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UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS...
SOCIAL + MIXER 10/30
It's Halloween eve! Get into the fall season and start your weekend early with friends -- and some wine.
TOUR TIME THURSDAY 11/6
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY NEW EDUCATION & VISITOR CENTER
Join us for a very special afternoon as we tour the Education & Visitor Center again before its projected completion sometime in spring 2015. Space is limited!
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING 11/13
Join us at the historic Gamble House! Meet the 2014 and 2015 Board of Directors. Come mix, mingle and enjoy wine & cheese as we review this year and plan for the New Year.
FRIDAY FORUM 11/21
A Discussion of the Design Commission’s Basis of Review for the City of Pasadena
The Design Commission reviews projects for the purpose of safeguarding and enhancing the visual aesthetic character, diversity and quality of projects within the City through encouraging design excellence. This presentation will focus on concepts and policies used by the Commission and will highlight some recent changes to the submittal requirements to better facilitate the Commission’s charge.
HOLIDAY PARTY & BOARD INSTALLATION 12/4
Join us for a festive evening at the exclusive Valley Hunt Club. Details to come...
DECEMBER FORUM 12/12
BREAKFAST WITH CHAMPIONS REDUX / PAST & PRESENT LEADERS ROUNDTABLE
Join in a year-end round-up discussion with chapter leaders, members and (TBC) Ray Girvigian, Joe Thomas, Russ Hobbs and others. What is the state of our chapter and the profession? How were things in the '60s compared to what we're experiencing today? This will be a great way to start your day and to close 2014 on a thoughtful note!
EVENTS OF INTEREST...
explore Designers & Books Online Book Fair
We are happy to announce that we are launching a collaboration with the 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!
SKETCHUP / REVIT CLASSES IN OCTOBER
Make time to learn about SketchUp and Revit through programs offered by Blueist. See the schedule here.
ZAHA HADID @ USC 10/24
Join the USC School of Architecture for an exciting evening lecture and discussion with the extraordinary Zaha Hadid. This program is part of the Visions & Voices series at the University. The event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Registration opens on 9/26. Info & registration
AIACC Now Next Future Conference 10/24-25
Design l Making l Social Media
Discover more about the future of design and how technology is shaping it at the AIACC Now Next Future Conference! Info
INNOVATE PASADENA COFFEE MEET-UP 10/24
CREATIVE SPACES AND PLACES FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE
These are weekly coffee meet-ups that are part of the Innovate Pasadena effort to increase and enhance the vibrancy of the great Pasadena tech and start-up community. At this event you will hear from a panel of thought leaders who will provide their unique perspectives on this movement and how they are applying their respective skills to meet its unique needs. The discussion will start with defining this movement and its rational and then migrate to strategies in urban planning and ultimately end by focusing on relevant trends and strategies in architecture and interior design. So if you believe space and place can impact the creative process, this is a panel you will not want to miss! Info
Green Schools: Investing in Our Future 11/5-6
The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit and Exposition
Keynote speakers will be Senator Fran Pavley and Rear Admiral Len Hering. Through an Expo with over 100 companies offering green products and services, dozens of educational sessions, and special events including a Leadership Awards reception, the Summit offers two days of total immersion in all aspects of green schools. Concurrent sessions will focus on critical topics, from best practices for utilizing Prop 39 energy efficiency funds to water conservation techniques, funding for energy and building projects and environmental literacy. The Summit will also include a special Pre-Summit Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Schools Workshop, on November 4, presented in partnership with the New Buildings Institute and the California Public Utilities Commission. Keynotes and exhibit hall are free. For more information go to www.green-technology.org and to register (use promocode AIA for 20% off) or call Cindy Dangberg at 626-577-5700.
INTERNATIONAL SURFACE EVENT 1/20-23 2015
STONEXPO / TILE EXPO / SURFACES
It's Design Construction Week in Las Vegas @ Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Learn about the latest products and trends. Connect with experts in the field for top-notch education and networking opportunities. Meet the over 700 exhibitors and see 1,000s of products and explore 90 education sessions. Register by December 5 for discounted registration fees, use promo code: casino1. Info
PALM SPRINGS FINE ART FAIR 2/12-15 2015
PSFAF is strategically scheduled over the popular President’s Day weekend (Feb, 13-16) traditionally one of the most highly populated weekends of the year in the region. The Coachella Valley explodes in population from 400,000 permanent residents to over 800,000 during this prime time 3 day weekend. Additionally, thousands of design lovers, interior designs and architects will already be planning their visit to the Convention Center as the fun and well attended 14th Modernism Show and Sales is held in the adjacent exhibit hall. It’s a rare opportunity for the region’s second-home owners, art loving snowbirds, and weekend visitors to experience not only modernism design- but the very best in post-war and contemporary art. The Palm Springs Fine Art Fair is the Desert’s largest and widest selection of fine art, ever- with $100 million in art for acquisition, 2,500 important works of art showcased by 60+ renowned galleries from around the world.Info