City Leaders Breakfast Reception with DEBORAH WEINTRAUB & MAHMOOD KARIMZADEH
September 15, 8:00-9:30AM
Bureau of Engineering, Architectural Division, 1149 South Broadway, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The 2016 AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series :: the thirteenth annual AIA|LA Breakfast Series


Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles

Ms. Weintraub and Mr. Karimzadeh will discuss status updates to the Sixth Street Viaduct, the Los Angeles River Bikeway, the envision ration system for infrastructure projects, as well as, other public facility projects currently being advanced by BOE leadership.

WHEN: Thursday, September 15 (8am - 9:30am)

WHERE: Bureau of Engineering, Architectural Division, 1149 South Broadway, 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Discussion Topics:

1.    What is Engineering’s next step for Sustainability Effort?  Net –Zero Energy Projects? 

2.    Envision Rating System for infrastructure projects. 

3.    LA River Bikeway Feasibility Project.

4.    6th Street Viaduct and Associated Landscape Projects.

5.    Design collaboration with our Pre-Qualified consultants.  

DEBORAH J. WEINTRAUB, AIA, LEEDAP  - Chief Deputy City Engineer, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles

Deborah has received numerous local and national awards, including a national AIA urban design award for the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, has published many professional articles, and has presented in a variety of professional and public forums.

As a recognized expert in sustainable design, Deborah was instrumental in the adoption of LEED for City buildings, and has extended the sustainability initiatives by piloting net-zero energy design for certain City projects. 

Deborah is the Chief Deputy City Engineer for the Bureau of Engineering, and the highest ranking architect in the City. She provides leadership for an integrated architecture and engineering organization of approximately 800 people, with approximately 442 active projects totaling $3.5 billion. The projects she oversees include fire facilities, police facilities, cultural facilities, transportation facilities, recreational buildings and parks, zoo facilities, general office facilities, the Convention Center, and bridges. Deborah also has been integral to the Los Angeles River Revitalization effort.

Mahmood Karimzadeh, AIA - Principal Architect, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los Angeles 

Mr. Karimzadeh is the Principal Architect at the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, managing a $600M Municipal Facilities Program. The Municipal Facilities Program is responsible for the design and delivery of all City funded council controlled building projects. Over the last twelve years, he has led the transformation of City facilities toward sustainability while promoting design excellence.

He is also the Chief Sustainability Officer for the Bureau and the Program Manager for the Citywide Sustainable Design Implementation Program(SDIP) that is responsible for establishing and implementing green building practices. This program is responsible for administrating grants made available to the City in order to fund sustainable programs or actual construction of sustainable buildings.  His division regularly provides green building training for the City staff, consultant and contractors.

Mahmood Karimzadeh earned his degree in Architecture and Urban Planning in 1984.  After graduation, he worked in the private sector for 10 years where he designed and managed commercial and residential projects in Middle East, California and Canada.  He has participated in several national and international design competitions and has won several overseas and California commissions before joining the City of Los Angeles in 1991. He served as a Board of Director for the United States Building Council – first Los Angeles Chapter from 2002-2004.

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering

The Bureau of Engineering of the City of Los Angeles is responsible for the design and construction management of all City funded projects, including buildings, streets, parks, bridges, storm water management systems, wastewater treatment plants to name a few. It is a full service organization responsible for delivering cost effective and sustainable projects.  The Bureau delivers approximately $100M municipal building projects annually. The Bureau’s effort to green the City’s infrastructure dates back to 1995 and has resulted in constructing some of the Country’s finest green building and infrastructure projects. 

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