Today is the opening of the American Institute of Architects first annual conference officially described as "a continuum of architecture, design, style, form, structure, and sustainability" at the Pacific Design Center here in Los Angeles. This should be a great place to encounter new ideas and inspiration if you're in the middle of a building/ remodeling project.

There are lectures on topics such as sustainability, the architectural design process, as well as, a wealth of information about urban planning in Los Angeles. Whether you are interested in public spaces, water use, or design; you are sure to find a topic or presenter that grabs your attention.