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Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

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.

ACADIA 2014 Design Agency Conference
October 23–24, 2014
DESIGN AGENCY will bring together the spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within the ACADIA community through the combined support of the research networks of the University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Southern California Institute of Architecture. Questions the capacity for computation to inform or challenge traditional design processes; computation as design operation - the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power, and/or computation as design instrumentality - the design mechanism through which power is exerted or an end is achieved.

ASLA SoCal Chapter Quality of Life Design Awards
October 23, 2014
The Southern California chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects holds its biennial awards, honoring excellence in designs originating in one of the nation's largest chapters and executed across the globe. 77 Projects were submitted and over 40 were awarded by our esteemed jurors in the categories of Design, Planning and Analysis, Communication, Student, and Concepts, Ideas and Theories.

2014 Design Awards Gala
October 29, 2014
The 2014 AIA|LA Design Awards location and date has been set for this year. We are excited to host you at the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles with the ceremony at the Million Dollar Theater and the reception at Grand Central Market. Join us at this amazing and historic venue to honor our winners and honorees.

LA Conservancy Presents "We Heart Garden Apartments!”
November 1, 2014

Imagine living in a garden oasis in the middle of America’s second-largest city. Thousands of people do, and it’s a unique and endangered way of life in development-prone L.A. Here’s a chance to see what life is like in historic garden apartments, “villages in the city” that could never be built today.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 6–9, 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.

de LaB's Making LA Conference

November 7, 2014
During the conference, we'll be exploring the themes of Water, Transportation, Density and Community. Our hope is to hear from a diverse range of practitioners, city officials, makers and artists who are deeply involved in/committed to these themes. We're looking to include conversations, videos, slideshows and presentations about projects that are currently in development and recently completed that are promising to shape the future of Los Angeles. Our goal is to showcase ideas, visions, projects and more that explore how Los Angeles can make huge strides in terms of water conservation, transit richness, urban density and important community initiatives. Current confirmed speakers for the water section include: Deborah Weintraub, Deborah Deets, Carol Armstrong, Omar Brownson, WeTap, among others. Other conference speakers include Moby, Mayor Aja Brown, and representative from Side Streets Projects and Resilient Cities, among many others.

USGBC-Los Angeles’10th Annual Green Gala

November 13, 2014
The Los Angeles Chapter of the nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-LA) will host the Chapter’s 10th Annual Green Gala on Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 6:30 – 10:30pm at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. The Green Gala is recognized as the single largest annual vehicle for communication, celebration and bridge-building among those who think, act, design and build greener throughout the County of Los Angeles and its metropolitan areas.

DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made

November 14, 2014

West Hollywood Design District presents the 3rd annual DIEM: Design Intersects Everything Made, a one-day design symposium that offers culturally resonating discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, decorative arts, fashion, architecture and fine arts.

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.

Innovation and Design Excellence in Healthcare Facilities Design: Today and Tomorrow
November 21, 2014
Hosted by AIA Los Angeles and AIA San Francisco, Future Care: Design for Health is a one-day healthcare symposium featuring the top minds in healthcare planning, design and construction. Speakers will address the rapidly changing healthcare environment and how these changes impact what healthcare providers need from the design and construction community.

 

 

 

 

Competitions

Registration Opens: October 1
Breaking New Ground
The California Endowment

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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Jul152014

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.



duartephoto.com/Courtesy 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?

Yes!

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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