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Urban Design Review Session 4.7.20

April 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-8


The 2020 AIA|LA and LACP Urban Design Review Sessions


Architects & designers passionate about improving the design quality of newly proposed projects throughout the City of Los Angeles are encouraged to participate in the AIA|LA & Los Angeles City Planning (LACP) Professional Volunteer Program (PVP).

Please RSVP below and send confirmation to Will Wright, will@aialosangeles.org.  Confirmed dates for 2020 and comprehensive details about the program can be found below.


In 2020, we will be coordinating twenty-four urban design review sessions, which will serve as opportunities for leading design talent to help the Los Angles City Planning’s Urban Design Studio critically review upcoming projects throughout the City.  TO PREPARE:  The following resources are helpful to review in advance to become more familiar with the Urban Design Studio’s three design approaches. 

The review sessions will will enable a rotating pool of architects and designers the opportunity to provide insightful and critical design feedback on pending projects that will be reviewed by the Planning Commission. As a volunteer, you will help educate planning staff on urban design issues and complex urban typologies and you will have the chance to provide project specific urban design advice for planning staff’s consideration.

If you are interested in participating in two or three of the following upcoming urban design review sessions, then please contact Will Wright to receive additional information.  
Please note:   We’re involving a rotating pool of architect volunteers, with sensitivity to the value of your time – so therefore, you are encouraged to RSVP and attend at most only two or three sessions during any given calendar year.  This will ensure more space to accommodate as many volunteers as possible since each session accommodates a limited capacity.

The following resources may be helpful for a project when looking for design solutions to align a project with the Studio’s three design approaches. 

The design review sessions are held at LA City Hall (Room 501) on the first and third Tuesday of each month (10am – 12pm)  = see exact dates below.

January 21
February 4
February 18
March 3
March 17
April 7
April 21
May 5
May 19
June 2
June 16
July 7
July 21
August 4
August 18
September 1
September 15
October 6
October 20
November 3
November 17
December 1
December 15


Los Angeles City Hall
Department of City Planning
 – Conference Room 501
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please ride METRO if you can.  Otherwise, $6 parking is available on Los Angeles Street between 2nd and 3rd.  City Hall, unfortunately, is unable to validate.

PVP discussions provide an opportunity for an open discussion with the notion that the information is to remain confidential and not shared in any other public or private forums. Anonymity shall be maintained by all PVP participants at all times.


April 7, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-8
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Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Department of City Planning
Department of City Planning