Lance Bird speaks at 2017 AIA Design Awards


    In January, LCDG principal Lance Bird (FAIA) was master of ceremony for the AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter Annual Design Awards. The nine recipients demonstrated the size and diversity of today's architectural firms. They included:

    • a student with a vision
    • a small, relatively young firm
    • the work of mature residential architects
    • a talented mid-size design firm
    • a large, international firm

    As the designers were honored, Bird noted that behind each star is a dedicated staff and supportive client.

    Lance added that architects are a small, much-admired profession and challenged other architects in the audience to creatively address societal issues such as:

    • affordable housing and housing for the aging
    • climate change and sustainable design 
    • public transportation
    • healthcare
    • adaptive reuse of abandoned inner-city buildings
    • innovative workplaces that are healthy, flexible and accommodate multiple generations of diverse people