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A Partnership of AIA Los Angeles and USC Architecture: BIM EDGE + BIM GAP
August 22–23, 2014
BIM GAP will feature presentations about the bridging GAPs between BIM tools (analysis, construction, facilities management, and more) and also bridging the GAPs between BIM people (contractors, architects, owners, managers, subs, consultants). Learn how professionals are dealing with these gaps towards realizing the full potential of BIM. Who do you call when you need BIM guidance? EDGE examines potential partners in working with BIM beyond your firm’s current capabilities: BIM coordinators, consultants, modeling services, others.

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.

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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Thursday
Feb142013

Skateboard Chic



Art of Board and Imagine Tile's new line features 24 ceramic tile patterns inspired by skateboard design. Image via Art of Board.

These days, skateboarding is mainstream. At the skate park, you can find shredders who are knee-high and some who’ve had their knees replaced. With skateboard culture so pervasive, it was only a matter of time before it made its way beyond the skate park.

A single picture frame he made out of a few old skate decks was all it took for Rich Moorhead to launch his own skate-inspired business. From there, he grew his twin interests in carpentry and skateboarding into a thriving company—Art of Board. The firm’s first—and now flagship—collection was a line of floor tiles made from recycled skate decks that proudly preserve every nick, ding, scratch and scrape the board every sustained. Since then, Art of Board has developed its own skateboard recycling program and expanded its offerings to include lines of wall decals, textiles, even eyewear, all of which incorporate the graphic vigor of skateboard design.

For Art of Board's newest release, the company has teamed with Imagine Tile to create a line of ceramic tiles in response to customer demand for designs that could be installed outside and in wet environments—tubs, showers, pools. The new line is photo-realistic, a particular specialty of Imagine Tile’s, and highly resistant to strong chemicals and UV exposure. Customers can choose from 24 in-stock patterns that incorporate the bold graphics and capture the gouges and scrapes of a well-worn deck.

"The Art of Board tile collection was designed with a diverse application in mind," said Christian McAuley, owner of Imagine Tile. "The patterns are intended for numerous layout options; from staggered tiles to an single accent strip, or a combination of horizontal and vertical intersections."

This spring, the companies will be releasing the second part of their collaboration: a collection of floor tiles. Be on the lookout for it!

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