This Spring 2022, AIA Los Angeles started hosting series of candid discussions with the leading Mayoral Candidates for the City of Los Angeles. The series of forums will serve as an opportunity for the A+D community and general public to learn more about each candidate’s vision for the city.

AIALA will be asking candidates questions centered on their vision for a great city and their specific implementation strategies for how to most effectively address the ongoing challenges of housing, climate, and racial equality crisis.

Great cities serve all their people and require visionary institutions, beautiful streets and civic spaces, and robust political leadership.

Our next mayor must have great ambition matched with acute technical knowledge of how our city works in order to govern Los Angeles as the world class city transforms effectively. Who will our next mayor be?

Upcoming Forums
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Tuesday, April 12 – Kevin de León – Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Monday, April 25 – Mike Feuer – City Attorney, City of Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 27 – Joe Buscaino – Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Wednesday, May 4 – Craig Greiwe – Former Chief Strategy Officer of Rogers & Cowan/PMK, Mel Wilson – Business Leader & Housing Advocate and Ramit Varma – Co-founder, Revolution Prep

Monday, May 9 – Karen Bass – Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives 

Monday, May 16 – Gina Viola & Ramit Varma

Thursday, May 26 – Rick Caruso, Businessman


The AIA|LA organizes interactive forums that serve as opportunities for AIA members and civic leaders to take deep-dive discussions into policies and initiatives that capture the passion and leadership of the architecture profession.  These roundtable programs are organized on an as-needed basis.