The plan was: A’20
+ 20,000+ architects, designers, engineers, constructors, architectural aficionados and celebrities in Los Angeles for three days of keynote speakers, back-to-back seminars, meaningful conversations regarding the profession, networking opportunities, and drinks—simple, old-fashioned human contact.

+ 300 tours to celebrate the fantastic architecture of our city.

+ 20 special events offering entertainment within iconic sites (the Schindler House, the homes of Neutra and Eames to mention a few) with exclusive cocktail receptions, dinners and a one-of-a kind film screening outside, on the lawn of the Eames House–after all, this is Hollywood.

+ a “Smart City” experience with a model of Los Angeles that activated AR and featured the layers composing our new, more sustainable metropolis would have engaged members on the conference floor.

It was, and then as you all know: it wasn’t.

And yet, there is still so much to celebrate about A’20, there is still much that was:

There was the extraordinary support of the stellar Los Angeles architectural community.

We, your local AIA Chapter, asked for help in organizing an unforgettable time for attendees: you (170 stellar AIA members and individuals committed to the built environment) contributed time, resources, experience and ingenuity in creating unforgettable tours, events, logistics, and communications.

Like many of you, we are deeply disappointed that A’20 didn’t come to fruition, but its cancellation can’t change the fact that we were allowed to work with so many of you and to be enriched by your ideas and time.

As staff, we continually are in awe of what Los Angeles members achieve in terms of design, practice and education. Working with committees, we benefit from learning from and serving membership. Producing the framework for A’20 with the vast Los Angeles architectural community allowed us to recognize once again how fortunate those who collaborate with you in the workplace are.

On behalf of the AIA|LA Board of Directors, and the AIA|LA Staff, thank you to all of you who embraced the conference and sponsored the Chapter. We are grateful and deeply touched by your generous support.


Martha Welborne, FAIA – HR&A Advisors
Mike Enomoto, FAIA – Gruen Associates
Scott Hunter, FAIA – HKS Architects


Andrea Cohen Gehring, FAIA
Ann Gray, FAIA – Gray Real Estate Advisors
Carl Meyer, FAIA
Chester Widom, FAIA
Christopher C. Martin, FAIA – AC Martin
Debra Gerod, FAIA, LEED AP – Gruen Associates
Doug Teiger, AIA – Douglas Teiger Consulting
Hsinming Fung, FAIA – Mithun | Hodgetts + Fung
John Dale, FAIA – HED
John Kaliski, AIA – John Kaliski Architects
Kate Diamond, FAIA, LEED AP – HDR
Michael Hricak, FAIA – Michael Hricak Architects
Michael Lehrer, FAIA – Lehrer Architects LA
Nick Seierup, FAIA – Perkins&Will
Peter Devereaux, FAIA – HED
Rob Jernigan, FAIA – Gensler
Robert G. Hale, Jr., FAIA – RCH Studios
Robert Newsom, FAIA – AC Martin Partners, Inc
Ronald Altoon, FAIA – Altoon Strategic
Scott Johnson, FAIA – Johnson Fain
Tania Van Herle, AIA – HED
Ted Hyman, FAIA – ZGF
Virginia Tanzmann, FAIA, LEED AP
William H. Fain, Jr., FAIA – Johnson Fain


Executive Co-Chairs, PR + Marketing and Identity
Craig Hamilton, FAIA – CannonDesign
Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA – Taylor & Company
Greg Verabian, AIA – HKS Architects

Kristi Hsiao, Assoc. AIA – HKS
Steve Chang, Affiliate AIA|LA – Gensler

Michelle Carroll – CannonDesign
Jon Sansom, Affiliate AIA|LA – Morley Construction Company
Noel Fedosh, AIA, LEED AP – LUNO Architecture + Interiors
Siyun Oh – Gensler
Adam Ramirez, Affiliate AIA|LA – Perkins Eastman



Committee – PR + Marketing
Angela Bankston – Johnson Fain
Bee Rarewala – HED
Ethan Coverstone, Assoc. AIA – Relativity Architects
Ethel G. Rubio, Assoc. AIA – Ethel G. Rubio, Assoc. AIA
Gisela Salazar – Hanson LA Architecture
LaTonya Whitfield-Horhn, AIA, LEED AP – CannonDesign
Mila Salahuddin, Affiliate AIA|LA
Sarah Beach – HGA
Maura Schafer – KTGY
Katherine “Kat” English – UCLA Architecture and Urban Design


Executive Chair
Chris Warren, AIA – WORD (Warren Office for Research and Design)

Alea Ford – Taylor and Co.
Fenty Hall, AIA – RBB Architects Inc.
Kristine Edinchikyan, Assoc. AIA – Frederick Fisher + Partners
Michael Dannenberg – Vantage Technology Consulting Group
Sherry Hoffman – March Studio
Todd Erlandson, AIA, LEED AP – March Studio
Julie Smith Clementi, AIA – smith-clementi
Yen Vo, Assoc. AIA – Perkins Eastman

Frank Clementi, FAIA – smith-clementi


Executive Co-Chairs
Leslie Young, Assoc. AIA – STIR Architecture
Tania Van Herle, AIA – HED

Alex Phi – Gensler
Capm Petersen – Verses
Chaoqun Chen – HED
Christopher Andras, Assoc. AIA – Walt Disney Imagineering
Chris Kiser – Kilograph
Derek Raymond – Kilograph
Drew Bourneuf – Kilograph
Gabriel Rene – Verses
Lori Summers, AIA – KTGY Architecture & Planning
Mark Langrehr – KoningEizenberg
Megan Lubaszka – Gensler
Michael Dannenberg – Vantage Technology Consulting Group
Quinn Le – Taylor & Company
Runze Zhang – KiloGraph
Sarah Vande Kamp – Kilograph
Steven Swanson – Verses
Samantha Leach, AIA – Frederick Fisher & Partners
Taryn Rickard – KiloGraph
Yohan Baillot – ARCortex Inc

Frank Clementi, FAIA – smith-clementi


Ted Hyman, FAIA – ZGF Architects
Paul Zajfen, FAIA – CO Architects

Dan Nickerson – United Interiors
Daphany Shen, Assoc. AIA
David T Phung, Assoc. AIA – Gruen Associates
Ethan Coverstone, Assoc. AIA – Relativity Architects
Felicia Martin, AIA – NAC Architecture
Gisela Salazar – HansonLA
Jodie Mendelson, AIA – Cumming Corporation
Joey Ali – CallisonRTKL
Lani Lee, AIA – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Sigita Moran – Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
Tannar Whitney, AIA – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill


Barbara Bouza, FAIA – Gensler
Deena Weiner-Widran, AIA – Degenkolb Engineers
Jesse Duker – DLR Group
Nerin Kadribegovic, AIA – Lehrer Architects LA
Wade Killefer, FAIA – KFA Architecture

Alex Phi – Gensler
Bahar Afshar – Gensler
Chaoqun Chen – HED
Dana Smith – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Dean Larkin, AIA – Dean Larkin Design
Erik Alden, AIA – Wolcott Architecture
Erik Narhi, AIA – BuroHappold
Hannah Brooks – Watry Design, Inc.
Helle Hodjat – Gensler
Ivy Cook, Affiliate AIA|LA – FLL Consulting
Jennifer Crawford – Syska Hennessy Group
Joey Ali – CallisonRTKL
Keith Collins, Assoc. AIA – Gensler
Kirsten Kim – GJK Law Group
Lily Bergmann – Bespoke Careers
Megan Lubaszka – Gensler
Nitin Narang, Assoc. AIA – GL Planning & Design, Inc.
Pooja Bhagat, AIA – Abode Communities | Architecture
Rona Behar Karp, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP – Bespoke Careers
Rosa Muniz – Gensler
Tonya Dooley, Affiliate AIA|LA – Corgan


Executive Co-Chairs
Michael Lehrer, FAIA – Lehrer Architects LA
Alice Kimm, FAIA – JFAK
Mark Gangi, FAIA – Gangi Architects


Allyne Winderman, FAIA – Cal Poly Pomona
Craig Hamilton, FAIA – Cannon Design
Drake Dillard, AIA – Perkins&Will
Isabelle Duvivier, FAIA – Duvivier Architects
Krista Becker, FAIA

Alex MikoLevine, AIA – NAC Architecture
Andrea Urmanita, AIA – KFA Architecture
Anne Zimmerman, AIA – AZ Architecture Studio
Brent Miller, AIA – HED
Carissa Shrock Oyedele, AIA – Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Christy Wolfe – Abramson Architects
Cheryl Morgan – Westcoat Specialty Coating
Christopher Andras, Assoc. AIA – Walt Disney Imagineering
Dawn Hicks, Assoc. AIA – Venice Community Housing
Daphany Shen, Assoc. AIA
David Jacobson, AIA- Nadel Architects
Dawn Dyer, Assoc. AIA – Studio MLA
Eletrice Harris – State of California
Elise McCurley, AIA – NAC Architecture
Gregory K. Williams – Mass Architecture & Design
Guelsah Cavdarli – Abramson Architects
Heidi Simonian – Taylor & Company
Jeanette Fabry, AIA – Gensler
Joel Chappo, AIA – Omgivning
Karina Contreras – RADAR, Inc.
Karla Grijalva, AIA – NAC Architecture
Kathy Pray, Affiliate AIA|LA – PBS Engineering
Katie Carley, Assoc. AIA – HGA
Kevin Conway, AIA – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Kristi Litton, Affiliate AIA|LA – Perkins Eastman
Kristyn Cosgrove, AIA – KFA Architecture
Lisa Fay Matthiessen, FAIA – HGA
Mallory Cabading, Affiliate AIA|LA – Westcoat Specialty Coating
Man-Yan Lam – RADAR, Inc.
Michael Franklin Ross, FAIA – MFR Consulting Architects
Michael Miller, AIA – Steinberg Hart
Monica Rodriguez, AIA – KFA Architecture
Parini Mehta, AIA – CO Architects
Roland Wiley, AIA – RAW International
Sean Kim, Affiliate AIA|LA – Corgan
Sejal Sonani, AIA – HLW International
Simone Barth Auster, Assoc. AIA – Omgivning
Tahmores Zandi, AIA – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Tonya Dooley, Affiliate AIA|LA – Corgan

Shelly Kappe, Hon. AIA|LA
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, FAIA – Woodbury School of Architecture


Drake Dillard, AIA – Perkins+Will
Travis Frankel, AIA – AECOM

Andrea Urmanita, AIA -KFA Architecture
Ellen Wright, AIA – Los Angeles World Airports
Karina Contreras – Radar Inc.
Vince Marchbanks – Perkins&Will

Ellen Wright, AIA – City of Los Angeles – Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
Hector Puga, Assoc. AIA – USC Office of Real Estate & Asset Management
Danette Riddle, Hon. AIA|LA – AECOM


Chava Danielson, AIA – DSH Architecture
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, FAIA – Woodbury School of Architecture

Alessandra Del Rio, AIA – Shubin Donaldson
Carissa Shrock Oyedele, AIA – Moore Ruble Yudell
James Juarez – Taylor & Company
Michael Franklin Ross, FAIA – MFR Consulting Architects
Rachel Martinelli, Assoc. AIA – HKS Architects

Craig Hamilton, FAIA – Cannon Design