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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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Tuesday
Nov052013

Exhibitions: Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles!

Deborah Sussman's work includes the graphic identity for Standar Shoes and will be featured in a retrospective at Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery in December. Courtesy WUHO Gallery/Woodbury University.Next month, Woodbury University’s WUHO Gallery will play host to Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles!, an exhibition of the early and mid-career work of the groundbreaking environmental graphic designer Deborah Sussman, whose career highlights include stints in the Eames office as well responsibility for the identity and “pop-up” architecture for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

“We are finally starting to recognize, curate and celebrate the women designers who made US and specifically LA design so important in the post war and post modern era,” says architect Barbara Bestor, co-curator and co-organizer of the show along with Catherine Gudis, Thomas Kracauer, and Shannon Starkey. “From the renewed interest in Greta Grossman—who is now recognized as one of the great furniture designers in midcentury LA (and even has a desk re-issued by DWR), to the many designing women in the MOCAD/Autry show last year, the time has finally come to recognize, document and be inspired by these great designers.”

The exhibition, the first retrospective of her early work, will be part of a month-long celebration of Sussman that will also include a panel discussion and a poster publication. For Bestor, the timing is right to celebrate Sussman’s body of work, which has also included a collaboration with Gehry on the retail environment for J, Magnin  and even a one-week stage show for the Rolling Stones.

“I think that, from within the discipline, the outcry about the exclusion of Denise Scott-Brown from the Pritzker last year was a real wake up call, proving that women won't be recognized or remembered without serious documentation  and exhibition of their work and authorship,” notes Bestor. “The Wikipedia pages on women designers are woefully underrepresented; I have been able to find very few pages in the digital archives—except in instances where a women was recently documented in a show or an article.”

To support this project and learn more about the upcoming exhibition, visit its Kickstarter page

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