“Our concern was how to tell the story of so many different artifacts,” Clive Wilkinson, the president and design director of his eponymous architecture firm, says of the driving idea behind the design of the Never Built: Los Angeles exhibition, on view now through October 13 at the A+D Museum. New to the exhibition-design game, Wilkinson, who worked with Jenny Myers, Mathew Moran and many others, initially drew on his retail-design experience to underpin his concept for the space.
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By Jack Skelley
Never Built Los Angeles, the A+D Museum exhibit co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, is the talk of the town. The project (plus a staggeringly comprehensive book) spotlights significant places and plans imagined for the city that couldn’t get off the drawing board.
Get ready to Celebrate the Journey! The A + D Museum’s annual gala is less than a month away (May 11) and promises to be even bigger and better than ever. Besides a curated silent auction, music by KCRW DJ Raul Campos, food and drink, the evening will feature the presentation and sale of one-of-a-kind carry-ons—inspired by this year’s theme: Celebrate: The Journey. To create the bags, the museum tapped some of the world’s leading designers, artists and architects—including Karim Rashid, Steven Ehrlich, and BMW Designworks USA to name just a few.
The A+D Museum will host a fundraiser on December 1 at the Sobieski House in South Pasadena in support of the museum's upcoming Never Built: Los Angeles exhibit. The fundraiser provides a great chance to spend the twilight hours on the grounds of the Sobieski House, designed by 2012 AIA|LA Gold medal winner Koning Eizenberg Architects. According to the A+D Museum website, the Never Built: Los Ageles exhibit “showcases visionary unbuilt work that challenges our City to think bigger.” The fundraiser will feature a visual presentation of Never Built, a silent auction for original prints, sweets from Little Flower Candy Café, and the aforementioned twilight architecture experience. Tickets cost $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Visit the A+D Museum for more information.