There's a lot going on with our industry partner, the AIA|LA. There are calls for entry, not to mention plenty of other events and programming. We're delighted to give you a quick rundown of coming attractions—to pique your curiosity and give you the heads up so you can mark your calendars for what promises to be a busy 2014.
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It has been 10 years since the first Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference. Since then, it has gotten bigger and better, growing to become the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California. Next week, AltBuild, presented by the City of Santa Monica, returns to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for two days of exhibits—featuring innovative new products and trends, including multiple SoCal debuts—and thought-provoking programming, with speakers and panelist drawn from across industries.
This evening, the AIA Design Committee presents Re-Envisioning the Figueroa Corridor. Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning firm Meléndrez has joined forces with internationally acclaimed urbanists Gehl Architects of Copenhagen and local firm Troller Mayer Associates to realize future plans for the Figueroa Corridor between Downtown Los Angeles and the USC Campus/Exposition Park. Tonight’s presentation will feature the design in its current developmental stage along with an informal forum for discussion.
The project vision seeks to create multi-modal solutions: a better environment for pedestrians, transit users, and bike riders, while also considering the needs of the automobile. Some of the major design features include- protected bike lanes, pedestrian scale street lighting, street trees and planting areas (to manage and cleanse stormwater), repaired sidewalk paving, transit furniture, and public art.
Melani Smith of Melendrez and Nat Gale with the City of Los Angeles will present several design alternatives followed by discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 at AIA Los Angeles.