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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
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Deadline: January 16
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Deadline: February 23
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Aug072013

Showroom: Everything in Its Place

The new Opencase shelving system from Henrybuilt can be endlessly and nearly effortlessly customized. Image courtesy Opencase.

Sleek European-style shelving units are undeniably sophisticated. But maybe they lack soul, or at least a bit of the human touch. Beyond that, most use wall standards or another type of vertical support for the shelving, limiting both functionality and aesthetics. Enter Henrybuilt and the company’s new Opencase shelving system. 

Over the last decade or so, the Seattle-based firm has been making a name for itself with its kitchen and whole-house furniture and storage. Now, the design minds there have turned their attention to multifunctional storage, creating a system that combines an innovative approach to design with good looks.  

One of the most compelling features of the new system is its adaptability. Need something for your entryway, library, office, wine storage area, pantry (the list is endless)? Opencase offers starting point configurations for these spaces. As needs evolve, though, elements can be easily added or subtracted via an interchangeable system of steel rod supports, which make up the backbone of the system.

Beyond customizing the system’s components, you can also customize the look. The panels come in a range of woods, high-pressure laminate and aluminum—something to fit pretty much every bill. Components come in steel, wood and leather, along with some made of composites. There’s even a collection of softgoods that provide a textural counterpoint to the solid surfaces while filling the need for laundry and recycling containers. Though chic and simple, the overall feel of the Opencase system is warm and user-friendly.

“True luxury continues to be defined by products that are highly functional, impeccably crafted, and tailored specifically to the needs of the individual client,” says Scott Hudson, Henrybuilt’s CEO and Founder. “This is our goal with Opencase.” 

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