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Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

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.

ACADIA 2014 Design Agency Conference
October 23–24, 2014
DESIGN AGENCY will bring together the spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within the ACADIA community through the combined support of the research networks of the University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Southern California Institute of Architecture. Questions the capacity for computation to inform or challenge traditional design processes; computation as design operation - the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power, and/or computation as design instrumentality - the design mechanism through which power is exerted or an end is achieved.

ASLA SoCal Chapter Quality of Life Design Awards
October 23, 2014
The Southern California chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects holds its biennial awards, honoring excellence in designs originating in one of the nation's largest chapters and executed across the globe. 77 Projects were submitted and over 40 were awarded by our esteemed jurors in the categories of Design, Planning and Analysis, Communication, Student, and Concepts, Ideas and Theories.

2014 Design Awards Gala
October 29, 2014
The 2014 AIA|LA Design Awards location and date has been set for this year. We are excited to host you at the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles with the ceremony at the Million Dollar Theater and the reception at Grand Central Market. Join us at this amazing and historic venue to honor our winners and honorees.

LA Conservancy Presents "We Heart Garden Apartments!”
November 1, 2014

Imagine living in a garden oasis in the middle of America’s second-largest city. Thousands of people do, and it’s a unique and endangered way of life in development-prone L.A. Here’s a chance to see what life is like in historic garden apartments, “villages in the city” that could never be built today.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 6–9, 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.

de LaB's Making LA Conference

November 7, 2014
During the conference, we'll be exploring the themes of Water, Transportation, Density and Community. Our hope is to hear from a diverse range of practitioners, city officials, makers and artists who are deeply involved in/committed to these themes. We're looking to include conversations, videos, slideshows and presentations about projects that are currently in development and recently completed that are promising to shape the future of Los Angeles. Our goal is to showcase ideas, visions, projects and more that explore how Los Angeles can make huge strides in terms of water conservation, transit richness, urban density and important community initiatives. Current confirmed speakers for the water section include: Deborah Weintraub, Deborah Deets, Carol Armstrong, Omar Brownson, WeTap, among others. Other conference speakers include Moby, Mayor Aja Brown, and representative from Side Streets Projects and Resilient Cities, among many others.

What's Out There Weekend Los Angeles—The Public Landscapes of Ralph Cornell
November 8–9, 2014
This What’s Out There Weekend focuses on the built legacy of Los Angeles-based landscape architect Ralph Cornell, who studied at Pomona College and Harvard University, and opened one of the city’s first landscape architecture practices in 1919. Considered by some "the Olmsted of Los Angeles," Cornell is known for his design restraint and thoughtful use of indigenous plantings. His work can be seen throughout Southern California, including Beverly Gardens Park, the UCLA campus, Hillside Memorial Park, downtown LA’s Civic Center, and the restoration of the historic grounds at the National Historic Landmark-designated Rancho Los Cerritos. This What's Out There Weekend features free, expert-led tours of more than a dozen significant Cornell-designed landscapes in greater Los Angeles. 


USGBC-Los Angeles’10th Annual Green Gala

November 13, 2014
The Los Angeles Chapter of the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LA) will host the Chapter’s 10th Annual Green Gala on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 6:30 – 10:30pm at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. The Green Gala is recognized as the single largest annual vehicle for communication, celebration and bridge-building among those who think, act, design and build greener throughout the County of Los Angeles and its metropolitan areas.

DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made

November 14, 2014

West Hollywood Design District presents the 3rd annual DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made, a one-day design symposium that offers culturally resonating discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, decorative arts, fashion, architecture and fine arts.

The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

Innovation and Design Excellence in Healthcare Facilities Design: Today and Tomorrow
November 21, 2014
Hosted by AIA Los Angeles and AIA San Francisco, Future Care: Design for Health is a one-day healthcare symposium featuring the top minds in healthcare planning, design and construction. Speakers will address the rapidly changing healthcare environment and how these changes impact what healthcare providers need from the design and construction community.

Heath Ceramics Annual Sale
November 21–25, 2014
Heath's annual sale at their locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sausalito offer deals on merchandise along with special presentations.

 

 

 

 

Competitions

Registration Opens: October 1
Breaking New Ground
The California Endowment

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
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

Deadline: February 23
I Like Design
Interiors & Sources 

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Event Preview: A Sneak Peek at Designs from the A+D Museum's Upcoming Gala

Karim Rashid's carry-on. Part of the presentation at the A +D Museum's gala next month. Image courtesy Karim Rashid. Get ready to Celebrate the Journey! The A + D Museum’s annual gala is less than a month away (May 11) and promises to be even bigger and better than ever. Besides a curated silent auction, music by KCRW DJ Raul Campos, food and drink, the evening will feature the presentation and sale of one-of-a-kind carry-ons—inspired by this year’s theme: Celebrate: The Journey. To create the bags, the museum tapped some of the world’s leading designers, artists and architects—including Karim Rashid, Steven Ehrlich, and BMW Designworks USA to name just a few.

As an exclusive for our readers, we asked several of this year's participants to talk a bit about their favorite journeys, what they can't live without on a trip and what sparked their designs for this year's presentation.

Karim Rashid

What is your favorite journey?

My favorite escape is bed. I love to draw, work, watch, read, and listen to music, in bed. I think it is spending countless nights in hotels that has made me used to being in the bed to do all my activities. Also I go to Miami Beach or Playa del Carmen, Mexico or Belgrade with my wife where we have apartments—we usually go about 10 times a year.

I am inspired by every city I have traveled to, by my childhood, my education, by all my teachers I have ever had, by every project I have worked on, by every book I have read, by every art show I have seen, by every song I have heard, by every smell, every taste, sight, sound, and feeling. Not having travelled, not having been exposed to the diversity of the world, would certainly affect my designs. Traveling keeps my life streamlined—I travel with less and less and therefore learn to need less in my life.

A rendering from Mehrdad Yazdani / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design. Image courtesy Mehrdad Yazdani / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design.

Mehrdad Yazdani / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

What is your favorite journey?

Paris—I share a special connection to Paris as it is the place I have traveled most with my daughter. She attended a private, French-speaking school in Los Angeles and now speaks French fluently. It is wonderful to be immersed in the rich, creative culture—art, architecture, design, and fashion—heightened by the fact that my daughter can converse so easily with everyone and bring me closer to the center of discussions.

What is your must-have travel accessory?

My sketchbook – I really cannot be without it. In its simplest form it allows for a creative “catch-all” for idea generation, iteration, and resolution. It also provides me with a wonderful chronology for my thoughts and explorations—I am currently on my 31st book and I frequently refer back to older volumes to see how my process has evolved or simply as a reminder of thoughts and experiences.

What was your inspiration for your carry-on piece for A+D?

We were inspired by the seductive forms of nature. Specifically, we were intrigued by larval shells or cocoons as the basis for our design. Through exploration of the composition of larval structures, we set out to create a piece of luggage that would explore the variable relationship between traveler and travel length. A single case will possess the flexibility to resize depending on the purpose and duration of travel – paralleling building envelope systems which adapt to different program and environmental conditions.

BMW DesignworksUSA 

What was the inspiration for your carry-on piece for A + D?

Our fantasies and dreams, and the promises of the future. Adventure, discovery and effortless beauty.

Fitzsu

What is your must-have travel accessory?

A great partner.

What was your inspiration for your carry-on piece for A+D?

The Traveling Museum Picnic is symbolic of our original concept for the Fitzsu Society, which was developed while picnicking in the Pyrenees on our honeymoon. We have discovered that creativity is often like a picnic and nourished by your surroundings and the tools in which you choose to use to accomplish the task at hand. The carry-on piece we have created to celebrate the A + D Museum incorporates work by Timo Sarpaneva, Alvar Aalto, Antonio Citterio, Joe Colombo, Richard Meier, Peter Raacke and others. The selection process was simple, this one of a kind case contains the tools we use everyday in our home, The Living Design Store. These items are tested tried and true in their beauty and function. It should be understood that if the future caretaker of the Travel Museum Picnic does not use the device, the project is a failure. Like a picnic, a journey and life it should be enjoyed. The Traveling Museum Picnic contains everything needed to enjoy a picnic including Timo Sarpaneva dinnerware, Joe Colombo glasses, Peter Raacke flatware, an Ettore Sottsass condiment set, a Marcel Wanders wine coaster, an Eric Magnussen vacuum jug, and an Alvar Aalto vase among other things.  

Le Bag-ette, Steven Erhlich's contribution to the A + D Museum gala. Image courtesy Steven Ehrlich.Steven Ehrlich

What is your favorite journey?

The year (1972/1973) I took a journey crossing the Sahara Desert into West Africa. There, I learned about the wisdom of vernacular architecture. In 2012, I spent a month in Rajasthan, India, which was an amazing assault on all of the senses.

What is your must-have travel accessory?

iPhone and charger

What was your inspiration for your carry-on piece for A+D?

I love picnics and fresh baked baguette…. “Voila, Le Bag-ette!”

Kathryn M. Ireland

What's your favorite journey? 

My favorite escape is to my farm in Southern France . . . the time difference, no phone calls, little talking and having time to myself is heaven.

What is your must-have travel accessory?

I carry my faithful Vuitton and my Kathryn M. Ireland tote bag. 

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