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Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century.

Japanese Design Today 100
June 27–July 19, 2014
The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall. This exhibition showcases the Designscape of contemporary Japan through 100 objects of Japanese design: 89 objects created since 2010 that are well known in Japan, as well as 11 objects that represent the origin of Japanese post-war modern product design. These 100 product designs are displayed in 10 categories: Classic Japanese Design, Furniture & Housewares, Tableware & Cookware, Apparel & Accessories, Children, Stationery, Hobbies, Healthcare, Disaster Relief, and Transportation.

BAM/PFA New Building Topping Out Celebration
July 17, 2014
Construction is nearing midpoint at the downtown Berkeley site of the future home of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Workers will soon be erecting the last of the steel beams that form the frame of this dynamic building. To celebrate this important milestone, BAM/PFA invites its Bay Area friends and neighbors to a “topping out” ceremony on Addison Street, between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street.

39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show
August 8–10, 2014

The American Craft Council returns to San Francisco for its 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show this August 8-10, 2014 at Fort Mason Center. As the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, the 2014 San Francisco Show is expected to draw more than 12,000 fine craft collectors and design enthusiasts.

Conversations in Place 2014
August 10, 2014
ow in its third year, Conversations in Place 2014 begins another series of illuminating explorations of “Southern California – Yesterday and Tomorrow” at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. The 4-part series begins Sunday, August 10 and continues through Sunday, November 2. The series begins with W. Richard West, Jr, President and CEO of The Autry National Center of the American West, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, chairman of the United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos, and Architect Stephen Farneth, FAIA, founding partner of the award-winning historic preservation firm Architectural Resources Group, in conversation about the place of museums and historic sites in shaping the story of Southern California. Can these institutions escape the straightjacket of the time to better interpret history to the 21st century?

NOW AND NEXT 2014 Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction
August 13–15, 2014
Meet thought leaders and colleagues interested in architecture, engineering, construction, open BIM Exchange, software trends and more. Learn about the innovations that are moving companies and people forward
including: where and how design and delivery is shifting; which software applications are transformative; best practices for collaborative project delivery; how to engage with the global BIM community. Connect with and hear from the best and the brightest such as Jordan Brandt, AutoDesk; Deke Smith, buildingSMART alliance; Ray Topping, Fiatech; Bill East, Prairie  Sky Consulting (formerly of the US Army Corps of Engineers).

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.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 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. 

 

Competitions

Deadline: August 18
Fabric
Formabilio


Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
Hansgrohe+Axor


Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

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

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Sep262013

Events: The Month Ahead from the AIA|LA

Disney Hall will be one of the stops on an architectural walking tour of Los Angeles, part of an event-packed October planned by the AIA|LA. Image via AIA|Los AngelesJust as the weather starts to get a bit cooler (we Angelenos have our fingers crossed that the cooling trend continues), it seems like the events calendar starts to heat up. In particular, our good friends at the AIA|LA have an action-packed fall planned with events and tours that will knock your socks off.

First up, there’s an amazing walking tour of downtown LA, presented in partnership between the AIA|LA and Ward Thompson, AIA, RIBA, of Entasis Architectural Tours, scheduled for October 13. The tour will feature three centuries of architecture that have influenced the development of our city,” says the AIA|LA’s Carlo Caccavale. “We want to defy the odds in a city driven by cars by showing projects that can only be fully studied and appreciated from a ‘walking’—what we might call ‘architectural exercise.’"

You’ll time-travel through the architectural history of Los Angeles visiting 19th-century sites such as the Bradbury Building and St. Vibiana’s. Twentieth-century stops will include everything from the Biltmore Hotel to the US Bank Building; the 21st century will feature the CalTrans headquarters and Disney Hall to name a couple. For your final destination of the tour, they have a visit planned to the under-construction Broad where Kevin Rice, from Diller Scofidio Renfro, will fill you in the design and construction background and share information on its completion status.

Moving from east to west, they’ve got another fabulous tour planned the following week—the Cal Coast Home Tour on October 20, where you’ll get an up-close opportunity to see three very different takes on the idea of modern beach living. “From Malibu to Santa Monica, we have selected three residential projects that represent edgy, sustainable design as well as smart solutions to the needs of the owners,” notes Caccavale. Included will be projects by Thane Roberts Architects, Peter Tolkin Architecture and Patrick Tighe Architecture.

Of course, the month’s marquee event might just be the 2013 AIA|LA Design Awards Ceremony at the Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center on October 28. Our very own editor-in-chief, Alexi Drosu, will be co-presenting the awards, which will honor, among others, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, artist James Turrell, Elena Manferdini, of SCI-Arc, and Michael Govan, CEO of LACMA. As Caccavale puts it, “The AIA|LA is promising a night of fun, networking opportunities and surprises.” So be sure to get your tickets—last year Moby appeared. Maybe there will be a surprise guest this time around.

Besides the tours and the awards, the organization has plenty of other great events planned for October. There’s another Small Firms Workshop and the AIA|LA Healthcare Committee will present the Healthcare Transformation Design & Construction Conference to name a few. Visit their Web site to learn more about upcoming events. 

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