Join us for our regular meeting this Thursday, September 18th, at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Our speaker will be Tina Hovsepian, a designer and philanthropist. Tina graduated from the University of Southern California with her Bachelors of Architecture in 2009. She currently works on global commercial architecture with Callison in Santa Monica, CA. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tina always had a consuming interest in humanitarian causes, especially the plight of the homeless on Downtown’s infamous Skid Row. During her time at USC she had the opportunity to synthesize this interest with her architectural studies. In 2007 she designed and built a prototype of a temporary shelter made of folded cardboard, Cardborigami. Tina received Second Prize for Most Innovative at the 2009 USC Undergraduate Symposium for Creative Work. That was the first time an Architecture student had won an award in this school-wide category.

Currently, Tina has undertaken the ambitious task of starting a non-profit while pursuing her career in Architecture. This has proven to be a challenging yet educational effort. Despite the lengthy journey to fruition, Cardborigami continues to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback for its ingenuity. Within months of public exposure, Hovsepian’s shelter raised interest from 92 different countries, is featured on CNN, the LATimes and KTLA. It also appears in articles on many prestigious design blogs.

Our meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, with pre-meeting fellowship from 5:30pm at the 3F Invention Bar.

Guests welcome (meal charge of $20). Hope to see you there!



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