Your Liasons at Work

Cider-infused happy hour for Advocacy Survey respondents.  We want to hear more from you, live in person! Need to set date in January. (Richard Weiss/Michael Cowan) >   Leadership retreat- Need to set a date and agenda. (Richard) >   New from Al York- COA requested feedback on architectural job descriptions. This info is available in 2011 Compensation Survey. Response letter will be sent to executive committee. (Philip Southwick) >   New from Alan Holt- COA requested support for SDAT application from to AIA National. Recommended approval and sent to executive committee.

Design Exhibit in Full Swing

LiA’s Opening Night for “PERSPECTIVASdosmil11”, held at the Emma S.

Design Month Advocacy

Green Pastures event with AIA National guest Paul Mendelsohn generated some great conversations about public involvement and provides some insight into what we can bring to our next leadership retreat. We talked about bringing our Advocacy Survey respondents in for a November happy hour to listen to their ideas in person. Michael Cowan offered to help.   Stuart and Michael Hsu have been asked to meet with the City about a cost of services report that could impact the future fee structure for building permits.

Three Levels of Advocacy


Sept 20th at Green Pastures Paul Mendelsohn from AIA National will journey to Texas and present updates on Rebuild & Renew, Regulatory Burdens, and other National Advocacy efforts.  This will be a coming-out party for our local Advocacy committee.  Chair Richard Weiss will review milestones from the past few months and highlight opportunities for member involvement.


Book Drive a Huge Success

LiA-Austin volunteers got together, on the last weekend of August, to sort through hundreds of books and magazines collected during the 1st annual book donation drive, “From an Architect’s Bookshelf”. At the end of the day, it was clear that final numbers had surpassed initial expectations, as Austin architects and designers donated nearly 350 books and more than 400 architectural magazines. All items were organized, classified and carefully boxed for future delivery to local area High Schools (more to come on date of delivery). A big THANK YOU to all those individuals and firms who dona