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AIA Look Up Film Challenge

 

The “Look Up Film Challenge” is a timed filmmaking competition which aims to bring together filmmakers, AIA Emerging Professionals, and architects to create short films that inspire the world to “look up” and experience a whole new level of appreciation for architects and their positive impact on our society. The Look Up Film Challenge is a timed film competition that challenges participants to make a short film about how architects and their work enrich our personal lives and our community—from homes to open spaces—in every city across the country. Submissions will be judged by a panel of esteemed AIA members and media professionals, presenting $3,000 in cash prizes and experiential awards, including two roundtrip tickets to Austin, Texas, and badges for the iconic festival, SXSW.

The film challenge registration period will open this Thursday, June 18, and the competition kicks off on July 17, with winners being awarded in September.
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UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS...

 

FRIDAY FORUM 7/1

 

The mission of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership (CCL) is to advance leadership among architects to promote livable, healthy, sustainable, and quality-designed environments for future generations through community participation and advocacy. Come learn more about the CCL!

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EMERGING PROFESSIONALS 7/18
ARE: BUILDING DESIGN

  

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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.

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SAVINGS BY DESIGN 7/29
DESIGNING FOR THERMAL COMFORT IN ZERO NET ENERGY BUILDINGS

 

Southern California Gas Company with support from AIA Pasadena & Foothill is providing a free training seminar on Zero Net Energy (ZNE) and thermal comfort. This course is intended for a technical audience of commercial building design professionals including architects, engineers, contractors, energy efficiency specialists, and energy modelers.

Join our team for a training dedicated to the exchange of technical knowledge, new strategies and case studies to address the unique design and engineering challenges that ZNE presents and how they can be overcome. A key focus will be on discussing ‘how’ thermal comfort is maintained while working towards zero net energy and natural gas savings.

            

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EMERGING PROFESSIONALS 8/1
ARE: BUILDING PLANNING

 

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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...

   


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LEVITT PAVILION 6/14-9/20

 

It’s time to grab you lawn chair, your picnic basket, and your family and head down to the Levitt for an incredible 2015 Season of 50 FREE Concerts under the stars in Memorial Park in Pasadena. From June 14 – Sept 20, we will present your favorite artists from across the globe. World, Jazz/Blues, Children’s Concerts, Americana, Latin, will grace our stage, from GRAMMY winners to emerging artists. Info


 

 

A competition for net zero energy architecture. The design challenge is to create a net zero energy housing project on UC San Francisco's Mission Bay campus. This competition, sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, serves to inform the public of the need for more energy efficient buildings and the value of design excellence in resolving the challenge. All complete submissions will be included in an exhibition held in Fall, 2015. Deadline September 25, 2015. Learn more


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


SR-710 North Study Environmental Document

  

Due to the complexity of the SR-710 North Study, the California Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County MTA have officially extended the public comment period to August 5, 2015.

Comments may be submitted electronically at: http://www.sr710northcomments.com/

The draft document is here! It identifies the potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures for each alternative. Learn more

See the Draft EIR/EIS 


TOUR HOTEL SHANGRI-LA WITH AIA l LA 7/9

 

Evoking the form of a grand ocean liner and the very essence of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the newly-restored Hotel Shangri-la is a striking beacon of Art Deco elegance in the Streamline Moderne style. Hidden away on a high Santa Monica bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and historic Santa Monica Pier, this timeless luxury boutique hotel promises guests their own personal Shangri-La. This is an exclusive tour of the hotel and will be personally escorted by the hotel's owner and creative director, Tamie Adaya. In addition to a behind-the-scenes tour of the hotel's architectural elements, Tamie will share never before told secrets of the hotel's storied past. Info/Registration


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 hkane@usc.edu


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


GREEN TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR 7/23

 

Earn 5 CES/LUs! This new five-hour seminar, led by one of the state’s most experienced commissioning professionals, will offer an in–depth look at all phases of the commissioning process and the responsibilities of all project professionals.

It will include a detailed review of the specifications writing and project planning steps, the role of contractors and the concept of whole building commissioning. Case histories will be incorporated throughout, covering both “best”and “worst” practices, with lessons learned from more than 600 buildings. The session will also include hands-on activities, quizzes and opportunity for discussion. Register early and use code: OUTREACH for 20% savings. Info/RSVP


USGBC MIXER & PROGRAM 7/29
Caltech Water Conservation Discussion

  

At Caltech, as is true elsewhere in Pasadena and throughout California, water—and how to use it conservatively, conscientiously, and effectively—is a top priority. Governor Jerry Brown's recent executive order to reduce water consumption and the Pasadena's City Council's subsequent regulations for limiting use have brought heightened attention to California's drought. At Caltech, which has been working to reduce water consumption since long before the drought, water use is directly tied to research. Indeed, technical equipment and infrastructure can only operate safely and well when cooled. But here as elsewhere, the recent legislation has prompted renewed discussion about how to respond appropriately in the face of stricter conservation standards.

To help us to better understand this issue, as well as Caltech's approach to water conservation and overall sustainable practices, we will hear from John Onderdonk, the director of sustainability programs at Caltech. Onderdonk joined the Institute eight years ago to lead its sustainability efforts.

Earn an AIA CES/LU! This event is co-hosted by the San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley Branches of the USGBC.
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Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference 9/30-10/4  

 

AIA continuing education credit is offered for tours and presentations at Wisconsin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laboratory, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, headquartered at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. The conference features private tours of 15 Wright works, as well as special events at architecturally significant houses throughout the metropolitan area, and the presentation of the annual Wright Spirit Awards. Info/Registration


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!

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