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AIA LOS ANGELES • TABLE OF CONTENTS

2009 AIA/LA CHAPTER


President's Message ...........................................................................................................................18
Vice President's Message ...................................................................................................................19
2009 Board of Directors .....................................................................................................................20

ARCHIPAGES Committee List ....................................................................................................................................23


Convention 2009 .................................................................................................................................27

DIRECTORY 2x8 Student Exhibition.......................................................................................................................28


Gold Medal Awards & Presidential Citations History....................................................................30
Architecture Month Wrap Up ............................................................................................................34
ARE Seminars .......................................................................................................................................36
Board Installation ................................................................................................................................37
2009 Calendar ......................................................................................................................................38
2008 Design Awards ...........................................................................................................................40
End of Year Wrap Up ...........................................................................................................................44
Fellows/Fellowship..............................................................................................................................45
Home Tours ..........................................................................................................................................46
Honorary Members / In Memoriam..................................................................................................48
Interiors Committee............................................................................................................................49
Legislative Issue Briefs .......................................................................................................................51
Masters of Architecture......................................................................................................................56
Membership at a Glance ....................................................................................................................59
Mobius LA .............................................................................................................................................64
Office Wall Acknowledgements ........................................................................................................67
Past Presidents ....................................................................................................................................68
Restaurant Design Awards ................................................................................................................69
Sponsors ...............................................................................................................................................71
Sponsorship Opportunities ...............................................................................................................72
AIA Los Angeles
3780 Wilshire Blvd., KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
Los Angeles, CA 90010 Bylaws ...................................................................................................................................................77
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct .......................................................................................94
Phone: 213/639-0777 Continuing Education ........................................................................................................................98
Fax: 213/639-0767 Documents .........................................................................................................................................104
Guide to Private Owners..................................................................................................................111
Negotiating the Agreement ............................................................................................................117
Qualifications Based Selection .......................................................................................................120
Published by Schools of Architecture and Design ..............................................................................................129
DAWSON PUBLICATIONS, INC. Useful Contacts / Related Organizations ......................................................................................130
2236 Greenspring Drive Who Speaks for the AIA/LA Chapter..............................................................................................137
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Tel: (410) 560-5600 ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS
Toll Free: (800) 322-3448
Fax: (410) 560-5601 Architecture Firm Profiles................................................................................................................140
E-mail: dawson2236@aol.com Architecture Firms Areas of Special Interest................................................................................204

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Allied Firm Profiles............................................................................................................................222
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Allied Firms Areas of Special Interest............................................................................................240
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Please note: Listings in this directory reflect the Members .............................................................................................................................................248
records of AIA Los Angeles as of January, 2009. AIA Los Angeles Online Member Search Engine .........................................................................318
AIA Los Angeles and Dawson Publications, Inc. have Member Change of Information Form ..........................................................................................319
done their best to provide useful and
accurate information, but please take into account
that some information does change. Dawson INDEX
Publications, Inc., publishers and AIA Los Angeles take
no responsibility for the accuracy of the
Index of Advertisers .........................................................................................................................320
information printed, inadvertent omissions,
printing errors, nor do they endorse products and
services. We take no responsibility regarding
representations or warranties concerning the
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for a particular use, including all information,
graphics, copyrighted materials, and assertions includ-
ed in the advertisements. The reader is advised to
independently check all information before
basing decisions on such information.

Some insertion orders may reflect 2008.

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AIA LOS ANGELES 2009 STATE OF THE CHAPTER MESSAGE

Architecture and Urban Design Matters


AIA/LA CHAPTER

John Kaliski, AIA


2009 AIA Los Angeles President

For the next year I have the privilege of serving as President of the
Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA/LA
has over 3,000 members and is one of the largest chapters in the
United States. Yet this is not a propitious time to be an architect,
what with all the layoffs and the sense amongst almost everybody
I encounter that architecture is going nowhere fast.

Architects are frustrated. Just at the moment when cities,


decision-makers, branders and the public at large began to take
architecture as a subject of serious interest, the rug has been pulled
out from under the profession. Thousands are out of work. New
projects are not beginning. Prospects seem dim. In a time when
trillions of dollars are being spent in the rescue of banks, and billions
more will in all likelihood be spent on great public engineering
works such as roads, as architects, we and what we work on run the Along with the technology of sustainability, the technology of
risk of being forgotten - no, worse - defined as irrelevant. Architecture visualization is a key medium by which consensus is now reached.
must not be dismissed in this time of economic challenge as the Architecture and urban design matters because it serves a a critical
luxury you add on after all of society's other ills are addressed. and artful medium for new agreements and new hope. In the
planning for our near and long-term future we have to insist
Each of us who volunteer to be AIA/LA President are asked to think upon this type of visualization, not only because it is good for the
of a theme or organizing principal to guide our year. In a moment of economy of the profession, but because it is essential to forging
larger challenge such as this, it is easy to forget that architecture and forward with the projects that will define the 21st Century.
urban design matters. I can think of no better theme when our
profession is so discouraged. Both as a practice and as a subject of But it is not enough to plan and visualize sustainably sound and
engagement for our communities and our city we must remind all, beautiful environments. We must make them. There is no doubt in
now more than ever, that architecture and urban design matters. my mind that tremendous funds will be spent in coming years on
How does it matter? There are at least four key ways; as an economy infrastructure projects. Architects must insist that some of this
that should be supported, as a practice that promotes sustainability, stimulus be spent on improving not simply the efficiency of our cities
as a means to more efficiently make key decisions regarding the and towns, but also the sustainability, quality and beauty of the
future of our urban environment, and as a practice that helps ensure urban environment as well. In a 21rst Century world all places are
the competitiveness of our region. created equal, but those that attend to their sustainability and
amenity values, that aspect of the city that incorporates delight as
First, we must remind ourselves that we are a significant local well as commodity and firmness, will find themselves more equal
industry. There are hundreds of architecture firms large and small in than others. For Los Angeles to compete in the coming decades, for
Los Angeles employing tens of thousands of designers. They in turn our City to be attractive and competitive on a national and world
feed a larger building industry that delivers the housing, places of stage, architecture and urban design has to matter. It defines the
education and worship, work places and entertainment destinations difference and is the difference maker now more than ever.
that house a population that will continue to grow. As a micro-econ-
omy, architecture and urban design matters because architects are a Perhaps as architects and designers this is all obvious. But I think
key industry within a vital building economy that powers and we do not spend nearly enough time or energy articulating these
shelters regional prosperity. The diminishment of our industry ideas, and many other related ideas, to all of our friends and our
portends lesser prospects for the greater good. Supporting the publics. Each of us in the coming weeks and months should feel
architecture industry in ways subtle as well as direct leads inevitably comfortable remembering and representing the crucial importance
to increased vitality throughout the region. of architecture and urban design matters and not be discouraged by
the difficult times and premature thoughts of our professional
A second way architecture and urban design matters is the manner demise. When Los Angeles emerges from this present moment , and
in which it increasingly fosters the sustainability of our daily lives. we will emerge, we will be a better city if during this time of
Indeed, architects now manage the information systems and challenge architecture and urban design mattered.
technologies of sustainability. Architecture and urban design
practices are saving energy, reducing dependence on foreign Over the next year let each of us renew the beautiful optimism of
oil, leading to community designs that encourage walking and building that is embedded in our diverse practices. Let us not
sociability and reducing our collective exposure to toxic materials be afraid in our thoughts and daily lives to speak and practice
and environments. Architecture and urban design matters because it architecture and urban design matters knowing that it matters now
is ever more entwined within the health, safety and welfare of our more then ever. Join a committee that interests you, volunteer
individual and communal lives. to serve on a neighborhood council, come together in fellowship
within our and allied professions. Speak to the matters and delights
Third, architecture and urban design matters because through of architecture and urban design and know that you are making a
the utilization of the tools of our profession, mainly intelligent visual- positive difference in doing so.
ization, communities agree to move forward with new projects, the
libraries and schools and homes and retail centers of our near and I look forward to working on this theme and evolving a common
distant future. No community in Los Angeles at this point, rich or agenda with all of you that reminds all of us and our publics of the
poor, brown, black, yellow or white is willing to nor should accept a critical and positive role of our profession and our work in the
second rate built environment for themselves or their children. making and remaking of our environment and our city.
Architects visualize future visions better than any other profession.

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AIA LOS ANGELES VICE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE TO THE MEMBERSHIP

Paul Danna, AIA

AIA/LA CHAPTER
Vice-President, 2010 President-Elect

In his installation address, our new President, John Kaliski, pro-


claimed that, "architecture and urban design matter". This simple but
powerful statement is an important one to remember given the
troubled economic times that we are living through. As John
pointed out, we are a critical component of a key industry, of the
development of sustainable practices and improving our built
environment, all key elements to the health of our community.
John, of course, is right: "architecture and design matter," and so
do architects.

The AIA was founded on the idea of architects helping their


community and architects helping each other. I know that many of
us were drawn to our profession because of our desire to help our
communities, our environment and our society. In order to
continue to serve this noble goal as we move through this period of
economic recession, it its more important than ever that we
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remember to help each other.
environment requires the input of architects as well as politicians.
The Political Outreach Group and other related committees have
My goal for 2009 is to assist John in enhancing the value that AIA/LA
been instrumental in making progress; we need the momentum to
brings to our members, through the services that we provide during
continue. Strengthening the connections between our committees
this next year and by strategically planning for ways to do this in the
in this area and others will be vital to our success in achieving results
future.
that are greater than the sum of our individual efforts.
Today we are challenged to do more with less. And, given the tough
Today our Chapter has 3,000 members. Given the economic climate,
economic times, the priorities for many of our members are
this may be the time when our members have to ask the tough
changing. To ensure that we’re maximizing the value of member-
question: “Is membership in the AIA worth it?” The better we do in
ship, and using our resources most effectively, we need to ask the
demonstrating the value of membership, the more value we will be
question: "what do you need most?" and adapt our services to meet
able to deliver. We also need to continue to invest in expanding our
those needs.
membership by engaging the emerging professional community,
those not yet licensed. We need to create ways for them to know the
Providing vehicles for individual members to both elevate and
value of membership and encourage them to join us.
communicate their value to the marketplace may be a priority for
many. Some examples of this include communication about job
How can we demonstrate that architecture, urban design and
opportunities and continuing education programs. New processes
architects matter? By getting involved. I urge you to join me in
and tools such as BIM, alternative project delivery methods, and
helping John and our Board find ways to do so by sharing your ideas
sustainable technology and methods will be a crucial part of the way
on the ways we can be responsive to our members' needs and to
we work. Being knowledgeable in these areas and others will impact
today's external forces. I encourage you to participate in the great
the ability of our members and their firms to compete and sustain
work being done by our committees, to take part in Chapter
their practices.
events and to make new connections from which we can all benefit
personally, professionally and as a community. I look forward to
working with you to provide leadership and services that can
Because architecture, urban design and architects matter, we must
support us now and in future.
continue to advocate for the change of policies and positions that
are supportive of, and of benefit to, the practice of architecture and
our members. The process of practical politics as it relates to our

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2009 AIA LOS ANGELES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE John T. Friedman, FAIA (’09)


John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
AIA/LA CHAPTER

(Dates in parentheses indicate year or final year of term)


701 East 3rd Street, Suite 300
John E. Kaliski, AIA, President (’09) Los Angeles, CA 90013
Urban Studio 213.253.4740 Fax: 213.253.4760
3780 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1100 e-mail: jfriedman@jfak.net
Los Angeles, CA 90010 web site: www.jfak.net
213. 383.7980 fax 213.383.7981 x 201
e-mail: jkaliski@urbanstudio-la.com Mahmoud Gharachedaghi, FAIA (’10)
web site: www.urbanstudio-la.com G.A. Design
19191 S. Vermont Ave., Suite 640
Paul A. Danna, AIA, VP/President Elect (’10) Torrance, CA 90502
AECOM Design 310.516.9999 fax 310.310.516.7292
515 S. Flower Street, 8th Floor e-mail: mahmoudg@gadarchitect.com
Los Angeles, CA 90071 web site: www.gadarchitect.com
213.593.8317 fax 213.593.8608 x8100
email: paul.danna@aecom.com Margaret Griffin, AIA (’10)
web site: www.aecom.com Griffin Enright Architects
12468 Washington Blvd.
Hsin-Ming Fung, AIA, Secretary (’09) Los Angeles, CA 90066
Hodgetts & Fung Design Associates 310.391.4484 fax 310.391.4495
5837 Adams Blvd. email: mgriffin@griffinenrightarchitects.com
Culver City, CA 90232 web site: www.griffinenrightarchitects.com
323.937.2150 x10 fax 323.937.2151
e-mail: mailbox@hplusf.com Deborah Weintraub, AIA, LEED AP (’10)
web site: www.hplusf.com Bureau of Engineering, Executive Division,
Department of Public Works
Stuart C. Magruder, AIA, LEED AP, Treasurer (’10) 1149 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Studio Nova A Architects, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 90015
4337 W. 59th St. 213.485.5499 fax 213.485.4929
Los Angeles, CA 90043 email: Deborah.Weintraub@eng.lacity.org
323.292.0909 fax 323.292.0909 web site: www.eng.lacity.org
e-mail: smagruder@studionovaa.com
web site: www.studionovaa.com Hraztan Zeitlian, AIA, LEED AP (’09)
Leo A. Daly
DIRECTORS 27th Floor
550 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Martha L. Welborne, FAIA, Past President (’09)
213.629.0100 fax 213.629.0070
Grand Avenue Committee
e-mail: hszeitlian@leoadaly.com
445 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 3400
web site: www.leoadaly.com
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213.452.6278 fax 213.622.2979
e-mail: mwelborne@ccf-la.org PUBLIC MEMBERS

Steven D. Ehrlich, FAIA (’10) Merry Norris, Hon. AIA/LA (’09)


Ehrlich Architects Public Member
10865 Washington Blvd. Merry Norris Contemporary Art
Culver City, CA 90232 1473 Oriole Drive
310.838.9700 fax 310.838-9737 Los Angeles, CA 90069
e-mail: sehrlich@s-ehrlich.com 310.276.6406 fax 310.276.7087
web site: www.s-ehrlich.com email: merrynor@aol.com

Julie Eizenberg, AIA (’09) Michael Woo, Hon. AIA/LA (’09)


Koning Eizenberg Architecture Inc Public Member
1454 25th Street, 2nd Floor 2077 Balmer Drive
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310.828.6131 fax: 310.828.0719 323.664.4078
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2009 AIA LOS ANGELES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Associate Director AIA-S, UCLA


Nasim Yalpani, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (’09) William Kong*

AIA/LA CHAPTER
417 S. Hill St., #821 e-mail: rizoezendo@gmail.com
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213.804.8041 AIA-S, Cal Poly Pomona
email: yalpani@gmail.com Hector Gonzalez*
e-mail: hectagon@gmail.com
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Sally Landworth, Hon. AIA/LA Javier Meier*
1645 Marmont Ave. e-mail: javmeier@gmail.com
Los Angeles, CA 90069
AIA/LOS ANGELES
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Nicola Solomons, Hon. AIA/CC
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Los Angeles, CA 90010
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721 Rochedale Way e-mail: nicci@aialosangeles.org
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310.927.7646
EX-OFFICIO SCHOOL DEANS
e-mail: collaborative.jim@gmail.com
Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona
AIA/CC Regional Director
Dr. Kyle Brown – Interim Dean*
Pam Touschner, FAIA* (’09)
College of Environmental Design
WWCOT 3801 W. Temple Ave., Bldg. 7 Rm. 107
3130 Wilshire Blvd. Pomona, CA 91768
Sixth Floor Santa Monica, CA 90403 909.869.2667 fax 909.869.4355
310.828.0040 fax 310.453.9432 e-mail: kdbrown@csupomona.edu
e-mail: pamt@wwcot.com
web site: www.wwcot.com Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Judith E. Sheine - Chair Architecture*
AIA/CC Representative College of Environmental Design
Katherine J. Spitz, AIA (‘09) 3801 W. Temple Avenue
Katherine Spitz Associates Pomona, CA 91768
4212 Glencoe Ave. 909.869.2706 fax 909.869.4331
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292-5612 e-mail: jesheine@csupomona.edu
310.574.4460 fax 310.574.4462
e-mail: kspitz@aol.com, K.Spitz@ksa-la.com UCLA Extension
web site: www.ksa-la.com Architecture & Interior Design Programs
Jeff Daniels, AIA – Director*
AIA/CC Representative 10995 Le Conte Avenue #414
Michael A. Enomoto, FAIA (’10) Los Angeles, CA 90024
Gruen Associates 310.825.9061 fax 310.206.7382
6330 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 200 e-mail: jdaniels@unex.ucla.edu
Los Angeles, CA 90048 e-mail: jeff@danielsarchitects.com
323.937.4270 fax 323.937.6001
Southern California Institute of Architecture
e-mail: enomoto@gruenassociates.com
Eric Owen Moss, FAIA - Director*
web site: www.gruenassociates.com
960 East 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
AIA-S, USC
office 310.839.1199 fax 310.839.7922
Tina Hovsepian* dept. 213.613.2200 fax 213.613.2260
e-mail: tintinoo03@yahoo.com e-mail: mail@ericowenmoss.com

Eric Anderson* UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design


e-mail: ewanders@usc.edu Hitoshi Abe
Professor and Chair*
Sukaina Fakhraldeen* Box 951467
e-mail: fakhrald@usc.edu Los Angeles, CA 90095-1467
Campus mailcode: 146702
Bernice Ngo* 310-825-7857 fax 310.825.8959
e-mail: bernicen@usc.edu email: Hitoshi.Abe@aud.ucla.edu

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2009 AIA LOS ANGELES BOARD OF DIRECTORS


EX-OFFICIO SCHOOL DEANS Woodbury University T
Norman Millar, AIA – Director*
AIA/LA CHAPTER

University of Southern California School of Architecture


School of Architecture 7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
Qingyun Ma, AIA – Dean* Burbank, CA 91510
Watt Hall, Room 204 818.252.0888 fax 818.504.9320
University Park e-mail: norman.millar@Woodbury.edu
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0291
213.740.2723 fax 213.740.8884 Art Center College of Design
General Department e-mail: archdean@usc.edu David Mocarski – Chair*
Environmental Design Department
OTIS College of Art and Design 1700 Lida Street
Linda Pollari - Chair* Pasadena, CA 91103
Department of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors 626.396.2220 fax 626.795.0819
9045 Lincoln Blvd. e-mail: mocarski@artcenter.edu
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310.665.6868 fax 310.665.6853 ( ) indicates that the Board member may vote except on issues
e-mail: pollari@otis.edu concerning dues

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2009 COMMITTEE LIST


This is the most current version of the Committee List for Co-Chair: Hal Sibley AIA, LEED AP
2009. Please take a look at your Committee’s entry to make HMC Architects

AIA/LA CHAPTER
633 W. 5th Street, Third Floor
sure your contact information and Committee description Los Angeles, CA 90071
or “mission statement” is accurate. If at any time your 213-5428300 x 153 fax 213.542.8301
committee information needs to be updated, please fill email: Hal.Sibley@hmcarchitects.com
out the form at the end of this document and fax it into the Co-Chair: Carlos L. Amato, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
AIA/Los Angeles office at 213.639.0767 so that we may Director of Healthcare Planning
keep our documents (and this booklet) up to date. RBB Architects Inc.
10980 Wilshire Blvd.
ACADEMIC OUTREACH COMMITTEE – The AIA/Los Angeles’ Los Angeles, CA 90024
310.473.3555 fax 310.312.3646
Academic Outreach Committee (AOC) is engaged in a continuous
email: camato@rbbinc.com
effort to develop connections between local schools and the
architecture profession, with the hope of establishing a strong foun- Staff Contact: Steve Tanner – steve@aialosangeles.org
dation for ongoing collaboration. The AOC also seeks to create ties
with supporting industries that provide the tools and materials EMERGING PROFESSIONALS - The Emerging Professionals
with which both students and practicing architects can realize their Committee establishes connections among and advocates on
ambitions. The AOC, with the generous assistance of other archi- behalf of architecture school graduates, aspiring and recently-
tects, Chapter Board Members, and professionals working in related licensed architects and Associates, as well as the individuals that
mentor these important groups of people.
fields, has worked closely with all participating academic institutions
to bring the 2x8 to life.
Co-chair: Erik R. Hagen, AIA, LEED, NCARB
3375 Descanso Dr. #2
Chair: Clay Holden, AIA (2008) Los Angeles, CA 90026
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners phone: 310.755.5987
933 Pico Blvd. email: mail@erikhagen.com
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310.450.1400 x239 fax 310.450.1403 Co-chair: Dean Larkin, AIA
email: cholden@mryarchitects.com Dean Larkin Designs
8225 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Co-Chair: Carissa Shrock, AIA 213.382.7440 fax 323.654.6420
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners email: dean@deanlarkindesign.com
933 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405 Co-Chair: Stephen N. Olson, AIA
310-450-1400 x 238 fax 310-450-1403 Olson Architects
email: cshrock@mryarchitects.com 239 West Channel Road
Santa Monica CA 90402
Staff Contact: Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/LA – 310.459.1779 fax 310.454.5460
email: olsonarchitects@earthlink.net
email: carlo@aialosangeles.org
Staff Contact: Matt Krinsky – matt@aialosangeles.org,
2x8 COMMITTEE - Highlighted by an annual exhibition, the 2x8 Amanda Daunis – amanda@aialosangeles.org
Program showcases students and projects from local schools that
exemplify the unequaled diversity of architecture and design BUILDING PERFORMANCE & REGULATIONS - Reviews issues
programs available in the Los Angeles area. A crucial part of the 2x8 affecting building performance and current building codes,
mission is a scholarship program that is subsidized through regulations and ordinances, as well as accesses the pending or
the AIA/LA with architecture and allied firms generously donating to newly enacted revisions and their impact on the technical aspects of
this fund. building design and performance.

Chair: Rudolph V. DeChellis, FAIA


Staff Contact: Amanda Daunis – amanda@aialosangeles.org WWCOT Architects
3130 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor
ARCHITECTURE FOR HEALTH CARE - Facilitates networking in the Santa Monica, CA 90403-2349
architectural community to share information relating to health 310.828.0040 x381 fax 310.453.9432
facility planning/design/construction, changes in regulatory trends, email: rudyd@wwcot.com
technology, delivery of care, resources and opportunities.
Co-Chair: James T. Dixon, AIA
Nadel Architects, Inc.
Co-Chair: Richard Ramer, AIA
1990 S. Bundy Drive, 4th Floor
RAMER Architecture
Los Angeles, CA 90025
3231 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 222 310.826.2100 fax 310.826.0182
Santa Monica, CA 90405 email: jdixon@nadelarc.com
310-452-2994 fax 310-452-1954
email: richard@ramer.com Staff Contact: Will Wright – will@aialosangeles.org

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CADD USERS GROUP - Encourages the understanding and use of FELLOWS NOMINATING COMMITTEE – Fellowship is the highest
computer aided drafting software. honor that can be accorded AIA Architect members. Candidates
AIA/LA CHAPTER

must have ten years membership and demonstrate excellence and


Chair: Eric Bobrow, Affiliate AIA/LA influence in one of five particular categories. Each year, the
Bobrow Consulting Group Committee identifies, invites, and nominates qualified members
11664 National Blvd. #266 for elevation to Fellowship. The committee also assists nominees
Los Angeles, CA 90064 in finding mentors and preparing submittal portfolios. More
310.572.7849 fax 866.721.5053 information may be obtained from the co-chairs. Specific rules,
e-mail: info@bobrowconsulting.com deadlines and frequently asked questions are available online at
www.aia.org/awp_fellowship.
Staff Contact: Maria O’Malley – maria@aialosangeles.org
Co-Chair: John V. Mutlow, FAIA
COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT (COTE) - Examines the John V. Mutlow Architects
worldwide environment and resource-availability of the natural
2536 North Vermont Ave.
built environments; addresses global issues; defines sustainable
Los Angeles, CA 90027
architecture and settlement planning.
323.664.4373
e-mail mutlow@sbcglobal.net
Chair: Christine S.E. Magar, AIA, LEED AP
Greenform
2437 Arthur Street Co-Chair: Marvin Taff, FAIA
Los Angeles, CA 90065 1879 Benecia Avenue
323.550.1055 Los Angeles, CA 90025
email: cmagar@greenform.net 310.203.9789
e-mail: m.taff@sbcglobal.net
Staff Contact: Will Wright – will@aialosangeles.org
Staff Contact: Steve Tanner – steve@aialosangeles.org
COMPUTER COMMITTEE - Promotes the uses of digital media and
methods in the practice of architecture. Activities include education HISTORIC RESOURCES COMMITTEE – HRC is engaged in promot-
and training on software applications such as CAD, image ing the role of the historic architect within the profession through
processing, and analytical tools. The committee does not have a the development of information and knowledge among members,
regular meeting time. We use e-mail, websites, etc. as our primary allied professional organizations, and the public.
means of communication. Please send an e-mail to dnoble@usc.edu
to participate. Co-Chair: Peyton Hall, FAIA
Historic Resources Group
Chair: 1728 Whitley Avenue
Douglas Noble, FAIA, Ph.D. Los Angeles, CA 90028
204 Watt Hall 323.469.2349 fax 323.469.0491
USC School of Architecture e-mail: peyton@historicla.com
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0291
213.446.5416 fax 213.740.8884 Co-Chair: Brian Bartholomew, AIA
e-mail: dnoble@usc.edu STV Incorporated
1055 West Seventh Street
Staff Contact: Maria O’Malley – maria@aialosangeles.org Los Angeles, CA 90017
213.236.2550 fax 213.482.5278
DESIGN AWARDS - Coordinates and promotes the annual Design
e-mail barthobd@stvinc.com
Awards program and NEXT LA Awards, including the reception and
exhibit.
Staff Contact: Steve Tanner – steve@aialosangeles.org
Co-Chair: Alexander G. Anamos, AIA
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE – The committee’s mission is to increase
KAA Design Group
awareness of significant interior architecture within the greater
4201 Redwood Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066 Los Angeles area among the architecture and design community, as
310.821.1400 fax 310.821.1440 well as the supporting manufacturer, vendor and construction
email: aanamos@kaadesigngroup.com community. To provide support to and encourage professional
involvement with architecture and design students and their
Co-Chair: Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA/LA educational institutions. To reach out to the community, to become
Taylor & Company involved with significant causes and enhance the reputation of the
1024 S. Robertson Blvd., #201 committee within the general public.
310.247.1099
e-mail: Julie@taylor-pr.com Interiors at AIA/LA brings together architects, vendors and design
personnel for a monthly reception and tour of exceptional
Staff Contact: Nicci Solomons, Hon. AIA/CC – showrooms and office spaces. To join the Committee mailing list,
email nicci@aialosangeles.org please go to www.aialosangeles.org and follow the directions under
Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/LA - email carlo@aialosangeles.org Join the AIA/LA mailing list.

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Co-Chair: Amanda Kaleps, Affiliate AIA/LA PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH COMMITTEE - Coordinated by
Wolcott Architecture & Interiors the Membership Director, this Committee of Chapter Members

AIA/LA CHAPTER
3859 Cardiff Ave. discusses and develops ways to improve and enhance benefits and
Culver City, CA 90232 services, identify and recruit new members, and retain existing
310.204.2290 fax 310.838.6109 members.
email: Akaleps@wolcottai.com
Chair: Jorge E. Sciupac, AIA, APA
Co-Chair: Allard Kuijken, Affiliate AIA/LA 1010 Pacific Street #B
Wirt Design Group Santa Monica, CA 90405
617 West 7th Street, Suite 301 310.901.9319
Los Angeles, CA 90017 email: jesciupac@yahoo.com
213.239.0990 x 141 fax 213.239.0991
email: Allard@wirtdesign.com
Staff Contact: Steve Tanner, Membership Director –
steve@aialosangeles.org
Staff Contact: Michael Din – michael@aialosangeles.org
MOBIUS LA - Review and development of MOBIUS LA content,
PRACTICE COMMITTEE - The AIA Los Angeles Practice Committee
creation and implementation in concert with Staff.
has been organized by representatives from architecture/
engineering firms with an established presence in the Los Angeles
area and a focus on large-scale public and institutional building Co-Chair: Michael A. Enomoto, FAIA, Past-President
projects. The purpose of this committee is to interface with various Gruen Associates
agencies and significant client entities to facilitate exchange of 6330 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 200
information/ideas with respect to technical, design and business Los Angeles, CA 90048
issues affecting our industry. The committee anticipates focusing 323.937.4270 fax 323.937.6001
on business issues relating to A/E contracting practices, technology email: enomoto@gruenassociates.com
related to the delivery of A/E services, and conditions affecting
project delivery & design excellence within our industry. Co-Chair: David D. Montalba, AIA
Montalba Architects, Inc.
Chair: Hraztan Zeitlian, AIA, LEED AP 2525 Michigan Avenue, Bldg T4
Leo A. Daly Santa Monica, CA 90404
550 South Hope Street 310.828.1100 fax 310.828.1162
27th Floor e-mail: david@montalbaarchitects.com
Los Angeles, CA 90071 web site: www.montalbaarchitects.com
213.629.0100 fax 213.629.0070
email: hszeitlian@leoadaly.com Staff Contact: Matt Krinsky – matt@aialosangeles.org

Co-Chair: Kelly Olson, Affiliate AIA/LA NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE – Chaired by Vice President/
AECOM Design President-Elect, together with the current President and three AIA
515 South Flower Street, 8th Floor members-at-large, this committee nominates members for the
Los Angeles, CA 90071 upcoming year’s Board.
213.593.8100
email: kelly.olson@aecom.com Chair: Paul A. Danna, AIA, VP/President
AECOM Design
Staff contact: Will Wright – will@aialosangeles.org
515 S. Flower Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE COMMITTEE - Masters of Architecture
213.593.8317 fax:213.380.2999
is a lecture series organized by the American Institute of Architects/
email: paul.danna@aecom.com
Los Angeles Chapter featuring local, national and international
architects at the forefront of their field. The series is presented by
Staff Contact: Nicci Solomons, Hon. AIA/CC –
the Masters of Architecture Committee and co-sponsored by LACMA,
the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. nicci@aialosangeles.org

Chair: Francesca Garcia-Marques, Assoc. AIA, Hon. AIA/LA PAST PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE
Studio Francesca Garcia-Marques Chair: Martha Welborne, FAIA, Past President
360 S. Detroit Street, #401 Grand Avenue Committee
Los Angeles, CA 90036-3421 445 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 3400
323.937.8149 Los Angeles, CA 90071
email: fgm@studio-garciamarques.com 213.452.6278 fax 213.622.2979
web site: www.studio-garciamarques.com email: mwelborne@ccf-la.org

Staff Contact: Steve Tanner – steve@aialosangeles.org Staff Contact: Nicci Solomons, Hon. AIA/CC –
Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/LA – carlo@aialosangeles.org nicci@aialosangeles.org

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POLITICAL OUTREACH COMMITTEE – The AIA/LA Political Co-Chair: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA (2008)
Outreach Committee meets monthly to develop the legislative Lehrer Architects
AIA/LA CHAPTER

agenda for the Los Angeles Chapter and schedules meetings 2140 Hyperion Ave.
directly with LA City Councilmembers & the Mayors Office during Los Angeles, CA 90027-4708
the annual Grassroots Legislative Day. The Committee serves to 323.664.4747 fax 323.664.3566
provide a resource to the City on a wide range of issues. This email: michael@lehrerarchitects.com
committee is open to all AIA members in good standing.
Staff Contact: Nicci Solomons, Hon. AIA/CC –
Staff Contact: Will Wright – will@aialosangeles.org nicci@aialosangeles.org

LEGISLATIVE DAY - Access L.A. City Hall is an annual event hosted URBAN DESIGN - Serves as an advocacy group supporting
by the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and is LA’s premier legislative initiatives and public and private investments that
business advocacy event. Each year, the annual AIA/LA Legislative improve urban design in Los Angeles. The committee has monthly
Day is held in conjunction with this event and affords AIA members information meetings and initiates workshops and programs to
the opportunity to meet with City Leaders to discuss issues address a variety of current urban design issues.
regarding architecture and design in the Los Angeles Community.
Many productive meetings are held between AIA/LA Architects and Co-Chair: Stephanie Reich, AIA
LA City Officials and the Political Outreach Committee follows up on Senior Urban Designer
the results of these meetings throughout the year. City of Glendale Planning Department
633 East Broadway, Room 103
Staff Contact: Will Wright – will@aialosangeles.org Glendale, CA 91206
818.548.2140
STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE - Will consist of 7-10 members email: sreich@ci.glendale.ca.us (best to contact via e-mail)
to include present, past, and future leaders who will address strate-
gic alliances, long-term Chapter goals, and establishing legacies. Staff Contact: Will Wright – will@aialosangeles.org
Staggered terms.

Co-Chair: Michael M. Hricak, FAIA


Michael Hricak Architects
4052 Del Rey Ave., Suite 100
Venice, CA 90292-5681
310.823.4220 fax 310.823.3514
email: mh@mha-architects.com

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2x8 STUDENT EXHIBITION


2X8:SKIN STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAM & EXHIBITION 2
AIA/LA CHAPTER

Image Courtesy of Son N. Nguyen.

An up-close view of Son N. Nguyen's top award-winning 2x8: SKIN


project, "Unnatural Selections," a city of the future that breathes
through a membrane of vegetated roofs and walls and retention
ponds. Nguyen's island-city project is designed as a reclamation
of Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay.

Other students recognized for their projects are Los Angeles


Institute of Architecture and Design student Kathryn Purvlance, who
received a $3,000 prize; SCI-Arc students Midori Mizuhara, Patrick
Shields, and William Lopez, who split a $3,000 award; Salvador Ceja,
Daniel Phillips, and Andrew Thompson, who each received a $1,500
Photo: Katie Peterson, courtesy of AIA Los Angeles. prize; Karina Davtyan and Ryan Klinger, who split $1,500; and Tai-Li
The March 27, 2008, opening reception for AIA Los Angeles' 2x8: Lee and Omar Ureta, who each received a $750 award.
SKIN exhibition, featuring student design work.
Student design work, housed in a series of mobile storage pods
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles was proud to supplied by sponsor PODS: Portable On Demand Storage, was
announce the opening of 2x8:SKIN, on March 27, 2008 at Pacific judged by a jury of three architects: Li Wen, AIA, of Gensler; Annie
Design Center in West Hollywood. The exhibition was held in Chu, AIA, principal of Chu+Gooding Architects; and Joe Day,
conjunction with Westweek, the west coast’s leading resource for principal of deegan-day design.
interior design, where design professionals are invited to view
the latest collections from the industry’s top home furnishing 2X8 MISSION
manufacturers. The AIA/LA Academic Outreach Committee, having established the
AIA/LA AOC Scholarship Fund and awarded prizes and scholarships
2x8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA/LA, showcasing since the inception of the 2x8 in 2002, is working aggressively this
exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions year to solidify a long-term endowment towards to recognizing and
throughout California. Each of the participating academic programs supporting future generations of emerging Architects. Winning
selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students’ students take home scholarships in varying amounts. So far, 2x8
design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and exhibitions have raised more than $55,000 in scholarship funds
designers, who will then announce the winners at the exhibition redistributed to California design students. Remaining donations
opening and convene in a forum to discuss the successful work. are put toward an ever-growing endowment established for future
student scholarships.
The winners of the juried competition, a part of the 2x8 exhibition,
were announced during the opening night reception. University of Last year’s sixth annual 2x8 exhibition wass entitled SKIN. Each
California, Berkeley, student Son N. Nguyen won top honors for his academic institution was given the freedom to incorporate,
project, "Unnatural Selections," taking home a $5,000 cash prize. define or manipulate the title phrase at their discretion, creating a
Originally completed as his graduate thesis, Nguyen's project is an remarkable range of ideas and imagery illustrated in the selected
island city that generates enough bioenergy from algae to sustain projects. In addition to these presentations, student-run forums at
itself and the city of San Francisco. It was designed as a reclamation the exhibit space extended a critical discourse on design and its
of San Francisco Bay's Treasure Island. impact in the local and global community.

Nguyen's interpretation of the exhibit theme, SKIN, manifests as a


living and breathing membrane—in the form of vegetated walls
and roofs, rooftop retaining ponds, and the landscape—that
allows light and air to penetrate to the interior of structures
while absorbing water and pollutants. His city's structural design,
emulating the diverging and interlacing patterns of coral reefs,
rivers, trees, and other elements of nature, is based on his mathemat-
ical study of nature's logic of branching. Nguyen says he used the
concept of branching to explore ways to maximize surface area
while minimizing materials and to create an architecture that treats
the environment sensitively.

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2x8 STUDENT EXHIBITION


2009 PROGRAM AIA/LA Academic Outreach Committee (AOC) 2008:
2X8: SHIFT Michael Palladino, AIA

AIA/LA CHAPTER
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles is pleased to Greg Verabian, AIA
announce the opening of 2x8:SHIFT, on Thursday March 26, 2009 at Clay Holden, AIA
the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. This year’s exhibition Patrick Tighe, AIA
will again be held in conjunction with Westweek, the west coast’s
Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/LA
leading resource for interior design.
AIA/LA AOC 2X8 Committee:
Contact: Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/Los Angeles,
Jessica Campion
Associate Director AIA/Los Angeles: carlo@aialosangeles.org
Joel Chappo
Amanda Daunis, AIA/LA
Participating schools in 2008:
Lori East, Affiliate AIA/LA
Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona -
College of Environmental Design Ryan Gobuty, Assoc. AIA
Ken Kim
SCI-Arc [Southern California Institute of Architecture] Jorge Marien

University of Southern California/School of Architecture Brandi Mayo, Assoc. AIA


Karen Mozes
Otis College of Art and Design - Carissa Shrock, AIA
Department of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
Ingalill Wahlroos – Ritter, Assoc. AIA
UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design AIA/LA AOC Advisory Committee 2008:
David Montalba, AIA
Woodbury University/Architecture & Design
Lawrence Scarpa, AIA
California College of the Arts Randall Stout, FAIA
Buzz Yudell, FAIA
Art Center College of Design/Environmental Design Department

UCLA Extension Architecture & Interior Design Program

Pasadena City College Architectural Program

LAIAD - Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design

California State University, Long Beach

East Los Angeles College/Department of Architecture

University of California, Berkeley

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AIA LOS ANGELES GOLD MEDAL WINNERS & PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS

AIA LOS ANGELES GOLD MEDAL WINNERS Twenty-Five Year Award winners:
2008 Century Plaza Towers by Minuro Yamasaki
& PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS
AIA/LA CHAPTER

2007 2-4-6-8 House by Morphosis


Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi
The GOLD MEDAL 2006 The Gehry House, 1978
The AIA/LA Gold Medal is the highest honor that The American Frank O. Gehry, FAIA
Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter can bestow on an 2005 The de Bretteville-Simon Houses, 1976
individual. It is conferred by the President of the Board of Directors Peter de Bretteville Architect
in recognition of a significant body of work of lasting influence on 2003 Pacific Design Center
the theory and practice of architecture. Gruen Associates and Cesar Pelli, FAIA
2002 Gemini G.E.L. by Frank O. Gehry & Associates
Eligibility 2001 Art Center, Pasadena
Any individual (not necessarily an American or an architect), living or Craig Ellwood Associates,
dead, whom the President believes qualified is eligible to receive the James Tyler, FAIA, Design Associate
Gold Medal. No more than one such award shall be made in any year. 2000 Case Study House
Pierre Koenig, FAIA
Criteria 1999 DWP Building
Candidates will be evaluated on how well they meet the program AC Martin Partners
criteria as established by the President, which may include:
• The candidate shall have evidenced great depth, having a
cumulative effect on the profession of architecture Previous AIA/LA Presidential Honorees
• The candidate shall have evidenced great breadth, having
Building Team of the Year
influenced the direction/profession of architecture
• The candidate shall be an individual whose contributions to the
2008 BCAM/LACMA
profession of architecture have consistently been directed toward
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Gensler, Arup, KPFF, Robert Irwin,
the future as well as respectful of the past Valley Crest Landscape Development, Aurora Development, LACMA,
• The candidate shall have evidenced the ability to transcend Matt Construction, Eli Broad, County of Los Angeles, Chris Burden
specific areas of expertise or shall have made connections
between areas, in the event that the candidate's areas of focus 2007 The California Endowment
might be considered circumscribed Rios Clementi Hale Studios, House & Robertson Architects, DMJM
• The candidate shall be widely known by the quality of his or her Rottet, Sussman/Prejza & Company, Englekirk & Sabol Consulting
products: by those who practice architecture, by those who teach Structural Engineers, Inc., IBE Consulting Engineers, Kocher Schirra
architecture, and by those who perhaps do neither Goharizi, Urban Partners, LLC, MATT Construction, S.L. Leonard &
Associates, Inc.
AIA Los Angeles Gold Medal Winners:
2006 The J. Paul Getty Villa
2008 Scott Johnson, FAIA & William H. Fain, FAIA SPF:architects, Machado & Silvetti Associates, Inc., kornrandolph,
2007 John Ruble, FAIA & Buzz Yudell, FAIA Morley Construction Company, The Getty Villa Renovation Team,
2006 Craig Hodgetts, FAIA & Ming Fung, AIA Corbin Smith; Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA; Bradley Johnson, AIA; Matt
2005 Michael Palladino, FAIA Randolph; Reginald Jackson, AIA
2004 Jon Jerde, FAIA
2003 Anthony J. Lumsden, FAIA 2005 CalTrans District 7 Headquarters Building
2002 Barton Myers, FAIA Cal Trans District #7, Morphosis, Gruen Associates, Urban Partners,
2001 Eric Owen Moss, FAIA LLC, Construction Group - California, LP, Douglas R. Failing, District
2000 Thom Mayne, FAIA Director; Kurt Franzen, AIA; Dan Rosenfeld, Hon. AIA/LA; Richard
1999 Pierre Koenig, FAIA Heim; Marc Kersey
1998 Richard Meier, FAIA
2004 The Gold Line
1997 Frank Gehry, FAIA
Ric Thorpe, MTA, Eric Olson, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.; Andrew P.
1996 Ray Kappe, FAIA
Cohen, AIA, Gensler; Ki Suh Park, FAIA, FAICP, Gruen Associates; Leslie
1995 No Gold Medal was awarded
Elwood, AIA, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project; Doug
1994 Daniel Dworsky, FAIA
Duplisea, Kiewit Washington Joint Venture; Robert Holmquist, AIA,
1993 John Lautner Parsons USA

2003 Walt Disney Concert Hall


The AIA/LA Twenty-Five Year Award Gehry Partners, LLP, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Beck Madson
This award, recognizing architectural design of enduring Associates, Inc.; Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc.; Frederick Russell
significance, is conferred on a project that has stood the test of time Brown & Associates; Gordon H. Smith Corp.; John A. Martin &
for 25 to 35 years. The project must have been designed by an Associates; LRM, Ltd. Landscape Architecture; Levine/Seegel
architect licensed in the United States at the time of the project's Associates; Los Angeles County Chief Administrative Office; Los
completion. This award requires a Board vote on eligible projects Angeles Philharmonic Association; Melinda Taylor; Mortenson; The
completed between 1974 and 1984 that have contributed Music Center of Los Angeles County; Nagata Acoustics, Inc.; Rosales
meaningfully to American life and architecture. Organ Builders

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AIA LOS ANGELES GOLD MEDAL WINNERS & PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS


2002 UCLA Westwood Replacement Hospital 2002 Robert Timme, FAIA
Perkins & Will; Pei Partnership Architects; RBB Architects; ARUP; UCLA 2001 Southern California Institute of Architecture

AIA/LA CHAPTER
Medical Center and Capital Programs; John A. Martin & Associates; 2000 Central City Association
Davis Langdon Adamson; UCMT-URS/Turner Construction Co.; Tutor- 1999 Richard Koshalek
Saliba Corp. 1998 Steve Soboroff- Senior Advisor to Richard Riordan
1997 Barrio Planners
2001 Los Angeles City Hall Restoration 1996 Robert Uyeda, FAIA - Project Architect - Tetra Design;
AC Martin Partners; Stegeman and Kastner; Clark Construction; Timothy J. Brandt, AIA - Historic Preservation Consultant,
Project Restore; Levin & Associates; Nabih Youssef & Associates; Sindik Historic Resources Group; G. Peyton Hall, AIA - Historic
Olson Associates; City of LA Bureau of Engineers Preservation Consultant, Historic Resources Group; A.
Jeffrey Skorneck, AIA, Project Manager - Community
2000 Los Angeles Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels Redevelopment Agency
Rafael Moneo; Leo A. Daly; Morley Builders; Stegeman and Kastner 1995 Richard Koshalek & David Laventhol – MOCA
Ken Williams - Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
1999 Staples Center 1994 Convention Committee
PCL Construction Services, Inc.; L A Arena Company; NBBJ Sports & Ki Suh Park, FAIA, Chair
Entertainment Huell Howser – KCET
John Mutlow, FAIA;
California Heritage Award Historic Resources Committee -
2006 Dr. Kevin Starr – University Professor & Professor of History, Gordon Olshlager, AIA, Chair;
University of Southern California Kelly Ingalls; Design Committee
2003 Charles W. Moore, FAIA Jann Williams, AIA, Chair
1993 Shelly Kappe, Hon. AIA/LA; Michael Kreski; Interior
Certificate of Recognition Architecture Committee; Young Architects Forum; Design
2000 Mayor Richard Riordan & The LA County Board of Awards Committee; Government Relations Committee;
Supervisors Michelle Pride-Wells, AIA
1999 Los Angeles Center Studios
1998 Warren Olney - Host of “Which Way LA” KCRW The Educator of the Year Award
1997 Jane Burrell, Chief, Art Museum Educator, LACMA; 2008 Thomas S. Hines
David Benoit 2007 Karen Hanna
1994 Fox KTTV; Jose Rios, News Director 2006 The Art Center College of Design, Southern California
Institute of Architecture:
The City Legacy Award Richard Koshalek, President
2005 Louis Naidorf, FAIA, Eric Owen Moss, FAIA, Director
The Capital Records Tower Building 2005 Newest members of 2 x 8
2004 The 1984 Olympics Martin Gelber, FAIA, Pierce College
Deborah Sussman, Sussman/Prejza & Company; C. Coleman Griffith, Pasadena City College
Paul Prejza, Sussman/Prejza & Company, Inc.; Peter DeMaria, Pasadena City College
Jon Jerde, FAIA, The Jerde Partnership" William Maxwell Taylor, LAIAD
Eduardo Perez, East Los Angeles College
The City Rebuilder Award Jerry Ishino, East Los Angeles College
2006 Nelson C. Rising, Board of Trustees of ProLogis, Dorothy Ottolia, AIA Cal State University, Long Beach
Former Chairman & CEO of Catellus Development Corp Tor Hovind, California State University, Long Beach
2005 Art Center College of Design, Daly Genik Architects Dr. Art Wakita Los Angeles Harbor College
Kevin Daly, AIA; Chris Genik, AIA C. Coleman Griffith, Pasadena City College
Art Center College of Design, Richard Koshalek 2004 Kazys Varnelis, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and
2004 Barbara Flammang, AIA, Killefer Flammang Architects Urban Design;
Wade Killefer, AIA, Killefer Flammang Architects Craig Hodgetts, AIA
2003 CIM Group Ben Caffey, AIA
2002 Tom Gilmore 2003 Randall Wilson, Art Center College of Design
2002 Ildiko Choy, AIA
Contribution to the Community and the Profession 2001 Kathi Littmann & Marvin Taff, FAIA, LAUSD
2006 Frederick M. Nicholas; 1999 Andy Lipkis, TreePeople
Richard Riordan, former Los Angeles Mayor 1998 Robert H. Timme, FAIA
2005 Eli Broad, Founder 1997 Lou Naidorf, FAIA
The Eli Broad Foundation
2004 Arthur Golding, Arthur Golding & Associates
Lewis MacAdams, President, Friends of the Los Angeles
River Project;
Councilmember Ed Reyes, City of Los Angeles;
Rob Kubomoto, LA County Dept. of Public Works;
Frances Anderton, KCRW
2003 Jan Breidenbach, SCANPH;
David Abel, New Schools Better Neighborhoods

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AIA LOS ANGELES GOLD MEDAL WINNERS & PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS


The AIA/LA Good Government Award LA Recipient of AIA/CC Distinguished Service Citation
2008 Mary Klaus-Martin 1993 (Honoring) Chester A. Widom, FAIA -
AIA/LA CHAPTER

Jane Usher National AIA President 1995


2007 Gary Lee Moore 1993 Citation, Robert Kennard, FAIA
2006 Mark Winogrand, Interim LA Planning Director & former 1993 Robert Harris, FAIA;
CAO of Culver City David Hertz;
2005 Deborah Weintraub, AIA, Deputy City Engineer Merry Norris, Hon. AIA/LA;
Public Works/ Bureau of Engineering Charles “Duke”W. Oakley, AIA;
2004 City of Santa Monica, Environmental and Public Works Ove Arup, California
Craig Perkins; Susan Munves
2003 LA County Department of Public Works Lifetime Achievement
Tom Remillard 2007 Norma Sklarek
Barbara Cangas 2006 Lifetime Achievement in Education Award
William Haglund Ray Kappe, FAIA
Steve Cloke 2002 Ira Yellin
2002 Andrew Adelman, Los Angeles Dept. of Building & Safety 1999 Bernard Zimmerman, FAIA

The Historic Preservation Award Outstanding Achievement


2008 Linda Dishman 2000 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels,
2007 Christy McAvoy 1998 The Getty Center
2006 Hon. Tom LaBonge, Los Angeles City Councilmember Harold Williams, President Emeritus;
Windsor Square HPOZ & Griffith Observatory Steve Roundtree;
Dr. Barry Munitz
Honorary AIA/Los Angeles 1997 Wing Chao, FAIA
Janice Axon, Hon. AIA/LA
Hon. Tom Bradley, AIA/LA Pacific Rim Award
Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/LA 1998 RTKL Associates; David J. Brotman, FAIA
Dorothy Chandler, Hon. AIA/LA 1997 Jon Jerde, FAIA & Kisho Kurokawa, Hon. FAIA
Ida Del Pozzo, AIA/LA
Charles Eames, AIA/LA Presidential Citation
Ray Eames, Hon. AIA/LA 2001 Chris Tosdevin, bulthaup (LA)
Craig Ellwood, Hon. AIA/LA 2000 Cardinal Roger M. Mahony
John Entenza, Hon. AIA/LA 1998 The Getty Center
Buckminster Fuller, Hon. AIA/LA Harold Williams, President Emeritus
Francesca Garcia-Marques, Hon. AIA/LA Steve Roundtree
Barbara Goldstein, Hon. AIA/LA Dr. Barry Munitz
Ray Herbert, Hon. AIA/LA 1997 Disney Family
Elaine Sewell Jones, Hon. AIA/LA 1996 Angels Flight Railway
Sam Hall Kaplan, Hon. AIA/LA Denis Luna, Chairman
Shelly Kappe, Hon. AIA/LA John H. Welborne, President
Valley Knudsen, Hon. AIA/LA Martha Diaz Aszkenazy, Principal
Sally Landworth, Hon. AIA/LA Severyn Aszkenazy, Principal
Dan MacMasters, Hon. AIA/LA Pueblo Contracting Services
James McCormick, Hon. AIA/LA Francesca Garcia- Marques, Hon. AIA/LA
Esther McCoy, Hon. AIA/LA Habitat for Humanity International
Rita E. Miller, Hon. AIA/LA David C. Snell, Director - Habitat for Humanity Int’l
Dion Neutra, Hon. AIA/LA 1995 Dan P. Garcia - Warner Bros.
Merry Norris, Hon. AIA/LA 1994 Ira Yellin - The Yellin Company
Danette Riddle, Hon. AIA/LA
Rose Marie Rabin, Hon. AIA/LA Presidential Citation: Excellence in the Service of Good Design
Marvin Rand, Hon. AIA/LA 2003 Robert F. Maguire III
Dan Rosenfeld, Hon. AIA/LA 2002 Michael Lehrer, AIA
Harry Saunders, Hon. AIA/LA
Art Seidenbaum, Hon. AIA/LA Professional Achievement Award
Julius Shulman, Hon. AIA/LA 2008 Nabih Youssef
Nicola Solomons, Hon. AIA/LA
Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA/LA
Chris Tosdevin, Hon. AIA/LA
Richard Turpin, Hon. AIA/LA
Ann Videriksen, Hon. AIA/LA
Konrad Wachsmann, Hon. AIA/LA
John H. Welborne, Esq., Hon. AIA/LA
Emmet Wemple, FASLA, Hon. AIA/LA
Michael Woo, Hon. AIA/LA

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AIA LOS ANGELES GOLD MEDAL WINNERS & PRESIDENTIAL CITATIONS


Public Open Space Award Transportation Award
2007 William H. Fain, FAIA 2007 Orange Line

AIA/LA CHAPTER
2006 Ruth Coleman, Director of California State Parks STV, Incorporated
2005 Rios Clementi Hale Studios: The Chess Park in Glendale URS
Mark Rios; Frank Clementi; Robert G. Hale Horton Lees Brogden
2004 UCLA - Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden Parsons Transportation Group
Howard Troller, Troller • Mayer | Associates; METRO (MTA)
Cynthia Burlingham, UCLA Hammer Museum
Urban Design Team Award
Spirit of Los Angeles 2008 The team responsible for the “DESIGN for a
2007 Charles Steven Cohen LIVABLE DOWNTOWN” Urban Design Guidelines
2006 Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa & Street Standards

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AIA/LA CHAPTER ARCHITECTURE MONTH WRAP UP

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ARCHITECTURE MONTH WRAP UP

AIA/LA CHAPTER

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AIA/LA CHAPTER ARE SEMINARS

2009 ARE SEMINAR SERIES


january – june
AIA/Los Angeles
A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects register for AIA/LA ARE seminars at www.aialosangeles.org

version 3.1 version 4.0


2009
Oral Supplemental 1 >> Oral Supplemental, Saturday, January 17, 9am - 1pm
Instructor: Chrystos Chrysiliou, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Construction Documents >> Construction Documents & Services, Saturday, March 7, 9am - 1pm
Instructor: Dean Vlahos, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Site Planning >> Site Planning & Design, Saturday, March 14, 9am - 1pm
Instructor: Michael Ellars, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Pre-Design >> Programming, Planning & Practice, Saturday, March 28, 9am - 1pm
Instructor: Dean Vlahos, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Building Planning >> Schematic Design, Saturday, April 4, 9am - 1pm


Instructor: Dean Vlahos, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

General Structures + Lateral Forces >> Structural Systems, Saturday, April 18, April 25 & May 2, 9am - 4pm (3 classes)
Instructor: Steven Perlof, Affiliate AIA/LA
$145 AIA Members / $250 Non-Members

Oral Supplemental 2 >> Oral Supplemental, Saturday, May 9, 9am - 1pm


Instructor: Chrystos Chrysiliou, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Mechanical Systems >> Building Systems: Mechanical, Saturday, May 16, 9am - 5pm
Instructor: Richard Holzer
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Electrical Systems >> Building Systems: Electrical, Saturday, May 23, 9am - 1pm
Instructor: Russ Givens
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Building Technology >> Construction Systems: Building Design, Saturday, May 30, 9am - 1pm
Instructor: Michael Ellars, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Materials & Methods >> Construction Systems: Materials & Methods


Saturday, June 13 & June 20, 9am - 1pm (2 classes)
Instructor: Dean Vlahos, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Oral Supplemental 3 >> Oral Supplemental, Saturday, September 5, 9am - 1pm


Instructor: Chrystos Chrysiliou, AIA
$85 AIA Members / $175 Non-Members

Seminars are held at the Wiltern Center, in the AIA/Los Angeles Chapter Office, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800 LA, CA 90010. Parking is available for $8 at the Ralphs/Wiltern
Structure, or on 6th, 7th or Oxford. Please note that there are NO CANCELLATIONS and NO REFUNDS of registration fees. Dates, times & instructors subject to change at the
discretion of AIA/LA - If you cannot attend a rescheduled date, credit will be offered towards a future class.
For August to December 2009 class schedule, please visit www.aialosangeles.org.

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BOARD INSTALLATION
AIA LOS ANGELES CHAPTER HOLIDAY PARTY & BOARD INSTALLATION

AIA/LA CHAPTER
On Monday, December 8, 2008, more than 300 AIA/LA members gathered at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, designed
by FSY Architects, Inc., for our annual Holiday Party. The evening began with refreshments, and then the crowd adjourned to the theatre
for the formal installation ceremony. Incoming Board President John Kaliski, AIA, acknowledged the accomplishments of the outgoing
Board, welcomed the newly elected Board members, and addressed the challenges of the coming year and how we intend to face them
as a Chapter.

Chris Tosdevin, Hon. AIA/LA, John Friedman, FAIA, AIA/LA Director,


and David Montalba, AIA

John Kaliski, AIA, 2009 AIA/LA President

Joey Shimoda, AIA, and Amanda Daunis, Chapter Staff, AIA/Los Angeles

Councilmember Jan Perry, District 9,


and Deborah Murphy, Assoc. AIA
Ric Abramson, AIA and
Paul Danna, AIA, 2009
VP/President Elect

Joe Cloninger, Affiliate AIA/LA and Ron Altoon, FAIA, AIA/LA


Alexi Drosu, Affiliate AIA/LA, Past President, and
from FORM magazine/Balcony Media Martha Welborne, FAIA,
2009 AIA/LA Past President

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AIA LOS ANGELES 2009 CALENDAR


The following dates were accurate as of January 27, 2009 March
and are subject to change 27 POC Breakfast: Joel Kotkin
AIA/LA CHAPTER

28 1:2 Interiors Charette at Perkins + Will


January 30 Home Tour
01 Holiday – New Years Day (office closed) 31 AIA/CC ExCom Meeting & Dinner (Sacramen.)
9 POC Breakfast: David Abel 31 CACE Annual Meeting and Dinner (Sacrame.)
13 Interiors Monthly Program AIA Board of Directors Meeting
13 President Obama: Minus 6 Days & Counting Planning & Finance Meeting (Sacramento)
14 Urban Design Committee Meeting arcCA Editorial Board Meeting
14 Practice Committee Meeting April
15 COTE Meeting 1 Lapse Date for 2009 Unpaid Memberships
15 Membership Renewals 1 AIACC Board at the Legislature (Sacramento)
16 Soft Economy and Risk 2 AIA/CC Board Meeting (Sacramento)
17 ARE: Oral/Supplemental 4 ARE: Schematic Design w/ Dean Vlahos
19 Holiday – MLK Jr. Day (office closed) 8 Fellows Committee Meeting (TBC)
20 Interiors Committee meeting 8 Practice Committee Meeting
20 AIACC ExCom Transitional Meeting (U.C.) 9 COTE Meeting
21 AIACC ExCom Meeting (Universal City) 9 Holiday – Passover
21 AIACC New Board Orientation (U.C.) 11 ARE: Structural Systems & Lateral Forces
21 Historic Resources Committee Meeting 12 Easter Sunday
21 Architecture for Health Care Committee 14 Interiors Committee Program
21 Career Action Plan 14 Political Outreach Committee Meeting
22 AIACC Board of Directors Meeting (U.C.) 15 Historic Resources Committee Meeting
22 CACE Luncheon Meeting (Universal City) 15 Architecture for Healthcare Committee
24 Board and Committee Planning Meeting 15 Urban Design Committee Meeting
30 POC Breakfast Series: Jack Kyser 16 Design Dialogues
31 ADA/HSW Seminar/MCE 18 ARE: Structural Systems & Lateral Forces
Call for Presentations MOBIUS LA 21 Interiors Committee Meeting
22 Earth Day
February 24 POC Breakfast: Christopher Hawthorne
3 California CACE Conference Call 25 Structural Systems & Lateral Forces
4–7 AIA Grassroots (Washington, DC) 26 Home Tour I
4 AIACC Regional Dinner at Grassroots 28 AIA/LA Board Meeting
5 AIA/LA Computer Committee 30 AIA National Convention (San Francisco)
10 Political Outreach Committee Meeting Past President’s Lunch
10 Interiors Committee Program Design Awards Call For Entries
11 Practice Committee Meeting AIACC Long Range Planning Committee
11 Urban Design Committee Meeting
12 COTE Meeting May
12 Building Performnce Committee Meeting 1-2 AIA National Convention (San Francisco)
16 Holiday – President’s Day (office closed) 5 California CACE Conference Call
17 Interiors Committee Meeting 8 Fellows Committee Meeting (TBC)
18 Urban Design Committee Meeting 12 Interiors Committee Program
18 Historic Resources Committee Meeting 12 Masters of Architecture: Massimiliano Fuksas
18 Architecture for Healthcare Committee 12 Political Outreach Committee Meeting
19 Design Dialogues 13 Practice Committee Meeting
21 ARE: Construction Documents 14 COTE Meeting
23-26 CASH 30th Annual Conference (Sacramento) 14 Restaurant Design Awards Jury
24 AIA/LA Board Meeting 19 Interiors Committee Meeting
27 POC Breakfast: Steve Hymon 19 AIA/LA Board Meeting
27 Full Day HRC Seminar 20 Historic Resources Committee Meeting
28 Event at LAPL TBD 20 Architecture for Healthcare Committee
RDA Call for Entries 20 Urban Design Committee Meeting
AIACC Long Range Planning Committee 21 Design Dialogues
23 ARE: Building Systems/Electrical
March 24 Home Tour II
1 Call for Fellowship Candidates (TBC) 25 Holiday – Memorial Day (office closed)
3 California CACE Conference Call 29 POC Breakfast: Guest TBD
7 ARE: Programming Planning Practice 30 ARE: Building Systems/Technology
8 Daylight Savings Time Starts Interiors Spring Tour
10 Interiors Committee Program
10 Political Outreach Committee Meeting June
10 Energy Efficiency Symposium at USC 2 California CACE Conference Call
11 Practice Committee Meeting 5 AIACC ExCom (Virtual)
12 COTE Meeting 8 Fellows Committee Meeting (TBD)
17 Interiors Committee Meeting 9 Political Outreach Committee Meeting
18 Historic Resources Committee Meeting 10 Interiors Program
18 Architecture for Healthcare Committee 10 Practice Committee Meeting
18 Urban Design Committee Meeting 11 COTE Meeting
19 Design Dialogues 13 ARE: Building Design/Construction Systems
21 ARE: Site Planning & Design 17 Interiors Committee Meeting
24 AIA/LA Board Meeting 17 Historic Resources Committee Meeting
26 2x8 17 Architecture for Healthcare Committee

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June October
17 Urban Design Committee Meeting 01 Membership Renewals Open
18 Design Dialogues 1-3 TBD: Big Sibs (Dallas)

AIA/LA CHAPTER
20 ARE: Building Design/Construction Systems 06 California CACE Conference Call
26 POC Breakfast: Guest TBD 7-9 AIA Large Sister States Meeting (California)
25 - 28 MOBIUS LA at Dwell on Design 8-10 TBD: Big Sibs (Dallas)
26 RDA Ceremony at Dwell on Design 9-11 Monterey Design Conference
arcCA Editorial Board Meeting 12 Holiday - Columbus Day (office closed)
AIACC Long Range Planning Meeting 13 Political Outreach Committee Meeting
14 Practice Committee Meeting
July 15 COTE Meeting
03 Independence Day Celebrated (office closed) 16 Fellowship Submittals Due at National
04 Holiday – Independence Day 20 AIA/LA Board Meeting
7 California CACE Conference Call 20 Interiors Committee Meeting
8 Practice Committee Meeting 21 Historic Resources Committee Meeting
9 COTE Meeting 21 Architecture for Healthcare Committee
9 AIACC ExCom Meeting (Virtual) 21 Urban Design Committee Meeting
14 Interiors Committee Program 22 Design Dialogues
14 Political Outreach Committee Meeting 25 Home Tour IV
15 – 19 CACE Annual Meeting in Phoenix 30 POC Breakfast: Guest TBD
15 Historic Resources Committee Meeting 31 Halloween
15 Architecture for Healthcare Committee AIACC Planning and Finance Meeting
15 Urban Design Committee Meeting AIACC Long Range Planning Committee
16 Design Dialogues Design Awards Gala (TBD)
21 Interiors Committee Meeting
25 AIA/LA Board Summer Planning Meeting November
31 POC Breakfast: Guest TBD 1 Daylight Savings Ends
Fellows Reception 5 Firm Profile Printed Signups Due
Summer Strategic Planning Session 10 Interiors Program
10 Political Outreach Committee Meeting
August 11 Holiday – Veteran’s Day (office closed)
11 Interiors Program 11-12 AIACC Executive Committee Meeting (Napa)
11 Political Outreach Committee 12 COTE Meeting
12 Practice Committee Meeting 12-13 AIACC Annual Meeting (1/2 Day) (Napa)
13 COTE Meeting 12 Election for Open Positions - AIACC (Napa)
18 Interiors Committee Meeting 12 AIACC Awards and Installation Dinner (Napa)
19 Historic Resources Committee Meeting 13 California CACE Meeting (Napa)
19 Architecture for Healthcare Committee 17 AIA/LA Board Meeting
19 Urban Design Committee Meeting 17 Interiors Committee Meeting
20 Design Dialogues 18 Historic Resources Committee Meeting
27 AIACC ExCom Meeting (Los Angeles) 18 Architecture for Healthcare Committee
28 AIACC Board Meeting (Los Angeles) 18 Urban Design Committee Meeting
28 California CACE Meeting (Los Angeles) 19 Design Dialogues
28 Breakfast Series 20 POC Breakfast: Guest TBD
29 Associates Caucus (Los Angeles) 26-27 Holiday – Thanksgiving (office closed)
National CACE Meeting Elections

September December
01 California CACE Conference Call 1 California CACE Conference Call
04 ProDev (Green/Sustainability) 7 Installation/Holiday Party
05 ARE: Oral/Supplemental (TBD) 8 Political Outreach Committee Meeting
07 Holiday – Labor Day 9 Interiors Program
08 Political Outreach Committee Meeting 9 Practice Committee Meeting
08 Interiors Committee Program 10 COTE Meeting
09 Practice Committee Meeting 11 Holiday – Hanukkah
10 COTE Meeting 16 Interiors Committee Meeting
12 DMLA 16 Historic Resources Committee Meeting
13 Home Tour III 16 Architecture for Healthcare Committee
15 Interiors Committee Meeting 16 Urban Design Committee Meeting
16 Historic Resources Committee Meeting 17 Design Dialogues
16 Architecture for Healthcare Committee 12 Holiday – Hanukkah
16 Urban Design Committee Meeting 24 Christmas Eve (office closed 1/2 day)
17 Design Dialogues 25 Holiday – Christmas (office closed)
19 Holiday – Rosh Hashanah Interiors Holiday Party TBD
22 AIA/LA Board Meeting AIA Board of Directors Annual Meeting (DC)
25 POC Breakfast: Guest TBD
28 Holiday - Yom Kippur
Design Awards Jury Please Note: Calendar subject to change. For recent updates to
Parking Day LA calendar, announcements of Committee Meetings and RSVP
Design Symposium/Exhibit information, please check our website regularly:
AIACC ExCom Meeting (Sacramento) www.aialosangeles.org
AIA Board of Directors Meeting
Big Sibs – Dallas (TBC)

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2008 AIA LOS ANGELES DESIGN AWARDS


2008 AIA LOS ANGELES DESIGN AWARDS Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure, Santa Monica, CA;
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
PRESENTED BY GENSLER “This is a powerful and simple presentation. How often do you get
AIA/LA CHAPTER

to celebrate a garage?”
The Best of LA Architecture Applauded
From the first LEED Platinum museum in the world to a tiny outdoor Ahmanson Founders Room, Los Angeles, CA; Belzberg Architects
classroom for kids, the projects awarded by the American Institute of “This space demonstrates a new methodology for creating interior
Architects, Los Angeles (AIA/LA), revealed a wealth of superlative spaces.”
design talent. Twenty-five awards were given to Los Angeles-based
architects for both built and unbuilt projects during a ceremony at The Disney Store Headquarters, Pasadena, CA;
the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) at Los Angeles Clive Wilkinson Architects
County Art Museum (LACMA) on June 4, 2008. “It’s a smart project, with the existing building left alone and new
forms inserted in a crafty way.”
In addition, the AIA/LA Presidential Honors, as well as the Cultural
Affairs Commission Architecture Awards were announced. Known Off-Grid iT House, Pioneertown, CA; Taalman Koch
to be one of the most competitive in the country, the annual AIA/LA “It’s innovative in its use of materials, and deals with construction in
awards program includes the Design Awards for built projects by Los a very direct way.”
Angeles architects, and the NEXT LA Awards for work that is unbuilt.
Canyon House, Los Angeles, CA; Office of Hadley + Peter Arnold LLC
The Design Awards jury—Craig Dykers, Snøhetta, Oslo, Norway, “There are nuances to the restoration work that are very well
and New York City; David Lake, FAIA, Lake/Flato Architects, described in a clear and powerful—albeit gentle and subtle—way.”
Austin, TX; and Michael Palladino, FAIA, Richard Meier &
Partners Architects, Los Angeles—selected (in no particular order)
the following projects (jurors’ comments follow.) Citations
DESIGN AWARDS Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA;
Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture
Honor Awards “The building creates civic identity in a struggling area. This is the
type of project that LA is desperate for.”
Water + Life Museums and Campus, Hemet, CA;
Lehrer + Gangi Design + Build The Children’s Center at Caltech, Outdoor Science Laboratory,
“To get LEED Platinum is a remarkable accomplishment in itself, Pasadena, CA; (M)Arch.branded architecture
and then in a very handsome building of this scale in this location “Domestic and institutional scales are hard to combine, and this
is quite a feat. This is a 100-year building.” single pavilion has a character all its own.”
Art Center College of Design South Campus, Pasadena, CA; The Lofts @ Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood, CA;
Daly Genik Killefer Flammang Architects
“To do adaptive reuse with this much artistry is remarkable. The “There are important social issues at work here—creating housing
quality of light used is spectacular.” from existing office structures.”
NOAA Satellite Operations Facility, Suitland, MD; Morphosis Tigertail, Los Angeles, CA; Patrick Tighe Architecture
“The building integrates science and mythology in the architectural “This has a sense of grandeur to it—it has a big ego for a small
expression, giving a sense that there is important work about the house.”
planet going on here.”

Merit Awards NEXT LA AWARDS


Dark Side of the Moon, Los Angeles, CA; Michael Maltzan
Architecture, Inc. The Next LA Awards were established to acknowledge work that is
“This is not just a big gesture, but is socially active and intriguing not yet built. Reviewing the projects this year were Los Angeles-
geometrically. I’m sure I would have fun here!” based jurors Paul Danna, AIA, DMJM H&N; Julie Eizenberg, AIA,
Koning Eizenberg Architecture; and Hraztan S. Zeitlian, AIA, Leo A
Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank Headquarters, Udine, Italy; Morphosis Daly, who awarded (in no particular order) the following projects
“A well detailed project that impresses by organizing the space (jurors’ comments follow):
through orthogonal forms while activating the center.”
Honor Awards
Ennis House Rehabilitation, Los Angeles, CA; Eric Lloyd Wright HL23, New York, NY; Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc.
and Wiehle-Carr, Associated Architects “This is an extremely elegant solution for such a unique location.”
“A beautifully done, impeccable restoration that was extraordinary
in scope, given its disastrous condition.” Art Center College of Design Housing Complex, Pasadena, CA;
Daly Genik
Camino Nuevo High School, Los Angeles, CA; Daly Genik “The level of analysis and thinking is very high in this project,
“The building creates an interactive environment protected from a everything is thought about.”
highly trafficked neighborhood.”
Merit Awards
26th Street Low-Income Housing, Santa Monica, CA;
Kanner Architects
“You can’t do low-income housing better than this. We need a lot Mira International Trade Center, Santa Ana, CA;
more projects like this.” John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
“There is richness in the totality of the project given the complexity
of the program.”

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2008 AIA LOS ANGELES DESIGN AWARDS


Ordos Concert Hall, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, Yazdani Studio of PRESIDENTIAL HONORS
Cannon Design
“The important aspects of this project are rigorous, classic, and Each year, the AIA/LA president bestows honors at his or her

AIA/LA CHAPTER
timeless, but are contemporary in execution.” discretion to individuals and organizations for their commitment to
creating a better Los Angeles. For 2008, Martha Welborne, FAIA, as
Harvard University Art Museums Art Center, Allston, MA; Daly Genik AIA/LA president, lauded the following:
“This project has an extraordinary spatial sequence and quality of
light.” The Gold Medal Award: Scott Johnson, FAIA, and William H. Fain, Jr.,
FAIA, principals of Johnson Fain.
Growing Back Smaller: A Livable House, New Orleans, LA; Morphosis
“This project is wonderfully contextual and accepts the desires of The Building Team of the Year Award: BCAM at LACMA—Renzo Piano
the city residents to keep memories of home.” Building Workshop, design architect; Gensler, executive architect;
ARUP, SMEP engineering, lighting design, acoustics & communica-
Citations tions/IT consulting; KPFF Consulting Engineers, civil engineers;
Robert Irwin, landscape artist/designer; Valley Crest Landscape
Playa Vista Central Park, Los Angeles, CA; Development, landscape architects; Aurora Development, project
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. manager; MATT Construction Corp., general contractor; Los Angeles
“This park brings provocative design thinking to an environment County Museum of Art, client; Eli & Edythe Broad, founders;
that needs it.” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, County of Los Angeles.

Selma Office Tower, Los Angeles, CA; Belzberg Architects The AIA/LA 25-Year Award: Century Plaza Towers by Minoru
“The project is well-conceived to allow individual owners to have Yamasaki—Yamasaki Associates, Inc.; CB Richard Ellis; JP Morgan
an identity.” Asset Services.

Urban Design Team Award: “Design for a Livable Downtown” Urban


CAC (Cultural Affairs Commission) DESIGN AWARDS Design Guidelines & Street Standards—Emily Gabel-Luddy, FASLA &
Simon Pastucha, Urban Design Studio, Department of City Planning,
The CAC Design Awards recognize design excellence in civic archi- City of Los Angeles; Lillian Burkenheim & Karen Yamamoto,
tecture done for Los Angeles city agencies. The jury—architect Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Los Angeles; Jay Kim &
Daniel Dworsky, FAIA, and Mehrdad Yazdani, Assoc. AIA of Mike Bagheri, Department of Transportation, City of Los Angeles;
Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design; Cultural Affairs Clark Robins & Lemuel Paco, Bureau of Engineering, City of Los
Commissioners Lee Ramer and Gayle Roski; and City of Los Angeles; Councilwoman Jan Perry, Council District #9, City of Los
Angeles planner Simon Pastucha—selected the following built Angeles; Councilmember José Huizar, Council District #14, City of
and unbuilt work (jurors’ comments follow): Los Angeles; Allyn D. Rifkin, PE, PTOE, The Rifkin Transportation
Planning Group; Patricia Smith, ASLA, AICP; Lisa Padilla, AIA, LEEP AP,
Honor Award Cityworks Design.
Art Bridge, North Hollywood, CA; wHY Architecture (unbuilt) Good Government Award: Jane Usher, President, Planning
“An excellent example of a civic project, in that it really engages Commission; and Mary Klaus-Martin, Past President, Cultural
two existing landmarks for the City: our river and an important Heritage Commission.
mural in the public art landscape.”
Historic Preservation Award: Linda Dishman, Executive Director,
Merit Award Los Angeles Conservancy.
Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library, Los Angeles, CA;
Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture (built) Professional Achievement Award: Nabih Youssef, S.E., Structural
“This level of design and execution is not typically seen in public Engineer, Nabih Youssef Associates.
architecture.”
Distinguished Educator Award: Thomas S. Hines, Professor Emeritus,
Citations History and Architecture, UCLA.
Playa Vista Fire Station No. 67, Los Angeles, CA; R.L. Binder, FAIA,
Architecture & Planning (built) Honorary AIA/Los Angeles: Michael Woo, Hon. AIA/LA, Planning
“Excellent implementation of signage and light as design ele- Commission, AIA/Los Angeles Public Board Member.
ments.”

Dockweiler State Beach Youth Center, Los Angeles, CA;


Randall Stout Architects (unbuilt)
“The design breaks with the traditional form of structures at the
beach in a reinterpretation that is successful and admirable.”

LAPD Harbor Replacement Station and Jail, Los Angeles, CA;


Perkins+Will (unbuilt)
“Openness of the façade is unique for this area of the City.”

Costello Pool and Bathhouse Replacement, Los Angeles, CA;


Sparano Mooney Architecture (unbuilt)
“The clarity of the design lends the site a feeling of timelessness.”

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2008 AIA LOS ANGELES DESIGN AWARDS


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AIA/LA CHAPTER END OF YEAR WRAP UP

Dear AIA/LA Members,

Since its inception 114 years ago, the Los Angeles Chapter of AIA has dedicated itself to furthering the efforts of the National
organization by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture + design community. We are pleased with the Chapter’s
accomplishments during 2008, which have included continued political advocacy, a perpetual commitment to professional
development, as well as expanded outreach in regards to membership, academics and the general public. In addition to these
ongoing endeavors on behalf of our members, the Chapter is ever-changing and below is just a sampling of the Chapter’s most
notable milestones over this past year.

We look forward to continued success in 2009 and all of us on the AIA/LA Staff wish to extend our heartfelt wishes to you and
your families for a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Warmest Regards,
Nicola Solomons, Hon. AIACC
Executive Director
AIA Los Angeles

2008 AIA LOS ANGELES CHAPTER MILESTONES


s Design Awards Competition & Party – This year saw a record-breaking number of more than 400 entries and a new
partnership with the City’s Cultural Affairs Commission. The Presidential Honorees and Design Award Winners were
celebrated at LACMA’s new BCAM Gallery.

s MOBIUS LA – AIA/LA’s 2nd annual Design Conference & Expo expanded this year to include 18+ hours of Learning Units, a
Full-Day HSW New Building Codes Seminar, Expo Floor & Networking Lounge, Opening Reception featuring the Restaurant
Design Awards Ceremony, Friday Power Lunch on Measure R, the LA Premiere of documentary Bird’s Nest: Herzog & de
Meuron in China and an Exclusive Hard Hat Tour of the LAPD Administration Building.
s Leaders Making Los Angeles - This new Breakfast Series included such distinguished guest speakers as: Councilmember
Ed Reyes, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Councilmember Bernard Parks, Gail Goldberg, Emily Gabel-Luddy, FASLA & Simon
Pastucha (from Department of City Planning), City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, LADOT General Manager Rita Robinson and LA
Dept. of Recreation and Parks General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri.

s Along with the addition of a Design Cluster to the Chapter Board’s structure, 2008 saw the resurgence of the Historic
Resources Committee, the renaming of the Associates Committee to Emerging Professionals and the creation of the
Practice Committee. As in the past, the Political Outreach, Academic Outreach, Membership Outreach, Interiors, Urban
Design, Architecture for Healthcare and our numerous other Chapter Committees continued their tradition of activity and
involvement.

s Several new programs were created, most notably a new series of Design Dialogues wherein Design Principals from leading
LA firms make project presentations, as well as the ArchitecTOUR, a program open to students only that provides an

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exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of award-winning SoCal architecture offices and the unique opportunity to personally meet
with the architects in their working environment.

s Continued outreach to the general public included four Home Tours during the spring and fall along with their associated
Architects Forums, providing attendees with the opportunity to meet the architects at a reception prior to the tour itself.
Also, the Restaurant Design Awards People’s Choice Voting received an incredible 4000+ votes from the public in just two
weeks.

s Membership approached 3200, maintaining AIA/LA’s ranking as the fourth largest chapter in the nation.

s 9000 subscribers reached via weekly AIA/LA Chapter e-newsletters.

s Presented more than 128 hours of Continuing Education Programming to aid members in earning their 18 required learning
units.

s Offered 20 ARE Seminars to assist architecture graduates in their preparation for the licensing exams.

s More than $40,000 in scholarships awarded via 2x8 Student Competition and Interiors Committee 1:2 Charrette.

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FELLOWS/FELLOWSHIP
AIA LOS ANGELES FELLOWS (FAIA)
In 2007, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 76 Members may be nominated by their Chapter or by a petition signed

AIA/LA CHAPTER
architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to by any five (5) Fellows in good standing or any ten (10) AIA members
members who have made contributions of national significance to in good standing. Submittals take place online and are generally due
the profession. Out of more than 80,000 members, fewer than 2500 in late October. To be considered for Chapter nomination, please
have received this distinguished honor. contact the Chapter Office at steve@aialosangeles.org.
For more information and guidelines please visit
Architect members who have been in good standing for at least http://aia.org/awp_fellowship.
ten (10) years may be nominated for Fellowship in any one of the
following categories: New Fellows for 2007, who are entitled to use the designation "FAIA,”
were honored at an investiture ceremony on May 4, 2007 at the
• Design, Urban Design, or Preservation Alamo, as part of the 2007 AIA National Convention and Design Expo
• Education, Research, Literature, or Practice in San Antonio, Texas. On July 26, 2007, the new and existing Fellows
• Leadership of the AIA or a Related Organization from the Los Angeles Chapter were honored at a reception hosted by
• Public Service, Government Industry or the Poliform USA showroom and Chris Tosdevin, Hon, AIA/LA. The
Organization following AIA Los Angeles members are Fellows of the Institute.
• Alternative Career, Volunteer Work with
organizations not directly connected with the
built environment, or Service to Society.

William M. Adams, FAIA Jon Adams Jerde, FAIA Pierce K. Reibsamen, FAIA
Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA Scott Johnson, FAIA John Rex, FAIA
Gregg D. Ander, FAIA Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA David N. Rinehart, FAIA
Donald C. Axon, FAIA Raymond L. Kappe, FAIA Mark W. Rios, FAIA
Rebecca L. Binder, FAIA Richard C. Keating, FAIA Alan Rosen, FAIA
Lance L. Bird, FAIA Wade Killefer, FAIA Michael Franklin Ross, FAIA
Michael L. Bobrow, FAIA Edward A. Killingsworth, FAIA Michael Rotondi, FAIA
David Body, FAIA Peyton E. Kirven, FAIA Lauren L. Rottet, FAIA
Robert D. Bolling, FAIA Pierre F. Koenig, FAIA John Ruble, FAIA
James R. Bonar, FAIA Hendrik Koning, FAIA Linda Sanders, FAIA
David J. Brotman, FAIA Michael Lehrer, FAIA G. G. Schierle, FAIA
Richard Scott Carde, FAIA Brenda A. Levin, FAIA Richard Schoen, FAIA
Alfred V. Chaix, FAIA Gerald I. Li, FAIA Nick Seierup, FAIA
Wing T. Chao, FAIA Jerrold E. Lomax, FAIA Bruce M. Sellery, FAIA
Richard J. Chylinski, FAIA William Love, FAIA Takashi Shida, FAIA
Adrian Oscar Cohen, FAIA Douglas A. Lowe, FAIA (elevated 2009) Henry N. Silvestri, FAIA
Andrew P. Cohen, FAIA Anthony J. Lumsden, FAIA Norma M. Sklarek, FAIA
John O. Cotton, FAIA Maynard Lyndon, FAIA Hak Sik Son, FAIA
John R. Dale, FAIA Robert D. Mabe, FAIA Edmund Peter Stazicker, FAIA
J. Peter Devereaux, FAIA Jean Mah, FAIA, FACHA Randall P. Stout, FAIA
Katherine Diamond, FAIA Michael T. Maltzan, FAIA Douglas R. Suisman, FAIA
Frank Dimster, FAIA Michael C. Mann, FAIA Marvin Taff, FAIA
Albert A. Dorman, FAIA Leonardo E. Marmol, FAIA Edward K. Takahashi, FAIA
Daniel L. Dworsky, FAIA Albert C. Martin, FAIA Ted Tokio Tanaka, FAIA
Steven D. Ehrlich, FAIA Christopher C. Martin, FAIA
Virginia W. Tanzmann, FAIA
Sidney H. Eisenshtat, FAIA David C. Martin, FAIA
Clinton C. Ternstrom, FAIA
Michael A. Enomoto, FAIA Thom Mayne, FAIA
Richard W. Thompson, FAIA
William H. Fain, Jr., FAIA Dennis J. McFadden, FAIA
Robert H. Timme, FAIA
Jay David Farbstein, FAIA, PhD Dan Meis, FAIA
Mehrdad Farivar, FAIA Karl F. Meyer, FAIA Ronald F. Turner, Jr., FAIA
Edward H. Fickett, FAIA Kurt W. Meyer, FAIA James L. Tyler, FAIA
Edwin Fields, FAIA Leroy B. Miller, FAIA Robert Tyler, FAIA
Michael W. Folonis, FAIA Eric O. Moss, FAIA Robert H. Uyeda, FAIA
John T. Friedman, FAIA John V. Mutlow, FAIA Joseph D. Vaccaro, FAIA
Andrea Cohen Gehring, FAIA Barton Myers, FAIA Johannes VanTilburg, FAIA
G. Michael Gehring, FAIA (elevated 2009) Herbert N. Nadel, FAIA Frank X. Villalobos, FAIA
Frank O. Gehry, FAIA Robert L. Newsom, FAIA Gregory D. Villanueva, FAIA
Martin B. Gelber, FAIA Edward R. Niles, FAIA Thomas R. Vreeland, FAIA
Mahmoud Gharachedaghi, FAIA Douglas Edward Noble, FAIA Charles G. Walsh, FAIA
James M. Glymph, FAIA Arthur F. O’Leary, FAIA Martha L. Welborne, FAIA
Ron Goldman, FAIA Charles W. Oakley, FAIA Lester Wertheimer, FAIA
Ann E. Gray, FAIA Lorcan P. O'Herlihy, FAIA (elevated 2009) Chester A. Widom, FAIA
David Lawrence Gray, FAIA Patricia B. Oliver, FAIA (elevated 2009) Harold L. Williams, FAIA
Peter Grueneisen, FAIA (elevated 2009) Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA Wayne R. Williams, FAIA
Robert Hale, FAIA Michael J. Palladino, FAIA Harry C. Wolf, III, FAIA
George Peyton Hall, Jr., FAIA Ki Suh Park, FAIA F. Michael Wong, FAIA
Harry W. Harmon, FAIA Maris Peika, FAIA Gin D. Wong, FAIA
Robert S. Harris, FAIA Norman Pfeiffer, FAIA Henry L. Wright, FAIA
David R. Hertz, FAIA Barton Phelps, FAIA Hofu Wu, FAIA
Paul S. Hoag, FAIA James G. Pulliam, FAIA Robert J. Yudell, FAIA
Craig Hodgetts, FAIA Ronald Mark Radziner, FAIA L. Paul Zajfen, FAIA, RIBA
Michael M. Hricak, Jr., FAIA Victor A. Regnier, FAIA Bernard B. Zimmerman, FAIA

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HOME TOURS

2009 HOME TOURS – CALL FOR HOMES PRE-TOUR ARCHITECTS' FORUM


WEDNESDAY JUNE 25
AIA/LA CHAPTER

AIA/LA is seeking homes to be considered for our 2009 and future HOSTED BY SNAIDERO USA
home tour series. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

We are planning tours in spring and fall and need your help to iden-
tify great homes to add to our program. If you are interested in FROM CANYON TO RIDGE:
showcasing your projects to an architecture and design-inclined 2008 AIA/LOS ANGELES HOME TOUR
public audience, this could be a great opportunity for you. BRENTWOOD + THE PALISADES, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28

All styles, all sizes and all areas of Los Angeles will be considered. AIA/LA invited visitors to join an exploration of contemporary
Kindly submit 3-4 images (interiors and exteriors) along with a short architecture. From the canyons of Brentwood to the ridges of the
description of the project. Please be sure to highlight unique fea- famed Pacific Palisades, participants gained entry into some of the
tures of the residence. Also, please specify the neighborhood, i.e., neighborhoods' most notable residences.
Beverly Hills, Silverlake, Los Feliz, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, etc.
Featuring contemporary homes by:
We look forward to your submissions. Trevor D. Abramson, AIA & Doug Teiger, AIA - Abramson Teiger
Architects
Please submit your projects to: Nicholas.Budd.Dutton Architects - Bill Nicholas, Architect (part-
Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/LA ner-in-charge)
Associate Director, AIA Los Angeles Chapter Donald Holtz - Holtz Architecture
carlo@aialosangeles.org Hadrian Predock & John Frane - Predock_Frane Architects

ARCHITECT'S FORUM
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
2008 HOME TOUR SERIES 6:30PM TO 8:30PM
HOSTED BY POGGENPOHL
MAY 4 HOME TOUR: A VIEW FROM THE TOP PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER

These spectacular hillside homes epitomize glamour and elevate


the "location, location, location" mantra to a whole new level: views, LOS FELIZ & SILVER LAKE HOME TOUR, SUNDAY OCTOBER 26
views -- breathtaking views! CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKET ORDERS

Featuring homes by: Featuring contemporary homes by:


Steven Shortridge, AIA, Callas Shortridge Architects
Nathan Swift, AIA & Gloria Lee, SWIFTLEEOFFICE Barbara Bestor - Bestor Architecture
Janna Levenstein, tochaproject James R. Meyer, AIA - LEAN Arch, Inc.
Billy Rose & Assembledge+ Christopher D. Payne, AIA - FIN Architecture
Warren A. Techentin, AIA - TBA (Techentin Buckingham
ARCHITECTS' FORUM WEDNESDAY APRIL 23 Architecture)
HOSTED BY DSI ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS
6PM to 8PM ARCHITECT'S FORUM (for Los Feliz + Silver Lake tour)

Wed October 22 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


VENICE HOME TOUR SUNDAY, JUNE 29: Hosted by DOM LOS ANGELES Showroom-Valcucine
A STROLL THROUGH VENEZIA

Like its Western European namesake, the romanticism of Venice,


California conjures up images of exceptional craftsmanship,
attention to detail, and inventive artistry sometimes more
associated with a bygone era than a 21st Century metropolis.
Tourgoers were invited to support the sustainability effort by biking
(or blading, skateboarding or walking!) between homes while
enjoying the stunning Venice scenery along the way.

Featured were five contemporary homes in Venice, CA by:

Mark Baez - M Designs


Emily Kovner - EM Architects
David Reddy, AIA - R&D Architects
Michele Saee - Michele Saee Studio
Steven Shortridge, AIA - CALLAS SHORTRIDGE architects

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HOME TOURS

THANK YOU TO OUR 2008 HOME TOUR SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS


AC Martin

AIA/LA CHAPTER
PLATINUM SPONSORS ah'bé landscape architects
Gensler ARUP
DMJM DESIGN | AECOM CO Architects
Gruen Associates HNTB Architecture
Pankow Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.
SHARPE INTERIOR SYSTEMS DRYWALL CONTRACTORS JCE Structural Engineering Group, Inc.
Snaidero USA KAA Design Group
KPFF Consulting Engineers
GOLD SPONSORS Leo A Daly
Collins Collins Muir & Stewart LLP Lutron Electronics Co.
Nabih Youssef Associates Structural Engineers MATT Construction Corp.
Taylor & Company Perkins+Will
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Universal Reprographics, Inc.

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IN MEMORIAM
IN MEMORIAM
AIA/LA CHAPTER

AIA Los Angeles would like to honor the memory


of the following Chapter members:

Edmund Arbas, AIA Arthur F. O'Leary, FAIA, MRIAI


Harry B. Clausen, AIA Marvin Rand, Hon. AIA/LA
Leon Glucksman, AIA Henry N. Silvestri, FAIA
Thomas J. Holzbog, AIA Robert H. Skinner, AIA
Herbert A. Katz Jr., FAIA Stephen A. Stepanian, AIA
Gerald Kaushansky, AIA J. Martin Stern, AIA
Joseph Kichaven, AIA Zell S. VanMyers, AIA
A. Jaye Levin, AIA Bernard B. Zimmerman, FAIA

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INTERIORS COMMITTEE
AIA/LA INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE COMMITTEE 2008 HOLIDAY PARTY
The 2008 Interior Architecture Committee holiday celebration took

AIA/LA CHAPTER
1:2 Student Charrette place at Howard Building Corporation on Tuesday, December 9. This
March 28, 2008 year’s charity was Free Arts for Abused Children (www.freearts.org.)
at the offices of RTKL, Los Angeles Attendees donated art supplies for use by a range of age groups and
In an inspired evening of competition and camaraderie, had the opportunity to speak with Free Arts organizers and sign up
undergrads from Southern California colleges completed for to organize or work on future arts programs.
recognition and scholarships. Teams of two students from each
design school received their program assignment in the COMMITTEE AND EVENT CHAIRS
morning – and by nightfall had developed sketches, models, and
verbal presentations to our panel of esteemed jurors. Architects, AIA/LA Interior Architecture Committee 2008 Co-Chairs
designers, students, family and friends united for an evening of Walter Cousineau, Affiliate AIA/LA, Haworth
socializing and creativity. Amanda Kaleps, Affiliate AIA/LA, Wolcott
Allard Kuijken, Affiliate AIA/LA, Wirt Design Group
2008 Jury Members
Yvonne Colacion, RTKL Treasurer
Richard Logan, Gensler Karen Rector, Haworth
Stanley Felderman, Felderman Keatinge
Secretary
1:2 Student Charrette Winners Marissa Moss, Affiliate AIA/LA, Klawiter & Associates

First Communications
Tai-Li Lee Reza Fazel, Wolcott
Omar Ureta
East LA College Membership
Laura Goldman-Shubb, LGS Group
Second
Courtney DeMott Sponsorship
Jeep Pringsulaka Nila Leiserowitz, Gensler
CSU Long Beach Walter Cousineau, Affiliate AIA/LA, Haworth

Third DMLA
Varden Hambardzumyan Jeffrey Greenbaum, Affiliate AIA/LA, Gensler
Andrew Thompson Lacey Causseaux, HOK
Pasadena City College
1:2 Student Charrette
Spring Tour 90210 Dwight Bond, Associate AIA, RSA
June 21, 2008 Edel Legaspi, RSA
Tourgoers spent the day scoping out the scene at three Beverly Hills
interior spaces: Concord Music Group (by MOZU), AOL (by HOK), and Programs
Paperfish Restaurant (by Clive Wilkinson Architects.) Norene Nye, Affiliate AIA/LA, Bentley Prince Street
Lisa Friedman, Affiliate AIA/LA, USG Building Systems
11TH ANNUAL DESIGN MEETS LOS ANGELES:
BEAUX ARTS BALL Spring Tour
a costumed fantasy in black & white Deb Longua-Zamero, MOZU
Saturday September 27 from 7:30 to 11pm Stacie Brunet, KGM Lighting
at the Wallis Annenberg Building, California Science Center Brandi Mayo, Associate AIA, IA Interior Architects
DMLA (Design Meets Los Angeles) is an annual gala fundraising
event that celebrates design and honors the winners of the LAIAC Holiday Party
Student Competition. This year's event, with a “masquerade ball” Kathy Beckwith, Associate AIA, Westfall Commercial Furniture
theme, took place at the California Science Center School in
Exposition Park. The evening's festivities included a silent auction of DMLA 11 Committee
original signed art by some of LA's renowned interior designers, live Andrea Rodrigues
entertainment, cocktails & hors d'oeuvres. Susan Wickman
Karen Rector
Leigh Robins
Jamie Engelman

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INTERIORS COMMITTEE
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2008 Legislative Issues
Political Outreach Committee

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Control Billboard Blight
Implement Distributed Power Generation
Water Conservation
Make Great, Green Streets
Selection of Architects
City Appointments
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Implement Distributed Power Generation
Water Conservation
Make Great, Green Streets
Control Billboard Blight
Selection of Architects
City Appointments
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2008 Legislative Issues
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Implement Distributed Power Generation
Water Conservation
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City Appointments
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2008 Legislative Issues
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Power Generation
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Water Conservation
Make Great, Green Streets
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City Appointments
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City Appointments
American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter
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Control Billboard Blight
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Selection of Architects

Water Conservation
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Control Billboard Blight

Water Conservation
ISSUE ISSUE
Ordinances allowing new billboards in Los Angeles In light of our region’s diminishing supply of water
lead to needed amenities but undermine existing and to ensure our ability to meet growing demand
ordinances meant to limit billboards. At present, City for water, the City of Los Angeles must adopt
of Los Angeles billboard policy is inconsistent. Even as additional water conservation policies and become
the City struggles to identify and regulate existing off- a model of water efficiency, reuse, and conservation.
site signage, it moves forward with creative sign districts AIA|LA endorses Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s water
and signage supplemental use districts that add new conservation May 2008 initiative “Securing L.A.’s
off-site signs. New digital billboards raise the wrath of Water Supply”.
neighborhoods throughout the City. Taking the time to
review existing policies and develop new ordinances will
lead to a consistent Los Angeles approach where off-site
signage is controlled with the benefits accruing to the
PROPOSAL
people of Los Angeles. AIA|LA requests that the City Council, the
Department of Public Works and the Department of
Water & Power embrace the Mayor’s initiative, and
work with regional and State water agencies to remove
PROPOSAL code obstacles to technologies that use water more
Adopt an interim control ordinance that prohibits the erection than once. The City has done an excellent job of reducing water use
of any new off-site signs within the City of Los Angeles except in growth over the last twenty years even while the population has grown
previously approved and adopted supplemental use districts and significantly. While past efficiency gains are important, the City must
creative signage districts. During this period the City should convene continue to rethink how water is used – and reused.
a panel of citizens and professionals to recomend a Citywide policy
that consistently regulates billboards.
DISCUSSION
Recommendations Los Angeles is a temperate and generally dry climate, yet we land-
There are at least three additional supplemental-use signage districts scape and use water as if we were in a humid and rainy zone. For
proposed in Los Angeles. While the City seeks funds from these too long Los Angeles residents and landowners have taken clues for
billboard districts to realize important community-based projects, off- how to live in this part of the world from ideas developed primar-
site signage advocates justify overturning citywide ordinances limiting ily in the more humid climates of the East Coast and Europe. To do
billboards by pointing to the adoption of these same districts. In the so, Los Angeles imports water from most of the Southwest. This is
past Los Angeles has adopted ordinances that have sought to limit unsustainable from both an ecological and a social point of view. The
billboards along freeways. Recent agreements allow for the erection Southwest’s population is growing rapidly and its water supply is fixed
of more signage and digital billboards along these byways. Digital if not in decline. Now is the time to expand our water conservation
billboards are now the source of both safety and welfare complaints. measures and policies.
Communities are concerned that these signs are hazardous to drivers The recommendations contained within “Securing L.A.’s Water Sup-
and intrusive to residential neighborhoods. At the same time there is ply” are an excellent continuation of this City’s conservation efforts.
little understanding regarding just how much revenue off-site signs The initiative includes steps to enforce current water use restrictions,
generate and how much funding and consequent benefits the City encourage residence and business conservation through rebates, edu-
should fairly realize from these signs. The City is allowing the use cate the public through an awareness campaign, expand the recycled
of its visual bandwidth without understanding how much that water network, and modernize dam, water treatment plant, and aqui-
bandwidth is worth. fer infrastructure. But the most important aspect of the initiative is
Because more off-site signs and sign districts are being proposed, the planned Tillman Wastewater Treatment Plant’s upgrade to enable
because there are serious questions about traffic safety associated with groundwater recharge of purified wastewater (currently the purified
digital billboards, because digital billboards are brighter and more wastewater is dumped in the ocean). The technology to implement
intrusive at night than anticipated, because the City may not realize groundwater recharge is well tested and proven. It is even being done
maximum revenue value from new or existing billboards, because by Orange County with a plant that came on line this year.
it is a long term City objective to reduce the number of billboards, In addition, AIA|LA recommends the City of LA adopt the following
because one of Los Angeles’ most precious assets is its scenery and conservation and reuse measures:
viewscapes, because visual blight contributes to economic blight,
and because AIA|LA knows that cities do successfully limit and or • Work with the County and State officials to reduce restrictions on
prohibit billboards and off-site signs, AIA|LA believes that now is the grey water use
time to pause, consider what type of citywide off-site signage policies • Remove administrative obstacles to approved on-site storm water
make sense, and develop new ordinances that both reflect community retainage techniques.
values and beautify Los Angeles to the benefit of all who are attracted • Require a combination of drought tolerant, native, and xeriscape
to live, work and visit this City. planting for the majority of landscape areas for all City projects and
all private projects over 50,000 sf
By adopting an interim control ordinance that prohibits the erection • Encourage drought tolerant, native, and xeriscape planting for
of new billboards the City will create a period of time to study, debate residential front lawns
and determine new approaches to this issue. AIA|LA recommends • Encourage use of waterless urinals
that the City establish citizen and professional study group to make
recommendations with regard to off-site signage policies. This Each practice has been implemented in a major municipality such as
group should be staffed by the Department of City Planning and Santa Monica, Phoenix or San Francisco. Wise water use will ensure
other City departments as appropriate in order to facilitate realistic the City of Los Angeles thrives into the future. Adopting additional
recommendations that can be considered for adoption by the City. water conservation measures will allow Los Angeles to lead the nation
AIA|LA looks forward to lending expertise and assistance in the into a sustainable future. AIA|LA looks forward to lending expertise
implementation of these recommendations. and assistance in the implementation of these recommendations.

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Make Great, Green Streets

AIA/LA CHAPTER
Implement Distributed
Power Generation
ISSUE ISSUE
Los Angeles should create a distributed power Coordinated policies that implement great and green
generation (DPG) network by encouraging its public streets and boulevards enhance the walkability,
customers to install on-site power generation in sustainability, appeal and economic competitiveness
excess of what than they can use. The mechanism to of Los Angeles.
achieve this result is called a “feed-in-tariff” or FIT. Los Angeles’ 6500 miles of streets are the most visible
Current policy at the Department of Water and Power open spaces of this city. Yet these public resources are
(DWP) discourages property owners who wish to too often given over to a single purpose - the primacy
install on-site power generation. of the automobile. Existing Los Angeles standards
lead to under-designed and under-utilized streets
limiting opportunities for pedestrians, bicyclists and
all who enjoy this city’s great outdoors. Los Angeles
PROPOSAL streets should be treated as an urban living room
AIA | Los Angeles requests the City of Los Angeles - the primary place where the people gather and
through the Department of Water and Power adopt enjoy everyday life. Cities will increasingly compete
a FIT to encourage DPG and endorse SB 1714. based upon the quality of streets and boulevards as
Through its utility, the City of Los Angeles should environmental and sustainable amenities that are used
incentivize its customers to install more power and enjoyed by residents, workers and visitors. The
generating capacity than needed for their specific site. DWP should City should demonstrate a renewed commitment to
adopt a FIT policy that pays customers for excess power generated improve its streets and boulevards. Great streets are
on-site and put on the grid (current policy allows for a credit in most green streets; Los Angeles has many, but so many more
cases.) In addition, the FIT should be structured to pay customers at are needed to realize the promise and value of our
rates that are comparable to “green” renewable generation rather than environment and our city.
“brown” carbon-based generation.

DISCUSSION
Currently the United States lags behind the world in DPG. America PROPOSAL
generates approximately 5% of its power needs through DPG; this
compares to the developed world average of 10% and is a factor of 10 below AIA|LA requests that:
Denmark’s DPG percentage. In comparison to DPG, large scale remote • The City Council adopt and expand the street standard policies
power generation has the following disadvantages: developed by the “Downtown Street Standards” committee to the
• Uses large tracts of rural land and requires transmission lines which mar larger city.
the landscape
• Transmits energy over long distances and loses energy in transit ($20B
• City departments utilize the community-plan update process to
annually in the US) identify Great and Green Streets.
• Is vulnerable to terrorist sabotage • Council Members identify specific Great and Green Street
In contrast, DPG has the following advantages: demonstration projects within their own district that can be
• Provides power at the source of consumption immediately implemented.
• Localizes infrastructure development and maintenance, and utilizes
developed land
• The City of Los Angeles appoint a task force made up of citizens
• Improves reliability of the power supply including representatives from the architecture and landscape
• Lessens strain on the power grid and reduces the need for additional large- architecture communities to develop a long-term Great and Green
scale power plants streets mission statement and propose policies incorporating funding
• Creates micro grids with the utility distributing customers’ excess power to and maintenance criteria and design parameters. A range of City
customers in the immediate vicinity
departments and agencies should staff this task force.
In this country, the obstacles to DPG are regulatory. Ample precedents
exist to make DPG work. Possibly the most successful use of a FIT to spur
renewable DPG is in Germany. From 2000 to 2005, dramatic growth in DISCUSSION
Germany’s renewable energy market occurred with a doubling of “DPG”
In 20th Century Los Angeles street design policy prioritized the needs
electricity fed into the grid and a seven-fold increase in installed solar
photovoltaic capacity. By 2007 the German installed solar base was over of vehicular traffic to the detriment of the environment, pedestrians,
2,500 MW. By contrast, the installed solar capacity in the US is 150 MW bicyclists and transit riders. In 21st Century Los Angeles widened
even though our solar resources far exceed those of Germany. sidewalks will encourage pedestrian use, trees and landscaping will
Germany’s success is directly attributable to it’s national FIT program. A cool and filter polluted air, in-street storm water management will
FIT encourages renewable DPG by creating a power contract where the address storm runoff and pollution, and bicycle paths will reduce
utility buys energy generated by a customer at a set rate for a set period of reliance on automobiles.
time, typically 10, 15 or 20 years. For the rate to be effective, it must be
set at a level commensurate with the wholesale cost to produce the power
whether it be solar, wind, or other renewably generated power. The Department of City Planning’s Urban Design Studio and the
Department of Public Works Green Street Committee have already
Recognizing FIT’s value in achieving the Renewable Portfolio Standard,
in September of 2006 Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law AB 1969 begun working to establish new standards for Los Angeles streets that
which authorized the State’s first FIT, applicable to large water and waste prioritize people and sustainability over cars. These efforts should
water agencies. In February of this year, the California Public Utilities be supported and expanded. AIA|LA recommends utilizing a broad
Commission (PUC) expanded the program to include all investor owned community planning process that involves the efforts of decision-
utilities. Currently under consideration in the State Assembly is SB 1714
makers, citizens and staff to focus on the potential of streets to form a
which will require all utilities – investor owned and municipal – to accept
FITs. DWP should take a leadership position and implement a AB 1969 / key part of a great and green public realm. AIA|LA believes that well-
SB 1714 compliant FIT. designed, multi-purpose streets become the environmental heart and
To help ensure a sustainable future, the City of Los Angeles through the economic center of neighborhoods and communities. AIA|LA looks
DWP should remove barriers to DPG and implement a FIT. AIA|LA looks forward to lending expertise and assistance in the implementation of
forward to lending expertise and assistance in the implementation of these these recommendations.
recommendations.

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Selection of Architects

City Appointments
ISSUE ISSUE
The current Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Key decisions that shape the future of
based method of selecting architects for City Los Angeles need to be considered from
projects limits competition and the ability of a a design point of view as well as other
broader range of firms to compete successfully points of view by City of Los Angeles
for these City-sponsored projects. commissions, boards, and committees
whose actions influence the built
environment of Los Angeles.

PROPOSAL
The City should request that the Bureau of Engineering
determine means to amend the present RFQ selection
process and implement additional alternative methods
of selecting architects in order to capitalize on the diverse strengths PROPOSAL
of an increased number of firms. AIA|LA requests that design professionals in general and architects
in specific be appointed to sit on the following commissions,
DISCUSSION boards and committees. The list of such entities includes but is not
The present RFQ process places an undue weight on past experience limited to:
on City-sponsored projects and therefore limits the number of firms
that can effectively compete for a given project. The RFQ process • Affordable Housing Commission
also requires a significant expenditure of time and money and lacks • Area Planning Commissions of Central, East LA, Harbor, North
emphasis on design as a selection criteria, discouraging many firms Valley, South LA, South Valley, and West LA respectively.
from even entering the process. The AIA|LA recommends that the • Board of Airport Commissioners
present RFQ process be amended to include the following: • Board of Building and Safety Commissioners
• Board of Harbor Commissioners
• Establish a two-phase submission process. A first phase of a • Board of Library Commissioners
broadened selection process should seek overall professional • Board of Los Angeles Export Terminal
qualifications and evidence of quality design work. These wider • Board of Neighborhood Commissioners
ranging criteria would be the basis for a short list for a second phase • Board of Public Works Commissioners
where the City’s needed due diligence process could be addressed. • Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners
• Allow more flexibility in the media that firms are allowed • Board of Transportation Commissioners
to present their work. Consider allowing digital and website • Board of Water and Power Commissioners
submissions. • Community Redevelopment Agency
• Amend the selection/evaluation criteria. Split the 30% for • Cultural Affairs Commission
Technical and Past Experience into: 10% for municipal facility • Cultural Heritage Commission
project experience and 20% for all other types of projects. • El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority
• Environmental Affairs Commission
Recommended additional and/or alternative methods for the • Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
selection of architects are: • Industrial Development Authority
• Emphasizes the importance of design quality through portfolio • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
peer review. Establish design quality as an important criteria and • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
invite qualified peers to contribute to the evaluation of this factor of • Planning Commission
consideration.
• Establish a small-project category. Create a small project category
for projects with construction budgets of 10 to 20 million dollars
DISCUSSION
for which the criteria of previous municipal experience would be Design professionals and architects are trained
eliminated. Presently, City projects budgeted less than 10 million to understand and think critically and creatively
are executed by the BOE staff. about issues involving the built environment.
• Establish more compensated competitions. Institute and fairly Numerous commissions, boards and committees
compensate short-listed architects to produce design proposals in a are empowered to create and implement policies
limited number of compensated competitions. for the City of Los Angeles that have a significant
impact on the physical environment. Qualified
• Establish more open competitions. Strategically implement open architects and design professionals such as
competitions for selected projects of broad civic significance. landscape architects hold too few of the positions
In 2005 and 2006 AIA|LA worked with the Bureau of Engineering on these groups. AIA|LA maintains a list of
to sponsor two symposiums where both City and State officials architects interested in serving as members of
participated and suggested some of the above recommendations the above mentioned commissions, boards and
Other proposals were developed based upon the request of Council committees; these names are available to the City
members to provide specific recommendations for amending the upon request. The City of Los Angeles will benefit
present RFQ process. AIA|LA believes that now is the time to greatly by inclusion of architects in the decision-
implement these concepts and looks forward to lending assistance making process concerning the built environment.
towards their adoption and implementation.

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AIA/LA CHAPTER
Contact

AIA|LA Board of Directors


Martha L. Welborne, FAIA Grand Avenue Committee
President

John E. Kaliski, AIA Urban Studio


VP / President Elect
Hsin-Ming Fung, AIA Hodgetts & Fung Design Associates
Secretary
David D. Montalba, AIA Montalba Architects, Inc.
Treasurer
Michael A. Enomoto, FAIA Gruen Associates
Past President
Julie Eizenberg, AIA Koning Eizenberg Architecture
John T. Friedman, FAIA John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

Merry Norris, Honorary AIA|LA Merry Norris Contemporary Art


Michael Palladino, FAIA Richard Meier & Partners
Joey Shimoda, AIA Shimoda Design Group
Greg Verabian, AIA Johnson Fain
Li Wen, AIA Gensler

Michael Woo, Hon. AIA|LA USC


Hraztan Zeitlian, AIA Leo A. Daly

AIA|LA Political Outreach Committee


Co-Chairs -
Li Wen, AIA Gensler
Ric Abramson, AIA Work Plays Studio + Architecture
Members -
Brian D Bartholomew, AIA, LEED STV Incorporated
Michael A. Enomoto, FAIA Gruen Associates
Dave Fridlund, AIA Gensler
John E. Kaliski, AIA Urban Studio
Michael Lehrer, FAIA Lehrer Architects LA
Merry Norris, Honorary AIA|LA Merry Norris Contemporary Art
Stuart Magruder, AIA, LEED Studio Nova A Architects, Inc.
Stephanie Reich, AIA City of Glendale
Rhoden D. Skyles II, AIA Nadel Architects
Katherine J. Spitz, AIA, ASLA Katherine Spitz Associates
Shiraz D. Tangri, Esq. Alston & Bird LLP
John H. Welborne, Hon. AIA|LA Angels Flight Railway
Martha L. Welborne, FAIA Grand Avenue Committee
Jann Williams, AIA Jann Williams, Architect
Michael Woo, Hon. AIA|LA USC
Will Wright
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2008 MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE


MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES Past Sponsors include:
A+D Architecture + Design Museum

AIA/LA CHAPTER
Presented by: Architectural Digest Magazine
The American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles and the Armani CASA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art bulthaup corporation
Consulate General of Finland
DAVID ADJAYE, Principal, Adjaye Associates Consulate General of Switzerland & Pro-Helvetia/
Monday, November 10, 2008 - 7:30 PM Arts Council of Switzerland
Martin B. Gelber, FAIA
Gensler
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
MAK Center for Art & Architecture at the Schindler House
Studio Francesca Garcia-Marques
Ted Tokio Tanaka, FAIA
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Southern California (USC)
Ann Videriksen
Bernard Zimmerman, FAIA

Organizers:
Program Chair: Francesca Garcia-Marques, Hon. AIA/LA
Founder: Bernard Zimmerman, FAIA
Photo by Steven Heller
Born in 1966 in Dar-Es-Salaam, David Adjaye, OBE, MA, RIBA, Hon. Past Speakers:
FAIA, moved to London in 1979 and is recognized as one of the lead- Featured speakers in the Masters of Architecture series
ing architects of his generation. In June 2000 David reformed his stu- have included:
dio as Adjaye/Associates and has gone on to win a number of pres- David Adjaye, Tadao Ando, Gae Aulenti, Shigero Ban, Gunther
tigious commissions, including the recently completed Museum of Behnisch, Mario Botta, Steven Ehrlich, Peter Eisenman, Hsin-Ming
Contemporary Art in Denver, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and The Fung, Frank O. Gehry, Nicholas T. Grimshaw, Kristian Gullichsen,
Idea Store in Whitechapel, London, for which David was nominated Charles Gwathmey, Gisue Hariri, Jacques Herzog, Craig Hodgetts,
for the 2006 Stirling Prize Award. The studio's first solo exhibition: Toyo Ito, Helmut Jahn, Jim Jennings, Jon Jerde, John Johansen, E. Fay
"David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings" was shown at the Jones, Ray Kappe, Pierre Koenig, Panos Koulermos, Kengo Kuma,
Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 2006, with Thames and Kisho Kurokawa, Ricardo Legorreta, Anthony J. Lumsden, Fumihiko
Hudson publishing the catalogue of the same name. This followed Maki, Thom Mayne, Richard Meier, Eric Owen Moss, Barton Myers,
their 2005 publication of David's first book entitled “David Adjaye Edward R. Niles, Enrique Norten, Cesar Pelli, Renzo Piano, Peter Pran,
Houses”. In 2007 David was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday Antoine Predock, Wolf Prix, Hani Rashid, Kevin Roche, Michael
honors list for Services to Architecture. Rotondi, Moshe Safdie, Larry Scarpa, James Stirling, Bernard Tschumi,
Rafael Viñoly and Peter Walker.
Additional Information: http://www.adjaye.com/

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2009 MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE


Please join us for our MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE Lecture on Massimiliano Fuksas, renowned Italian architect, has offices in Rome,
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 7:30 PM Paris and Frankfurt where he works in collaboration with Doriana O.
AIA/LA CHAPTER

Mandrelli.
Presented by the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles
and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with the collabora- From 1998 to 2000 Fuksas was Director of the VII Biennale
tion of the Italian Cultural Institute/Los Angeles Internazionale di Architettura di Venezia “Less Aesthetics, More
Ethics”. He has taught as Visiting Professor at universities such as the
Speaker: École Speciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden
MASSIMILIANO FUKSAS, Hon. FAIA, Hon. FRIBA Kunste in Vienna, and Columbia University in New York.
Studio Fuksas - Rome, Paris, Frankfurt
Distinguished honors include: Honorary Fellowship of the Royal
Institute of British Architects, 2006; Honorary Fellowship of the
Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica Italiana, 2006; Honorary
Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects, 2002;
Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République
Française, 2000.

Studio Fuksas' principal focus is urban design and public projects.


Recent projects include: Bao'an International Airport - Shenzhen,
China 2008-2012; Congress Center EUR - Rome, Italy 1998-2010;
African Institute of Science and Technology - Abuja, Nigeria 2006-
2010; Mab Zeil - Frankfurt, Germany 2000-2009; Zenith Music Hall -
Strasburg, France 2007 and Amiens, France 2008; Peres Centre for
Peace - Jaffa, Israel 1999-2008; Armani Ginza Tower - Tokyo, Japan
Photo by Moreno Maggi 2007; New Milan Trade Fair - Milan, Italy 2002-2005.

Introduction: FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE: http://www.fuksas.it/


Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times

Tickets/Information:
Tickets: $12; $10 AIA & LACMA members;
$5 seniors 62+ and students with ID
Ticket Sales: 323-857-6010 / www.lacma.org
Information: 213-639-0777 /
http://www.aialosangeles.org/events/masterslectureseries.html

Organizers:
Program Chair: Francesca Garcia-Marques, Hon. AIA/LA
Founder: Bernard Zimmerman, FAIA

Sponsors:
AIA/Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
Studio Francesca Garcia-Marques

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MEMBERSHIP AT A GLANCE
ABOUT THE AIA LOS ANGELES: What are the three levels of the AIA?
The AIA has a National level headquartered in Washington DC, a
A LOCAL MEMBERSHIP GUIDE

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state level (AIA California Council), and a local level (represented by
hundreds of local Chapters, of which AIA Los Angeles is one.)
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is your professional
organization, providing social, educational and networking AIA National oversees membership issues, publishes books and
opportunities; political and legal advocacy; and vital information widely accepted contract documents, and holds an annual
sharing for firms and individual practitioners nationwide. Convention and Design Expo in a different major city each year. They
have a library and archives (whose collection members may access
Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of for a fee) and present a number of prestigious design and practice
America's architects. As AIA members, over 74,000 licensed awards on a yearly basis.
architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their
commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's AIA California Council lobbies at the state level on issues that affect
buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and architects and their profession. They are in charge of the annual
professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and Monterey and Desert Practice Conferences, as well as the California
colleagues of an AIA-member architect's dedication to the highest Council Awards. They also maintain a bookstore.
standards in professional practice.
AIA Los Angeles oversees a full program of events for the
Mission Statement architecture and design community as well as the public. These
The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architecture include a series of Home Tours, the Masters of Architecture lecture
profession, dedicated to: series at LACMA, and numerous programs that provide year-round
Serving its members…Advancing their value…Improving the quality of educational, social and networking opportunities.
the built environment.
This structure allows AIA to communicate with officials at the city,
Vision Statement state and federal levels. Delegates from our Board and membership
Through a culture of innovation, The American Institute of Architects work with representatives in support of legislation that will benefit
empowers its members and inspires creation of a better built the architecture profession and the built environment. Activities
environment. The AIA promotes leadership, design excellence, include an annual day of legislative visits in Los Angeles,
lifelong learning, ethical behavior, inclusiveness, collaboration, and Sacramento and Washington; and an ongoing effort to keep
client- and member-centered service. AIA members aware of openings on city and county planning and
design commissions.
The AIA/Los Angeles is the fifth largest AIA chapter in the country,
and the largest in California. Our membership includes Architect Architects and Associates are members at all three levels and may
Members, (licensed anywhere in the U.S., and entitled to use the ini- not “opt out” of any level. They must join a local Chapter, which is
tials AIA,) Associates (candidates for licensure as architects, working located in the same community where they either live or work. Allied
for a licensed architect, and/or recent graduates from accredited Affiliates are generally “local only” members; however they may
architecture programs), Student Members, and Allied Affiliate choose to belong to California Council and AIA National if they have
members (who work in allied areas such as interior design, business dealings statewide or nationwide.
architectural photography, furnishings, and consulting.) More than
3200 members call the AIA Los Angeles Chapter home. AIA National: Contact Information
The American Institute of Architects
By definition, membership in the AIA/Los Angeles is held by an 1735 New York Ave., NW
individual, rather than by a company. The benefits of membership Washington, DC 20006-5292
are extended to that individual. As a courtesy, some firms pay all or Phone: (800) 242-3837 or (202) 626-7300
part of their employees’ membership dues. Fax: (202) 626-7547
E-mail: infocentral@aia.org
What do I have to do to maintain membership? Web site: www.aia.org
Architect Members abide by the bylaws of the AIA at all three levels.
They must also follow a Code of Ethics, which governs legal and Departmental Contacts
professional conduct. In addition, Architect Members must fulfill and Book & Document Orders (800) 365-2724
report 18 hours of Continuing Education activity each year, 8 hours Career Information (800) 242-3837
of which must be in the area of Health, Safety and Welfare as CES Hotline (202) 879-3089
certified by AIA National. Four of the HSW hours must be related to CES Records (800) 605-8229
sustainability. These requirements help to maintain the integrity of Documents Info (no sales) (202) 626-7440
the profession, and offer the general public and potential clients Government Affairs (202) 626-7403
assurance that they can expect the best from AIA members. National Library/Archives (202) 626-7492
Membership is from January to December or each year. Invoices are About the AIA California Council
sent out starting in November for the next year’s dues, and are In 1944, at the request of California's existing AIA chapters, the
payable as of January 15. A grace period is in effect until March 31, "California Council, The American Institute of Architects" was
after which time all unpaid memberships are lapsed along with all chartered as a state organization by the AIA. In 1950, CCAIA was
membership benefits. incorporated as a non-profit California corporation. In 1992, the
name of the organization was changed to "The American Institute of
Architects, California Council." It is also known simply as the Council
or AIACC. Today, the AIACC is composed of 21 local chapters.

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The AIACC’s purpose is to "give unified representation in all What are the benefits of membership? M
statewide matters affecting the architectural profession within the Free or discounted admission to monthly Committee programs o
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State of California." Located in Sacramento close to the state Capitol, including discussions, receptions, tours and presentations—
the AIACC's primary mission is to advocate on behalf of architects valued at up to $500 yearly A
and the architectural profession to the Legislature and state regula- T
tory boards and agencies. Discounted admission to Chapter events like Home Tours, a
seminars, panel discussions, Masters of Architecture lectures at a
AIA California Council: Contact Information LACMA, and more f
1303 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814 Free year’s subscription (six issues) to FORM (formerly LA Architect) A
(916) 448-9082 magazine. Architects and Associates also receive Architectural E
Fax (916) 442-5346 Record, ArcCA, and the e-newsletter AIArchitect. You may also m
General email: mail@aiacc.org subscribe to our biweekly local e-newsletter at no extra charge.
Web site: www.aiacc.org E
A free individual listing in, and copy of, the Archipages Member F
Categories of Membership Directory and Resource Guide, valued at $150 A
AIA denotes a licensed architect member; may also hold Emeritus e
and/or Fellow titles. A free individual listing on the AIA Los Angeles online search c
engine at www.aialosangeles.org (optional print version in m
Assoc. AIA denotes a member without a U.S. architectural license Archipages is $35, or $135 with an image or logo.) t
who meets one of the four membership criteria established in the
AIA bylaws. Discounted use of the Online Job Listings and Résumé File to E
advertise or find a job T
Int'l Assoc. AIA denotes a member who has an architectural license r
or the equivalent from a non-US licensing authority and For Architects and Associates, use of the initials AIA or Associate AIA i
demonstrate honorable standing in the profession in the locale in w
which they are licensed. Such person may be resident within or An entire year of social, learning and networking opportunities, p
outside the United States. renewable each January 1st!
K
AIA Member Emeritus denotes a member in good standing for 15 Additional resources at National level for A
successive years who 1) has attained the age of 70, or 2) has attained Architect andAssociate members j
the age of 60 and is retired from or unable to continue working in These are a few ways AIA membership adds value to your i
the profession. professional life: y
f
FAIA denotes a member in good stand for at least 10 years, whom AIA Advantage e
the Jury of Fellows has determined to have contributed notably to The AIA Advantage program offers you special benefit programs,
the advancement of the profession of architecture. savings, and discounts for your practice and your family. Find out L
more at www.aia.org/aiaadvantages.cfm. 3
Honorary FAIA denotes an architect of esteemed character and C
distinguished achievements who is neither a U.S. citizens nor a AIA Contract Documents E
U.S. resident and who does not practice architecture within the Members receive a 30% discount on the electronic format of the AIA v
domain of the Institute. documents as well as discounts when purchasing the paper version. i
AIA Contract Documents are recognized as the industry standard. y
Honorary AIA denotes a person of esteemed character, otherwise Documents on Demand now allow you to download the most t
ineligible for membership in the Institute, who has rendered distin- commonly used forms from the Internet. Go to
guished service to the profession of architecture. www.aia.org/docs_default to learn more. P
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Allied Affiliate Members may serve on Institute committees, attend AIA Government Affairs M
meetings and conventions, and participate in the scheduled Keeping you up to date with changes in government that affect you, t
activities and programs of the Institute. They may not vote (except your livelihood, and how you practice architecture. AIA provides the A
on committees) or be appointed or elected as an officer, director, or voice for the architectural professional that reaches Capital Hill, A
delegate or serve in any other policy-setting position. Allied Affiliate your state legislature, and your city council. Members have the t
Members of the AIA Los Angeles may use the credentials (initials) opportunity to receive the bi-weekly electronic newsletter, a
Affiliate AIA/LA after their names. This should be used exactly as it The Angle, providing news and analysis on Capital Hill, Government
appears above with no alteration. agencies and state/local activity. I
A
Cornerstone Partners (Allied Firm members, National level only) AIA Media Relations Support Center y
Firms that employ Allied Organizational Representatives in good This center is intended to be a robust tool to aid you in implement-
standing may say that they are an Allied Organization of The ing effective media relations efforts in your local and regional G
American Institute of Architects as long as the use of this phrase may market. Visit www.aia.org for more information. i
not be construed as Institute endorsement, sponsorship or approval C
of any construction material, product, or service. Except as stated AIA Mentoring Program l
above, neither Allied Organizations nor their representatives may The American Institute of Architects (AIA) offers a series of
print or permit to be printed or in any way use the name, initials, mentoring tools to help you be an effective mentor as well as to find T
emblem, seal, symbol, or insignia of the Institute or any component. one. These programs are a collaborative effort of the AIA national w

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Mentoring Task Group and numerous contributors from within and Create an aialosangeles search engine listing, and (for Architect
s outside of the profession of architecture. member-owned firms only) AIA National Architect Finder profile.

AIA/LA CHAPTER
AIA Trust Join a Committee—more than twenty active committees meet reg-
The AIA Trust serves members in areas essential to your livelihood as ularly to discuss and create programming on specific topics such as
a professional. quality insurance, financial benefits, and legal services good design, urban planning, interiors and sustainable architecture.
t are just some of the programs they offer. Visit www.theaiatrust.com
for details. How can AIA help me with marketing and promotion?
AIA provides many opportunities for you to get the word out
) AIA.org Members Section about your services or products. Apart from numerous social,
l Exclusive areas of the www.aia.org web site dedicated to the AIA educational and networking events (many of which are available
member community. for sponsorship), there are a number of ways to increase your
exposure:
Educational Programs
Fulfill mandatory continuing education requirements and attend Free individual listing in Archipages printed Chapter Directory for
AIA's conventions and workshops--without leaving your office! AIA Chapter members
eclassroom offers courses for CES credits that can be taken at your Firm profile in Archipages—available to Chapter members for $35
convenience. AIA members receive a discounted price. Not sure how ($135 including photo)
many credits you have accumulated? Members can log in and check Display advertising in Archipages
their CES transcripts at any time at www. aia.org/ces_default. Free listing on the AIA National Find an Architect search engine at
www.aia.org—available to AIA Architect member-owned firms
Emerging Professionals Companion Listing on the Chapter search engine at www.aialosangeles.org,
The EPC can be a powerful tool in encouraging lifelong learning and available to all Los Angeles Chapter members free of charge
research among architects. Additionally, architects who work with Display advertising in LA Architect and
interns as they complete the Companion exercises and scenarios Architectural Record magazines
will find that they will gain knowledge that will enhance their own Event sponsorship, including Awards Gala and Design Meets LA
practice. Visit www.aia.org/ep_companion to find out more. AIA National Convention and Expo (www.aiaconvention.com)

Knowledge Communities How does AIA/LA handle referrals?


Also sometimes known as primary interest areas, AIA members may The AIA/LA provides faxed lists of members to people looking for an
join any of the many Knowledge Communities. KC's provide access to architect in a certain specialty (e.g. residential; mixed-use.) We also
in-depth information, services, knowledge, and career needs for maintain a list we call the “small project referral list” which is primari-
your particular areas of architectural practice. Online eNewsletters ly smaller firms whose work is mainly residential. Any architect mem-
feature news briefs, competition and event updates, and insights on ber in good standing may be included on this list.
emerging trends in the design profession.
In the interests of fairness we do not recommend any one
Local and state chapters architect but suggest that people contact more than one firm to
300 state and local chapters serve AIA members around the country. discuss their project and compare costs and other details. We also
Currently the AIA has chapters located in Hong Kong, Continental direct people to the online search engines at www.aia.org and
Europe, and the United Kingdom. Local chapter participation pro- www.aialosangeles.org so that they can increase their number of
vides members the opportunity to network with peers while keep- choices.
ing you connected with issues that affect their business locally. Visit
your local chapter web site to learn more about networking activi- Does AIA provide insurance?
ties, educational seminars, and regional updates. Insurance and other financial services for members at the National
level are offered through the AIA Trust. The AIA Trust works with
Publications and Resources selected partners that meet the Institute's high standards of quality,
Membership includes a subscription to Architectural Record, a value, financial stability, service, and coverage. The Trustees are
McGraw-Hill Construction publication and the official magazine of dedicated to providing AIA members with solid, current information
, the AIA. Members also receive the electronic publication to help with good decisions about complex and expensive matters.
AIAarchitect, which includes the institute's upcoming events. The The AIA Trust serves as your advocate in getting information and
, AIA Library & Archives allows members to access the online catalog claims handled properly and promptly. It receives no dues dollars
to request a loan of library books and request specialized research and is not a source of revenue for the AIA. For more information on
and customized slide shows. specific rates and products, visit www.theaiatrust.com or:

I’m a new member. What do I do now? For healthcare, life, disability, and related insurances,
As a new member, you have almost limitless possibilities ahead of call the AIA Trust at 800-255-8215.
you. Some of the first steps we suggest are: For professional liability and commercial insurance,
call CNA/Schinnerer at 888-867-9327.
Get familiar with the Archipages Directory—it contains For members’ retirement programs,
information on hundreds of firms and thousands of members, call The Equitable at 800-523-1125.
Chapter resources and events, affiliated organizations, and useful For the legal information subscription service for architects,
local, state and Federal government contacts. call LegaLine at 800-688-9780.
For personal lines (auto, home, etc) insurance,
d Take a tour of the AIA local, state and national web sites. Each has a call Liberty Mutual at 800-281-1329.
wealth of information—much of it created exclusively for your use! For further assistance about AIA Trust programs, call 202-626-7376.

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What can I do on the AIA Los Angeles web site? We may be missing a crucial data element for your firm. We were
At www.aialosangeles.org, you can: probably unable to identify a single individual as Firm Profile
AIA/LA CHAPTER

View or post job announcements and résumés Administrator for your firm, which is required to ensure accurate
Find over 200 participating Chapter members on our search engine data. If you are a Firm Principal, use the "FIRM (Login)" link above to
Check out our calendar of upcoming events see if your firm record is available for editing. Once you supply the
Link to AIA National’s Career Center, Continuing Ed department and name of Profile Administrator, your record will be updated as we
many more services work through the pending changes, and should appear on the site
See a listing of Chapter staff, Board members, Committee chairs, within a few days. While you are editing your firm data, be sure to
and other useful contacts complete the "Profile II" section to provide fuller data that will let
View a slide show of Design Award-winning projects your listing show up in more public searches.
Download signup forms for ARE seminars
Download an order form for AIA documents MY SEARCH RETURNS NO RESULTS, BUT I KNOW THERE ARE
Print applications for membership FIRMS THAT SHOULD SHOW UP.
The Architect Finder contains new data. Some service and building
How do I get the Chapter e-newsletter? type data was retained from the old Architect Finder whenever
To sign up for the biweekly Chapter e-newsletter, simply go to possible, but many firms have not yet updated their profiles with
www.aialosangeles.org. Under MAILING LIST, enter your email these data elements. Try again using a broader search, for instance,
address and then complete the rest of the information. You may just ZIP code or just a single keyword from the Firm Name.
choose which interest categories apply to you. You will not receive
duplicate emails at the same address, and you may unsubscribe at THE DATA FOR MY FIRM IS WRONG. HOW CAN I CORRECT IT?
any time using the link at the bottom of the newsletter. Firm Principals and designated Profile Administrator contacts are
able to edit firm profiles. Try logging in using the "FIRM (Login)" link
How do I change my address? above and see if you can edit your firm's profile.
AIA uses one main membership database, known as TIMSS, for all
member contact information. Your individual member listing in the I CANNOT EDIT ANY FIRM PROFILE;
Archipages directory is based on this data. From time to time we use I AM "NOT A VALID ARCHITECT FINDER USER".
other databases for specific programs and purposes. Some of these You may already be logged in to the AIA.Org web site as an
lists are designed for you to edit your own information; others can be individual who isn't authorized to edit a Firm Profile. For instance,
updated by AIA staff. you may be an Associate AIA member, or a Contract Documents
customer. At this time, only Firm Principals or designated Profile
If in doubt, you may always email changes to Administrator contacts are able to edit firm profiles. Use the
steve@aialosangeles.org and we will help make all necessary "Member Logout" link at the top of the AIA.Org web site, or use
corrections for you. the "FIRM (Login)" link above and try logging in again with the
credentials of a Firm Principal.
To update your official membership record:
Log on to www.aia.org/nav_updateprofile (Internet Explorer and We may need to correct our data! Please contact InfoCentral (info-
Netscape users only) or call 800-242-3837. Or you may email mem- central@aia.org) and let them know you are a Firm Principal who
berservices@aia.org. cannot edit their Architect Finder firm profile. Be sure to include all
the current data for your firm.
To update your email address for the Chapter e-newsletter
Click on the link provided in the e-newsletter. You may also change MY ENTIRE FIRM NAME IS NOT DISPLAYED;
preferences or unsubscribe using this link. WHY IS DATA LOST OR CUT OFF?
Some of our data fields may not be long enough to accommodate
To update information in the AIA/LA (local Chapter) search engine the data you want to enter. For instance, Company Name is limited to
If you already have a profile on the www.aialosangeles.org search 80 characters. Unfortunately, there is no immediate remedy for this;
engine, click on MEMBER LOG-IN and follow the instructions to edit you must provide a shorter name.
your information.
MY FIRM'S LOGO IMAGE IS MISSING;
To update the National Architect Finder search engine I CANNOT ATTACH MY FIRM LOGO TO MY LISTING.
The new Architect Finder is a directory of Firms run by licensed archi- * Check File format - make sure you are using a JPG, GIF, or PNG
tects who are AIA members. Contact information for individual AIA image file for your logo.
members may be found with the AIA Member Lookup Tool in the
Members Center at www.aia.org (login required). * Check File size - make sure your image file is not too large; logos
should be under 250 KB.
WHERE DOES THE FIRM DATA COME FROM?
The new Architect Finder is driven by data held completely within If you do NOT see your firm listed in the directory at
the AIA. Members no longer need to contact any third party for architectfinder.aia.org, please call 213-639-0769
updates or to create data records. Local AIA Chapter no longer need or email steve@aialosangeles.org for assistance.
to "tag" your firm in another database.

I'VE BEEN A MEMBER FOR 25 YEARS!


WHY ISN'T MY FIRM LISTED?
Try using a broader search: don't select any building or service type
criteria, and use only a single keyword from your firm name.

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What are supplemental dues? How can I get a new membership card or certificate?
Supplemental dues are paid, in addition to individual member dues, New Architect and Associate members, and members who upgrade

AIA/LA CHAPTER
by members who own or manage architectural firms. They are based from Associate to Architect, receive a card and certificate issued by
on the number of licensed architects working for a company. The National, usually within 3-4 weeks after applying. Reinstating
principal pays a supplement to the local Chapter times the number members who have been members for less than five consecutive
of architects employed. Firms where the principal pays local supple- years may receive a new certificate free of charge.
mental dues can receive the following benefits for their employees
from the Los Angeles Chapter: All other certificate requests cost $10 and may be made directly to
Membership Services at AIA National,1735 New York Ave. NW,
Free copies of the Archipages printed member directory and reference Washington DC 20006. Checks should be payable to AIA.
guide for employees
If a certificate was damaged in the mail or the name was misspelled,
Member discounts on AIA contract documents purchased through the you will need to return it to National before a new certificate is
Chapter Office ordered. Otherwise there is a $10 charge to have it replaced.

Discounted or free admission to selected Chapter events How do I apply for my architect’s license?
and Pro Dev programs Contact the California Architects Board. Questions about IDP, candi-
date or licensee status, and other regulatory topics, can be answered
Inclusion on our "small project list" for client referrals by the Board.

Free listing on the www.aialosangeles.org search engine California Architects Board


2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 105
One free Allied Affiliate membership for a selected eligible firm Sacramento, CA 95834
employee (if a non-architect and not a candidate for licensure)
Board Email (cab@dca.ca.gov)
Are there discounts for educators or sole proprietors?
Currently, AIA Los Angeles Architect members who are educators Telephone: (916) 574-7220
receive 50% off their local dues. At this time there are no discounts Fax: (916) 575-7283
for sole proprietors. The California Council is studying various plans
for possible new dues structures, but it is not certain if or when these
might take effect.

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AIA/LA CHAPTER MOBIUS LA 2008

MOBIUS LA: THE 2008 AIA LOS ANGELES DESIGN CONFERENCE MOBIUS LA PRESENTS POWER LUNCH: MEASURE R
OCTOBER 15-18, 2008 & ITS IMPACT ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Presented by DMJM Design | AECOM Friday October 17, 2008
Hosted by Pacific Design Center Measure R is a half cent sales tax increase (which passed on the
November 2008 ballot) that is expected to provide the local
One place. One event. resources to finance new transportation projects and accelerate
All of your Continuing Education Units for 2008. those already in the pipeline. Assemblymember Mike Feuer led a
This was the tagline for our second annual Mobius LA conference discussion amongst several Mayors about Measure R with regards to
and expo, presented in the lobby of the Blue Building at PDC, West how it will impact the local municipalities, especially as it relates to
Hollywood. Attendees were able to acquire 18+ hours of Learning managing smart growth, expanding transit & mobility options,
Units at a variety of seminars and panels, including the special providing a safer, more livable public realm, and moving the
events below. planning process beyond politics.

Complimentary morning coffee and snacks were available courtesy Assemblymember Feuer was joined by Panelists:
of Poggenpohl, adjacent to the MOBIUS LA Expo Floor at Suite Hon. Bill Bogaard, Mayor of Pasadena; Hon. Barry Brucker,
B-188, from 8 am - 9 am on Thursday and Friday of the conference. Mayor of Beverly Hills; the late Hon. Herb Katz, FAIA, Mayor of
Santa Monica; and Hon. Jeffrey Prang, Mayor of West
Hollywood.
2007 CALIFORNIA BUILDING CODE SEMINAR:
ADVANCED TOPICS LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF
WITH ISAM HASENIN P.E., C.B.O. – BUREAU VERITA “BIRD’S NEST: HERZOG & DE MEURON IN CHINA”
Wednesday October 15, 2008 AT MOBIUS LA
Isam Hasenin, P.E., C.B.O., Bureau Veritas, is one of AIA/LA's most Friday October 17, 2008
popular instructors. Mr. Hasenin opened MOBIUS LA 2008 on On Friday, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of
Wednesday morning with a full day of curriculum on the most Architects presented a special screening of the documentary “Bird’s
commonly requested areas of the 2007 California Building Code. Nest: Herzog & de Meuron in China” as part of MOBIUS LA. The
This course, which qualified for 7 hours of HSW credit, covered Schaub and Schindeim documentary “Bird’s Nest” follows the two
advanced topics and unique cases of the recently adopted 2006 IBC Swiss star architects, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, on two
with California State Amendments, and was geared to practicing very different projects: the national stadium for the Olympic sum-
architects and designers. mer games in Peking 2008 and an urban area in the provincial town
of Jinhua, China. The audience witnesses Herzog and de Meuron
OPENING RECEPTION FEATURING THE RESTAURANT DESIGN literally building bridges between two cultures, two architectural
AWARDS CEREMONY traditions, and two political systems.
Thursday October 16, 2008
On Thursday evening, AIA Los Angeles celebrated the opening of the “Bird’s Nest” profiles the architects as they find solutions not in the
2nd Annual MOBIUS LA. This reception also honored the winners of comfort of an ivory tower, but in encounters and friction on the
the 4th Annual AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards (RDA). The RDAs ground. The film was screened in the SilverScreen Theatre of Pacific
honor excellence in restaurant design in three main categories: Design Center. Light refreshments, sponsored by the Consulate
restaurants, cafés/bars and lounges/nightclubs, and the Awards General of Switzerland and FORM: pioneering design, were served in
Ceremony recognized both Jury Award and People’s Choice Award the theatre’s anteroom preceding the film.
Winners.
HARD HAT TOUR:
LOS ANGELES POLICE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
Saturday October 18, 2008
The final offering of MOBIUS LA 2008’s schedule of special events
was an exclusive hard hat tour of the Los Angeles Police
Administration Building, led by members of the project design team
from DMJM DESIGN | AECOM. Participants learned the inherent
challenges of working on a high profile public sector building, and
gained insight into how budget concerns were addressed by the use
of alternative materials and innovative energy sources.

Special thanks for tour arrangements go to DMJM DESIGN | AECOM,


City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept. and the Bureau of
Engineering, Dept. of Public Works, City of Los Angeles, Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa, Ninth District Councilmember Jan Perry, and
the Los Angeles Police Department.

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THANK YOU TO OUR MOBIUS LA 2008 SPONSORS FRIENDS OF MOBIUS LA

AIA/LA CHAPTER
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
PRESENTING SPONSOR Morley Builders
DMJM DESIGN | AECOM
FILM SCREENING RECEPTION
HOSTED BY Consulate General of Switzerland
Pacific Design Center FORM: pioneering design

PLATINUM SPONSORS PARTICIPATING EXHIBITORS


Gensler SHARPE INTERIOR SYSTEMS, INC. - DRYWALL CONTRACTORS
Gruen Associates Association for Women in Architecture
Pankow Taylor & Company
Sharpe NDH Search
Snaidero USA TekWay Dome-Tiles by StrongGo Industries
Stepstone, Inc.
GOLD SPONSORS Microdesk
Blair Graphics Southland Stone USA, Inc.
Collins Collins Muir Stewart Smith Barney
Nabih Youssef Associates Cambridge Architectural
notNeutral Aedas/Meis Architects
Taylor and Company Kirei
Vetrazzo
SILVER SPONSORS 2_L Studio LLC Architectural Photography
AC Martin Hitachi Home Electronics, America
ah'bé landscape architects Séura, Inc.
ARUP Sonance
CO ARCHITECTS Gensler
HNTB Architecture FSR
Interior Removal Specialist, Inc. Integrated Network Communications
JCE Structural Engineering Group, Inc. Vercenti
KAA Design Group NABIH YOUSSEF ASSOCIATES
KPFF Consulting Engineers Bobrow Consulting Group
Leo A Daly Gruen Associates
Lutron Electronics Co. NBC Universal Staff & Moulding Shops
MATT Construction Corp. SNAIDERO USA
PERKINS+WILL FORM: pioneering design
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Universal Reprographics, Inc.

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PAST PRESIDENTS
Octavious Morgan, 1894 Edward H. Fickett, FAIA, 1962
Theodore Eisen, 1895,1897 Howard Morgridge, FAIA, 1963
AIA/LA CHAPTER

E.H. Fisher, 1896 Arthur Froehlich, FAIA, 1964


A.B. Benton, 1898-1899, 1902-03 Clinton Ternstrom, FAIA, 1965
C.H. Brown, 1900, 1908 Frank Gruys, 1966
George Wyman, 1901 Edward Killingsworth, FAIA, 1967
John P. Kremple, 1904 Carl Maston, 1968
A.F. Rosenhein, 1905-06 Robert Bolling, FAIA, 1969
Myron Hunt, 1907, 1909 Robert E. Alexander, FAIA, 1970
Frank D. Hudson, 1910-11 Arthur E. Mann, FAIA, 1971
John C. Austin, FAIA, 1912-13 Charles Kanner, FAIA, 1972
Robert B. Young, 1914 Rex Lotery, FAIA, 1973
A.C. Martin, Sr., 1915 Howard R. Lane, FAIA, 1974
S. Tilden Norton, 1916 Morris D. Verger, FAIA, 1975
J.E. Allison, FAIA, 1917 Henry Silvestri, FAIA, 1976
J.J. Backus, 1918 David C. Martin, FAIA, 1977
H.M. Patterson, 1919
Thornton Abell, FAIA, 1978
Edwin Bernstrom, FAIA, 1920-21
James Pulliam FAIA, 1979
Sumner P. Hunt, FAIA, 1922-23
Stanley M. Smith, AIA, 1980
Reginald D. Johnson, FAIA, 1924
Lester Wertheimer, AIA, 1981
David C. Allison, FAIA, 1925
Frederic P. Lyman, FAIA, 1982
David C. Witmer, FAIA, 1926-27
Robert Tyler, FAIA, 1983
Pierpont Davis, FAIA, 1928-29
Martin Gelber, FAIA, 1984
H.C. Chambers, FAIA, 1930-31
Mark W. Hall, AIA, 1985
Gordon B. Kaufman, FAIA, 1932-33
Donald C. Axon, FAIA, 1986
Sumner Spaulding, FAIA, 1934-35
Cyril Chern, AIA, 1987
Ralph C.Flewelling, Sr., FAIA 1936-37
Robert Allen Reed, AIA, 1988
Eugene Weston, Jr., FAIA, 1938-39
Fernando Juarez, AIA-E, 1989
Sylvanus B. Marston, 1940-41
Raymond L. Gaio, AIA-E, 1990
Samuel E. Lunden, FAIA, 1942-43
Ronald Altoon, FAIA, 1991
Herbert J. Powell, FAIA, 1944
Richard A. Appel, AIA, 1992
Robert V. Derrah, 1945
Katherine Diamond, FAIA, 1993
Charles O. Matcham, FAIA, 1946
Adrian Wilson, FAIA, 1947 Virginia Tanzmann, FAIA, 1994

George B. Allison, FAIA, 1948 Lance Bird, FAIA, 1995

A.C. Martin, Jr., FAIA, 1949 Michael Hricak, FAIA, 1996


John Rex, FAIA, 1950 Ted T. Tanaka, FAIA, 1997
John J. Landon, 1951 Robert L. Newsom, FAIA, 1998
Charles Fry, FAIA, 1952 Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, 1999
Henry L. Wright, FAIA, 1953 Christopher C. Martin, FAIA, 2000
Ulysses Floyd Rible, FAIA, 1954 Nick Seierup, FAIA, 2001
William Glenn Balch, FAIA, 1955 Robert G. Hale, Jr., FAIA, 2002
Paul R. Hunter, FAIA, 1956 Tim Vreeland, FAIA, 2003
Cornelius M. Deasy, FAIA, 1957 John Dale, FAIA, 2004
George Vernon Russell, FAIA, 1958 Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA, 2005
Maynard Lyndon, FAIA, 1959 William H. Fain, Jr., FAIA, 2006
A. Quincy Jones, FAIA, 1960 Michael A. Enomoto, FAIA, 2007
C. Day Woodford, FAIA, 1961 Martha L. Welborne, FAIA, 2008

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On October 16, 2008, the AIA/Los Angeles announced the jury
award winners and People’s Choice Award winners for the 2008

AIA/LA CHAPTER
Restaurant Design Awards. AIA/LA received a record-breaking
number of votes for the People’s Choice Awards from the public.
AIA/LA also recognized chef and restaurateur extraordinaire
Joachim Splichal for his outstanding contributions to this city,
bestowing upon him the first-ever Tastemaker’s Award. This marks
the fourth year of the AIA/LA’s much-anticipated awards program
that recognizes the very best in restaurant, café, and lounge design.

“We were thrilled with the outcome and look forward to growing the
competition even more next year,” adds Carlo Caccavale.

2008 FINALISTS

AIA/LA received over forty submissions in the three categories of


2008 RESTAURANT DESIGN AWARDS RESTAURANT, CAFE/BAR & LOUNGE/NIGHTCLUB. The esteemed jury
sequestered themselves in a room for five hours, poring over digital
The AIA/LA’s Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) honor excellence in submissions and graphic collateral material. After evaluating in
restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and detail each project’s design concept, operational layout and overall
practices with both restaurant owners and architects/designers packaging, they identified the following list of finalists:
invited to submit. Either the project itself must be located in LA or
the submitting individual/firm must be based in LA. Restaurant
Submissions are accepted in three main categories: restaurants, Blue Velvet designed by Tag Front
cafés/bars and lounges/nightclubs. The annual RDA Ceremony rec- Comme Ca designed by KAA Design Group, Inc.
ognizes both Jury Award Winners as well as People’s Choice Award Katsuya Glendale designed by Starck Network/DesignARC
Winners, as selected by votes collected on the AIA/LA website. Luckyfish designed by Tag Front
This year, AIA/LA assembled an all-star panel of judges to evaluate Mozza Osteria designed by Kelly Architects, Inc.
the growing number of great submissions. R+D Kitchen designed by
stenforS|Associates architects/Hillstone Restaurant Group
Joachim B. Splichal
Chef & Founder of the Patina Restaurant Group - Café/Bar
Hailed as one of the nation's "Legendary Chefs" by Bon Appetit, FOOD designed by Fleetwood Fernandez Architecture
Joachim Splichal is widely acknowledged as a contributing force Kitchen 24 designed by Spacecraft/Torres Architects
behind the growth of Los Angeles into one of the world's premier LAMILL COFFEE designed by
dining capitals. Formation Association/Rubbish Interiors
Monsieur Marcel designed by New Theme, Inc.
David Montalba, AIA
Founder & Principal of Montalba Architects, Inc. – Lounge/Nightclub
Recently awarded the 2008 Young Architect Award by the AIA, David Elevate Lounge designed by Tag Front
Montalba is a rising force in the design world. He won a Restaurant oneworld Lounge at LAX designed by Gensler
Design Award in 2007 for I Dream of Cake. He also designed Kara’s
Cupcakes in San Francisco and the sumptuous Monique Lhuillier
boutiques in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. The winners were:

Michael Hodgson 2008 JURY AWARD WINNERS


Partner & Creative Director of Ph.D –
The range of AIGA/LA Fellow Award recipient Michael Hodgson’s Restaurant Category
design influence extends from the Westside LA mini-mall to the Blue Velvet – Tag Front
global think tank. Since establishing Ph.D in 1988, Hodgson has Katsuya Glendale – Starck Network/DesignARC
designed visual programs and publications noted for crisp thinking, Mozza Osteria – Kelly Architects, Inc.
clear expression and meticulous craft.
Café/Bar Category
Margot Dougherty FOOD – Fleetwood Fernandez Architecture
Senior Writer with Los Angeles Magazine – LAMILL COFFEE – Formation Association/Rubbish Interiors
the go-to source for where to eat, where to shop, and what to do in
Los Angeles since 1961. Lounge/Nightclub Category
Elevate Lounge – Tag Front
“Dining out in Los Angeles is like going to the theater,” says AIA/LA
Associate Director Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA/LA. “One expects a show.
With the ever-increasing popularity of the RDAs, we wanted to pro-
vide our members and the public with exactly that, another great
show of culinary achievement and excellence in design. We’ve chosen
an amazing panel of judges to help us find the very best in the city.”

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS AIA/LA thanks the following
2008 Restaurant Design Awards Sponsors:
AIA/LA CHAPTER

Restaurant Category
Mozza Osteria – Kelly Architects, Inc. PLATINUM SPONSORS
DMJM DESIGN | AECOM
Café/Bar Category Gensler
Kitchen 24 – Spacecraft/Torres Architects Gruen Associates
Pankow
Lounge/Nightclub Sharpe
oneworld Lounge at LAX – Gensler Snaidero USA

GOLD SPONSORS
“We evaluated projects for their excellence both from an aesthetic Collins Collins Muir Stewart
perspective but also from an operational standpoint,” explained Nabih Youssef Associates
Joachim Splichal. “A good restaurant, café, or lounge must be notNeutral
supremely functional behind the curtain of design.” Taylor and Company

“It was refreshing to see how good, smart design can really give a SILVER SPONSORS
project with a limited budget or of a smaller scale such added AC Martin
mileage and value,” added Margot Dougherty. ah'bé landscape architects
ARUP
“There is definitely an elevated sense of awareness for restaurant CO ARCHITECTS
design in this city,” remarked David Montalba, AIA. “We’re seeing HNTB Architecture
some pretty phenomenal spaces out there.” Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.
JCE Structural Engineering Group, Inc.
Michael Hodgson agreed. “With the quality of restaurant design in KAA Design Group
this city, we hope that more and more designers will think of the KPFF Consulting Engineers
Restaurant Design Awards as a great platform from which to Leo A Daly
promote their work.” Lutron Electronics Co.
MATT Construction Corp.
PERKINS+WILL
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Universal Reprographics, Inc.

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2008 AIA LOS ANGELES CHAPTER SPONSORS


2008 AIA LOS ANGELES CHAPTER SPONSORS PATRON (Design Awards Party)
Blair Graphics

AIA/LA CHAPTER
PRESENTING (Design Awards Party) Brandow & Johnston, Inc.
Gensler Davis Langdon
gkkworks
PRESENTING (MOBIUS LA) McGraw-Hill Construction
DMJM Design Friends of MOBIUS LA
Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
PLATINUM Morley Builders
Gruen Associates
Pankow Film Screening Reception
Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc. - Drywall Contractors FORM: pioneering design
SNAIDERO USA Swiss Consulate

GOLD Restaurant Design Awards


Collins, Collins, Muir & Stewart, LLP notNeutral
NABIH YOUSSEF ASSOCIATES HMC Architects
Taylor & Company
POC BREAKFAST SERIES
SILVER Weston, Benshoof, Rochefort, Rubalcava & MacCuish LLP
AC Martin Brandow & Johnston, Inc.
ah'bé landscape architects
ARUP
CO ARCHITECTS
HNTB Architecture
Interior Removal Specialist, Inc.
JCE Structural Engineering Group, Inc.
KAA Design Group
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Leo A Daly
Lutron Electronics Co.
MATT Construction Corp.
PERKINS+WILL
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Universal Reprographics, Inc.

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The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles would like to wish 2009 Leaders Making Los Angeles Breakfast Series – This popular
you a very happy and prosperous year. It’s no secret that 2009 program offers members a chance to meet and interact with
comes with many financial challenges, but, in times like these, we distinguished guest-speakers such as David Abel (The Planning
AIA/LA CHAPTER

look forward to doubling our efforts, reframing opportunities and Report), Christopher Hawthorne (LA Times), Jack Kyser (Chief
coming together to create a brighter future. economist with LAEDC), Steve Hymon (LA Times), Joel Kotkin (Op-Ed
writer and author of The City: A Global History), and H. David Nahai
In response to the economic downturn, the Chapter’s first order of (CEO & General Manager, LADWP), who are all part of the 2009 series.
business was to prepare a robust calendar of events for 2009. This
will offer the membership maximum opportunity for networking In addition to attending our events, we hope that you will consider
with peers, connecting with the community and showcasing new supporting AIA Los Angeles in a more significant way by acquiring
work. We will endeavor to create platforms for unique design one of our carefully designed sponsorship packages for 2009, all of
dialogues and ramp up marketing opportunities that will provide which incorporate the above-mentioned programs and events. The
larger visibility for you and your firm. sponsorship overview is attached herewith in PDF format for your
review.
Becoming an AIA/LA member (or renewing your membership) has
never been as important as it is now. Let us help you maintain your A BIT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF AIA
competitive edge in the marketplace. Here’s a brief overview of
some of the major events planned for next year: For over 150 years, the American Institute of Architects has existed as
the preeminent professional organization for architects in the
2009 MOBIUS LA – This year AIA/LA is partnering with Dwell United States. The organization was founded in New York City in
magazine to create MOBIUS LA at Dwell on Design. This partnership 1857 by a group of 13 architects to “promote the scientific and
will allow us to grow MOBIUS LA exponentially as we offer 3 days of practical perfection of its members” and “elevate the standing of the
back-to-back professional development seminars and special events profession”. Prior to the establishment of the American Institute of
at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In light of the new ADA Architects, which was originally called the New York Society of
state requirement that has just been signed into law (1 learning Architects, anyone could claim to be an architect as there were no
unit in 2009 depending upon your license renewal date -- and schools of architecture or architectural licensing laws in the United
escalating each year thereafter), we want to provide you with ample States.
opportunity to fulfill this, as well as your other 17 AIA/LA-mandated
learning units, while surrounding the curriculum with a wealth of Since then, the organization has come a long way. Its permanent
networking events at the same time. national home is now long established in Washington DC and its
300+ local chapters creates a formidable network across the country.
2009 Design Awards – Now, more than ever, it’s important to
showcase your firm’s design excellence by competing for a presti- The Los Angeles Chapter (AIA/LA) currently counts over 3200 total
gious AIA/LA Design Award, arguably one of the most difficult in the members. Of these, approximately 1800 members are licensed
country to obtain. Don’t miss this program’s call for entry in the architects with the remaining 1400+ members listed in other
spring. categories. AIA/LA is the largest chapter in California and the fourth
largest chapter in the United States. We are dedicated to serving our
2009 Design Awards Gala – Our annual party at which the members through educational programs, a searchable online
Architectural and Design community comes together to celebrate database of member architects, publication of a bi-monthly
the winners of the above-mentioned Design Awards program, meet newsletter, job listings, media relations, mentoring and scholarship
and network with their peers. programs, professional development, networking, architect referrals,
committee relations, government and legislative affairs, contract
2009 Home Tours Series – this program offers a valuable opportu- documents, and much more.
nity for architects and designers to showcase their residential work.
With an attendance of 300+ per tour, and coverage by the local Membership counts, perhaps now more than ever. The value of
press, the Home Tour Series is an ideal way to present your work to a AIA/LA sponsorship counts, perhaps now more than ever. We thank
large audience. you in advance for your consideration and hope that you will
continue to support the Chapter.
2009 Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) – The 2009 RDA ceremony
will be held at MOBIUS LA at Dwell on Design, thereby increasing the Please peruse our website for a full calendar of events and feel free
audience in a big way. The program will be advertised generously in to contact the Chapter with any questions. We look forward to
Dwell magazine in the months leading up to the event -- exposing it, hearing from you.
for the first time -- to a national audience. This will be a great way for
architects and designers to highlight restaurant and bar + lounge
projects and the winners will be announced in the September issue All best,
of the magazine. Your AIA Los Angeles Chapter Staff

2009 Legislature Day – Every October, in conjunction with


Architecture Month in Los Angeles, members of AIA/LA converge at
city hall for a round of daylong back-to-back meetings with
councilmembers and deputies to present initiatives that will
promote good architecture and urban planning.

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10 Mobius LA passes, includes DOD conference pass
!

logo in Mobius LA digital sponsor loop


!

banner ad + hyperlink on Mobius LA website


!

logo attribution on digital email invitation to AIA/LA members


!

full-page ad in Dwell on Design Preview Magazine


!

editorial coverage in DOD Preview Magazine


!

opportunity to distribute collateral material in Mobius LA classrooms


!

significant mention in press release


!

Dwell on Design website sponsor block rotation


!

2 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription


!

certificate of appreciation
!

discount incentives for DOD exhibition show floor space & Dwell national advertising
!

ANNUAL DESIGN
DESISIGN AWARDS
WARDS GALA .............................................................................................................. $15,000 (1 opportunity)
AWAR
2009 AIA/LA Design Awards
Awards Gala presented by (your company)
10 tickets
!

logo in digital sponsor loop


!

banner ad + hyperlink on AIA/LA Gala Webpage


!
Webpage
logo attribution on invitation (digital and/or printed)
!

verbal recognition @ Gala


!

significant mention in press release


!

2 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription


!

certificate of appreciation
!

AIA/LA ANNUAL
ANNU UAL HOME TOUR SERIES .................................................................................................... $10,000 (1 opportunity)
2009 AIA/LA Home T Tour
our Series presented by (your company)
10 tickets to each tour
!

logo on tickets
!

logo on order forms


!

banner ad + hyperlink on AIA/LA Home Tours


!
Tours Webpage
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mention in press release
!

2 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription


!

certificate of appreciation
!

POC BREAKFAST
KFAST SERIES............................................................................................................................. $7,500 (2 opportunities)
2009 AIA/LA Breakfast Series presented by (your company)
2 tickets to each breakfast
!

logo + hyperlink on AIA/LA website


!

verbal recognition @ each breakfast


!

1 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription


!

certificate of appreciation
!

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ANNUAL PACKAGES
AIA/LA CHAPTER

PLATINUM PACKAGE ..................................................................................................................................... $10,000

MOBIUS LA @ DWELL ON DESIGN


8 Mobius LA passes, includes DOD conference pass
!

logo in Mobius LA digital sponsor loop


!

logo + hyperlink on Mobius LA website


!

logo attribution on digital email invitation to AIA/LA members


!

editorial coverage in DOD Preview Magazine


!

opportunity to distribute collateral material in Mobius LA classrooms


!

mention in press release


!

Dwell on Design website sponsor block rotation


!

discount incentives for DOD exhibition show floor space & Dwell national advertising
!

DESIGN AWARDS GALA


8 tickets
!

logo in digital sponsor loop


!

logo + hyperlink on AIA/LA Gala webpage


!

logo attribution on invitation (digital and/or printed)


!

verbal recognition @ Gala


!

mention in press release


!

HOME TOUR SERIES


8 tickets to each tour
!

GENERAL
2 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription
!

certificate of appreciation
!

GOLD PACKAGE ............................................................................................................................................... $7,500

MOBIUS LA @ DWELL ON DESIGN


6 Mobius LA passes, includes DOD conference pass
!

logo in Mobius LA digital sponsor loop


!

logo + hyperlink on Mobius LA website


!

logo attribution on digital email invitation to AIA/LA members


!

opportunity to distribute collateral material in Mobius LA classrooms


!

discount incentives for DOD exhibition show floor space & Dwell national advertising
!

DESIGN AWARDS GALA


6 tickets
!

logo in digital sponsor loop


!

logo + hyperlink on AIA/LA Gala webpage


!

logo attribution on invitation (digital and/or printed)


!

verbal recognition @ Gala


!

HOME TOUR SERIES


6 tickets to each tour
!

GENERAL
2 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription
!

certificate of appreciation
!

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INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

AIA/LA CHAPTER
MOBIUS LA @ DWELL ON DESIGN PATRON ......................................................................................... $5,000
4 Mobius LA passes, includes DOD conference pass
!

name in Mobius LA digital sponsor loop


!

name + hyperlink on Mobius LA website


!

name attribution on digital email invitation to AIA/LA members


!

1 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription


!

certificate of appreciation
!

discount incentives for DOD exhibition show floor space & Dwell national advertising
!

DESIGN AWARDS GALA PATRON............................................................................................................... $5,000


4 tickets
!

name in digital sponsor loop


!

name + hyperlink on AIA/LA Gala Webpage


!

name attribution on invitation (digital and/or printed)


!

verbal recognition @ Gala


!

1 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription


!

certificate of appreciation
!

FRIENDS OF MOBIUS LA @ DWELL ON DESIGN ................................................................................ $2,000


2 Mobius LA passes, includes DOD conference pass
!

name in Mobius LA digital sponsor loop


!

name + hyperlink on Mobius LA website


!

1 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription


!

certificate of appreciation
!

discount incentives for DOD exhibition show floor space & Dwell national advertising
!

FRIENDS OF DESIGN AWARDS GALA ...................................................................................................... $2,000


2 tickets
!

name in digital sponsor loop


!

name + hyperlink on AIA/LA Gala Webpage


!

1 year Professional Affiliate Membership in AIA/LA + FORM mag subscription


!

certificate of appreciation
!

ADDITIONAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Holiday Party / Installation ............................................................................................................................ $7,000


Fellows Reception ............................................................................................................................................ $7,000
Masters of Architecture Lecture................................................................................................................... $10,000 per lecture
ARE Series ......................................................................................................................................................... $5,000
Professional Development Series ................................................................................................................ $7,500

WEB ADVERTISING

Sponsor-A-Page Website Banner (12 months)......................................................................................... $7,500


Website Ad (12 months) ................................................................................................................................ $3,500
Website Ad (6 months) ................................................................................................................................... $2,000
Chapter Email Newsletter (annually - 24 issues) ................................................................................... $5,000
Chapter Email Newsletter (monthly - 2 issues) ....................................................................................... $500

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BYLAWS
ARTICLE 1ORGANIZATION ARTICLE 6DELEGATES
Section 1.0General Provisions Section 6.0Directors of California Council
Section 1.1Affiliations Section 6.1Delegates to Institute Convention
Section 1.2Architectural Foundations of L.A. (AFLA)
Section 1.3 Definitions ARTICLE 7COMMITTEES
Section 1.4 Structure Section 7.0Authorization
Section 1.5Responsibilities Section 7.1Designation - Structure
Section 1.6Government Section 7.2Basic Committees
Section 1.7Endorsements Section 7.3Standing Committees
Section 7.4Special (Task Force) Committees
Article 2MEMBERSHIP Section 7.5Function

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
Section 2.0General Provisions
Section 2.1Architect Members ARTICLE 8ADMINISTRATION
Section 2.2Members Emeritus Section 8.0Authority
Section 2.3Intern Members Section 8.1Office
Section 2.4Associate Members Section 8.2Personnel
Section 2.5Allied Members Section 8.3Property
Section 2.6Student Affiliate Section 8.4Fiscal Year
Section 2.7 Honorary Members Section 8.5Budget and Appropriations
Section 2.8Individual Membership Section 8.6Contracts
Section 2.9Group Membership Section 8.7Audits
Section 8.8General Fund Disbursements
ARTICLE 3DUES AND ASSESSMENTS Section 8.9Special Funds
Section 3.0Dues Section 8.10Investment Fund
Section 3.1Assessments Section 8.11Members’ Interest
Section 3.2Payment of Dues and Assessments Section 8.12Chapter Financial Records
Section 3.3Wavier of Dues and Assessments
Section 3.4Default ARTICLE 9 GENERAL PROVISIONS
Section 9.0Parliamentary Authority
ARTICLE 4MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS Section 9.1Endorsements
Section 4.0Annual Meeting Section 9.2Publications and Notices
Section 4.1Election Meeting Section 9.3Availability of Records
Section 4.2 Convention Delegates Meeting
Section 4.3Chapter Board Meetings ARTICLE 10AMENDMENTS
Section 4.4Special Meetings of the Board Section 10.0Initiation
Section 4.5Membership Meetings Section 10.1Substantive Amendment by the Membership
Section 4.6Quorums and Procedures at Meeting Section 10.2Technical Amendments by the Board
Section 4.7Report of Meetings Section 10.3Approval by the Institute

ARTICLE 5OFFICERS, DIRECTORS &


MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
Section 5.0Officers
Section 5.1Directors
Section 5.2Members of the Board
Section 5.3Executive Committee
Section 5.4Terms of Office
Section 5.5Succession and Recall
Section 5.6Nomination and Elections
Section 5.7Election of Officers and Directors
Section 5.8Duties of the Officers
Section 5.9Duties of the Board
Section 5.10Duties of the Executive Director
Section 5.11Delegation of Authority
Section 5.12Quorum, Voting Decisions of the Board
Section 5.13Chapter Rules of the Board
Section 5.14Annual Report
Section 5.15Board Policies
Section 5.16Indemnification

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ARTICLE 1 ORGANIZATION h. Intern Member: In these Bylaws, the term Architect applies to 1
an individual assigned to the Chapter by the Institute as an
1.0 GENERAL PROVISIONS Intern member with limited voting rights. 1
e
1.01 Name. The name of the organization is the American Institute I. Associate: In these Bylaws, the term Architect applies to an i
of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter, which may also be known as individual assigned to the Chapter by the Institute as an
AIA/Los Angeles, or AIA/LA Associate with limited voting rights. 1
m
1.02 Objects. The objects of this Chapter are to promote and for- j. Intern/Associate Member of the Board: Board members with s
ward the purposes of the American Institute of Architects as stated limited voting rights. o
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in the Institute Bylaws and in the Chapter Articles of Incorporation. m


u
1.03 Territory. The Territory within the Statue of California in which 1.4 STRUCTURE h
this Chapter shall operate is that described in the Chapter Charter w
and as amended and prescribed by the Institute. 1.4.1 The Chapter was chartered by the Institute in 1894 and is a s
member of the Council. o
t
1.1 AFFILIATIONS 1.4.2 The Chapter is a nonprofit mutual benefit membership o
corporation, duly incorporated on 12 July 1907, with amendments v
If and while affiliation will promote the purposes and objects of the filed on 18 October, 1949, and on 17 July, 1963, under and by virtue t
Chapter, and upon approval of the Board of Directors, any organiza- of provisions of the Corporation Code of the State of California. l
tion may be affiliated with the Chapter unless the other organization Restated Articles were filed in August 1963. C
was formed, used or maintained for financial gain, price-fixing or
political purposes. 1.4.3 The Chapter shall be composed of individuals members and A
may have Chapter affiliate membership categories.
2
1.2 ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF LOS ANGELES (AFLA) 1.4.4 The Chapter within its territory, may have one or more
categories of group membership, such as: 2
The AFLA has been established by the Chapter as a non-profit, pub-
lic benefit corporation, charitable and educational in nature, to 1.4.4.1 Sections of the Chapter a
advance the study, appreciation, development and cause of architec- b
ture and related design disciplines. It shall operate independent of 1.4.4.2 Student Associations of the Chapter c
the Chapter under its own Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. d
1.4.4.3 Auxiliary Organizations e
f
1.3 DEFINITIONS 1.4.4.4 Affiliated Organizations g

a. Chapter: The above named Chapter. 1.5 RESPONSIBILITIES 2

b. Board: The governing Board of the Chapter, including 1.5 Subject to Instate Bylaws, policies and directives, the Chapter
Officers and other Directors. shall represent and act for the Institute within the Chapter territory,
coordinate with the Council on State matters, collaborate with its
c. Council: The California Council, The American Institute of section, Student Associations, and Auxiliary and Affiliated
Architects. Organization, and represent its membership on all matters
concerning Chapter as a whole within its territory.
d. Basic Committees: In conformance with AIA Component
Standards of Service: Membership, Program, Government b. No action of the Chapter of any of its members shall directly
Affairs and Nominating Committees. or indirectly nullify or contravene any action or policy of the
Institute.
e. Member: In these bylaws the term member applies to all 2
categories of Chapter membership and Chapter affiliate and
honorary membership. 1.6 GOVERNMENT

f. Architect Member: In these Bylaws, the term Architect applies Subject to Institute Bylaws and to these bylaws, the Chapter shall be
to an individual assigned to the Chapter who is a full Member governed and its affairs shall be conducted by the board.
of the Institutes.

g. Director: Officers and other Directors.

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1.7 ENDORSEMENTS b. Qualifications, admission requirements, privileges of


individual Chapter membership shall follow Insititute and
1.7.1 Endorsements of Enterprises. The Chapter shall not sponsor or Chapter Bylaws and procedures.
endorse any enterprise, whether public or private, operated for prof-
it. 2.04 Changes Affecting Membership

1.7.2 Endorsement of Material. No officer, director, committee a. Changes in these Bylaws or the Chapter Rules of the Board
member or employee of the Chapter in his or her official capacity Eligibility and qualifications for any category of Chapter mem-
shall approve, endorse, sponsor or do anything that may be deemed bership shall be consistent with the Institute Bylaws.
or construed to be an approval, endorsement or sponsorship of any

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material of construction or any method or manner of handling, b. Changes in membership eligibility or qualifications set forth
using, distributing or dealing in any material or product. The Board, in these Bylawsshall not be retroactively applied.
however, by a two-thirds majority of the entire Board, may approve of
ways of presenting to the architectural profession data relating to 2.05 Property Interests
such material or products, and relating to architecture or its practice
or to the objets and purposes of the Chapter published by others No Chapter member shall have any right, title or interest in chapter
than the Institute of the Chapter provided that the said data, books property at any time.
or other literature have been submitted by the Board. By the same
vote, the Board may permit the seal or other insignia of the Chapter 2.1 ARCHITECT MEMBERS
to be imprinted on the title page of each of the said books or other
literature for a royalty consideration or otherwise provided that the 2.1.1 Qualifications. Architect Members of the Chapter are Architect
Chapter is protected from all liability that may arise therefrom. Members of the Institute who are assigned to the Chapter by the
Institute in accordance with the Institute Bylaws. Architect members
ARTICLE 2 MEMBERSHIP are defined as individuals who are currently entitled under law to
practice architecture and use the title Architect in any state, the
2.0 GENERAL PROVISIONS District of Columbia or any territory of the United States. Such archi-
tects shall demonstrate honorable standing in the profession and in
2.01 CATEGORIES OF CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP their community.

a.Architect Member 2.1.2 Admission. Architect Members of the Chapter shall be


b.Member Emeritus assigned by the Institute or, is assigned to another Chapter, may be
c.Intern Member admitted as unassigned Members by the Board.
d.Associate Member
e.Honorary Member 2.1.3 Rights and Privileges of Architect Members
f.Allied Member
g.Student Affiliate Member 2.1.3.1 Title. Architect Members in good standing may bring or oth-
erwise use in connection with their practice and work:
2.02 Non-Resident Status
a. the initials AIA as a suffix to their names, and
a. The Chapter may provide for non-resident status to assigned
Chapter members or to Chapter affiliates who apply for such b. the titles Member of the American Institute of Architects and
status because of their intended absence from the United States Member of the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles
for at least eighteen (18) consecutive months. Chapter.

b. Non-resident members shall have the same rights and 2.1.3.2 Pin and Emblem. Architect Members may use gold AIA lapel
privileges as other members in the same category; except that pin and AIA emblem within the limitations established by the
the Chapter may lower dues and/or assessments for such Institute.
members.
2.1.4 Privileges of Assigned Architect Members.
2.03 Eligibility for Individual Membership
a. May speak and vote on all issues submitted to or otherwise
a. Eligibility for individual Chapter Membership of each voted upon by the membership.
category shall be limited to those who are of good character
and reputation, who agree to comply with these Bylaws and b. May be appointed as members of committees at all levels of
who agree to accept the rights and privileges granted to and the Institute.
the duties undertaken by their category of membership as
described herein. c. May serve as Chapter delegates to state, regional and
national AIA conventions.

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2.3.3.2 Pin and emblem. Interns in good standing may wear the sil-
d. May serve on any Chapter committee and chair any ver pin. Interns shall not be permitted to use the gold AIA pin nor the
committee. AIA emblem.

e. May be a delegate or representative of the Chapter. 2.3.3.3 Privileges. Interns shall have the same rights and privileges
as Architects, except as noted below and in Sections 2.3.3.1 and
f. May serve as an Officer or Director of the Chapter. 2.3.3.2 above.

g. Exercise any other right or privilege by the Council or the a. Interns may serve as voting members on Chapter and State
Institute. boards, provided that Interns and Associates together may
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hold no more than two seats or one-third of the total seats,


2.1.5 Privileges of Unassigned Architect Members. Unassigned whichever number is greater, on such board.
Architect members shall be equal with assigned Architect Members
except that they shall not hold office or directorship, vote for officers b. Interns may speak on and vote in Chapter, State and
and directors, vote on membership, matters of unprofessional regional meetings and in elections on all issues except dues for
conduct and finances, nor represent the Chapter as delegates or members.
otherwise at any Institute meetings.
c. Interns may be appointed as members of committees at all
2.2 MEMBERS EMERITUS levels of the Institute, except those involved with formal or
informal charges of unprofessional conduct by members.
2.2.1 Qualifications. A Members Emeritus of the Chapter is a
Member Emeritus of the Institute assigned to that Chapter in accor- d. Interns and Associates together may not constitute more
dance with Institute Bylaws. than one-third of any component delegation to state, regional
and national AIA conventions.
2.2.2 Eligibility. An Architect Member who has been in good stand-
ing in the Institute for fifteen successive years and either (i) has e. Interns shall not be eligible to serve as a national officer,
attained the age of 70, or (ii) has attained the age of 60 and is retired national director, component officer, or on the National Judicial
from the profession or architecture or is so incapacitated as to be committee.
unable to work in the profession may apply to the Institute for emer-
itus status. f. Interns may serve on any Chapter committee except
Finance and Ethics; may chair any committee except as Basic
2.2.3 Rights and Privileges. All member rights, interests, privileges, committee.
titles, liabilities and obligations shall remain unchanged upon
advancement to emeritus status, except that Members Emeritus g. Interns may not act as a representative of the Chapter.
shall no longer be required to pay either regular or supplemental
dues nor to maintain the right under law to practice and use the title 2.3.3.4 Membership on the Board. When their number in the
Architect. Chapter reaches one hundred (100), Interns and Associates together
may elect a representative from their ranks to serve as a member of
2.3 INTERN MEMBERS the Board. This representative shall be permitted to speak and vote
on all issues except dues for members.
2.3.1 Qualifications. Intern members of the Chapter are Intern mem-
bers of the Institute who are assigned to the Chapter by the Institute 2.4 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
in accordance with the Institute Bylaws.
2.4.1 Qualifications. Associate members of the Chapter are
2.3.2 Eligibility. Those individuals without architectural licenses who Associate members of the Institute who are assigned to the Chapter
are eligible by education or experience and are employed, enrolled by the Institute in accordance with Institute Bylaws.
or participating in circumstances recognized by licensing authorities
as constituting credit toward architectural licensure are eligible to 2.4.2 Eligibility. Individuals without architectural licenses from a U.S.
be Intern members of the Institute and the Chapter. licensing authority but who are ineligible for Intern membership
and meet any of the following requirements shall be eligible for
2.3.3 Rights and Privileges. Associate membership in the Institute and the Chapter:

2.3.3.1 Title. Interns in good standing may indicate that they are a. Those who are employed under the supervision of an
Intern members of the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles architect in a professional or technical capacity directly related
Chapter, subject to applicable state laws, and may use the title Intern to the practice of architecture or
AIA/Los Angeles, but not AIA Intern, Los Angeles not the Initials AIA
Alone as a suffix to their names. b. Those with a degree in architecture, or

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- c. Those who are faculty members in university programs or permit to be printed or in any way use the seal, symbol or
in architecture and who are actively involved in research, insignia of the Chapter or the Institute.
administration or the teaching of architecture or
b. May not make motions or vote at any meeting of the Chapter.
d. Those who have an architectural license of the equivalent
d from a non-U.S. licensing authority and demonstrate honorable c. May serve on committees but may not chair any committee
standing in the profession in the locale in which they are
licensed. Such persons may be resident within or outside the d. May not be an Officer, Director or delegate or serve in any
e U.S. other policy setting
y position or act as a representative or agent of the Chapter.
2.4.3 Rights and Privileges of Associates.

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e. An Allied member of the Chapter may, but is not required to,
2.4.3.1 Title. Associates in good standing may indicate that they are
join as an Allied member of the Institute, subject to Institute
Associates of the American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles
d Bylaws.
Chapter, subject to applicable state laws, and may use the title
Associate AIA/Los Angeles, but not AIA Associate or AIA
Associate/Los Angeles not the initials AIA alone as a suffix to their 2.5.3 Membership on the Board. An Allied member shall not serve on
names. the Board.
l
r 2.4.3.2 Pin and Emblem. Associates in good standing may wear the 2.6 STUDENT AFFILIATE
silver AIA pin. Associates shall not be permitted to use the gold AIA
pin nor the AIA emblem. 2.6.1 Qualifications. Any undergraduate or postgraduate student
e pursuing a career in an accredited school of architecture or a school
l 2.4.3.3 Privileges. Associates shall have the same rights and privi- or program approved by the Board and whose home or place of
leges as Interns, except as noted below in 2.4.3.1 above. study is located within the Chapter territory may be admitted by the
Board as a Student Affiliate of the Chapter.
, 2.5 ALLIED MEMBERS
l 2.6.2 Rights and Privileges. A Student Affiliate of the Chapter:
2.5.1 Eligibility for Allied Membership. Individuals or those who are
not otherwise eligible for membership in the Institute and who meet a. May not use the name of the Los Angeles Chapter or the
one or more of the following requirements shall be eligible for Allied American Institute of Architects in any way, nor use the symbol,
c membership in the Chapter: seal or insignia of the Institue of the Chapter.

a. Allied Professional: Those individuals with established b. May not make motions or vote; may speak at any meeting of
professional reputations who are registered to practice their
the chapter
professions where those requirements exist, or persons who are
employed outside of architectural practice but are involved in
c. May serve on committees, but may not chair any committee
positions allied to the field of architecture. Allied Professional
r
members may include engineers, planners, landscape archi-
f d. May not be an Officer or Director or act as a representative of
tects, sculptors, muralists, artists, professionals in government,
e education and research, interior designers, graphic designers, the Chapter.
lighting designers, writers and photographers.
2.6.3 Membership on the Board. When their number in the Chapter
b. Allied Industry: Those individuals who are employed by or reaches one hundred (100), the Student Affiliates may elect a repre-
representing firms in the construction industry engaged in sentative from their ranks to serve as an ex-officio Student Affiliate
e research, design, development, testing manufacture, distribu- Member of the Board. This representative shall not be permitted to
tion, or training for building and construction products or sys- make motions or vote.
tems.
2.7 HONORARY MEMBERS
. c. Allied Organization: Organizations or companies that provide
p some step in the process of production, distribution, or sale of 2.7.1 Qualifications. Any person of esteemed character who is oth-
products or systems for the construction design industry. erwise ineligible for membership but who has rendered distin-
guished service to the profession of architecture, or to the arts and
d. Allied Media: Those individuals employed full-time as writers sciences allied therewith, within the Chapter territory may be admit-
n or reporters by the media, including newspapers and trade or ted by the Board as an Honorary Member or the Chapter. Not more
d professional journals that are distributed to the general public. than two Honorary Members shall be admitted by the Board within
one calendar year. Consideration of nominees for Honorary
2.5.2 Rights and Privileges. An Allied member of the Chapter: Membership shall be confidential and shall conform with proce-
dures set forth in the Rules of the Board.
a. May use the designation “Affiliate AIA/LA,” but may not print

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2.7.2 Rights and Privileges. An Honorary Member of the Chapter: 2.8.4 Transfer of Membership.

a. May use the title “Honorary Member of the American Institute a. Transfer of Chapter Member and Associate Members to or
of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter”, which title shall not be from the Chapter shall be in accord with Institute procedures.
changed or abbreviated in any way nor used with the symbol,
seal, or insignia of the Institute or Chapter b. Transfer of Chapter Affiliate memberships to or from the
Chapter shall be in accord with the Chapter Rules of the Board.
b. May attend any meeting of the Chapter and, upon invitation
of the presiding officer, may speak and take part in the 2.8.5 Termination of Membership.
discussions of all matters except those which concern member-
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

ship, unprofessional conduct or finances but may not make a. Termination of Chapter and Associate Members shall be by
motions or vote. action of the Institute at the death of the member, at resigna-
tion, for default under the
c. May not be an Officer or Director, may not serve on its conditions prescribed in the Institute Bylaws and in these
committees except as an advisor, and may not act as Bylaws, or for unprofessional conduct by the Institute Board of
representative or agent of the Chapter. Directors or its delegated authority.

2.7.3 Obligations. An Honorary Member of the Chapter shall not be b. Individual membership in the Chapter in other categories of
subject to any admission fee, dues, or assessment nor have any membership shall be terminated by the Board at the death of
monetary liability to the Chapter. the member, by resignation, or by failure to maintain member-
ship in good standing.
2.8 INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS
2.8.6 Reinstatement of Memberships.
2.8.1 Good Standing. The rights and privileges of those holding an
individual Chapter membership of any category shall be condi- a. A resigned or terminated member or associate member may
tioned upon said member being in good standing in the Institute be reinstated subject to the Institute Bylaws and procedures
where applicable and in the Chapter. and the approval of the Board.

a. An Individual Member of the Chapter shall be in good stand- b. A resigned or terminated member of any other category may
ing provided said Member is not in default of any financial obli- be reinstated subject to the approval of the Board.
gation to the Chapter, as set forth elsewhere in these Bylaws, the
state organization as set forth in its Bylaws, and and to the 2.9 GROUP MEMBERSHIP.
Institute, as set forth in Institute Bylaws, and is not under
suspension by the Institute. For good and sufficient reasons the 2.9.1 Classes of Group Membership
Board may waive financial obligation to the Chapter, in whole or
in part for the current calendar year. a. Section of the Chapter
b. Student Associations of the Chapter
2.8.2 Rules of conduct. Members, Members Emeritus, Associate c. Auxiliary Organizations of the Chapter
members and Affiliate members of the Chapter shall be bound by d. Affiliated Organizations of the Chapter
the California Business and Professions Code sections governing the
practice of architecture in this state. 2.9.2 Sections of the Chapter

2.8.3 Discipline. a. Formation A section of the Chapter may be established by


the Board with the approval of the Institute provided.
a. All members of the Chapter are subject to discipline for
infraction of the Rules of Conduct set forth in section 2.8.2 a-1. It shall contain not less than one hundred (100) Chapter
above. Members residing or working within a specialized area within
the Chapter territory.
b. Disciplinary action for Chapter members shall be
administered in accordance with institute Bylaws and a-2. It shall have the approval of two-thirds of the Chapter
procedures. Members residing or working within that specified area as
listed in the paid-up membership rolls current at the time of
c. Disciplinary action for Chapter Affiliates of any category shall application to establish such Section.
be administered by the Board in accordance with procedures
established herein and in the Chapter Rules of the Board. Action b. Bylaws. Sections of the Chapter shall be governed by the
shall be taken after hearing the parties concerned and shall be Chapter Bylaws and Rules of the Board but may adopt their own
limited to withdrawal of rights and privileges, censure, supplemental Bylaws as approved by the Board.
suspension or termination of Chapter membership.

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c. Policy Statements of the Section policy concerning d. Conditions. The general conditions of Chapter affiliation with
community interestpresented to a public or quasi-public official an organization shall be set forth in the Chapter Rules of the
r or agency shall be in concert with Chapter policies. If no such Board.
policy exists, prior approval of the Chapter Board must be
obtained. e. Interests, Rights and Privileges. Affiliated Organizations shall
e have no financial interests, rights or privileges in the Chapter,
d. Membership. Members of all categories of a Section of the nor the Chapter in them other than those specially agreed to by
Chapter shall retain membership in the Chapter with all the Board at the time of the affiliation.
interests, rights, privileges, and obligations thereto unaltered.
f. Restrictions. The Board shall not enter into any affiliation with

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
y 2.9.3. Student Associations of the Chapter an individual.
-
a. Formation. The Board may sponsor a Student Chapter of the ARTICLE 3 DUES AND ASSESSMENTS
e AIA in any school of architecture approved by the Board and
f within the Chapter territory. Such a Chapter shall be composed 3.0 DUES
of architectural students of the school and shall be titled in
accordance with the AIA’s Bylaws. 3.01 Annual Dues
f
f 2.9.4 Auxiliary Organization a. Architect, Intern, Associate or Allied members terminated for
- non payment of dues and applying for reinstatement in the
a. Formation. The Board for the extension of the Chapter same year must pay back all indebtedness to the Chapter in the
activities, may establish an Auxiliary Organization of the Chapter, year of termination before being readmitted.
such as the Women’s Architectural League, by the concurring
vote of two-thirds of the entire membership of the Board. b. Architect, Intern, Associate or Allied members terminated for
y The Organization shall function primarily within the Chapter non-payment of dues and applying for reinstatement in any year
s territory. Auxiliary Organizations may not obligate the Chapter following termination must pay a reinstatement fee, established
or its membership in any way whatsoever. by the Chapter Finance Committee, in addition to full payment
of current Chapter dues.
y b. Agreement. Establishment of such an Auxiliary Organization
shall be evidenced by a written agreement, duly executed, which c. Base dues for all AIA/LA Chapter members will automatically
shall set forth the interests, rights, privileges and obligations of be raised yearly by a percentage equal to the CPI applicable to
said Organization. the Los Angeles Area. The Board, by a majority vote, shall
have the discretion to increase, decrease or eliminate this dues
c. Rights, Privileges, and Obligations. The conditions under adjustment for the subsequent year only.
which an Auxiliary Organization of the Chapter shall operate and
the generic rights, privileges and obligations of such an d. The Board shall establish the annual Base and Supplemental
organization shall be as set forth in the Chapter Rules of Dues for all classes of individual membership for the following
the Board. calendar year.

2.9.5 Affiliated Organizations e. A quorum for the Board’s action in determining the annual
Base and Supplemental Dues shall be a majority of members of
a. Affiliations. The Board, for the promotion of Chapter the Board eligible to vote on dues and assessments, which num-
y purposes, may affiliated the Chapter with any local professional, ber shall include the Vice President Elect and two of the Board
civic, or construction organization operating within the territory members whose term of office continues into the following year.
of the Chapter which is not used or maintained for financial gain,
r price fixing, or political purposes. Affiliated organizations 3.02 Base Dues
n may not obligate the Chapter or its membership in any way
whatsoever. a. Members Base Dues shall be established by the board
annually
r b. Authorization of such affiliation shall be approved by the
s Board by two-thirds vote for the entire membership of the b. Members Emeritus. No dues shall be charged. A fee to cover
f Board. administration and mailing costs may be assessed by the Board

c. Establishment of such affiliation shall be evidenced by a c. Intern/Associate Members. Base Dues shall be established by
e written agreement, duly executed by the Board and the the Board annually.
n Affiliated Organization shall be as set forth in the Chapter Rules
of the Board. d. Allied Members. Base Dues shall be established by the Board
annually.

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3.03 Supplemental Dues d. Notice of intention to levy an assessment stating its


necessity, purposes, amount, date payable, and time allowed
a-1 Beginning in the second and in later calendar years of before default for nonpayment, as described in section 3.2
Chapter membership, every Member who is a proprietor, part- below, shall be mailed to every member who would be assessed
ner, owner or co-owner, manager, or director of a firm or prior to taking a vote for approval.
corporation using registered architects to perform services for
the public or who is a manager, managing partner or managing 3.2 PAYMENT OF DUES AND ASSESSMENTS
officer of a branch office of an architectural firm located within
the Chapter domain is jointly and severably liable for the pay- 3.2.1 Base and Supplemental Dues and all Chapter assessments
ment of Supplemental Dues annually in addition to Base Dues. shall be paid annually, and shall be due and payable upon receipt of
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

invoice.
a-2 A sole proprietor shall be obligated to pay Supplemental
Dues. “Sole Proprietor” is defined as an AIA Member who is self- 3.3.2 Base Dues for the remainder of the first calendar year of
employed and has no employees. Membership shall be prorated by the Board and shall become due
and payable when application for membership is made.
a-3 AIA Members employed in a non-AIA office providing
architectural services shall be considered as “Sole Proprietors” 3.3 WAIVER OF DUES AND ASSESSMENTS
and shall be obligated to pay Supplemental Dues.
The Board for what it deems adequate cause, may waive a financial
a-4 AIA Members employed in a governmental agency, or full- obligation to the Chapter of any member in whole or in part for the
time in an educational institution, or in an office or institution current year.
that does not provide architectural services, and who are not
engaged in practicing architecture, are exempt from 3.4 DEFAULT
Supplemental Dues to the extent that said Members do not
profit personally beyond their base salary as employees. 3.4.1 Condition of Default

b. Supplemental Dues need be paid only once for the firm, a. Any member who has not paid annual Base and
either by one person or divided among those so obligated. Supplemental Dues for any calendar year within sixty (60) days
after billing shall be in default.
c. Supplemental dues shall be based on the number of
Registered Architects in offices that are located in the AIA/LA 3.4.2 Notice of Default
Chapter area.
a. At each established due date, all members shall be notified of
d. In firms with more than one partner where one or more of their default, if any, and of the amount.
said partners are members of other Chapter, Supplemental b. The Institute and the Council shall be promptly notified
Dues payment for their Registered Architect employees shall be when any individual is found to be in default or has satisfied a
proportionally divided, e.g.: three partners are Members of default, and the amounts involved.
AIA/LA and one partner is a Member of another Chapter:
AIA/LA receives Supplemental Dues for 75% of the firm’s c. A member in default is not in good standing. By direction of
Registered Architect employees. the Board, the Chapter Secretary may publish in a publication of
the Chapter a list of those members in default or otherwise not
3.1 ASSESSMENTS in good standing by shall not state amounts owing.

3.1.1 Chapter Assessment. 3.4.3 Termination for Default

a. The Chapter may levy assessments against members of all a. Institute Notification. When assigned Members or Associate
classes at the discretion of the Board. Members are in default as of the 31st of August in any calendar
year, the Board may recommend to the Institute that their
b. A quorum to approve such an assessment shall consist of memberships be terminated provided they have been sent
one-fifth of the members in good standing present in person or written notice at least thirty (30) days prior to such warning of
represented by written proxy at a Chapter meeting. A 2/3 vote impending termination.
shall be required to approve any assessment.

c. In any calendar year, the approved assessment, shall not


exceed the current annual Base dues.

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ARTICLE 4 MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS Notice by mail shall be deemed to have been given at the time a
written notice is deposited in the United States mail, postage pre-
4.0 ANNUAL MEETING paid. Any other written notice shall be deemed to have been given
at the time it is personally delivered to the recipient or is delivered to
There shall be an annual meeting of the Chapter in the month of a common carrier for transmission, or actually transmitted by the
January at which the new officers and directors shall be installed and person giving the notice by electronic means, to the recipient. Oral
the annual report shall be given notice shall be deemed to have been given at the time it is commu-
nicated, in person or by telephone or wireless to the recipient or to a
4.1 ELECTION MEETING person at the office of the recipient who the person giving the
notice has reason to believe will promptly communicate it to the

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
A Chapter meeting shall be held in November at which the new offi- recipient.
cers and directors and Council delegates for the ensuing year shall
be elected in accordance with the provisions set for the herein. 4.4.3. A majority of the members of the Board eligible to vote con-
stitutes a quorum of the Board for the transaction of business. Every
4.2 CONVENTION DELEGATES MEETING act or decision done or made by a majority of the directors present
at a meeting duly held at which a quorum is present shall be regard-
A meeting shall be held at least four days before the start of the ed as the act or the board, unless a greater number be required by
annual institute convention for delegates to that convention. law or by the Articles. A meeting at which a quorum is initially pres-
ent may continue to transact business notwithstanding the with-
4.3 CHAPTER BOARD MEETINGS drawal of directors, if any action is approved by at least a majority of
the required quorum for such meeting.
4.3.1 Members of the Board may participate in a meeting through
use of conference telephone of similar communication equipment, 4.5 MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
so long as all members participating in such meeting can hear one
another. 4.5.1 Chapter meetings shall be held in accordance with the insti-
tute’s “Component Minimum Standards”.
4.3.2 Notice of meetings need not be given to any director who
signs a waiver of notice or a consent to holding the meeting or an 4.5.2 Special Meetings of the Membership.
approval of the minutes thereof, whether before or after the meet-
ing, or who attends the meeting without protesting, prior thereto or a. A quorum for action on business carried on at Special
at its commencement, the lace of notice to such director. All such Meetings shall be ten percent of the assigned Members present
waivers, consents and approvals shall be filed with the corporate or represented by written proxy. Decisions made at such meet-
records or made a part of the minutes of the meeting. ings shall be referred to the Board for appropriate
action. Voting shall be by voice vote as determined by the pre-
4.3.3 Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board may siding officer. If requested by one Member, a standing vote shall
be taken without a meeting if all members of the Bard shall individ- be ordered and taken or a roll call vote may be directed in either
ually or collectively consent in writing to such action. Such written of which case, the proxy vote shall be counted. A majority vote
consent of consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceed- shall govern.
ings of the Board. Such action by written consent shall have the
same force and effect as a unanimous vote of such directors. b. Meetings to consider only the special matters stated in the
notice of meeting may be called by the President of the board,
4.4 SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD and shall be called if petitioned by five percent of the assigned
members.
4.4.1 Special meeting of the Board for any purpose(s) may be called
at any time by the President, any Vice President, Secretary, or by any 4.5.3 Notice of Meetings
two directors.
a. Notice of the purpose, day, place and hour of required
4.4.2 Special meetings of the Board shall be held upon four day’s meetings, of any meeting concerning changes in the status of
written notice or forty-eight (48) hours given personally or by tele- Bylaws, assessments, Chapter property of Bylaws, assessments,
phone, telegraph, telex or other similar means of communication. Chapter property or Investment Fund; and of Special Meetings
Any such notice shall be addressed or delivered to each director at shall be mailed to the membership at least fourteen (14) days in
such director’s address as it is shown upon the records of the corpo- advance of such meeting, if by first class, registered or certified
ration by the director for purposes of notice or if such address is not mail and at least twenty (20) days if by any other class. In no
shown on such records or is not readily ascertainable, at the place in event shall notice be given more than ninety (90) days in
which the meetings of the directors are regularly held. advance.

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b. The Secretary of the Chapter shall prepare and sign an affi- b-2. The remainder to be elected at large from the Chapter.
davit that notice of the meeting has been properly given to all
persons who must be notified. c. The immediate past-president of the Chapter, for a period of
one year following said president’s term of office.
c. Persons at the close of business on the business day
preceding the day on which notice is given and who are 5.2 MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
entitled to vote at the meeting, are entitled to notice of the
meeting, subject to the power of the Board to fix a different 5.2.1 The Board shall consist of Chapter Officers, other Architect
record date. Directors, Intern/Associate Director(s) and Associate Members of the
Board.
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4.6 QUORUMS AND PROCEDURES AT MEETINGS


5.2.1.1 Public Director (s)
4.6.1 The quorums required to carry on business at Chapter meet- “The Public Directors(s) shall be non-architect(s) who are not in any
ings for the election of Chapter officers and directors, for action on membership category (except Honorary Membership) nor
proposed changes in the status of Bylaws, assessments, Chapter employed by the Institute or the Chapter. Public Director(s) of the
property or Investment Fund, shall be as set forth in these Bylaws. Chapter may not number more than two. The Public Director(s) shall
take part in the deliberations of the Board and vote.
4.6.2 Chapter business at any meeting, other than at those meetings
described in this section may be conducted at the discretion of the 5.2.1.1.1 Power to elect the Public Directors.
presiding officer and any decision shall be reported to the Board. The Board has the power to elect the Public Director(s).

4.6.3 The presiding officer at all Chapter meetings shall be the 5.2.1.1.2 Public Director(s) Term of Office. The Public Director(s) shall
President, Vice President-President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer or the serve a two-year term and shall be eligible to be re-elected for one
President’s designee, in that order. additional two-year term, per rules of the Board of Governing
Directors.
4.7 REPORT OF MEETINGS
5.2.1.1.3 Nomination of Public Director(s)
The Secretary shall cause to be prepared a written report of any Any member of the Chapter may make nominations for the office of
action at a meeting where a vote was taken and such report shall be Public Director(s). Nominations shall be made at the October Board
make available to the membership. The report shall contain the Meeting of the Chapter.
name of the person making any motion on which action was taken
as well as the name of the seconder of that motion. 5.2.1.1.4 Election of the Public Director(s)
The Public Director(s) shall be elected by a majority of the Board at
ARTICLE 5 OFFICERS, DIRECTORS the November Board Meeting following nominations, and shall take
AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD office on January 1st of the year following the election.

5.01 There shall be four Chapter officers who shall be Members in 5.2.2 Intern/Associate Directors(s) shall consist of elected represen-
good standing: tative(s) of those membership categories, Inter/Associate Directors
a. President together may not constitute more than two seats, or one-third of
b. Vice President-President Elect the number of Architect Directors, whichever number is greater, on
c. Secretary the Chapter Board. Election of the Intern/Associate Members(s) of
d. Treasurer the Board and their voting rights are outlined under 2.3.3.4 above.

5.1 DIRECTORS 5.2.3 Elected representative(s) of Auxiliary Organization(s) as


approved by the Board, shall be Associate Member(s) of the Board
5.1.1 The number of Architect Directors shall not exceed twelve, as with limited voting rights as indicated in the Rules of the Board.
specified in the Chapter’s Articles of Incorporation. Chapter Architect Such representative(s) shall reside and/or work within the territory
Directors shall consist of: of the Los Angeles Chapter.

a. Officers of the Chapter 5.2.4 If any Chapter Officer, Director, and/or Associate member of
the Board fails to attend three (3) Board Meetings without an excuse
b. Seven additional directors chosen as follows: deemed valid by the Board, then said member shall be removed by
vote of the Board and the President, with Board approval, shall
b-1. Not more than two Presidents of Chapter Sections elected appoint a successor to complete the unexpired term of office, with
by those Sections and , if more than two sections exist, by the priority given to the candidate for that office who had received the
combined vote of the members of all section. next highest number of votes.

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5.3 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 5.5.1.1 The succession to the presidency shall be Vice President,
Secretary, and Treasurer, in that order.
f The Executive Committee, whose responsibilities and authority shall
be determined by the Board, shall be composed of the President, the 5.5.1.2 The President shall first be succeeded by the Vice President
Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and one other Director, whose office shall than remain vacant until the end of the year. After
who shall be chosen by the Board by secret ballot. A tie vote in this completing the unexpired term, the President Elect shall continue as
secret ballot shall be broken by the President. President for the year for which he or she was duly elected.

e 5.4 TERMS OF OFFICE 5.5.2 Office of Vice President

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
5.4.1 The President’s term is for one year. The President may serve 5.5.2.1 If the vacancy occurs after the annual election, a Special
only one term. The immediate past-president shall not be eligible for Election of the membership shall be held within forty-five days (45)
election to the Board. to elect a new Vice President who shall serve in that office until the
next regular election. This person shall be eligible to stand for the
e 5.4.2 The Vice President shall serve for one year ascending automat- office of Vice President at this next regular election.
l ically to the Office of President.
5.5.3 Other Vacancies
5.4.2.1 The Secretary, whose term shall be for two years, may run for
a second two-year term upon completion of his/her first term. The 5.5.3.1 Vacancies in the offices of Secretary, Treasurer and Director,
Secretary will be limited to only two consecutive terms beyond except in the directorship of the Chapter Section Presidents, shall be
which, the immediate past Secretary shall be eligible only for the filled within one month by interim appointment for the remainder
l office of Vice President. of the term by affirmative vote of all remaining members of the
e Board. If a vacancy occurs in the first year of a two-year term and
5.4.2.2 The Treasurer, whose term shall be for two years, shall serve there is sufficient time to permit the Chapter to elect a successor to
only one full term; however, after filing out an unexpired term, the complete the term, the vacancy shall be filled in the manner;
Treasurer may serve a full term. The immediate past Treasurer shall otherwise, the interim appointment shall prevail for the balance of
be eligible only for the office of Secretary of Vice President. the vacated term.

d 5.4.2.3 The Secretary’s and Treasurer’s term shall not be co-terminal 5.5.3.2 A vacancy in the office of a Chapter Section President who is
serving as a Director shall be filled within one month by election by
5.4.2.4 The Secretary and/or the Treasurer may not run for higher the Section or Sections, as described in section 5.1 of these Bylaws.
office without completing his/her current term of office.
t 5.5.3.3 Vacancies in the office(s) of Associate Member(s) of the Board
5.4.3 Directors shall be filled by election in their respective membership group.

5.4.3.1 The terms of Directors elected at large from the Chapter shall 5.5.4 Any officer or Director may be recalled by the membership
- be for two years, arranged so that the terms of not more than three upon petition of fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the assigned
s Directors expire in any one year. members casting ballots at the election of said Officer or Director.
f Upon receipt by the Board of said recall petition, a recall election
n 5.4.3.2 Directors elected at large shall serve only one full term; shall be held within 45 days and shall be conducted according to the
f however after filing out an unexpired term, Directors may serve a full Rules of the Board then in force.
term. An immediate past Director elected at large shall be eligible to
serve as a Chapter Officer.
5.6 NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
5.4.3.3 A Director may not run for higher office without completing
his/her current term of office. 5.6.1 During the third and fourth weeks of July of each calendar
y year, the Nominations Committee, appointed by the President with
5.4.4 Associate Members of the Board. The terms of Associate the approval of the Board, shall nominate, solicit and/or receive
Members shall be for one year each. nominations for available Chapter officer and/or director positions
f and CCAIA director-delegate positions. These nominations shall be
e 5.5 SUCCESSION AND RECALL compiled into a list and shall be e-mailed (or mailed) to all Chapter
y Members. After said date of e-mailing (or mailing), all Chapter
l In case of vacancy of office by death, disability, or other cause of any Members shall have three weeks in which to nominate additional
h Chapter Office or Director, such vacancy shall be filled as follows: candidates as per the Rules of the Board then in force and
e announced in said e-mailing (or mailing). At the end of said three
5.5.1 Office of President week period, nominations shall be closed and the names so
nominated shall, after accreditation by the Secretary, be placed upon
the ballot. The ballot shall be e-mailed (or mailed) to all assigned

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Chapter members, listing all nominees and stating all voting 5.8.3 The Secretary
procedures, at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the November
election Meeting. 5.8.3.1 The Secretary, as an administrative officer, shall be recording
and corresponding Secretary of meetings of the Chapter and of
5.7 ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS the Board, except as noted in 5.9.3.2. The Secretary shall safeguard
and keep in good order all property of the Chapter, except that
5.7.1 Election of Officers and Directors shall take place at the assigned to the Treasurer. The Secretary shall issue all notices, keep
November meeting by secret ballot. If there is only one nominee for membership rolls, supervise the Chapter office and employees, sign
any office of Officer or Director, the President shall declare the all instruments and matters which require Chapter approval except
nominee elected by acclamation. as otherwise provided in these Bylaws, keep the Chapter seal and
affix it on such instruments as required, prepare the reports of the
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

5.7.2 A quorum for the election of Officers and directors shall con- Board and chapter in collaboration with the President and perform
sist of not less than one-tenth of the assigned Chapter Members in all other normal or assigned duties of the office.
good standing present in person or represented by written proxy. A
plurality vote shall govern. 5.8.3.2 Delegation. The Secretary, with the approval of the Board,
may delegate to a Chapter employee the actual performance of any
5.7.3 Tie vote for President of Vice President. Should two or more or all of the Secretary’s duties as recording or corresponding
candidates for the office of President or Vice President receive the Secretary, but not the responsibility for Chapter property, the
same number of votes, another secret ballot shall be taken listing affixing of its seal, or attestation, certification, or signing of
only the names of those candidates. This ballot shall be sent to the documents requiring the Secretary’s signature.
Members by first class, registered or certified mail not less than
fourteen (14) days before the December meeting, which shall be 5.8.4 The Treasurer
called specifically for this purpose. The same voting and quorum
provisions as stated above shall prevail. Should the tie vote not be 5.8.4.1 The Treasurer, as an administrative officer, shall have charge
broken by this procedure, a secret ballot shall be taken among the of and supervise financial affairs, records and books, except as noted
current members of the Board. A plurality vote shall govern with a in 5.8.4.3. The Treasurer shall prepare the budget, collect funds
minimum of nine (9) votes, excluding the President’s vote, required payable to the Chapter, have custody of funds, and make all
for a quorum. If a tie still persists, the current President shall break disbursements, having the custody of securities, instruments and
the tie. papers involving finances and shall make appropriate reports to the
Chapter concerning them. The Treasurer shall perform all the other
5.7.4 Tie vote for other Officers of Directors. Should two or more can- normal or assigned duties of that office.
didates for the office of Secretary, Treasurer or Director at large
receive the same number of votes, the tie vote(s) shall be broken by 5.8.4.2 Signature. The Treasurer shall sign all Chapter checks or
a secret ballot taken from among the current members of the Board other financial instruments that require the Treasurer’s signature
as described above. except those specifically expected under 8.9.2 herein.

5.7.5 Associate Members(s) of the Board shall be elected in 5.8.4.3 Delegation. The Treasurer, with the approval of the Board
November by their respective membership group. may name a Chapter employee the Assistant Treasurer to whom the
actual performance of any or all the Treasurer’s routine duties may
5.8 DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS be delegated but not the responsibility for the custody of securities,
instruments or papers involving finances or the signing of
5.8.1 The President instruments requiring the Treasurer’s signature.

5.8.1.1 The President, as administrative head of the Chapter, shall 5.8.4.4 Liability. The Treasure shall not be personally liable for loss of
exercise general supervision of its affairs; preside at its meetings and money or funds of the Chapter, or for any decreases in its capital,
the meetings of the Board, sign all contracts and agreements of this surplus, income, reserve fund or account resulting from any of the
Chapter other than those specifically exempted therein, and per- acts performed in good faith.
form such other duties of office as may be required by the Bylaws or
by direction of the Board. 5.9 DUTIES OF THE BOARD

5.8.1.2 The President may not obligate or commit the Chapter to any The Board shall meet once every calendar month, except that no
specific course of action unless the obligation or commitment has more than two such meetings may be waived by its vote. The Board
been specifically authorized by the Board. shall by Rule fix the time and place of the monthly meeting. If called
by the President or by a majority vote of all its members, the Board
5.8.2 The Vice President shall hold a special meeting, after giving four (4) day’s notice by first
In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall class mail or forty-eight (48) hour’s notice by telephone, telegraph or
act in the President’s place, and shall otherwise perform such duties delivery.
as may be assigned by the Board.

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5.10 DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 5.13.3 Updating. The Secretary shall keep current the Ruled of the
Board and shall make any changes necessary therein, according to
g 5.10.1 The administrative office of the Chapter shall be in the charge directives from the Board, to eliminate any inconsistencies.
f of an Executive Director who shall be employed by the Board and
d shall report to the President. 5.14 ANNUAL REPORT
t
p 5.10.2 The Executive Director shall be responsible for the 5.14.1 The President shall render an annual report on the condition,
n management of the administration of the Chapter office subject to interests, activities and accomplishments of the Chapter during the
t the direction and control of the Board and shall report to the year making recommendations with respect thereto. This report
d President. shall include reference to all changes in the Bylaws or Chapter Rules
e of the Board during the year.

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m 5.10.3 The Executive Director shall carry out the general policies and
directives of the Board. 5.14.2 The annual report shall also include the following financial
information in appropriate detail, and each Member shall be
, 5.11 DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY notified each year of said Member’s right to receive a copy of this
y information.
g Neither Board not any Chapter Officer or Director shall delegate any
e authority, rights, or powers conferred by statuteto these Bylaws 5.14.2.1 The Chapter’s asset and liabilities, including trust funds, as
f unless such delegation is specifically prescribed or permitted of the end of the fiscal year.
herein.
5.14.2.2 The principle changes in assets and liabilities, including any
5.12 QUORUM, VOTING AND DECISIONS OF THE BOARD trust funds during the fiscal year.

e 5.12.1 Quorum. A majority of members of the Board eligible to vote 5.14.2.3 The Chapter’s revenues or receipts for the fiscal year,
d on any matter shall constitute a quorum for any meeting of the whether restricted or unrestricted as to their purposes.
s Board. Directors may vote on any matters coming before the Board.
l 5.14.2.4 The expenses or disbursements of the Chapter to both
d 5.12.2 Minutes. The Board shall maintain a written record of its general and restricted purposes during the fiscal year.
e proceedings.
r 5.14.3 Each year the membership shall be notified of any
5.12.3. Voting. Any action of the Board shall be by majority vote of transaction in which one of the following parties was indemnified or
those present unless these Bylaws require otherwise. The vote of a advanced more than $10,000 or any transaction of more than
r Member of the Board shall be entered in the minutes at said $40,000 involving the following: The California Council, the Institute,
e member’s request and whenever a roll call vote is taken. or any Director or Officer of the Chapter, The California Council or
Institute. If no such transactions took place during the preceding
5.12.4 Intern/Associate members of the Board may vote on all year, no notifications need be made.
d matters coming before the Board except those excluded under
e sections 2.3, 2.4 and 2.6 of these Bylaws. Intern/Associate Members 5.15 BOARD POLICIES
y of the Board shall not attend any executive session of the Board.
, 5.15.1 Definitions of Policies. The Board may issue general
f 5.12.5 Chapter members of all categories may attend any regular statements that concern architects and architecture and a
meeting of the Board and may participate in its deliberations with relationship with entities outside the AIA. They are to be effective
approval from the Chair, but may not vote. until rescinded, “sunsetted”, or changed.
f
, 5.13 CHAPTER RULES OF THE BOARD 5.15.2 Positions. The Board or its authorized representatives may
e make statements concerned with specific matters. These may be
5.13.1 Purpose. The Board shall adopt and keep current and avail- pertinent for only a short time. Positions shall not contravene Board
able a book called “Chapter Rules of the Board.” This document shall Policies.
contain rules and regulations which supplement these Bylaws and
which appear necessary or desirable to govern the affairs and 5.16 INDEMNIFICATION
o business of the Chapter.
d 5.16.1 To the full extent permitted by law, the Chapter shall indem-
d 5.13.2 Revision. The Rules of the board shall be revised, i.e. by nify directors, officers, employees, and commission and committee
d addition, deletion or amendment, by a two-thirds vote of the Board. members against reasonable expenses incurred when such person
t A Rule of the Board shall not be changed more than once during a is or was a party or threatened to be made a party to any action, suit
r calendar year. The Rules of the Board shall remain in full force from or proceeding by reason that he or she is or was a director, officer,
year to year until rescinded by the Board. employee, or commission or committee member of the Chapter.

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5.16.2 Indemnification under this section shall be available with 6.1 DELEGATES TO INSTITUTE CONVENTION A
respect to any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal,
administrative, or investigative. 6.1.1 Chapter Architect Members and Intern and Associate 8
members in good standing may volunteer to be delegates to
ARTICLE 6 DELEGATES the annual Institute Convention, provided they meet institute T
requirements for that position.
6.0 DIRECTORS OF CALIFORNIA COUNCIL 8
6.1.1.1 Only those Architect Members and/or Intern/Associate
Each year the Chapter members shall elect Directors and Alternate members who have indicated their willingness to attend the T
Directors to serve on the Board of the Council. Council Directors shall Convention, its business sessions, and such Convention-related C
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

be the Delegates of Chapter members to the Council. Council meetings as may be called by the Board or the California Council are
Directors and Alternate Directors shall be members of the Institute eligible. 8
in good standing.
6.1.1.2 Intern/Associate members delegates together may not 8
6.01 Terms of Office comprise more than 33% of the number of delegates apportioned t
to the Chapter by the Institute, unless otherwise directed by the B
6.01.1 Directors shall serve for a term of two years. Directors whose Institute.
terms have expired or are about to expire are eligible to stand for 8
election for another two year term in that year or any other year, 6.1.2 Not less than forty-five days prior to the annual Institute s
unless such term is automatically extended by virtue of election as a Convention, the Chapter shall send notice, by mail to the m
Chapter or Council Officer. membership, that volunteers are needed to serve as Chapter t
delegates to the Convention. The notice shall contain all information
6.01.2 Alternate Directors shall serve for a term of one year. pertinent to the requirements of such service. 8
s
6.02 Election 6.1.3 In the event that no eligible Chapter member can attend the i
Convention as a delegate, then the President shall appoint a proxy to c
6.02.1 Directors of the California Council shall be the Chapter cast the Chapter’s vote in accordance with Institute Bylaws.
President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. 8
ARTICLE 7 COMMITTEES
6.02.2 The remaining Council Director positions shall be elected as 8
described by these Bylaws for Chapter Officers and Directors. 7.0 AUTHORIZATION p
u
6.02.3 The Chapter Board member elected by the Board to serve The Board may authorize one or more committees to function in any p
at-large on the Chapter Executive Committee shall also serve as First field or activity within the powers of the Chapter and purposes of m
Alternate Council Director. the institute. Each committee shall be of the size and composition, t
have the powers and duties, and perform the services prescribed by d
6.02.4 The immediate Past President of the Chapter shall serve as the Board, but none of them shall be delegated the authority of the i
Second Alternate Council Director. Board itself. A
o
6.02.5 Any remaining positions for Alternate Council Director shall 7.1 DESIGNATION-STRUCTURE
be elected by the Chapter Executive Committee. 8
7.1.1 Committees shall be designated as Basic committees, Standing p
6.02.6 In the event that a Council Director is elected as a Council Committees, or Special (Task Force) Committees dealing with sub- u
Officer during or at the commencement of his/her term of office as jects not already covered by the other committees as determined by
Council Director, said Council Director’s position shall be filled by the President. Such committees shall be dissolved upon completion 8
one of the Alternate Council Directors in order of precedence. of their assignment as determined by the President. r
t
6.03 Council Directors shall be obliged to attend all of the Chapter 7.5 FUNCTION w
Board meetings and all pre-Council Board Meeting Caucuses sched- i
uled by the Chapter as well as all Council Board Meetings. Failure to The work of all committees shall be coordinated by an assigned t
attend fifty percent (50%) of the scheduled Chapter Board Meetings member or members of the Board and may be assisted by assigned
shall result in removal as Council Director, at the discretion of the staff personnel as directed by the Board. Every committee may call 8
Chapter Board, and the position shall be filled by one of the and holding meetings and meet with other organizations or their o
Alternate Directors in order of precedence. representatives but no committee or any chairperson or member s
thereof shall obligate the Chapter financially or otherwise without d
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ARTICLE 8 ADMINISTRATION 8.3.4.1 A quorum for such action shall consist of not less than
one-fifth of the assigned Members in good standing present in
8.0 AUTHORITY person or represented by written proxy at the meeting where this
business is to be conducted. A two-thirds vote shall govern.
The affairs of the Chapter shall be governed by the Board.
8.3.5 No property shall be acquired or disposed of by purchase sale,
8.1 OFFICE or lease, involving amounts in excess of one-fifth of the approved
annual budget without a resolution of the Chapter at one meeting
The principal administrative office of the Chapter shall be within the to take such action at a stated subsequent meeting and at that
Chapter boundaries, in the County of Los Angeles, State of California. meeting, an affirmative vote of the Chapter. A quorum for such

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
action is defined immediately above.
8.2 PERSONNEL
8.3.6 Approval for acquisition and/or disposal of any Chapter asset
8.2.1 The general administration of the Chapter affairs shall under or property valued or less than one-fifth of the approved annual
the direction of an Executive Director who shall be appointed by the budget shall be by vote of two-thirds of the Board.
Board and directed by and shall report to the President of the Board.
8.3.7 The privilege to use the seal, insignia, name and other
8.2.2 The Board may employee intangible property of the Chapter in any manner is a revocable
such other administrative professional, and technical personnel as it right granted only by the Board.
may deem necessary. Such personnel shall report, administratively,
to the Executive Director. 8.4 FISCAL YEAR

8.2.3 Employed personnel shall have their duties and tenure, The Chapter fiscal year shall be the calendar year.
salaries, and compensation fixed, and reimbursement for expenses
incidental to their responsibilities approved by the Board. No 8.5 BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS
contract shall be made for tenure in excess of three years.
8.5.1 In November of each year the Board shall adopt an annual
8.3 PROPERTY balanced budget for the following year showing the anticipated
income and expenditures for that year and authorizing the
8.3.1 All title to and interest in the assets and real and personal necessary appropriations.
property of the Chapter are vested and shall remain in the Chapter
until it is dissolved and its affairs terminated. In such event, its 8.5.2 The Board may adjust expenditures and appropriations within
property shall be deemed to such corporations or organizations as the aggregate total fixed in the budget, or as may become necessary
may then be deemed by the Board best able to carry on the work of to maintain a balanced budget.
the Institute and the objects and purposes of this corporations as
described in paragraph “Second” of the Article of Incorporation and 8.6 CONTRACTS
in accordance with the provisions of paragraph “Seventh” of said
Articles. In no event shall any distribution be made to any member Every contract in excess of an amount as defined in the Rules of the
of the Board or to Members, affiliates, or employees of the Chapter. Board shall be evidenced by a duly executed written agreement
upon authority as stipulated in the Rules of the Board.
8.3.2 In furtherance of carrying on its affairs and exercising its
powers, the Chapter may take and acquire real property for its own 8.7 AUDITS
use by shall execute any chattel mortgage.
At the close of each Chapter Treasurer’s term of office, the
8.3.3 Only the Board shall have any right or authority to solicit, Chapter books shall be audited by a certified public accountant, In
receive, take or accept any gift, bequest, or device for or on behalf of intervening years, the Chapter books shall be reviewed by a CPA.
their Chapter, and it shall not accept any gifts, bequest, or device if it A copy of each audit and/or review shall be reviewed by the Finance
will not promote the objects and purposes of the Chapter or if it and Committee and provided to each Board Member.
its administration will place an undue financial or other burden on
the Chapter. 8.8 GENERAL FUND DISBURSEMENTS

8.3.4 No assets or property of the Chapter valued in excess of 8.8.1 All money received as Chapter dues, assessments or
one-fifth of the approved annual budget shall be acquired, leased, contributions and those which do not fall under the classification of
sold, mortgaged or hypothecated; except in the event of Chapter Special or Investment Funds, as later described, shall be deposited by
dissolution or for the purpose of exchange for asset or property of the Treasurer to the General Fund in a commercial account in one or
like value, without a prior affirmative vote of the Chapter. more banks designated by the Board.

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8.8.2 Every disbursement of money from the General Fund shall be 8.11 MEMBER’S INTEREST 9
made by check of the Chapter signed by any two of the following:
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or the Executive 8.11.1 An unencumbered balance of income at the close of a fiscal N
Director; however, whenever possible, one of the signatures shall year shall not be distribute as profits, dividends or otherwise. t
always be that of the Treasurer. All bills shall be paid by such check t
except that small office bills may be paid in cash from a petty cash 8.11.2 If a membership of any class is terminated for any reason, or w
fund not to exceed two hundred dollars controlled by the Executive this Corporation is dissolved, then in either event no Member nor e
Director. Such cash payments shall be duly recorded in accordance any of said Member’s heirs or assigns shall have title to interest in, or d
with accepted accounting procedures and shall be available to right to use any property of this Chapter, or any right or privilege b
review upon request. granted by its or its officers by reason of such membership. o
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

8.9 SPECIAL FUNDS 8.12 CHAPTER’S FINANCIAL RECORDS 9

8.9.1 The Board, by vote of two-thirds of its Members, may establish 8.12.1 Chapter books shall be kept so that the General Fund 9
Special Funds from the General Fund or from other sources as account, Special Fund account(s) and the Investment Fund account d
appear to be in the Chapter’s interests. are separately kept accounts. p

8.9.2 Such Special Funds shall be deposited in a commercial bank or 8.12.2 All deposits with withdrawals shall be entered in the Chapter 9
a savings institution and shall not exceed the amount fully insured books and at least quarterly the Treasurer shall balance all accounts B
by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the and reconcile them with the statement from the bank(s). a
Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corp. (FSLIC), respectively or its p
successor(s), receptively. They may be kept separate from, or 8.12.3 Membership Ledger. Chapter books shall include a
assigned to other Chapter funds deposited in such bank or membership ledger listing all individuals in the several classes of 9
institution but shall be recorded separately. membership and showing the status of their accounts of Chapter
dues and the amount and allocation of payments made by them. E
8.10 INVESTMENT FUND Such ledger findings shall be recorded monthly to show the number M
of each class of membership in good standing, in default, under C
8.10.1 The investment fund shall consist of, but not be limited to recommended suspension or termination by the Chapter or the a
Invested Funds, interest or dividends from invested funds, proceeds Council, under suspension by the Chapter or Council or Institute, if l
from the sale of securities, gifts to the fund, bequests, and money terminated, the date thereof.
which has been designated by the Board for transfer from
the General or Special Funds. The Investment Fund shall be 8.12.4 Audit. As early as possible each year after completion of the
administered by the Board. annual audit or review for the prior year, the membership shall be
informed of its basic items and total sums together with the
8.10.2 All dividends and interest on securities together with all corresponding information in the current budget.
proceeds from the sale of securities shall be deposited as received in
a savings institution and shall not exceed the amount fully insured ARTICLE 9 GENERAL PROVISIONS
by the FDIC, FSLIC, respectively, or its successor(s), respectively.
When said account contains an amount considered by the Board for 9.0 PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
investment promising a better return, its major part may be
invested. 9.01 The rules contained in “Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised” shall
supplement both these Bylaws and the Chapter Rules of the Board
8.10.3 The Treasurer shall cause all Chapters securities and/or other and shall govern in all applicable cases which are not inconsistent or
investment documents to be kept in a safe deposit box or by the in conflict therewith.
safe-keeping department of an investment institution, in which case
the Treasurer shall obtain from said institution at least one annual 9.02 The Board shall choose from its own members a
statement listing the Chapter securities held by it. ‘Parliamentarian’ and ‘Sergeant-at Arms’ to act in those capacities at
all Board Meetings.
8.10.4 Investment funds may be withdrawn, securities, and other
investments sold and the sums thus or otherwise obtained shall be
invested or re-invested by affirmative vote of two-thirds vote of the
Board after consultation with the Finance Committee and recording
the written recommendation of this committee with regard to the
proposed transaction.

8.10.5 Investment shall be limited to those appropriate for a pru-


dent person.

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9.1 ENDORSEMENTS ARTICLE 10 AMENDMENTS

Neither the Chapter, any or its Auxiliary Organizations, or its Sections, 10.0 INITIATION
the Board, Officers, Directors, Committee members or employees in
their capacities shall approve, sponsor, endorse, recommend, Amendments to these Bylaws may be initiated by recommendation
warrant or vouch for either directly or indirectly, any business of the Board or by written petition of not less than five percent of the
enterprise operated for profit or any material, facility, product or assigned Members in good standing.
device made, sold, or used in or for the construction or erection of
buildings, or any method or manner of building, using distributing 10.1 SUBSTANTIVE AMENDMENT BY THE MEMBERSHIP
or dealing in such.

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
After due notice in accordance with provisions stated in Article 4,
9.2 PUBLICATIONS AND NOTICES herein, these Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the
Chapter. A quorum at that meeting to take such action shall consist
9.2.1 The Chapter may prepare, edit, print sell or otherwise of not less than one-fifth of the assigned Members in good standing
distribute any document, book, data, information or other literature present or represented by written proxy. A two-thirds majority vote
promoting its object. shall govern.

9.2.2 Chapter notices required to be issued by law or by these 10.2 TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS BY THE BOARD
Bylaws which are printed in an official bulletin or communication
and mailed to the members of all classes shall be considered as 10.2.1 The Board, by affirmative vote of two-thirds, may amend
properly given and served. any provision of these Bylaws to eliminate inconsistencies with
amendments made by the Chapter or any other inconsistency.
9.3 AVAILABILITY OF RECORDS
10.2.2 The Board may direct the Secretary or the Executive Director
Except to confidential files pertaining to individual Chapter to rearrange, retitle, or renumber the various Articles and Sections of
Members as provided herein or as determined by the Board, all these Bylaws as may appear necessary because of such amendment,
Chapter records and correspondence shall be open to inspection by ease of reference or for clarification.
any Chapter Member or Associate at the Chapter office during regu-
lar business hours. 10.3 APPROVAL BY THE INSTITUTE

10.3.1 After Chapter adoption, amendments to these Bylaws shall


be forwarded promptly by the Secretary to the Institute, the Council
and to Chapter Sections.

10.3.2 Amendments to these Bylaws shall not become effective


until approved by the Institute, and for Council matters, by the
Council.

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Preamble CANON II
Members of The American Institute of Architects are dedicated to the highest stan-
dards of professionalism, integrity, and competence. This Code of Ethics and Obligations to the Public
Professional Conduct states guidelines for the conduct of Members in fulfilling those Members should embrace the spirit and letter of the law governing their professional
obligations. The Code is arranged in three tiers of statements: Canons, Ethical affairs and should promote and serve the public interest in their personal and profes-
Standards, and Rules of Conduct: sional activities.
• Canons are broad principles of conduct.
• Ethical Standards (E.S.) are more specific goals toward which E.S. 2.1 Conduct:
Members should aspire in professional performance and behavior. Members should uphold the law in the conduct of their professional activities.
• Rules of Conduct (Rule) are mandatory; violation of a Rule is
grounds for disciplinary action by the Institute. Rules of Conduct, in some Rule 2.101
instances, implement more than one Canon or Ethical Standard. Members shall not, in the conduct of their professional practice, knowingly violate the
law.
The Code applies to the professional activities of all classes of Members, wherever they
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

occur. It addresses responsibilities to the public, which the profession serves and Commentary: The violation of any law, local, state or federal, occurring in the conduct of a
enriches; to the clients and users of architecture and in the building industries, who Member’s professional practice, is made the basis for discipline by this rule. This includes the
help to shape the built environment; and to the art and science of architecture, that federal Copyright Act, which prohibits copying architectural works without the permission
continuum of knowledge and creation which is the heritage and legacy of the profes- of the copyright owner: Allegations of violations of this rule must be based on an independ-
sion. ent finding of a violation of the law by a court of competent jurisdiction or an administra-
tive or regulatory body.
Commentary is provided for some of the Rules of Conduct. That commentary is meant
to clarify or elaborate the intent of the rule. The commentary is not part of the Code. Rule 2.102
Enforcement will be determined by application of the Rules of Conduct alone; the Members shall neither offer nor make any payment or gift to a public official with the
commentary will assist those seeking to conform their conduct to the Code and those intent of influencing the official’s judgment in connection with an existing or prospec-
charged with its enforcement. tive project in which the Members are interested.

Statement in Compliance With Antitrust Law Commentary: This rule does not prohibit campaign contributions made in conformity with
The following practices are not, in themselves, unethical, unprofessional, or contrary to applicable campaign financing laws.
any policy of The American Institute of Architects or any of its components:
(1) submitting, at any time, competitive bids or price quotations, including in Rule 2.103
circumstances where price is the sole or principal consideration in the Members serving in a public capacity shall not accept payments or gifts which are
selection of an architect; intended to influence their judgment.
(2) providing discounts; or
(3) providing free services. Rule 2.104
Members shall not engage in conduct involving fraud or wanton disregard of the
Individual architects or architecture firms, acting alone and not on behalf of the rights of others.
Institute or any of its components, are free to decide for themselves whether or not to
engage in any of these practices. Antitrust law permits the Institute, its components, or Commentary: This rule addresses serious misconduct whether or not related to a Member’s
Members to advocate legislative or other government policies or actions relating to professional practice. When an alleged violation of this rule is based on a violation of a law,
these practices. Finally, architects should continue to consult with state laws or regula- or of fraud, then its proof must be based on an independent finding of a violation of the
tions governing the practice of architecture. law or a finding of fraud by a court of competent jurisdiction or an administrative or regu-
latory body.

CANON I Rule 2.105


If, in the course of their work on a project, the Members become aware of a decision
General Obligations taken by their employer or client which violates any law or regulation and which will,
Members should maintain and advance their knowledge of the art and science of in the Members’ judgment, materially affect adversely the safety to the public of the
architecture, respect the body of architectural accomplishment, contribute to its finished project, the Members shall:
growth, thoughtfully consider the social and environmental impact of their profession- (a) advise their employer or client against the decision,
al activities, and exercise learned and uncompromised professional judgment. (b) refuse to consent to the decision, and
(c) report the decision to the local building inspector or other public official
E.S. 1.1 Knowledge and Skill: charged with the enforcement of the applicable laws and regulations,
Members should strive to improve their professional knowledge and skill. unless the Members are able to cause the matter to be satisfactorily
resolved by other means.
Rule 1.101
In practicing architecture, Members shall demonstrate a consistent pattern of reason- Commentary: This rule extends only to violations of the building laws that threaten the
able care and competence, and shall apply the technical knowledge and skill which is public safety. The obligation under this rule applies only to the safety of the finished project,
ordinarily applied by architects of good standing practicing in the same locality. an obligation coextensive with the usual undertaking of an architect.

Commentary: By requiring a “consistent pattern” of adherence to the common law Rule 2.106
standard of competence, this rule allows for discipline of a Member who more than Members shall not counsel or assist a client in conduct that the architect knows, or rea-
infrequently does not achieve that standard. Isolated instances of minor lapses would sonably should know, is fraudulent or illegal.
not provide the basis for discipline.
E.S. 2.2 Public Interest Services:
E.S. 1.2 Standards of Excellence: Members should render public interest professional services and encourage their
Members should continually seek to raise the standards of aesthetic excellence, archi- employees to render such services.
tectural education, research, training, and practice.
E.S. 2.3 Civic Responsibility:
E.S. 1.3 Natural and Cultural Heritage: Members should be involved in civic activities as citizens and professionals, and should
Members should respect and help conserve their natural and cultural heritage while strive to improve public appreciation and understanding of architecture and the func-
striving to improve the environment and the quality of life within it. tions and responsibilities of architects.

E.S. 1.4 Human Rights: Rule 2.301


Members should uphold human rights in all their professional endeavors. Members making public statements on architectural issues shall disclose when they
are being compensated for making such statements or when they have an economic
Rule 1.401 interest in the issue.
Members shall not discriminate in their professional activities on the basis of race, reli-
gion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

E.S. 1.5 Allied Arts & Industries:


Members should promote allied arts and contribute to the knowledge and capability
of the building industries as a whole.

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CANON III CANON IV


Obligations to the Client Obligations to the Profession
Members should serve their clients competently and in a professional manner, and Members should uphold the integrity and dignity of the profession.
should exercise unprejudiced and unbiased judgment when performing all profession-
al services. E.S. 4.1 Honesty and Fairness:
Members should pursue their professional activities with honesty and fairness.
E.S. 3.1 Competence:
Members should serve their clients in a timely and competent manner. Rule 4.101
Members having substantial information which leads to a reasonable belief that anoth-
Rule 3.101 er Member has committed a violation of this Code which raises a serious question as to
In performing professional services, Members shall take into account applicable laws that Member’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a Member, shall file a complaint
and regulations. Members may rely on the advice of other qualified persons as to the with the National Ethics Council.
intent and meaning of such regulations.

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
Commentary: Often, only an architect can recognize that the behavior of another architect
Rule 3.102 poses a serious question as to that other’s professional integrity. In those circumstances, the
Members shall undertake to perform professional services only when they, together duty to the professional’s calling requires that a complaint be filed. In most jurisdictions, a
with those whom they may engage as consultants, are qualified by education, training, complaint that invokes professional standards is protected from a libel or slander action if
or experience in the specific technical areas involved. the complaint was made in good faith. If in doubt, a Member should seek counsel before
reporting on another under this rule.
Commentary: This rule is meant to ensure that Members not undertake projects that are
beyond their professional capacity. Members venturing into areas that require expertise Rule 4.102
they do not possess may obtain that expertise by additional education, training, or through Members shall not sign or seal drawings, specifications, reports, or other professional
the retention of consultants with the necessary expertise. work for which they do not have responsible control.

Rule 3.103 Commentary: Responsible control means the degree of knowledge and supervision ordi-
Members shall not materially alter the scope or objectives of a project without the narily required by the professional standard of care. With respect to the work of licensed
client’s consent. consultants, Members may sign or seal such work if they have reviewed it, coordinated its
preparation, or intend to be responsible for its adequacy.
E.S. 3.2 Conflict of Interest:
Members should avoid conflicts of interest in their professional practices and fully dis- Rule 4.103
close all unavoidable conflicts as they arise. Members speaking in their professional capacity shall not knowingly make false state-
ments of material fact.
Rule 3.201
A Member shall not render professional services if the Member’s professional judg- Commentary: This rule applies to statements in all professional contexts, including applica-
ment could be affected by responsibilities to another project or person, or by the tions for licensure and AIA membership.
Member’s own interests, unless all those who rely on the Member’s judgment consent
after full disclosure. E.S. 4.2 Dignity and Integrity:
Members should strive, through their actions, to promote the dignity and integrity of
Commentary: This rule is intended to embrace the full range of situations that may present the profession, and to ensure that their representatives and employees conform their
a Member with a conflict between his interests or responsibilities and the interest of others. conduct to this Code.
Those who are entitled to disclosure may include a client, owner, employer, contractor, or
others who rely on or are affected by the Member’s professional decisions. A Member who Rule 4.201
cannot appropriately communicate about a conflict directly with an affected person must Members shall not make misleading, deceptive, or false statements or claims about
take steps to ensure that disclosure is made by other means. their professional qualifications, experience, or performance and shall accurately state
the scope and nature of their responsibilities in connection with work for which they
Rule 3.202 are claiming credit.
When acting by agreement of the parties as the independent interpreter of building
contract documents and the judge of contract performance, Members shall render Commentary: This rule is meant to prevent Members from claiming or implying credit for
decisions impartially. work which they did not do, misleading others, and denying other participants in a project
their proper share of credit.
Commentary: This rule applies when the Member, though paid by the owner and owing the
owner loyalty, is nonetheless required to act with impartiality in fulfilling the architect’s pro- Rule 4.202
fessional responsibilities. Members shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that those over whom they have
supervisory authority conform their conduct to this Code.
E.S. 3.3 Candor and Truthfulness:
Members should be candid and truthful in their professional communications and Commentary: What constitutes “reasonable efforts” under this rule is a common sense mat-
keep their clients reasonably informed about the clients’ projects. ter. As it makes sense to ensure that those over whom the architect exercises supervision be
made generally aware of the Code, it can also make sense to bring a particular provision to
Rule 3.301 the attention of a particular employee when a situation is present which might give rise to
Members shall not intentionally or recklessly mislead existing or prospective clients violation.
about the results that can be achieved through the use of the Members’ services, nor
shall the Members state that they can achieve results by means that violate applicable
law or this Code. CANON V
Commentary: This rule is meant to preclude dishonest, reckless, or illegal representations by Obligations to Colleagues
a Member either in the course of soliciting a client or during performance. Members should respect the rights and ac- knowledge the professional aspirations and
contributions of their colleagues. E.S. 5.1 Professional Environment: Members should
E.S. 3.4 Confidentiality: provide their associates and employees with a suitable working environment, compen-
Members should safeguard the trust placed in them by their clients. sate them fairly, and facilitate their professional development.

Rule 3.401 E.S. 5.2 Intern and Professional Development:


Members shall not knowingly disclose information that would adversely affect their Members should recognize and fulfill their obligation to nurture fellow professionals as
client or that they have been asked to maintain in confidence, except as other wise they progress through all stages of their career, beginning with professional education
allowed or required by this Code or applicable law. in the academy, progressing through internship and continuing throughout their
career.
Commentary: To encourage the full and open exchange of information necessary for a suc-
cessful professional relation- ship, Members must recognize and respect the sensitive nature E.S. 5.3 Professional Recognition:
of confidential client communications. Because the law does not recognize an architect- Members should build their professional reputation on the merits of their own service
client privilege, however, the rule permits a Member to reveal a confidence when a failure to and performance and should recognize and give credit to others for the professional
do so would be unlawful or contrary to another ethical duty imposed by this Code. work they have performed.

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Rule 5.301 (1) Enforcement of the Code is administered through a National Ethics T
Members shall recognize and respect the professional contributions of their employ- Council, appointed by the AIA Board of Directors. d
ees, employers, professional colleagues, and business associates. (2) Formal charges are filed directly with the National Ethics Council by
Members, components, or anyone directly aggrieved by the conduct of t
Rule 5.302 the l
Members leaving a firm shall not, without the permission of their employer or partner, Members.
take designs, drawings, data, reports, notes, or other materials relating to the firm’s (3) Penalties that may be imposed by the National Ethics Council are:
a
work, whether or not performed by the Member. (a) Admonition
(b) Censure
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Rule 5.303 (c) Suspension of membership for a period of time
A Member shall not unreasonably withhold permission from a departing employee or (d) Termination of membership (
partner to take copies of designs, drawings, data, reports, notes, or other materials (4) Appeal procedures are available. w
relating to work performed by the employee or partner that are not confidential. (5) All proceedings are confidential, as is the imposition of an admonishment;
however, all other penalties shall be made public.
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

Commentary: A Member may impose reasonable conditions, such as the payment of copy- A
ing costs, on the right of departing persons to take copies of their work. Enforcement of Rules 4.101 and 4.202 refer to and support enforcement of other Rules. A
violation of Rules 4.101 or 4.202 cannot be established without proof of a pertinent viola-
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RULES OF APPLICATION, ENFORCEMENT, Amendment
The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct may be amended by the convention of A
AND AMENDMENT the Institute under the same procedures as are necessary to amend the Institute’s (
Bylaws. The Code may also be amended by the AIA Board of Directors upon a two-
Application thirds vote of the entire Board. w
The Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct applies to the professional activities of all
members of the AIA.
*2004 Edition. This copy of the Code of Ethics is current as of September 2004. Contact the
General Counsel’s Office for further information at (202) 626-7311.
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The following organizations provide information on NCSBCS - National Conference of States on


design and construction codes and standards. Some of Building Codes and Standards
the codes are advisory and some have been adopted into (703) 437-0100
local, state or federal law. This information is provided as www.ncsbcs.org
a courtesy and is subject to change without notice.
NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
AIA – The American Institute of Architects (617) 770-3000
(800) 242-3837 www.nfpa.org
www.aia.org
SBCCI – Southern Building Code Congress International

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
American Insurance Association Now part of ICC - International Code Council
(202) 828-7100 (888) ICC-SAFE (422-7233)
www.aiadc.org/AIAdotNet www.iccsafe.org

American National Standards Institute SOD – Superintendent of Documents


(202) 293-8020 US Government Printing Office
www.ansi.org (866) 512-1800
www.gpoaccess.gov
American Society for Testing & Materials
(610) 832-9585 UL – Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
www.astm.org (847) 272-8800
www.ul.com
BOCA – Building Official & Code Administrators Int’l
Now part of ICC - International Code Council USAB - United States Access Board
(888) ICC-SAFE (422-7233) (Accessibility & Barrier Free Standards)
www.iccsafe.org 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111
CABO – Council of American Building Officials (202) 272-0080 toll free: (800) 872-2253
Now part of ICC - International Code Council TTY: (202) 272-0082 toll free: (800) 993-2822
(888) ICC-SAFE (422-7233) Fax: (202) 272-0081
www.iccsafe.org E-mail: info@access-board.gov
www.access-board.gov
IAPMO – International Association of
Plumbing & Mechanical Officials
(909) 472.4100
www.iapmo.org

ICBO – International Conference of Building Officials


Now part of ICC - International Code Council
(888) ICC-SAFE (422-7233)
www.iccsafe.org

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CONTINUING EDUCATION AT AIA New in 2009: Mandatory Continuing Education on Disabled


Access Requirements for California Licensed Architects
What is AIA/CES? Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation on September
It is a continuing education system developed by the AIA to empha- 29, 2008, requiring California architects to complete mandatory
size learning and record participation in professional learning activ- continuing education courses on disabled access requirements as a
ities. AIA/CES enables architects to keep current, master new knowl- condition of license renewal.
edge and skills, plan for the future, and responsibly meet the role
society entrusts to a professional. The program also allows members The initial group of architects renewing in 2009 will need to report
to fulfill a requirement for AIA membership and meet any state one hour; eventually the requirement will be five hours per renewal
mandatory continuing education requirement. In this role, the pro- cycle.
gram has the potential to be a primary force in the improvement
and revitalization of our profession. This mandate will be required of licensees renewing their license
beginning in July 2009. The Board’s implementation plan for this
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

What is my annual requirement? requirement will be determined in the near future and will be
All active AIA (Architect) members must successfully complete and influenced by the resources appropriated for this new program.
report 18 learning unit (LU) hours each year, with at least 8 of the 18 Information on the relevant portion of the bill can be found on
LU hours relating to health, safety, and/or welfare (HSW). pages 3 - 4 of Senate Bill 1608, which is available at www.cab.ca.gov.

New in 2009: Sustainable Design Becomes a Mandatory Because accessibility falls under HSW (Health Safety and Welfare),
Continuing Education Requirement for AIA Membership the accessibility coursework can also be reported towards the
The AIA Board of Directors modified the AIA member continuing member's 8 required hours of HSW (Health Safety and Welfare.)
education requirement to include 4 hours of education in
sustainable design as part of the existing 18-hour annual AIA Los Angeles and other providers will be developing programs to
requirement. This sustainable design requirement goes into effect in help architects meet the new state licensing requirement. Visit
calendar year 2009 and extends through 2012. The 4 hours of the California Architects Board website at www.cab.ca.gov,
sustainability coursework can also count towards the member's AIA National's Continuing Education resource page at
8 required hours of HSW (Health Safety and Welfare), since www.aia.org/conted, and the Chapter web site at
sustainability is an HSW subject. www.aialosangeles.org for updated information and local pro-
grams to meet the new requirement.
About the Requirement
Sustainability has been a focus of architectural practice for over A member who fails to meet the annual requirement will be given a
thirty years, and the AIA has provided resources and tools to assist its nine month grace period. Any credit earned in the following year will
members in better serving their clients and communities through apply toward the deficit. During the grace period, members are able
environmentally responsible projects. The AIA Board of Directors to report retroactively any activities that were completed in the pre-
recognized the need to again help prepare their colleagues and vious year.
fellow practitioners respond to the latest challenge and opportunity
facing the profession. The issue of climate change and the impact of A member who exceeds the annual requirement may carry up to 18
buildings on carbon emissions created a new expectation among LU hours (including eight hours of HSW) over to the next year.
clients and the public to look to the expertise of architects for Carryover credit can be used for one year only; it is not cumulative.
solutions that can help them leave a greener footprint. The AIA is Only the number of credits needed to fulfill the annual requirement
responding to this growing demand for our members to assume for the following year may be carried over. Extra credit may not be
greater leadership in addressing the challenges facing our planet. carried past the one-year limit.

Resources For AIA/CES Providers NOTE: Most state licensing boards do not allow carryover and deficit
This sustainable design mandatory continuing education credit. States have strict continuing education timeframes, and cred-
requirement is for AIA membership renewal. However, some states its must be earned within them.
may develop their own special continuing education requirements
in addition to HSW. For verification of a specific state’s mandatory How does AIA/CES Work?
continuing education (MCE) requirement, please contact the state Members can earn LU hours by attending programs offered by
licensing board directly. The following links may be found at AIA/CES registered providers or through self-reporting independent
www.aia.org/ces_sustainabledesignrequirements activities and research. Most programs offered by the AIA Los
Angeles are available at low or no cost.
AIA/CES Provider FAQs
What is a learning unit hour (LU hour)?
Guidelines for Approving The AIA records continuing education credit in learning unit hours
AIA/CES Sustainable Design (SD) Courses (LU hours). A one-LU hour activity is equal to one contact hour. An LU
hour is not a continuing education unit (CEU). One tenth of a CEU (.1)
Register a NEW AIA/CES program is equal to one contact hour, which is equal to one LU hour. In other
words, one CEU is equal to 10 contact hours or 10 LU hours.
Coming soon, resources for developing SD qualifying programs
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a
Green Resources measurement of continuing education. While others may use it, the
term CEU it belongs to IACET and the conversion given here refers to
Committee on the Environment (COTE) IACET’s guidelines. All state licensing board credit is measured in the
contact hour regardless of what acronym used to describe it.
Sustainability Resource Page Whether it’s CEC, PDH, CE, or CEU, all state licensing boards consider
one contact hour equal to one hour of credit.
50to50
What is an AIA/CES Registered Provider Program?
Questions? Email them to AIA National at SDCE@aia.org. The AIA has developed a network of more than 2500 educational
providers made up AIA Chapters, affiliate organizations, firms, manu-
facturers, universities, non-profit organization, and government
agencies. These educational providers offer more than 25,000 pro-
grams each year, which are listed at www.aia.org/conted.

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Programs offered by AIA/CES providers are filed with AIA/CES be returned. This course of action applies to AIA Members and
Records in Oklahoma. Within 14 days of a program’s conclusion, AIA/CES Registered Providers.
AIA/CES providers verify and report the program attendees to
AIA/CES Records. For non-AIA members the AIA/CES Provider will How does “health, safety, and welfare” (HSW) tie into CES?
provide a certificate of completion upon request. The complete The AIA requires members to earn 8 of the basic LU hour
activities are then posted on AIA member’s transcripts. requirements in the area of HSW. The percentage of HSW content in
any HSW-related activity must be a minimum of 75% to qualify a
What are Self Reported Activities? program or educational event for HSW credit. This accomplishes
If a program is not offered by an AIA/CES Registered provider, mem- three goals:
bers have the option of self reporting the program or activity. The
intent of this activity must educational in nature and new knowl- • To ensure that HSW-related programs have a real
edge in reference to their practice of architecture. Members must relevance to our members
indicate whether the activity they are reporting is self-designed or a • To eliminate any question of whether the content of a

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structured self-reported program: program was actually HSW-related
• To protect AIA members with state mandatory
Self-Designed Activity. This type of learning activity is organized by continuing education (MCE) requirements
the member specifically to meet his or her individual needs. A self-
designed activity frequently involves more than one type of medi- What subject areas qualify for HSW credit?
um or method, such as research, reading, interviewing subject The following is a compilation of HSW subject areas as defined by
experts, listening to audiotapes, and/or viewing videos. To determine the various state licensing boards with HSW requirements. (An indi-
what qualifies for self-reporting, ask yourself the following ques- vidual state may not accept all subject areas. Be sure to check your
tions: (1) Is this a planned learning activity? (2) Is this activity intend- state licensing board’s HSW definition and requirements.)
ed to be educational or operational? (3) Are you acquiring new
knowledge or are you sharing your knowledge with others? (4) How • Accessibility
will you apply this new knowledge to your practice? This method is • Acoustics
not acceptable for health, safety, and welfare (HSW) credit. Some • Building design
state licensing boards will not accept this type of reporting for • Code of ethics
mandatory continuing education (MCE) requirements. • Construction administration
(Recommended minimum of three hours) • Construction contract laws, legal aspects
• Construction documents, services
Structured Self-Reported Program. This is a structured activity • Construction functions, materials, methods, and systems
offered by an organized, third-party, non-CES provider. • Energy efficiency
Documentation of attendance/participation will usually be required • Environmental: asbestos, lead-based paint, toxic
as a supplement when reporting this activity to meet a state licen- emissions
sure requirement. For members who self-report a structured activity, • Environmental analysis and issues of building materials
the AIA is not able to assist in acquiring any support documentation and systems
that may be required by a state licensing board MCE audit. • Fire: building fire codes—flame spread, smoke
contribution, explosives
To be eligible for credit, all self-reported activities must be planned • Fire safety systems: detection and alarm standards
educational activities that provide you with new knowledge that • Insurance to protect the owners of property and
can be applied toward the practice of architecture. Members should injured parties
complete the AIA/CES Self-Report Form and submit it to AIA/CES • Interior design
Records at the University of Oklahoma. Be sure to specify which type • Laws and regulations governing the practice of
of learning activity you are reporting so the data can be entered architecture
accurately into your transcript. Title should be indicative of the pro- • Life safety codes
gram content. Members calculate LU hours for self-reported activi- • Materials and systems: roofing/waterproofing,
ties by reporting the number of hours spent in architecture-related wall systems, etc.
learning. Think in terms of billable hours applied to learning. • Material use, function, and features
• Mechanical, plumbing, electrical: system concepts,
How are transcript records kept and how may they be accessed? materials, and methods
Individual transcript records are updated daily on www.aia.org via • Natural hazards (earthquake, hurricane, flood) related
the World Wide Web. Anyone with an active AIA membership num- to building design
ber can access a transcript online. To access your individual tran- • Preservation, renovation, restoration, and adaptive reuse
script, go to www.aia.org/conted. You may then print out a copy of • Security of buildings, design
your CES transcript. • Site and soils analysis
• Site design
• Specification writing
Official CES transcripts are available upon request. A hard copy of the
• Structural issues
transcript can be faxed or mailed to a member. The first request is free • Surveying methods, techniques
and for each consecutive request a fee of $10 per copy will be • Sustainable design
assessed. You may make your request in writing, by phone, or by fax to:
The University of Oklahoma Am I supposed to add my LU and HSW hours together to meet
Continuing Education, AIA/CES, Room B-1 the requirements?
1700 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK 73072 No. The HSW column on your transcript simply shows how many of
Information line: (800) 605-8229 your total LU hours are HSW-related. The annual requirement is 18
Fax: (405) 325-6965 LU hours, of which eight must be HSW-related. Thus, if you earn eight
hours of credit from an HSW-related activity, you will need only 10
Are there any deadlines for reporting activities? more hours (of either HSW-related or non–HSW-related activity) to
There is a September 30th deadline every year. This deadline applies meet your requirement. Eight hours is the minimum requirement for
to any activity completed by within the previous calendar year. For HSW credit, but that number may be exceeded.
example, an activity completed in December of 2004 would need to
be submitted to AIA/CES Records no later than September 30th Can I self-report HSW hours?
2005. The deadline is not nine months from the date of completion; Yes—but with restrictions. You may self-report any structured activi-
it is nine months from the end of the calendar year. Any activities ty that is HSW related and receive HSW credit for it. In other words,
submitted to AIA/CES Records after the September 30th cut off will the activity must be developed and presented to you by a third

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party organization. You cannot receive HSW credit for any self- applied to your practice of architecture, then you may self-report.
designed activity. For example, even though code research is HSW in You will be required to clearly state your learning experience and
nature, if it is a self-designed activity, the AIA does not allow HSW how it will specifically help you improve your practice.
credit for it. This policy was adopted to ensure quality control guide-
lines are enforced and to comply with state licensing board require- What is the AIA/CES Non-compliance Policy?
ments. Members are considered in non-compliance with the AIA/CES require-
ment if they have not completed and reported their annual 18 LU
As a Fellow (FAIA) of the Institute, am I required to earn LU hours (8 HSW) by December 31st of every year. Members in non-com-
hours? pliance have an opportunity to report missing continuing education
FAIA members are required to complete the 18 LU hours (8 HSW) of credits for nine months into the next calendar year. During this period,
continuing education each year. If you are interested in applying for members are considered “at risk” of membership termination for non-
FAIA status, remember that you must have been an active AIA compliance with CES. At risk notifications will begin in February of
member in good standing for 10 consecutive years prior to your each year. Members are contacted via mail, email, telephone and fax. If
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nomination. This includes meeting the annual CES requirements. CES transcript records still indicate these members have not complet-
Those who nominate someone for fellowship must also be in good ed the annual CES requirements after September 30, they are then
CES standing. considered lapsed for non-compliance and cannot renew their mem-
bership for the following year until the audit is resolved.
As a new AIA member, am I required to earn LU hours?
New, first-time members of the AIA are not required to complete the What qualifies for an exemption from the CES requirement?
annual 18 LU hours (8 HSW) during the calendar year that they join. Exemptions may be granted for three reasons:
Their requirement will begin January 1 of the following year.
However, records are kept for those who submit their activities. Any • Severe medical difficulties for at least the last 3 months
credit received in the first year will not apply toward the following of the probation year (this includes members of your
year’s requirement unless you exceed the 18 LU hour (8 HSW) immediate family)
requirements.
• An unexpected/nonpermanent overseas assignment for
Are Associate, Allied, IDP, and Emeritus members required to more than 6 months or the last three months of the
earn LU hours? membership year
Associate, allied, and emeritus members are exempt from the CES
membership requirement but are encouraged to participate for • Severe financial hardship
their own personal benefit and that of the profession. Records are
kept for all members who report their activities. IDP interns and non- Other unusual circumstances may be considered but must be
members may now use the AIA record-keeping services. reviewed by AIA/CES. Documentation is required. Please contact the
AIA as soon as possible if one of the above situations applies to you.
What about IDP credit for supplemental education?
Supplementary education is a way for interns to earn IDP training How do I reinstate my membership if I lapse due to CES
units outside of normal work in a firm or other recognized training non-compliance?
setting. You can earn IDP training units by attending or completing The AIA/CES Reinstatement Policy allows members who have been
AIA-approved continuing education programs and resources, such lapsed for non-compliance to reinstate at any time. Those applying
as the AIA convention, education programs conducted by your local to be reinstated must report 9 previously unreported LU hours in
AIA or CSI component, or education available through the Internet. addition to their annual 18 LU hour (8 HSW) requirement. The 9 LU
As of January 1, 2000, IDP credit is given at .15 units per hour for all hours above the usual yearly number must have been completed
continuing education programs. An official AIA transcript must within one year of the date of applying for reinstatement.
accompany IDP training reports documenting completion of the
programs. Interns who are not members of the AIA may access a free
IDP number through the Emerging Professional's Companion found What is mandatory continuing education (MCE)?
here: http://www.aia.org/idp_default. Other resources are available Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) is education required by a
through the Emerging Professionals section of aia.org. state to retain licensure. Approximately 30 states and ten Canadian
Provinces have implemented a MCE license requirement, but these
Supplementary education cannot be used to satisfy the minimum requirements vary from state to state, province to province.
training requirements in IDP training areas 1 through 16, and total Alabama, for example, requires 12 hours per year, while Florida
credit from supplementary education activities cannot exceed 235 requires 20 hours every two years, and New York requires 12 hours
training units. every 3 years. Except for Kansas, the states with MCE also require that
between 8-12 of the hours be in the area described as health, safety,
For more information, call NCARB at (202) 879-0502 or visit and welfare (HSW).
www.ncarb.org.
Each state has the legal right to establish its own guidelines and
How do I receive credit for becoming LEED Accredited? requirements. However, most states’ requirements are similar,
If you studied on your own and took the exam you may self-report whether they require architects to meet them annually or biannual-
that time online as a self-designed activity (research). Since it was ly. If you, like the average AIA member, have four or more state licens-
not structured and presented to you by a third party, it will not be eli- es, you must meet the continuing education requirements for all the
gible for HSW credit. If you took a class from an organization that was states in which you intend to practice.
not an AIA/CES Registered Provider then you may self-report the
class as a structured activity program. This type of activity will be eli- To date, most states that require MCE indicate they will accept
gible for HSW credit. If the program was presented by an AIA/CES AIA/CES transcripts as documentation for completion of valid con-
Registered Provider then the program provider is responsible for the tinuing education credit. For AIA members, this means that our sin-
submission of your activities to AIA/CES Records. gle record-keeping system is the documentation needed for report-
ing your state MCE requirements when requested. We do, however,
Can I receive credit for my volunteer work? strongly suggest that you keep backup documentation of your
Volunteer work is a wonderful way to give back to the community. activities as support, especially if the credit is a self-reported activity
However, the intent of the continuing education program is to fur- as it may be requested.
ther the development of the architect. Consider whether or not the
activity is new knowledge gained in reference to your practice. Ask What is the relation between HSW and state mandatory contin-
yourself whether the event is planned to help you in your practice or uing education requirements (MCE)?
to share the knowledge that you have with others? If you feel that
this experience was a valid educational experience that can be Both the AIA and state licensing boards base their programs on the
contact hour. A majority of states require 8 contact hours of HSW for

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their MCE. The AIA/CES program requires eight contact hours of HSW the program content. Assuming the questions are answered correct-
from a structured provider. Some states allow some forms of self- ly, AIA members and nonmembers may print a certificate from the
reporting. Due to the quality assurance issues posed by the states, quiz page upon course completion. Learning units are reported for
the AIA does not accept self-designed activities for HSW credit. AIA members to the University of Oklahoma record-keeping body in
batches, once a week.
CAUTION: For members who self-report structured activities for HSW
credit, it has become very important that you clearly report all HSW Can I review an eClassroom course demonstration prior making
programs and activities separately, ensuring that they are clearly a purchase?
identified. Failure to do so could result in the loss of your license Yes. To help you decide whether eClassroom is right for you,
because of noncompliance with state MCE requirements. a free demonstration seminar is offered at
http://eclassroom.aia.org/demo/home.cfm.
How is quality control addressed and maintained?
Quality control begins when CES providers and AIA members file How do I purchase an eClassroom course?

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their records with our CES Records Office at the University of First, you need to select a course. In the Course Descriptions list you
Oklahoma. If the forms submitted are incomplete or inaccurate, they will find information on all of the courses offered. Once you've
are returned to the submitter with instructions for correcting the chosen and purchased a course, you will receive an enrollment ID
error. number via email. This secure number allows you to access only that
specific course.
Program quality is monitored through audit/review reports filed by
members, subject matter experts, and providers. The AIA works in What is the cost of eClassroom?
close cooperation with the state licensing boards and will audit any The grid below shows the cost for eClassroom courses based upon
program requested by a licensing board. The primary object of an the quantity of learning units. In addition, please check eClassroom
audit/review is to determine how well program content meets learn- monthly specials http://eclassroom.aia.org/specials.cfm for current
ing objectives. information about discounted course offerings.

AIA/CES transcripts constitute a five-year history file of each mem- 1 LU - $49.95 (AIA); $74.95 (non-AIA)
ber’s continuing education credits. We recommend that you keep 1.5 LUs - $74.95 (AIA); $112.95 (non-AIA)
program materials and documentation for five years as well. You will 2 LUs - $99.95 (AIA); $149.95 (non-AIA)
find these materials useful if your CES records are audited by the AIA
or a state licensing board. How do I contact AIA eClassroom?
eClassroom support hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM, EST.
I live and work outside the United States. Am I required to Please email us at eclassroom@aia.org or call Information Central at
complete CES credits? 1-800-242-3837.
Yes! The same requirements are in effect. We realize that many
traditional educational opportunities may be limited for you; howev- How can I obtain credit for teaching?
er, many unique “new knowledge” opportunities are available Members who present a program or class, or serve on a panel, or give
overseas, such as learning about the host country’s historic architec- a speech one hour or longer can self-report the topics as a struc-
ture. As in many rural areas in the United States, self-reporting activ- tured activity program. If the topic relates to HSW, members can
ities are a practical means of acquiring credits. AIA eClassroom claim the program as HSW. AIA members can self-report the research
Internet courses and other distance education products and pro- and preparation time for presentations, speeches, classes that they
grams designed for architects are available to anyone with Internet teach. The research must be self-reported as self-designed and,
access. Architectural Record features special articles each month regardless of the topic, will not qualify for HSW credit. The AIA allows
that offer 1 LU hour; most of these articles are HSW related (limit a maximum of 10 LU hours of research time for each hour of actual
eight per year). As well, learning about a country’s building codes, class presentation time. Members may select just one option, either
language, and customs will help you develop your profession in the teaching credit or research, but cannot claim both for the same
country where you are practicing, therefore you may self-report this event.
new knowledge.
University/College faculty:
The AIA has chapters in London, continental Europe, and Hong Kong, Full-time (FT) university faculty can not apply for credit if the course
and additional AIA/CES education providers are located in Canada, in question is part of their regular curriculum workload. They can
Italy, Malaysia, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Spain. AIA however, apply for credit if the course or program is “outside” of their
members can also attend and report any overseas professional asso- normal work assignments. Part-time (PT) faculty can apply for teach
ciation education activities. credit for any course taught once every 3 years.

What is AIA eClassroom? For each semester hour of credit assigned to the course the AIA will
AIA eClassroom is a web-based continuing education program allow 15 LU hours. (1 semester hour = 15 LU hours; 3 semester hours
developed by the American Institute of Architects. Design, practice, = 45 LU hours, etc…)
the environment, marketing and technology courses are offered
online at http://eclassroom.aia.org. Course offerings are available 24 For each quarter hour of credit assigned to the course the AIA will
hours a day, 7 days a week and include popular sessions from past allow 10 LU hours. (1 semester hour = 10 LU hours; 3 semester hours
AIA conventions and conferences. = 30 LU hours, etc…)

What courses are available through AIA eClassroom? How do I receive credit for the articles in Architectural Record
AIA eClassroom presents a wide variety of courses on design, prac- magazine?
tice, marketing, the environment, technology, and management by All acceptable articles (the expiration date can be found on the exam
some of the leading professionals in the field. The list of courses is answer page) are to be returned with exam and $10 to Architectural
available at http://eclassroom.aia.org/courselist.cfm. Record at the address listed in the magazine. If you successful pass
the test then the score is forwarded to AIA/CES Records at The
What is an AIA eClassroom online course? University of Oklahoma by Architectural Record as long as you pro-
eClassroom course content is generated by digitally taping lectures vided them with your membership number. Please allow 30 days
and synchronizing them with graphics. The multimedia lectures are from the time you send your test to Architectural Record and the
supplemented with links to additional resources, and handouts. time it appears on your transcript.
After completing the course, users answer 10-15 questions related to

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Important: AIA Members are limited to a maximum of 8 magazine CES SURVIVAL TIPS
articles per year (January to December). AIA/CES Records will post
the surplus articles to your record if you submit them, but they will Always check your transcript.
not be added to your totals for the year. If you report more than 8 This is the only way to make sure your records are up-to-date. Don’t
articles per year the excess credit cannot carry over to the following assume that because you went to a program or sent in a self-report-
year. You may only carry credit to the following year once the annu- ing form that the record will be on your transcript. Sometimes a pro-
al requirement has been exceeded. Since you may only receive a gram provider may transpose a number, or a fax may not transmit
maximum of 8 hours from magazine articles, the surplus articles properly. In the case of online transmissions, the occasional comput-
cannot carry forward. er glitch or system crash may cause information to be lost. The only
way to ensure you get all the credit you’ve earned is to check your
What type of distance education programs can count for CES transcript after an activity. It only takes a few minutes to do this, and
credits? it’s the best way to make sure you receive all the credit you’ve
Distance education is defined as a method of instruction in which earned!
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there is a separation of place and/or time between the instructor and


learner, between fellow learners, and/or between learners and the Keep your documentation.
learning resources. These programs may use one or more delivery Always keep documentation of programs you’ve attended and forms
methods. Examples of distance education program delivery (alone you’ve submitted. (Don’t forget your online forms. Print them out.)
or in combination): This habit will save you a lot of work if information is missing from
your transcript. In addition to your AIA/CES requirement, many of
• AIA eClassroom on the Internet you have state licensing requirements. Keeping your documentation
• Audiotape/audio conferencing ensures you will be prepared if additional information is requested
• Cable TV from your state licensing board. We recommend you keep your doc-
• CD-ROM/software umentation for a minimum of three years. For some state licensing
• Computer-based training boards, you need to keep documentation for six years.
• Correspondence (written) courses
• E-mail Send your forms to AIA/CES Records.
• Fax transmissions To receive your LU hours as quickly and accurately as possible, please
• Internet send your continuing education documentation (AIA/CES Self-
• Publications/articles Report Form) to the AIA/CES Records office at the University of
• Structured self-study Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, (800) 605-8229. The address and
• Satellite broadcasting phone and fax numbers are on the bottom of the form.
• Teleconference/audio conference
• Videotapes Make sure you have current self-report forms.
• Webcasts Do not use outdated forms. Self-report forms dating from before
• NCARB monographs 2000 are obsolete. These forms do not have the proper format or
address for the current system. The program has changed signifi-
cantly in the last few years, and these old forms do not include cer-
tain information significant to the AIA/CES requirement. By using an
outdated form, you cheat yourself of the credit you need to meet
your requirement. Self reporting is available online at
www.aia.org/conted.

Contact the program provider if your record is inaccurate.


If you have attended a program by an AIA/CES provider and the
program has not shown up on your transcript after an extended
period of time (one month after the program), contact the program
provider. Program information is sent from the provider directly to
AIA/CES Records. If the provider has sent the information in, contact
AIA/CES Records. The national AIA component can assist you if you
are having problems with an AIA/CES provider but cannot report a
program that a provider has not filed.

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This guide is for owners in the private sector for the develop- First-time clients, and even experienced clients facing new situa-
ment of commercial or institutional projects. For governments tions, have many questions about architect selection. Some of the
and other public entities, a special document is available at the more commonly asked ones are addressed here:
AIA/LA Chapter office.
When, in the life cycle of a project, should I bring the architect
into the picture?
Getting Started As early as possible. Architects can help you define the project in
terms that provide meaningful guidance for design. They can also do
Every owner starts from a different place. Some have had vast expe- site studies, help secure planning and zoning approvals and perform
rience with design and construction; they know what they want and a variety of other predesign tasks.
how to go about getting it. Many have less or not at all.
Should I look at more than one firm?

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Whatever your situation, it makes sense to begin with an assessment Usually, yes. The exception, of course, arises when you already have a
of what you already know about your project and what you will good relationship with an architect and it makes little sense to
establish with your architect’s help. The questions outlined here can change.
be used as a guide.
How do I find potentially suitable firms to contact?
You don’t need firm or complete answers to these questions at this
Contact other owners who have developed similar facilities, and ask
point. Indeed, an architect may help you think them through. A gen-
whom they interviewed and ultimately selected. Ask who designed
eral understanding of where you are, however, will help you select
the best architect for the project. buildings and projects that you’ve admired or that seem especially
appropriate. Many local chapters of the American Institute of
• What activities do you expect to house in the project? Architects have lists of firms.
Are you ready to translate these activities into specific
spaces and square-footage areas, or will the “program” What information should I ask for?
emerge in working with the architect? At minimum, ask prospective firms to show you projects that are
similar to yours (that is, of similar size and type) or that have
• Has a site been established, or is this decision, too, a subject addressed similar issues (that is, similar siting, similar functional com-
of investigation with the architect? plexity, similar design aspirations). Ask them to indicate how they
will approach your project and who will be working on it (including
• Have you, or perhaps others, fixed a construction schedule consultants). Ask for the names of other owners you can contact.
or budget?
Why are formal interviews desirable?
• What are your design aspirations? What thought have you An interview addresses one issue that can’t be covered in brochures
given to the design quality or amenity you are seeking in and printed materials; the “chemistry” between the owner and the
this project? project team. It also allows the owner to investigate how each archi-
tect will approach the project.
• What are your overall expectations for this project? What
are your basic motivations as a client, and what role does How many firms should I interview, and how should they be
this project play in achieving your overall aims? selected?
Most people advise that you interview between three and five firms,
• How do you make decisions? Can one person sign off on enough to see the range of possibilities but not so many that an
recommendations? Are committees necessary? already tough decision will be further complicated. Select for inter-
view architecture firms you feel can do your project because of their
• How much information do you need to make decisions? Do expertise, their experience or their ability to bring a fresh look to
you require a lot of details? your situation. Treat each firm fairly, offering, for example, equal time
and equal access to your site and existing facilities. Insist on meeting
• How bold do you expect to be? Do you wish to push design the key people who will work on your project.
or technology to the limit? Is the project experimental?
What can I realistically expect to learn from an interview?
• Do you have the resources to do this project? Where will
How can I structure the interview to make it as informative as
they come from, and what strings may be attached?
possible?
You can learn how the team the architect has put together will
• How much experience do you have in design and building?
Have you done this before? If so, where have you been approach your project. Ask how the architect will gather informa-
successful, and where were you not? tion, establish priorities and make decisions. Ask what the architect
sees as the important issues or considerations in the project.
Architectural Firms Evaluate the firm’s interest in your project: Will your needs be a major
or minor concern? Evaluate the firm’s style, personality and
Architecture firms come in a variety of sizes and types. The statistical- approach: Are they compatible with yours?
ly average firm is made up of nine or ten people; many firms are
smaller (with as few as one or two architects), and there are some How should I follow up?
very large firms with staffs of 100 or more. Some specialize in one or Tell each firm what you intend to do next and when you plan to
more project or facility types; others do not. Some include in-house make your decisions. If you haven’t talked with past clients, do so
engineering (civil, structural, mechanical or electrical) or other now. Assess both the performance of the firm and the performance
design disciplines (planning, urban design, landscape architecture or of the resulting architecture. You may want to visit existing buildings
interior design); many architects introduce these disciplines into to see them in use. Notify the selected firm as soon as possible.
their projects through appropriate consultants. Each architecture Remember, conditions change; the firm may not be able to offer the
firm brings a different combination of skills, expertise, interests and same project team if you must take several weeks or months to
values to its projects. decide.

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On what should I base my decision? In some cases, owners know just what they need. If you feel you are
Personal confidence in the architect is preeminent. Then seek an one of those owners, seriously consider engaging an architect on, for
appropriate balance among these factors: technical competence, pro- example, an hourly consulting basis to review and test your decision.
fessional service, cost and, of course, design ability. Once you’ve select- Detailed professional evaluationsof existing buildings can be valuable
ed the best firm, enter into detailed negotiations of services and com- in uncovering problems and possibilities that may affect your decision.
pensation. If you cannot agree, begin negotiating with your second An “off-the-shelf” product may not fulfill your specific requirements.
choice. The process of adapting an existing building design to a new site may
be more complicated than it appears, considering, for example, soil or
Should select a builder or contractor before selecting an drainage conditions, solar orientation, views, traffic and community
architect? issues.
It works best to select an architect first; then you will have help in
understanding how to make the builder or contractor an effective Identifying the Type of Services You Need
member of the building team. Of course, there are always exceptions,
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

such as when you already have a good relationship with a contractor You may already know the scope of professional services required for
whom you would like to work with again. your project, but most owners want to work with their architects to
find out what is needed. Different projects require different combina-
However architect selection is approached, it is worth taking the time
tions of architectural services. An early task is to identify those services
to do it well. Some additional guidance:
essential to the success of the project.
• You will be engaging the services of a professional, whom
you will be working closely with through the life of the Most projects require a set of basic services typically provided by archi-
project, and your relationship may extend to future tects: preliminary (usually called schematic) design, design develop-
projects. Invest at least the care it takes to select a financial ment, preparation of construction contract documents (drawings,
or legal adviser. specifications, invitations for contractor proposals, construction con-
tract agreements); assistance in the bidding or negotiation process,
• Yours will also be a business relationship. Find out how and administration of the agreements between you and your builder
prospective architects do business, how they work with or contractor.
their clients, how responsive they are to your management
and decision styles, and how well their work stacks up Some projects, however, require other services. Predesign work may be
against their clients’ expectations. The best way to find out essential: for example, facilities programming, surveys of existing facil-
is to talk with other owners for whom the firm has provided ities, marketing and economic feasibility studies, budgeting and
professional services. financing packages, site utilization and utilities studies, environmental
analyses, planning and zoning applications, and preparation of mate-
• Ask questions. Respect the architect as a professional who rials for public referenda. Projects may also require special cost or ener-
will bring experience and specialized knowledge to your gy analyses; tenant-related design; or special drawings, models and
project. At the same time, don’t be afraid to ask the same presentations.
questions you’ve asked yourself; What does the architect
expect from the project? How much information does the Not all services need be provided by the architect. Some owners have
architect need? How does the architect set priorities and considerable project planning, design and construction expertise and
make decisions? Who in the firm will work directly with the may be fully capable of undertaking some project tasks themselves.
client? How will engineering or other design services be Other owners find it important or necessary to add other consultants
provided? How does the firm provide quality control during to the project team to undertake specific tasks; here, discussion will be
design? What is the firm’s construction-cost experience? necessary to establish who will coordinate owner-supplied work or
other services provided outside the architect’s agreement.
• Be frank. Tell the architect what you know and what you
expect. Ask for an explanation of anything you don’t There are two effective approaches to establishing services:
understand. The more on the table at the beginning, the
better the chances for a successful project. • The first is to establish the basic services, a standard set of
services common to many projects. Then a second tier of
Selection Is a Mutual Process additional services is used to cover a wide variety of other
special studies or services that some projects require, like
The most thoughtful architects are as careful in selecting their clients
some of those mentioned above.
as owners are in selecting architects. They are as interested in a suc-
cessful project as you are, and they know that good architecture
• The second is to use the designated services approach,
results from fruitful collaboration between good architects and good
clients. where owners and architects select the appropriate
services from an array developed by the AIA and presented
Design “On Spec” as a Condition of Selection here.

What problems do you create when you ask an architect to show you The AIA publishes standard owner-architect agreement forms for both
the design first as a condition of selection? Even “simple” projects are of these approaches. AIA Document B141, Owner-Architect
very complex. Each situation is different — different people, different Agreement, and its short-form version B151, Abbreviated Form of
needs, a different site, different financing and regulatory requirements. Owner-Architect Agreement for Construction Projects of Limited
Many of the owner’s requirements and expectations become specific Scope, embody the basic services approach. AIA Document B163,
only in design; as the project proceeds, needs and priorities are clari- Owner-Architect for Designated Services, can be used to implement
fied and new possibilities emerge. The architect’s knowledge, experi- the designated services approach.
ence and skill become part of the project, and contribute still more
possibilities. These facts suggest that back-of-the-envelope design Deciding on Services
done as part of the architect-selection process cannot substitute for
complex, time-consuming and intensive dialogue and inquiry that The best strategy is to sit down with your architect and to identify the
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• Use the AIA’s list of designated services at the end of this 2. Describe Each Task and Assign Responsibility
Guide as an initial discussion guide; doing so provides a
chance to talk about all possible services. Owner and architect should identify the predesign, design, construc-
tion and postconstruction tasks that must be undertaken to achieve
• Recognize that additional services may be required once the project’s goals. The chart on pages 12 and 13 provides a starting
you are under way. You may require zoning approvals or point. Both should then identify who will carry out each task.
you may wish to do economic analyses of an intriguing new
energy-savings system. Advice: To help produce a complete schedule, include all necessary
tasks, even if they will be done by others (say, a regulatory agency’s
• Set aside a design contingency budget under the joint review)
control of owner and architect to fund design changes or
omissions once construction begins. 3. Develop a First-Cut Schedule
• Don’t skimp on construction contract administration

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services, that is, observing the construction work for Place the tasks and responsibilities on a time line, estimate duration for
conformance to drawings and specifications; processing each task. Identify the tasks that, if delayed for any reason, will delay
the contractor’s shop drawings, materials and product the completion of the project. Compare the time line with the target
samples; reviewing the results of construction tests and completion date and adjust one or both as appropriate.
inspections; evaluating contractor request for payment;
handling requests for design changes during construction, Advice: Owner, architect and other key actors who must live with the
and administering the completion, start-up and close-out project schedule should be involved in developing it.
process for the owner.
4. Take a Critical Look at the Results
• Most disputes that arise do so during construction.
Consider how you will handle such disputes. The AIA Is the schedule reasonable, particularly given the project’s require-
standard agreement forms include an arbitration ments and budget? Have you allowed each actor enough time to do
procedure in which both parties submit their claims to the work? Have you allowed yourself enough time to review the archi-
binding arbitration under careful rules. You may also want tect’s submissions, to seek your own recommendations and approvals,
to consider a mediation process (in which the parties and to make your decisions? Many project schedules don’t provide
resolve the dispute with the help of a neutral mediator) as enough time for decision making.
a first step to forestall the time and expense of arbitration.
5. Ask the Architect for a Proposal
• Include a postconstruction evaluation of the building in the
agreement; perhaps a joint inspection by owner and Ask the architect to provide you with a compensation proposal that is
architect six months after the building is occupied to see if based on the tasks and schedule outlined above.
it is being used and maintained appropriately.

• Finally, allow the project to guide the choice of agreement


The Owner-Architect Agreement
form. The designated services approach is more
complicated, for it forces an up-front decision to include, or
not to include, every possible service. Designating services, If you’ve done your homework, the written agreement should follow
however, brings discipline and clarity to the process of without difficulty. Although a certain amount of negotiation is
deciding who will do what. It identifies all the services inevitable, you and the architect should be of common mind on the
needed to do the project, and it allows the architect to key issues of project scope, services, responsibilities, schedule, con-
develop a compensation proposal that is appropriate to struction budget and the architect’s compensation. Some advice on
the responsibilities being assumed. the subject:

How to Deal with Unknowns? • Use a written contract. No handshake is firm enough to
reach all the understandings about the different roles and
Sometimes too little is known about the project to intelligently pin obligations the owner and architect will carry out.
down all the required professional services and to proceed to a con-
tractual agreement with the architect. If this is the case, engage the • Feel free to use AIA documents. These standard forms of
architect to provide project definition and other predesign services agreement, first developed by the American Institute of
first, with remaining phases and services to be determined later. Architects in the 1880s, have been carefully reviewed and
modified over the years. They are widely used and they
Negotiating An Agreement present a current consensus among organizations
representing owners, lawyers, contractors, engineers and
The formal agreement between owner and architect is an opportuni- architects. They are “coordinated” to fit together; for
ty to assure that both see the same project before them and that both example, the Architect-Consultant Agreement serves as a
agree on requirements and expectations. Before committing these subcontract for the Owner-Architect Agreement; and the
requirements and expectations to paper, take a look at the five steps Owner-Contractor Agreement, usually negotiated later,
presented here and address any that may have been missed. extends the architect’s services into the construction
phase.
1. Establish Project Requirements

Write down your project requirements as either a short statement or a • If you want to modify the AIA forms, do so with great care.
very detailed compilation. Address these points: Since these forms are coordinated, even simple revisions in
• Project scope: What is to be designed and built? one may cause complications in another.
• Project site: Where will (might) it be built?
• Levels of design quality and amenity • Do not expect your architect to warrant or guarantee
• Role of the project (in the owner’s life, business, results. Perfection is a shared but unrealistic ideal; it can no
community, etc.) more be attained in design and building than it can in any
• Schedule requirements or constraints ` other complex human pursuit.
• Target date for completion
• Budget estimate and sources of financing • Consult your legal counsel before signing these
• Codes, regulations, required design reviews agreements.

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Compensating Your Architect What happens if owner and architect cannot agree on
compensation?
Adequate compensation for the architect assures the type and level of Keep talking, so that each understands the other’s basis for negotia-
service needed to fulfill your expectations. You may have questions tion. Often, differences result from incomplete or inaccurate under-
about how to arrive at the appropriate compensation for your project; standings of project scope or services. Perhaps some services can be
some of the more frequent questions are answered here: performed by the architect on an hourly basis or by the owner.
Perhaps coordination of owner forces, special consultants or other
How much should I expect to pay an architect? actors mandated by the owner is adding to the architect’s costs. When
That will relate to the types and levels of professional services provid- everything is mutually understood and there is no closure on com-
ed. The more service you need and the more complex or experimental
pensation level, both the owner and the architect have no choice but
the project, the more you should budget for architectural services.
to discontinue negotiation.
What methods of compensation are available?
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These are the most common: Keeping the Project on Track


• A stipulated sum based on the architect’s compensation
proposal Steps to Help Meet Your Goals
• A stipulated sum per unit, based on what is to be built (for Design and building are group activities. Many people come together
example, to do a project; they may not have worked together before and they
the number of square feet, apartments, rooms) may not work together again. They collaborate to produce a complex
• A percentage of the construction cost and usually unique result. As the project unfolds, hundreds of individ-
• Hourly rates ual design decisions and commitments are made. Needs and condi-
• Combination of the above tions change, and work is modified. A strong and healthy relationship
between owner and architect is essential to keep the project on track.
My project is one of repetitive units (beds, rooms, apartments).
Does it make sense to use these units as a basis for Recognizing the Owner’s Responsibilities
compensation? The Owner-Architect Agreement provides clear guidance on what is
Sometimes, for example, when the approximate number of units (or expected of the owner. AIA Document B141 outlines several responsi-
alternatively, the highest and lowest probable numbers) is known.
bilities; your architect will assist you in clarifying them. The owner must
When is it appropriate to use percentage of construction cost as a provide:
method of compensation?
It depends. It is simple in concept. It requires, however, a rigorous • Design objectives, constraints and criteria, including space
determination of what “construction cost” includes and does not requirements and relationships, flexibility, expandability,
include. The result may be too high or too low given the complexity of special equipment and site requirements.
the project and the professional services needed to accomplish it.
Finally, this method may penalize the architect for investing extra • Budgeingt (including contingencies for bidding, changes in
effort to reduce construction cost on behalf of the owner. the work during construction and other costs that are the
owner’s responsibility) and a statement of available funds
What does a stipulated sum include? for the project.
This is a matter of negotiation with your architect, but generally it
includes the architect’s direct personnel expenses (salary and fringe • A legal description and survey of the site (including
benefits), other direct expenses chargeable to the project (such as available services and utilities) as well as soils-engineering
consultant services), indirect expense or overhead (costs of doing and professional recommendations. such as test borings or
business not directly chargeable to specific projects) and profit. pits, soil-bearing values, percolation tests, air-and water-
pollution tests, ground water levels, etc.
When does it make sense to consider the hourly rate method?
Again, this is a matter of negotiation, but it makes special sense when
there are many unknowns. Indeed, many projects begin this way, con- • Necessary services during construction, including testing
tinuing until the scope of services is determined and it is possible to services and (on some projects) an on-site project
establish a stipulated sum. It may also make sense to use this approach representative.
for construction contract administration and special services, such as
energy and economic analyses. • Timely information, services, decisions and approvals.

What are reimbursable expenses? • Prompt notification of any observed faults or defects in the
These are out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the architect on behalf project, or nonconformance with the contract documents
of the project that usually cannot be predicted at the outset, such as governing the project.
long-distance travel and communications, reproduction of contract
documents, authorized overtime premiums and the cost of profes- • Legal, accounting, auditing and insurance counseling
sional liability insurance. Detailed in the Owner-Architect Agreement, services need to fulfill the owner’s responsibilities.
usually they are outside the stipulated sum or hourly billing rate, and
usually they are billed as they occur. Recognizing Some of the Fundamental Realities of Building
What about payment schedules? We spend more than $300 billion annually for new construction and
Once the method and amount of compensation have been estab- renovation in the United States, tens of thousands of individual proj-
lished, ask the architect to provide a proposed schedule of payments.
ects are launched and completed each year. Architects and their
Such a schedule will help you plan cash requirements for the project.
clients have had the opportunity to gain some collective wisdom from
What other expenses can the owner expect? these projects — wisdom that may be of value in project planing and
The Owner-Architect Agreement outlines a number of owner respon- follow-through.
sibilities, some of which will require financial outlay. These include site
surveys and legal descriptions; soils-engineering services (for exam- A good architect challenges the program, schedule and budget. Even
ple, test borings or pits); required technical tests during construction when these have been developed through painstaking effort, it is in
(for example, concrete strength tests); an on-site project representa- the client’s best interest to encourage this challenge. In this way, the
tive; and the necessary legal, auditing and insurance counseling serv- architect comes to understand project requirements. The analysis may
ices need to fulfill the owner’s responsibilities. also reveal existing or potential problem areas.

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Project scope, quality and cost are inextricably related. Any two of carefully and question all that is unclear or sewemingly incorrect. All
these variables can be fixed and controlled in design, the marketplace questions should be cleared up before the nextphase begins; changes
takes care of the third. You will need to establish priorities among afterwards will likely cost you time and money.
them and set acceptable ranges for each.
Problems Address problems when they arise, before small ones
As design proceeds, important issues will surface. The architect’s serv- become large ones. Regular project meetings provide a natural oppor-
ices bring increased client understanding of the project. As a result, tunity.
the project changes. Each milestone, usually the end-of-phase submis-
sions written into the Owner-Architect Agreement, should be used to Bringing the Builders on Board
assure continuing consensus on project scope, levels of quality, con-
struction cost and budget. It may also be necessary to adjust the serv- At some point, the project team must be expanded to include
ices required from the architect at these points. the firm or firms who will build the project. There are two basic
approaches:

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The secret to a successful project is effective project management by
both owner and architect. A summary of what the owner can do to • The owner may select the contractor or contractors based
keep the project running smoothly through design and construction on bidding. Some may choose open bidding, bidding by a
is presented here. few invited firms, or negotiation with a single selected
contractor or builder.
Project Plan Insist on a project work plan, preferable as part of the
process of negotiating the project agreements. Ask that the plan be • The owner may choose to include the contractor as a
updated on a regular basis and after any major change in scope, serv- member of the design team. Usually the builder is paid a fee
ices or schedule. for consultation during design. A stipulated sum for the
construction work is negotiated when the design is
Team Member Be part of the project-planning process and all proj- detailed enough to serve as a basis for a cost proposal.
ect meetings. Be sure that your own deadlines, as well as your own
decision processes, are reflected in that plan. It is always good practice to engage the architect to assist in the bid-
ding or negotiation process and to recommend the contractor.
Client Representative Identify a single person to represent you and Whichever way the builder is selected, the architect could assist in
to speak for you at planning sessions and project meetings. The scope preparing the bidding documents and the Owner-Contractor
of the client representative’s authority should be understood by all Agreement.
involved.
Maintaining the Professional Relationship
Internal Coordination If your organization requires several people or
departments to involve in the project, make it clear that the client rep- The architect’s services should not end with the awarding of the
resentative speaks as the boss. Conflicting advice or decisions mean construction contracts. It is highly advisable to retain the architect to:
problems later.
• Observe the construction work, evaluating it for
Meetings Plan on regular meetings of the project team and
compliance with the construction contract documents and
participate in them. Meetings should have clear agendas. Persons with
assigned tasks should have them done in time for the meetings. Be helping to determine that the project is being built as
sure the architect prepares minutes that clearly identify what designed. This service is especially important in today’s
was decided, what items now require decision making, and who is liability climate, where the contractor’s failure to construct
responsible for next steps. Minutes should be circulated to all team what has been designed can have major consequences for
members. the owner.

Documentation Require that contacts between architect and client • Review shop drawings (detailed drawings of specific
(such as phone conversations, data-gathering sessions) be document- building components or assemblies submitted by the
ed, with the results shared with appropriate member of the project contractor) as well as material and product samples to
team. This keeps everyone informed of what’s being discussed and confirm the contractor’s understanding of the design
decided outside of formal meetings. intent.

Phases The AIA standard forms of agreement designate three major • Make design changes that result from owner decisions,
design phases and submissions by the architect: schematic design, design omissions or unexpected conditions in the field.
design development, construction documents. You may wish to
include additional submissions, recognizing that each adds time and • Provide a variety of other important services for the owner
cost to the project. Use these milestones to review what has been during the time, checking contractor payments requisitions
done and to approve it as the basis for moving forward. against the progress of the work, providing final
inspections and certifications for the owner, and assisting
Decision Process Be sure that both you and your architect under- with building start-up and user education.
stand the process by which you will make decisions: Who requires
what information, who requires whose approval before deciding, how Continuing the professional relationship enables the architect to
much should be allocated for review of submissions. Diagram the serve the client’s interest and goals throughout construction and ini-
process if necessary. tial occupancy of the project.

Decisions Make decisions when they are called for. Keeping the proj- So we arrive at the bottom line: the need to complete projects that
ect “on hold” while you decide increases the possibility of creating respond to owner needs and aspirations, that are accomplished with-
conditions that may upset the delicate balance between project time, in schedule and budget, and that contribute to the quality of our com-
cost and quality. Long or indefinite delays may force the architect to munities and our lives within them.
assign key team members to other projects.
Experience tells us that successful projects, those that achieve their
Agreement Modifications Keep the Owner-Architect Agreement bottom lines, result from good clients and good architects who form
up-to-date. Modify it when project scope or services are changed. good professional, business and often personal relationships. They are
nourished by clear communication, mutually understood expecta-
Questions Pay close attention to design submissions, for the work of tions, and a willingness of both client and architect to understand and
each phase is further developed in the next. Examine submissions accept their respective responsibilities.

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Types of Services Provided by Architects Please Note:


This list helps to determine what are needed for a specific project.
Your project may or may not need each of the services listed, and the
architectural firm may or may not provide each of these services.

1 Pre-Design 2 Site Information 3 Schematic Design 4 Design Development 5 Construction


Documents
Project Administration Project Administration Project Administration Project Administration
Disciplines Coordination Disciplines Coordination Disciplines Coordination Disciplines Coordination Project Administration
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

Document Checking Document Checking Document Checking Document Checking Disciplines Coordination
Agency Review/Approval Agency Review/Approval Agency Review/Approval Agency Review/Approval Document Checking
Coordination of Owner’s Data Coordination of Owner’s Data Coordination of Owner’s Data Coordination of Owner’s Data Agency Review/Approval
Programming Site Analysis/Selection Architectural Design Architectural Design Coordination of Owner’s data
Space/Flow Diagrams Site Development/Planning Structural Design Structural Design Architectural Documentation
Existng Facilities Survey Site Utilization Studies Mechanical Design Mechanical Design Structural Documentation
Marketing Studies On-Site Utility Studies Electrical Design Electrical Design Mechanical Documentation
Economic Feasibility Studies Off-Site Utility Studies Civil Design Civil Design Electrical Documentation
Project Financing Environmental Studies & Landscape Design Landscape Design Civil Documentation
Project Scheduling Reports Interior Design Interior Design Landscape Documentation
Project Budgeting Zoning Processing Material Research & Material Research & Interior Documentation
Presentations Project Scheduling Specifications Specifications Material Research &
Project Budgeting Project Scheduling Project Scheduling Specifications
Presentations Cost Estimates Cost Estimates Bidding Documents/ Scheduling
Presentations Presentations Cost Estimates
Presentations

6 Bidding/Negotiation 7 Construction Contract 8 Post Construction Expert Witness Services


Administration Computer Applications
Project Administration Project Administration Materials & Systems Testing
Disciplines Coordination Project Administration Disciplines Coordination Demolition Services
Document Checking Disciplines Coordination Document Checking Mock-Up Services
Agency Review/Approval Document Checking Agency Review/Approval Photography
Coordination of Owner’s Data Agency Review/Approval Coordination of Owner’s Data Video Taping
Bidding Materials Coordination of Owner’s Data Maintenance & Operational Coordination with Non-Design
Addenda Field Observations Programming Professionals
Bidding Negotiations Project Representation Start-up Assistance Special Disciplines Consultation
Analysis of Alternates & Inspection Coordination Record Drawings Special Buikding Type
Substitutions Supplemental Documents Warranty Review Consultation
Special Bidding Services Quotation Requests Postcostruction
Bid Evaluation Chanfe Orders Evaluation
Construction Contract Change Directives
Agreements Project Schedule Monitoring
Cost Accounting
Project Closeout

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Owner-architect agreements spell out what both you and the • Feel free to use AIA documents. These standard forms of
architect bring to and expect from the professional relationship agreement, first developed by the American Institute of
The formal agreement between owner and architect is an opportuni- Architects in the 1880s, have been carefully reviewed and
ty to assure that both see the same project before them and that both modified over the years. They are widely used and they
agree on requirements and expectations. Before committing these present a current consensus among organizations
requirements and expectations to paper, take a look at the five steps representing owners, lawyers, contractors, engineers and
presented here and address any that may have been missed. architects. They are “coordinated” to fit together; for
example, the Architect-Consultant Agreement serves as a
1. Establish Project Requirements subcontract for the Owner-Architect Agreement; and the
Write down your project requirements as either a short statement or a Owner-Contractor Agreement, usually negotiated later
very detailed compilation. Address these points: extends the architect’s services into the construction phase.

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
• Project scope: What is to be designed and built? • If you want to modify the AIA forms, do so with great care.
• Project site: Where will (might) it be built? Since these forms are precoordinated, even simple revisions
• Levels of design quality and amenity
in one agreement may cause complications in another.
• Role of the project (in the owner’s life, business, community,
etc.)
• Do not expect your architect to warrant or guarantee
• Schedule requirements or constraints
results. Perfection is a shared but unrealistic ideal; it can no
• Target date for completion
more be attained in design and building than it can in any
• Budget estimate and sources of financing
• Codes, regulations, required design reviews other complex human pursuit.

2. Describe Project Tasks and Assign Responsibility for • Consult your legal counsel before signing these
Each One agreements.
Owner and architect should identify the predesign, design, construc-
tion and postconstruction tasks that must be undertaken to achieve
the project’s goals. The chart on pages 12 and 13 provides a starting COMPENSATING YOUR ARCHITECT
point. Both should then identify who will carry out each task. Appropriate professional compensation is important to meeting
your goals; cost and value go hand in hand.
Advice: To help produce a complete schedule, include all necessary
tasks, even if they will be done by others (say, a regulatory agency’s Experienced clients recognize that adequate compensation for the
review). architect is in their best interest as it assures the type and level of serv-
ice needed to fulfill their expectations. You may have questions about
3. Develop a First-Cut Schedule how to arrive at the appropriate compensation for your project; some
Place the tasks and responsibilities on a time line, estimate duration for of the more frequent questions are answered here:
each task. Identify the tasks that, if delayed for any reason, will delay
the completion of the project. Compare the time line with the target How much should I expect to pay an architect?
completion date and adjust one or both as appropriate. That will relate to the types and levels of professional services provid-
ed. The more service you need and the more complex or experimental
Advice: Owner, architect and other key actors who must live with the the project, the more you should budget for architectural services.
project schedule should be involved in developing it.
What methods of compensation are available?
4. Take a Critical Look at the Results These are the most common:
Is the schedule reasonable, particularly given the project’s require- • A stipulated sum based on the architect’s compensation
ments and budget? Have you allowed each actor enough time to do proposal
the work? Have you allowed yourself enough time to review the archi- • A stipulated sum per unit, based on what is to be built (for
tect’s submissions, to seek your own recommendations and approvals, example, the number of square feet, apartments, rooms)
and to make your decisions? Many project schedules don’t provide
• A percentage of the construction cost
enough time for decision making.
• Hourly rates
• Combination of the above
5. Use This Planning Work as a Basis for Establishing the
Architect’s Compensation
Ask the architect to provide you with a compensation proposal that is My project is one characterized by repetitive units (beds, rooms,
based on the tasks and schedule outlined above. apartments). Does it make sense to use these units as a basis for
compensation?
The Owner-Architect Agreement Sometimes, for example, when the probable number of units (or alter-
If you’ve done your homework, the written agreement should follow natively, the highest and lowest probable numbers) is known
without difficulty. Although a certain amount of negotiation is
inevitable, you and the architect should be of common mind on the Percentage of construction cost has been a simple and popular
key issues of project scope, services, responsibilities, schedule, con- method of compensation. Is it recommended?
struction budget and the architect’s compensation. Some advice on It depends. It is simple in concept. It requires, however, a rigorous
the subject: determination of what “construction cost” includes and does not
include. The result may be too high or too low given the complexity of
• Use a written contract. No handshake is firm enough to the project and the professional services needed to accomplish it.
reach all the understandings about the different roles and Finally, this method may penalize the architect for investing extra
obligations the owner and architect will carry out. effort to reduce construction cost on behalf of the owner.

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What does a stipulated sum include? Recognizing the Owner’s Responsibilities
This is a matter of negotiation with your architect, but generally it The Owner-Architect Agreement provides clear guidance on what is
includes the architect’s direct personnel expenses (salary and fringe expected of the owner. AIA Document B141 outlines several responsi-
benefits), other direct expenses chargeable to the project (such as bilities; your architect will assist you in clarifying them. The owner must
provide:
consultant services), indirect expense or overhead (costs of doing
business not directly chargeable to specific projects) and profit. • Design objectives, constraints and criteria, including space
requirements and relationships, flexibility, expandability,
When does it make sense to consider hourly billing methods? special equipment and site requirements
Again, this is a matter of negotiation, but it makes special sense when
there are many unknowns. Indeed, many projects begin this way, con- • Budget (including contingencies for bidding, changes in the
tinuing until the scope of services is determined and it is possible to work during construction and other costs that are the
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

establish a stipulated sum. It may also make sense to use this approach owner’s responsibility) and a statement of available funds
for construction contract administration and special services, such as for the project
energy and economic analyses.
• A legal description and survey of the site (including
available services and utilities) as well as soils-engineering
What are reimbursable expenses? services and professional recommendations (including test
These are out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the architect on behalf borings or pits, soil-bearing values, percolation tests, air-and
of the project that usually cannot be predicted at the outset, such as water-pollution tests, ground water levels)
long-distance travel and communications, reproduction of contract
documents, authorized overtime premiums and the cost of profes- • Necessary services during construction, including testing
sional liability insurance. Detailed in the Owner-Architect Agreement, services and (on some projects) an on-site project
usually they are outside the stipulated sum or hourly billing rate, and representative
usually they are billed as they occur.
• Timely information, services, decisions and approvals
What about payment schedules? • Prompt notification of any observed faults or defects in the
Once the method and amount of compensation have been estab- project, or nonconformance with the contract documents
lished, ask the architect to provide a proposed schedule of payments. governing the project
Such a schedule will help you plan cash requirements for the project.
• Legal, accounting, auditing and insurance counseling
What other expenses can the owner expect? services need to fulfill the owner’s responsibilities.
The Owner-Architect Agreement outlines a number of owner respon-
Recognizing Some of the Fundamental Realities of Building
sibilities, some of which will require financial outlay. These include site
We spend more than $300 billion annually for new construction and
surveys and legal descriptions; soils-engineering services (for exam- renovation in the United States, tens of thousands of individual proj-
ple, test borings or pits); required technical tests during construction ects are launched and completed each year. Architects and their
(for example, concrete strength tests); an on-site project representa- clients have had the opportunity to gain some collective wisdom from
tive; and the necessary legal, auditing and insurance counseling serv- these projects — wisdom that may be of value in project planing and
ices need to fulfill the owner’s responsibilities. follow-through.

What happens if owner and architect cannot agree on Project scope, quality and cost are inextricably related. Any two of these
compensation? variables can be fixed and controlled in design, the marketplace takes
care of the third. You will need to establish priorities among them and
Keep talking, so that each understands the other’s basis for negotia-
set acceptable ranges for each one.
tion. Often, differences result from incomplete or inaccurate under-
standings of project scope or services. Perhaps some services can be A good architect challenges the program, schedule and budget. Even
performed by the architect on an hourly basis or by the owner. when these have been developed through painstaking effort, it is in
Perhaps coordination of owner forces, special consultants or other the client’s best interest to encourage this challenge. In this way, the
actors mandated by the owner is adding to the architect’s costs. When architect comes to understand project requirements. The analysis may
everything is mutually understood and there is no closure on com- also reveal existing or potential problem areas.
pensation level, both the owner and the architect have no choice but
to discontinue negotiation. As design proceeds, important issues will surface. The architect’s services
bring increased client understanding of the project. As a result, the
project changes. Each milestone, usually the end-of-phase submis-
sions written into the Owner-Architect Agreement, should be used to
KEEPING THE PROJECT ON TRACK assure continuing consensus on project scope, levels of quality, con-
struction cost and budget. It may also be necessary to adjust the serv-
Both you and the architect can take specific steps to help meet ices required from the architect at these points.
your quality, time, and budget goals.
Design and building are group activities. Many people and firms come The secret to a successful project is effective project management by both
together to do a project; they may not have worked together before owner and architect. A summary of what the owner can do to keep the
and they may not work together again. They collaborate to produce a project running smoothly through design and construction is present-
ed here.
complex and usually unique result on a specific site. As the project
unfolds, hundreds of individual design decisions and commitments Project Plan. Insist on a project work plan, preferable as part of the
are made. Needs and conditions change, and work is modified. A process of negotiating the project agreements. Ask that the plan be
strong and healthy relationship between owner and architect is essen- updated on a regular basis and after any major change in scope, serv-
tial to keep the project on track. ices or schedule.

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Team Member. Be part of the project-planning process and all project • The owner may select the contractor or contractors based
s meetings. Be sure that your own deadlines, as well as your own deci- on the construction contract documents. Public owners
- sion processes, are reflected in that plan. generally must engage in an open competitive bidding
t process. Other owners may choose open competitive
Client Representative. Identify a single person to represent you and to bidding, competitive bidding by a few invited firms, or
speak for you at planning sessions and project meetings. The scope of negotiation with a single selected contractor or builder.
e
the client representative’s authority should be understood by all
, • The owner may choose to include the contractor as a
involved.
member of the design team. Usually the builder is paid a fee
Internal Coordination. If yours is an organization where several people for consultation during design; a stipulated sum for the
e construction work is negotiated when the design is
e or departments must be involved in the project work, make it clear
that the client representative speaks as the boss. Conflicting advice or detailed enough to serve as a basis for a cost proposal.
s

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
requirements will inevitably cause problems later.
However and whenever builders are selected, it is likely that the
g Meetings. Plan on regular meetings of the project team and participate architect will assist in preparing the bidding documents and the
g Owner-Contractor Agreement forms as part of the construction
in them. Meetings should have clear agendas. Persons with assigned
t contract documents.
tasks should have them done in time for the meetings. Be sure the
d architect prepares minutes that clearly identify what was decided,
It is good practice to engage the architect to assist in the bidding or
what items now require decision making, and who is responsible for
negotiation process and to recommend construction contractors.
next steps. Minutes should be circulated to all team members.
g
t
Documentation. Require that contacts between architect and client Maintaining the Professional Relationship
(for example, phone conversations, data-gathering sessions) be docu- The architect’s services should not end with the awarding of the
mented, with the results shared with appropriate member of the proj- construction contracts. It is highly advisable to retain the architect to:
ect team. This system keeps everyone informed of what’s being dis-
e cussed and decided outside of formal project meetings and presenta- • Observe the construction work, evaluating it for
s tions. compliance with the construction contract documents and
helping to determine that the project is being built as
Phases. The AIA standard forms of agreement designate three major designed. This service is especially important in today’s
g design phases and submissions by the architect: schematic design, liability climate, where the contractor’s failure to construct
design development, construction documents. You may wish to what has been designed can have major consequences for
include additional submissions, recognizing that each adds time and the owner.
cost to the project. Use these milestones to review what has been
d done and to approve it as the basis for moving forward. • Review shop drawings (detailed drawings of specific
- building components or assemblies submitted by the
r
Decision Process. Be sure that both you and your architect understand contractor) as well as material and product samples to
m
the process by which you will make decisions: Who requires what confirm the contractor’s understanding of the design
d
information, who requires whose approval before deciding, how much intent.
should be allocated for review of submissions. Diagram the process if
e you are unsure. • Make design changes that result from owner decisions,
s design omissions or unexpected conditions in the field.
d Decisions. Make decisions when they are called for. Keeping the proj-
ect “on hold” while you decide increases the possibility of changes in • Provide a variety of other important services for the owner
conditions that may upset the delicate balance between project time, during the time, checking contractor payments requisitions
n cost and quality. Long or indefinite delays may force the architect to against the progress of the work, providing final
n assign key team members to other projects. inspections and certifications for the owner, and assisting
e with building start-up and user education.
y
Agreement Modifications. Keep the Owner-Architect Agreement up-to-
Continuing the professional relationship enables the architect to serve
date. Modify it when project scope or services are changed.
the client’s interest and goals throughout construction and initial
s occupancy of the project.
e Questions. When you have questions, ask them. Pay particular attention
- to design submissions, for the work of each phase is further developed Reprinted, with permission, from The American Institute of Architects
o in the next. Look at these submissions carefully and ask about any-
- thing that is unclear or incorrect. All questions should be cleared up So we arrive at the bottom line — the need to complete projects that
- before the construction contract documents phase begins; changes respond to owner needs and aspirations, that are accomplished with-
after this point will most likely cost you time and money. in schedule and budget, and that contribute to the quality of our com-
munities and our lives within them.
h Problems. Address problems when they arise and before small ones
e become large ones. Regular project meetings provide a natural oppor- Experience tells us that successful projects — those that achieve their
- tunity. bottom lines — result from good clients and good architects who
form good professional, business and often personal relationships.
Bringing the Builders on Board These relationships are formed early on; they are nourished by clear
e
e At some point, the project team must be expanded to include communication, mutually understood expectations, and a willingness
- the firm or firms who will build the project. There are two basic of both client and architect to understand and accept their responsi-
approaches: bilities for realizing a successful project.

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Qualifications-Based Selection – s


A Process for the Selection of Architects by Public Owners •

PREFACE scope of work for such services at the time the selection is made and
How do public owners choose an architect? When selecting a design the importance of selecting the best qualified firm. In general, the •
professional, a public owner’s primary concerns are to get the best architect-engineer or land surveyor is engaged to represent the (state’s) •
available design services for the taxpayers’ money and conduct a fair interest and is, therefore, in a different relationship with the (state) from •
and equitable selection process. Qualifications-based selection, or QBS,
KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES

evolved from the public owner’s need to be an informed consumer and that normally existing in a buyer-seller situation. For these reasons, the
qualifications, competence, and availability of three most qualified •
to have a logical, fair, and objective means of selecting an architect.
architect-engineer or land surveying firms is considered initially, and
This traditional, qualifications-based approach to procuring architec- price negotiated later.
tural and engineering services on publicly funded projects was codified •
into law (P.L. 92-582) in l972 by the U.S. Congress. Called the “Brooks In addition, studies have shown that the use of QBS for public buildings
Act” after U.S. Representative Jack Brooks of Texas, the legislation’s •
is more efficient and less costly than the use of a selection system that
sponsor, the law requires that architects and engineers be selected for
all federal government projects on the basis of qualifications, subject to uses price as a primary criteria.1 (see endnote)
negotiation of fair and reasonable compensation. •
HOW DOES QBS WORK?
Whether it’s called Brooks selection or qualifications-based selection, QBS is a fair and rational procedure that facilitates the selection of a •
the process is the same. It provides owners with a fair, rational, and effi- design professional for government projects based on qualifications
cient method of selecting an architect based on an evaluation of the and competence in relation to the scope and needs of the particular
architect’s qualifications and competence as they relate to the
project. There is no magic process that is QBS. Instead, QBS evolves
demands and needs of the specific project. QBS is used not only by the
federal government but also by most states and numerous localities. from multiple variables that must be tailored to fit each specific
And QBS is recommended by the American Bar Association’s Model project. •
Procurement Code for State and Local Government.
In most instances, the QBS process will include all or part of the
The American Institute of Architects has long supported the qualifica- •
following steps.
tions-based approach to selecting architects for public projects. All
clients in the public and private sectors are, of course, free to choose an •
architect by whatever lawful method they believe best suits their l. The owner identifies the general scope of work.
needs, and it is not the policy of the AIA that it is unprofessional or 2. The selection time frame is established.
unethical for architects to submit price quotations. Long experience 3. A list of architectural firms is compiled.
with many successful and unsuccessful projects tells us, however, that 4. Letters of qualifications are requested. A
selection first on the basis of qualifications, followed by negotiation of 5. Letters of qualifications are evaluated. g
a fair and reasonable fee, is most likely to achieve the good results every 6. A short list of firms to be interviewed is determined. s
public owner desires.
7. A tour of the site and/or facility is arranged for short-listed i
firms. m
8. Interviews are conducted and the firms ranked for
WHY DO PUBLIC OWNERS USE QBS? selection. A
The QBS process recognizes that design professionals play a critical role 9. A contract is negotiated with the selected firm. If an o
in the public building process and that procurement of architectural agreement cannot be reached with the top-ranked firm, p
services is a very specialized type of procurement. The quality of the those negotiations are ended and negotiations begin with
design services provided by the architect or engineer is the single most E
important factor in determining the overall construction costs and life- the second-ranked firm, and so on down the line until
T
cycle costs of a building. Since design services represent only a small agreement is reached.
o
percentage of the initial construction budget, it is in the best interest of l0. All firms involved receive post-selection communications. p
the taxpayer to ensure that the most qualified firms are selected for l
public projects. This process, and variations, are detailed in the following sections.
T
Competitive bidding for architectural and engineering services is not in
DEVELOPING THE GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK n
the best interest of the public owner. At the beginning of the selection
procedure, the client often is not aware of which professional services To begin the selection process, the public owner must briefly identify s
are required; the client and the selected architect define the scope of the general scope and the particular needs of the project. Just as the p
those services as part of their negotiation to ensure that the services owner needs information about the qualifications and competence of s
provided fully meet the owner’s needs. the architectural firms, the firms need to know what the project param- o
eters are. When the scope of work is properly described and communi- i
In recommending QBS for public owners, the American Bar cated, it saves time, money, and effort for the owner and the architects s
Association’s Model Procurement Code for State and Local i
alike. A well-defined scope of work allows the architectural firms to tai-
Governments says: p
lor their statements of qualifications directly to the project require-
The principal reasons supporting this selection procedure for architect- ments, and provides the owner with a more uniform basis for evaluat-
A
engineer and land surveying services are the lack of a definitive ing the responses.
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The following are the basic elements that normally will be included in a COMPILING A LIST OF ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS
statement of the scope of work for a public project: How does the public owner identify architecture firms from which to
request a statement of qualifications? Some of the factors that should
• Owner’s name. be considered in compiling the list of architecture firms are:
• Description of function and short history of the owner
organization or agency, including the goals or events that • The number of firms the owner wishes to involve
d prompt the project. • The geographic location and distribution of the firms.
e • Project name or identification.
) • Project location. Advertisements. Placing public notices of projects in newspapers and
m • Contact person. (This person should be identified clearly as
trade or professional publications is often required by state or local laws
e the only person to contact for information on the project.)

KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES
and regulations. Such announcements will reach a significant sector of
d • The selection panel or client groups, e.g., boards,
the architectural community and will result in a large number of
d foundations, committees, and citizen groups, are identified
and their involvement explained. responses through the mail and over the telephone. If this approach is
• Other construction in process or planned for the same site used, the owner should be prepared to spend time evaluating these ini-
but not part of the scope of work is described. tial expressions of interest to narrow the list down to a workable num-
s • Completed studies, surveys, and/or preliminary feasibility ber of firms, which will then be asked to submit letters of qualifications.
t work that are relevant to the project and available to the
firms that will be short-listed and interviewed are described. Directories. Some professional organizations publish directories or
• Requirements are set for further feasibility planning prior to make mailing lists of their member firms available. These are often help-
design and construction. ful in identifying firms with interest and/or experience in specific types
a • Project outline is developed, including intended size, of projects. Some AIA chapters also operate job referral programs to
s function, and occupancy and other general anticipated help owners locate firms. Local telephone yellow pages and other kinds
r requirements, e.g., renovation, demolition, additions, new of community business directories are also a source of architecture
s construction, and energy, land use, and site selection firms, and can usually be found in the reference section of the local
c considerations. library.
• Anticipated time frame is set, including completion of
design work, beginning of construction, and planned Referrals. To identify firms on a more selective basis, an owner may wish
e project completion date. to contact other owners who have used architects’ services recently on
• Archi