Welcome to the Los Angeles Chapter of CSI,­ a professional organization dedicated to the on-going development of industry professionals devoted to creating a safe and sustainable built environment.  Whether you’re an experienced specification writer, architect, technical expert, construction professional, or allied industry associate, LACSI offers a place for you!

LACSI offers diverse opportunities for you to continue your professional development, knowledge of emerging technologies, and innovative design solutions through regular technical workshops and peer presentations.  Every gathering offers an opportunity to network and collaborate with colleagues, discuss challenges and solutions, and discover potential business opportunities.  For industry professionals in independent practice, LACSI offers a place of community where partnerships and alliances are established and friendships created.

Facility tours provide insight and first-hand access to innovative designs and remarkable integration of technology.  Seasonal events offer more opportunities to network, build relationships, and relax while enjoying the fun sites and sounds in and around the Los Angeles area.

Being an active part of LACSI will inspire you and enhance your career!  Hear what a few of our members have to say.  Then, join us and experience LACSI for yourself!

“Becoming an active member of LACSI was the best advice I was given after moving to the LA area.  The camaraderie of the group was evident and I felt welcome from day one.  The networking opportunities have helped develop my career, and collaboration with other members has not only expanded my knowledge, but impacted my success within the industry.  The friendships I’ve developed are priceless.” – Susan Foster-Goodman

Interested in joining CSI and the Los Angeles Chapter? Visit the CSI website below.

Interested in Membership

CSI is an individual membership organization. Everyone must join the Institute. You may join one or more local chapters. The Los Angeles Chapter has many ways to help you be successful in your career, through education, learning from other members, keeping up with and even influencing trends and enhancing your management skills. Annual dues include Institute and Los Angeles Chapter membership dues. All payments are paid directly to the Institute. NOTE: typically the LACSI membership dues include nine (9) Chapter Meeting meals in Los Angeles. Based on the cost of a single dinner after attending only 3 Chapter Meeting dinners, the remaining chapter meeting meals are essentially free!  Check out our Dinner Program Schedule for more information.

Welcome New Members

New LACSI members are invited to attend a “Welcome to the Chapter” event occurring a couple of times per year. If you are interested in attending the next welcome event, chapter meeting, need more information, a name badge, or help with anything, please contact Rene Sarver, Membership Committee Chair.  See the Directors and Committees tab for other contact information.

Getting the Most Out of Your Membership

Membership in the Los Angeles Chapter of CSI has many benefits. A major one is the opportunity to get to know people who will help you in your job and with your projects. Tap into this great resource by getting involved in the chapter. There are lots of small tasks that can help you stick “your toes in the water”. So if you’ve been a member for a while but would like to expand your network of contacts or if you’re a new member looking to get the most value from your membership, please contact any committee chair or Valarie Harris, Chapter President, for ideas and introductions.

Communicating with You

The chapter uses the information you provide to Institute on your Membership form to communicate local activities and opportunities. So please keep your contact information up to date with Institute. You can do it yourself online at If you elect to not receive email or to not be listed in the membership roster it affects you on the local level as well. Do you want the monthly email announcement from LACSI about the upcoming program? Do you want to hear from LACSI about the education programs or family fun events? Make your choices carefully. Most of all it is each of us as members that makes LACSI a great chapter. We are glad you are a member and look forward to meeting and working with you this year.