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.

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.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.




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

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
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EVENTS: What's Happening with Our Industry Partner—AIA|LA

Supberba Snack Bar, a winner at last year's AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards. Image via AIA|LA/Ray Katchatorian.From time to time, we like to update you on developments with the AIA|LA, one of our industry partners. As we head into summer, they have a lot going on. From events and seminars to deadlines for awards, you'll want to mark your calendar to be sure you won't miss anything.

First off, be sure to register for the Design Awards if you haven't already—the deadline is May 30; entries are due August 7. Categories open include the AIA|LA Design Awards: Built Projects, the Next LA Awards: UNbuilt Projects and the Cultural Affairs Commission Design Awards.

At the end of this week (May 23), there's a great Pro Dev Key Legal Principals for the Architect seminar on The Meaning of "Standard of Care," Indemnity in Construction Contracts, and Risk Management. It's a 60 minute presentation with an additional Q-and-A session that will teach attendees about the basis for the standard of care, how the standard of care is applied in negligence claims lawsuits, what indeminty and the duty to defend means in their contracts and how to minimize risk in their contracts.

For design professionals serious about becoming architects, there's a bootcamp of sorts coming up next week. The 2014 AIA|LA Emerging Professional Series :: Not Licensed Yet: SUPER NotLY Classes will be presented by AIA|LA and the USC School of Architecture over four days . If you're not licesnsed, make it a priority to attend these free classes to get you in shape for licensing exams. 

Next month promises some big events too. Topping the list are the Restaurant Design Awards (this year marks their 10th anniversary) at Dwell on Design. Voting also opens today for the Peoples' Choice Awards so make sure you cast your vote for your favorite design. For more information on any of these, plus details on many more tours, seminars and other events, be sure to visit the AIA|LA's calendar page.

We hope to see you there!

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