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Forum: Strategic Council Update + Small Firms Discussion
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When: 6/9/2017
7:30 - 9:00 AM
Where: Gonzalez Goodale Architects
135 W. Green Street #200
Pasadena, California  91105
United States
Contact: 626.796.7601

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Attend this forum led by Ric Abramson, FAIA, AIACC Regional Director and 2016-2018 CA Regional Representative to the AIA Strategic Council.

Part 1: AIA Nat'l Strategic Council: What's in the Works
Part 2: AIA Small Firms Making a Difference at Local, State and National levels

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

Gonzalez Goodale Architects
135 W. Green Street, #200
Pasadena, 91105

COST (includes breakfast)
$5 AIA Member pre-registered
$10 Non-AIA Member pre-registered
$15 at the door
free Student (w/ valid ID)


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.



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