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Academy for Emerging Professionals Roadshow: Los Angeles

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-8


Academy for Emerging Professionals Roadshow & AIA|LA EP General Body Meeting: Discussing Leadership and Advocacy in the Profession

Breakfast Hosted By: Price Architects, Inc.


The AIA California Academy for Emerging Professionals is bringing their show on the road, and the next stop is Los Angeles.

Want to learn more about career paths, mentorship, how to become a leader in your profession and your association? This free event is for you: RSVP below!

Emerging Professionals (EP’s): Associate AIA Members, students, designers, and anyone thinking about developing their leadership potential are welcome. Architects in the early stages of your career will also find this an inspiring and energizing morning.

Keynote speaker Ric. Abramson, FAIA, will present on leadership and advocacy as they pertain to Emerging Professionals, and how EPs can get involved with AIA’s 2020 Conference on Architecture here in Los Angeles.

Roadshow Agenda:
9:00–9:30AM – Breakfast/Networking
9:30–9:50AM – AIA California Introduction/Resources
9:50 –10:20AM – Keynote: Ric. Abramson, FAIA
10:20–10:30AM – AIA|LA and EP task force introduction
10:30-11:30AM – Advocacy Group Discussion
11:30-12:00PM – Closing Remarks/Reflection

Ric. Abramson, FAIA – Founder & Firm Principal, WORKPLAYS

In professional practice as a licensed practitioner for 28 years, Ric. Abramson, FAIA, established his small firm, Workplays studio*architecture, in 2003. A graduate of Cal Poly S.L.O. (B.Arch) and UCLA (M.Arch), Ric. studied architecture as a Fulbright scholar in Italy and as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.

Ric. has taught for over 18 years on the faculty at SCI-Arc and USC School of Architecture and has produced educational workshops and seminars at National AIA Conventions in San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando, including a seminar on applying sustainable design principles in small firm practice. Ric. recently completed a four-year term representing California on the AIA National Small Firm Exchange and is currently serving as our California Regional Representative on the AIA National Strategic Council in Washington DC. and Chairing AIACA’s Housing Congress.

Ric. has been an influential advocate and recognized leader on housing issues, sustainable design, and innovative infill development solutions. In 2016, in recognition for his demonstrable leadership, Ric. Abramson was elevated into the AIA College of Fellows for his transcendent achievements in professional practice, design, education, built environment policy advocacy and community service.



The Academy for Emerging Professionals is the collective voice and source for information and support regarding the career development for Emerging Professionals in the early stages of their architectural career. Everyone pursuing a career in architecture from students to recently licensed architects of 10 years or less are members of the AEP.



Capitalizing on your limitless energy and imagination, AIA|LA Emerging Professionals Task Force is a dynamic resource for people looking for support in the early stages of their architecture and design careers. Connecting young architects licensed up to ten years, people working towards licensure, and students, AIA|LA EP offers a full schedule of events including ARE preparation, mentorship, volunteer projects, and opportunities to just relax and socialize.


October 13, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-8
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