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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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Monday
Jun212010

2010 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Over 1500 students, staff, faculty and administrators in California higher education will gather from June 20-23, 2010 at the 9th annual California Higher Education Sustainability Conference at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, to explore the ways in which we can implement social, environmental, and economic sustainability on our campuses statewide; prepare this generation for green collar jobs, and bring sustainability to campus practices, policies and contemporary culture.

Friday
Jun182010

deLaB's City Listening II: Stories About LA - Saturday Night FORM Discount 

Stories about LA read by your favorite design writers. FORM is a sponsor.


FORM audience 20% DISCOUNT regular tickets and de LaB Groupie tickets with the code: form

http://event.designeastoflabrea.org/

Join us for an evening of free expression and generous libation in celebration of LA's design culture at large.

Balcony Press is donating the newest releases Paris: Women & Bicycles and Kitchen Centric for prizes!

Featuring stories about LA read by the city's leading writers on design and urbanism:

  • KCRW's Frances Anderton on Living with Gehry
  • A live "Ask Chris" session with Chris Nichols from Los Angeles Magazine
  • John Chase laments the lack of fun-size Twix bars
  • LA Creek Freak Joe Linton on the bridges we cross
  • Ken Bernstein on hidden gems uncovered by Survey LA
  • A parade of disturbing interiors from Marissa Gluck
  • Architectural short fiction by Tom Marble
  • Tibby Rothman's Untitled Art World Story
  • Poetic stylings of gelato urbanist Alissa Walker
  • Nick Adams, author of Making Friends with Black People
  • Brooke Hodge from The New York Times' The Moment
  • Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne
  • Sam Lubell, California editor of The Architect's Newspaper
  • Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam of The Dinner Party Download
  •  Editor-in-chief of GOOD Zach Frechette
  • and letters to LA written by students from 826LA
  • Hosted by de LaB's Haily Zaki, Alissa Walker and Marissa Gluck

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jun172010

VERGE: The AIA|LA 2010 2x8 Student Exhibit

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles is pleased to announce the opening of the 2010 2x8 Student Exhibition on Saturday June 26, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year’s exhibition will be held in conjunction with Dwell on Design, the west coast’s largest modern design event, and Mobius LA.

2x8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students’ design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers, who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the successful work.

Wednesday
Jun162010

AFLA Presents Design Green

Design Green is a competition to honor projects that integrate exceptional design with new high performance standards for sustainability, LEED certified for their effectiveness, while redefining architecture.

LEED certified projects completed 2005 or later are eligible to enter. Award winning projects will be presented at both the 2010 USGBC/LA Green Gala and AIA/LA Awards this Fall.

Entry deadline: July 30, 2010. Visit AFLA's website for entry guidlines and more information.

Wednesday
Jun162010

AECOM's Urban SOS: Transformations Competition

AECOM has opened the Urban SOS: Transformations competition, offering US $20,000 in prize money for integrated design responses to sites in select global cities. The competition is open to students in the fields of architecture, urban and regional planning, urban design, landscape architecture, economics, environmental science, engineering, and related disciplines.

The submission period is open until July 31, 2010. Semi-finalists will be announced September 15, and the winner(s) will be announced November 5. Visit www.aecom.com/urbansos for complete submission requirements.