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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

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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
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Jan162013

Getty Launches 'Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.'

Photo Credits: Julius Shulman (American, 1910–2009) Department of Water and Power Building Corner with Fountains, 1965 Gelatin silver print Sheet: 25.4 x 20.5 cm (10 x 8 1/16 in.) © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute 2004.R.10.51The Getty invited a distinguished list of media and art luminaries to the historic Studio A in the Capitol Records building in Hollywood earlier this week to announce Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. The next installment in the Pacific Standard Time exploration of Los Angeles and Southern California design culture will be more modest, with eleven exhibitions and accompanying programs in and around Los Angeles scheduled for spring 2013. The Pacific Standard Time Presents event will continue the momentum of 2011’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980 events, which included exhibitions and programs at 60 arts institutions across Southern California. The momentum carried by Pacific Standard Time is very real: according to a study by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Art in L.A. generated $280.5 million in economic output and supported 2,490 jobs with total labor income of $101.3 million for the Southern California region.

To the large population of Southern California residents familiar with modern and post-modern architecture, a series of exhibitions focusing on the region’s unique place among the constellation of modern and post-modern architecture (both its buildings and its practitioners) will seem a natural fit. Exhibitions will grace the region’s variety of architectural-minded museums (e.g., the Getty, LACMA, Hammer, MOCA, A+D), world-class design schools (e.g., UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly Pomona, USC, SCI-Arc), and the multitude of galleries, organizations, and activities that serve as the home base for Southern California’s architectural sensibilities (e.g., MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Center for Land Use Interpretation, CicLAvia, the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Huntington, Machine Project, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Pasadena Heritage).

The kick-off event was packed to the gills—thanks in no small part to the rare access available to the bowels of the Capitol Records building, along with the promise of the continued good work of the Pacific Standard Time brand. The event featured speakers like Hammer Museum Director Ann Philbin, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Maltzan, and a video narrated by musician and Los Angeles architecture aficionado Moby. Moss and Maltzan, especially, spoke of the ongoing revision of the Los Angeles design experiment, both settling on a positive note after expressing some concern at the risk of failure inherent in ambitious intentions. Maltzan, no stranger to designing for populations decidedly not among the One Percent, claimed the work of Los Angeles’ architects for the social good: “What we also invented, both in terms of form and practice and architectural personalities, produces positive, progressive change,” said Maltzan. Certainly, the organizers of Pacific Standard Time Presents should be careful to provide plenty of evidence to support that case.

The argument that the experiment of Los Angeles is not over—and what makes it such a worthy subject for the Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. series—was perhaps most fully summed up by an anecdote told by Moss, who recalled the story of Don Quixote when he tilted at the windmills in the famous story by Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote, of course, believed the windmills to be giants and decided to attack. His faithful but pragmatic assistant Sancho Panza believed that they were windmills. According to Moss, “The caricature of the L.A. point of view…is that the guy who was right was Don Quixote. Not that he had a great imagination, but in fact that he was willing to say, ‘They’re giants.’” The attitude of L.A.’s tradition of architecture, according to Moss, is that “You build it as you think it ought to be, and to hell with Sancho Panza.”

Photo Credits: Frank Gehry (born 1929) Sketch for Joseph Magnin Store, Costa Mesa, 1968 Drawing 18 x 32 in. Image provided by Gehry Partners, LLP

Exhibitions receiving Getty Foundation grants include:

A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California (MOCA)

Quincy Jones: Building For Better Living (Hammer)

The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA (LACMA)

Stephen Prina: As He Remembered It (LACMA)

Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California (Cal Poly Pomona)

Everything Loose Will Land (MAK Center for Art and Architecture)

Windshield Perspective (A+D Architecture and Design Museum)

A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979 (SCI-Arc)

Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams (Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara)

Support for related public programs has also been provided to: 

Center for Land Use Interpretation for On-Site Office Trailers: Invisible Architecture of the Urban Environment, an exhibition of original photography and related construction site tours.

Community Art Resources, Inc. for CicLAvia: Modern Architecture on Wilshire Blvd, an architectural guide and special programming as part of their June 2013 car-free/open streets event.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens for the online exhibition, Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Basin, 1940-1990, and public programming.

Los Angeles Conservancy for Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A., 1940-1990, an interactive online resource as well as tours, public programs and print material.

Los Angeles Philharmonic for The Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy Conversation, a discussion with the three Pritzker Prize-winning architects who are designing sets for this unique interdisciplinary series.

Machine Project for The Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture, a performance series at architectural sites across the city.

Pasadena Heritage for Pasadena 1940 Forward: Residential Architecture of the Recent Past, a tour of modernist homes in the Pasadena area along with a related lecture and oral history project.

The UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Department for Extreme IDEAS: Architecture at the Intersection, a series of discussions about the dynamic and interdisciplinary future of architecture.

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