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On The Map: Shop Talk
August 28, 2014
This week the second installment of On The Map: Shop Talk takes the LA Forum behind the scenes of Ball-Nogues Studio. The integrated design and fabrication practice led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues operates in a territory between architecture, art, and industrial design. Their work is informed by the exploration of craft. Essential to each project is the design of the production process itself, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement. 

LA River Boat Race
August 30, 2014
LA River Expeditions, a leader in recreational kayaking on the Los Angeles River, will host an inaugural LA River Boat Race. The first-ever event will take place on August 30, 2014, between 11am-3pm, at the Glendale Narrows recreational zone in the Elysian Valley. Los Angeles city council member Tom LaBonge will kick off the river celebration, which will feature honorary celebrity kayakers such as Ed Begley and about 100 contestants.

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.

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.

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Competitions

Deadline: August 18
Fabric
Formabilio


Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
Hansgrohe+Axor


Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

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

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Wednesday
Jul142010

This Saturday: railLA Asks LA to Think Big About High-speed Rail

Urban planner and artist James Rojas believes he has found a way to develop community consensus through design and provide a process for the public to envision their ideal California High-Speed Rail project, which is now in the process of finalizing its track alignments in Northern and Southern California. A demonstration of the pioneering technique he describes as Interactive Planning will be held July 17 from 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at the Pico House in the El Pueblo district of Los Angeles. Interactive models of the 30/10 scenario for Los Angeles County and Union Station with High-Speed Rail will also be on display.

Organized by railLA and sponsored jointly by California Speaker of the Assembly John Perez and Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar, the event is intended to gather public input on how the area around Union Station will best adapt to the introduction of high-speed rail. For more information about the event, visit railLa's website.

Tuesday
Jul132010

USC School of Architecture Summer Exec Ed Program

This year marks the rebirth of the USC School of Architecture’s Executive Education Program. They are launching it off with "EXPECTED," a new innovative program at the School of Architecture. The school is now also interdisciplinary - architecture, technology, real estate, development, engineering, building investment, interiors, product design, and trends.

There will be major world renown speakers at these sessions including 5-time Presidential Advisor Warren Bennis, Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and Hamid Rashid.

Launch date:  July 20, 1010.

 

 

Monday
Jul122010

July 21: Tour of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center

Please join AIA Los Angeles Health Care Committee & California Society for Healthcare Engineering/LA Chapter for a joint event on July 21 of a tour of the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Before the tour representatives from HOK and Lee, Burkhart, Liu (LBL) will give a brief overview of the project.

To register and for more information please click here.

Thursday
Jul082010

In Honor of Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA - Please Consider A + D Museum Donation

FORM and Balcony Media give our sincere condolences to Stephen's family, firm, friends, and colleagues.
If you haven't read Frances Anderton's tribute on the DnA blog yet, please do here.

We wanted to pass this message along from Danielle Cornwell at KANNER ARCHITECTS to everyone.
(Please spread these wishes through social media/blogs/sites for optimum coverage.)

"Before his passing, Stephen mentioned that the A+D Museum was his legacy and he wanted to continue the work of educating the public in architecture and design. I was hoping to get the word out that in lieu of flowers, the family welcomes a donation in honor of Stephen to the museum www.aplusd.org. We are planning a public memorial along with a retrospective of his work at the museum on November 4th. The retrospective will run through January 16, 2011.

We are all saddened by Stephen’s passing…He was not only our boss and mentor, but a great friend as well. We are determined to honor his wish to continue the work of the firm."

Thursday
Jul082010

Six-acre Development Planned for the Corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Road

Local firm Charles Company, which is developing the project, wants to put up a mall containing a Target, a Ralphs, Marshalls, Dress for Less, and other retailers at the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Rodeo Road, just blocks from the famous West Angeles Church of God In Christ. And it's just blocks from the planned Expo Line. If approved by the city--the City Council will vote on this Target mall project on Friday-- construction would start by November, a rep for Charles Company told a City Council. For more information, click here. [via Curbed LA]