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Coastal CRAN Presents: Local Legends – a Conversation with Grant Kirkpatrick FAIA & Dean Nota FAIA

May 18 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Coastal CRAN Custom Residential Architects Network

Coastal CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) is a committee of the AIA Long Beach / South Bay

$10 – $30 Students | AIA Members | General Admission

Light dinner & drinks included

Students $10 | AIA Members $20 | General Admission $30

1.5 LU

An in-person conversation with legendary southern California architects Grant Kirkpatrick, FAIA, and Dean Nota, FAIA, who will share stories of their careers from their beginnings to present day, lessons learned, and what they see for the future of the industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn how our guest speakers got started in the architecture industry and when, why, and how they made the leap to forge their own paths.
  • Attendees will learn about our guest speakers’ modes of operation – how they work and with whom, and their preferred work environment to be happy and successful.
  • Attendees will learn how our guest speakers market their firms and where new clients come from.
  • Attendees will be presented with valuable advice on what these two legendary architects would and would not do over again.

Moderated by: Bryan Winters, AIA, Christopher Kempel, AIA, and Asia Zdziarska, AIA

Grant Kirkpatrick, FAIA

A third generation Californian, Grant Kirkpatrick, FAIA, draws his energy and inspiration from his home state’s optimism and progressive ideals. Since its founding over 30 years ago, Grant has been the visionary force behind KAA Design Group and he and his team strive every day to elevate the human spirit through the benefits and authenticity of warm contemporary residential design. Learn more about Grant and his firm, KAA Design Group.

Dean Nota, FAIA

Born, raised and educated in Southern California, Dean Nota received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI ARC) in 1976, where he was a founding student and a member of the first graduating class. He interned, and over a period of ten years, rose to the position of senior associate architect in the internationally acclaimed office of Raymond Kappe FAIA, prior to opening his own office in Los Angeles in 1982. Concurrent with the establishment of his practice, he served on the design studio faculty at SCI ARC from 1982 to 1988. Learn more about Dean and his firm, Nota | Architect.

KGM Architectural Lighting

270 Coral Circle
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 552-2191
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