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11.03.20
AIALA Advocacy Report
From the desk of Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA

10.14.20 | VIDEO
Wrap up: AIALA Board of Directors 2021 Candidate Town Hall
Learn about candidates positions and their ideas for the Chapter.
10.20.20
AIALA Advocacy Report
From the desk of Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
10.06.20
AIALA Advocacy Report
From the desk of Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
AIALA Endorses LA County Measure J
We are endorsing a vote of YES on LA County Measure J – Budget Allocation for Alternatives to Incarceration Charter Amendment.
AIACA & AIALA Support California Prop 16
Proposition 16, if approved by the voters in November, allows state and local governments, and state universities, to enact affirmative action policies for hiring, contracting, and admission decisions.
2021 AIALA Board of Directors Election Bios & Platforms
Architect, Associate, Fellows & Emeritus Members-in-good-standing of AIA|LA are eligible to vote for one (1) Vice President/President-Elect, one (1) Secretary, two (2) Directors, and one (1) AIACA Representative.

2021 Board of Directors Ballot
Find your ballot for selecting the 2021 AIA|LA Board of Directors.

10.09.20
Food Security in the Built Environment
The JEDI Committee encourages architects and designers to connect with the The Los Angeles Food Policy Council to support their Healthy Neighborhood Market Program.
09.22.20
AIALA Advocacy Report
From the desk of Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
09.21.20
Careers by Design LA
Call to Action: AIA Los Angeles encourages architects and designers volunteer to serve as direct liaisons to Mayor Garcetti’s recently launched Careers by Design LA initiative.
09.08.20
AIALA Advocacy Report
From the desk of Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA

07.14.20
AIALA and SoCalNOMA Boards' Joint Statement
Today, through the Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCal NOMA), the profession has a new, significant, and potent tool to expand inclusion: the SoCal NOMA Diversity Equity and Inclusivity Challenge.
07.23.20
2020 AIALA Presidential Honorees Announced
Recipients are architects and professionals active in the built environment who have meaningfully influenced architecture, the urban design of the area, and the practice of the profession.
08.11.220
AIALA JEDI Committee Launches GOTV
Since 2013, the simple act of voting has been hindered and blocked in several states, as governments enact new voting requirements, purge voter rolls, close voting locations, and spread misinformation. Please join us in our efforts to “Get Out the Vote!”
08.21.20
Design For Dignity: A Summation Of Our Next Steps
The advancement of California's Project Homekey and the streamlining of funder design guidelines were among the next steps Design for Dignity participants put agreed on.
08.28.20
Angie Brooks, FAIA's, Most Impactful Project and more...
2020 AIALA Citizen Architect, Angie Brooks, FAIA, tells us about the project that she believes most contributed to the city, her alternative to a dream project, and how the location of her favorite film became an indelible part of the Los Angeles landscape.

06.02.20
George Floyd and Racial Injustice
Read the full statement from the AIA|LA Board of Directors addressing George Floyd and racial injustice.
06.05.20
A Column from Architect and Leader, R. Steven Lewis
R. Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMAC "weave[s] together the two concurrent pandemics that we are doing battle with – Covid-19 and systemic racism – into a way forward that offers a ray of hope."
06.09.20
Video: AIA|LA + SoCal NOMA's Town Hall on Racial Injustice
Hundreds of AIA|LA members, SoCAL NOMA members, students and other interested parties joined us for a critical town hall on racial injustice.
06.17.20
Nominations are Open to Be on the AIA|LA Board of Directors
Influence the field, the region, the Chapter. Be a 2021 AIA Los Angeles Board Member. Nominations close Thursday, 07.02.20
06.23.20
A Town Hall with AIA|LA and SoCal NOMA
Build a change framework at "Citizen Architect – Actions to Reach Equality and Diversity" this June 23.
06.23.20
Rebuilding Our Community Businesses
The Board of Directors invites members to support businesses, business owners, and employees operating in properties that may have been terribly damaged in early June and are in need and deserving of our individual and collective assistance.

04.06.20
Town Hall Wrap-Up: Cecilia V. Estolano
COVID19’s effect on societal and municipal functions as well as its impact on the economy are the topics of this second AIA|LA Town Hall with Cecilia V. Estolano.
04.21.20
Staff Exchange Program
Share employees; need part-time employees. Participate in the AIA|LA staff exchange program.
04.22.20
AIA|LA Advocacy Platform: An Open Call for Issue Briefs
The AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee (POC) invites all members to share ideas for Issue Brief. Briefs selected by the POC and endorsed by the AIA|LA Board will be presented to the LA City Council.
04.13.20
Town Hall #3 Wrap-UP
Catch up on National's advoacy efforts on behalf of members as related to COVID19,
05.05.20
05.05.20 AIA|LA Advocacy Report
A proposal to facilitate cleaner air in Los Angeles is among City and regional actions covered in this overview.
05.11.20
The A’20 that Wasn't: The Team that Was
Slated for Los Angeles in May, A'20, the AIA Conference on Architecture was cancelled due to COVID-19. 170+ AIA|LA members and individuals active in the built environment volunteered for and generated LA 20/20, an extensive retinue of Chapter programming for the event. These contributions do not change with A’20's cancellation. Find out who they were and what they did.

01.22.20
From the Desk of Greg Verabian, AIA
2020 AIA|LA President shares his vision for 2020 (and the future of architecture).
02.27.20
2020 Fellows Announced by AIA
Thirteen AIA Los Angeles members have been elevated to FAIA for their contributions to the profession and to society and for work of profound influence.
03.18.20
AIA|LA Members Remember Merry Norris, Hon. AIA|LA
"From the 1960s until her death Merry Norris was one of a small group of non-artists—art lovers, art patrons, art activists—who regarded art and architecture as both ingredients in a civic culture and symptoms of one."--Peter Frank
03.23.20 + UPDATES
COVID-19: Architectural Firm Resources + AIA|LA Updates
The Planning Department is continuing appointments; Steps continue to make St. Vincent Medical Center at COVID-19 patient treatment center and more.
03.31.20
Support Medical Providers and Communities
We’re connecting members and A/E/C professionals with ways to manufacture supplies and distributors as the region and world addresses COVID-19.
04.06.20
Danette Riddle, Hon. AIA|LA, Sews Masks for Nurses
We talked to Riddle about the urgency of the project which has her sewing from 3:00AM to 5:30AM, and again late at night, as well as the details of the PPEs’ design.