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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.

Tiffany

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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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