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RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014
May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums. 

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.


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. 

 

Competitions

Deadline: April 25
Call for Entries (Student Awards) 
ASLA 

Deadline: June 1 
AIA|LA 2014 Design Awards Program Registration 
AIA|LA

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

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Monday
Jan312011

2011 ULI Urban Marketplace Conference Will Discuss the Role of Real Estate in Economic Development

The ULI Los Angeles Urban Marketplace is a unique conference on investment opportunities and development strategies for Southern California's emerging lower-income and distressed neighborhoods. Attracting nearly 5000 real estate and related professionals as well as community and government leaders to its case studies, roundtable discussions, and exhibits, Urban Marketplace attendees learn best practices and solidify relationships with key professionals and leaders at the forefront of revitalizing the inner city.
This year's focus is Successful Real Estate Strategies- Real Estate’s Role in Economic Development. The program will include an Economic Development Panel of Regional Leaders and a keynote address by Wayne Ratkovich, President/CEO, The Ratkovich Company.
The Urban Marketplace 2011 Conference will be held on March 16 from 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. For more information or to register for this event, visit the ULI website here. 
Monday
Jan312011

Architect Kate Orff's Inspiration for Her TED Talk: Oysters

Architect Kate Orff sees the oyster as an agent of urban change. Bundled into beds and sunk into city rivers, oysters slurp up pollution and make legendarily dirty waters clean -- thus driving even more innovation in "oyster-tecture." Orff shares her vision for an urban landscape that links nature and humanity for mutual benefit.
Kate Orff asks us to rethink “landscape”—to use urban greenspaces and blue spaces in fresh ways to mediate between humankind and nature. 
[via TED]

Sunday
Jan302011

Thom Mayne Video Interviews Trailer - Inspiration - FORM

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orphosis founder, Thom Mayne, discusses keeping his edge with FORM publisher/architect Ann Gray. Read the interview in FORM magazine's Jan/Feb 2011 inspiration issue. Experience the full interview and visit Mayne's Morphosis art gallery at FORMmag.net

Here's a trailer for both pieces.
Please share with colleagues and friends from this post OR use the YouTube version.
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For more on inspiration, RSVP to the February 3 issue event panel with architects Michael Webb, Mehrdad Yazdani, Benjamin Ball, Lorcan O'Herlihy, and Annie Chu.

Sunday
Jan302011

FORM VIDEO INTERVIEW: Thom Mayne on Inspiration


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or more on inspiration, RSVP to the February 3 issue event panel with architects Michael Webb, Mehrdad Yazdani, Benjamin Ball, Lorcan O'Herlihy, and Annie Chu.

Please share with colleagues and friends from this post.

A production of FORM Video Services

Wednesday
Jan262011

Curving Bookcases by CUBE Architects in the Hague, Netherlands

These bright curved bookcases were designed by CUBE Architects for Paagman book store at the Hague City Hall and Library in the Hague, Netherlands. The bookcases were designed with regard to the interaction of the small space between the escalator, the pillars, and the round glass facade of Richard Meier's architecture.