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
10.14.21
Rosecrans Baldwin, Los Angeles and Everything Now
The AIA LA Urban Design Committee invites you to join us as author Rosecrans Baldwin discusses his new book Everything NOW and shares his opinions on the origins and growth of what he calls the “City-State” of Los Angeles and the impact its urban planning has had on its residents.

PAST EVENTS
02.17.21
How Our Industry must Innovate to Survive
Tap into core shifts with a consultant and former journalist who has contributed to the Wall Street Journal and the NY Times and led Wired Magazine's global operation and organizational expansion.
05.20.21
Christopher Hawthorne Low Rise Competition Results
The competition specifically addresses density in traditionally single-family neighborhoods through the exploration of new, denser housing typologies that tackle issues of affordability, community, sustainability and wealth creation.
06.24.21
Gehry Partners & Team Present Plan for LA River
Gehry Partners, with OLIN and Geosyntec Consultants will present their work with LA County Public Works undertaking the first update of the Los Angeles River Master Plan in over 20 years. The multi-year process has involved dozens of community meetings, interactions with thousands of community members as well as a diverse Steering Committee to ensure that the plan reflects and considers the diverse interests along the river.

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

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