CHAPTER NEWS DECEMBER '14 NEWSLETTER
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THANK YOU AC MARTIN!
EXOTIC TECHNOLOGY. STRUCTURE & MODELING
(L-R: Tammy Jow, Farzin Torbati, Mitch Sawasy, Chris King, Chris Martin, David Martin)
This was an outstanding presentation. The Wilshire Grand Center is a project of breathtaking design and details. All we can say is, "Wow!" Thanks to the folks from AC Martin Partners for their time. Also, thanks to Parsons for their continued support of the chapter. See you at the next event.
UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS...
FRIDAY FORUM 4/3
THE CHANGING FORM OF NEIGHBORHOODS
Recent trends in single family residential development throughout numerous neighborhoods within the AIA PF service territory have reached a boiling point. As architects and members of the AIA, we have an opportunity to explore the issues underlying these trends, and put ourselves in a position to mediate conflicts, offer advice and wisdom from our unique professional perspective, and serve as trusted advisors to policy-makers and the affected communities. Come join the discussion and discover ways that you can get involved and make a positive impact on this potentially divisive phenomenon.
LUNCH & LEARN 4/10
Presentation by AQUEL Inc., a Santa Barbara based sustainable water treatment company with patented water saving and water sensor technologies adopted by UCSB and other high profile LEED, custom and green building projects. Come earn an easy LU!
WALLACE NEFF HOME TOUR 4/18
Mark your calendar for 10am-noon. More details to come..
CHAPTER PROGRAM 4/22
KATE DIAMOND, FAIA OF HDR INC.
Attend this presentation with Kate Diamond who oversees HDR's design for civic, science and technology, and academic projects, as well as recruit employees, mentor teams, and focus on career development in the firm. She also partners with HDR's engineering practice to focus on the delivery of sustainable infrastructure.
SAVE THE DATE! MAYOR BOGAARD APPRECIATION DAY 4/25
You are invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard and his wife, Claire, for a casual afternoon of music, art, children's activities, food trucks and more in celebration of his 16 years of service as our first citywide elected Mayor. Share your personal reflections of "Moments with the Mayor" in letters or notes. Learn more
SAVE THE DATE! CHAPTER PROGRAM 7/22
AN EVENING WITH STEVEN EHRLICH, FAIA
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.
SR-710 North Study Environmental Document
The draft document is here! It identifies the potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures for each alternative. Community members will have 90 days to review and provide comments. Please know Caltrans will conduct two public hearings during the 90-day review period. Learn more
See the Draft EIR/EIS
Public Hearings: Saturday, April 11 @ East LA College and Tuesday, April 14 @ Pasadena Convention Ctr.
EVENTS OF INTEREST...
explore Designers & Books Online Book Fair
Check out Designers & Books Online Book Fair. This program allows the members of our community to receive special discounts on books about architecture, art, design, and photography released by important publishers in these fields. New publishers and books will be added to the site each month. Please use partner code 14BCXAB when checking out in order to receive special discounts!
SPRING HOME TOUR & LECTURE 3/23 + 3/29
A RETURN TO AUTHENTICITY
Join Pasadena Heritage for our 2015 Spring Home Tour, Spectacular Spanish! The tour will feature notable homes in Pasadena and La Canada from the 1920s and 30s, the peak of popularity in Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in Southern California. Docents will lead tours showcasing each house. Info/tickets
WOODBURY UNIVERSITY MEET THE DESIGN FIRMS 3/31
The Meet the Design Firms event is for careers in architecture and interior architecture. We aim to bring our students together with firms that are seeking interns and new graduates, while providing an opportunity for students to meet with firms that represent a diverse cross-section of practices. This is an exciting dialogue about practice for our students and professionals alike.Firms are encouraged to register for a table. Students are encouraged to attend and to meet the professionals! Info
ULI URBAN MARKETPLACE 4/2
Join us for Urban Marketplace 2015—a unique half-day event that brings together the people who are a part of revitalizing Los Angeles today. The event will feature an exclusive keynote panel, followed by 20+ interactive roundtables led by industry leaders discussing topics that range from the next emerging markets to affordable housing, financing tools and innovative case studies. Senior staff from local cities will be on-hand to share infill development opportunities in their communities. Info
GREEN CALIFORNIA SUMMIT 4/7-8
Coming up soon in Sacramento are a couple of the educational seminars being offered at the Green California Summit this year. Several of these seminars have a focus on Zero Net Energy buildings, as well as on the updated Prop 39 guidelines. Additionally, many of the seminars are offering AIA credits as well as ICC credits. Info
FORM-BASED CODES AND REAL WORLD APPLICATION 4/8
Three experts, Stefanos Polyzoides, Tony Perez, and Juan Gomez Novy, will demonstrate how current zoning codes ignore the diverse and specific physical character of different parts of our city and how the principles of Form-based Codes address these urban form issues. The presentations will also illustrate how existing zoning codes are translated into form-based ones and what enforcement looks like. Time will also be allotted for questions and answers. Info/registration
CALPOLY POMONA ENV CAREER FAIR 4/16
It's time for the annual ENV Career Day! ENV Career Day 2015 is presented by the College of Environmental Design and the ENV student organizations to provide a great opportunity to showcase firms and to have them network with the talented students that attend the school. The ENV Career Fair will be open to +1000 ENV students and professionals will have an opportunity to meet students in a more intimate setting during the interviews. We hope that you will be able to participate in this year's ENV Career Fair. Info/Firm Registration
MOVE LA'S 7TH ANNUAL TRANSPORTATION CONVERSATION 4/22
Meeting will be @ Union Station! Move LA’s mission is to build a broad constituency that will advocate for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean, and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County and champion strategies to accelerate its implementation. Move LA champions policies to ensure that there are prosperous and healthy neighborhoods around stations where people of all ages and incomes can live, work and thrive. Info
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