The projects shown above on the rotating webpage banners are the 2014 winners that were announced at the the February 2015 Design Awards event. The 2014 projects are available for you to view under the EVENTS tab. Design Award information and the architect’s names for the 2014 projects – click here and go to the EVENTS tab above.
IDP Design Award Winners
Congratulations to all the entrants for the AIA SFV Intern Development Program from across the USA – great talent and a demonstration of our future architectural community. The winners names and their splendid designs can be viewed by ‘clicking here’.
“Save the Date” and send in your application for the AIA SFV 20th Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, October 19th, 2015 – click here for the ‘sign-up’ and information form
The July Charette Competition winner is Ann Salazar
The winning design by Ann Salazar – Avant Garde Interiors – can be reviewed by clicking here or click on the EVENT tab
The 2015 AIA SFV Design Award information and application form link
2015 AIA Convention
The AIA Convention 2015 brought thousands of architects and design professionals to Atlanta for one of AIA’s best, most inspiring, and most impactful events yet. It also broke a few records. Thursday’s keynote speaker had the most attendees in AIA Convention history.
This year’s AIA Convention theme was Impact, focusing on how architects impact their communities both locally and around the globe. Through learning the fundamental skills to become successful and effective entrepreneurs, the AIA Convention provided attendees the skills to grow, sell, and promote their firm’s business through a great variety of workshops and seminars. President Clinton kicked off AIA Convention 2015, telling a standing room audience to tackle pressing global issues. (Read More)
“Resilience by Design”
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.
The Design Awards
The 2015 AIA-SFV President – Miguel Maio and the 2015 Board and the 2014 Design Award winning entries photographs are on the website for your enjoyment – go to the EVENTS tab above.