A bit about Stacey H. Pray, AIA, ACHA, CASp.
Pray started chasing her architect dream at age 11 after taking an aptitude test in elementary school. The results told her she should be an artist and her parents, wanting to support her ambition yet ensure she chose a stable career path, suggested allied professions, including architecture.
As a long-time member of AIA, we are glad to see her honored with this recognition!
Learn more about Pray's career by clicking here.
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1st Vice President / President Elect AIA
It gives me great pleasure to announce that our very own Scott Guadineer has been formally elected to First Vice President, President-Elect to American Institute of Architects California. This is a great achievement for Scott and recognition for all the hard work, devotion, and contributions he has made to the AIA Board of Directors on the local and state level. This is a prestigious honor that deserves to be celebrated. It is also a great honor for our chapter as he is the first of our ranks to achieve this level of success on the state platform. It is my hope that Scott’s example as an architect, a “Citizen Architect”, a community leader, and a devoted outstanding member of our chapter will be an inspiration to us all.
Charles T. Bryant, AIA, NOMA, NCARB
Greg is the Design Principal at GGA+, where he cultivates the firm's design culture and reinforces their mission of doing good with great design.
Principal Greg Kochanowski, AIA with GGA+ Architects
Greg is the Design Principal at GGA+, where he cultivates the firm's design culture and reinforces their mission of doing good with great design. His unique perspective at the intersection of urban design, landscape, and architecture has been instrumental in reshaping the cultural and environmental fabric of Los Angeles. While serving as the current Co-President of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, Greg also enjoys body surfing, drawing, and dreams of opening a pizzeria.
Sylmar Terrace Apartments
Responding to the need for more and better affordable housing for veterans, the Sylmar Terrace Apartments feature four buildings, spanning out of a communal courtyard to give the property a centralized connective space. Every unit showcases the surrounding vistas, daylight and natural ventilation. Locally-inspired materials of stucco, wood, concrete, metal and glass were composed in horizontal and vertical lines to provide scale and definition. Due to the challenging terrain of the hillside site, the project was initially designed to utilize modular construction through use of shipping containers. Ultimately, the project developed as a traditional site-built method, but the spirit of efficiency and repeatability of modular construction remained.
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We're pleased to announce that our 2020 Fellowship candidate, Vijay Sehgal, was elevated to fellowship this year. Congratulations, Vijay!