Happy Holidays 2011 from AIA Los Angeles!
Last Updated: December 16, 2011
3780 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM AIA LOS ANGELES!
Dear AIA|LA Members & Friends,
Since its founding in 1907, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has dedicated itself to furthering the work of the National AIA organization by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture + design community.
This unwavering commitment to member service continued throughout 2011 and included many achievements, some of which are highlighted below. We are very pleased with AIA|LA's accomplishments during 2011 and look forward to continued success for both the Chapter and the profession in 2012.
All of us on the AIA|LA Staff extend our heartfelt wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new year.
Nicci Solomons, Hon. AIACC
AIA Los Angeles
HIGHLIGHT OF AIA|LA 2011 ACHIEVEMENTS
- Recruited 305 new members, maintaining membership above 3000 individuals
- Offered more than 50 continuing education classes that provided in excess of 150 hours of professional development opportunities
- Coordinated 9 disability access seminars to help California architects with license renewal
- Government Advocacy efforts have resulted in the Chapter helping to shape various ordinances and initiatives, fueled by programs such as the ongoing Breakfast Series, Legislative Day and strategic visits with city officials
- Implemented two symposiums on the Architecture of Transportation and Designing Healthier Lifestyles
- Released the Chapter's inaugural Digital Membership Directory
- Developed the first AIA|LA iPad app featuring entries into the Design Awards Program
- Celebrated the 5th anniversary of the AIA|LA Design Conference and our third successful year holding this event with Dwell on Design
- Two annual student scholarship competitions - the 1:2 Charrette and the 2x8 Exhibit -- awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships to deserving and talented students
- More than 1000 people from the community voted in the Restaurant Design Awards People's Choice Awards competition
- Created scholarship program to allow unemployed or under-employed members in pursuit of licensure to attend ARE Prep Seminars at no charge
- All three home tours were well-attended by the public and received significant attention from both digital and print media outlets
- Continued to establish relationships with new allied organizations
- The Design Awards Program received around 300 entries of both built and unbuilt projects
- Provided members the opportunity to explore new iconic buildings in the city, including the Pacific Design Center Red Building and the West Hollywood Library
- In addition to the non-stop activity schedule of the Chapter, AIA|LA has also formed a new non-profit organization with a goal to create a physical Center for Architecture & Urban Design Los Angeles [CALA]