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Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour
May 3, 2014

The Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour gives L.A. residents a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right in their own area, via self-guided driving tour. Attendees learn from homeowners what it's like to live in a modern home and find out where the architects got their inspiration - directly from the architects themselves. The tour is self-guided and self-driven, allowing guests to explore these modern treasures at their own pace.

RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014

May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums.

Heath Open Studio Events
May 9–11
The traditional Spring event, where Heath opens the doors to the factory and studio so visitors can explore both Heath's history, as well as current projects and collections, will be held at the company's San Franciso, Sausalito and Los Angeles locations.

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.

de LaB Presents an Eastside Home Tour: Architects at Home
May 10, 2014
De LaB presents its second annual Eastside home tour, “Architects at Home,” on May 10th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The popular tour will explore homes designed and built by architects for their own families. A sense of experimentation, playfulness, inspiration, and a creative approach to budget constraints pervade these homes.

The Venice Art Walk
May 18, 2014
The proud tradition of artists and volunteers providing health care to their neighbors in need and the celebration of Venice’s vibrant artistic culture continues today. This event is free and open to the public and features a highly anticipated 350 piece art auction, live entertainment, and an impressive lineup of gourmet food trucks. Participants can purchase tickets to highly regarded Architecture Tours that held throughout the year and/or view exclusive art studios that will be featured on the day of Venice Art Walk & Auctions.

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.

Celebrate: Groundswell
June 28, 2014
A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) celebrates its 13th year of cutting edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala and fundraiser.

 

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Deadline: December 31
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Jan212014

FORM Events: FutureBuild Is Coming

Mayor Eric Garcetti is among the leaders who will preview dramatic changes in urban living at FutureBuild 2014. On January 28 ULI Los Angeles, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), presents this high-level, interactive event. Mayor Eric Garcetti will give the lunch keynote event – a preview of a sustainably designed future Los Angeles. Other topics will include 3D printed homes, driverless vehicles, micro power grids, the 21st-century office, instant parks and urban farms, healthy places, new uses for old buildings and other radical reinventions.

In partnership with VerdeXchange, FutureBuild: Space Changers explores the social trends, economic forces and influential people remaking real estate and urban living.

“Since the great recession, developers, designers, thinkers and urban activists have adapted in thousands of ways. Many of them are radically reinventing their business and the world around us,” says ULI Los Angeles FutureBuild Chair Silvia Saucedo. “At FutureBuild these individuals will share how they are reshaping cities, offices, developments and public spaces.”

Among the trends addressed:

  • ·      Micro grids for self-energized buildings and communities
  • ·      3D-printed housing and micro apartments
  • ·      Driverless transportation and new bike infrastructure
  • ·      The 21st century office and the disappearing cubicle
  • ·      Reactivated public realms: urban gardens, parklets, new riverfront uses
  • ·      Healthy buildings and communities
  • ·      From obsolete buildings to high-tech offices
  • ·      Clean and green business incubators in industrial districts

Among the presenters at FutureBuild 2014:

  • ·      Paul Scialla, Delos Living
  • ·      Jan Van Tilburg, VTBS Architects
  • ·      Behrokh Khoshnevis, USC
  • ·      Lew Horne, CBRE
  • ·      Mia Lehrer, Mia Lehrer + Associates
  • ·      Ron Finley, the Guerilla Gardener

For an updated list of speakers and topics visit la.uli.org/futurebuild/. FutureBuild 2014 includes a unique one-day partnership with the annual VerdeXchange conference. VerdeXchange offers thought-provoking exposure to highly influential local, state, national, and global private- and public-sector leaders.

FutureBuild 2014 is Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, at L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

Registration:

  • Private $130 (Non-members $175)
  • Public/Non-profit/YLG $110 (Non-members $150)
  • Student $90 (Non-members $120)

Registration includes breakfast and lunch. Please note that prices increase after the early registration deadline of January 20. ULI Members who register for the full VerdeXchange 2014 conference will receive a $100 discount off of the full conference admission price.

Registration and information is available at www. la.uli.org/event/futurebuild-2014/ or by contacting ULI Los Angeles at (213) 542-4694.

The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 40,000 members representing all aspects of the land use and development disciplines. ULI Los Angeles has an active membership drawn from the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, and is composed of groups and individuals united in their pursuit of improving land-use policies. 

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