Practice Committee

Representatives from architecture and engineering firms in Los Angeles originally organized the AIA|LA Practice Committee with a focus on large-scale public and institutional building projects. Their purpose was to create an effective interface with various agencies and significant client entities to facilitate exchange of information and ideas in technical, design and business issues that affect our industry. In 2012 the committee met every month and provided programs and events on various topics affecting the practice of architecture in Los Angeles. Concurrently, in 2012, the AIA|LA International Practice Committee was working on promoting the unique talents of Los Angeles Architects in the Global community and crafted events that would facilitate the sharing of knowledge and expertise concerning the international practice of architecture amongst our members.

In November of 2012, to enhance the outreach of the two committees and to efficiently provide cutting edge programming to our members, the AIA|LA International Practice Committee was merged with the AIA Practice committee to form one unit that will oversee all aspects of architectural practice at the city, state, federal and global level.  

In 2013 the committee will focus on business issues relating to Architecture and Engineering contracting practices at home and abroad with emphasis on lectures, programs and events that highlight technology related to the delivery of Architectural and Engineering services.

Chair: Mehrdad Farivar Esq., FAIA- Morris Polich & Purdy LLP

Vice Chair: TBD

Past Chair: Mitra Memari, AIA - Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP