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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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Mar182014

The FORM Questionnaire: Beatrice Girelli, Owner and Principal Designer of Indidesign

Beatrice Girelli's firm, Indidesign, has a large hospitality portfolio, which includes the Hokulani, a hotel on Oahu. Photograph Taggart Sorenson/courtesy Indidesign.

With a portfolio of globe-spanning hospitality projects, architect Beatrice Girelli has her finger of the pulse of world design, so we asked the Italian-trained owner and principal designer of LA–based Indidesign to give us her take on the state of design. Here, she shares her thoughts on the future of her profession, along with her thoughts on color—yes and no—and the objects near and dear to her heart. 

What direction do you see the profession heading?

Despite the current trends that have seen major companies merging or selling to form design conglomerates, I see ourselves staying true to our values and keep working to strengthen our individuality.

What buildings/spaces inspire you? 

Those that retain a strong architectural identity but manage to pay homage to their context at the same time.     

Where else do you find inspiration? 

Casually manifested design ingenuity.  Silence.

What are your three favorite objects? 

A small silver skull pendant that I wear every day. My passport. My AmEx.

Who are some of your favorite young architects/designers? 

Our team, whose average age ranges between 25 and 35. Jewelry designer Giselle Ganne and in fashion Gareth Pugh. 

If you could live anywhere, where it would it be (a location or specific structure)? 

Punaka or Gangtey in Bhutan , at least part of the year.

A decade from now, what trends will be cringeworthy? 

Crotch drop pants.

Image courtesy Indidesign. What current trends will stand the test of time? 

3D printing, which will revolutionize all industry and the way we manufacture and conceptualize our designs.

Color—yes or no? 

Yes in our projects, less in my wardrobe.

Do you collect? If so, what and why? 

Not obsessively, but I love rings, and I have many. It could probably be considered a mini collection although I never thought of it that way.   

What are you reading? 

Right now, the last issue of Monocle.

What are you wearing? 

Casual but tailored, layers, high-low mixed together. Some my favorites are Rick Owens, Balmain, Zadig and Voltaire, Fiorentini and Baker for shoes.

What are you eating? 

Organic and local as much as possible. No meat. GF. 

Do you listen to music while you're working? 

Absolutely, we have a sound system throughout the office and it is the first thing to be turned on, before we even turn the alarm off.

Are you a sketcher or a computer person? 

Both, depending on the task at hand. I travel with a tablet—laptop  which offers the ability to merge the two.

Social media—yes or no? 

Yes as long as long you don’t give up on real physical social interaction.

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