How you, your firm, or your ideas can be featured in the 2016 AIA|LA slate  
+ mechanisms to influence it in an at-a-glance guide

Public Policy that Benefits the Profession  
In 2015, the AIA|LA successfully advocated for policies at city hall that supported the profession's interests, moved towards a better built environment, and... improved the architect/building official paradigm through proactive meetings with the Building and Safety department. We'll be back at City Hall in 2016. Meanwhile, the City Leaders Breakfast series, which hosts highly influential Angelenos, heads into its twelfth year.

*Have a suggestion for a figure that you would like to hear speak (and meet) at a Breakfast? Contact:

Awards Programs that build firm profiles within the field and bolster credibility with clients.    
In 2016, the Residential Architecture Awards will debut as part of an awards program that includes the internationally followed Restaurant Design Awards and our annual Design Awards. The latter features a quality of entry that this year's jury noted raises the bar for the rest of the country.
*connect your firm or company to an awards event, contact:
*info on entries:  

Tours that introduce design enthusiasts (and possible clients) to members' work, and allow architects to examine project details in person.
Already on the boards is the home of one of Los Angeles' most revered mid-century modernists, along with design award winners, architects' own homes, and illuminating visits to office, studio, and residential spaces.

Last year, artist Michael C. McMillen joined us at the Bradbury Building tour to share the process by which the film Blade Runner developed its special effects using the building. Should we plan other multi-disciplinary tours in 2016? Let us know.

*to submit your space for a tour, jet an interior image, an exterior image, and a narrative of up to 200 words to: and

New Business Development (and, conversely, find qualified applicants for your own firm)

In 2016, we'll launch an event directly slated at new business development opportunities for members but which will also demonstrate the benefits of good design to those who engage architects. Details will arrive in your inbox in 2016.

Have you used the AIAs job listing yet? Join the many Los Angeles firms that do so.

*list with us:

LArchitecture Month
Expect programming that appeals to the public sector to broaden in 2016. Hint: Break out the plaid, start re-running a certain 1995 flick and look forward to details from Carlo.

Professional Development; Licensure Support; Outreach to Next Gen
We feature: CEUs taught by experts. A mentor process for AIAs interested in attaining the FAIA designation. Visits to the terrific Los Angeles-based schools that teach architecture. Fantastic new member receptions.

Have member outreach ideas, would like to participate in them, or sponsor these initiatives? Let know.

Gender Equity/Diversity/POWERFUL
We believe that tapping into the full potential of every employee is productive for business. On the heels of well attended POWERFUL symposiums (dedicated to improving diversity and equity in architecture) in 2015, over thirty diverse design professionals including firm Partners are developing productive next steps. Watch for updates.


These programs are all in addition to the exciting, ambitious, and thoughtful agenda recently set by  2016 AIA|LA President Debra Gerod, FAIA. We look forward to sharing Debra's plans with you in coming weeks.  

Drive AIA|LA member led initiatives.
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Last updated: 22-Dec-2015 11:34 AM
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