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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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Deadline: December 15
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Deadline: December 31
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Thursday
Sep052013

Architecture Meets Art: HomeLA Engages Architecture and Dance

HomeLA stages dance performances in architecturally significant residences around Los Angeles. A Fung + Blatts house played host to the first. The next performances are scheduled for this weekend. Image courtesy HomeLA/Rebecca Bruno.This Saturday, HomeLA brings architecture and dance together in Los Angeles in a series of performances organized by Rebecca Bruno in partnership with the Dance Resource Center. Audience members of will have a unique (and nearly unprecedented opportunity) to engage with independent dance artists in a Pacific Palisades house.

The idea of performances in private homes comes naturally to Bruno, whose father hosted semi-regular jazz concerts in the family home during her childhood in Santa Barbara. “My father designed our homes so the living rooms would be big enough to accommodate the performances,” says Bruno. “I was influenced by seeing them and all the people from my parents’ lives coming together. It has remained with me as a special experience.” 

Bruno’s dance background led her to begin a performance series of her own in her San Diego home. Now, as a Los Angeles resident, she’s bringing performances to residences around the city, driven by a desire to expand the spaces for dance and to capitalize on the uniquely LA tendency of people to “retreat and surrender to their homes,” she says.

For the first event, she sent out a call for spaces. The first response came from Chloë Flores and Tim Lefevre, whose Fung + Blatts–designed house in the city’s Mt. Washington neighborhood proved to be perfect backdrop for the inaugural event, with its clean, modern spaes.

This weekend’s performances will take place in a house that’s “a big departure and spoke to me as a nice counterpoint,” says Bruno. “It was built in the 1940s; the owners are an interior designer and cinematographer. There’s just a huge attention to detail—everything is arranged with such precision. It’s a departure from the blank slate of the first house.”

Future events are planned, including a sunrise performance at a place in Highland Park in November. The slate of dancers promises to be different. As Bruno puts it, “My intention is that it doesn’t become a repertory company but an event that serves as a network for dance artists to share ideas and to come together and work in a site sensitive way. The idea is to expand the artists’ networks.” 

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