In conjunction with the Culver City Art Walk, IIDA is hosting this event to bring to light how talented the design community is. The event will take place at the Tandus Showroom, 5968 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. Live Entertainment provided by Paperbag Rider from 1:30 - 2:30pm and Flashpoint from 4 - 6pm. Reception starts at 4pm.
This Thursday, June 3, from 6:30-9PM, FORM magazine invites you to celebrate the May/June Design for the Planet issue and our new partnership with USGBC-LA. A lively panel moderated by FORM publisher Ann Gray, FAIA LEED AP will explore the collaboration of architect, contractor, and owner in creating what is widely regarded as one of the most successful sustainable new projects in Los Angeles—LA Trade-Tech’s Student Services and Classroom buildings.
LA Trade-Tech South Campus
S. Grand Ave & W 22nd St.(approximate)
Los Angeles, 90007
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Local landscape designers were invited to submit designs for three unique sustainable demonstration gardens to be installed at the Santa Monica Airport. These designs include the latest features in sustainable landscaping that can be incorporated to any yard: raised veggie gardens, play areas, outdoor rooms, permeable paving, native and Mediterranean plants, cisterns, drip irrigation and lawn alternatives. A panel of experts has narrowed the field down to nine designers, and now the community gets a chance to vote. Click here to view the finalists and VOTE.
The Los Angeles chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) and the American Planning Association (APA), along with community members, business leaders, local governments and universities formed railLA to promote the California High-Speed Rail project and help advance a change in Los Angeles’ car-centric lifestyle.
Long considered the capital of American car culture and suburban sprawl, Los Angeles is the ideal location to illustrate the positive impacts of high-speed rail on the environment, traffic congestion, and sustainable urban design and planning. By creating a realistic vision of the opportunities that high-speed rail will bring, railLA will leverage private sector and grassroots support to ensure timely and efficient implementation of this statewide project with Los Angeles’ Union Station as its hub.
Launching June 1: Call for Ideas and Venues
The Call for Ideas, commencing June 1, 2010, will be an open, international call to all interested parties to “think big” on the broad topics of high-speed rail and its implementation in Southern California. The Call is intended to create a wealth of information about high-speed rail from around the world to be exhibited at selected venues through a separate Call for Venues. Entrants are encouraged to submit new and existing ideas, concepts, designs, plans, papers, videos, models, and other studies.
A select group of submissions will be showcased at an opening exhibit in Downtown Los Angeles later this summer, on the railLA website, and in various publications. A $2500 prize purse for the top five submissions will be announced at an opening exhibit on July 29, 2010. The deadline for submissions is July 13, 2010.
The AIA|LA’s Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) honor excellence in restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices for both restaurant owners and architects/designers.
Restaurant Category Finalists
- Char No. 4 (Brooklyn, NY)
- Choice Restaurant (Brooklyn, NY)
- Gjelina Restaurant (Venice, CA)
- South Beverly Grill (Beverly Hills, CA)
Café Category Finalists
- Café de Leche (Los Angeles, CA)
- Intelligentsia Venice (Venice, CA)
- Mod Market (Boulder, CO)
- Sandwiched (New York, NY)
- URBNMRKT (Los Angeles, CA)
Bar/Lounge Category Finalists
The People's Choice Award is back this year by popular demand. AIA|LA invites fans of haute design and good cuisine to vote for your favorite finalist in each of the three categories. VOTING IS NOW OPEN and closes on Monday June 21st at 12 noon (PST).
Winners of the Jury and People's Choice Awards will be announced at the RDA Ceremony on Friday June 25th in conjunction with Mobius LA on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center, so be sure to register today for Mobius LA.