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.

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.




Registration Opens: October 1
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

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
I Like Design
Interiors & Sources 

FORM Event Images

Industry Partners




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Workbook: Creating Moments in the New Tom Bradley International Terminal

Images inspired by classic Hollywood films will be some of the content playing across one of seven media installations created in part by Moment Factory when the new Tom Bradley International Terminal opens at Los Angeles International Airport in a few weeks. Image courtesy Moment Factory.“In the past,” says Sakchin Bessette, “travel was more of an adventure, about new discovering new places. Nowadays it’s all based on logistics and security.” For passengers headed through Los Angeles International Airport that has been particularly true. On most days at LAX, there’s a distinct feeling of being part of a poorly tended herd off to who-knows-what rather than a traveler embarking on a journey—even it’s just a quick business trip up the West Coast. There are high hopes, then, that when the new Tom Bradley International Terminal opens to the public in a few weeks, some of the allure of travel will come back, albeit tweaked for contemporary realities. 

If that is indeed the case, then Bessette and Moment Factory, the company he co-founded and where he serves as creative director, will have played a major role in improving the quality of the airport experience. The firm was tapped last year to be the executive multimedia content producers for the new terminal—tasked, along with with Marcela Sardi, of Sardi Design, and Mike Rubin, of MRA International, to create seven distinct, visually compelling media features for the building. “They’re there to enhance that traveler experience, placed strategically along the way,” explains Bessette.

The Moment Factory installations include four hours of original video content and the latest in high-resolution imaging and 3D effects. Technologies that react to people’s movements and real-time airport information were also incorporated. For the project, the team spent time in Los Angeles and immersed themselves in the culture (as they do on each of their projects). “You have to get in the mindset of the place—really researching it,” says Bessette. “We collaborated with local people including a director of photography we had shoot time lapse footage of Southern California landscapes.”

Perhaps the most compelling piece is the 72-foot clock tower that surounds the main elevator. “Some of the video is treated as an architectural piece,” says Bessette. “There’s photo realistic content so people look at it and see if it’s really there. We’re playing with the fact it’s physical." Images of wild animals, homages to the films of Busby Berkeley and Harold Lloyd, even viedo that reacts to people's movements in real time will play across its four sides.

Elsewhere, as passengers exit security they walk under the bridge and see images of Angelenos jumping in extreme slow motion to capture the freedom and joy of traveling. In baggage claim, in response to former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s request for a water feature, there’s two-story scree that features water elements also in extreme slow motion.

For Bessette, “It was wonderful to work within such beautiful architecture," he says. "The terminal is so beautiful and iconic—our pieces are a sprinkle adding to the amazing work.” 

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