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Architecture Month

October 2007 was officially proclaimed Architecture Month by the City of Los Angeles. The emphasis was on bringing together diverse professional and public-interest groups, including AIA Los Angeles and a host of participating organizations, to celebrate the built environment and bring awareness of the importance of design to the community at large. The initiative was formally declared by Los Angeles 4th District Councilman Tom La Bonge on Friday October 12, 2007 at 9:45am, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Architecture Month encourages the entire architecture community to develop programs that promote architects and architecture to the citizens of Los Angeles and neighboring communities. Most of the groups involved are non-profits or not-for-profits; ongoing and existing programs have also been assembled under the banner of Architecture Month to give them a wider audience and exposure.


WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles is world-renowned for its famous architects, architecture and architectural enthusiasts; and

WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles is home to one of the largest Chapters of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA/LA Chapter with nearly 3000 members;

WHEREAS, the American Institute of Architects will be celebrating its one-hundred and fiftieth year anniversary; and

WHEREAS, AIA/LA in working with the varied and diverse interests of numerous other architectural societies, historical preservationists, conservancies, et al.; and

WHEREAS, the goal of better educating the community about the importance of architecture and design can lead to a more livable and sustainable community; and

WHEREAS, the continued appreciation of architecture and design promotes economic vitality for a region and the advanced health of an area; and

WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles is in a unique position to recognize the merits of the vast wealth of architecture already within its municipality; and

WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles can further promote the idea of design excellence and the benefits of elegant density to its populace in an effort to promote a more sustainable, green and livable community;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, with the concurrence of the Mayor, that by the adoption of this Resolution, the City of Los Angeles hereby officially recognizes the month of OCTOBER as being ARCHITECTURE MONTH, with the expectations that The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects each year will coordinate a series of programs in conjunction with other interested parties that promote the values of architecture and the unique character of the City of Los Angeles to the community-at-large, and, in addition, communicate the programming of these events to City Staff in such a way that the City of Los Angeles can take advantage of these educational opportunities for its constituents.

Councilmember, 4th District