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Forum: AIA in Action 2018
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When: 6/1/2018
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Where: Design Within Reach
60 W. Green Street
Pasadena, California  91105
United States
Contact: 626.796.7601

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AIA in ACTION 2018

Your AIA National Strategic Council and AIA California Council have been hard at work looking to the future and addressing member issues related to practice, the profession, the built environment and society. This Forum will include a presentation of this year's ideation topics and action agendas at the national and state levels, looking at such topics as architect's influence at the local level, the value of architect's services, leadership opportunities going forward, and how local components can assume primary roles in making a difference at the local level.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explore AIA's "Blueprint for Better Cities" program that focuses on environmental responsiveness and local action plans to improve the built environment
2. Understand how architects can better influence and elevate issues of health and wellness through changes in governance models at the local level
3. Exchange ideas about how the value of architects services to society might be heightened through new metrics and measurables
4. Discuss Statewide efforts to help architects become leaders on implementation of Zero Net Energy (ZNE) in residential design projects

approved for 1 LU

Friday, June 1
7:30-8:00am breakfast
8:00-9:00am program

Design Within Reach
60 W. Greem Street
Pasadena, 91105

COST (includes breakfast)



Ric Abramson, FAIA

In professional practice as a licensed practitioner for 28 years, Ric. Abramson FAIA established his small firm, Workplays studio*architecture, in 2003. A graduate of Cal Poly S.L.O. (BArch) and UCLA (MArch), Ric. also studied architecture as a Fulbright scholar in Italy and as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in 1995-96. Ric. has taught for over 18 years on the faculty at SCI-Arc and USC School of Architecture. He has been invited as a keynote speaker at the "Big Ideas: Alliance for Innovation" and "Structures for Inclusion" national conferences and has produced educational workshops and seminars at National AIA Conventions in San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando. A small firm advocate, Ric. spearheaded new California legislation signed into law by Governor Brown that protects the architect's creative work.

His professional service includes terms on the AIA|California Council, AIA|Los Angeles and Center for Architecture and Urban Design Board of Directors. Ric. recently completed a four-year term as the State of California's representative on the AIA National Small Firm Exchange and is currently serving as a California Regional Representative on the AIA National Strategic Council in Washington DC.
Within his community, he has served as a Public Facilities Commissioner and chaired an affordable housing non-profit Board of Directors.

An acknowledged leader in housing issues, sustainable design, and innovative infill solutions, Ric Abramson was elevated into the AIA College of Fellows for his transcendent achievements in professional practice, design, education, built environment policy advocacy and community service.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made at least one week prior to the event will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows. Registration may be transferred to another individual.” AIAPF reserves the right to cancel any event where the minimum number of pre-registration registrants is not met. If such a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select an alternate and comparable event to attend. In the event such an alternate and comparable class is not available, then the registration fees will be refunded as appropriate. Further, dates, times, classes, program subject matter, instructors, panelists and fees are subject to change, without notice, at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of AIAPF.



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