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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.

Japanese Design Today 100
June 27–July 19, 2014
The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall. This exhibition showcases the Designscape of contemporary Japan through 100 objects of Japanese design: 89 objects created since 2010 that are well known in Japan, as well as 11 objects that represent the origin of Japanese post-war modern product design. These 100 product designs are displayed in 10 categories: Classic Japanese Design, Furniture & Housewares, Tableware & Cookware, Apparel & Accessories, Children, Stationery, Hobbies, Healthcare, Disaster Relief, and Transportation.

BAM/PFA New Building Topping Out Celebration
July 17, 2014
Construction is nearing midpoint at the downtown Berkeley site of the future home of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Workers will soon be erecting the last of the steel beams that form the frame of this dynamic building. To celebrate this important milestone, BAM/PFA invites its Bay Area friends and neighbors to a “topping out” ceremony on Addison Street, between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street.

39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show
August 8–10, 2014

The American Craft Council returns to San Francisco for its 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show this August 8-10, 2014 at Fort Mason Center. As the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, the 2014 San Francisco Show is expected to draw more than 12,000 fine craft collectors and design enthusiasts.

Conversations in Place 2014
August 10, 2014
ow in its third year, Conversations in Place 2014 begins another series of illuminating explorations of “Southern California – Yesterday and Tomorrow” at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. The 4-part series begins Sunday, August 10 and continues through Sunday, November 2. The series begins with W. Richard West, Jr, President and CEO of The Autry National Center of the American West, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, chairman of the United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos, and Architect Stephen Farneth, FAIA, founding partner of the award-winning historic preservation firm Architectural Resources Group, in conversation about the place of museums and historic sites in shaping the story of Southern California. Can these institutions escape the straightjacket of the time to better interpret history to the 21st century?

NOW AND NEXT 2014 Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction
August 13–15, 2014
Meet thought leaders and colleagues interested in architecture, engineering, construction, open BIM Exchange, software trends and more. Learn about the innovations that are moving companies and people forward
including: where and how design and delivery is shifting; which software applications are transformative; best practices for collaborative project delivery; how to engage with the global BIM community. Connect with and hear from the best and the brightest such as Jordan Brandt, AutoDesk; Deke Smith, buildingSMART alliance; Ray Topping, Fiatech; Bill East, Prairie  Sky Consulting (formerly of the US Army Corps of Engineers).

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
May192010

This Friday Opening Reception - Hammer Projects: Greg Lynn/Architect

Fountain 2010 Image: Gregg Lynn FormThis summer, the Hammer Museum will present a new sculptural work by Los Angeles-based architect Greg Lynn. A fantastical attraction for visitors of all ages, Fountain of Toys will be sited in the Museum's outdoor courtyard. As the title suggests, the work is a functioning fountain made entirely out of large found plastic children's toys that have been cut and reassembled in multiple layers, with water spouting from its top and pooling at its base.

Greg Lynn's Fountain of Toys is the first in a new series of projects focused on architecture and design, guest-curated by architectural historian Sylvia Lavin. Taking place approximately once a year over the next three years, these projects will focus on the presentation of new works by architects and designers and will be sited in different locations around the museum.


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Wednesday
May192010

FORM's New Managing Editor - Caren Kurlander

Caren Kurlander brings more than ten years of experience in consumer shelter publications to the editorial team of FORM. Most recently, she served as a senior editor for Western Interiors and Design, where she produced and wrote feature stories on projects ranging from a reclaimed stone creamery in Jackson Hole to Michael Keaton’s Los Angeles ranch house. Prior to that, she worked for Architectural Digest, editing the magazine’s Designers Discover Design column. Currently, she writes for Luxe Interiors + Design and is a contributing editor for the online design database The Editor at Large.

You can reach her at caren <at> FORMmag dot net

Tuesday
May182010

This Friday May 21 - F3 Awards

The first annual F3 Awards - Student Furniture Design Competition announced its selection of five finalists who will compete live for cash scholarships of $1,000, $2,000 and $3,500 on May 21, 2010.

The five finalists in the F3 Awards competition, selected by a preliminary jury from among 126 registrants representing 17 schools, 17 cities, and five states, are: Jamison Hammers, California State University, Long Beach; James Hanley, California State University, Long Beach; Lauren Montgomery, California State University, Long Beach; Alexander Nevarez, Art Center College of Design; and Minh Nguyen, Art Center College of Design.

The five finalists will compete for first, second and third place prizes, as well as the Audience Challenge Award, at the F3 Awards Live Competition on May 21 at 7:00pm at dTank Headquarters in Burbank, Calif. The F3 Awards Live Competition is an invitation only event. For more information or to request an invitation, visit www.F3Awards.com.

Sunday
May162010

Design for the Planet Issue Event June 3 - Please RSVP

We'd love to see you at this event celebrating our May/June Design for the Planet issue and our new partnership with US Green Building Council-Los Angeles. A panel discussion will feature LACCD/LA Trade-Tech's Student Services and Classroom buildings. USGBC-LA will give guided tours.

It's Thursday evening, June 3, 6:30-9pm at

LA Trade-Tech South Campus(exact location on the campus)
400 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90015

Please forward this post to any colleagues and friends you feel would enjoy the event.

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Friday
Apr302010

Design for the Planet - May/June 2010 Issue - Sneak Peek

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