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Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour
May 3, 2014

The Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour gives L.A. residents a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right in their own area, via self-guided driving tour. Attendees learn from homeowners what it's like to live in a modern home and find out where the architects got their inspiration - directly from the architects themselves. The tour is self-guided and self-driven, allowing guests to explore these modern treasures at their own pace.

RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014

May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums.

Heath Open Studio Events
May 9–11
The traditional Spring event, where Heath opens the doors to the factory and studio so visitors can explore both Heath's history, as well as current projects and collections, will be held at the company's San Franciso, Sausalito and Los Angeles locations.

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.

de LaB Presents an Eastside Home Tour: Architects at Home
May 10, 2014
De LaB presents its second annual Eastside home tour, “Architects at Home,” on May 10th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The popular tour will explore homes designed and built by architects for their own families. A sense of experimentation, playfulness, inspiration, and a creative approach to budget constraints pervade these homes.

The Venice Art Walk
May 18, 2014
The proud tradition of artists and volunteers providing health care to their neighbors in need and the celebration of Venice’s vibrant artistic culture continues today. This event is free and open to the public and features a highly anticipated 350 piece art auction, live entertainment, and an impressive lineup of gourmet food trucks. Participants can purchase tickets to highly regarded Architecture Tours that held throughout the year and/or view exclusive art studios that will be featured on the day of Venice Art Walk & Auctions.

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.

Celebrate: Groundswell
June 28, 2014
A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) celebrates its 13th year of cutting edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala and fundraiser.

 

Competitions

Deadline: April 25
Call for Entries (Student Awards) 
ASLA

Deadline: May 18
Imagine Hillandale
Imagine Hillandale

Deadline: June 1 
AIA|LA 2014 Design Awards Program Registration 
AIA|LA

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

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Wednesday
Aug042010

Michelle Kaufmann Launches New Zero Series Prefab Homes

Architect Michelle Kaufmann is launching a new series of prefabricated homes. The Zero series homes include the Ridge0™, the Vista0™ and the Contours0™. These new homes are designed to be net zero energy (where they produce as much energy as the need), healthy, comfortable, and smart. The spaces are designed to blur the boundary between the interior and exterior, “borrowing” space from the outdoors, and using the strategy of designing big rather than building big. Getting more out of less.

The Contours0™ and the Vista0™ homes have outdoor rooms as much as indoor rooms and utilize strategically placed windows, glass doors and skylights to maximize natural ventilation and sculpt in natural light.  The Ridge0™ is designed using Passivhaus principles of good insulation, southern orientation with shading, efficient windows and frames, air-tight building envelope, energy star appliances and lighting, and passive preheating of fresh air, all resulting in a low demand for space heating and cooling. In addition, the homes are designed to also incorporate alternative energy systems such as PV solar as well as water conserving systems such as rain catchment and gray water systems.

Wednesday
Aug042010

Construction on Extension of the Orange Line

Vacant buildings are coming down and a new bridge is going up along Canoga Avenue as part of the $216 million extension of the Orange Line between Canoga Park and Chatsworth. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority finished acquiring properties — including tire shops, metal supply stores and used-car dealerships — along the east side of Canoga Avenue in May and those buildings are now being demolished to make room for the four-mile-long busway.

The Orange Line extension will create a landscaped busway and parallel bike path from the terminus near Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue, north to the Chatsworth Metrolink Station. Stations will be located at Sherman Way, Roscoe Boulevard and Nordhoff Street. It will connect with the busway that opened in October 2005, a 14-mile route between Warner Center and the Red Line subway station in North Hollywood.

[Via Daily News]

Wednesday
Aug042010

Reminder: FORM Issue Event Tomorrow

Tuesday
Aug032010

AIA/LA Announces Recipients of the 2010 Presidential Awards

AIA|LA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2010 Presidential Awards. The Honorees will be celebrated together with the Design Award Winners at the 2010 Design Awards Party being held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on October 27, 2010.

The full list of 2010 Presidential Awards and Honorees are as follows:

Twenty-­Five Year Award:
MOCA

Honorary AIA|LA:
Jane Burrell, Hon. AIA|LA – VP Education and Public Programs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Gold Medal:
Brenda Levin, FAIA – Principal, Levin & Associates Architects

Firm Award of the Year:
Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA)

Excellence in Education:
Ralph Knowles – USC

City Rebuilder:
Carol Schatz – President & Chief Executive Office, Central City Association

Urban Design and Planning:
Bill E. Roschen, FAIA, LEED AP – President, City of Los Angeles Planning Commission

Humanity + Architecture Award:
Skid Row Housing Trust

Allied Profession Award:
Paul J. Matt – Chief Executive Officer, Matt Construction

Patron of Architecture:
Wallis Annenberg – Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Annenberg Foundation

Architectural Interpreter:
The Architect's Newspaper

Building Team of the Year:
W Hollywood Hotel & Residences (listed alphabetically)
- CRA
- Daly Genik
- DCI Engineers
- designstudio ltd
- Gatehouse Capital
- HKS Inc.
- KGM Lighting
- Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
- Rios Clementi Hale Studios
- Roschen van Cleve Architects
- Sussman Prejza
- Webcor

Tuesday
Aug032010

Santiago Calatrava Interview on New York City Ballet - Audio Series, #8

Would you consider doing more set design in the future?
 
W
hen Santiago Calatrava was invited to collaborate with the New York City Ballet, he
was honored and inspired to further explore his study of movement and the human
body. The resulting stage designs debuted during this summer’s ballet season, aptly
titled: The Architecture of Dance – New Choreography and Music Festival. Publisher
Ann Gray spoke with Mr. Calatrava on collaborating with artists, the expression of
movement, and the ephemeral nature of set design.
Calatrava slideshow

This is eighth in a series of 8 audio clips taken from the interview.
Full interview found in FORM magazine's July/August International Issue - print and digital.