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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. Info
UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS...
SUBMIT YOUR "BEST PLAN(S) EVER!"
Registration is open! Info/Register
EMERGING PROFESSIONALS 8/1
ARE: BUILDING PLANNING
Join us for this event that combines great food with great design. It's going to be a fun evening at Magnolia House! Meet up with friends for a few drinks and explore this hot eatery on Lake Ave. Have dinner with with designer Sergio Osorio of Ralph Gentile Architects.
LUNCH & LEARN 8/13
Attend this event hosted by Sub-Zero Wolf to learn about "Luxury Kitchen Ventilation (Healthy Indoor Air with Style)." Join us for this easy and fun opportunity to earn 1 AIA HSW/CEU while you learn!
EMERGING PROFESSIONALS 8/15
ARE: BUILDING DESIGN
GET ON THE BUS "BEST OF" TOUR 8/26
Get ready for this fun annual event! We'll be highlighting many of the best projects and local spots around town.
SAVE THE DATE! DESIGN AWARDS GALA 9/24
Be sure to mark your calendar for this awesome annual Gala taking place at the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium!
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...
SAVE THE DATE! BIRDHOUSE COMPETITION 10/24
Tweet, tweet. Get ready to design and build that awesome birdhouse for our fine feathered friends. Last year we saw some pretty amazing designs including an Adobe and cool Mid-Century duplex. Start thinking about what you'll build! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun...architects, kids and students. If you need a little inspiration, visit the 2014 photo gallery.
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
PASADENA WATER & POWER DROUGHT UPDATE MEETING 8/4
PWP invites you to a Drought Update Breakfast. Come hear from Pasadena officials and learn about the latest water mandates and how they affect your business.
* Changes to water regulations
* Enforcement of fines
* Available rebates and incentives to help you save money
FREE event 8-10 AM at Brookside Golf Club, Mediterranean Room. Space is limited. RSVP by calling 626.744.6970
STEPPING THRU ACCESSIBILITY IN PARKING FACILITIES 8/4
• New CBC Supplement
• Accessible Parking Facilities & Calculations
• Accessible Parking Stalls & Required Signage
• Valet & Passenger Loading Areas
• Boarding & Alighting for Shuttles & Bus Stops
• Curb Ramps Connecting to Path of Travel
This is a 4 hour seminar and can be used towards license renewal and CASp certificate renewal. Info/Register
SKETCHUP CLASS 8/13 &14
BSU-1 SketchUp 201 Google SketchUp Essentials for Architecture and the Built Environment.
Learn how to use the fundamental tools in Google Sketchup to facilitate: Understanding the role of Sketchup Essentials for Architecture and the Built Environment Navigating the User Interface.Includes the class, lunch, a copy of Michael Brightman's book and his templates. There are a few seats remaining, but they're going fast! Call if you want to reserve a seat! 818.649.1817. BLUEist Training, 1426 Flower Street, Glendale, 91201 Info
The Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series 9/14
“Building Paradise in California”
The newly published book, “Building Paradise in California” describes the role that David and Mary Gamble played in creating their winter home and garden (aka The Gamble House) in collaboration with architects Greene & Greene. This evening features a lecture and presentation by architecture photographer Alex Vertikoff followed by a panel discussion with Edward R. Bosley (Gamble House director), Dr. Robert Winter (California architecture author), Ann Scheid (Greene & Greene archive at the Huntington Library) and Anne Mallek (Gamble House curator). Book signing and reception at the Gamble House winds up the evening. Info
CASI FALL SEMINAR 9/18
Society for the Blind: More than What You See
This seminar will provide an overview of causes and conditions that lead to vision loss and blindness, the services offered at the Society, and integrating people who are blind or have low vision into our everyday lives. Info/Registration
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!