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city architect advisory panel

  • 1.  city architect advisory panel

    Posted 28 days ago
    Looking for some examples of cities w an architects advisory panel, or something like that.  Anyone know of any?  Not an architectural review board per se, but an advisory panel of architects that serves a municipality on an ongoing basis.

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    Jonathan Barnes FAIA
    Jonathan Barnes Architecture & Design
    Columbus OH
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  • 2.  RE: city architect advisory panel

    Posted 26 days ago
    The Architectural Commission of Beverly Hills is a leading example of an Architectural Advisory Panel; Santa Monica has one of the better review boards, but it might not qualify as an advisory panel. In general, the Consumer Board of California has created an exceptional context of comprehensible practice for the state of California.

    In contrast, it is incredible how poorly run states like Arizona and rural Oregon are. For example, in Northern Arizona, Category IV, Type I event centers have wood framed community centers attached; the airport has combustible beams that limit the value of the airport to locally defined Cessna size plains. It is frightening that Arizona claims to be a state in the United States of America, and, the Professional Board has continued to protect negligent practice while keeping emerging professional, like me, damaged.

    It is my professional recommendation to introduce a national Professional Consumer board, like architecture.professional.gov to administer correct practice and progressive skill resource.

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    Seth Trotter

    theDailyTrotter
    Prescott AZ
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  • 3.  RE: city architect advisory panel

    Posted 11 days ago
    I am the City Architect of 2 cities in Southern California and have been a consulting architect in multiple cities as an advisor. My thought is that there are very few small municipalities that could afford the time and effort to create a panel of architects. I can see some value in major cities but even then it would have to be for specific tasks. Managing a Design Review Board for 25 years it has been difficult to field quality architects especially on a volunteer basis.

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    Richard Abe AIA
    Architect/President
    Media Portfolio
    Alhambra CA
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  • 4.  RE: city architect advisory panel

    Posted 11 days ago
    The outline platform is designed as a progressive tool to have leadership in Architecture at the United States Federal level, giving Architects a formally appointed protection to advance the United States of America and reform clarity in practice correctly. This includes advanced assets for reaching environmental goals in Architectural design and championing correct contract document execution.

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    Seth Trotter

    theDailyTrotter
    Prescott AZ
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  • 5.  RE: city architect advisory panel

    Posted 10 days ago
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    Updated Draft, per accepted and proved FAIA correction:  with an iron dome

    Sincerely,
    theDailyTrotter


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    Seth Trotter

    theDailyTrotter
    Prescott AZ
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