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Roundtable w/ City of LA’s Deborah Weintraub & Steven Fierce

May 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT

AIA LA GO! roundtable discussion w/ Leadership of City of LA Bureau of Engineering = Deborah J. Weintraub, AIA & Steven Fierce, AIA

This is a virtual meeting. Please register below to receive the Zoom link.

As a follow up to our annual Legislative Day At City Hall, AIA LA is organizing an opportunity to connect directly with Deborah J. Weintraub, AIA, LEED AP – Architect & Chief Deputy City Engineer, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles and Steven Fierce, AIA – Principal Architect, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles

This virtual meeting will serve as a forum to discuss the following:

– How to streamline ADU permitting and construction
– How to streamline multi-family affordable housing permitting and construction (see attached Council motion)
– Anticipated consultant work for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1, 2021
– Priorities from the AIA Los Angeles


Deborah J. Weintraub, AIA, LEED APArchitect & Chief Deputy City Engineer, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles

Deborah is the Chief Deputy City Engineer for the Bureau of Engineering, and the highest-ranking architect for the City of Los Angeles. She provides design and management leadership for an integrated architecture and engineering organization of approximately 800 people, with approximately 400 active projects totaling $4 billion. The projects in her current portfolio include homeless facilities, various Los Angeles River projects, a master plan for a decommissioned urban reservoir, cultural facilities such as public theaters, historic restorations such as the Hollyhock House complex, transportation facilities, a plan to reconfigure the Hollywood Walk of Fame, recreational buildings, pools, parks, general office facilities, City maintenance yards, Police and Fire department facilities, and pedestrian and vehicular bridges.

Deborah has served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in Los Angeles, as the Chair of the AIA LA Committee on the Environment, has been a southern California representative to the AIA California Council, and was a founding committee member of the US Green Building Council chapter in Los Angeles. Currently she is chair of the Scientific Committee for the Nature, Art and Habitat Residency, and a Board member of the Heidi Duckler Dance Theater in Los Angeles.

In 2019 Deborah received the inaugural Citizen Architect award from the AIA/LA for her work promoting the integration of community-serving design thinking into City projects at all scales.

Steven Fierce, AIA – Principal Architect, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles

As of January 2020, Steven Fierce, AIA is the Principal Architect for the Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles. He is a native Californian with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1992 from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. In 2002 Steven co-founded TFO Architecture with William Taylor, FAIA, a firm based in Los Angeles with commissions both nationally and internationally. Steven’s work has been recognized in publications such as Retail Therapy, LA Architect and Architectural Record, and it has received design awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Los Angeles Business Council, ENR, and California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing. Steven has been the responsible Designer-in-Charge and Architect-of-Record for well over a hundred built projects. He has completed commissions from a wide range of clients that include Disney Imagineering, Disney Resorts, Redbull, Nienver International, Roll Global, Macerich, The Ratkovich Co., the Port of Los Angeles, LAUSD, and the GSA. He has also successfully built projects with associated architects such as HKS for the Victory Media Network in Dallas Texas, and the Santa Monica Parking Garages with Brooks+Scarpa, formerly Pugh+Scarpa.

His diverse background in the practice of architecture ranges from residential, to interior renovations, historic preservation, furniture design, large scale commercial, mixed-use, retail, civic, institutional, master planning, and educational projects.


For more information about AIA LA GO!, the AIA LA Government Outreach Committee, please CLICK HERE.


May 6, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am PDT
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