The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIA|CC) has installed Frank O. Bostrom, AIA, as the nearly seventy-year-old organization's president for 2013.
With over a decade of experience guiding the statewide advocacy group as a member of its executive committee, Bostrom fuses a rich knowledge of the organization's history and capabilities with an understanding of key issues for architects throughout the state.
"I look forward to providing real value to the illustrious and dedicated individuals who practice a field that is pivotal in solving so many challenges for California," Bostrom commented.
During Bostrom's tenure, he will oversee council involvement in legislation, regulation and business practices that govern indemnification, the competition process including California's Qualifications Based Selection process, accessibility issues and resources to better support large and small firms alike.
The principal of his own firm for almost thirty years, Bostrom is licensed in California and Arizona, holds NCARB certification and was a charter member of the American Planning Association for three decades. His firm executes residential and commercial work.
Based in Redondo Beach, Bostrom has been active in Southern California chapter activities since 1973 where he has guided the selection of numerous design juries. He first earned recognition for advocacy work as a representative of Long Beach/South Bay Chapter interests at the California Coastal Zone Conservation Commission.
During his years of statewide service, he has continued to support the field on a local basis. Most recently he was reelected to his fourth term on the Los Angeles County Committee on School District Organization representing Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.
As a member of the AIACC's executive committee, he has participated in all levels of oversight, from the committee responsible for procedures and documents that govern California architects' work to contributing planning and finance direction.