Events: What’s Happening with Our Industry Partner—AIA|LA

This month, the AIA|LA has a tour planned of Caruso Affiliated's 8500 Burton Way. Photography courtesy Caruso Affiliated.

This month, the AIA|LA has a tour planned of Caruso Affiliated’s 8500 Burton Way. Photography courtesy Caruso Affiliated.

We’ve hit September. The easy rhythms of the summer are yielding to the brisker tempo of fall. It’s true for us here at FORM, and it’s true for our friends at the AIA|LA, who are kicking off the first month of autumn with a bang-up calendar of events, lectures and even an exhibition.

On the 18th, head out to Kevin Daly Architects in Santa Monica to take part in another edition of the City Leaders Breakfast Series. You’ll have the chance to get Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s take on things. A former Santa Monica City Council member, he has also been active with the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission. The breakfast is a great opportunity to see how he’s addressing our area’s specific issues and challenges to Sacremento.

While the Ennis House Tour sold out almost immediately, you can check out another exclusive tour on September 23—of 8500 Burton Way, a mixed-use development created by Caruso Affiliated (take a look at our piece on the development here). Take a peek at the apartments designed by Hetzel Design and BAMO and hear Dave Williams, Caruso’s architecture guru speak about the project.

All month long you can also visit the organization’s gallery and see a new exhibition devoted to photographer Mimi Peters. The show, Off the Beaten Path: Mimi Peters, features photos of abandoned buildings and other structures from around California. It’s a haunting and beautiful show. The opening is scheduled for September 13.

Finally, be sure to take advantage of early bird rates (until September 19),  and get your tickets to the 2014 AIA|LA Design Awards, happening Ocotber 29. We’re especially excited about the awards this year, since one of FORM’s own will be a Presidential Honoree, contributor Michael Webb, who will be recognized as a design advocate—as those who know him and his work will attest, it couldn’t be a more fitting accolade.

For more event news and information, be sure to visit the AIA|LA’s Web site. We hope to see you around!

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