See the 2015 Design Award projects – click here or go to the EVENTS tab above.

Submission time for the 2016 AIA SFV Design Awards

Projects by all AIA San Fernando Valley Chapter members are eligible, without respect to project location and projects by AIA members of any Chapter when the project lies within the San Fernando Valley Chapter boundaries (Includes all of Los Angeles County north of Mulholland and the cities of Burbank and Glendale to the east).

For more information – click here

21st Annual Golf Tournament

Join the San Fernando Valley Architecture Community in a day of fellowship golf and networking at the American Institute of Architects San Fernando Valley Chapter’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament. Click here for the Entry Form
On: Monday October 17th 2016
At: the Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills CA 91364

The SmartMarket Report

The report is commissioned by AIA to document the positive economic impact of investing in the design and construction of healthier buildings from the perspective of owners, architects, and human resources professionals.

This groundbreaking market study makes the connections between design and health better known to the industry and the public by benchmarking how the industry is designing and building with health in mind, how the healthcare and human resources community is making connections between design and health and productivity, and how people are learning about the impacts of buildings on their health and well-being.

Downloadable and free to AIA members, The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design and Construction on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity

 Indemnification Legislation Introduced in California Legislature

We will keep you informed of the progress of SB 885. And if you receive a message from AIACC Director of Legislative Affairs, Mark Christian in the coming months urging you to contact your State Senator, our hope is for you to find the time to respond.
See the AIACC article and the link to the California senate Bill 885 – click here

 Baseline Mansionization/Baseline Hillside (BMO/BHO) Code Amendment

Four public hearings for case number CPC-2015-3484-CA are being held to address the proposed Zoning Code amendment to modify single family zone regulations. This Code has been initiated by City Council Motion (Council File #14-0656).
These are public hearings to allow public discussion and submission of written information relating to the proposed project.
The proposed ordinance amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code is to establish new regulations for all single-family zoned properties including the RA, RE, RS, and R1 Zones.
AIA SFV Board member Jonathan Gilliam, AIA will be attending and if anyone has any comments please contact Jonathan and he will try to get them addressed during the hearings.
The Baseline Mansionization/Baseline Hillside (BMO/BHO) Code Amendment may be downloaded by clicking here
Jonathan Gilliam, AIA – 818.990.0391 Ext 103 or

On-the-Job Training (OJT) – How OJT Works

OJT Requirements
On-the-Job Training is a contractual agreement in which the employer must agree to.
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Resilience by Design” is now an active City of Los Angeles project

We are all aware that a large magnitude earthquake is going to influence Los Angeles in the near future. The City of Angels was recently ranked the most vulnerable metropolis in the world outside of Asia.
However, knowing that Los Angeles is long overdue for a large magnitude earthquake and comprehending what the effect of the earthquake will have on Los Angeles, are two very different things.
Los Angeles’s Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that the L.A. city administration will partner with U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Dr. Lucile M. Jones to develop earthquake resilience strategies for Los Angeles. The document that has been issued is titled Resilience by Design” (click here to download the document)
Dr. Jones intention is to work with the city administration to determine criteria to protect the vulnerable infrastructure that will include water supply, power, communications, firefighting and both private and government owned structures in Los Angeles that will be subject to the effects of an earthquake.

Programs & Events

Breakfast Program

August Breakfast Program


Evening Program

The Labyrinth of Building and Planning – August 17th, 2016 – 6:30 PM – AIA/SFV Chapter Office

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IDP Design Award Winners

IDP Design Award Winners The winners names and their splendid designs can be viewed by ‘clicking here’.

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