Happy New Year! At our member appreciation party in December, we emphasized the notion of community. Foremost in our minds as we execute our craft is the public’s health, safety and welfare, and a commitment to social and environmental responsibility. We are a large community of over 700 members and constitute the fourth largest AIA chapter in California. We work in a variety of settings – small firms, big firms, public agencies to name a few- advocating for good design in its various forms and scales which sustain and allow people, places and communities o thrive. We are emerging professionals, mid-career professionals and seasoned practitioners. And we are united by our creativity.
It is in the spirit of creative community that we invite you to our monthly program on January 25th. We need to hear your voices on this day as we plan for the year informed by your priorities. We hope you with engage with us and get involved on this day and, indeed, throughout the year to strengthen this community.
My goal is to continue successful programs, improve upon them and test new ideas this year. I am dedicated to an accessible, transparent and engaging chapter for our community; a chapter that reflects our shared values, celebrates our diverse voices, and advocates well for architects and architecture. I know you have an opinion about this, and this is why I look forward to getting to know you better, and working with you in 2017. Cheers to our community!