Events: What’s Happening in December from AIA|LA

AIA-LA-x2Another busy year is nearly in the books for our industry partner AIA|LA. While the coming month is quieter than some, there are still several compelling opportunities. First, though, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate the new members of the organization’s 2015 Board of Directors. President: Ted Hyman, FAIA—ZGF Architects, LLP; Vice President/President-Elect: Debra Gerod, FAIA—Gruen Associates; Secretary, Douglas Teiger, AIA—Abramson Teiger Architects; Treasurer: Douglas Noble, FAIA, Ph.D—USC School of Architecture; Past President: Andrea Cohen Gehring, FAIA—DLR Group; Directors: Jim Auld, AIA, Altoon Partners LLP; Jeffrey Averill, FAIA—UCLA; Gail Peter Borden, AIA, Borden Partnership, LLP & USC; Gwynne Pugh, FAIA—Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio; Darrell S. “Rocky” Rockefeller, AIA—Rockefeller Partners Architects; Christi Van Cleve, AIA—Roschen Van Cleve Architects; Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, AIA—WROAD; AIACC Representative: Michael Folonis, FAIA, Folonis Architects; Scott Hunter, AIA—HKS Architects Los Angeles; Public Member: Jenna Hornstock—L.A. County Metro; Marie Rumsey, Planning Director, Council District 13, The Office of Mitch O’Farrell; Associate Director, Courtney Crosson, Assoc. AIA—BuroHappold Engineering; Ex-Officio Associate Director: Jeanette Hattan, Assoc. AIA—Jeanette Hattan Designs. Good wishes to everyone as they begin their terms. Their installation and the AIA|LA’s holiday party will take place on December 4. RSVP by November 28. Now, on to more events. December 4 sees the final installment of the 2014 AIA|LA City Leaders Breakfast Series. On tap will be Seleta Reynolds, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation. It’s a great opportunity to get the scoop on what’s happening with transportation and the city—straight from the source. To squeeze in some learning credits before the end of the year, be sure to sign up for AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Parking and Passenger Drop-Offs & Stepping Thru Accessible Businesses on December 12. Opening December 13 and running until May 2015, the Annenberg Space for Photography will host Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change, Featuring Works by Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes & Paula Bronstein. Curated by Frances Anderton, the architecture writer, radio host and executive producer of KCRW’s “DnA: Design and Architecture,” the show features newly commissioned and archival works by photographers Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Paula Bronstein, and Jonas Bendiksen, and marks the first show at the venue to feature commissioned work.

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