December 4, 2012
In the following partial transcript from a November 15 breakfast forum held by the American Institute of Architects, LA City Council President Herb Wesson leads an assessment of the pros/cons of merging the Department of Planning with Building and Safety in response to budgetary constraints.
August 1, 2012
Roundtable discussion on AB 904, a California Legislature bill that would have erased parking minimums across the state. Featuring Mott Smith, Don Shoup, Jeff Kiernan, Dave Snow, Carl Muhlstein, and Bill Roschen.
June 29, 2012
AIA Design Conference panel moderated by TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, featuring Chet Widom (State Architect, State of California), Kate Diamond (HMC Architects), Dr. Jonathan Fielding (Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health), and Dr. Richard Jackson (UCLA).
December 19, 2011
Peter Zellner, a Culver City-based architect and a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, sat down with TPR as a follow-up to the AIA net zero energy roundtable. Zellner’s work on art galleries has gained ZELLNERPLUS the most recognition. His grappling with questions of urbanism and sustainability, however, professionally challenge common notions of how Los Angeles’ built environment may evolve.
December 16, 2011
A roundtable discussion hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles, and featuring some of the region's most prominent designers sheds light on the role of the architect in greening the built environment. While design innovations have created energy efficient buildings and have raised awareness, coordinated government action could provide the scale necessary for noticeable change.
March 30, 2012
Chet Widom spoke to leading architects in the Los Angeles area at an AIA event in March to explain what he intends to accomplish in his new position as State Architect. Review boards and documentation slow down the design and construction process significantly, and Widom faces the difficult challenge of speeding the process up with limited resources in a complicated bureaucracy.
June 1, 2011
The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosted a roundtable to discuss one of the most vexing policy and design questions that face cities: what kind of signage improves a cityscape?
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