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Quarterly Bulletin - September 2012
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President's Message

Fariba Shantiyai, AIA, CCS, LEED AP

It’s that time of year again as we begin our election process for the 2013 Board of Directors and Officers of the AIA Pasadena Foothill Chapter. We have had great success with the team leading the chapter this year, and I am confident the same will continue with our new leadership.

The 2013 election ballots will be distributed in early September for you to consider and vote on. Our goal is to have 100% member participation in this election cycle. In order to reach this goal, we ask you to nominate your candidate by September 3rd, and to cast your vote by October 10th. Detailed information about the election will be available on website and via US mail. The election ballots will be tallied at the chapter’s annual business meeting on October 10, 2012 and the 2013 Board of Directors and Officers will be announced.  

The History Committee, co-chaired by Jim Spencer AIA and former AIAPF honorees, Joe Thomas FAIA and Ray Girvigian FAIA, are seeking nominations for the 2012 JOSEPH F. THOMAS FOUNDERS AWARD. The award will be granted to one AIA member for his or her service to the architectural profession and community. Please submit your nominations to AIAPF, addressed to Jim Spencer, History Committee, by September 30th. The award ceremony will be part of the 2013 Leadership Installation Gala on November 28, 2012.
As of the end of July, the chapter financial records indicate we will likely end the year with a positive balance, despite a 10% reduction in our overall membership count. We currently stand at 200 architects, 83 associates, and 57 emeritus and 7 affiliate members. Surplus in current chapter budget will enable us to replenish a portion of funds borrowed from the reserve account in prior years.  We owe this to our members, for prompt payment of their membership and supplemental dues, to our sponsors, whose contributions have grown by over 50% in 2012, and to the committees for their efforts in organizing and executing a variety of social and educational programs throughout the year.  

Our goal for the next couple of months is to create official guidelines and procedures for the day-to-day operations of chapter business, in order to increase productivity and better meet member and sponsor expectations.  My sincere gratitude goes to Alek Zarifian (Vice President), Amy Hellmund (Secretary) Chauncey Jones (Treasurer), and Zelda Wong (Interim Office Administrator) who are leading these efforts.

Thank you for your support throughout the year,
Fariba S. Shantiyai, AIA, CCS, LEED AP
2012 AIAPF President

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AIAPF Office Staff Updates

Zelda Wong will be supporting AIAPF members, committee members, volunteers, the general public, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors as our Interim Consulting Office Administrator. Please join us in welcoming her to the team. You may reach out to her at, 626.796.7601 or visit her at the Chapter office between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM or by appointment.
For detailed information about Zelda’s professional experience, visit

Christopher Garrne–Intern
Senior Architectural Student, Woodbury University

Marian Sachs–Archivist

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Perspectives: Women in Architecture

Julie Arcelay, Trade Rep. Sub-Zero/Wolf

Part of the AIAPF mission is to champion diversity within the design professions. In doing so we give you Perspectives: Women in Architecture, otherwise known as WIA.  On June 27th, 2012 the WIA Committee presented a panel symposium to a packed house on issues facing women within the Architecture profession. The historic facility known as the Maxwell House located on the Western Justice Center campus near Old Pasadena was the backdrop to this fabulous program with amazing attendance.

Virginia Tanzman, FAIA, Vice Presendent, Parsons Brinkerhoff
Adele Chang AIA, Principal Lim Chang & Associates
Alla Kazovsky, Alternative Practitioner
Ginna Nguyen, Emerging professional, Gonzales Goodale Aarchitects

Jessica Mack, Director SCE Savings By Design

The four women panelists well represented their professions and had the audience on the edge of their seats. With moderator Jesica Mack, also a woman architect and the Director of Southern California Edison’s Savings by Design leading the panel with informative questions and personal stories that captured the audience attention.  We had full participation from the audience that made this event even more spectacular.   

The evening was filled with encouragement, education, celebration of women and the celebration of Architecture. We could not have had a more complete night without special thanks to the WIA Committee, the AIAPF Chapter Members and our Sponsors: Adroit Sound & Entertainmant, Atlast Homewares, Cambria, Cosentino, Cynthia Bennett & Associates, The Daily, Delray Lighting, George’s Plumbing, Jeanette Fine Furnishing, Life Source, Louise Poulenc / Targetti, Outdoor elegance, Porcelanosa, Sub-Zero and Wolf, Southern California Edison, Student Volunteers, Trader Joes and Whole Foods Market.

One last special thank you to all of you who attended the program.  I hope we answered the Why … We strive to create social connectivity between professionals and support women in their pursuit of that profession.


Photographs courtesy of Steve Lewis, AIA.

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June FFF Presented by Regional AIA Director John Grounds

Eric Parlee, AIA

On Friday June 20th, John Grounds, the AIA California Regional Director, presented a program on the organization and efforts of AIA National on behalf of the profession and membership.  California is one of seventeen regions represented in the AIA, which soon will have international representation. This last development is in response to the increasing role of American architects in projects overseas, a phenomenon in line with economic globalization and the growth of emerging economies in Asia, the Pacific and the Near East. The primary duties and goals of AIA National are in the sphere of Advocacy for legislative, social and professional laws and policies that enhance and promote the Architect’s role as the skillful visionary and implementer.  AIA National advocates on the theme that Design Matters, while also encouraging the future of the profession with programs for emerging professionals and mentorships.  AIA is at the center of the development of the International Green Construction Code.  Individual chapter members are strongly encouraged to develop and maintain active contact with AIA National through the website

The most immediate efforts in Advocacy have centered on the development of jobs in the construction industry, jobs that add value to the community, jobs of use to small and large firms in the profession, and jobs for a sustainable future.  AIA is actively lobbying for the adoption of the Main Street Act, which will streamline policies to free up capital access and bank funding vital to the construction industry.  Access to capital for sustainable retrofitting of existing buildings is one niche that will see much growth in the future.  AIA National can serve members as a channel to obscure or largely unknown grants and other funding initiatives that would make feasible projects that otherwise have been dying on the vine.  A new program, Advocacy 365 is meant to gather grass root chapter involvement in these and other issues and encourage architect participation in the local government process through Citizen Architect.  A very Jeffersonian concept, but he was after all an architect to the core of his being, serving as an inspiration to all architects involved, engaged and committed to the civic realm.

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AIAPF 2012 Showcase Architect, Gonzalez Goodale

Alek Zarifian, AIA

It was 8:30 a.m. on July 28, 2012 when I found the address 135 W. Green Street. In the anticipation of discovering Gonzalez Goodale’s office for the first time I approached the building finding the entry off of the narrow courtyard by the east side of the building.  Catching the light and shadows of the early morning sun I said to myself, “this is so Pasadena”.  Considering myself a citizen architect who happens to be in love with the City of Pasadena, I was so restless to finally get to know the office up close and personal.  Finally walked up and found myself in a beautiful two story loft space full of light and wonderful views of the mountains to the North and the beautiful tree scape of Green Street to the south.  It was exciting, beyond words can describe, to find such a beautifully designed architectural office right in the heart of Old Town Pasadena!

Upstairs I ran into Tiffany Dell’Aquila, our own AIAPF Director of Communications.  We couldn’t help to give ourselves a quick tour of the office.  After walking through the studio spaces which flanked all the shared elements in the middle we found two sets of spiral steel staircases leading us to the mezzanine level where the library of samples and a big common space is located.  Once again I said, “This is so Pasadena.”  It seemed like there was an intangible dimension that was so well understood connecting the office to the building and the building to the street and finally all of it to my favorite city of Pasadena.

As we got closer to 9:00 o’clock slowly the audience started to show up.  After half an hour of having coffee, or better yet, breakfast and getting to know each other we moved into the main conference room where Armando Gonzalez, FAIA; Ali Barar, AIA; and David Goodale, AIA respectively talked about the following subjects: Old Pasadena: From Seedy to Seductive, Affordable Housing:  Diversity and Design and Finally Un-Rigging the System: A Half-Century of willful underdevelopment.

It was so exciting and encouraging to hear all three speakers start their conversations from a broad range of Socio Economic issues and questions.  The kind of questions which belong to the intangible array of thoughts that any good design should be able to ask before getting into any formal discussion about light and shadow.  They started their discussions from that stage of design where Louis Kahn described it as pre-program, a place where it is about a true realization of nature of things,  whether they are about urban conditions, economic realities, or the make of the communities who represent a city.

I have always asked that “Why is it that Pasadena always does it right?”  I find my answer in firms like Gonzalez Goodale where the process starts by asking the right questions. Everything that we learned that Saturday morning was proof to that critical content is the real foundation for all great works of architecture. It is also the reason for the architects to be thought leaders in the societies that they live in.  

It wasn’t by accident that Armando Gonzales referred to the entry courtyard of 135 West Green Street and its importance in connecting the building, so successfully, to the fabric of the city.  There is a deep and continuous understanding of the immeasurable throughout everything that Gonzalez and Goodale does and their work shows it.  Their Pasadena Water and Power Operations building received an AIAPF Honor Award in 2011. Looking forward to learning from their future projects we thank them for making “Showcase Architect” such a successful event for all of us.

Photograph courtesy of Fariba Shantiyai, AIA.

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Get on the Bus

Tiffany Dell’Aquila, Associate AIA

Thank you to all who came out to the Get On The Bus event! It was a great event, as usual.

Thanks again to Pasadena Magazine for their promotional blog article which you can read here.

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Westridge School: Sustainable Science Building for Girls by Pica+Sullivan
Photographs courtesy of Joel Ochs.

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Millard House / La Miniatura by Frank Lloyd Wright
Photograph courtesy of Joel Ochs.

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Snyder Diamond
Photograph courtesy of Mark Smeaton, AIA.

Stacie and James Argus
Photograph courtesy of Mark Smeaton, AIA.

Mark Gangi and Anne Wong
Photograph courtesy of Mark Smeaton, AIA.

Mark Gangi, John Luttrell, Alek Zarifian, Fariba Shantiyai
Photograph courtesy of Mark Smeaton, AIA.

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EPP  2012 ARE Lecture Series

Tony Hambarchian, Associate AIA

Photograph courtesy of Tony Hambarchian, Associate AIA.

The 2012 ARE lecture series continues to establish AIA Pasadena & Foothill as a strong advocate for the pursuit of ARE and IDP by our Associate members. The sessions continue to maintain high member attendance rates and our teachers have proven to be extremely knowledgeable and thorough in the material.

As the Emerging Professionals Program brings its lecture series to a close, we are excited to obtain new study material for the Chapter Library from the proceeds of the Lecture Series. The efforts put forth by our volunteer teachers are much appreciated and we thank everyone who participated in our program to make it a great success.

We look forward to a mixer to close out the Lecture Series and bring in the school year for our affiliated AIAS members.  If you would like to become involved with the EPP committee please contact Tony Hambarchian.

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Citizen Architect Committee Updates

PCG Ground Breaking

Tony Hambarchian, Associate AIA

The Citizen Architect Committee had the opportunity to celebrate a year long collaboration with Pasadena Community Gardens by participating in the groundbreaking ceremony on June 9th. The event included a presentation by our Citizen Architect Committee, a site tour and a Shovel Ceremony involving Chair of Citizen Architect Mark Gangi, Council Member Steve Madison of District 6, and Mayor of Pasadena Bill Bogaard.

Our team continues its efforts towards Pasadena Community Gardens by working with garden consultants to develop the irrigation plan. Most recently, Diana Tran and Tony Hambarchian submitted the project for Design Awards on behalf of the Citizen Architect Committee.

If you would like to become involved with Citizen Architects on this project, contact Tony Hambarchian.

Photographs courtesy of Tiffany Dell'Aquila, Associate AIA.

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Habitat for Humanity

Tiffany Dell’Aquila, Associate AIA

On June 11th, members from the Citizen Architect Committee met with the Board of Directors of the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity Chapter. President Fariba Shantiyai, Chair Mark Gangi, and Tiffany Dell’Aquila gave a presentation on the collaboration of our two organizations thus far, touching on our previous involvement with the Elmira Residence and outlining some possible ways we could move forward together. We were well received and a productive brainstorm ensued.

There will be several upcoming opportunities for AIA Pasadena Foothill Chapter members to become more involved in Habitat for Humanity projects. These projects include rehabilitation opportunities for single-family residences, as well as site analysis for currently vacant lots. If you would like to get involved, please contact Tiffany Dell’Aquila.

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Message from Citizen Architect Co-Chairs

R. Steven Lewis, AIA, NOMA & Mark Gangi, AIA

On Saturday September 21st, Mark Gangi will be speaking about Citizen Architect at the AIA California Council Academy for Emerging Professionals (AIACC AEP). Let us know if you will be in attendance!

As many of our chapter members are involved on an individual basis with projects and initiatives that are public interest in nature, you represent the AIA either directly or indirectly. As such, we urge you to make your efforts known to the Citizen Architect Committee so that your good works may be shared with others, and the spirit of public interest architecture and service can be advanced and promoted.

Contact Tiffany Dell’Aquila to get involved

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Quid Pro Quo and Sponsor Support

Nazanin Zarkesh, AIA, Director for Sponsorship

Wikipedia - Quid pro quo (“this for that” in Latin) most often means a more-or-less equal exchange or substitution of goods or services.

What has AIA done for me?  In the first eight months of 2012, AIA P&F has had 22 programs, plus 8 ARE classes. That’s an average of 3 per month! For chapters our size, we are unmatched in the number of quality programs that we host. Since members are reluctant to pay the full cost of programs, 30% are supported by Sponsors. This year, sponsors are anticipated to contribute 15% to our budget.    

In this economy, think how tough it is to get sponsored. Eleven of our members have continuously helped me contact and enlist potential sponsors, taking time away from their practices. I thank each of them for their support and invite other members to join us in this effort.

My special thanks go to Julie Arcelay with Sub-Zero, our sponsorship committee co-chair. She has given continued support, always with great ideas on how to improve and grow our partners and quick to offer lists of potential sponsors for each program. AIAPF wouldn’t have done as well this year without her assistance and hard work.
Why do sponsors support the chapter? Naturally, to build and grow their businesses. So far this year our sponsors have contributed over $9,000. In return, major sponsors are identified on our website, newsletters, e-blasts and Bulletin. Many attend the events they sponsor and are introduced to the attendees. At the recent Women in Architecture event, they were given tables to show off their product and services -- a great success both for the chapter and our sponsors. 

So, how can we give back to our sponsors and partners (“a more-or-less equal exchange or substitution of goods or services”)? 

  • Introduce yourself to sponsors; exchange business cards; thank them.
  • Consider sponsors when assembling your team for a new job OR specifying products.
  • Refer sponsors to colleagues looking for services or products.

If our sponsors see the benefit of supporting AIA P&F:

  • They’ll be back next year
  • Signing up sponsors in 2013 will be easier
  • The price of admission to programs will be less
  • Our Chapter budget will be enhanced
  • Additional fun events will be added

Thanks to our partners and sponsors for their amazing support this year!

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In Our Community

City of Pasadena Releases RFP for Julia Morgan YWCA

Eric Parlee, AIA

Two weeks ago, the City of Pasadena along with Pasadena Heritage hosted two exclusive walking tours of the long shuttered Julia Morgan YWCA to members of the public and parties interested in responding to the RFP recently issued by the City. The RFP is for a respectful adaptive re-use and transformation of this historic building in the Civic Center core of Pasadena.  This opportunity has been long awaited and is the culmination of Pasadena’s initial efforts to secure and salvage this landmark for the future of the community.  Despite it’s woeful appearance, the building has been vacant since the mid 90’s, the structure and its “bones” are in good shape and await an energetic and visionary user. To sweeten the deal, Pasadena is offering two adjacent parcels to be used in the proposals either as a project realized in whole or as a phased exercise with the restoration of the YWCA building conditioned to take precedence in the order of construction.

The RPF was released July 9, 2012 and further information is available on the city website.  All written questions are due no later than September 5, 2012 with fully completed RFP responses due no later than 5:00 PM on September 24, 2012.  Both tour sessions were well attended, as was the city staff presentation held after the Saturday event at City Hall.  All proposals will be reviewed with consideration to the financial feasibility of the proposals, the degree to which the designs address the Civic Center plan, and the scale of the surrounding structures. Proposals will also be evaluated based on their response to the historic and aesthetic context of the Civic Center. The City and Pasadena Heritage have committed to facilitating programs and workshops to help define these goals and AIAPF will assist in these efforts as well.  Stay tuned, there may be a community charrette in the near future where we can follow up on previous efforts to help jump-start a renaissance in the core of Pasadena.

Photographs courtesy of Eric Parlee, AIA.

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NOMA & AIAPF Offer Architecture Workshop to High Schoolers

Joe Catalano, AIA

On July 19, 20 and 21, the Los Angeles Chapter of NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) in partnership with the Chapter led a three-day architecture workshop for high school students, in cooperation with the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD).

NOMA Chapter Secretary Camille Jackson, NOMA, LEED-AP, a Parsons design manager,  and Judy Turner of PEF, are primarily responsible for putting this program together. Ms. Turner is PEF’s liaison between PUSD and the business community for science, technology and engineering programs.

Seventeen students attended, many from the Engineering and Environmental Science Academy at John Muir High School, and Muir’s Arts, Entertainment and Media Academy.  Chapter members Steve Lewis, Joe Catalano and John Luttrell joined Camille in leading the workshop sessions on Thursday and Friday mornings.  On Saturday the group toured construction work underway at Franklin Elementary School, and then traveled to the Getty Center for a docent-led architectural tour.

The first day kicked off with a PowerPoint presentation by Catalano and Lewis showing architectonically clear examples of buildings, ranging from Calatrava to Habitat 67 to the Guggenheim in New York. Besides being clearly discussable examples of “making,” they also illustrated a convergence of the arts and engineering, an important theme pedagogically.
Following this, Thursday and Friday featured a series of three dimensional group projects on the themes of structure and enclosure. Julio Rodriguez, a Cal Poly B.Arch student who works in Doug Ewing’s office,  ­­­­­­­­­and Krysten Burton, an M.Arch student at UCLA, joined the rest of the “faculty” in guiding the students through their projects.

The groups, or “firms,” each comprised a mix of engineering and arts students, and each project was followed by group presentations. It was great fun, especially the structural failures (or “overloading”).

As you may know, AIA and NOMA have a memorandum of understanding at the national level that encourages mutual support and cooperation for programs such as this one. NOMA does significant work to create diversity in the profession, including its “Project Pipeline,” aimed at attracting minority youth into architecture school.

The Los Angeles Chapter of NOMA has sponsored summer architecture programs for high school students in Los Angeles for the last three summers, and this year expanded to Pasadena with the help of our Chapter. This was a follow-on to the First Friday Forum held last October at John Muir High School, on the topic of NOMA’s summer programs and “Project Pipeline.”

Instrumental along with Jackson, a Muir alumna, is Steve Lewis, a past president of the national NOMA organization. Thanks also go to Nazerian Construction Company and PUSD for the tour at Franklin Elementary School, and to Pankow Builders for providing funding for this program.
This brief program, which was enthusiastically received, can only introduce students to the idea of making buildings, and hopefully we have shown them that the arts and engineering are not in their own “silos.” Exploring building types, and concerns like sustainability, will need further programming.
Additional funding to support PEF’s work with PUSD’s academies, is from the James Irvine Foundation. 

Photograph courtesy of Joe Catalano, AIA.

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AIA National "Shadow an Architect" Program

Tony Hambarchian, Associate AIA

Photograph courtesy of Tony Hambarchian, Associate AIA.

Earlier this year I was humbled with the opportunity to represent our chapter’s Emerging Professionals Program at the 2012 AIA National Conference. The journey sparked hope as Mayor Vincent C. Gray referenced the forty plus cranes building the cityscape while our Nation’s Emerging Professionals gathered over the future of the profession. Amidst the excitement, my experience with the “Shadow and Architect” program resonated deeper than the numerous other activities I participated in.

Alongside Steve Lewis of AIA Pasadena & Foothill and Leslie G. Alarcon of AIA Washington, I had the opportunity to mentor a group of aspiring architectural students from Phelps Engineering and Construction High School. Our time together included a design charrette of a highschool and a tour of the product booths. As we walked down the convention floor and became more acquainted with one another, I realized I had not only mentored future Designers and Architects but also future Gourmet Chefs, Musicians, Athletes, and Physicians. I was inspired by the wide range of aspiration and drive expressed by some of the youngest emerging professionals at the conference.

The experience opened my eyes to new perspective of the industry and allowed me to network with professionals that I will collaborate with for years to come. I am thankful to the 2012 Board of Directors for helping make this trip a reality, and look forward to representing our chapter at future events. 

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Upcoming Events

No Architect Left Behind Series:
Session 01: Canyon House / Santa Monica Net-ZEB Residence

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As the name implies, each program in the series is focused on maintaining professional architectural skills in the ever-changing modern world.

The series will present four workshop-sessions on design for carbon-neutral buildings. The following design aspects will be shown to equal traditional design qualities of form and composition in achieving overall successful design. A total of seven objectives will be considered in concert and in balance with each other:

  1. Sustainability: Pertaining to climate-responsive, passive-active design analysis towards environmental performance of building systems, elements and strategies;
  2. Occupancy/Activity/Functional/Operational: Pertaining to functional programming—spatial needs and requirements, system performance as well as durability and efficient maintenance of building systems and elements;
  3. Aesthetics:  Pertaining to the physical appearance and image of building elements and spaces as well as the integrated design process;
  4. Productivity: Pertaining to occupants’ well-being—physical and psychological comfort—including building elements such as air distribution, lighting, workspaces, systems, and technology;
  5. Cost-Effectiveness: Pertaining to selecting to building elements on the basis of life-cycle costs (weighing options during concepts, design development, and value engineering) as well as cost estimating and budget control;
  6. Accessibility:  Pertaining to building elements, heights and clearances implemented to address the specific needs of disabled occupants;
  7. Security/Safety: Pertaining to the physical rotection of occupants and assets from man-made and natural hazards.  

Session Presentations and Textbook 
Sessions will be a synchronized lecture and seminar format with exercises and quizzes.  Textbook readings are intended to be complimentary extensions of in-person presentations. Verbal presentations will be supplemented by handouts, software exercises, and real world case studies by practicing architects.

The recommended text book is Best Practices in Sustainable Building Design + Interactive Learning Environment, by Spiegelhalter, Vassigh, Shahin, Ebru Ozer. The book includes interactive software distributed in DVD format. Both the book and software comprise an educational platform and are developed to advance the education for climate responsive and ecologically sustainable building design.

Schematic Design Software 
The use of software for schematic phase design will also be addressed to improve context-driven activities (occupancy), indoor comfort and energy performance of conceptual planning alternatives. Because most simulation tools are too complicated for the purpose, quick, visual comparison software is recommended for early-stage design.  To this end, free tools allow users to describe and simulate a building in less than 30-minutes with no special technical experience.  Annual energy use simulations can be run in less than a minute and graphical results are immediately available. This past July AIAPF presented a session on free software from: Climate Consultant, Psychometrics, HEED for residential only at
Expanding capabilities, “No Architect Left Behind” will feature occupancy driven software by MIT called MIT Design Advisor with occupancy categories including:
Conference/Convention Facilities
High-rise Residential
Low-rise Residential
Light Manufacturing
Retail Facilities

Session registration is through the AIAPF web-site. Member registration for each of the four sessions is $55, non-members $65. Architectural students enrolled in accredited professional 5-year or masters programs will be admitted free of charge. Session-1, single-family residential occupancy is September 21. Remaining sessions, October 19, November 30 and January 2013 (date to be announced) will address respectively multi-story residential, Classroom and Laboratory, and Office occupancies.    

Friday, September 21, 2012
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Session 02: October 19
Session 03: November 30
Session 04: January 20

Pasadena City College
Harbeson Hall

$55.00 per event: AIA Members
$65.00 per event: Non-Members

3-Session Package
$135.00: AIA Members
$165.00: Non-Members

FREE: Students (Valid ID Required)


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Upcoming Events




  • 9/3   
    Design Awards Final Submittal Deadline
  • 9/5   
    EXCOM Meeting
  • 9/7   
    September FFF
  • 9/7
    Design Awards Jury Lunch
  • 9/8   
    Advisory Committee Meeting
  • 9/8
    Design Awards Jury Lunch
  • 9/10   
    Design Awards Winners Notified   
  • 9/11   
    Fellowship Committee & Candidates Meeting
  • 9/12   
    Board Meeting
  • 9/19   
    Fellowship Committee Meeting
  • 9/21   
    No Architect Left Behind Session 1
  • 9/27   
    2012 Design Awards Gala


  • 10/2   
    Fellowship Committee & Candidates Meeting - Final Review
  • 10/3   
    EXCOM Meeting
  • 10/4    
    ADA/CASP Training Session
  • 10/5   
    October FFF
  • 10/10   
    Annual Business Meeting
  • 10/17   
    Fellowship Committee Meeting
  • 10/19    
    Fellowship Final Submission Deadline
  • 10/19
    No Architect Left Behind Session 2
  • 10/24   
    Past Presidents’ Luncheon


  • 11/2   
    November FFF
  • 11/7   
    EXCOM Meeting
  • 11/10   
    Advisory Committee Meeting
  • 11/14   
    Board Meeting
  • 11/28   
    Fall Gala & Installation
  • 11/30   
    No Architect Left Behind Session 3


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