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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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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.

Click here to fill out the RSVP form

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Friday
Apr302010

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

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Please feel free to refer colleagues and people you feel would benefit from the site and the magazine.

Thanks for your support,
The FORM Team

Monday
Apr122010

This Wednesday-Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo - "Advancing the Vision"


USGBC-LA and the Southern California Gas Company will be hosting the 9th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Energy Resource Center in Downey. Each year, this event brings together Southland municipal policy makers and implementers along with leading architects and engineers to further the development of a sustainable and energy efficient future.

Morning Keynote: Bill Reed, AIA, LEED, Hon. FIGP

An internationally recognized proponent and practitioner in sustainability and regeneration, Bill is president of the Integrative Design Collaborative – a consulting organization working to evolve green building design practice.  He is a principal of the regenerative design planning firm, Regenesis, and the educational group, Delving Deeper. Bill is a founding board member of the US Green Building Council. 

Afternoon Keynote: Panama Bartholomy, Advisor to Karen Douglas, California Energy Commission
As advisor to Commissioner Douglas, Panama has been called upon as point person for climate change, land use, renewable energy, transmission, green building and bio fuels policy. He is Vice Chair of USGBC – Northern California Chapter and the Humboldt Bay Center for Sustainable Living.
Same day, walk in registration, will be accepted ONLY after 10:00 A.M., on Wednesday.

Thursday
Apr082010

Venice This Sunday-AIA|LA Spring Home Tour with Bestor, Abramson Teiger, Tighe, and Irani  

Mar Vista House/Tighe Architecture, Image:Art GrayIt's happening this Sunday, April 11, 11-4 PM
AIA/LA is encouraging people to be sustainable - bike the tour.
Architects featured:

Barbara Bestor, AIA
Trevor Abramson, FAIA & Douglas Teiger, AIA
Patrick Tighe, AIA
Glen Irani, AIA

AIA Member: $65.00
Non-member: $75.00

Purchase tickets here
NOTE: Online registration closes Friday, April 9 at 12 AM.
For more info go to the AIA/LA site

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event for $85
at will-call located at the first house:

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Gelner Residence
3672 Inglewood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066