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Manual For Creative Model Makers Los Angeles

Manual For Creative Model Makers Los Angeles

He specialises in making interactive models and getting people to participate either in the finished product or during its construction. With full-time working studios in New York and Los Angeles, Nathan has 2.5 million LEGO bricks at his immediate disposal to craft large-scale sculptures for collectors,. Nov 15, 2017. The First Years, a division of TOMY International, is one of the world's leading juvenile products companies. Children don't come with an instruction manual; for more than 65 years we have been helping new parents by creating valued products that enhance and support their perfectly imperfect journey. - Backed by the resources of Independent Feature Project/West, co-authors Nicole Shay LaLoggia and Eden H. Wurmfeld have written the definitive low-budget production manual. Using examples from the Swingers and Kissing Jessica Stein, this comprehensive manual offers the independent filmmaker a single volume.

IFP/Los Angeles Independent Filmmaker's Manual, Second Edition.

When: Wednesday – December 13, 2017 From 4:30pm - 6:30pm Where: Arup, 12777 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90066 Annual Open Mic Night *** Join us for the AIA LA Healthcare Committee’s final event of the year – our annual Open Mic Night. This is an chance for YOU, the audience, to have an opportunity to show us your unique and most innovative work, either on the boards or recently completed, to present or discuss any exciting or innovative healthcare topics or research. Agenda: 4:30-5:00pm: Networking 5:00-5:20pm: Richard/Parini recap 2017 year; Preview of 2018; and introduce Chai Jayachandran as new incoming co-chair for 2018. 5:20pm-6:00 pm: Open Mic Presentations #1, 2, 3, 4 6:00pm-6:30pm: More networking 1.

Healthcare Planning and Design in the Architectural Education Curriculum The initiative to introduce a new program at the University of Southern California. Presenter: Ashley Mangus University of Southern California Masters Program Candidate USC Research Associate 2. Healthcare Acoustic Space Presenter: Nick Antonio – Antonio Acoustics Presenter: William Chu - Acentech Nick will describe patient and staff responses to noise, impacts and effects and why a simplistic reduction of noise is not necessarily a solution. William will compare ancient and recent spaces specifically designed to promote well being and healing, examining how good aural communication enhances the patient experience. Healthcare Design in the Age of AI Presenter: Alise Robles SmithGroupJJR, Architectural Designer Discussion will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and healthcare environment set in the year 2025. Combining both speculative futures thinking with human-centered design, Alise will discuss how technology and physical space can merge to create an entirely new healthcare environment. Her research was distinguished with the Herman Miller Scholarship at HCD 2017.

Healthcare Presentation by Arup Presenter: Arup This topic description is being developed, but will discuss aspects of engineering in healthcare. *** To register for this event click [Here] *** Special thanks to Arup for hosting this event at their office. December 13 4:30PM-6:30PM committee 13-Dec-2017 13-Dec-2017. Disney’s iconic theme parks and structures transport guests to many imaginative times and places. Providing an inside look at the Disney theme park design process, this presentation will share how these unique structures come to be, and highlight lessons learned that can be applied by creative design teams to enhance the aesthetic of any project. While operating in different locations worldwide, the constants of safety, Disney quality, and guest experience must be assured at the highest level. Using examples from the various parks from the original 1950’s Disneyland in Anaheim, California to the most recent park completed in Shanghai, China - Mr.

Estes will discuss how Disney’s unique design and construction practices address local infrastructure codes and the incredible diversity of site conditions. And with the variety of facilities contained within a single Disney theme park, from retail and restaurants to rides and theaters, the overlap between static buildings and moving ride-based systems will certainly make this a dynamic conversation. While your everyday projects may not entail rushing water, high speed rides, or floating through time, the discussion of Disney’s design processes and collaboration efforts among the varied project consultants will provide lessons that each of us can use to make every project a success. January 10 5:30-8:00PM aia 10-Jan-2018 10-Jan-2018. Interior Architecture Committee Tour Fender Headquarters in Hollywood DATE: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 pm PLACE: 1575 N Gower Street, Los Angeles (Columbia Square) A discreet red neon sign reading Fender announces this iconic company on Gower between Hollywood and Sunset. Designed by Rapt Studio, Fender’s headquarters is only steps away from other music and entertainment giants in the neighborhood. The new HQ occupies two unique buildings: 24,500 sq.

On two floors in a contemporary mid-rise building, and 8,600 sq. In an adjacent 1940s adaptive reuse that Fender has dubbed the Bungalow. The first building is home to the executive, sales, and marketing teams, and the public is welcome to explore a museum-like installation and feature wall upon entering. A polished white Fender guitar finds a home in the white on white feature wall, welcoming visitors to play any time. Simply said by Rapt, “The look is professional, intentionally not too rock ’n’ roll.” The polished concrete floor and generally neutral finishes are the perfect backdrop to collections of vibrantly colored Fender guitars, the real art in the space.

The Bungalow has a completely different personality and is home to Fender product development. The building is the adaptive reuse of a 1940s sound stage and although largely new, the original wooden bow trusses were retained along with a 30-foot ceiling (shown above). It’s a magical space and at this time of year, and one might think it doubles as one of Santa’s workshop.

The design of the space was influenced by the sleek contours, niche colors, and finely tuned hardware of Fender guitars—while still taking into account the workflow and product development process unique to the teams at Fender. Leo Fender, the inventor and craftsman who founded in 1946, would likely be very proud that Fender Musical Instruments Corporation continues its legacy here. The tour will be conducted by Sam Farhang, President and Creative Director of Rapt Studios.

Wine and cheese will be generously provided by: TheSheridanGroup Nienkamper (logo to follow) December 6th 6:00–8:30pm committee 06-Dec-2017 06-Dec-2017. The restoration and expansion of the Ward House, a landmarked Bel Air residence on Mulholland Drive, doubles its livable space while emphasizing thoughtful proportions and sight lines. It was paramount to preserve the integrity of the historic house, originally designed by Case Study architect Rodney Walker in 1954, but to give it a distinctly contemporary feel. True to the scale and simplicity of the original structure, the annex is carefully nested in the hillside. New and old are connected only via a concrete bridge, a catwalk library that meets the second floor of the Walker house on natural grade. With its top floor cantilevered above the hillside and reoriented to capture distant mountain views, the annex footprint remains contained and distinct from the old house.

While employing current building technology to achieve a contemporary architectural solution, the new construction takes cues from the historic house – honoring the Case Study philosophy of economy in which the skin of a building derives from its structure, and of pure materials thoughtfully applied in context. So the lower level walls are exposed cast in place concrete, while the cantilevered section is a steel frame with cement board cladding (exterior) and ash paneling (interior). Features like the custom formed retaining wall, built to resemble the original house’s cladding, embeds its memory, creating an aesthetic that links past to future.

Both commanding and discreet, maximizing the flow of natural light and air, and pushing the concept of indoor/outdoor living, the annex is airborne over the property and open to extensive views. Designed by Andrea Lenardin, principal of a l m project, a Los Angeles-based practice with an eye to the broader domain of placemaking.

In their residential work a l m project recognizes and challenges the convention of strictly coded domestic spaces, actively seeking imaginative design solutions that enable the fusion of live/work and simply inspire to “live more”. November 15 aia 15-Nov-2017 15-Nov-2017. The Cultural Landscape Foundation, in collaboration with the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, has organized a public, daylong symposium that will examine the influences and accomplishments of renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916 - 2009) and his impact on the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles. Nationally recognized speakers include Kenneth I.

Helphand, FASLA, James A. Garland, Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Buzz Yudell, FAIA, Antonio Pacheco, Robert Maguire III, Janice Ross, Steve Koch, FASLA, and Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA. November 4 community 4-Nov-2017 4-Nov-2017. A&E firms qualify for various special tax credits and incentives. The California Competes tax credit is an income tax credit available to business who want to come, stay or grow in California.

Come learn about this lucrative tax credit and how a large portion of your investment in capital equipment and increased headcount can significantly reduce your taxes. In addition, the State of California offer training grants/contracts to businesses to create and keep jobs in state. Program attendees will learn about the nearly $100Million California training grant program currently offered through the ETP, the type of training that qualifies, along with the application, tracking and payment process. Attendees will also learn about Federal and CA State R&D tax credits and how the credits impacts taxes for C corporations versus S corporations and other entities. January 17 6:00-8:00PM aia 17-Jan-2018 17-Jan-2018.

December 8 Stepping Thru Doors, Gates, & Signs, and What Makes Them Accessible DESCRIPTION Just about every facility has a door or gate that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance. We will review door and gate requirements from clearances and specifications to operating hardware, including automatic opening devices. The requirements vary depending upon the type of entry and whether it is swinging, sliding, pocket, or just an opening.

There are power-assist, low energy, and automatic doors and gates which have further requirements over and above manual doors. As always, the approach has impact on spatial parameters. We will additionally review permanent room signs which are associated with doors and also have impact on spatial requirements.

The Norris Healthcare Center is the latest addition to the USC Health Sciences campus and was constructed for Keck Medicine of USC. It is a major regional and national resource for cancer research, treatment, prevention and education. The building is comprised of one floor below grade and six floors above totaling 110,000 square feet. Programmatic elements in the building include: Food Service with an outdoor Dining Plaza, six Operating Rooms, Pre-Op, PACU, Phlebotomy, Conference Center, and clinics for Multidisciplinary services, Oncology, Infusion and Imaging. There is a cutting-edge Multiple Sclerosis (MS) clinic, as well as “destination” urology services. HKS Architects is the designer and the general contractor was DPR Construction Inc.

October 18 4:30-6:30PM committee 18-Oct-2017 18-Oct-2017. Complete Communities: A Primer on Urban Design, Architecture, and Planning This meeting will serve as a forum to review, provide critical feedback and further discussion of a primer in PowerPoint form that the architectural community can take to the public - such as neighborhood councils, high schools, planning commissions, etc. - to help give them a framework for understanding the key elements that go into urban design, architecture, and planning. In part, this was developed in collaboration with METRO Los Angeles to provide the public an understanding of complete communities and a language to facilitate more informed discussions around the development of our neighborhoods.

We welcome questions around content, format and how to speak about density vis a vis the future of our regional development. October 4 6:00 - 8:00pm aia 04-Oct-2017 04-Oct-2017. Join LightShow West Oct. 11-12, 2017 at Kentia Hall in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The West’s best biennial trade show and conference is geared toward architects, lighting designers, engineers, interior designers, lighting specifiers, facility managers, utility companies, IT managers and energy specialists who seek relevant education and the latest solutions from leading manufacturers of lighting, controls and related technologies. The caliber of the event was confirmed in 2015 with an “A” rating from the Edison Report. Oct 11-12 community 11-Oct-2017 12-Oct-2017. Facades+ returns to Los Angles this October. The goal of the Facades+ conference is to focus on the design and performance on the next generation of facades.

The conference provides proven insights on how to make your ideas become reality. Some of the world's most productive building professionals and leading researchers are brought together to share insights on how facades ideas are brought to life. Facades+ unites top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high performance envelopes contribute to and are shaped by LA’s unique architectural landscape. Be inspired and learn how to innovate all steps of facade implementation—from systems and materials to designs and delivery strategies. October 19-20 community 19-Oct-2017 20-Oct-2017. This tour will feature back to back tours of affordable housing projects in Hollywood: 'Selma Community Housing' designed by Abode Communities Architecture and 'Step Up on Vine' designed by Egan Simon Architecture. This tour will highlight the the process of designing these two buildings as well as the larger conversation about affordable housing and density in Los Angeles.

Following the tour will be refreshments on the roof at Step Up on Vine! September 26, 2017 5:00-7:00PM aia 26-Sep-2017 26-Sep-2017.

Join us for a very special panel + tour throughout South LA that features the work of Lehrer Architects LA and Darin Johnstone Architects in collaboration wit SCI-Arc students! The ‘IVRV’ house is the result of a collaboration between Southern California Institute of Architecture and Habitat for Humanity of greater Los Angeles. It represents the mergence of two complimentary missions; to educate Architects who will imagine and shape the future and to provide simple, decent, affordable housing for all. The house is intended to challenge the status quo of sustainable / affordable housing in both form and content. The SCI Arc student designed and constructed house (directed by Darin Johnstone) strives to answer a typical residential program in an unexpected way.

The unique characteristics of the house are the result of two main drivers. The design strives to create a sanctuary in a neighborhood where crime and violence are still a concern while synthesizing sustainable features into an overall aesthetic. What appears to be the front of the house is a thickened threshold to an indoor-outdoor entry court protected from the realities of the street by ‘eco-screens’ that shelter the area with a new kind of trellis designed to shade the courtyard, capture energy and clean the air. The form of the house comes from an exploration of an unadorned two-story gable roof profile that was transformed to create a livable home and protected outdoor area capitalizing on the full benefits of the California climate and lifestyle. Habitat for Humanity works to create decent, safe, affordable homes for every man woman and child. With this project, we strove to create something that was also delightful, sustainable and inspiring. SCI Arc in Collaboration with Habitat for Humanity directed by Darin Johnstone September 23rd 10:00AM-2:00PM aia 23-Sep-2017 23-Sep-2017.

Michelle Boehm, the Southern California Regional Director for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, looks forward to sharing the latest news and updates with AIA Los Angeles members about statewide progress, construction sites in the Central Valley, and status of the project in the Southern California region. Significant progress toward an EIR is happening in all Southern California sections: Bakersfield to Palmdale, Palmdale to Burbank, Burbank to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Anaheim. October 3, 2017 6:00-8:00PM aia 03-Oct-2017 03-Oct-2017. POWERFUL is the AIA LA's fourth conference featuring inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession.

This year the symposium moves to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in recognition of women’s rising star in the design field, and the event’s popularity. All three previous Powerful conferences sold out. Amy Elaine Wakeland is a political strategist, public policy expert, and advocate for children and families. She recently led successful efforts to fund and complete the City’s first-ever data driven analysis of the status of women and girls. She is active with organizations and campaigns focused on combating sexual and domestic violence, empowering women and girls, and serving our city's most vulnerable residents. Dana Cuff is a professor, author, and scholar in architecture and urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles where she is also the founding director of cityLAB, a think tank that explores design innovations in the emerging metropolis ( October 5, 2017 8:00AM-4:00PM aia 05-Oct-2017 05-Oct-2017.

John Mei, Esq., Partner danziger + mei a professional law corp. 21031 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1100 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 P: 818-712-6911 F: (818)712-0038 I provide clients with legal solutions in the areas of immigration and business immigration law. I currently represent international/multinational corporations, design and architectural firms, start-ups, publically traded companies, hospitals, universities and other public agencies in helping them obtain temporary and permanent work visas for their international employees, physicians, and scholars. In the area of academia, I currently represent several prestigious universities in helping its professors and scholars obtain temporary work visas and applications for permanent residency. I have also successfully handled many permanent applications for residency in the United States for professors and researchers under the EB-1 category as aliens of extraordinary ability and merit or as an Outstanding Professor or Researcher.

I also work closely with human resources managers and directors, advising them on various immigration and immigration compliance related issues to hiring foreign nationals before the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S.

Citizenship and Immigration Services. Among multinational corporations I have successfully processed many EB-1 petitions for international executives/manager transferees. A list of my practice areas include: • Nonimmigrant Visas: E-3, H-1B, L-1B, L-1A, O-1, J-1, and TN etc. This task force will identify a few very specific homelessness & housing policy ‘call to actions’ to prioritize and then will establish a road-map to accomplish moving forward on these call-to-actions. There is also a group of “Yes and” pro-housing advocates being led by LAplus, The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Abundant Housing LA - and ideally once the D4D task force has had a chance to identify its core objectives we can align in effort and synthesize our ideas and call-to-actions together. Multidisciplinary collaboration will be key to our success.

August 29 6:00-8:00PM aia 29-Aug-2017 29-Aug-2017. Fundamentos Da Fisica 3 Ramalho Download Movies more. This task force will identify a few very specific homelessness & housing policy ‘call to actions’ to prioritize and then will establish a road-map to accomplish moving forward on these call-to-actions.

There is also a group of “Yes and” pro-housing advocates being led by LAplus, The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Abundant Housing LA - and ideally once the D4D task force has had a chance to identify its core objectives we can align in effort and synthesize our ideas and call-to-actions together. Multidisciplinary collaboration will be key to our success. August 9 6:00PM-8:00PM aia 09-Aug-2017 09-Aug-2017. When: Wednesday – August 16, 2017 From 4:30pm - 6:30pm Where: HOK - 9530 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232 USA Past, Present and Future Emergency Department Design: Six Case Studies Emergency Departments face constant challenges including unpredictable volumes and patient care assessment of varying levels. These departments work as part of a greater healthcare system which faces the need to improve efficiency and quality of care.

An added concerns is for disaster preparedness for mass casualty events such as virus outbreaks or catastrophic weather. This joint presentation by HOK and HMC will showcase changing trends in Emergency Department Design over the past 10 years. Each firm will showcase three California projects: one past project, one recently completed project and one future project.

We will discuss the facility goals and the planning solutions and how these have evolved with each project. Presenters: Peter Grandine Vice-President, Senior Medical Planner HOK Peter Grandine is a Senior Medical Planner with over 30 years of space planning and programming experience. He has worked on projects from Schematic Design through Construction Administration on highly complex projects, many of which are major medical centers. Peter provides strong leadership and is able to build consensus during a critical part of planning – user group meetings. He is able to listen and respond to user needs and ultimately offers sound solutions that everyone can agree upon. Hunvey Chen, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C Senior Associate, Senior Project Architect HOK Hunvey Chen is a Senior Project Architect specializing in collaborative healthcare projects. Her focus is on the translation of the design and coordination with the project team from planning through construction administration.

With 20 years of industry experience, her emphasis is on fostering working partnership with clients, general contractors and agencies such as OSHPD. Kirk Rose, AIA, DBIA Principal-in-Charge, Healthcare Practice Leader HMC Architects Kirk Rose has led teams in design of over $3 billion construction value Master Plans, large scale Acute Care, Outpatient and Behavioral Health projects and Renovations. He specializes in integrating Contractors into design and has pioneered related design management techniques. As Healthcare Practice Leader he sets strategic direction, recruits and develops key leaders and manages the business. George Vangelatos, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Design Principal, Healthcare Practice Leader HMC Architects George Vangelatos has led design and planning of many significant Healthcare projects in the U.S. And overseas. He specializes in LEAN design and planning, and has led clients and teams in developing design sets, guided decision making, and design and construction innovations.

As Healthcare Practice Leader he sets strategic direction, recruits and develops key leaders and nurtures design quality and thought leadership. *** To register for this event click Here Valet parking will be available in the parking lots to the east or west of the building.

Street parking is also available. *** Special thanks to HOK for hosting this event at their showroom!

August 16, 2017 4:30-6:30PM committee 16-Aug-2017 16-Aug-2017. On average we spend 2,400 hours per year at the office, spending six hours a day sitting at a desk. How can we improve health outcomes, increase productivity, and attract and retain good staff? How can we measure the impact of healthy building design to the occupants?

The design of Hillman Hall for the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health at Washington University in St Louis redefines the traditional academic building. This newly completed “healthy” building case study will address the importance of integrating health and wellness into building and landscape design to increase opportunities for physical activity and enhanced student, faculty, and staff collaboration and social networks.

August 3, 2017 6:30-8:00PM committee 03-Aug-2017 03-Aug-2017. Join Metropolis' Susan S. Szenasy and Clive Wilkinson Architects for a Think Tank discussion on AI and the Workplace: The Peril and Promise of Advanced Computing As the power and presence of artificial intelligence grows, and machines increasingly become autonomous, what work will be left for us, mere humans? With our occupations such a central part of how we see ourselves, the worker’s concern with AI is as much existential as it is economical. Our cities and lifestyle shall be impacted by the new technological change brought on by Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, and it is incumbent on city planners and architects to anticipate a new urban culture based on extreme mobility, connectedness and tribal communities July 19th 4:00-6:00PM community 19-Jul-2017 19-Jul-2017. BIM 2017 WHAT’S NEXT?

The Eleventh Annual USC BIM Conference Friday, July 14, 2017, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm USC, School of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, USA BIM 2017 will follow on the success of their 2016 conference with a double track of presentations and expert speakers in architecture, engineering, and construction. When registering, please indicate your preference for which track you will be attending. You can go between them if room permits. Friday, July 14th is the date of the annual awesome USC School of Architecture BIM conference. As usual, the price is very low (only $55 including lunch if registered before June 30), and the speakers (more than 30) are experts in their areas. Topics include BIM in architecture, construction, process, collaboration, 3D scanning, VR, historic reconstruction, manufacturing, plan review, and others.

Please go to and download the full conference details and schedule. If you have questions, please email Karen Kensek, Assoc. AIA at July 14, 2017 8:00 am – 5:00 pm community 14-Jul-2017 14-Jul-2017. Project Pipeline is an educational summer camp that provides an opportunity to teach and to engage African-American youth about the process and impact of architectural design. The program is designed and taught, primarily although not exclusively, by local African-American architects. Camps are conducted annually, around the nation by local, NOMA Chapters.

Each camp location will create an architectural design project which fosters greater connection with the local community by addressing a recognized need within that same community. Read more about the Project Pipeline Initiative. July 29 community 29-Jul-2017 29-Jul-2017. Project Pipeline is an educational summer camp that provides an opportunity to teach and to engage African-American youth about the process and impact of architectural design. The program is designed and taught, primarily although not exclusively, by local African-American architects.

Camps are conducted annually, around the nation by local, NOMA Chapters. Each camp location will create an architectural design project which fosters greater connection with the local community by addressing a recognized need within that same community.

Read more about the Project Pipeline Initiative. July 22 community 22-Jul-2017 22-Jul-2017. Project Pipeline is an educational summer camp that provides an opportunity to teach and to engage African-American youth about the process and impact of architectural design.

The program is designed and taught, primarily although not exclusively, by local African-American architects. Camps are conducted annually, around the nation by local, NOMA Chapters.

Each camp location will create an architectural design project which fosters greater connection with the local community by addressing a recognized need within that same community. Read more about the Project Pipeline Initiative. July 15 community 15-Jul-2017 15-Jul-2017. THE SCENE AT ORANGE: LA Design Festival FEW WERE PRIVY TO THE CULTURAL IMPACT LA WOULD HAVE BEYOND THE SCOPE OF ITS BORDERS WHEN FIRST FOUNDED. TODAY, LOS ANGELES HAS ESTABLISHED A LEGACY OF CREATIVE PIONEERS SETTING TRENDS THAT CARRY CULTURAL INFLUENCE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

THE STREET OF NORTH ORANGE IN HOLLYWOOD BEARS WITNESS TO THIS LEGACY WHERE CREATIVE LEADERS FROM ALL MAJOR INDUSTRIES- ART, FILM, APPAREL, MUSIC AND ARCHITECTURE, COLLECTIVELY CALL THIS AREA HOME. WE INVITE THE DESIGN COMMUNITY OF LA TO EXPLORE OUR SPACES IN A ONE NIGHT OPEN-HOUSE COLLECTIVE TO SEE WHAT IT IS WE DO AND TO CELEBRATE LA'S CREATIVE SCENE. WHEN: June 8, 2017 6:30-9:00 WHERE: PARTICIPATING STUDIOS- 5+design- 1024 N Orange High Fidelity- 1027 N Orange LAXArt- 7000 California Route 2 Libra Leather- 1032 N Orange RSVP Here June 8 6:30-9PM community 8-Jun-2017 8-Jun-2017. The Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D) is hosting our largest event of the year in celebration of the organization’s 95th year and the future of Los Angeles. Join us for IMAGINING LA, a symposium featuring some of LA’s most visionary women as they speak about those who have imagined LA in the past and where our City is headed in the future.

AWAF, AWA+D’s Foundation, will also be presenting scholarships and a mid-career fellowship as part of the event. Tickets are going fast, so purchase now! May 13 10AM-2PM community 13-May-2017 13-May-2017. The project is for two single-family dwellings for close friends who wish to live cooperatively rather than in more typical LA isolation.

The site slopes up steeply to the west from the street such that the two houses are cut deeply into the hill for basements and garages. The main levels are reached through a shared central exterior stair. Entry is from the common landing overlooking the street. The stair can also be taken directly up into the garden.

While the two houses have the same structure and materials, the uniqueness of each family’s structure and interest is expressed in fundamentally different plan arrangements and different interior finishes such that each house has its own character internally. This is possible because the basic loft-like structure frames two-story spaces within which are placed bedrooms as mezzanines. Both buildings are relatively closed to the street and open to the garden side where overhanging balconies and canvas shade the glass walls.

The skylights that run continuously along the street balance the light through the interior especially in the two story living room and studio spaces. June 18 10:00AM aia 18-Jun-2017 18-Jun-2017. The Six offers 52 welcoming and supportive homes to individuals who have experienced homelessness, with 18 of them set aside specifically for veterans. In the military, “got your six” means “I’ve got your back.” Brooks + Scarpa’s innovative design thoughtfully balances privacy with opportunities to connect with the community. The Six has onsite supportive services and 24-hour property management on the ground floor, and community rooms and a spacious courtyard on the second floor that offer peaceful respite and space for social gatherings. Incorporating energy-efficiency measures that exceed standard practice, including passive design strategies that maximize natural light and airflow, the project received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S.

Green Building Council. Located in MacArthur Park, The Six is a striking addition to a neighborhood that has one of highest population densities the United States. AIA National recognized The Six with a 2017 Institute Honor Award and 2017 Housing Design Award, and the project also received 2017 Design Honor Awards from AIA Los Angeles and AIA California Council. The Six demonstrates that housing based on the principals of Housing First and Design Equity can be applied in neighborhoods throughout the region to prevent and end homelessness. June 21 5:00PM aia 21-Jun-2017 21-Jun-2017. ### AIA LA Political Outreach Committee Integrating Design Thinking into Public Policy that Impacts the Built Environment Design Review & Design Guidelines: Developing A Set of Best-Practice Recommendations When: Tuesday, May 16 (6pm - 8:00pm) Where: GWYNNE PUGH URBAN STUDIO 2800 28th Street, Suite 171, Santa Monica, CA 90405 RSVP to // Capacity Limited to 20.

Design Review & Design Guidelines: Developing A Set of Best-Practice Recommendations MAY 9th AGENDA: 1. Design Guidelines: Recent Trends and Opportunities to Lead 3. Design Review Boards: Best Practices and AIA LA Advocacy moving forward 4. Conclusions and Next Steps. The AIA LA Political Outreach Committee The AIA LA Political Outreach Committee (POC) mission is to help establish a political voice for architects and perform leadership outreach to policy makers and elected officials on matters of importance to AIA LA and its membership. The POC’s goals and objectives are to develop policy positions on matters related to the built environment, urban design, and the practice of architecture. The POC can serve both as a catalyst that initiates new policy and as an advocate and advisor that encourages and promotes proposed policies already in development.

May 16 6:00-8:00PM committee 16-May-2017 16-May-2017. When: Thursday – May 18, 2017 From 4:00pm - 6:00pm Where: 300 Stein Plaza Driveway, Los Angeles, CA 90095 UCLA Edie Lew & Wasserman Building Tour Jules Stein Eye Institute and UCLA’s Neurosurgery Department The tour will be hosted by Richard Meier and Partners Architects and Vantage Technology Consulting Group to provide an in-depth view of the building’s Architectural design and site planning, walk through some exciting spaces and dive deep into the Technology that was used to support the vision of UCLA’s Neurosurgery Department. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a conference space with gesture based control capabilities and a 3D enabled curved 24-foot-wide screen used to show high resolution medical images. Other spaces include a tele-medicine broadcast / recording studio and control room as well as a virtual reality lab to continue the exploration of emerging technologies in the medical field. Presenters: RMR-2 James R. Crawford, AIA Partner Richard Meier & Partners JimCrawford Jim Crawford is a Partner and the Project Manager and Senior Technical Coordinator for the Los Angeles office of Richard Meier & Partners.

He is responsible for general project management including schedule development and monitoring, consultant contracting and administration, technical coordination, code compliance and construction administration services. Vantage Logo Roozbeh Afzal, RCDD, CTS Principal Vantage Technology Consulting Group Rooz is a seasoned technology strategist and consultant specializing in the design of infrastructure, cabling and systems, with a wide range of experience including Hospitals, Higher Education and Corporate Facilities. His experience encompasses the planning of Data Centers and Technology Rooms, structured cabling systems, and audiovisual and security systems. He understands the importance of designing a flexible and resilient infrastructure that can support multiple generations of technology. Michael Dannenberg, CTS, DMC-E Associate Principal / Director of New and Emerging Technologies Vantage Technology Consulting Group MichaelDannenberg With over 20 years of technical project management and systems engineering experience, Mike has a foundation in the design of film theater equipment & systems.

Mike excels in corporate and classroom system design and implementation. Known for his innovative solutions and creative approaches, Mike listens carefully to his client’s needs and designs technology systems that address their business challenges. Please note that the cost of this tour is $25 for AIA members and $35 for non-member - charged upon registration. Special thanks to UCLA for hosting this event. Parking Instructions: Option #1: Ralph’s Parking Lot: 10861 Weyburn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024. *Free 2-hour parking with validation.

Enter on Le Conte Ave. Option #2: Jules Stein Parking Lot: 100 Stein Plaza, UCLA, CA 90095 $12 flat rate for daily single entry. May 18 4:00pm - 6:00pm committee 18-May-2017 18-May-2017. This presentation will outline how buildings can be designed to support a smooth transition to an All-Renewable Energy future. The fundamentals of Passive House will be explained, with a look at the three certification tiers: Classic, Plus and Premium Passive House building standards. We'll dig a little deeper into the development of the framework for Primary Energy Renewables (PER), and show how it allows for an equitable accounting of renewable energy credits for all building types, without penalizing urban density or less-than-optimum site orientation.

Primary Energy Renewable factors will be explained, with a specific focus on California's three major cities. April 24 12:00-1:00PM committee 24-Apr-2017 24-Apr-2017. The climate is changing. Angelinos are already, literally, feeling the heat.

But changes will accelerate in coming decades. Some future climate changes are relatively predictable. Shall we start to design for a future climate today? Presented by COTE-LA, and hosted by Gensler, Dr. Robert Kay, Principal at ICF on Climate Change, and Heather Rosenberg, USGBC Ginsberg Sustainability Fellow and Director of USGBC-Los Angeles's Building Resilience program, will address these questions in their work consulting, analyzing and shaping the future of cities like Los Angeles under the forces of climate change and rapid urbanization. May 24 6:30-8:00PM committee 24-May-2017 24-May-2017. Zena Howard, AIA, LEED AP was the point person for the Smithsonian Institution in executing the design and construction of the nearly 400,000-square-foot 10 level National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) which happens to be the most sustainable national museum ever built, and the greenest of all Smithsonian Institution buildings.

As Senior Project Manager for the NMAAHC, Ms. Howard managed the Freelon Adjaye Bond/Smith Group team of four architecture firms and 29 consultants throughout pre-design, design, construction documentation, and fast-track construction. May 6 1:00-3:00PM aia 6-May-2017 6-May-2017. Cooking with Gas with a “Touch of Glass.” A Two Evening, Immersive Epicurean Experience. Evening I: Thursday April 20 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Miele Beverly Hills Experience Center 189 North Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills Evening II: Wednesday April 26 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center 12050 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City AIA Members Only: Complimentary admission with RSVP advanced confirmation LIVE at UNIVERSAL.

The CULINARY PERFORMANCES SERIES Presents Miele, Riedel The Wine Glass Company, and Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center Welcome You to a Complimentary Two Evening, Immersive Epicurean Experience Starring Chef Kevin Vhadi and Julie Barba, Chief Executive Advisory Officer, Riedel Glassworks Worldwide Operations. RSVP BEFORE April 17th, 2017 The url to RSVP page is: April 20 6:00-9:00PM community 20-Apr-2017 20-Apr-2017. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Los Angeles will host its annual Urban Marketplace event on Wednesday, April 12th from 7:15 AM to 12:00 PM at The REEF. Highlighting the annual theme ‘Make a Deal, Make a Difference’, the event is ideal for those involved with urban development and redevelopment projects throughout Los Angeles County. Urban Marketplace convenes the leaders, senior city staff, elected officials and deal makers who contribute to the vitality of our urban fabric.

It is a conference and expo designed to promote real estate investment opportunities and development strategies for LA’s lower income and higher poverty neighborhoods. April 12 7:15 am to 12:00 pm community 12-Apr-2017 12-Apr-2017. The Department of City Planning is pleased to have released the attached Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Incentive Program Guidelines. The TOC Program is a new transit-based affordable housing incentive program that applies to all qualified Housing Developments located within a one-half mile radius of a Major Transit Stop. The program was created by the voter approved Measure JJJ in November and is codified in LAMC 12.22 A.31.

These TOC Guidelines provide the eligibility standards, incentives, and other necessary components as outlined in the Measure. April 11 6:00-8:00PM committee 11-Apr-2017 11-Apr-2017.

Ever wonder about the context and designers behind many of the more fabled apartment buildings of the late 1920's through the early 1930's? Well embark on a tour that will shed some light on one particular architect who is responsible for a considerable amount of the multi-family housing in the Los Angeles Metro Area during that time.

Bryant, a little-known local architect who did his work largely in obscurity, had an eye on the burgeoning entertainment industry and a grasp of the latest building technology. Join AIA Los Angeles on Sunday April 30, 2017 starting at 10am. April 30 10AM-12PM aia 30-Apr-2017 30-Apr-2017.

COTE welcomes Paul Kephart from Rana Creek to kick – off 2017 lecture series! Paul Kephart is an international design professional who specializes in living architecture which integrates ecological function into the built environment. Paul will present LEEDTM design principles for the Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. This project centralizes the region’s transportation network through the use of vertical gardens; breathing walls; stormwater catchment and grey water filtration. April 5 6:30-8:00PM committee 05-Apr-2017 05-Apr-2017.

Please join us for an architectural peer conversation tracing and reflecting the experiences across two cities on housing and neighbourhood architecture. What are the political, economical, environmental and social drivers underpinning new architecture? What is truly ‘new’ about it?

And what are the lessons learned along the way? As a roundtable, we will discuss: Public housing, Private Housing and Neighborhoods, a human experience of space, our cities need for housing and most of all, a conversation about design excellence in architecture. April 19 6:00-8:00PM aia 19-Apr-2017 19-Apr-2017. The nature of our practice has changed with a higher proportion of renovation and re-use. Under the ADA Standards the there are differing requirements for new construction versus alteration. Since these are federal laws local public agencies can only offer limited direction.

We will review criteria for existing facilities in regard to scoping to acquire a better sense of the implications of the law and how it applies. We will cover a range of concepts such as Program Accommodation vs Barrier Removal, Proportional Spending, Safe Harbor, and Path of Travel obligations. Accessible Routes or Path of Travel in new and existing projects are essential aspects of Accessible design. If you can not even get to an area, no matter how accessible that portion is, it will still not be least until we invent teleportation. Not only is the route or path required to be accessible but there are many elements that are included within the definition which also are required to be accessible. We will look at a broad view of these elements, as one progresses from the street, thru the site, and into the buildings, touching on their various accessibility requirements.

SUMMARY An overview of accessible routes, from the public way, to site amenities, to parking spaces, to the entry, and thru the building to the exits including egress requirements from exit doors LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Understand what is required for an Accessible Route or Path of Travel • Review the connectivity of elements, entries, floors, and exits • Learn the scoping and technical requirements for components on both the exterior and interior • Overview Path of Travel requirements in existing projects and alterations September 8 9:30AM-3:30PM aia 08-Sep-2017 08-Sep-2017. In this day and age we are not only pedestrians but we are also closely tied to vehicular transportation – and of course there are a myriad of requirements for this as well, starting from the point where we are passengers, and then transitioning to pedestrians.

Whether it is for parking, passenger drop-off, valet service, or transportation such as taxis, buses, or shuttles there are differing requirements for space and slopes, all or which is required to connect with an accessible route. There are also new requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) per the CBC.

We will review the requirements for each of these types of vehicular to pedestrian transitions. May 11 9:30AM-3:30PM aia 11-May-2017 11-May-2017. The Wilshire Grand Center is an upscale world-class 73-story skyscraper in the heart of Downtown, Los Angeles.

Plans for finished development are set for 2017 where the Wilshire Grand Center will not only boast the 900-room InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, but also cutting edge restaurants, businesses, and attractive nightlife offerings. It will be the tallest structure in the Los Angeles skyline, adding to the rich cultural and economic revival of Downtown. March 25 1:00-3:00PM aia 25-Mar-2017 25-Mar-2017.

The west side of LA is becoming more bikable every day. The increasing popularity of the Expo line, Ballona Creek Bike Trail, and Venice Beach Promenade, as well as private developers and public agencies leveraging proximity to major population centers are in sum transforming the west side into a mecca for cyclists. Come join us on March 4th at 930 AM as we experience some of the most interesting and catalytic recent improvements to our “Bikable City”. March 4 9:30AM community 4-Mar-2017 4-Mar-2017. The Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) is growing as a methodology for residential neighborhoods to regulate and provide oversight for all construction on both single and multi-family development.

In many cases the emergence of the HPOZ is less about the historical character of a neighborhood, but rather as a response to “mansionization” and site density, as residential developers / homeowners build, what is perceived, as over scaled single and multi-family housing. March 22 6:00-8:00PM aia 22-Mar-2017 22-Mar-2017. The new Shriners for Children Medical Center outpatient surgery / clinic complex in Pasadena, will stand as the Shriners organization’s new flagship facility in Southern California. The specialized facility will house pediatric orthopedic care services; its design creates a compelling healing environment that engages with the outdoors. The three-story, 75,000sf facility includes a surgical suite, diagnostic primary care clinic and radiology department, rehabilitation clinic, orthotics and prosthetics manufacturing, patient and family support services, administrative offices, and underground parking garage. Outdoor spaces include a rehabilitation therapy garden and a gathering/event space. The energy-efficient design meets CalGreen sustainability requirements.

February 22 3:00-5:00PM committee 22-Feb-2017 22-Feb-2017. Please join Allen Construction for a three-session series that will help you design homes to meet new Title 24 regulations or even to take your projects all the way to Zero Net Energy (ZNE). California’s residential energy code is significantly more aggressive in 2017 – fully 30% to 35% more stringent than the previous revision. Justice Planisphere Full Download.

Moreover, the baseline compliance package imposes several choices that aren’t architecturally appealing in the context of our local communities. If you’re not already in plan check, your project is impacted by these changes! March 27 6:00-7:30PM aia 27-Mar-2017 27-Mar-2017. Please join Allen Construction for a three-session series that will help you design homes to meet new Title 24 regulations or even to take your projects all the way to Zero Net Energy (ZNE).

California’s residential energy code is significantly more aggressive in 2017 – fully 30% to 35% more stringent than the previous revision. Moreover, the baseline compliance package imposes several choices that aren’t architecturally appealing in the context of our local communities. If you’re not already in plan check, your project is impacted by these changes! February 28 6:00-7:30PM aia 28-Feb-2017 28-Feb-2017. Please join Allen Construction for a three-session series that will help you design homes to meet new Title 24 regulations or even to take your projects all the way to Zero Net Energy (ZNE).

California’s residential energy code is significantly more aggressive in 2017 – fully 30% to 35% more stringent than the previous revision. Moreover, the baseline compliance package imposes several choices that aren’t architecturally appealing in the context of our local communities. If you’re not already in plan check, your project is impacted by these changes! January 31 6:00-7:30PM aia 31-Jan-2017 31-Jan-2017. Meet Derek Diedricksen and learn about his innovative design approach as he brings his unique Tiny House Project to LA for the first time at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. The Launch Party features a book signing and talk with Diedricksen and guest micro-builders Michelle Boyd, Dustin Diedricksen, Andrew Odom, Marty Skrelunas, and Jedidiah Voltz.

Builder Palo Coleman will demonstrate Shou Sugi Ban, a Japanese technique of protecting wood by charring it with fire and designer Dustin Diedricksen will present a live framing demonstration. Food, cash bar and other surprises to come! February 3 7-10PM community 3-Feb-2017 3-Feb-2017.

The A+D Architecture and Design Museum >Los Angeles (A+D) celebrates its 15th year of cutting-edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala and fundraiser, “CELEBRATE: DTLA,” Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 7:00-11:00pm at 900 East 4th Street., Los Angeles, CA, in the heart of the Arts District. This year, A+D celebrates a new home Downtown Los Angeles. The Arts District is changing, along with the city’s arts and museum culture at large. We celebrate an infusion of new ideas and youthful energy as we honor the legacy of our founders and the values A+D holds dear.

In a time of transition, we remain a stronghold for architecture and design exhibition and education. A DTLA-themed silent auction will also take place during the evening. All donated pieces (modeled and displayed) will be auctioned that evening, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Museum. The festivities will include a live DJ, Michael Stock (KXLU), an emcee, LA writer, Doug Suisman, open bar, Hors d'oeuvres, and Special guest appearances scheduled by the Mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the City Controller, Ron Galperin. The Celebrate Gala will feature one of a kind, postcard art by architects and artists from the Los Angeles area and beyond designed specifically with DTLA in mind. January 14 7-11PM community 14-Jan-2017 14-Jan-2017. Healthcare facilities present unique fire protection/life safety challenges for design professionals due to the services and type of occupants accommodated in these facilities.

Patients may be unable to evacuate themselves due to their medical condition or treatment received and appropriate design features must be introduced to achieve an adequate level of safety for such occupants during fire or other emergency events. This presentation will provide an overview of general fire protection/life safety concepts in healthcare facilities and a discussion of issues commonly encountered as well as strategies to mitigate these challenges. Topics presented will include CMS compliance and applicable codes/standards, jurisdiction (OSHPD vs. Local), occupancy classifications, smoke compartments and defend-in-place strategy, means of egress, vertical openings, removal of acute care services, suites, and fire-rated construction, among others. The discussion will be based on the code requirements of the California Building Code (CBC) and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code and will also include a summary of 2016 CBC code changes related to healthcare occupancies. January 18 4:30-6:30PM committee 18-Jan-2017 18-Jan-2017.

HOUSING & NEIGHBO(U)RHOODS - a roundtable conversation about a tale of two cities: Los Angeles & London Please join us for an architectural peer conversation tracing and reflecting the experiences across two cities on housing and neighbourhood architecture. What are the political, economical, environmental and social drivers underpinning new architecture? What is truly ‘new’ about it? And what are the lessons learned along the way?

As a roundtable, we will discuss: Public housing, Private Housing and Neighborhoods, a human experience of space, our cities need for housing and most of all, a conversation about design excellence in architecture. January 25 6:00PM aia 25-Jan-2017 25-Jan-2017. Please join AIA at our January 19th event featuring Michael Govan, the Chief Executive Officer and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Govan has served as CEO and Director at LACMA for a decade now. He has already had significant impacts inside and across the Museum during his tenure – adding over 27,000 works to the Museum’s collection — and now he is at the forefront of the effort to transform the Museum’s physical presence itself on Wilshire Boulevard. Govan will discuss LACMA’s proposed transformation as a model for his remarks about urban planning and architecture.

These matters go to the heart of the AIA mission to provide leadership to improve the built and natural environment. Govan shares his remarks, we will open the floor to your questions. January 19 6:00PM aia 19-Jan-2017 19-Jan-2017. Join us for the AIA LA Healthcare Committee’s final event of the year – our annual Open Mic Night. This is an opportunity for YOU, the audience, an opportunity to show us your unique and most innovative work, either on the boards or recently completed, or to present or discuss any exciting or innovative healthcare topics or research. So far, we have received interest from our members to present on the UCLA Wasserman Neurosurgery project and research on behavioral health in the ED, and we hope to receive more interest from you. December 14 4:30-6:30PM committee 14-Dec-2016 14-Dec-2016.

Register now for Architect Registration Exam (A.R.E.) classes to be taught at USC on December 3-4, 2016. These classes are free and open to everyone. Please register by emailing and stating which classes you want to attend. You will get a confirmation email with instructions. Please register carefully.

Do not just say “I want all classes.” Some of these classes overlap each other in time, and you must state which classes you want. December 3-4 9:30-5:30PM community 3-Dec-2016 4-Dec-2016. It’s fair to say 2016 was an interesting year electorally. Whether you’re in a pit of despair or ready to grab your pitchfork, SCANPH is here to provide a little clarity, insight, and big-picture thinking to really make sense of the outcomes beyond this year’s election, such as affordable housing’s prospects in future races. That’s right, it’s workshop time. Join us for the last SCANPH workshop of 2016, and we’re convening this special event in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles. December 14th 12:00PM-2:30PM community 14-Dec-2016 14-Dec-2016.

Jacobs Medical Center is a 10-story, 510,000 SF facility being built adjacent to the existing Thornton Hospital on UC San Diego’s east campus in La Jolla. The project includes a 245-bed academic medical center that will transform UCSD from being a community hospital to a world class Academic Medical Center.

Designed as three hospitals in one, including women and infants, cancer care, and advanced surgery, the tower is the cornerstone of the medical campus that focuses on the future of health, pairing cutting-edge, modern medicine with a best-in-class patient experience. November 16 4:30-6:30pm aia 16-Nov-2016 16-Nov-2016. Biophilia is the innate human connection to nature. Those deeply committed to its research state that it is a basic human need akin to regular exercise and healthy food.

It is not a cultural amenity or individual preference, but critical to human function. There are over 100 studies pointing to the health benefits from human-nature connections. This short presentation will focus on emerging design trends in biophilia and the potential health benefits and economic savings it has to offer. We hope that it spurs creative and lively conversation around how your projects can benefit from biophilic design.

October 27 12:00-1:00PM aia 27-Oct-2016 27-Oct-2016. Contract magazine is holding its 12th Annual Contract Design Forum, November 9-11, at the L’Auberge Del Mar in Del Mar, California. The event welcomes paid attendees—architects and interior designers focused on commercial interiors—to register to attend. This is the most highly regarded gathering of the top commercial design professionals from across the country. Featured speakers include the artists and urban planner Theaster Gates; Mark Gilbreath, who is the founder of LiquidSpace; and architect and design thinker Evelyn Lee. Attendees include the 40-member Contract Editorial Advisory Board, which includes notable architects and designers from across the country, representing the thought leaders in the design of workplace, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and school, as well as real estate professionals.

Together with other guests at Forum, they lead provocative conversations about the state of the design profession and its future. Click here to learn more about registration, fees, program, and accommodations. Nov 9-11 community 09-Nov-2016 11-Nov-2016. ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), presents Transit Oriented Los Angeles 2016: Planning for Transit, on Tuesday, October 4, at the Japanese American National Museum, Downtown Los Angeles. This year’s ToLA event will feature leaders in the transportation, planning and development community offering the latest tools, opportunities and case studies for leveraging transit investment to create vibrant, inclusive and sustainable communities. Speakers include City of Los Angeles Planning Director Vince Bertoni and LA Metro Chief Planning Officer Therese McMillan in a keynote conversation moderated by Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the LA Times.

“Los Angeles is on the move, from the recent completion of Metro Rail expansions in the San Gabriel Valley and to the beach, to progress on LAX access and the rollout of Bike Share,” said ULI Los Angeles Executive Director Gail Goldberg. “The region is investing in a multi-modal transportation transformation. ToLA offers a chance to learn how the planning and real-estate communities can respond to this infrastructure investment.” October 4 7:30AM-12:00PM community 4-Oct-2016 4-Oct-2016. The InSight: Intelligent Lighting & Infrastructure event brings together some of the leaders in the world of smart lighting and infrastructure to discuss the building environments of tomorrow. Watch and learn as Cisco, Cree, Emerson Network Power, Superior Essex, and WESCO walk you through the components and strategic benefits of the Digital Ceiling, its place in the infrastructures of tomorrow, the Industrial Internet of Things for buildings, and more. October 5 8:30AM-3:00PM community 5-Oct-2016 5-Oct-2016. Please join us for a fun and relaxing evening by a special viewing of “Where Architect’s Live” a film by Francesca Molteni.

This will be the Los Angeles premiere of the film. The film is an intriguing insight into the daily lives of some of the world’s leading designers: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain/Studio Mumbai.

The film intimately reveals the homes of these eight architects, broadening visions of domestic architecture and interior design and suggesting that this discipline is most suited to evolution and experimentation. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided.

Event sponsored by Louis Poulsen, PLP and Legrand. October13 6:00-9:00PM community 13-Oct-2016 13-Oct-2016. There is a chronic shortage of housing and a lack of housing affordability throughout California. Major institutions, employers, and startups cite lack of housing options as a serious impediment to recruiting and retaining talent. The impact of housing affordability is a critical challenge to local, regional, and Statewide economies, particularly as people from all income groups are increasingly frustrated with the lack of affordable options to rent or buy and instead opt to develop their careers in more affordable areas. The Summit will discuss solutions and strategies for decision-makers to build housing in their local communities and to say YES to housing. October 11 8:00AM-2:00PM community 11-Oct-2016 11-Oct-2016.

The WiA will host their next event in September and the topic will be an interactive discussion over sexual harassment in the work place. The discussion will cover Sexual Harassment Defined, The Business Imperatives of Addressing Sexual Harassment, Responsibilities of Employers in Addressing Sexual Harassment and Practical Steps for Individuals to Address Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. A question and answer will follow the discussion to address individual questions and comments. September 28 6:30-8:30PM committee 28-Sep-2016 28-Sep-2016. Shortages of traditional building materials and craft skills after World War II forced the British to adopt new technologies in building restoration at an early date, amongst which GFRP, or glass fiber reinforced plastic (e.g., Fiberglass™), played a prominent role as a means to cheaply replicate missing components such as domes, cornices and other architectural features in attempted facsimile. John Fidler has been studying the characteristics and performance of the material in the field from an early date with periodic inspections to London sites. After more than 35 years of study of materials exposed now for over 50 years, he can offer definitive guidance on the material and its place in historic preservation September 28 6:30-8:00PM committee 28-Sep-2016 28-Sep-2016.

Hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants as well as student housing are one of the more involved building types. Not only do guest rooms and sleeping rooms have a myriad of parameters but there are a number of other diverse elements, each with their own set of requirements found within one facility. It is not atypical to find retail and restaurants, pools and fitness rooms, business and banquet facilities not to mention valet service and hotel shuttles for even more complexity.

We will review the varying requirements both from a scoping perspective and a technical viewpoint. October 14 9:30AM-3:30PM aia 14-Oct-2016 14-Oct-2016. Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The green building community gathers to share ideals and mutual passion at Greenbuild, sparking a contagious buzz throughout the week. When industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work come together, the result is a unique and palpable energy. Participants are invigorated and inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed sense of purpose.

Greenbuild features three groundbreaking days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city's green buildings. Join thousands of other people who agree that green building is a good idea and good for business. October 5-6 community 5-Oct-2016 6-Oct-2016. Healthcare facilities and the WELL building standard both strive to improve the health and wellbeing of people but how aligned are they in practice? The first part of the presentation will take a deeper dive into WELL to see where there are natural fits and where there are gaps between the rating system and industry standards. In the second part of the presentation, CBRE will provide prospective on the drivers that led them to pioneer the implementation of WELL and the impacts it has had on their workplace. September 21 4:30-6:30PM committee 21-Sep-2016 21-Sep-2016.

The 2013 and 2016 California Energy Code is requiring tighter building envelopes, additional ventilation, and stricter energy performance requirements. In this class, new energy code requirements pertaining to residential building envelope will be discussed. Home owners, developers, designers, architects, engineers and other building practitioners will learn a.) how to comply with Title 24, b.) why we energy model, c.) how HERS measures can boost energy savings, and d.) what pitfalls can be avoided during design/construction. September 27 6:00-8:00PM committee 27-Sep-2016 27-Sep-2016.

The Broadway Trade Center located at 801 Broadway was the site of the Hamburger's Department Store which opened in 1908. Designed by Alfred F. Rosenheim, this building was one of the first department stores to operate in Los Angeles. We will hear about the exciting development from the architects, including how the 3D BIM model was generated of a million + square foot property, and experience an exclusive hands-on workshop for window restoration and terra cotta repair followed by a tour. Reception to follow on site.

August 24 5:00PM community 24-Aug-2016 24-Aug-2016. Learn about the implications of LA’s new Mandatory Earthquake Hazard Reduction Ordinance. The presentation describes what seismic retrofit is, what buildings are affected by the new law, and what to expect when retrofitting a building. The presentation will include project considerations from start to finish, design through construction, with perspectives from a structural engineer, architect, and contractor. Architects, building owners, property managers, brokers, and anyone involved with existing building stock will benefit from this presentation. September 15 6:00-7:30PM aia 15-Sep-2016 15-Sep-2016.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) named current Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Therese McMillan as its new chief planning officer. McMillan currently manages a staff of over 500 at the U.S. Department of Transportation, including staff in Washington D.C.

And 10 regional offices. She provides executive direction for all functions within the FTA and oversees an annual budget of more than $10 billion in federal formula and competitive grant funds for nearly 1,000 transit agencies and state DOTs across the country. McMillan joined the FTA staff in 2009 as Deputy Administrator. December 2 8:00-9:30AM aia 02-Dec-2016 02-Dec-2016. Though cancer mortality has decreased in recent years, cancer incidences continue to rise and are estimated to reach 2 million by 2024, according to the American Cancer Society.

Rapid advancements in technology and research have opened doors to new forms of cancer treatment, leading to more personalized and precision care. Meanwhile, many cancer care organizations are facing the need to strike a balance between reducing operational and facility costs with the high cost of treatment, all while providing the highest quality care for their patients. As care coordination becomes more complex and competition rises, these organizations are working harder to ensure access to patients and provide comprehensive care programs. Hear how three different organizations – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Dignity Health – are responding to the changing climate of cancer care, and how it has impacted their facilities.

August 17 4:30-6:30PM committee 17-Aug-2016 17-Aug-2016. The LEED Gold-certified Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University is a modern teaching facility for biology, chemistry and natural science. A variety of collaborative environments promote connectivity and openness. The program includes undergraduate teaching and research labs, student-supported faculty research labs, classrooms, conference space, offices, shared public spaces, a 280-seat auditorium, and a subterranean parking structure. The project objectives of achieving interdisciplinary collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity informed the design process, resulting in a prominent campus building that serves as a teaching tool for sustainable practices and other learning experiences through “science on display”. Built to the street-side property line, the Life Sciences Building establishes an urban presence, and the design creates an animated courtyard and gardens.

A green roof rises three levels, continuing the courtyard presence and further engaging pedestrians. August 5 2:00PM committee 5-Aug-2016 5-Aug-2016. John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects’ La Kretz Innovation Campus (LKIC) serves LA’s burgeoning cleantech community.

The 3.2 acre interdisciplinary hub, where entrepreneurs, engineers, community activists, and policymakers innovate to support LA’s green economy, includes a transformed 61,000 SF warehouse in the vibrant Arts District. Offices, conference rooms, labs, prototyping workshops, and event spaces comprising the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI, in addition to LADWP facilities, exist in hand with PV-shaded parking, greywater filtration, and a microgrid system. The adjacent new Arts District Park, co-designed by JFAK with the City of LA, will soon be completed. September 13 6:00PM aia 13-Sep-2016 13-Sep-2016. Women have played a powerful role in directing the world toward sustainability, from as far back as Earth Day founder Rachel Carson to marine biologist Sylvia Earle to biomimicry expert Janine Benyus.

On a more local level, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Los Angeles chapter (USGBC-LA) is led by two strong females, Dominique Hargreaves as Executive Director, and Kilroy Realty’s Sara Neff as Chair of the Board of Directors. All the women mentioned have had a special ability to lead. And to keep growing leadership among “women in green”, the USGBC-LA is presenting a professional development series, “Leading Gracefully”, across three sessions in July and August 2016. Registration is now open.

July 13 community 13-Jul-2016 13-Jul-2016. Join Metro Chair Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and USC Professor Manuel Pastor will top a program filled with the most important leaders from the business, labor, environmental, social justice, faith, senior, disabled & student communities to discuss the next Metro ballot measure to be placed before voters. The air is thick with excitement as everyone knows that this next measure is one of the most important opportunities that we could face as a community.

Imagine LA County with a truly robust and efficient transit system providing relief to our freeways and our boulevards. May 23 12:00-5:00PM community 23-May-2016 23-May-2016. The Eames Foundation is excited to offer an intimate “kit-of-parts” style experience of Case Study #8 designed exclusively for the AIA. During this special exterior tour, Eames Foundation staff and docents will discuss the evolution of the design of the Eames House and its context within the Case Study House program. Visitors will also have the opportunity for a behind the scenes Q&A about our 250 Year Project to conserve the site. A copy of the working plans will be made available as well as examples of the catalogues from which parts for the Eames House were ordered. June 4 10:00AM-12-00PM aia 04-Jun-2016 04-Jun-2016.

22nd Annual Venice Garden & Home Tour & Celebratory Soiree, annual benefit for the Neighborhood Youth Association -Saturday, May 7th: -Shortridge home tour from 2-5 pm -Celebratory Soiree at Horizon House on the Marina Peninsula from 5-8:30 pm with eats prepared by Chef Joe Miller, Revel Tequila tasting, VinArte & WINC wines, Firestone Brewing & more! -200 guests @ $250/person -Benefit for the Neighborhood Youth Association: 100% success rate of underprivileged youth who go on to college May 7 2:00-8:30PM community 7-May-2016 7-May-2016. Kevin Daly, FAIA, is the founder of Kevin Daly Architects, a renowned architectural practice focused on craft, construction systems, and material research.

His diligent design process, is focused on material and technical research, marries traditional and contemporary design and representation processes. Daly led the design effort for the firm’s award-winning projects including the Valley Center House, the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, the Camino Nuevo High School, the modernization and expansion of UCLA’s School of Music, and the Art Center College of Design South Campus Building. Current projects include a commercial storefront in Miami’s Design District, a housing complex at UCSB, and the UCLA Basketball Practice Facility.

April 21 6:30-8:30PM community 21-Apr-2016 21-Apr-2016. Kathryn is responsible for policy development, fiscal management and administrative oversight of the Supervisor’s office and field offices. She has been Chief Deputy for more than 13 years and has previously served as Deputy in charge of transportation, public safety, health, mental health, and children’s services.

She has been with the office since 1989. In the June 2016 Election, Kathryn Barger will be running for Supervisor in Los Angeles County’s Fifth District. The current Supervisor, Mike Antonovich, is retiring because of term limits. April 26 8:00-9:30AM aia 26-Apr-2016 26-Apr-2016. Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Facilities Development Division (FDD) is responsible for enforcing building standards, per the California Building Standards Code, as they relate to health facilities construction.

FDD reviews and inspects health facility construction projects. Part of the review process requires the review of all plans, specifications and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations. Historically, reviews are manually completed on printed blue prints which must be shipped to and from design firms. These plans can be thousands of pages weighing hundreds or even thousands of pounds.

This costs the facilities almost $1.00 per sheet for each printing and costs OSHPD about $150,000 annually in shipping costs. FDD has a 60/30/30 turnaround goal program requiring first review of New Projects and Deferred Items within 60 days, review of Back-checks within 30 days and Amended Construction Documents within 30 days. April 20 4:30-6:30PM committee 20-Apr-2016 20-Apr-2016. Similar to all of (fer) Studio's projects, the design of the house evolved through an intensive on going collaborative exchange of ideas and directions with the client. The most important design request the client required was a home with a lot of natural light.

We wanted to achieve a flood of natural light through the center of the home so the design solution was a linear split (continuous linear skylight) spanning through the length of it. This prompted offsetting the second floor circulation from the first floor creating a continuous two-story volume of open space, naturally lit from above. This split became a central organizational spine, a main feature to the project. It naturally tracks the suns east/west path throughout the day, providing an ever changing sequence of daylighting experiences, as well as defining the main circulation route within.

July 17 Tours at 11:00AM and 12:00PM aia 17-Jul-2016 17-Jul-2016. Los Angeles has evolved into a creative, productive, world-class city. Yet, currently, LA is experiencing a severe housing shortage, and has become one of the least affordable places to live. As a consequence, over 44,000 people in the Los Angeles County sleep nightly without shelter. Since the delivery of shelter as a fundamental human need is literally embedded in the architecture profession’s DNA, now, more than ever before, is the time for architects and designers to come together to explore the problem in depth and identify strong, workable solutions to solving our housing crisis. Friday, May 6th 8:00AM-4:00PM aia 06-May-2016 06-May-2016.

The panelists discuss next steps for transforming Downtown Los Angeles into one of the world's best places to live -- and a 21st-century urban destination. Downtown Los Angeles (a.k.a. DTLA) is on the verge of a breakthrough moment. It is becoming more livable, walkable and enjoyable as we speak. But what's missing? A multidisciplinary panel at the A+D Museum examines the promise of DTLA almost a decade after the museum's seminal show Enlightened Development asked the question, How do we foster a 'sustainable downtown revitalization'?

What should Los Angeles learn from other cities where a similar downtown renaissance has taken place? April 11 6:00-8:00PM community 11-Apr-2016 11-Apr-2016. Mark Gamble from the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) will be giving a presentation on the evolving ramifications of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the healthcare environment in California. He will review the quadruple aim of the HASC and its 2016 Strategic Priorities, which include: High quality and safe care; Mental health; Medi-Cal; and Covered California. Mark will also address an issue in last year’s proposed federal budget that speaks to medical office buildings and their distance from hospitals, and how this could potentially affect the levels of reimbursement for care. March 16 4:30-6:30PM committee 16-Mar-2016 16-Mar-2016. Please join us at a special joint-meeting of the AIA LA Urban Design and Political Outreach Committees, which will be on Tuesday, March 8th (6pm) at the office of Altoon Partners in Downtown LA.

The meeting will serve as a forum to learn more insight from land use attorney Edward J. Casey about the potential negative impacts of the prospective anti-housing initiative, which has been introduced by a group called “A Coalition to Preserve LA”. The presentation will also (1) provide an update on the efforts of the coalition of business and labor interests to oppose the moratorium initiative and (2) discuss potential legal defects in the initiative. After the presentation, we may also have the chance to debate amongst ourselves the merits of the recently announced second initiative, which has been introduced by the 'Build a Better LA Coalition.” and includes such topics as prevailing wages, local hire and inclusionary zoning provisions. Both ballot initiatives are attached below.

March 8 6:00-8:00PM committee 08-Mar-2016 08-Mar-2016. Water is life, and its sustained delivery comes at an increasing financial and environmental cost. The best way to conserve water is to use it twice. Greywater is lightly-used water from bathing and laundry that can be recaptured and used a second time for landscape irrigation. This saves water, saves money, reduces your carbon footprint, preserves remote aquatic ecosystems, reduces load on sewer and septic systems, protects the bay, and is now perfectly legal.

This seminar will provide an overview of Greywater: what it is, how it works, and how to incorporate it into your projects. March 2 6:30PM committee 02-Mar-2016 02-Mar-2016. The Southern California chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCalNOMA) invites you to attend the 44th Annual International Conference and Exposition, October 12-15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The list of conference speakers includes the following: Kermit Baker, PhD Hon. AIA, the Chief Economist for the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson George Bandy Jr., Vice President of Sustainability for the Mohawk Group Phillip A. Washington, LA Metro CEO The conference offers over 30 seminars plus networking opportunities at social events such as the annual Bros' Arts Ball and Awards Banquet.

Visit for registration options and details. 12-15 community 12-Oct-2016 15-Oct-2016. The Biomimicry 2016 Conference is the inaugural convening of professionals around biomimetic and energy efficient, nature-inspired design. Nature has had 3.8 billion years of R&D and has a lot to teach us about efficiency. This half day conference will include a variety of short TED style presentations and panel discussions from nationally leading biomimicry experts and AEC firms, exhibitor tables, and high quality networking opportunities.

Verdical Group, the conference organizer, expects 200 attendees. March 11, 2016 8:00am-1:00pm community 11-Mar-2016 11-Mar-2016. This project is a cluster of 18 homes nestled in the bohemian hills of Los Angeles’ Echo Park neighborhood designed by Bestor Architecture. The multi-house development is a progressive design solution for high quality dense housing in a city with little available land. The houses are under 1,930 square feet, are a mix of two and three bedrooms, and are built around a living street: a central courtyard that comprises both landscape and parking areas, as well as serving as the stage for larger community functions and play.

May 3 5:00PM aia 03-May-2016 03-May-2016. The 2016 LACSI Nite will include three educational programs that include a panel discussion – all geared toward saving time, controlling costs and increasing the quality of projects with today’s virtual technology solutions for the design, construction and specification communities. The exhibit hall will host over 70 booths that offer attendees a host of opportunities to view new products and cutting edge technology and services available to help you specify, design and build award winning projects. Wednesday, March 2, 2016 2:00pm to 8:00pm community 2-Mar-2016 2-Mar-2016. The AIA LA Political Outreach Committee (POC) mission is to help establish a political voice for architects and perform leadership outreach to policy makers and elected officials on matters of importance to AIA LA and its membership.

The POC’s goals and objectives are to develop policy positions on matters related to the built environment, urban design, and the practice of architecture. The POC can serve both as a catalyst that initiates new policy and as an advocate and advisor that encourages and promotes proposed policies already in development. February 9 6:00-8:00PM committee 09-Feb-2016 09-Feb-2016. Designers constantly face the challenges of providing maximum usable area, versatility in design, and creating high-quality buildings with sustainable materials in the multifamily, hotel and student housing marketplace. Join AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) to uncover how structural steel contributes to a sustainable environment, and find economical and innovative solutions in response to these challenges. Structural steel has long been recognized as a high strength, precise framing material with a fast speed of erection. Learn effective solutions for designing within the limitations of building area and height in tight design and construction schedules.

April 27 6:00-8:00PM aia 27-Apr-2016 27-Apr-2016. Located in an historic but economically challenged neighborhood in South Los Angeles, the recently renovated Dunbar Hotel is a cornerstone in the revitalization of the area.

Significantly funded by federal stimulus dollars as part of the neighborhood’s stabilization project, the storied Dunbar Hotel and two housing complexes, Somerville South and Somerville North provide a combined total of 83 affordable apartments with first-rate amenities and vital community services for seniors and low-income families. The meticulous renovation of the Dunbar Hotel for seniors 55 and older includes 41 tax-credit apartments, including 7 studio, 30 one-bedroom, and 4 two-bedroom units. February 21 11:00AM aia 21-Feb-2016 21-Feb-2016. Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Water buildings have rapidly captured the public imagination, and are transforming expectations for the pace of change in the built environment. The Living Building Challenge™ expands Net Zero concepts in ways that look far into the future, consider the endgame and shape our efforts to create productive, thriving communities.

The Net Positive Energy + Water Conference will address these issues and share the latest in zero energy and water ideas, technologies and applications—all presented by a select group of leading experts from around the world. February 18-19 community 18-Feb-2016 19-Feb-2016. Green Building Council-Los Angeles (USGBC-LA) Chapter is excited to release the Greenbuild LA Legacy Project Request for Proposal (RFP), due Jan. You can submit a project plan that may be selected to be built and unveiled at the 2016 Greenbuild Conference. The constructed Legacy Project will be a gift from the USGBC and USGBC-LA Host Chapter to Los Angeles for hosting the conference and will be an enduring means of service, education and thanks to the local community.

January 27 community 27-Jan-2016 27-Jan-2016. The rapid pace of development in Southern California has erased countless well crafted buildings and replaced them with structures unbecoming a great city. Design Review, by which the public sector becomes the arbiter of taste, has become a popular way of combating this trend -- and controlling the entire development process. On the one hand, design review ensures that someone is paying attention.

On the other hand, design review by its very nature can force projects into a homogenized design aesthetic, dictated not by architectural vision but rather by community standards. And it is often enforced by planners who have little or no architectural training. January 22 7:15AM-9:15AM community 22-Jan-2016 22-Jan-2016. The goal of this meeting will be to form an ad-hoc working group to help the Los Angeles Fire Department “Create (in conjunction with the design community) and then publish selected handouts for the public.

These handouts could address (1) fire prevention equipment requirements and location preferences (i.e. Control panels, FDC connections, standpipes, extinguisher cabinets, emergency signage, sprinklers, ladders, etc.); (2) off site fire truck staging at the curb or driveway apron, and (3) on site path clearances, vertical roof top access requirements and rated wall assemblies.' January 13 1:00PM-3:00PM community 13-Jan-2016 13-Jan-2016. For the last 3 years we have closed the year with a very successful Open Mic Night in which you, our members, presented highlights of your work and efforts. This December we are planning a repeat of this success.

In lieu of a single presenter on a single topic, we are giving YOU, the audience, an opportunity to show us your unique and most innovative work, either on the boards or recently completed. As we found last year, the topics could also be around new approaches to healthcare delivery, sustainability or other provoking topics that go beyond the scope of one project. Wednesday, December 16 4:30 - 6:30PM committee 16-Dec-2015 16-Dec-2015. Now that Governor Brown has signed AB 313 (Atkins), leading experts on Enhanced Infrastructure Finance Districts (EIFD’s) will share insight on how Southern California can best utilize this new financing tool and how we as a community can rally behind the smart formation of districts that will help improve the built environment of the LA region. We encourage to attend a diverse audience of architects, designers, business & community leaders, policy makers and city planners.

Tuesday, December 1st 6:00-8:00PM committee 01-Dec-2015 01-Dec-2015. Fueled by the Affordable Care Act’s emphasis on lowering the cost of care and the increasing acuity of care transitioning to ambulatory settings, the cutting-edge Outpatient Pavilion at UC San Diego Health System provides a model for the future of outpatient care in both the academic setting and the greater marketplace.

Part of the rapidly growing campus, it supports the health system’s strategic focus on transformative healthcare closely tied to research and teaching. Though housing specialized, multidisciplinary centers of excellence, it is built on a flexible platform of modular planning, robust infrastructure and sustainable principles. Wednesday, November 11 4:30-6:30PM committee 11-Nov-2015 11-Nov-2015. California Operator & Door Association is a non profit group that promotes the professionalism of the garage door and gate industry through consumer awareness and the use of licensed contractors. The organization memberships includes major door, gate & activating device manufacturers. This San Diego-area, one day course covers compliance with 2016 changes on UL 325 and ASTM F2200 safety standards.

Fire standards for rolling doors. Sustainable solutions for sectional and rolling doors and automated vehicular gate design. Lunch is provided. October 2 8:00AM - 3:00AM community 2-Oct-2015 2-Oct-2015.

Ricardo Hoseguera, born in Mexico City and an architect by profession, has dedicated his life to art. Since a very early age, Ricardo has immersed himself in a range of artistic pursuits. Whether painting with oils or acrylics or examining life through writing and music, all have been illuminating and therapeutic to him.

Tuesday September 1, 2015 to Friday October 30, 2015 Reception: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Exhibition open from 9AM - 5PM, Mon-Fri aia 01-Sep-2015 30-Oct-2015.