09 Dec A Conversation with Jonathan Gilliam
A Conversation With:
How long have you been volunteering in the community?
I have been an active volunteer in the community for 5 years.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am an architect and have been licensed for the last 7 years. I originally moved to Los Angeles to go to school in 2001 and never left. I spent most of my time in West Los Angeles before purchasing a home in Van Nuys in 2012. I recently formed my own architectural practice in 2019 having spent the previous 10 years working for a firm in Sherman Oaks.
My wife and I also recently welcomed a brand new baby daughter into the world.
For more information visit my LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-gilliam/
What is one of your Passion Projects that you are working on?
I got my start volunteering by being invited to join the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board located in the San Fernando Valley. My passion project for the AIA has been working on event programs that helps bring value to our architectural professional membership, while also informing the public on who we are, what we do and why they should hire a licensed architect.
Visit AIA’s website for more information: http://www.aiasfv.org/
Why do you continue to be a member of The Valley Economic Alliance?
I joined the Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) to help the region where I live and to help increase the AIA’s profile. I have a firm belief that the San Fernando Valley is an undervalued economic and cultural area that has the potential to be a powerhouse. It just needs steady helping hands and advocacy to fully realize those goals. I believe TVEA is one of the organizations equipped to do so.