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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.

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.

RICS Development Series Los Angeles 2014: Wilshire Grand Center
November 20, 2014
Join RICS Southern California chapter for the launch of their Los Angeles Development Series seminar, which takes an in-depth look at the development and construction of the upscale, world-class Wilshire Grand Project in downtown LA.

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.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

 

 

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Breaking New Ground
The California Endowment

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship
Gensler

Deadline: December 15
2015 Preservation Awards
Santa Monica Conservancy 

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
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Thursday
Jun132013

Showroom: How We Sit Now

Just launched at NeoCon, Stylex's Share offers an innovative option for modular lounge seating for the office. Image courtesy Stylex. In the last decade or so, we’ve seen a transformation in the way we work. Telecommuting has become increasingly common, and offices themselves are evolving from cubicle farms into something more complex and flexible, as a means of fostering a communal atmosphere. At FORM, we’ve been noting these developments—in particular how architects and designers are responding to their clients’ changing work needs.

At Stylex, they’ve been thinking hard about the changing office and, just this week at Chicago’s NeoCon, introduced Share, a new seating concept that boldly rethinks traditional office furniture. “Our sales team gave us feedback that our clients were looking for a modular lounge area,” explains Bruce Golden, Stylex’s executive vice president/director of design. “We connected with a team that had done extensive research into open plan offices and the dynamics of these spaces to create Share.”

As its name suggests, Share is all about building a collaborative, responsive area for work. It comes with a collection of interchangeable parts, including single and double units, corner units and benches. The basic units are available in two heights (18 inches and 16 inches), which can also be intermixed, allowing for dining-type type set-ups along with more informal lounge situations. Semi-acoustical screens afford a degree of privacy. Perhaps most importantly, for maximum productivity, the system can be wired so the trappings of modern technology can always be charged and at the ready.

“You can build a better team if you have your players communicating and in same zone,” says Golden, and the new system responds to this—and represents the future. In fact, Golden doesn’t think this trend toward the flexible office will end anytime soon: “It’s a great time to be making office furniture.”

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