“He missed the process,” Grant Kirkpatrick, of Kirkpatrick Architects, says of his longtime client, who had just purchased a new property down the street from a home Kirkpatrick had already designed for him. For the client, the place was “a new opportunity to have some fun,” says the architect. The house itself needed quite a bit of work, as did the grounds. A stand-alone gym was also on the agenda, considering the emphasis the client places on wellness and physical fitness. Where to site it proved to be the big question. Several ideas were tossed around before the team finally settled on one suggested by Kirkpatrick’s partner, Erik Evens—place the wellness center underneath the existing tennis court. It proved to be catnip to the client.
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Are you a West Coast specifier of commercial, architectural and high design lighting products? Are you planning on coming out to the LA Convention Center tomorrow and Wednesday for LightShow West? You should be. Now in its tenth year, the show is the only one of its kind geared to professionals on the West Coast.
Given that we spend big chunks of our waking hours at work or working, it stands to reason that the way our work environments look and function should be a high priority. At FORM, we’ve been exploring our working life and the changing shape and look of the modern workplace. Today, we’re sharing an interview with Culver City—based architect Clive Wilkinson, first published in our September/October 2011 issue. Here, Wilkinson— just elevated to an AIA fellow last week—discusses his own designs for office space and the broader philosophical realities inherent in the projects.
Check back here throughout the year, as we explore the topic in more detail.
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Join FORM April 7 as we celebrate March/April's Infrastructure issue at Perkins+Will with 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.
FORM video premiere - 6th Street Bridge with Alex Ward, AIA, and Chairman of FoLAR
Drink sponsors: PAMA and IZZE, Water provided by Ovopur by Aquaovo
Date: 4/7/11 - Thursday Time: 6:30-9 PM
617 West 7th St., Ste 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Please forward on to colleagues! The FORM Team
2011 AIA Los Angeles Spring Home Tour Series March 27-Steven Ehrlich and Takashi Yanai Interview 2010
Interview with Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, and Takashi Yanai, AIA, of Ehrlich Architects about The Carrillo House, one of the houses on the AIA/LA Fall Home Tour 2010.
NEXT: Sunday, March 27 - 11-4pm
Cory Buckner, AIA-Cory Buckner Architects
Rick Leslie, AIA-Rick Leslie Architects
Zoltan Pali, FAIA-Studio Pali Fekete Architects(SPF:a) and Dugally-Oberfeld Builders
Assembledge+ and Billy Rose