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  December 2010


2010 President's Outgoing Message

Richard McCann, AIA

As the curtain closes on 2010, issues, programs and events of the past year join the Chapter archive in a chorus of books on the shelf in the Chapter office. Not to be forgotten, those archives of the past are relevant to the vision of the future.

Throughout the year each passing week has involved ways that AIA can and should uphold the professional lives of its members. Concurrent with advancing the profession and industries that support the creation of architecture, economic struggles have demonstrated the need for new methods and strategies to ensure continuity of Chapter offerings in the years ahead. The challenge has been to mold a model of Chapter leadership and operation for the future with values and benefits that attract member participation.

Considering how the Chapter contributes to practice, I am reminded that architectural product is inverse to practice. Design purely for the purpose of architecture is disingenuous, design for purposes related to people is credible.  Over the years AIA has nurtured and elevated local and regional architectural efforts throughout America by focusing attention on purpose and people. This continues today through AIA Pasadena and Foothill’s educational offerings for practitioners and public about value in architecture, planning and environmental science.

I acknowledge in closing, as your President over the past year, a Chapter model in transition to be fulfilled partly by 2011-President John Luttrell, AIA and the Board and in part by successive presidents and boards with collective visions for continuity and growth of AIA P&F as the informative and authoritative leader in architectural thought in the Pasadena and Foothill region. 

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Incoming President's Message

John B. Luttrell, AIA, NCARB

As the curtain closes for Richard McCann, AIA and the 2010 AIAPF Board of Directors, we initiate a changing of the guard. These new overseers will receive the mantle of leadership at the 2010 Fall Gala and Installation. With the support of our Members and Board, I am confident in my ability to lead the Chapter and fulfill its mission.

The incoming Board will renew the pledge to be Architects that are stewards of the built Environment and possess goals consistent with those of AIA National and the State Council. We will achieve this community outreach in the following ways:
 

  • Advocacy: Provide the infrastructure to be proactive advocates, and community Citizen Architects.
  • Knowledge: Be innovators of industry and address issues that impact the practice and the profession.
  • Collaboration: Facilitate connections between organizations and professional stakeholders.
  • Communications: Provide prompt and accurate information to benefit the public and the profession
  • Support, Strengthen and Mentor: Our architectural students, interns, and recently licensed architects.

In the year ahead, our profession and related building industries will be faced with national and regional issues upon which no old methods or models can properly address. My presidential leadership will focus on the following objectives:

  •  Avoid complacency - don’t get too comfortable; try new things.
  • Organize to save money and time, and increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Simplify and prioritize programs and services to comply with a shrinking budget
  • Collaboration = leadership

We must have the courage to improve upon existing programs. “If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway!” McCann and the 2010 Board have already begun this process, with great success, and this sentiment will carry over to the new Board. My quarterly President’s Message and newsletter will inform the membership of our progress, and I encourage you to become engaged and respond.

Forty-five years ago, graduating from John Muir High School, I would have never imagined that I was to become the President of our respected Chapter. Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley, and the AIAPF are very important to me, as they are my heritage. Our Chapter has always been the civic leader and champion of the built environment and design.

However, speaking with the experience of being a chapter member for the past , my observation is that our storied position has been diminished due to a lack of membership involvement. It is paramount be active in the Chapter. Joe Catalano defined three years ago the following principal for the Chapter to diminish its “Armchair Fellows” as follows:

  •  Communicate with us about what the Chapter needs to be doing to support the member firms.
  • Send in your Supplemental Contribution Dues so that we may continue to operate in 2011 Help build the future leadership of the Chapter and your firm’s role in it. We have plenty of committee work, even for your junior staff members. Encourage them to get involved.

In closing, my ultimate Presidential Mission is to reinforce the Chapter as the local branch of the Institute and AIA California Council. I call on you to assist my Board and I in strengthening this goal. Be good stewards, and support the AIA as it continues to support you.

John B. Luttrell, AIA, NCARB
2011 President
Pasadena & Foothill AIA

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2010 Design Awards

Hosted at the lovely One Colorado in Old Town, Pasadena, the 2010 Design Awards were an incredible success. With the award-winning images projected onto the plaza walls, this venue allowed for the general public to witness our recognition of the 9 award winners. They are as follows:

  • Honor Award: Michael Ferguson, architect / Space International Inc. for the Canon Drive Residence Renovation
  • Honor Award: Montalba Architects, Inc. for the Ridgeline Residence Renovation
  • Merit Award: Peter Tolkin Architecture for the Dunnage Ball
  • Citation for Design: Gensler for the Cathay Bank Headquarters
  • Citation for Design: GKKWorks Architects for the Health and Exercise Sciences Center
  • Citation for Design: West Edge Architects, Peter M. Mitsakos & Associates for the Facilities, Logistics and Support Hub Interior
  • Citation for Design: HMC Architects for the unbuilt Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facility
  • Student Award: Andrew Kim for the "sports do not build character, they reveal it"
  • Student Award: Cesia Lopez for the Emergent Waterscape: An Urban Exploration for Ceremony and Functionality

Congratulations!

To see all the photos from the evening, visit our online Photo Gallery or our Facebook photo album.

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30 Year Member Certificate

The Pasadena and Foothill Chapter of the AIA would like to formally acknowledge the architects that have been members of our Chapter for thirty years or more. They are the leaders of our architecture community and they have helped shape our perception of design, business, and success. Our chapter would not be where it is today without their incredible influence. We will acknowledge them on an annual basis at the Fall Gala. To see the full list, click here.

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The Joseph F. Thomas Founders Award

In recognition of his 2010 Board of Directors Service to the chapter, profession, and community, the Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presents the 2010 Annual Joseph F. Thomas Founders Award to

Joseph F. Thomas, AIA

Recognizing AIA Member distinguished service to the profession and community.

Given by 2010 Chapter president Richard McCann, AIA and the 2010 Board of Directors.

Future recipients of this annual reward will be selected from the AIAPF members that have been with the chapter for 30 years or more.

Joseph F. Thomas, FAIA Tribute
James G. Spencer, AIA

With a West Virginia accent as ‘smooth as well-aged bourbon’, Joe Thomas has an inspiring story to tell about his life and career. He is being honored by the Pasadena and Foothill Chapter, AIA, as the ‘last one standing’ – our last charter member. This became so after the passing last December of his long time business partner and fellow chapter founder, Donald E Neptune, FAIA.

In 1948 when our chapter was founded, Joe and Don were the “young guys” – so named by the other founders. Yet from today’s perspective, they created one of the chapter’s most enduring and successful architectural practices. NTD Architecture of today is directly descended from Joe and Don’s practice begun in 1953.

Joe started in architecture well before the 1950’s. As a child of 7, he remembers first wanting to become an architect; he still has his childhood watercolors illustrating his earliest fantasy designs of buildings and bridges. Perhaps the only detour from that goal came when he began college at Duke University in North Carolina – only to discover to his dismay that it didn’t have an architecture program. So he transferred in his sophomore year to Carnegie Technical Institute --today’s Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburg -- and graduated five years later in 1938. As president of his fraternity, Joe was a leader and also active in college affairs as editor in chief of the Tartan, the college newspaper.

He earned his first architecture license in West Virginia in 1941 and his California license in 1947. He initially joined the AIA in 1944 (Tennessee Chapter) and actually transferred to the Southern California Chapter (today’s LA Chapter) before earning his California license. Those were the depression and war years, so opportunities for architects were thin. Yet it would prove a blessing in disguise. Many of the dominant firms of the 1920’s and 1930’s had waned, creating an opportunity for a new postwar generation of architects. Neptune and Thomas was certainly one of those. In today’s hard times, it is a situation that may repeat itself.

Joe went into his own practice in 1952 after hearing of a newly passed bond issue in West Virginia and where he returned to be selected as architect and prepare the preliminary designs. But his ‘real’ office was established in Pasadena where the working drawings were ultimately produced. A year later Joe merged his practice with Don who had also gone on his own in order that they go after another school project. What followed of course is history.

Joe was president of our chapter in 1967 and elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 1970. He was elected to the AIA National Board in 1974 and served as our National Treasurer from 1977-1979. Joe is one of perhaps a handful of surviving California architects with a three digit license (#938) and he has witnessed enormous changes to our profession – from hand drawing on linen to CAD and the almost ubiquitous use of computers. Yet the lessons learned from his architectural career are still relevant.

Asked for his opinion on what a fledgling architect should do in opening his or her own office today, he noted “The path I took is universal:

  • Get involved in the community
  • Have the right friends
  •  Become an expert
  • Join trade associations
  • Read your local newspaper
  • Run your firm as a business
  • Treat your employees well
  • Recognize the importance of marketing (without it you won’t make it)
  • Earn design awards
  • Keep your clients happy."


At age 95, Joe has had a remarkably long life and he still retains his amazing memory. Asked for advice on longevity, he replied without hesitation “get the right genes”. He qualified that by noting that given his family history of heart disease, he would have had a much shorter life. “But I follow rigidly the advice of my doctor and I watch my diet. I read two newspapers every day, the Wall Street Journal and the Star News.” He added, “The only thing that bothers me about growing old is my back and my legs. I have difficulty now working in my garden and I can’t play tennis anymore. But I feel lucky; my mind is as active as it ever was. And I think I’ve kept my sense of humor”. He added with a twinkle that he keeps himself surrounded by younger people --“just to keep you on your toes.”

Finally asked whether he regretted retiring at age 62, he responded: “I could have gone on. But we had hand picked our successors and when they were ready to takeover, it was time to go.” Yet he added “Even today I still practice architecture in my dreams”.

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The Jean Roth Driskel Scholarship Award

In 1971, The JRD Scholarship was established in the name of the first woman Chapter President, Jean Roth Driskel, FAIA, to honor her great love for and dedication to the profession of architecture.

The JRD scholarships are annually awarded to two students: one a Community College student and one a University student in recognition of their dedication, enthusiasm and ability in the field of architecture. Nominated by their schools, the Community College student candidate must have been accepted to a university level architectural program offering a four or five-year degree. The university student candidate must be in their third, fourth or fifth year of undergraduate architectural study.

Since April 1990, the funds for this scholarship program have been held and administered by the California Community Foundation (CCF), an established and well-respected 501 C-3 organization (www.calfund.org).

The winning student is the Chapter’s guest at the Installation Gala  s/he is recognized in the Chapter's monthly newsletter.

The California Architectural Foundation is the link between the profession and academia. By enhancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice through education and public awareness activities, the Foundation is making a positive difference in people's lives and the built and natural environments that surround them. All programs are funded through donations and contributions from architects, allied professionals, and other benevolent organizations.

2010 JRD Recipients

Aron Carcamo – student
East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA

Goals with precise measures and deadlines ensure we are maximizing our productivity and experiences throughout our lifetime. As an aspiring architect, goals are very important to set and execute. Goals present your success mechanism with apparent targets of your own choosing based on what is most imperative to you. I have made short term as well as long term goals that will help me reach an architectural enlightenment. To reach an architectural enlightenment, my design goals include creating dwellings and structures that are not only cost efficient, but environmentally friendly as well. My career goals are to obtain a bachelors degree from Woodbury University, a master's degree from the University of Southern California, have my own firm, and become a teacher.

A crucial part in the creation of environmentally conscious design techniques in the field of architecture is having the proper motivation, passion, and dedication. This way of design not only needs to be set from an individual standpoint, but from a global scale as well. Sustainable design techniques need to be a part of the norm to pave the way to the next generation of civilization. The more humanity pushes for sustainability, the  future will be more promising versus being hoped for. I believe that the ideas behind sustainable architecture will rub off and inspire other parts of the world to create such building strategies that will in due time, lead to a brighter future. I would like to be a part of such events that will help the world in general. Furthermore, in the near future, I want to design my mother a pleasant house to let her have as a gift. This would be one of my life goals. No one in my family has ever owned a home. I would like my mother to be the first. In order to conduct this way of design, my career goals must be achieved.
 
Even though architecture is a very demanding and challenging field, I see myself in three years having a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the Woodbury University. Meanwhile I would like to be working at a firm to get me a head start in the design field. At the same time I would be working on my Masters Degree from the University of Southern California. In order to achieve such goals, I have built a discipline upon myself to dedicate my focus on my career. The instructors in the Architecture Department at East Los Angeles College are more than qualified to provide the students essential knowledge of what to anticipate in a highly demanding field. In addition, several of the professors are active practicing architects. As a result, students get a pragmatic view of what issues are currently affecting the world as well as potential design concepts. Eventually, I would like to become a teacher to help the next generation of students to be the best architects they can be.
 
 In closing, goals are very important because it gives clarity on your desired endpoint, keeps you motivated, makes you accountable, and helps you live a lustrous life. The conscious human mind stretches further than the body, therefore our intellectual, emotional, and sacred actions implement a broader  influence than our visible external activities. As individuals, we need to take the initiative to make a conscious effort to make a difference . It would inspire hope as well as change to people who doubt the power of  one.

Paul F. Cambon student
SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, CA

It is the through the built environment that we relate to the world, to each other, to the past and the future. It separates us from nature and makes us human. Architecture’s ability to both consciously and unconsciously give meaning to our lives is what makes it so powerful to me. I am interested in Architecture as opposed to other building practices because Architecture not only has to solve problems, but it has to give meaning.

It is the making of architecture that I love because it is a creative process that involves qualities that cannot be reduced to functional or practical needs. Intuition and intention are some of the most important parts of the process of making because they challenge what is given rather than simply solve. Making something involves creation, it causes change, and it makes what was different. Making architecture gives meaning to architecture because through the process something deeper about our relationship to the world is revealed.

As my career as an architecture student continues and as I think about my career as an Architect of the profession, this commitment to mak¬ing becomes increasingly important to me. My goal as an Architect is to constantly challenge the idea of Architecture through making it and this will persist through my career.

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The Citizen Architect Committee
Mark Gangi, AIA

The Citizen Architect Committee was formed at AIA Pasadena & Foothill to:

  1. Effectively coordinate service within the component
  2. Enlarge component’s community by demonstrating the value of architects beyond the membership
  3. Connect Citizen Architects to the component and create a conduit with the government

The Citizen Architects committee creates a forum within the chapter, allowing members to readily engage in public service for architecture.  The outcome is outreach and advocacy, demonstrating to the community the value of the AIA Architects.

This committee succeeds by using its member’s skills as its greatest resource.  Any AIAPF member can become involved or introduce a new focus topic by joining the committee, allowing such Citizen Architects to become leaders in the Chapter.  AIA National has set up a share point site for the chapter, allowing us to keep the board and members informed. This also allows us to tap into the collective experience of other components. Click here to visit the AIA National share point site.

AIA National has surveyed all Chapters in the US and found that the number of Citizen Architects make up over 1% of the membership.  By increasing Citizen Architect membership, we can fully engage the issues that face the architecture community.  What is a Citizen Architect?  A Citizen Architect:

  • Uses his or her insights, talents, training and experience to contribute meaningfully and selflessly to the improvement of the community and human condition. 
  • Stays informed on local, state and federal issues, making time for service to the community.
  • Advocates for higher living standards, creation of a sustainable environment, and the greater good.
  • Seeks to advocate for architecture through civic activism, writing and publishing, gaining appointment to boards and commissions, and through elective office at all levels of government.

These are the issues of concern to a Citizen Architect:

  • City Governance
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  • Green Building Programs
  • Green Affordable Housing
  • Expedited Permitting
  • Smart Growth/Transit-Oriented Development  
  • Citizen Architect
  • Planning and Zoning Commissions

I am a Citizen Architect in my service for the Supervisors of LA County on the LA Department of Public Works, Architectural Evaluation Board (AEB).  This AEB creates a short list of architects for qualification, recommendation, and equal distribution to County Projects. I also consider myself a Citizen Architect for my work in forming the Citizen Architect Committee at AIAPF. AIA National recognizes our program in their ‘best practices.'

I have participated in the 2010 National convention in Miami at a session titled Citizen Architect Exchange.  For 2011, I am on a panel for Citizen Architect at the AIA National grassroots conference in Washington D.C.  This program is titled ‘Living your Life as a Citizen Architect’.  It’s focus will be on creating a Citizen Architect Committee in your Component, becoming an elected official, and promoting the AIA publication, ‘Living your Life as a Leader’.  The Grassroots conference serves the Leadership of each AIA Component. 

We have also been asked by several other chapters to provide information on how they can set up a Citizen Architect Committee.

I also serve on a National Committee, which for 2010 was called the AIA Civic Engagement/Leadership Network, and for 2011 will become the AIA Center for Civic Leadership.  The work with National AIA will help strengthen our committee locally as we move into 2011 and begin task forces.  For information on how to become involved in the AIAPF Citizen Architect Committee, please contact Executive Director, Jill Nicholson, or Mark Gangi, AIA, or come to one of our meetings, in which we will be announcing to the entire membership in 2011. 

Thank you,

Mark Gangi, AIA
mark@gangiarchitects.com
 

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AIA+2030: Professional Training for the Sustainable Design Work Force
R.F. McCann, AIA

Credible scientists give us ten years before we are well on our way toward catastrophic climate change as a result of our global greenhouse gas emissions.  Fifty percent of those gas emissions can be traced to buildings. With proper tools and training, architects can help make a difference.

Pasadena & Foothill AIA is taking steps to help architects address and eliminate fossil fuel consumption.  The Chapter will present a 10-part Series of intermediate-level professional development courses that will address such items as Waste Heat Recovery, Energy Modeling, Active Solar Systems, and other emerging techniques and strategies specific to efficient energy use.  The Educational Series is for architects, engineers and allied professionals. Essential to the series is AIA’s public goal for achieving reduction of fossil fuel consumption in buildings leading to carbon neutrality (zero-fossil fuel gas emissions) by year 2030.

Action items for critical, focused, measurable, and achievable carbon reduction have been prioritized according when entrusted to the hands of architects’.  The spectrum of strategies to be addressed in the P&F AIA Series range from broader site and planning strategies to specific building concepts. The primary focus remains on carbon reduction, with the additional goal of providing the necessary tools for a comprehensive approach to sustainability.

The 10-part series complies with AIA Learning Credit requirements. Objectives for each session have been developed by the Series’ author: AIA Seattle working in conjunction with the National AIA+2030 Steering Committee.  The AIA+2030 program is copyrighted and based on The 2030 Challenge strategy adopted by National AIA in May 2006. The challenge is scientifically credentialed and formulated by “Architecture 2030©” a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization established to address the global-warming crisis.

With much talk about pursuing “sustainability” and “green” practices, it is even more important to follow up with credible action.  The AIA+2030 Education Series provides tools that have been shown to make positive and direct impacts. This is the first program in the nation that teaches the architectural profession specific ways to reduce carbon emissions.

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A Foundation in Our Future?
Joe Catalano, AIA

The Chapter’s leadership has been working on an idea that will be a big step toward future improvement of our organization. It is the creation of an architectural foundation that will provide new opportunities and benefits for both our members and the public.

The new foundation will go hand-in-glove with AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter, our professional organization. A number of AIA chapters have already done this, ranging from New York AIA’s Center for Architecture, with 1000 programs and 20 exhibitions a year, to the Asheville (North Carolina) Design Center, which has been broadcasting public discussions live from their gallery space regarding urban and regional design activist issues. Additionally, the Portland, San Francisco and Dallas Chapters have all created their own foundations.

A professional organization like the AIA and an educational foundation have clear distinctions based upon their funding and capabilities, as outlined in the Tax Code. This will allow us to address the following important issues:

1. How do we create office, meeting and program space that will facilitate a broader range of programs, including gallery space for our members?
2. How do we create a better financial strategy, and what purposes are seen as worthwhile to sponsors?
3. How do we keep our local AIA Chapter relevant to both the members and the public, given changes that are taking place?

This all circulates around the idea of what purpose our local chapter will provide in the coming years. The most visible change is going to be in our Chapter location. A much larger and more active shared program space will be necessary to include the foundation’s needs, including an exhibit space for our members, students and affiliated organizations. It is important to note that funding for this space will be available from different sources because of the foundation status. The foundation’s finances will be independent from our Chapter’s dues-based finances.

Specifics are still developing about the new space, the foundation’s mission statement, the main funding sources, and so forth. We will continue to inform the membership on the progress we make. The bottom line is that we will be increasing the AIA’s branding to the public and members alike. Rumor has it that the new space will have plenty of parking, with a good bar and restaurant right next door as well. Cheers!

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Leonard Kersey
Jill Nicholson, Executive Director

My first impression of Leonard Kersey was that he was from a generation of proud, dignified architects who had paid their dues with hard work and dedication. I was first introduced to him at a picnic sponsored by the AIA Pasadena Foothill Chapter and NOMA in 2008, and I felt there was need for another voice to contribute to his legacy.

The following is based on an article written by Jan Threlkeld AIA, Contributing Editor.
Quiet and polite, Leonard Kersey was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1926. When he was 12 years old, he was standing across the street from a rehabilitation project when the builder called him over and placed a wallpaper scraper in his hand. With that act, his career was launched.

Kersey graduated from high school in Ypsilanti, and with twenty dollars loaned from his aunt, started his first year of college at Michigan State Normal before going into the service in 1945. When he got out he reentered and transferred to University of Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1951. Due to the lack of work in Ypsilanti, he moved thirty miles east of Detroit where he worked four years as a junior architectural engineer with the Housing Commission and later with the Department of Building and Safety inspector. It is during this period he met and married Jean, who worked as a cartographic draftsperson for the federal government. In 1956, they moved to Los Angeles, and took a position at the Ralph M. Parson Company.  He stayed for twenty-seven years, becoming a Principal Architect in 1972.

At Parsons, Kersey’s projects included industrial and commercial installations all over the world. He was field consultant or construction manager on projects in Hawaii, New York, and Saudi Arabia. The globe is dotted with his air terminals, hospitals, laboratories, space launching facilities, chemical plants and petroleum facilities.

Kersey’s experiences have given him a deep respect for the environment, as well as concern over its rapid pollution. Kersey had been a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of AIA, but when Parsons moved to Pasadena, he joined the Pasadena & Foothill Chapter where he finds it more like “family”. He and Jean attend all the Chapter events.

In 1983 Leonard retired from Parsons and has since been designing and building local projects, including custom homes, condominiums and apartment buildings. The AIAPF is most fortunate to be able to include Leonard amongst its ranks.

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Call for Interested Potential Fellowship Candidates

Please respond by noon, March 11, 2011.

The AIA Fellowship program honors architects who significantly contributed to architecture and society on a national level in a specific category and achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. 

Eligible AIA architect members may be nominated either 1) by their local Chapter, or 2) by a petition signed by any five Fellows in good standing or any ten AIA members in good standing.  Once nominated, Nominees are required to submit their portfolio online through AIA National’s website, with a submittal fee, mid-October (date to be announced).  Visit the AIA website for additional information and useful resources.  The following link is from 2010 and should be updated shortly.   
http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/AIAB079987?dvid=&recspec=AIAB079987/

For Chapter consideration, interested members are required to submit the following information no later than noon, March 11, 2011 to AIA P&F’s Fellowship Committee, attention to Lance Bird, FAIA, Fellowship Committee Chair at lancebird@lcdg.com

  • One page Summary following the Fellowship submittal guidelines
  • Additional information to support why you are best suited for the “Object” you have selected.   

Our Fellowship Committee has scheduled several meetings over the next few months to help the nominees prepare their submittal.  We expect AIA/LA will also invite AIA P&F nominees to participate in their fine Fellowship candidate program.  We can help you prepare a successful submittal. 

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In This Issue

Upcoming Events

JANUARY

  • 1/7   
    First Friday Forum - AIACC Advocacy (Burger Continental)
  • 1/14
    Retreat Board Meeting
  • 1/18
    Chapter Program "Side Walks and Pedestrian Planning"

FEBRUARY

  • 2/1
    EXCOM Meeting (Virtual)
  • 2/2-4
    Grassroots Leadership 
  • Conference (Washington, DC)
  • 2/4
    First Friday Forum 
    (Burger Continental)
  • 2/8
    Arch + Design Happy Hours
  • 2/10
    Board Meeting
  • 2/10
    Citizen Archtect Meeting
  • 2/17
    Chapter Program
  • 2/24 Educational Program - ADA

MARCH

  • 3/1
    EXCOM Meeting (Virtual)
  • 3/4
    First Friday Forum (Burger Continental)
  • 3/9
    Lunch & Learn
  • 3/10
    Board Meeting
  • 3/10
    Citizen Architect 
    Meeting
  • 3/17
    Chapter Program
  • 3/25-26
    CACE Annual Meeting (Sacramento)

 


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