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UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS... EMERGING PROFESSIONALS
ARE 4.0 GENERAL STRUCTURES 4/19
FIRM RESILIENCY PLAN: HOW WILL YOUR FIRM SURVIVE?
Wednesday, April 23
ARE 4.0 LATERAL STRUCTURES 5/3
EVENTS OF INTEREST...BLUE BOOK WORKSHOP 4/23
Earn up to 3 CES/LUs
AWA+D SYMPOSIUM 4/27
Breaking Ground: Stories of Innovation + Success
Symposium will highlight five women entrepreneurs engaged in the urban realm who have started their own practices in LA. Join us as we explore their stories of inspiration, obstacle, reward and diversity, and learn who in your backyard is helping to reinforce Los Angeles as the undisputed creative nexus of California.
Helms Bakery District
8711 Washington Blvd., Culver City 90232
10:00am - 2:00pm(Ticket prices will increase April 13)
MUSEUMS OF THE ARROYO (MOTA) DAY 5/18
It’s Fun, Free and Only One Day a Year!
ASID PASADENA + AIAPF
SPRING HOME & GARDEN TOUR 5/18
Talk to professionals about design, construction & products for your home. Enjoy food prepared by the chef from Sub-Zero Wolf!
DWELL ON DESIGN 6/20-22
Dwell on Design LA, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design LA is America’s largest design event.
COLORADO STREET BRIDGE PARTY 7/12
Harvard Graduate School of Design (Cambridge, MA)
Executive Program in Integrated Project Management 7/17-18
The 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
CHAPTER NEWS & MORE...
See the March Bulletin HERE
APRIL CHAPTER PROGRAM 4/16
California's New Energy Code: Challenges and Opportunities
Thanks to all who attended this informative program. David Intner and Kavita Rodrigues from Savings By Design provided good presentation about the code changes that go into effect on July 1st. The chapter gratefully acknowledges Diane McLean of Savings By Design/SCE and Farzin Torbati of Parsons for their participation and generous support of this program.
TOUR TIME THURSDAY / T3
BRAND LIBRARY & ART CENTER TOUR 4/10
This was a most excellent tour and program led by Debra Gerod, FAIA and Carolyn Flemming and Cindy Cleary of the City of Glendale. Brand Library is rich in history and we are fortunate it continues to serve as a thriving community center of music, arts & culture. So, if you find yourself in or around Glendale, make it a point to visit and explore the library. Thanks and appreciation also to Reuben Lombardo of Spectra Company for his participation. sponsored by
APRIL FRIDAY FORUM 4/4
SPONGE CITY: UNDERSTANDING STORMWATER AND ITS URBAN DESIGN IMPLICATIONS
Thank you to all who attended this forum! Peter Hadley from Arid Lands Institute presented a very compelling discussion and we've barely scratched the surface. We look forward to another talk soon about this topic and the other things Arid Lands is researching.
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (OES) TRAINING 3/29
OES Training with Brian Lee was well attended and informative! Participants received vital information and education on what to do in the event of a disaster. This was an outstanding course and the chapter along with Architecture For Humanity looks forward to organizing another session soon. Thank you Brian for your time and expertise and to all those who attended and received certification.
MARCH CHAPTER PROGRAM 3/26
"But I Still Think It's Ugly": Explaining Architecture to Normal People
Tim Culvahouse presented a lively and engaging discussion! We appreciate his time and also thank our sponsor Warner Constructors for their generous support. sponsored by
WOODBURY U. MEET THE DESIGN FIRMS 3/25
The chapter participated at Woodbury University's "Meet the Design Firms" event. Alongside firms including AC Martin, Johnson Fain and many others, Membership director, Julie Arcelay and VP Mitch Sawasy were on hand to meet with students and to share about the value of AIA membership. Recent grads are eligible for free one-year membership, which offers a great way to start getting connected.VP Mitch talks to student about AIA membership
GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Chapter leaders, Nazanin Zarkesh and Mitch Sawasy are in Washington DC attending the AIA Grassroots Leadership Conference. On 3.20 they met with Congressman Adam Schiff's office, as well as that of Congresswoman Grace Napolitano. Grassroots provides the opportunity for the chapter to connect with legislative leaders and share with them about architects, our community concerns and needs!L-R: Sawasy, Joseph Ciccone of Congresswoman Grace Napolitano's office, Zarkesh
ARE KICK-OFF MIXER 3/8
The AIAPF Emerging Professionals Committee held a successful kickoff event on Saturday, March 8. We kicked off this year's series of 2014 ARE Lectures, which will be held on Saturday afternoons at the Chapter office. A new improvement this year is that each lecture will be followed by Dinner and Drinks at various dining establishments in and around Pasadena. Be sure to notify all those in your office about it!
The EP Committee is also working on a new Mentorship Initiative, which we are planning to implement in 2015. In February, committee member Mason Ng participated in a conference call with AIA California Counsel to discuss such measures. He learned the best Mentorship methods from varying chapters throughout California, and we are now striving to implement those ideas. In the near future, we will be reaching out to members (at all stages in their careers) to help make this a successful venture."
Learn more about ARE 2014
MARCH FRIDAY FORUM 3/7
PASADENA: MAJOR ISSUES OF THE DAY
Thank you to Mayor Bill Bogaard for a great morning and good discussion. We appreciate the generous support of Gangi Builders.
FEBRUARY CHAPTER PROGRAM 2/19
David Barker and Erin Dunkerly of Collins, Collins, Muir + Stewart presented and excellent program on the Standard of Care. We appreciate Flewelling & Moody's hospitality - it was good to be able to visit and tour their office! Thank you.
AIACC @ AIAPF ON 2/6
The chapter hosted the AIA California Council (AIACC) Leadership Training Session led by Paul Welch, EVP, AIACC. Current and future leaders of AIA chapters had the opportunity to participate and learn. Those who attended included colleagues from the OC, Ventura and Inland Chapters.
L-R: Tiffany Dell'Aquila, Mitch Sawasy, Paul Welch, David Brotman, FAIA of Sunset Consultants and David Disman, AIAOC
CHAPTER PROGRAM 1/15
GLOBAL VISION / LOCAL ROOTS
Our thanks for Ron Altoon for his outstanding presentation on global practice! We are also grateful to Parsons for their generous support of this event.
FRIDAY FORUM 1/10
Thank you to Doug Humphrey for his presentation and for the great discussion!
See the November 2013 Bulletin here