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Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

RICS Development Series Los Angeles 2014: Wilshire Grand Center
November 20, 2014
Join RICS Southern California chapter for the launch of their Los Angeles Development Series seminar, which takes an in-depth look at the development and construction of the upscale, world-class Wilshire Grand Project in downtown LA.

Innovation and Design Excellence in Healthcare Facilities Design: Today and Tomorrow
November 21, 2014
Hosted by AIA Los Angeles and AIA San Francisco, Future Care: Design for Health is a one-day healthcare symposium featuring the top minds in healthcare planning, design and construction. Speakers will address the rapidly changing healthcare environment and how these changes impact what healthcare providers need from the design and construction community.

Heath Ceramics Annual Sale
November 21–25, 2014
Heath's annual sale at their locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sausalito offer deals on merchandise along with special presentations.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

 

 

Competitions

Registration Opens: October 1
Breaking New Ground
The California Endowment

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship
Gensler

Deadline: December 15
2015 Preservation Awards
Santa Monica Conservancy 

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

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
I Like Design
Interiors & Sources 

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Thursday
Jan262012

Ellsworth Kelly Exhibits at LACMA and Matthew Marks

Ellsworth Kelly, Colors on a Grid, 1976Showing at LACMA from January 22 through April 22, Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings is the first retrospective examination of Kelly’s exceedingly prolific print practice since 1988. The exhibition includes over 100 prints, the majority from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, and five paintings. The exhibition is organized thematically to explore Kelly’s mastery of key formal motifs: grids, contrast and curves.

The new Matthew Marks Gallery in West Hollywood also recently opened Ellsworth Kelly: Los Angeles, which includes six new two-panel paintings, all of which are being exhibited for the first time. Also on view are a group of 1952-54 collages, including Study for Black and White Panels, and the 1966 painting Black Over White. The facade of the newly constructed building also features an installation of a large Kelly sculpture, creating a striking example of minimalism in a city known more for colored glass. The new Matthew Marks Gallery was designed by Culver City-based architecture firm ZELLNERPLUS.

 

Friday
Jan202012

SOM Wins Competition for Greenland Group's Suzhou Center in Wujiang, China

 

The Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) announced that it has won an international competition to design the Greenland Group Suzhou Center, on Taihu Lake in Wujiang, China, reports Dezeen. The 358-meter supertall tower will top out at 75 stories and will contain a mixed-use program that could comprise a small city--with office, apartments, hotel, and retail uses on site. 
The most striking feature of the exterior design is the 30-story high operable window that spans the hotel and residential floors.

The building also features an atrium in the center of the building that separated the east and west side of the building and functioning as a ventilation channel. According to Luke Leung, SOM Director of Sustainable and MEP Engineering: “The design of the Greenland Group Suzhou Center utilizes an atrium as the ‘lung’ of the building to provide ventilation and will incorporate a series of high efficiency measures with the objective to achieve a 60% savings in energy consumption compared to a conventional US high rise and a 60% reduction in potable water use.”

The building’s expansive lobby is a result of the building a novel approach maximizing the efficiency of the building structure:  “[the] unique split-core configuration of the upper floors increases the efficiency of the building structure. By placing half of the building core program on each side of the lobby and interconnecting them with structural steel braces, the combined core becomes more effective than a typical center core system while also creating a dramatic tall lobby space within.”

SOM also recently announced the opening of a new design studio in Downtown Los Angeles
as part of the firm's West Coast practice. Michael Mann, FAIA; Paul Danna, AIA; and Jose Luis Palacios, AIA will lead the new studio--all three come from AECOM but all three also worked for SOM in the past. (All renderings by SOM, via Dezeen)
Tuesday
Jan172012

FXFowle, CO Architects Announce Joint Venture Firm

The Renaissance Tower in Istanbul, rendering courtesy of FXFowleNYC-based architecture company FXFowle and Los Angeles-based CO Architects have announced a joint venture firm that will be known as CO/FXFowle. According to a press release on the new joint venture, the two firms will retain individual identities and operations while pursuing and completing projects together. CO/FXFowle is already one of three firms participating in a competition to design a new building for an educational institution in New York City, according to the same release, although further details about the competition are yet to be announced.

CO Architects has a practice focused mostly in academic, healthcare, and civic projects—including the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, the East Building of the Salk Institute in San Diego, and the Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The HSEB was awarded with a citation in the Next LA category of the 2010 AIA| LA design awards.

FXFowle most recently made news as the designer of a 606-foot (44-story) skyscraper in Istanbul,  described as the “eastern gate to the city,” which will be known as the Renaissance Tower. Past projects for FXFowle include Eleven Times Square.

HSEB Arizona rendering courtesy CO Architects

Thursday
Jan122012

Steven Ehrlich, 2011 Maybeck Award Winner

Zeidler Residence, Aptos, CA (Photograph by Matthew Millman)Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, founding principal of Ehrlich Architects, was awarded the 2011 Maybeck Award late last year by the AIA California Council (AIACC). The Maybeck Award (named in honor of the late Bernard Maybeck) was awarded for the first time in 1992 and has been awarded to such famous architects as Thom Mayne (2007), Frank Gehry (1997), Raymond Kappe (1995), and Joseph Esherick (1992). The Maybeck Award recognizes outstanding individual achievement in architectural design over an extended career.  Ehrlich is the 14th recipient of the Maybeck Award. Ehrlich Architects has won eight National AIA Design Awards and was named 2003 Firm of the Year by the AIACC, under Ehrlich’s leadership.

Ehrlich’s career has evolved a evolved a unique philosophy called Multicultural Modernism, based on Erlich’s conviction that architecture should respond to the specificities of site and local culture. For those interested in waht's next for Ehrlich Architects, recent commissions include: the John M. Roll Federal Courthouse in Yuma, Arizona; a LEED Platinum (pending) Residence Hall for Pomona College; the LEED Platinum (pending) University of California Irvine New Media Arts Center; and numerous single family homes in California, Texas and Dubai. The firm also won the international design competition for the new Federal National Council Parliament complex for the United Arab Emirates in early 2011.

700 Palms Residence, Venice, CA (Photograph by Julius Shulman & Juergen Nogai)

FNC New Parliament Building Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE (Rendering by bioLINIA)

ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication (Photograph by Bill Timmerman)

675 West Kendall Street Biotech Research Laboratory, Cambridge, MA (Photograph by Ed Wonsek)

Friday
Dec302011

David Chipperfield Appointed Director of Architecture for Venice Biennale

Image by Chouca via Wikimedia CommonsThe La Biennale di Venezia has selected UK Architect David Chipperfield as the event’s Director of the Architecture Sector. Chipperfield will curate the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, which will be held in Venice at Giardini and Arsenale, from August 29 to November 25, 2012 (a preview will be available from August 27-28).

The following is from the Venice Biennale’s announcement of Chipperfield’s appointment: “After a series of Exhibitions that illustrated the many different ways of approaching the theme of architecture in the contemporary era (sociological, technological, urban), it appeared useful to turn to an architect who demonstrates great interest in architecture as a discipline and raises questions about the elements of which it is composed, about the objectives it pursues, about the constraints that affect it, about the tools that it uses to shape places, spaces, buildings. The next Architecture Exhibition will be characterized by the emphasis on a series of relationships that connect great architects and younger generations that refer to them. This Exhibition will represent a major opportunity to bring both the general public and the world of architecture up to date.”

Chipperfield had a big year, also winning the Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects earlier this year. Below are a few examples of Chipperfield’s designs:

The Hepworth Wakefield
West Yorkshire, UK
Completed 2011
(Image by Mike Kirby via Geograph UK)

America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’
Valencia, Spain
Completed 2006

Museum of Modern Literature
Marbach, Germany
Completed 2006