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arch for health care
building performance&regulations
CADD users group
computer committee
academic outreach
political outreach
design awards
interior architecture
committee on the environment
fellows committee
urban design
public relations
masters of architecture
home tours



Facilitates networking in the architectural community to share information relating to health facility planning/design/construction, changes in regulatory trends, technology, delivery of care, resources and opportunities.

CALENDAR EVENT: Please note that the January 17th event has been CANCELLED. The next event is scheduled for February 21st. More details to follow.

Please RSVP via , if you are interested in attending. We hope to see you there!

Download the 2007 Architecture for Health Care Committee Calendar

Download September 2006 Architecture for Health Care Meeting Minutes

Chairs :
Zeke Triana, AIA
Lee Burkhart Liu, Inc.

Reviews issues affecting building performance and current building codes, regulations and ordinances, as well as accesses the pending or newly enacted revisions and their impact on the technical aspects of building design and performance.

Co-Chair : John Petro, AIA

:   Rudolph   DeChellis, FAIA, WWCOT
WWCOT Architects

Encourages the understanding and use of computer aided drafting software.

Chair : Eric Bobrow, Assoc. AIA, Bobrow Consulting Group
Bobrow Consulting Group


Promotes the uses of digital media and methods in the practice of architecture. Activities include education and training on software applications such as CAD, image processing, and analytical tools. The committee does not have a regular meeting time. We use e-mail, web sites, etc. as our primary means of communication. Please send an e-mail to dnoble@usc.edu to participate.

Douglas Noble, FAIA, Ph.D.


Increases public awareness of architectural design and the architect's role in creating the built environment.  Hosts the “Good Business/Good Design” lecture series that meets at local architects’ studios.

Chair : Sue-Meng Lau, AIA
HLW International

Coordinates and promotes the annual Design Awards program and NEXT LA Awards, including the reception and exhibit.

Co-Chair: Greg Verabian, AIA
Johnson Fain
email: Co-Chair: Hraztan Zeitlian, AIA

The committee’s mission is to increase awareness of significant interior architecture within the greater Los Angeles area among the architecture and design community, as well as the supporting manufacturer, vendor and construction community. To provide support to and encourage professional involvement with architecture and design students and their educational institutions. To reach out to the community, to become involved with significant causes and enhance the reputation of the committee within the general public.

Interiors at AIA/LA brings together architects, vendors and design personnel for a monthly reception and tour of exceptional showrooms and office spaces. To join the Committee mailing list, please contact Laura Goldman at laurag@icfgroup.com.

Co-Chair: Sandi Maricle
The Collaborative
email: Co-chair: Susanne M. Molina IIDA, CID, Director
Klawiter and Associates, Inc
Interior Planning and Design

Interior Architecture Website

Examines the worldwide environment and resource-availability of the natural built environments; addresses global issues; defines sustainable architecture and settlement planning.

Chair: Christine S.E. Magar, AIA
Click here to download Green Map.
Click here to download the 2007 Green Sheet

Serves as an advocacy group supporting legislative initiatives and public and private investments that improve urban design in Los Angeles. The committee has monthly information  meetings and initiates workshops and programs to address a variety of current urban design  issues.

Round Table Presentation and discussion of Proposition X
Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 7 PM
Perloff Hall (Arch. & Urb. Design Dept. building)
UCLA DeCafe discussion space
(SW corner of Perloff Hall,entrance facing courtyard )
(Lot 3 is reached via Hilgard, just south of Sunset Parking at Lot 3 is 8 dollars)

Prop. X ---Fresh thinking for Los Angeles' housing future, a series of adventurous new planning proposals
(this is the first chance to see and comment on this brand new iniative
since its presentation at the 2006 jury)

Mott Smith, Principal of Civic Enterprise Development,
Roundtable Panelists:
Jane Blumenfeld Principal Planner, Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Dana Cuff, Director and founder of CityLAB Professor Dept of Architecture and Urban Design UCLA
Roger Sherman Principal, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design, and co-director of CityLAB
Simon Pastucha, Urban Designer/City Planner, Los Angeles Department of City Planning, Urban Design Studio

Prop. X is:
a limited competition of interdisciplinary teams of UCLA students and young professionals in the fields of Architecture, Planning and Real Estate Development guided by discussion with experts in the field inventing new planning solutions focused on the creation of badly needed new housing for Los Angeles

Proposition X is (sponsored by UCLA, (CityLAB), the Westside Urban
Forum and the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA.

Co-Chair: Stephanie Reich, AIA
Urban Designer, City of Santa Monica

Co-Chair: John Chase, Assoc. AIA
Urban Designer, City of West Hollywood

The PR committee will work with AIA/LA to promote events and activities to both the public and professionals.  While there is a definite list of items that are consumable by the public---press releases to announce awards, home tours, etc.---internal PR should be a focus to encourage new members as well as retain members, and to encourage attendance at and participation in events.  Part of the PR effort is to continue the graphic consistency and quality of material communicating the AIA events and activities.

Chair: Danette Riddle, Hon. AIA/LA

FELLOWS COMMITTEE – Fellowship is the highest honor that can be accorded AIA Architect members. Candidates must have ten years membership and demonstrate excellence and influence in one of five particular categories. Each year, the Committee identifies, invites, and nominates qualified members for elevation to Fellowship. The committee also assists nominees in finding mentors and preparing submittal portfolios. More information may be obtained from the co-chairs. Specific rules, deadlines and frequently asked questions are available online at www.aia.org/awp_fellowship.

Co-Chair: John V. Mutlow, FAIA
Email: Co-Chair: Herbert N. Nadel, FAIA
email: Co-Chair: Marvin Taff, FAIA

ACADEMIC OUTREACH COMMITTEE – The AIA/Los Angeles’ Academic Outreach Committee (AOC) is engaged in a continuous effort to develop connections between local schools and the architecture profession, with the hope of establishing a strong foundation for ongoing collaboration.  The AOC also seeks to create ties with supporting industries that provide the tools and materials with which both students and practicing architects can realize their ambitions.  The AOC, with the generous assistance of other architects, Chapter Board Members, and professionals working in related fields, has worked closely with all participating academic institutions to bring the past three 2x8 to life.

2x8 COMMITTEE - Highlighted by an annual exhibition, the 2x8 Program showcases students and projects from local schools that exemplify the unequaled diversity of architecture and design programs available in the Los Angeles area. A crucial part of the 2x8 mission is a scholarship program that is subsidized through the AIA/LA with more than thirty architecture and allied firms generously donating to this fund.

Co-Chair: David D. Montalba, AIA
Montalba Architects, Inc.

Co-Chair: Clay Holden, Assoc. AIA
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

The AIA/LA Political Outreach Committee meets monthly to develop the legislative agenda for the Los Angeles Chapter and schedules meetings directly with LA City Councilmembers & the Mayors Office during the annual Grassroots Legislative Day. The Committee serves to provide a resource to the City on a wide range of issues. This committee is open to all AIA members in good standing.

2006 Legislative Issues (download .pdf)

Procuring building permits in Los Angeles is a challenge! On February 15, from 8 - 10 a.m., Andrew Adelman and key members of his staff will address the issues that frustrate the most experienced among us - demystifying the inner workings of LADBS, coordinating the various approvals required for different project types, streamlining reviews from diverse agencies, and working positively wiith plan checkers. We hope that this session will define a road map to the permitting process in Los Angeles, one which well help make obtaining a permit in our city less onerous and more predictable.

The event will begin with a brief reception, a chance to meet Building and Safety staff, followed by a presentation by the Department and a question and answer session. This session is open to AIA members, limited to the first 100 respondents who rsvp.

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007
Time: 8 - 10 a.m.
Location: LA City Building and Safety Commissioners Boardroom

8 - 8:20 a.m.: Reception
8:20 - 9:20 a.m.: Presentation by Andrew Adelman and key staff
9:20 - 10 a.m.: Questions and Answers

Parking not validated.

Download Info Brochure
To rsvp, send email with name, phone number, and email address to

Access L.A. City Hall is an annual event hosted by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and is LA’s premier business advocacy event. Each year, the annual AIA/LA Legislative Day is held in conjunction with this event and affords AIA members the opportunity to meet with City Leaders to discuss issues regarding architecture and design in the Los Angeles Community. Many productive meetings are held between AIA/LA Architects and LA City Officials and the Political Outreach Committee follows up on the results of these meetings throughout the year.

Contact: Will Wright

Masters of Architecture is a lecture series organized by the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Chapter featuring local, national and international architects at the forefront of their field. The series is presented by the Masters of Architecture Committee and co-sponsored by LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Chair: Francesca Garcia-Marques, Hon. AIA/LA
Studio Francesca Garcia-Marques

The American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles Home Tours feature beautiful houses designed by Los Angeles' leading architects. The tours provide a unique opportunity to see the homes, talk to the architects, and discover new designs for living. Docents and members of the design team (schedule permitting) are available at each of the homes to answer questions and guide guests through the houses.

Contact: Carlo Caccavale