ABOUT US

Who we are

The Asian American Architects and Engineers Association (AAa/e) is committed to providing a platform for empowering professionals working in the built environment in personal and professional growth, business development and networking, and leadership in our community.

AAa/e was founded by four architects and an engineer as an organization to help Asian American businesses penetrate the architectural and engineering community in southern California. Since that time, the organization has grown both physically, with increasing membership and establishment of the AAa/e Foundation, but also influentially in the community through its programs, networking opportunities, student scholarships, and community awards. The growth of our organization is the direct result of the dedication and hard work of the past Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and countless number of other volunteers who have given their vision, time and efforts through the years.

We are committed to strengthening our members visibility by providing networking opportunities with key decision makers in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County and San Diego County. In addition, we are working hard to increase our services and benefits for individual members as well as member firms.

“As we work to create light for orders, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Board of Directors

Executive Director

Quynh Ho, PE

Quynh Ho, PE

President

Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
quynh.ho@lacity.org

Janica Baker, RA, LEED GA

Janica Baker, RA, LEED GA

Vice President

NAC Architecture
jbaker@nacarchitecture.com

Brian Kewo, PE, CISSP, CISM, PMP, CCM

Brian Kewo, PE, CISSP, CISM, PMP, CCM

Treasurer

Kewo Engineering Corporation
brian.kewo@kewocorp.com

Claris Rivera

Claris Rivera

Secretary

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Claris.Rivera@ladwp.com

Association President

Dianne Lee

Dianne Lee

Association President

Kitchell
dianne.lee@kitchell.com

Board Members

Albert Leung, PE

Albert Leung, PE

AEC Consultant, Inc
albert.leung@aecconsultants.net

James Lee, SE

James Lee, SE

John A. Martin & Assocciates, Inc
jlee@johnmartin.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA

Michael Enomoto, FAIA

Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Alex Lin

Alex Lin

AECOM
alex.lin1@aecom.com

Jason Yang, PE

Jason Yang, PE

Thornton Tomasetti
jyang@thorntontomasetti.com

Pamela Ku

Pamela Ku

Vanir Construction / LAUSD
pamku2004@yahoo.com

Amy Chang

Amy Chang

Stantec
amy.chang@stantec.com

Laureen Abustan, PE, QSD/QSP

Laureen Abustan, PE, QSD/QSP

Tetra Tech
Laureen.abustan@tetratech.com

Paulette Dallas

Paulette Dallas

ACE Mentor of America
pdallas@acementor.org

Crystal Tan

Crystal Tan

Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
ctan@hed.design

Michael Chang

Michael Chang

AC Martin
michael.chang@acmartin.com

Saik-Choon Poh, PE

Saik-Choon Poh, PE

DRP Engineering, Inc
scpoh@drpwater.com

2021 Board of Directors

 

President
Quynh Ho, PE
Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
quynh.ho@lacity.org

Association President
Dianne Lee
Kitchell
dianne.lee@kitchell.com

Vice President
Janica Ley Baker, RA, LEED GA
NAC Architecture
jbaker@nacarchitecture.com

Secretary
Claris Rivera
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Claris.Rivera@ladwp.com

Treasurer
Brian Kewo, PE, CISSP, CISM, PMP, CCM
Kewo Engineering Corporation
brian.kewo@kewocorp.com

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Laureen Abustan, P.E., QSD/QSP
Tetra Tech
Laureen.Abustan@tetratech.com

Paulette Dallas
ACE Mentor of America
pdallas@acementor.org

Saik-Choon Poh, PE
DRP Engineering, Inc.
scpoh@drpwater.com

Alex Lin, PE
AECOM
alex.lin1@aecom.com

Michael Chang
AC Martin
michael.chang@acmartin.com

James Lee, SE
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
jlee@johnmartin.com

Pamela Ku
Vanir Construction / LAUSD
pamku2004@yahoo.com

Amy Chang, AIA, LEED AP
Stantec
amy.chang@stantec.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Crystal Tan, AIA
HED Design

2020 Board of Directors

 

President
Quynh Ho, PE
Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
quynh.ho@lacity.org

Association President
Hongjoo Kim
Hongjoo Landscape Architects
hongjoo@hklainc.com

Vice President
Janica Ley Baker, RA, LEED GA
NAC Architecture
jbaker@nacarchitecture.com

Secretary
Claris Rivera
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Claris.Rivera@ladwp.com

Treasurer
Brian Kewo, PE, CISSP, CISM, PMP, CCM
Kewo Engineering Corporation
brian.kewo@kewocorp.com

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Laureen Abustan, P.E., QSD/QSP
Tetra Tech
Laureen.Abustan@tetratech.com

Clarissa Chiang, MBA
Cumming
cchiang@ccorpusa.com

Saik-Choon Poh, PE
DRP Engineering, Inc.
scpoh@drpwater.com

Randy Wu
Coffman Engineers, Inc.
wu@coffman.com

Michael Chang
AC Martin
michael.chang@acmartin.com

James Lee, SE
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
jlee@johnmartin.com

Andy Lin PE, SE
BWE Inc.
alin@bwesd.com

Amy Chang, AIA, LEED AP
Stantec
amy.chang@stantec.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Steve Chung, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP
Johnson Fain
schung@johnsonfain.com

Crystal Tan, AIA
HED Design

2019 Board of Directors

 

President
Quynh Ho, PE
Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
quynh.ho@lacity.org

Association President
Steve Hirai, PE
Brown and Caldwell
shirai@brwncald.com

Vice President
Janica Ley Baker, RA, LEED GA
NAC Architecture
jbaker@nacarchitecture.com

Secretary
Saik-Choon Poh, PE
DRP Engineering, Inc.
scpoh@drpwater.com

Treasurer
Brian Kewo, PE, CISSP, CISM, PMP, CCM
Kewo Engineering Corporation
brian.kewo@kewocorp.com

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Claris Rivera
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Claris.Rivera@ladwp.com

Clarissa Chiang, MBA
Cumming
cchiang@ccorpusa.com

Felicity Lao
AECOM
felicity.lao@aecom.com

Randy Wu
Coffman Engineers, Inc.
wu@coffman.com

Ethel Rubio
Ethel G. Rubio, Assoc. AIA
ethelrubio27@gmail.com

James Lee, SE
John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.
jlee@johnmartin.com

Andy Lin PE, SE
BWE Inc.
alin@bwesd.com

Amy Chang, AIA, LEED AP
Stantec
amy.chang@stantec.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Sean Kim, AIA
Corgan
sean.kim@corgan.com

Young Nam, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
young.nam@vcaeng.com

2018 Board of Directors

 

President
Quynh Ho, PE
Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering
quynh.ho@lacity.org

Association President
Keith Kajiya
AECOM
keith.kajiya@aecom.com

Vice President
Janica Ley Baker, RA, LEED GA
NAC Architecture
jbaker@nacarchitecture.com

Secretary
Vernon Gong, PE, SE
Saiful/Bouquet Structural Engineers
vgong@saifulbouquet.com

Treasurer
Andy Lin, PE, SE
Los Angeles Unified School District
haoen.lin@lausd.net

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Saik-Choon Poh, PE
DRP Engineering, Inc.
scpoh@drpwater.com

Felicity Lao
AECOM
felicity.lao@aecom.com

Brian Kewo, PE
Kewo Engineering Corporation
brian.kewo@kewocorp.com

Ethel Rubio
Ethel G. Rubio, Assoc. AIA
ethelrubio27@gmail.com

Sujean Wu, PE, SE
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
S4wk@pge.com

Young Nam, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
young.nam@vcaeng.com

Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
ba.lazenby@rosehills.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Sean Kim, AIA
Corgan
sean.kim@corgan.com

2017 Board of Directors

 

President
Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
ba.lazenby@rosehills.com

Association President
Nathan Kim, AIA, LEED AP
Gensler
nathan_kim@gensler.com

Vice President
Quynh Ho, PE
Brandow & Johnston, Inc.
qho@bjsce.com

Secretary
Vernon Gong, PE, SE
Saiful/Bouquet Structural Engineers
vgong@saifulbouquet.com

Treasurer
Andy Lin, PE, SE
Los Angeles Unified School District
haoen.lin@lausd.net

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Saik-Choon Poh, PE
DRP Engineering, Inc.
scpoh@drpwater.com

Felicity Lao
AECOM
felicity.lao@aecom.com

Camille Simundac
VCA Engineers, Inc.
Camille.simundac@vcaeng.com

Luoya Tu, AIA, LEED AP
Archimorphic, Inc
ltu@archimorphic.com

Sujean Wu, PE, SE
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
S4wk@pge.com

Virgil C. Aoanan, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
virgil.aoanan@vcaeng.com

Janica Baker, RA, LEED GA
NAC Architecture
jbaker@nacarchitecture.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Sean Kim, AIA
Corgan
sean.kim@corgan.com

Noreen Wu
MAD Architects
noreen@i-mad.com

2016 Board of Directors

 

President
Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
ba.lazenby@rosehills.com

Association President
Joseph Fong
GLUMAC
jfong@glumac.com

Vice President
Vernon Gong, SE
Saiful/Bouquet Structural Engineers
vgong@saifulbouquet.com

Secretary
Quynh Ho, PE
Brandow & Johnson, Inc.
qho@bjsce.com

Treasurer
Andy Lin, PE, SE
Los Angeles Unified School District
haoen.lin@lausd.net

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Saik-Choon Poh, PE
DRP Engineering, Inc.
scpoh@drpwater.com

Emily Cheng
Gensler Architects
emily_cheng@gensler.com

Sujean Wu, PE, SE
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
S4wk@pge.com

Virgil C. Aoanan, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
virgil.aoanan@vcaeng.com

Megan Pham, PE
Infrastructure Factor Consulting, Inc.
megan.pham@ifactor.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Felicity Lao
AECOM
felicity.lao@aecom.com

2015 Board of Directors

 

President
Gary Mayeda
Infrastructure Factor Consulting, Inc.
gary.mayeda@ifactor.com

Association President
Young Nam, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
young.nam@vcaeng.com

Vice President
Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
ba.lazenby@rosehills.com

Secretary
Quynh Ho, PE
Brandow & Johnson, Inc.
qho@bjsce.com

Treasurer
Vernon Gong, SE
Saiful/Bouquet Structural Engineers
vgong@saifulbouquet.com

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Saik-Choon Poh, PE
DRP Engineering, Inc.
scpoh@drpwater.com

Andy Lin, SE
Los Angeles Unified School District
haoen.lin@lausd.net

Emily Cheng
Gensler Architects
emily_cheng@gensler.com

Sujean Wu, PE, SE
Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
S4wk@pge.com

Virgil C. Aoanan, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
virgil.aoanan@vcaeng.com

Stella Lee
VCA Engineers, Inc.
stella.lee@vcaeng.com

Megan Pham, PE
Infrastructure Factor Consulting, Inc.
megan.pham@ifactor.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Felicity Lao
AECOM
felicity.lao@aecom.com

Susan Chau, PE
CH2M HILL
susan.chau@ch2m.com

2013 Board of Directors

 

President
Susan Chau, PE
CH2M HILL
susan.chau@ch2m.com

Association President
John Posadas, PE
Port of Los Angeles
JPosadas@portla.org

Vice President
Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary
ba.lazenby@rosehills.com

Secretary
Emily Cheng
Gruen Associates
chenge@gruenassociates.com

Treasurer
Saik-Choon Poh, PE
AECOM
saik-choon.poh@aecom.com

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Gary Mayeda
Infrastructure Factor Consulting
gary.mayeda@ifactor.com

Virgil C. Aoanan, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
virgil.aoanan@vcaeng.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

2012 Board of Directors

 

President
Grace Cowan
Gruen Associates
cowan@gruenassociates.com

Treasurer
Saik-Choon Poh, PE
AECOM
saik-choon.poh@aecom.com

Vice President
Susan Chau, PE
CH2M HILL
susan.chau@ch2m.com

Association President
Diana Ho
Diana Ho Consulting Group
diana@dianhoconsultinggroup.com

Secretary
Patrizia Hall, PE
Long Beach Water Department
patrizia.hall@lbwater.org

Board Members

 

Albert Leung, PE
AEC Consultants, Inc.
Albert.Leung@aecconsultants.net

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Edwin Lee, PE
Glumac
elee@glumac.com

Gary Mayeda
Infrastructure Factor Consulting
gary.mayeda@ifactor.com

Virgil C. Aoanan, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
virgil.aoanan@vcaeng.com

Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary
ba.lazenby@rosehills.com

Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
enomoto@gruenassociates.com

Abbey Chong
Pepperdine University
abbeykate.chong@pepperdine.edu

2011 Board of Directors

 

President
Grace Cowan
Gruen Associates
cowan@gruenassociates.com

Treasurer
Susan Chau, PE
CH2M HILL
213-228-8234

Vice President
Gary Mayeda
Syska Hennessy Group
310.312.0200

Association President
Saik-Choon Poh, PE
AECOM
213-407-4467

Secretary
Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
323-937-4270

Board Members

 

Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary
562-463-4501

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Edwin Lee, PE
Glumac
213-239-8866

Virgil C. Aoanan, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
virgil.aoanan@vcaeng.com

Patrizia Hall, PE
Long Beach Water Department
562-570-2332

2010 Board of Directors

 

President
Grace Cowan
Gruen Associates
cowan@gruenassociates.com

Treasurer
Saik-Choon Poh, PE
AECOM
213-407-4467

Vice President
Gary Mayeda
Syska Hennessy Group
310.312.0200

Association President
Edwin Lee, PE
Glumac
213-239-8866

Secretary
Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
323-937-4270

Board Members

 

Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary
562-463-4501

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Virgil C. Aoanan, PE, SE
VCA Engineers, Inc.
323-729-6098

Susan Chau, PE
CH2M HILL
213-228-8234

2009 Board of Directors

 

President
Grace Cowan
Gruen Associates
cowan@gruenassociates.com

Treasurer
Cung Nguyen, PE
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
818-896-0594

Vice President
Gary Mayeda
Syska Hennessy Group
310.312.0200

Association President
Young Nam, PE, SE
Thornton Tomasetti
949-271-3310

Secretary
Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
323-937-4270

Board Members

 

Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary
562-463-4501

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Monte J. Fowles
USG – Building Systems
714-745-5326

Saik-Choon Poh, PE
CH2M HILL
213-228-8215

Susan Chau, PE
CH2M HILL
213-228-8234

2008 Board of Directors

 

President
Grace Cowan
Gruen Associates
cowan@gruenassociates.com

Secretary
Cung Nguyen, PE
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
818-896-0594

Treasurer
Michael Enomoto, FAIA
Gruen Associates
323-937-4270

Board Members

 

Bruce Lazenby
Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary
562-463-4501

Ken Wong, M.Eng, PE, SE
Miyamoto International
kwong@miyamotointernational.com

Monte J. Fowles
USG – Building Systems
714-745-5326

Saik-Choon Poh, PE
CH2M HILL
213-228-8215

Donna Clandening
AC Martin Partners, Inc.
213-614-6039

Gary Mayeda
CB Engineers
310-551-4198 x4201

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