Designed by San Francisco based architect David Baker and built in tandem, these two affordable designed housing communities, Armstrong Place and Armstrong Senior Housing, compose a new landscaped neighborhood that fills an entire city block. Encircling a vast public courtyard, Armstrong Place offers 124 affordable for-sale townhouses targeted to keeping families in San Francisco. Across a shared pedestrian mews, Armstrong Senior Housing brings 116 affordable senior homes, prepped for aging in place, to the area, as well as retail space for a teen health clinic and and organic juice bar. The Senior building, which features solar panels, a rain garden to manage storm water and, a "quilt wall" inspired by traditional African fabrics, was recently awarded LEED Gold Certification.
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This fall, the houses of Los Angeles will be open to the public. On September 19 and October 17, The American Institute of Architects will host their annual home tour series, The Hills: From East to West, and Off Sunset: Brentwood to Palisades.
In the first series, homes featured include the Oberfeld Residence in West Hollywood, designed by Studio Pali Fekete Architects. The Oberfeld Residence is a 10,000-square foot home with sweeping views of the Los Angeles Basin, two main levels and a basement. In the second series, the Carrillo Residence in Pacific Palisades will open its doors, designed by Erlich Architects. The Carrillo house sits on the rim of the Santa Monica Canyon and has a glass living room that maximizes the home's ocean views. Both houses will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. At each house, docents or members of the design team will be available to guide tourists through. Tours are self-driven, and tickets are available through AIA.
International design firm Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A. (Cuningham Group) announces that the St. Jerome Parish Hall remodeling project has achieved LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The St. Jerome Parish Hall project is the first project with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to become LEED® certified. It was certified Silver per the USBGC “New Construction and Major Renovation” Category, Version 2.2.
Following the Church’s teachings that the environment is God’s gift to everyone, the Parish made a commitment to create a “green” hall within the remodeling project. Sustainable goals were in place from the outset as Cuningham Group, Stonemark Construction Management and the client collaborated on making sustainability a visible priority in the design. Features include innovative mechanical system controls; new skylights to boost and equalize ambient lighting in the gym; water-conserving restroom fixtures; new glazing; new lighting and lighting control systems; reused or selected materials with significant recycledcontent; and better metering of electrical power.
Screening This Wednesday-Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman-Documentary film by Eric Bricker
The Emerging Professionals Committees of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles & Long Beach/South Bay along with the Interior Architecture Committee of AIA|LA invite you to attend:
Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
A Documentary film by Eric Bricker
Wednesday August 4, 2010 @ Design Within Reach (DWR)
332 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401
7pm: Mixer + DWR Showroom Tour
8pm: Film Screening
Suggested Donation (to be collected at the door):
$10 AIA members & Students
$15 Non-AIA members
Advance registration required at this link.
Sunday September 19, 2010 @ The Art Theatre
2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
11:30am: Film Screening, followed by a Q&A with the Director
$15 General Admission
To purchase tickets, go to this link.
Show your ticket for a discount @ Portfolio Annex on 9/19
Ticket prices to both the 8/4 Santa Monica & 9/19 Long Beach Screenings include admission to the Restoration Trade Fair on Sunday September 19, 2010 in Long Beach.
AIA/Los Angeles' Design Education Conference at Dwell On Design This Week
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