COMMITTEES
URBAN DESIGN COMMITTEE
PHOTO: Platform. Abramson Teiger Architects. Detail of image by Benny Chan

The Urban Design Committee (UDC) serves as an advocacy group supporting legislative initiatives and public and private investments that improve urban design in Los Angeles. The committee has monthly information meetings and initiates workshops and programs to address a variety of current urban design issues.


UPCOMING EVENTS
11.19.20
Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, on Dense-City
The presentation will explore projects and ideas from the Los Angeles architecture studio Brooks + Scarpa pertaining to urban development, cultural equity, and access to public space.

PAST EVENTS
08.27.20
Thom Mayne, FAIA, On Urban Projects
Pritzker Prize recipient Thom Mayne, FAIA, speaks live via ZOOM about Morphosis’ dynamic urban design projects. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a big thinker conversant in how cities across the globe approach urban design.
09.24.20
Christopher Hawthorne On Los Angeles Residential Development
Christopher Hawthorne , Chief Design Officer for the city of Los Angeles, will discuss the future of low-rise, infill residential architecture in Los Angeles — from the point of view of policy and community engagement as well as design — and a related competition the Mayor’s Office will be launching this fall.
10.22.20
Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMAC, on Destination Crenshaw and More
Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMAC, leads this fascinating session featuring Destination Crenshaw designed by Perkins and Will, a vibrant example of how we can celebrate Black LA.

Bring your ideas on how urban design and your practice can meet the needs of communities of color and specifically Black communities.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CHAIR
Tony Pleskow,
AIA
VICE CHAIR
Mario Cipresso, AIA
PAST CHAIR
Alex Anamos, AIA
STAFF LIAISON
Tibby Rothman, Hon. AIA|LA

CREDITS
PHOTO: Banner: Platform. Abramson Teiger Architects. Detail of image by Benny Chan