Milwaukee Art Museum Announces Exhibition to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Calatrava's Awe-Inspiring Quadracci Pavilion
Almost 10 years ago, Santiago Calatrava debuted his famous Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwakee Art Museum. The design for the amazing shaded pavilion and sun screen was conceived back in 1994 and at the time of construction was considered unprecedented. Calatrava’s design was considered challenging and required a significant amount of custom work. As part of the 10th Anniversary, the museum will honor Calatrava and his design for the museum with a special exhibition starting in September 2011.
The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2010 Arch Is Competition. Only in its sophomore year, Arch Is is the newest addition to the AIA|Los Angeles's growing roster of programs. The competition invites young architects and designers to share their portfolios and philosophies with an esteemed panel of judges. Two talented winners will be awarded with a public forum and the rare opportunity to share their perspective on what architecture is with the design community. The winner will also receive a cash award.
Architect Chris Downey, AIA, Discusses Designing Buildings Without Seeing Them in FORM's November/December Issue
Christopher Downey, AIA, is an architect, planner and consultant of Architecture for the Blind, who lost his sight in 2008. Today, he is dedicated to creating more helpful and enriching environments for the blind and visually impaired. Be sure to check out Editor-in-Chief Caren Kurlander's interview with him in FORM's November/December Issue: Designing for the Senses.
Don't forget about the Sixth Annual Green Gala tonight at 5:30 p.m. downtown at the JW Marriot! Hosted by USGBC-LA, the event theme is "Giant Steps... Small Footprint." The keynote speaker is the President and CEO of Abode Communities Robin Hughes. Entertainment will be provided by the Martini Kings, and the Architecture Foundation of Los Angeles will present the Design Green Awards. Don't miss out on this special event!