Committed to a sustainable, livable tomorrow Monmark’s principal has been the 2015 co-chair of the Committee on the Environment (COTE) of the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter, (AIA LA).
In 2016 she became the Committee’s Chair continuing a successful streak of programming for the design trade, local governance and general public. Together with a team of three talented architects she grew the core leadership-base to five members that all act as essential parts of the Committee. Some of our 2016 programming led us to learning about greywater reuse with GreyWater Corps, we mapped trees with TreePeople’s TreeMapLA in Koreatown, toured the Natural History Museum’s new gardens with Mia Lehrer & Associates’ office and the newly designed entrance and pavilions with CO Architects and refreshed our constituents with a new Title-24 Residential seminar.
That year also marked the debut of COTE’s online resource library (GreenShelf) for environmental study and research materials, together with the inauguration of COTE Awards, in October 2016 at the AIA|LA’s yearly Design Awards, rewarding green innovative design and living.
We ensured a leadership continuance enlisting the involvement of prominent architects that currently has grown the Committee to twenty whom brought their own visions of yearly symposiums to life. With their leadership now we maintain providing marketing and social media support continuity in advancing sustainable living and design practices within the city of Los Angeles, at home, work and in our communities.