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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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Friday
Feb042011

FORM VIDEO INTERVIEW: Thom Mayne - Artist


For more on inspiration, RSVP to the April 7 issue event panel with Perkins+Will and Friends of the Los Angeles River. A panel discussion will explore how infrastructure impacts the human experience, the environment and the economy. Examples and presenters: FoLAR's Piggyback Yard Conceptual Master Plan created with the PBy Collaborative Design Group (Chee Salette Architecture Office, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Perkins+Will); Michael Bohn, AIA, Principal, studioneleven at Perkowitz + Ruth Architects, discussing streetscaping and road diets; Cliff Garten on the integration of architecture, landscape and engineering; and Deborah Weintraub, AIA, Chief Architect, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering on architecture and urban infrastructure.

Moderator will be Jack Skelley, architecture/design/urbanism journalist and FORM contributor.

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Thursday
Feb032011

FORM EVENT: February 3 - Jan/Feb's Inspiration, Panelists Yazdani, Ball, O'Herlihy, Chu - RSVP

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Join FORM February 3 as we celebrate January/February's Inspiration issue and the AIA/LA Design Awards supplement at Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design . The event will feature a panel discussion on inspiration with AIA/LA Design Award winners Mehrdad Yazdani, Benjamin Ball, Lorcan O'Herlihy, and Annie Chu. Moderator will be Michael Webb, architect, architecture/design writer, and FORM contributor.

Date:  2/3/11 - Thursday     Time:  6:30-9 PM
1901 Avenue of the Stars, Ste 175, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Self-parking available at Westfield Century City Shopping Mall
(3 hrs-no charge)

Please forward on to colleagues!  The FORM Team´╗┐

Wednesday
Feb022011

Southern California Wood Solutions Fair Offers Free, Multifaceted Event on The Use of Wood in Commercial Buildings 

The Southern California Wood Solutions Fair is here again, on March 2, 2011 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Wood Solutions Fair was created as a way for architects, engineers, and others to obtain the maximum amount of information on the design and construction of nonresidential wood structures in a single day-for free for all attendants. With learning opportunities including seminars on wood design and construction, as well as relevant trade booths, Wood Solutions Fair is sure to provide a comprehensive and practical learning experience to apply to projects immediately. 

To see the complete schedule, click here and to register for the event (for free!), click here

Wednesday
Feb022011

Restaurant at Royal Academy in London by Tom Dixon

British designer Tom Dixon finished the interior of the Restaurant at the Royal Academy on January 19, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England. Dixon oversaw the design as Creative Director of Design Research Studio. The restaurant is part of the Peyton and Byrne restaurant group, which also runs the renowned dining rooms at the National Gallery.

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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.