Coupled with his knowledge of architecture and passion for policies that support excellence in the built environment, Carlo Caccavale brings 15 years of experience at the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter to his position as its Executive Director.

Carlo has initiated a number of AIA|LA conferences intended to provide contributions to the profession and surrounding region. They include Encompass, the AIA|LA Conference to Actualize Diversity and Inclusion; Design for Dignity, the AIA|LA conference focused on homelessness and housing affordability; and Powerful, Women Leading Design. To facilitate greater recognition for design excellence and widen the spectrum of offices participating in design awards programs, Carlo launched the Restaurant Design Awards in 2005 and the Residential Architecture Awards in 2016. In 2017, he started the chapter’s Architectural Photography Awards to celebrate those who translate three dimensional design to the single plane while capturing its intent.

Carlo joined the chapter in year 2003, as an Events Coordinator, and was elevated to his current position after 10 as the chapter’s Associate Director. As the AIA|LA Executive Director he leads a staff producing close to 150 events a year at the behest of the chapter’s board.

Born in Rome, Italy, surrounded by beautiful architecture, and imbued with a strong interest in design and the urban experience from an early age, Carlo believes it was inevitable that he work for the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles in his adopted city. When not attending to the needs of the chapter, he can be found enjoying film, opera, and theatre but also enjoying food in the multifaceted restaurant landscape of Los Angeles.

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