It is with great sadness that we inform you that LAWRENCE A. ROBBINS, AIA (Larry) passed from us on March 3, 2014.
Larry was a gifted architect and artist. All he needed was a pen and a sheet of paper.LarryLarry - LA

During his long career, he designed schools, houses of worship and residential and commercial projects. His works always incorporated beauty as well as function. Larry was kind and generous with his time and talent and was also very active in professional and civic organizations. Larry’s rich personal and professional legacy lives on in the many lives he touched. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. Services were held.

In Larry’s memory, donations may be made to:
The Help Group, 13130 Burbank Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91401—Attn: Cindy
Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive Los Angeles, CA 90077-1520—Attn: Josh
AIA/SFV Fund, 16917 Ventura Blvd., Suite #5 Encino, CA 91316—Attn: Lawrence A. Robbins, AIA Memorial Scholarship

The Chapter Office has moved

the eagle has landedThe AIA San Fernando Valley chapter office has moved to:
The Economic Alliance Building
5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200A
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Thanks to all those who came and celebrated our new home!
Robert Ivy, FAIA, CEO of the AIA joined us at our Open House Celebration we  discussed National’s ideas on re-positioning as well and shared our thoughts and concerns with him.

We also celebrated the chapter’s award winning entry in the National Component Outreach Awards. The AIA San Fernando Valley has won for its IDP Design Competition as Communications: Outstanding Overall Program.

For your information the office telephones remain the same number:
(818) 907-7151.
And the e-mails are also the same: and for Leslie Nathan and Veronica Terpatsi.


Reminder, the event photographs of the 27th Annual Design Awards & Installation Banquet

can be viewed by clicking here to see the low resolution photographs.

The award winning projects are currently being prepared for on-line viewing and members will be notified when they are ready to view.

If you would like to obtain a Hi-Res version of the pictures, use the Control Panel at the bottom left of the view to obtain the Number of the picture you want. You can also fast-forward through the pictures using the Control Panel. Send your list of photographs to and you will receive hi-resolution .jpg files to allow you to print quality photographs.

If you did not attend the event, you missed an amazing display of Estonian dancing. Look at the following photographs of the dancers and the AIA members who joined them and had a wonderful time. Click here to see the low resolution photographs. If you would like receive hi-res photos, send your list to to allow you to print quality photographs.

Programs & Events

Evening Program

Fluid Applied Air Barriers and the New Title 24 Energy Code

Join us April 30th, 6:00 P.M.

Breakfast Program

April Breakfast Program

“Fire Retardant Treated Wood and the 2013 CA Code”

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IDP Design Competition – 2013

The Library of the Future

IDP Design Competition – 2013
See the Winner of Phase 1 – and now enter for Phase 2
A Design Competition by AIA SFV
Open To All IDP Candidates

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