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On The Map: Shop Talk
August 28, 2014
This week the second installment of On The Map: Shop Talk takes the LA Forum behind the scenes of Ball-Nogues Studio. The integrated design and fabrication practice led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues operates in a territory between architecture, art, and industrial design. Their work is informed by the exploration of craft. Essential to each project is the design of the production process itself, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement. 

LA River Boat Race
August 30, 2014
LA River Expeditions, a leader in recreational kayaking on the Los Angeles River, will host an inaugural LA River Boat Race. The first-ever event will take place on August 30, 2014, between 11am-3pm, at the Glendale Narrows recreational zone in the Elysian Valley. Los Angeles city council member Tom LaBonge will kick off the river celebration, which will feature honorary celebrity kayakers such as Ed Begley and about 100 contestants.

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.

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.

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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2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
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Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
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Tuesday
Oct012013

Events: Transit Oriented LA

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will join ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), for Transit Oriented L.A., a long-anticipated summit exploring how to dramatically improve transportation corridors. With interactive panel presentations from nationally recognized speakers, Transit Oriented L.A.—or ToLA—will expand the traditional emphasis on individual transit stations to a bold transformation of corridors to achieve a truly transit-oriented Los Angeles. 

At ToLA, ULI-LA will present the results of two groundbreaking studies. The Corridor Project, funded by a ULI Foundation Urban Innovation Grant, focuses on linking stations and improving streetscapes. The Building Reuse Partnership, with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, demonstrates how to revitalize neighborhoods by reusing older buildings.

“These two pioneering studies combine as a blueprint for uplifting entire communities,” said ULI Los Angeles Executive Director Gail Goldberg. “We know that vacant or obsolete buildings can be transformed into creative office space and other economically vibrant and environmentally sustainable uses. We also know that improving transportation corridors is key to enhancing livability around transit stations. Together, these studies re-envision today’s development and tomorrow’s mobility.” 

Specifically, the Corridor Project, funded by a ULI Foundation Urban Innovation Grant will:

  • Expand the planning agenda from individual transit stations to corridors that strengthen and connect communities.
  • Shift the public dialog from single developments to broader urban design issues.
  • Focus on linking stations, improving access to transportation, and creating walkable and aesthetically pleasing streetscapes, so that individuals and communities can enjoy greater benefits from transit systems. 

The Building Reuse Partnership, with the National Trust for Historic Preservation will:

  • Provide a plan to increase adaptive reuse in the City of Los Angeles.
  • Demonstrate how to spur economic recovery, create jobs, reduce carbon emissions and foster sustainable development.
  • Focus on development opportunities for older vacant buildings along corridors.

 Speakers at ToLA will include:

  • Will Fleissig, President, Communitas Development Inc
  • Neal I. Payton, Principal, Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc.
  • Renata Simril, ‎Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • John Given, Principal, CityBuildAdvisors
  • Melani V. Smith, Principal, Melendrez
  • Jonathan Curtis, Principal, California Golden Fund
  • James Lindberg, Planning Director, Preservation Green Lab, National Trust for Historic Preservation

ToLA is Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:30-12:30 a.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, 90012. Registration and information is available at www.la.uli.org/ tola/ or by contacting ULI Los Angeles at (213) 221-7827. 

The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 40,000 members representing all aspects of the land use and development disciplines. ULI Los Angeles has an active membership drawn from the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, and is composed of groups and individuals united in their pursuit of improving land-use policies.

 

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