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0763 Email: Let the AIA|LA Design Conference Help you Maximize your Design Performance at Dwell on Design! Los Angeles, CA (May 30, 2012) – Calling all architects! Come to the 2012 AIA Los Angeles (AIA|LA) Design Conference and find out how you can convince a client that design excellence more than pays for itself and optimizes a quicker return on investment. The Design Conference will serve as a forum to showcase how Design Performance increases one’s return on investment, maximizes profits, enhances productivity and at the same time, vastly improves the quality of life for all involved. The AIA|LA Design Conference is the official educational conference of AIA|LA. The conference is a two-day event featuring symposia on current topics relevant to the architecture and design community, along with the Restaurant Design Awards Ceremony. The AIA|LA Design Conference allows attendees the opportunity to earn continuing education units as well as network without having to travel outside of Los Angeles.
Taking place June 22nd & 23rd, the AIA|LA Design Conference will allow you to be a part of one of the major architecture and design events in the city!

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Here are the highlights of the AIA|LA Design Conference 2012 weekend: Day 1: CONTEXT: Adding Value A symposium that explores how design optimizes a company's return on investment and enhances performance Friday June 22, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM provides 6.0 AIA Learning Units Day 2: IMPLEMENTING INNOVATION: Experiencing Design A symposium that explores how design enhances lifestyles and makes places healthy and more enjoyable Saturday June 23, 2012 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM provides 6.0 AIA Learning Units RESTAURANT DESIGN AWARDS CEREMONY (Fri June 23rd): Now entering its 8th year, the AIA|LA’s Restaurant Design Awards program celebrates excellence in the design of restaurants, cafes, bars, lounges ad nightclubs. A panelist of distinguished jurors comprised of KCRW radio personality, chef & restaurateur Evan Kleiman, architect extraordinaire Mark Rios, FAIA and Bravo's wunderkind Top Chef winner & restaurateur Michael Voltaggio selected sixteen projects as finalists for this year's competition. The Jury and People’s Choice Awards Winners will be announced at the RDA Ceremony on Friday June 23rd at 5:30 PM in conjunction with the AIA|LA Design Conference on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center. List of Speakers: • • • • • Alex Ward, AIA - Chairman, FoLAR Andrea Cohen-Gehring, FAIA - Principal, DLR Group WWCOT Benjamin Ball - Ball-Nogues Studio Chester A. Widom, FAIA - State Architect, Department of General Services - State of California Christopher C. Rising - President & COO, Rising Realty Partners

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Clive Wilkinson, AIA, RIBA - President & Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects David Abel - Publisher, The Planning Report David E. Bergman, AICP - Principal, MR+E David L. Gray, FAIA - David Lawrence Gray Architects Elena Manferdini - Atelier Manferdini Florencia Pita - FPmod Heather Roberge - Principal, murmur Hernan Diaz Alonso - Principal & Founder, Xefirotarch; Graduate Programs Chair, SCI-Arc Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, AIA - Graduate Chair, Woodbury University School of Architecture Jason Payne – Principal, Hirsuta and Asst. Professor, UCLA Architecture & Urban Design Jeanine Centuori - Principal, Urban Rock Design Johannes Van Tilburg, FAIA - Founding Principal, Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh John Peterson, AIA - Founder & President, Public Architecture Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MA, MBA - Director, Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health Julie Eizenberg, AIA - President, Koning Eizenberg Architecture Kate Diamond, FAIA - Principal, HMC Architects Lance Carlson - Principal, Carlson Strategy Group Lance Carlson - Principal, Carlson Strategy Group Lisa Matthiessen, FAIA - Principal, Buro Happold Marcelo Spina - Principal, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Mia Lehrer, FASLA - President, Mia Lehrer + Associates Michael Rotondi, FAIA - Principal, RoTo : ARCHITECTURE Michel Rojkind Mike Alvidrez - Executive Director, Skid Row Housing Trust Mohammed Sharif, Founding Partner, Bureau of Architecture and Design, Lecturer UCLA Natasha Case - CEO, Coolhaus Nathan B. Cherry, FAIA, AICP - Vice President, RTKL Pamela Burton, FASLA - President, Pamela Burton & Company Peter Zellner, Assoc. AIA - Principal, +ZELLNERPLUS

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Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH - Professor & Chair, Environmental Health Studies - UCLA Rick Cole - City Manager, City of Ventura Sam Lubell – Editor, The Architect’s Newspaper Stanton Eckstut, FAIA - Founding Principal, EE&K Steven Ehrlich, FAIA - Principal, Ehrlich Architects Todd Gannon, PhD - Cultural Studies Coordinator, SCI-ARC Vincent Chang, AIA, RIBA - Partner, Grimshaw Architects William Fulton, AICP - Vice President, Smart Growth For America

AIA Los Angeles greatly appreciates the support of our sponsors who help the organization to produce notable events such as the AIA|LA Design Conference.

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