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AIA LA City Leaders Breakfast Reception w/ ACEC California President Kurt Yoshii

April 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT

AIA LA City Leaders Breakfast Reception w/ Kurt Yoshii, PE, GE – President, ACEC California & Principal Engineer, Ninyo & Moore

We are delighted to announce that the AIA LA City Leaders Breakfast Series will resume as a virtual “bring-your-own-coffee & breakfast” event.  For 2021, we’re aiming for 25+ receptions to showcase the numerous membership-based organizations that provide professional leadership in the A/E/C industry.

Our sixth in this series will feature the President of American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California.

Kurt Yoshii, PE, GE – President, ACEC California & Principal Engineer, Ninyo & Moore

REGISTER HERE. (Free w/ advance RSVP)

We are organizing these receptions as opportunities for the architecture & design community to hear from the leadership of numerous A/E/C organizations and the specific initiatives each organization is helping to advance.

Kurt Yoshii, PE, GE – President, ACEC California & Principal Engineer, Ninyo & Moore

Mr. Yoshii joined Ninyo & Moore in 1995 and has been involved in design and construction projects for both public and private agencies since that time. As a Principal Engineer for Ninyo & Moore, Mr. Yoshii oversees the soils and materials laboratory testing services as well as performs geotechnical investigations, including planning, field exploration, laboratory testing, geotechnical analysis and report preparation. Mr. Yoshii reviews project plans and specifications, concrete and asphalt mix designs, and provides project management and oversight for inspection and testing services, including review of field and laboratory test results and conformance to the approved project plans and specifications. He also provides supervision and technical support to project and staff engineers, geologists, field and laboratory technicians and inspectors, and performs project administration and management including cost and schedule controls.

Mr. Yoshii is an effective communicator. His strengths lie in establishing and maintaining open communication lines with his clients and effectively overseeing coordinating our in-house resources to deliver high quality and prompt services to our clients. Mr. Yoshii also provides expert witness/third party testimony for claims and litigation projects and has utilized the lessons learned from these cases to better serve Ninyo & Moore’s clients.

Additional Prospective topics and themes will include:

  • Ensuring & Maintaining Industry Relevance as an A/E/C organization
  • Economic Recovery & Environmental Resilience Initiatives (Climate Action & Infrastructure)
  • Preparing the LA-region for 2028 and Beyond (Olympics & Paralympics, etc.)
  • Workforce development and S.T.E.A.M pipeline; Access to Careers in A/E/C
  • Opportunities to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the A/E/C industry
  • Procurement Best-Practices, Alternative Project Delivery & Innovative Funding Sources

REGISTER HERE. (Free w/ advance RSVP)

Prospective list of organizations for this series (partial list):

CMAA Southern California Chapter
The Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) California Los Angeles County Chapter
Associate General Contractors of California, Los Angeles District
Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region
The National Association of Women in Construction, Los Angeles Chapter #42
Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles
International Code Council, Los Angeles Basin Chapter
California Building Officials
American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California
Southern California Development Forum
Los Angeles Headquarters Association
Westside Urban Forum
L.A. Forum for Architecture & Design
Los Angeles Business Council
Central City Association of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
The American Planning Association, Los Angeles Section
The Building Industry Association Los Angeles / Ventura Chapter
ACE West / ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE)
Asian American Architects/Engineers Association (AAa/e)
The Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Association of Environmental Contractors (AEC) – California
Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (Southern California Chapter)
American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
American Institute of Constructors (AIC)
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
Associated Schools of Construction (ASC)
Construction Employers’ Association (CEA)
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Retail Contractors Association (RCA)
Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (Southern California Chapter)


April 16, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
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