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Arch Tour Fest 12:15PM: City Hall East

November 18, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm PST

$30.00 – $45.00

Photo Credit: Randall Howard

Arch Tour Fest: City Hall East (formerly The Santa Monica City Services Building) | 12:15PM

This tour is SOLD OUT

This is an in-person tour. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. Please read and check the agreement and safety boxes in the registration. Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Tickets are non-transferable.

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Arch Tour Fest is presented by LG | Business Solutions

CES Learning Units: 1 LU

City Hall East (formerly The Santa Monica City Services Building) is a globally inspiring facility that reflects the community’s commitment to sustainability and sets an example for the future of all built environments. The building achieved Living Building Challenge certification as one of the most sustainable public buildings in the country. This is the first building in California to be granted the right to convert rain-to-potable water on site, and the first in the United States to use more than a dozen composting toilets, and is the first municipal building of its size and density in the world to meet these goals.

Architecture Firm: Frederick Fisher and Partners
Owner: City of Santa Monica
Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie
MEP, Sustainability: BuroHappold Engineering
Structural Engineer: John A Martin Associates
Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape Architects

Tour Led By:

Joseph Coriaty, FAIA, Managing Partner, Frederick Fisher and Partners
Joseph Coriaty, FAIA is a vibrant and passionate champion of architecture as a process of making. After nearly three decades with FF&P, Joe maintains a strict adherence to clients’ budget and schedule expectations. He has a lightning-quick ability to distill and articulate big ideas, yet is keenly sensitive to the intricacies of design and construction. As Managing Partner, he takes a personal interest in making sure that our projects are as practical and efficient as they are beautiful and engaging. Joe received his Bachelor of Science and Architecture from the University of Detroit and his Master of Architecture from USC.


Julian Parsley, PE, LEED® AP, Principal, Buro Happold
Julian Parsley is a principal in Buro Happold’s Los Angeles office. Julian has seventeen years of experience delivering highly sustainable, zero net energy and low water design solutions on a wide range of LEED Gold and Platinum projects. Julian led the engineering and sustainability from concept through hand-over on the Santa Monica City Hall East which has achieved Living Building Ready certification, the first step to full certification. Julian is a leader in water efficiency and analysis and has implemented dual plumbing, gray water and storm water recycling across numerous projects. Most recently Julian led the permitting efforts for composting toilets and rainwater to potable systems on the Santa Monica City Hall East Living Building Challenge project. Julian’s experience with energy modeling, sustainability and engineering focuses early design efforts on building envelop and passive design strategies. He has extensive experience with natural ventilation and has deployed innovative air quality monitoring and dynamic responses to optimize air quality.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn about commitment to environmentally conscious and sustainable design.
2. Participants will learn about Adaptability/Openness.
3. Participants will learn about how to reduce wastefulness.
4. Participants will learn about improving life through architecture.


November 18, 2021
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm PST
$30.00 – $45.00
Event Category:


AIA|LA Commitee On The Environment (COTE)


City Hall East
1685 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
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