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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
Feb132013

New Faces at FORM

The new year brings new faces to FORM. Today, we're introducing you to our new editor-in-chief, Alexi Drosu, and our new online content editor, Lisa Bingham. 

Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Drosu knows that the key to a compelling story is capturing the voice of an individual, whether it be a celebrity profile, an architectural study or a human interest story. With more than 15 years experience writing for consumer publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Robb Report and In Style magazine, she has interviewed hundreds of experts and individuals for her portfolio of articles. Her work has provided opportunities to interview celebrities such as actor Geoffrey Rush and singer Mary J. Blige, top experts including architect Ed Niles and CEO Tim Koogle, and regular people sharing extraordinary journeys, like quadriplegic Francesco Clark who is crusading for a cure to spinal column injuries. Today, Alexandra seeks to discover up-and-coming designers, innovative technologies and compelling narratives for the pages of FORM magazine.

Lisa Bingham brings over 15 years of experience in the design and publishing worlds (both print and digital) to the position of online content manager. After receiving a master's degree in decorative arts, design and culture from the Bard Graduate Center, Lisa spent several years in the curatorial departments at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Huntington, working primarily with the museums' 18th-century French design collections. An eight-year stint at Architectural Digest followed, where her design expertise was put use—writing features and serving as the publication's market editor. In 2010, Lisa became a founding editor of Entra, an early online design and architecture magazine, handling issue planning, writing and editing. Although her early training focused on 18th-century design and architecture, Lisa's design and architecture interests are broad and she looks forward to sharing them with an online audience.




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