Join AIA|LA for the 5th Annual Design Conference at Dwell on Design!

Last Updated: June 15, 2011

1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA

Join AIA|LA for the 5th Annual Design Conference at Dwell on Design!

Are you an architectural professional? Or just love architecture? Are you interested in sustainable living? Do you have opinions about Los Angeles' transportation issues?

Let AIA Los Angeles offer you an unbeatable opportunity! Quench your interest for the above questions while also getting access to the Dwell on Design expo at the LA Convention Center.

Taking place June 24th & 25th, the AIA|LA Design Conference will allow you to be a part of one of the major architecture and design events in the city!

Held in conjunction with Dwell on Design, the AIA|LA Design Conference offers an exciting two days of programs, featuring a Transportation Symposium, the 7th Annual Restaurant Design Awards and a seminars to facilitate architectural license renewal.

Go HERE to register!

Here are the highlights of the AIA|LA Design Conference 2011 weekend:

DAY 1 ( Fri June 24th): The Architecture of Transportation design symposium presented by Parsons Brinckerhoff will feature an exciting line up of speakers and serve as a forum to discuss innovative ideas about how to build transportation systems that support and strengthen healthier, more functional and more livable neighborhoods. This day will provide AIA members with 6.0 health, safety & welfare (HSW) + sustainable design (SD) learning units.

DAY 2 (Sat June 25th): The Business of Architecture will feature AIA|LA's resident building code and ADA experts discussing changes from 2010 and accessible parking. This day will provide AIA members with 6.0 health, safety & welfare (HSW) learning units and also fulfill the mandatory disability access (ADA) continuing education requirement for architectural license renewal in California.

RESTAURANT DESIGN AWARDS CEREMONY (Fri June 24th): Now entering its 7th year, the AIA|LA's Restaurant Design Awards program celebrates excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges ad nightclubs. A panel of distinguished jurors including Dean Larkin, AIA (Principal/Architect, Dean Larkin Design), Mark Peel (Author & Chef/Proprietor, Campanile) and Haily Zaki (Chief Operative, Secret Agent PR) convened to review this year's entries and select the list of nominees. The Jury and People's Choice Awards Winners will be announced at the RDA Ceremony on Friday June 24th at 5:30 PM in conjunction with the AIA|LA Design Conference on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center.

Speaker quotes:

"California will be a global leader in transportation improvements in the next decade, with the proposed high speed rail, light rail/heavy rail projects and proposed highway improvements. From a global perspective, California can be the beneficiary of lessons learned in some of the more transit advanced countries ilk China and Japan." Roland Wiley, AIA

"Ego is one of the few explanations I can think of to explain spending billions on a social engineering theory that has massively failed, in that it never causes commuters to appreciably change their one-driver-per-car lifestyles no matter which decade you measure. The same money, spent over these past 20 years on transportation improvements that people really sue - city buses and improved urban roadways,-- could have given us a somewhat better world. Transportation wise." Jill Stewart, News Editor, LA Weekly

"From a high speed train services perspective, California is way behind the system developments in Europe and Asia, but further ahead than Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin!" Todd Osborne, AIA, Director of Aviation and Transportation for Gensler

"We should never punish people for having to park their cars in locations where they have no other choices for mobility. But, we might consider connecting the purchase of a car with a demonstrated ability to store it off street at the owner's cost." Gerhard W. Mayer, AIA of Mayer Architects

Other speakers presenting during the AIA|LA Design Conference include:

Frances Anderton, Hon. AIA|LA - Host, DnA: Design & Architecture (KCRW)
Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE, LEED AP - Principal, Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
David Abel - Publisher, The Planning Report
James A. Thomas - Chairman, President & C.E.O., Thomas Properties Group, Inc.
Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod - Author, "Inventing Autopia"
Bart Reed - Executive Director, The Transit Coalition
Geoff Wardle - Director of Advanced Mobility Research at Art Center College of Design; Ongoing Transportation
Barbara Lott-Holland - Co-Chair, Bus Riders Union
Alissa Walker - Writer, Editor - Good Magazine, Fast Company, gelatobaby
Robert S. Ogilvie, PhD - PHLP Program Director, Planning for Healthy Places
Bonnie Nelson - Founding Principal, Nelson Nygaard
Dennis Allen - Executive Director, Los Angeles Streetcar, Inc.
Jose Palacios, AIA - Principal, Architecture, AECOM
Ken Alpern - Chair, The Transit Coalition; Co-Chair, L.A. Council District#11 Transportation Advisory Committee; Co-Chair, Mar Vista Community Council
Aidan Hughes- Principal, ARUP
Li Wen, AIA - Design Director, GENSLER
Fred W. Clarke, FAIA - Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli
Hasan Ikhrata - Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments
Gerhard Mayer, AIA - Founder, Mayer Architects
Cary Brazeman - Founder, LA Neighbors United & Former Managing Dir., CBRE
David Grannis - C.E.O., Planning Company Associates
Stefanos Polyzoides - Partner, Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists
Jill Stewart - News Editor, LA Weekly
Frank X. Villalobos, FAIA - Founder, Barrio Planners Incorporated
Margot Ocanas - Policy Analyst, RENEW LA County, Department of Public Health
Todd Osborne, AIA - Director of Aviation and Transportation, Genlser
Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA - Founder, Fentress Architects
Jim Bruce, AIA - Aviation + Transportation Regional Leader/ Vice President, HOK
Eugene J. Kim, Ph.D. - Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Brian D. Taylor, PhD - Professor and Chair of Urban Planning; Director, Institute of Transportation Studies - UCLA; Associate Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Martha Welborne, FAIA - Executive Director, Countywide Planning, METRO
Roland A. Wiley, AIA - Principal, RAW International
Denny Zane - Executive Director, MOVE LA
Vincent Chang, MA DipArch, AIA, RIBA - Partner, Grimshaw Architects
Andrew Whalley, AIA, RIBA - Deputy Chairman, Grimshaw Architects
Martin Tuttle - Deputy Director, Planning and Modal Programs, California Department of Transportation
Hon. Jan Perry - Council President Pro Tempore, Council District #9 - City of Los Angeles
Mike Enomoto, FAIA - Partner, Gruen Associates
Debra Gerod, AIA - Partner, Gruen Associates

AIA Los Angeles greatly appreciates the support of our sponsors who help the organization to produce notable events such as the AIA|LA Design Conference.

* PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF (presenting sponsor)
* GRUEN ASSOCIATES (gold sponsor)
* GENSLER (silver sponsor)
* DWELL ON DESIGN (community partner)
* DWELL MAGAINE (community partner)
* AECKNOWLEDGE (media sponsor)
* FORM MAGAZINE (media sponsor)
* NOTNEUTRAL (special thanks)

And a special thanks to those community organizations that have partnered with AIA Los Angeles for The Architecture of Transportation Symposium.

  • American Planning Association, Los Angeles
  • California Infill Builders Association
  • CicLAvia
  • Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (F.A.S.T.)
  • Green LA Coalition
  • LA Streetsblog
  • Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
  • Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
  • Mobility 21
  • Safe Routes to School National Partnership
  • The Transit Coalition
  • Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles (ULI-LA)
  • UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Last updated: 12-Dec-2012 02:28 AM
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