September 30, 2014, (Los Angeles, CA) – The month of October was officially proclaimed Architecture Month by the City of Los Angeles. Dubbed LArchitecture Month, the emphasis was on bringing together a diverse professional and public-interest groups, including the National Organization of Minority Architects and a host of participating organizations, to celebrate the built environment and bring awareness to the importance of design to the community at large.
The initiative was proposed by AIA|LA and formally declared by Los Angeles 4th District Councilman Tom La Bonge and Mayor Antonio Villaragosa on Friday October 12, 2007 at City Hall. (Read the Resolution here)
In celebration of LArchitecture Month, National Organization of Minority Architects, in conjunction with our Community Partners, will host a slew of events across the city to educate the public about architecture and design, celebrate the profession and encourage the dialogue between those interested in the built environment.
The 2014 theme is, “Design Cloud L.A.,” invokes the technological term of a “cloud computing” and having many devices accessible to the same program. With that in mind LArchitecture Month strives to bring many organizations together in pushing architecture and design forward in our City.
From the skyscraper to the magazine to the snow cone, design is all around us, celebrate it this October 2014!
Go to the LArchitecture Month website for more information. (http://tinyurl.com/larchmonth)
The National Organization of Minority Architects was founded in 1971 as a means to foster communications among minority architects and to fight discriminatory practices. Its mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members. NOMA and its professional and student chapters have been instrumental in supporting minority architects, interns, and underrepresented communities for the past forty years. To learn more, visit http://www.noma.net/.
About AIA Los Angeles
Formed 115 years ago - AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves as a resource to help make the Los Angeles region more delightful, healthier, more sustainable and economically competitive.