Architects in Action: Advocacy & Impact at AIA|LA Legislative Day(s) at City Hall

Architects in Action: Advocacy & Impact at AIA|LA Legislative Day(s) at City Hall

A Personal Perspective from Anthony Bennett, AIA, NCARB – The Tony Bennett Project

The 2023 AIA|LA Legislative Day(s) was a huge success in my opinion. There is a collaborative need for City Officials, Developers, Architects, and those in between to connect and discuss ideas, goals, and initiatives. I feel these meetings humanize the bureaucracy, red tape and hurdles many of us have experienced when interacting with the City of Los Angeles. It gives us Architects a voice and stake in the developmental processes from state bills, city planning, land development, grants, and numerous programs provided by the City of Los Angeles. And on a personal level, it allows me to give back to the cities and community I grew up with.

About Anthony Bennett, AIA, NCARB – The Tony Bennett Project:

Anthony Bennett, the owner of The Tony Bennett Project, is a seasoned architect with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. A proud graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Anthony has honed his skills through diverse roles in prominent organizations, leaving an indelible mark on the architectural landscape.

Having contributed significantly to arc Design, Group KB Home, and Bassenian Lagoni Architects, Anthony’s expertise extends across the spectrum of residential and commercial projects. His proficiency in managing residential endeavors for industry giants like Toll Brothers, Shea Home, Brookfield Residential, and D.R. Horton attests to his keen understanding of the intricacies involved in creating distinctive living spaces. Anthony has also lent his architectural prowess to commercial projects for esteemed clients such as Hyatt and Southern California Edison, showcasing his versatility in the field.

A proud member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Anthony is dedicated to promoting diversity and excellence within the architectural community. His commitment to professional standards is underscored by his certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and licensure in Nevada.

Beyond the drawing board, Anthony finds joy and inspiration in the great outdoors. An avid surfer, he navigates the waves with the same precision and passion that defines his architectural work. This love for both his profession and the natural world is reflected in The Tony Bennett Project’s ethos, where creativity, expertise, and a connection to nature converge to create truly remarkable spaces.