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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

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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
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Deadline: February 23
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Jul162013

Destinations: Vacation Ideas for the Design-Inclined

We've only got six or so more weeks of summer left. Have you planned your vacation yet? If you haven't, but still have an itch to travel, we've got some suggestions that will satisfy your desires for adventure, escape and design. Six great places to stay designed by known and not-so-well known practitioners that will delight your eyes and your soul. 

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

The Seashell House consists of two buildings representing moon and conch shells and was built by Eduardo Ocampo for his brother, the painter Octavio Ocampo. The shell theme continues throughout with a shell shower head and knobs and pottery. There's a pool, and, when you're ready to swim in something a little bigger, the beaches of Isla Mujeres are there too.

Los Angeles, California

The Fitzpatrick-Leland House, designed by Rudolph Schindler in 1936, is the only spec home he built. Perched at the crest of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Mulholland Drive, it was donated to the MAK Center by Russ Leland in 2008. It's furnished by Modernica and now available for short tem rentals. 

Two Rivers, Wisconsin

For an idyllic summer stay, the Bernard Schwartz house might be just the way to go. Commissioned in 1938 by LIFE Magazine as part their "Eight Houses for Modern Living" feature, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed house combines Wright's compelling spaces with knockout surroundings on the shores of Lake Michigan—in the town that claims to be the birthplace of the ice cream sundae.

Margaret River, Australia

The Ooi House is a single story home in Margaret River designed by award-winning Australian architect Kerry Hill. It boasts views of the ocean and a nearby national park and offers an olive grove as part of its eight acres of gardens. Surfing at Prevelly Beach is just a short jaunt away. 

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

A German interior designer tapped award-winning architect Klaus Mueller to create a home near two of Maine's loveliest beaches. Completed in 2009, the contemporary residence offers space for six. A deck wraps around the exterior and provides views of the tidal water that surrounds three sides of the property. 

 

Patagonia, Argentina

If you're sick of the heat, you can always head far, far south and enjoy a little bit of winter—and it doesn't get much more dramatic than a house designed by Argentine architect Roberto Frangella in Patagonia, Argentina. Located on a hilltop overlooking Nahuel Huapi lake, the residence features a glass facade on the lake side. Inside, guests can enjoy the owner's collection of contemporary Argentine art.

 

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