“The Architecture of Transportation” Design Symposium

When
June 24, 2011   

“The Architecture of Transportation”

A design symposium to promote a healthier built environment
PRESENTED BY PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF

Friday, June 24, 2011
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
provides 6.0 AIA HSW & SD learning units

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“The Architecture of Transportation” design symposium PRESENTED BY PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF will serve as a forum to discuss innovative ideas about how to build transportation systems that support and strengthen healthier, more functional and more livable neighborhoods.

During the symposium, we will highlight the various aspects of what makes a complete community and apply these definitions of context in an effort to re-define the performance criteria we expect from our transit-oriented districts, in specific, and from our overall transportation infrastructure in general. Community activists, academics, business leaders, policy makers, planners, urban designers and architects will share insight and perspective on what immediate next-steps are essential to reach our common goals. The speakers will outline pathways for how we can maximize our investment and, at the same time, inspire healthier and more active lifestyles.

As we work to make our transportation system more integrated and delightful, we will create a more livable Los Angeles and ensure an economically competitive future for the whole region.

CONTINUUM OF SCALE

The symposium will be organized as a series of candid discussions moderated with the objective of developing a set of common goals and next steps. Whether it is developing consensus on what most effectively supports a complete community, or identifying regulatory reforms that need to be immediately addressed, the symposium will serve as an opportunity to bring a diverse public and professional community together.

We will all take part in the discussion about how best to transform our transportation system into an economically sustainable network that supports happier, healthier and more active living.

The day will be structured as a narrative expressed through the continuum of scale from the micro-level to complete communities, and from the regional level to the global aspects of what it means as a human wanting to experience movement.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will learn about innovative and emerging case studies of transportation systems that encourage healthier and more active living, establishing a the thesis that the design of the built environment influences a population’s health, physical and psychological well-being.

Objective 2: In addition to learning about the fundamental advantages of ‘complete streets’, participants will learn different perspectives about what comprises a ‘complete community’ and thus, receive information about tactics to maximize opportunities for more pedestrian connectivity and sustainable development.

Objective 3: Participants will discuss and evaluate the prospects of developing a regional transportation system that facilitates the goals of SB 375 and AB 32, with an emphasis on redefining ‘level of service’ and reducing VMT’s in effort to lower GHG’s.

Objective 4: Participants will learn and discuss the requisite regulatory reforms that need to be implemented in effort to maximize the investment in healthier and more sustainable transportation systems.

“The Architecture of Transportation”
PRESENTED BY PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF

8:30am – Coffee and networking

9:00am – Welcome and Introduction

Frances Anderton, Hon. AIA|LA – Host, DnA: Design & Architecture (KCRW)
Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE, LEED AP – Principal, Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

9:30am
PANEL 1 – Creating Perspective: The History of the Future in Transportation.

Moderator:
David Abel – Publisher, The Planning Report

In dialogue with:
James A. Thomas – Chairman, President & C.E.O., Thomas Properties Group, Inc.
Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod – Author, “Inventing Autopia”
Bart Reed – Executive Director, The Transit Coalition
Geoff WardleDirector of Advanced Mobility Research at Art Center College of Design; Ongoing Transportation
Barbara Lott-Holland – Co-Chair, Bus Riders Union

Responder:
Frances Anderton, Hon. AIA|LA – Host, DnA: Design & Architecture (KCRW)

10:45am
PANEL 2 – Walking the “Hood”: Defining the Characteristics of a Complete Community.

Moderator:
Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE, LEED AP – Principal, Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

In dialogue with:
Alissa Walker – Writer, Editor – Good Magazine, Fast Company, gelatobaby
Robert S. Ogilvie, PhD – PHLP Program Director, Planning for Healthy Places
Bonnie Nelson – Founding Principal, Nelson Nygaard
Dennis Allen – Executive Director, Los Angeles Streetcar, Inc.
Jose Palacios, AIA – Principal, Architecture, AECOM

Responder:
Ken Alpern – Chair, The Transit Coalition; Co-Chair, L.A. Council District#11 Transportation Advisory Committee; Co-Chair, Mar Vista Community Council

11:45am
CASE STUDY 1:
“Planning for a New Community in California: The Concord Community Reuse Project”
Aidan Hughes- Principal, ARUP

11:55am
CASE STUDY 2:
“Network LA_ Transit”
Li Wen, AIA – Design Director, GENSLER

12:05pm
Lunch Break – off-site; not included in registration.

1:30pm
INSPIRATIONAL ASPIRATIONS – The Transbay Transit Center and Tower

Fred W. Clarke, FAIA – Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli

1:50pm
THE REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE:
Hasan Ikhrata – Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments

2:00pm
PANEL 3 – The Regional Level: Connectivity, Prosperity, Vibrancy and Delight.

Moderator:
Gerhard Mayer, AIA – Founder, Mayer Architects

In dialogue with:
Cary Brazeman – Founder, LA Neighbors United & Former Managing Dir., CBRE
David Grannis – C.E.O., Planning Company Associates
Stefanos Polyzoides – Partner, Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists
Jill Stewart – News Editor, LA Weekly
Frank X. Villalobos, FAIA – Founder, Barrio Planners Incorporated

Responder:
Margot Ocanas – Policy Analyst, RENEW LA County, Department of Public Health

2:50pm CASE STUDY 3: Planes, Trains, Busses and Design/Build
Todd Osborne, AIA – Director of Aviation and Transportation, Genlser

3:00pm
CASE STUDY 4:
Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA – Founder, Fentress Architects

3:10pm
CASE STUDY 5:
“Connecting Travel and Creating Community From Rail to Runway: The Phoenix Sky Train”
Jim Bruce, AIA – Aviation + Transportation Regional Leader/ Vice President, HOK

3:20pm
PANEL 4 – GLOBAL ASPECTS: MAINTAINING CALIFORNIA’S ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS ON THE WORLD STAGE

Moderator: Richard Katz – Chair, Metrolink Board of Directors

In dialogue with:
Eugene J. Kim, Ph.D. – Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Brian D. Taylor, PhD – Professor and Chair of Urban Planning; Director, Institute of Transportation Studies – UCLA; Associate Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
Martha Welborne, FAIA – Executive Director, Countywide Planning, METRO
Roland A. Wiley, AIA – Principal, RAW International
Denny Zane – Executive Director, MOVE LA

4:30pm
INSPIRATIONAL ASPIRATIONS – TRANSIT DESIGN ECOLOGIES

Vincent Chang, MA DipArch, AIA, RIBA – Partner, Grimshaw Architects
Andrew Whalley, AIA, RIBA – Deputy Chairman, Grimshaw Architects**

4:45pm
Martin Tuttle – Deputy Director, Planning and Modal Programs, California Department of Transportation

5:00pm
Hon. Jan Perry – Council President Pro Tempore, Council District #9 – City of Los Angeles

5:05pm
CONCLUSION AND SUMMARY:
Where are we going, how do we get there and what is the first step?

Frances Anderton, Hon. AIA|LA – Host, DnA: Design & Architecture (KCRW)
Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE, LEED AP – Principal, Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

5:15pm
Fairwell, Travel Safely.

AIA|LA Design Conference committee chairs:
Mike Enomoto, FAIA – Partner, Gruen Associates
Debra Gerod, AIA – Partner, Gruen Associates
David D. Montalba, AIA – Principal, Montalba Architects, Inc.

Symposium Hosts:
Frances Anderton, Hon. AIA|LA – Host, DnA: Design & Architecture (KCRW)
Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE, LEED AP – Principal, Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Participating Speakers:

  • David Abel – Publisher, The Planning Report
  • Dennis Allen – Executive Director, Los Angeles Streetcar, Inc.
  • Ken Alpern – Chair, The Transit Coalition; Co-Chair, L.A. Council District#11 Transportation Advisory Committee; Co-Chair, Mar Vista Community Council
  • Frances Anderton, Hon. AIA|LA – Host, DnA: Design & Architecture
  • Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod – Author, “Inventing Autopia”
  • Cary Brazeman – Founder, LA Neighbors United & Former Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
  • Jim Bruce, AIA – Aviation + Transportaiton Regional Leader/ Vice President, HOK
  • Diego Cardosa – Planning Commissioner, City of Los Angeles
  • Fred W. Clarke, FAIA – Partner, Pelli Clarke Pelli
  • Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA – Founder, Fentress Architects
  • David Grannis – C.E.O., Planning Company Associates
  • Stanton Hazelroth – Executive Director, California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank)
  • Aidan Hughes – Principal, ARUP
  • Hasan Ikhrata – Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments
  • Richard Katz – Chair, Metrolink Board of Directors
  • Eugene J. Kim, Ph.D. – Vice President, Parsons Brinckheroff
  • Barbara Lott-Holland – Co-Chair, Bus Riders Union
  • Senator Alan Lowenthal – Past Chair of Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing (invited)
  • Gerhard Mayer, AIA – Founder, Mayer Architects
  • Bonnie Nelson – Founding Principal, Nelson Nygaard
  • Margot Ocanas – Policy Analyst, RENEW LA County, Department of Public Health
  • Robert S. Ogilvie, PhD – PHLP Program Director, Planning for Healthy Places
  • Jose Palacios, AIA – Principal, Architecture, AECOM
  • Hon. Jan Perry – Councilmember, City of Los Angeles, District 9
  • Stefanos Polyzoides – Partner, Moule & Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists
  • Gordon Price – Director of the City Program, Simon Fraser University
  • Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, ASCE, LEED AP – Principal, Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
  • Jill Stewart – News Editor, LA Weekly
  • Bart Reed – Executive Director, The Transit Coalition
  • Brian D. Taylor, PhD – Professor and Chair of Urban Planning; Director, Institute of Transportation Studies; Associate Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
  • James A. Thomas – Chairman, President & CEO, Thomas Properties Group
  • Martin Tuttle – Deputy Director, Planning and Modal Programs, California Department of Transportation
  • Alissa Walker – Writer, Editor Good Magazine, Fast Company, gelatobaby
  • Li Wen, AIA – Design Director, GENSLER
  • Geoff Wardle – Director of Advanced Mobility Research at Art Center College of Design
  • Martha Welborne, FAIA – Executive Director, Countywide Planning, METRO
  • Roland A. Wiley, AIA – Principal, RAW International
  • Ross Wimer, FAIA – Design Director, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP
  • Roelof van Ark – CEO, CAHSR Authority (invited)
  • Frank X. Villalobos, FAIA – Founder, Barrio Planners Incorporated
  • Denny Zane – Executive Director, MOVE LA

COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
American Planning Association, Los Angeles
California Infill Builders Association
CicLAvia
Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (F.A.S.T.)
Green LA Coalition
LA Streetsblog
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Mobility 21
MOVE LA
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
The Transit Coalition
Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles (ULI-LA)
UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

UPDATED NEWS FEATURES –

May 3Join the Discussion with Todd Osborne, AIA

May 10Join the Discussion with Bonnie Nelson

May 11Join the Discussion with Jill Stewart

May 12Join the Discussion with Gerhard Mayer, AIA

May 13Join the Discussion with Roland Wiley, AIA

May 16 - Join the Discussion with Alissa Walker

May 17 – Join the Discussion with Cary Brazeman

June 8Join the Discussion with Fred W. Clarke, FAIA

June 9Join the Discussion with David Grannis

For more information, please contact:
Will Wright
Director of Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213.639.0764 phone
213.639.0767 fax
will@aialosangeles.org

Last Updated: April 12, 2011