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Architecture and the City Festival
September 1–30, 2014
The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA San Francisco) and the Center for Architecture + Design announce the 11th annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. Taking place in San Francisco every September, the month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. The 2014 Architecture and the City festival theme, Home: My San Francisco, will examine the shifting nature of home, the different elements that contribute to its definition, and its relation to the urban fabric. Over 40 festival programs will explore the cultural richness and diversity of our local architectural and design community as well as provide a platform for conversation about our changing landscape and its implications for a city in a time of rapidly intensifying housing needs.

Gearing Up for Better, Healthier, and More Efficient Homes
September 19, 2014
The USGBC will present, Gearing Up for Better, Healthier, and More Efficient Homes, at the upcoming AltCar Expo on Friday, September 19th at 9:30am.   Designed for building & design professionals, the lecture addresses the need to erect higher performing buildings and the push towards zero net energy buildings. Panelists include:  Tim Kohut, AIA Architect, Green Dinosaur; Lena Ashby Senior Sustainability Coordinator, Green Dinosaur; and Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica.

10th Annual KAYAK and SUP Coastal Cleanup Day Event
September 20, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, from 8:15am–1:30pm, The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 10th Annual Marina del Rey Kayak Cleanup Day Event as part of the greater annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) which draws over 14,000 volunteers from across Los Angeles County to hundreds of events. As the longest-running kayak and SUP cleanup site, the TBF event is immensely popular each year and spaces fill up early.

San Francisco Living: Home Tours
September 20–21, 2014
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design are excited to announce the 12th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours, a two-day open house event featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular weekend showcases a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations and multi-family residences, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect's point of view. Throughout the weekend, tour participants can see some of the city's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique San Francisco living.

Detroit Design Festival
September 23–28, 2014
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), and supported by the Knight Foundation, the fourth-annual Detroit Design Festival spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, open studios, fashion shows, product previews, performances and workshops.

Archtoberfest San Diego 2014
October 1–30, 2014
Archtoberfest San Diego 2014 is a collaboratively-operated initiative aimed at establishing an annual, month-long program of public events and activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning and sustainability.

Westedge Design Fair
October 16–19, 2014
The curated fair features over 150 leading and emerging, domestic and international furnishings brands. Catering to both trade and consumers, the event offers a complete experience for attendees, including panel discussions and workshops, culinary activities, custom installations, and a series of special events.

4th Annual Found L.A.
October 19, 2014
On Sunday, October 19, 2014, the non-profit L.A. Commons (www.lacommons.org) will host its 4th annual Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods, and its first based on a mayoral theme, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Program. Angelenos will explore the main arteries of neighborhoods around the city, developed and not so, and meet the people in the center of activity there.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 2014
The primary goal of the New Urbanism Film Festival is to renew the dialogue about urban planning with a broader audience. The Festival brings in movies, short films, speakers, on the topics of architecture, public health, bicycle advocacy, urban design, public transit, inner-city gardens, to name a few. 

 

 

 

 

 

Competitions

Deadline: October 31
Show Us Your Baldwin
Baldwin

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship
Gensler

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

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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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