the possibility of changing the way we think and experience places. We also strive to understand what it takes to deal with larger scale environmental issues and planning efforts that redesign the urban landscape. Committed to community building and collaborating across several disciplines, our goal is to creatively combine design solutions and unexpected experiences into spaces that embrace cultural legacies, promote innovative materials and techniques, and allow for adaptability developing viable and flexible public facilities to support both current and future generations....
2016 AIA|LA Gold Medal Recipient talks about LA and Design ...
We believe that it is possible to create an architecture that is both practical and profound, both unique and inevitable, familiar to the body and unfamiliar to the eyes. the spaces created have the potential of being inspiring and a trigger to integrate memory and imagination, Specific projects in our diverse body of work, has taught us how to do this. The native Americans taught us how to listen with all of our senses, the Buddhists taught us how to see with a 'beginners mind', Artists taught us how to conceive with imagination, Scientists taught us how to take measure of the physical world, and Humanists taught us what the true evolutionary imperatives are....
On June 22 & June 23, we invite you to join us at the upcoming AIA|LA Design Conference to hear leading professionals discuss how design adds value by optimizing a return on investment and improving performance, while at the same time enhancing lifestyles and making places healthier and more enjoyable....
The 2017 AIA|LA Presidential Honoree Questionnaire...
Skid Row Housing Trust Executive Director Mike Alvidrez has over 25 years of experience in various aspects of affordable housing including housing development, asset management and property management and services delivery. Mike was the first Director of the nonprofit affiliate SRHT Property Management Company created in 1994, and served in that capacity for 10 years. He subsequently facilitated the transition of Skid Row Housing Trust's mission into developing permanent supportive housing, including an emphasis on integrating good design and functionality to better serve chronically homeless persons with disabilities....
Not sure if you've heard, but Moby introduced our Design Awards this past Monday night. Moby was eloquent, funny and turned out to be an even bigger architecture fan than we thought!...
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