AIA

December 4, 2012

LA Council President Asks AIA-LA Members if Merging Planning with Building & Safety Is a Good Idea

In the following partial transcript from a November 15 breakfast forum held by the American Institute of Architects, LA City Council President Herb Wesson leads an assessment of the pros/cons of merging the Department of Planning with Building and Safety in response to budgetary constraints.

August 1, 2012

AIA/LA Roundtable: Minimum Parking Requirments, Yes/No?

Roundtable discussion on AB 904, a California Legislature bill that would have erased parking minimums across the state. Featuring Mott Smith, Don Shoup, Jeff Kiernan, Dave Snow, Carl Muhlstein, and Bill Roschen.

June 29, 2012

AIA/LA Healthy by Design Panel Addresses How Best to Incentivize Healthier Placemaking

AIA Design Conference panel moderated by TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, featuring Chet Widom (State Architect, State of California), Kate Diamond (HMC Architects), Dr. Jonathan Fielding (Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health), and Dr. Richard Jackson (UCLA).

December 16, 2011

AIA Los Angeles: Political Leadership Could Bolster Green Design

A roundtable discussion hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles, and featuring some of the region's most prominent designers sheds light on the role of the architect in greening the built environment. While design innovations have created energy efficient buildings and have raised awareness, coordinated government action could provide the scale necessary for noticeable change.

April 24, 2019

History & Evolution of Historic Preservation on the West Coast

Architect Brenda Levin, FAIA and Principal of Levin & Associates, presents an illuminating account of the evolution of historic preservation and the unique role women have played in Los Angeles architecture.

August 4, 2014

AIA Honors Architect Julia Morgan with Gold Medal—Finally!

TPR celebrates architect Julia Morgan with a tribute.

March 30, 2012

Chet Widom: New California State Architect Opines on Priorities

Chet Widom spoke to leading architects in the Los Angeles area at an AIA event in March to explain what he intends to accomplish in his new position as State Architect. Review boards and documentation slow down the design and construction process significantly, and Widom faces the difficult challenge of speeding the process up with limited resources in a complicated bureaucracy.

December 19, 2011

Peter Zellner Discusses SCI-Arc’s Focus on Sustainability

Peter Zellner, a Culver City-based architect and a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, sat down with TPR as a follow-up to the AIA net zero energy roundtable. Zellner’s work on art galleries has gained ZELLNERPLUS the most recognition. His grappling with questions of urbanism and sustainability, however, professionally challenge common notions of how Los Angeles’ built environment may evolve. 

June 1, 2011

AIA|LA Billboard 2011 Roundtable: Who Arbitrates Design?

The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosted a roundtable to discuss one of the most vexing policy and design questions that face cities: what kind of signage improves a cityscape?

June 21, 2006

Husband-and-Wife Team Hodgetts+Fung Receive Gold Award from AIA's Los Angeles Chapter

Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung reflect on receiving the L.A. AIA's highest honor at the 2006 AIA convention.

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