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 ( 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. 







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The FORM Questionnaire: Talking to Terri Moore

At Moore + Friesl Design Group, the firm she co-founded, Terri Moore's projects have included Van Cleef & Arpels' Fifth Avenue showroom in Manhattan. There, Moore and her team were tasked with developing specific pieces, including sales and display tables, podiums, pedestals, belles, a dining table and a reception desk, following concepts created by Jouin Manku of Paris. Image courtesy courtesy of Van Cleef and Arpels.Since Terri Moore and Marcus Friesl founded LA–based Moore + Friesl Design Group in 2011, the pair have taken on international architectural projects in the worlds art, fashion and finance, producing tour-de-force work generated from their facility with cutting-edge software and deep knowlege of high tech materials and their properties. At the firm, Moore, who caught the design bug early from her interior designer mother, works on project management and as a project designer. She's also actively involved in the Step Up Network, which mentors young girls for college and professional careers. With such wide-ranging interests, we were intrigued to hear her thoughts on design and architecture, and she gladly obliged. Here, she shares her passion for design–and Nutella.

What direction do you see the profession heading?

I see the rise in digital fabrication technologies continuing. Architects are only just beginning to explore the possibilities when it comes to digital fabrication. The technology is becoming more and more accessible everyday, what you design at your desk has a more direct path to the finished product. There is an opportunity for architects to take advantage of the technology and have a more direct role in the production of the final project.

What buildings inspire you?

There’s something about large railway terminals and airports. The spaces are large vibrant with the hustle and bustle of hundreds of people moving to get to their destinations. A few years back I was lucky enough to get look at some of the original drawings for the TWA terminal at JFK.  It’s amazing how all those curves and shapes were created by hand.

Where else do you find inspiration?

Looking to artists and designers in other industries, Joseph Walsh makes incredibly fluid expressive furniture. Also the work of artists like James Turrell. James Turrell transforms light, color and space into beautiful immersive environments. I love the work of sculptor Andrew Goldsworthy and the way he manipulates natural elements in his site specific works.

What are your three favorite objects?

My Ipad, it goes with me whenever I travel. A large handbag from Roots that holds everything and my small Moleskine sketchbook.

Who are some of your favorite young architects?
Define young?  One person that comes to mind is Junya Ishigami, formerly of SANAA, he is doing some really interesting things with transparency and the feeling of weightlessness. Moore + Friesl Design GroupDo you listen to music while you're working?

No, I listen to podcasts, current favorites are 99% Invisible and Radiolab.

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

I would live in Kyoto, I spent 3 months there as part of a study abroad program while in architecture school. I fell in love with Japanese Architecture and craftsmanship.

A decade from now, what trends will be cringeworthy?

Hipster fashion and the reclaimed wood and worn-in look currently popular in trendy restaurants.

What current trends will stand the test of time?

Sustainability has to become a long term part of our culture.  Part of that is quality craftsmanship, there’s a reason that people scour flea markets and garage sales for old furniture. Those things were built to last and will continue to serve generations ahead. The flat-pack generation of furniture will all end up in landfills eventually.

Do you collect anything?

Pens, I am on a constant search for the perfect sketching pen. Also small wooden boxes, I love looking at the  intricate details of handcrafted objects.

Color—yes or no?


What are you reading?
Creativity Inc., by Ed Catmull, one of the co-founders of Pixar.

What are you wearing?

Black skinny jeans, a t-shirt and flip flops.

What are you eating?

Toast with Nutella.

Are you a sketcher or a computer person?

Both, I tend to go back and forth. They are both tools at the end of the day and each process allows differenct expression. Sketching helps me gets a bunch of ideas out and then I use software programs like Rhino to refine the ideas and finalize designs.

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