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Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour
May 3, 2014

The Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour gives L.A. residents a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right in their own area, via self-guided driving tour. Attendees learn from homeowners what it's like to live in a modern home and find out where the architects got their inspiration - directly from the architects themselves. The tour is self-guided and self-driven, allowing guests to explore these modern treasures at their own pace.

RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014

May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums.

Heath Open Studio Events
May 9–11
The traditional Spring event, where Heath opens the doors to the factory and studio so visitors can explore both Heath's history, as well as current projects and collections, will be held at the company's San Franciso, Sausalito and Los Angeles locations.

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.

de LaB Presents an Eastside Home Tour: Architects at Home
May 10, 2014
De LaB presents its second annual Eastside home tour, “Architects at Home,” on May 10th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The popular tour will explore homes designed and built by architects for their own families. A sense of experimentation, playfulness, inspiration, and a creative approach to budget constraints pervade these homes.

The Venice Art Walk
May 18, 2014
The proud tradition of artists and volunteers providing health care to their neighbors in need and the celebration of Venice’s vibrant artistic culture continues today. This event is free and open to the public and features a highly anticipated 350 piece art auction, live entertainment, and an impressive lineup of gourmet food trucks. Participants can purchase tickets to highly regarded Architecture Tours that held throughout the year and/or view exclusive art studios that will be featured on the day of Venice Art Walk & Auctions.

Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century.

Celebrate: Groundswell
June 28, 2014
A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) celebrates its 13th year of cutting edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala and fundraiser.

 

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Wednesday
Mar302011

5 Days Left to Register for AIA|LA Annual Restaurant Design Awards

About the Restaurant Design Awards:

The AIA|LA’s Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) honor excellence in restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices with both restaurant owners and architects/designers invited to submit. Either the project itself must be located in the United States or the submitting individual/firm must be US-based. Submissions are accepted in three main categories: restaurants, cafés/bars and lounges/nightclubs. The annual RDA Ceremony recognizes both Jury Award Winners as well as People’s Choice Award Winners, as selected by votes collected from the general public on the AIA|LA website.

Registration forms must be received by 4:00 PM on Monday, April 4, 2011.

For more information visit the AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards website.

ELIGIBILITY

The AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards are open to all individuals and practices (owners & architects/designers can equally submit entries for consideration) for projects located in the United States and to US-based individuals and practices for projects outside of the USA.

ENTRY CATEGORIES

Entrants must indicate the category under which they would like to be considered:
  Restaurants
  Cafes/Bars
  Lounges/Nightclubs

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

  • Registration forms must be received by 4:00 PM on Monday, April 4, 2011.
  • Upon receipt of this Registration form, each project will be emailed an entry number and submission form, along with the submittal deadline.
  • The restaurant, cafe/bar or lounge/nightclub must have been completed in the last four years (since Jan. 1, 2007).
  • The restaurant, cafe/bar or lounge/nightclub must be, or have been, open to the public. If site is no longer in operation, the project may still be submitted.
  • An applicant may enter more than one project in each category.
  • Projects submitted to other award programs are eligible.

AWARDS CEREMONY @ DWELL ON DESIGN

Dwell Magazine returns as this year's official media partner for the Restaurant Design Awards. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the AIA|LA Design Conference in conjunction with the Dwell on Design Conference on Friday, June 24, 2011 at the LA Convention Center.

JUDGING

A panel of distinguished architects, design professionals and restaurateurs will convene to review this year's entries and designate projects for recognition. Evaluations will be based on function, ambience and visual impact. The number of projects awarded will be at the discretion of the jury.

JURY

Dean Larkin, AIA - Principal & Architect, Dean Larkin Design
Kat Odell - Editor, Eater LA
Mark Peel - Author & Chef/Proprietor, Campanile
Mark Rios, FAIA - Founding Principal, Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Haily Zaki - Chief Operative, Secret Agent PR

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

The Restaurant Design Awards will recognize a People's Choice Award. The Jury's top selections in each category will be listed on aialosangeles.org and the general public will be invited to vote for their favorite architecturally-designed restaurant, cafe, bar, lounge or nightclub from Monday, May 23 - Monday, June 20, 2011. The highest recipient of votes in each category will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

NOTIFICATION

Nominees from each category will be announced Monday, May 23, 2011. Winners will be announced to the public on Friday June 24, 2010 at the AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards Ceremony.

ENTRY FEES

$75 per entry - AIA Members
$125 per entry - Non Members

Upon receipt of your registration, AIA|LA will issue an entry number and submission form. Registrations must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, April 4, 2011.

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