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UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS...
ARE PROGRAMS 5/30, 6/13, 6/27
On the road to licensure? Register for an upcoming workshop. See all the spring lectures HERE.
SAVE THE DATE! CHAPTER PROGRAM 6/25
MODERNISM IN HISTORIC CONTEXTS
Featured speaker will be Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA of Lehrer Architects who will discuss his work on Cal Tech's Keck Institute for Space Studies and more. Registration to open soon.
SAVE THE DATE! CHAPTER PROGRAM 7/22
AN EVENING WITH EHRLICH ARCHITECTS "From House to Courthouse"
Honored with the AIA National Firm Award in 2015, Ehrlich Architects is a versatile practice that has earned an international reputation for design excellence and an exemplary professional culture. Founded in 1979 as a tiny residential studio, the Los Angeles-based firm is a 40 member team that has mastered building types ranging in scale from houses to courthouses, including libraries, university centers, corporate and government facilities. Ehrlich Architects has been recognized with more than 150 awards including nine national AIA awards, and the title of AIA California Council Firm of the Year in 2003.
SAVE THE DATE! DESIGN AWARDS GALA 9/24
It's time to start thinking about your work and designs because registration for the 2015 Design Awards will open soon. Until we have more details, be sure to save the date for the Gala in September!
SAVE THE DATE! CSI-AIA FALL CLASSIC ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT 10/9
Mark your calendar for this fun event taking place at Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry. Join us on the green or at the evening BBQ. Details to come...
COMMUNITY EVENTS & NEWS...
Community Meetings / Planning & Community Development
As City Council and the Planning Department wrestle with questions of residential architecture and gaps in the zoning code, we encourage our members to participate in the dialog. The outcome of the City's current study of Neighborhood Compatibility Code Revision will impact us all, including the generations to follow. Download meeting schedule
Several additional Public Meetings about the Compatibility Study have been added in May and June:
Wednesday, May 20; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Jefferson Elementary Auditorium
Thursday, May 21, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Armenian General Benevolent Union
Thursday, June 11, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Westridge Braun Center
SR-710 North Study Environmental Document
The draft document is here! It identifies the potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures for each alternative. Learn more
See the Draft EIR/EIS
See the 2015 Environmental Report Card for LA County; learn about upcoming community events for Great Streets LA / "Hello Northridge" and Do Good Bus and more... See it HERE
DWELL MIDTOWN & EAST SIDE HOME TOUR 5/31
Join us on this self-driven tour through Los Angeles' Midtown and East Side areas, spanning from L.A.'s storied Hancock Park to historic Pasadena. This isn't a part of L.A. that many tourists get to see. Featured are two stunning homes designed by the chapter's very own Doug Ewing!!!
Self-drive or carpooling means you can set your own pace—perfect for a sunny Sunday. The homes are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stay tuned for more Midtown and East Side homes! Info/Register
THE RISE: Building Downtown LA 5/31
AWA+D's annual event symposium is just over 3 weeks away, so grab your tickets fast for this star-studded panel discussion and private reception. Held on the main stage of the Dwell on Design show, the event will explore the collective vision, progress, hurdles and potentials for Downtown LA’s renaissance. Panelists include Peter Zellner, Gee-ghid Tse and Tarrah Beebe; moderated by Frances Anderton of KCRW's "DnA." Info/Register
DWELL ON DESIGN LA 5/29-31
Dwell on Design Los Angeles, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center May 29-31, 2015. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 250+ speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design Los Angeles is America’s largest design event. Info
CICLAVIA - PASADENA 5/31
Pasadena has played host to parades, bike races and music festivals, and for the first time is opening its streets to the largest car-free open streets event in America. CicLAvia – Pasadena Presented by Metro takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. The city will lend its own charm and flair to CicLAvia as participants travel along Colorado Boulevard, and down side streets to parks and historic architecture using foot, pedal and non-motorized wheel power. Go Metro to CicLAvia, the event route will connect to the Memorial and Del Mar the Metro Gold Line Stations enabling participants to have a car-free or car-lite day. Info
USC SUMMER COURSE FUNDAMENTALS OF HERITAGE CONSERVATION 7/14-8/1
This intensive three-week program introduces the principles and practice of historic preservation/heritage conservation in the United States and abroad. Classes are taught by noted experts from Southern California and can be taken as individual topic seminars or as a comprehensive series. For more information or to enroll, go HERE or email Holly Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org
HARVARD GSD EXECUTIVE PROGRAM 7/15-17
In its 5th year this course is both an AIA Accredited, AICP/ CM Accredited and LA/ CES Accredited course and satisfies the RICS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) annual requirement. A certificate of completion will be issued by Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s Executive Education to those undertaking the Program in Integrated Project Management. Learn more HERE
AIA COLLOQUIUM TALIESEN WEST 10/9-10
Whole‐Building Life Cycle Assessment: New Conversations in Holistic Sustainability & Preservation
In 2015 there are new forces at play. Ed Mazria illuminated the next generation of the 2030 Challenge: the 2050 Roadmap. The central shift expands the program for sustainable architecture beyond operational energy performance to include holistic energy and environmental impacts by addressing full life‐cycle of buildings and the broader building sector. 2015 is witnessing the launch of more holistic study of building materials. More...
The program opens with an outdoor desert terrace reception followed by the keynote lecture on Friday evening, October 9, 2015, followed by the night lights tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. The program continues with presentations by speakers on Saturday morning, October 11, 2015. After lunch (included), attendees will meet in topical break‐out sessions for discussion. Discussion groups will report back in assembly to close the day. Earn up to 8 CES/LUs!