October is Architecture Month

In 2007, Michael A Enomoto, FAIA, and the AIA|LA went before the Los Angeles City Council to seek and gain a month recognizing the contributions by architects to culture and Los Angeles municipal life.  In the office, as we organize this year’s LArchitecture month, which kick off early with Powerful 5 (at the end of September) and culminate in the Design Awards Ceremony + Party, we can’t help but note how salient the words of that 2007 resolution still are:

Take this phrase, for instance: “the City of Los Angeles is in a unique position to recognize the vast wealth of architecture already within its municipality.”  So, before we let you know about particular events for October’s LArchitecture Month, we, in the office just wanted to take a moment, to thank our members who contribute to the urban fabric of our region on a daily basis.

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles is world-renowned for its famous architects, architecture and architectural enthusiasts; and

WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles is home to one of the largest Chapters of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA/LA Chapter with nearly 3000 members;

WHEREAS, the American Institute of Architects will be celebrating its one-hundred and fiftieth year anniversary;

WHEREAS, AIA/LA in working with the varied and diverse interests of numerous other architectural societies, historical preservationists, conservancies, et al.; and

WHEREAS, the goal of better educating the community about the importance of architecture and design can lead to a more livable and sustainable community; and

WHEREAS, the goal of better educating the community about the importance of architecture and design can lead to a more livable and sustainable community; and

WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles is in a unique position to recognize the merits of the vast wealth of architecture already within its municipality; and

WHEREAS, the City of Los Angeles can further promote the idea of design excellence and the benefits of elegant density to its populace in an effort to promote a more sustainable, green and livable community;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, with the concurrence of the Mayor, that by the adoption of this Resolution, the City of Los Angeles hereby officially recognizes the month of OCTOBER as being ARCHITECTURE MONTH, with the expectations that The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects each year will coordinate a series of programs in conjunction with other interested parties that promote the values of architecture and the unique character of the City of Los Angeles to the community-at-large, and, in addition, communicate the programming of these events to City Staff in such a way that the City of Los Angeles can take advantage of these educational opportunities for its constituents.

PRESENTED BY: TOM LABONGE
Councilmember, 4th District

Reposted from

https://www.aialosangeles.org/aiala-events/architecture-month/