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Architecture and the City Festival
September 1–30, 2014
The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA San Francisco) and the Center for Architecture + Design announce the 11th annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. Taking place in San Francisco every September, the month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. The 2014 Architecture and the City festival theme, Home: My San Francisco, will examine the shifting nature of home, the different elements that contribute to its definition, and its relation to the urban fabric. Over 40 festival programs will explore the cultural richness and diversity of our local architectural and design community as well as provide a platform for conversation about our changing landscape and its implications for a city in a time of rapidly intensifying housing needs.

Gearing Up for Better, Healthier, and More Efficient Homes
September 19, 2014
The USGBC will present, Gearing Up for Better, Healthier, and More Efficient Homes, at the upcoming AltCar Expo on Friday, September 19th at 9:30am.   Designed for building & design professionals, the lecture addresses the need to erect higher performing buildings and the push towards zero net energy buildings. Panelists include:  Tim Kohut, AIA Architect, Green Dinosaur; Lena Ashby Senior Sustainability Coordinator, Green Dinosaur; and Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica.

10th Annual KAYAK and SUP Coastal Cleanup Day Event
September 20, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, from 8:15am–1:30pm, The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 10th Annual Marina del Rey Kayak Cleanup Day Event as part of the greater annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) which draws over 14,000 volunteers from across Los Angeles County to hundreds of events. As the longest-running kayak and SUP cleanup site, the TBF event is immensely popular each year and spaces fill up early.

San Francisco Living: Home Tours
September 20–21, 2014
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design are excited to announce the 12th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours, a two-day open house event featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular weekend showcases a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations and multi-family residences, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect's point of view. Throughout the weekend, tour participants can see some of the city's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique San Francisco living.

Detroit Design Festival
September 23–28, 2014
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), and supported by the Knight Foundation, the fourth-annual Detroit Design Festival spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, open studios, fashion shows, product previews, performances and workshops.

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.

Westedge Design Fair
October 16–19, 2014
The curated fair features over 150 leading and emerging, domestic and international furnishings brands. Catering to both trade and consumers, the event offers a complete experience for attendees, including panel discussions and workshops, culinary activities, custom installations, and a series of special events.

4th Annual Found L.A.
October 19, 2014
On Sunday, October 19, 2014, the non-profit L.A. Commons (www.lacommons.org) will host its 4th annual Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods, and its first based on a mayoral theme, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Program. Angelenos will explore the main arteries of neighborhoods around the city, developed and not so, and meet the people in the center of activity there.

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: October 31
Show Us Your Baldwin
Baldwin

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship
Gensler

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

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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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