MICHIGAN MODERN: Design That Shaped America
June 13–16, 2013
The state's historic preservation office brings together a range of professionals for an in-depth look at Michigan's role in developing American Modernism.
Sugar Rush Los Angeles
June 14, 2013
An event benefitting Spark, a non-profit providing mentorship opportunities for students. The AIA|LA, a partner, will be honored.
AIA Convention 2013
June 20–22, 2013
Head to Denver for The American Institute of Architects annual convention. Speakers include Gen. Colin R. Powell.
Dwell on Design
June 21–23, 2013
America's largest Modern design event comes to the LA Convention Center for a weekend of exhibits, panels and more.
Monterey Design Conference
September 27–29, 2013
Kengo Kuma, Hon. FAIA, of Japan, Marcio Kogan, Hon. FAIA, of Brazil, and Odile Decq, of France, join an outstanding group of North American designers for one of the premier retreats for architects.
October 3–6, 2013
The inaugural design event, to be held at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar, will feature over 200 exhibitors along with expert panels and speakers.
AIAS Forum 2012
December 29, 2013
The annual meeting of the American Institute of Architecture Students and the global gathering of the architecture and design students.
Deadline: May 24
IIDA NY with designNYC
Deadline: July 29
World Design Impact Prize 2013–2014
The American Institute of Architects of Los Angeles presented the 8th annual Restaurant Design Awards as part of their design conference at Dwell on Design last week. The awards took place on the Expo floor of the LA Convention Center with winning categories in Best Restaurant, Best Cafe/Bar, and Best Lounge/Nightclub.
While the jury selected nominees from several cities, Los Angeles-based projects dominated the People's Choice winners. Take A Bao in Studio City, designed by MASS Architecture and Design, took home the prize for Best Restaurant Design, prized for its sleek, delineated planes both on the exterior facade and in the interior motif. Modern Arc Inc. and Eric Ryder, AIA won Best Cafe/Bar for their design of Le Zinque in Venice. French Cafe's known as "zincs" inspired the space with the bar as the central feature.
The medley of salvaged wood, stained glass, and vintage brass doors in Salvage Bar won for Best Lounge/Nightclub. Straight Designs and Tima Winter, Inc. decorated the space predominantly out of upcycled materials found in the basement of the Roosevelt.
About the Restaurant Design Awards:
The AIA|LA’s Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) honor excellence in restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices with both restaurant owners and architects/designers invited to submit. Either the project itself must be located in the United States or the submitting individual/firm must be US-based. Submissions are accepted in three main categories: restaurants, cafés/bars and lounges/nightclubs. The annual RDA Ceremony recognizes both Jury Award Winners as well as People’s Choice Award Winners, as selected by votes collected from the general public on the AIA|LA website.
Registration forms must be received by 4:00 PM on Monday, April 4, 2011.
For more information visit the AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards website.
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