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Architecture and the City Festival
September 1–30, 2014
The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIA San Francisco) and the Center for Architecture + Design announce the 11th annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. Taking place in San Francisco every September, the month-long celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. The 2014 Architecture and the City festival theme, Home: My San Francisco, will examine the shifting nature of home, the different elements that contribute to its definition, and its relation to the urban fabric. Over 40 festival programs will explore the cultural richness and diversity of our local architectural and design community as well as provide a platform for conversation about our changing landscape and its implications for a city in a time of rapidly intensifying housing needs.

Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
September 12–December 12, 2014
With works as varied as a Vidal Sassoon Salon from 1968, the U.S. Expo Pavilion in Seville, Spain in 1992, and his steel houses, this exhibit will present an overview of almost fifty years of architecture. Barton Myers first attracted attention in the late 1960s for his civic buildings and urban projects in Canada. He returned to the United States in 1984 to open a Los Angeles office and became known for his performing arts centers, campus buildings, and steel houses among many projects. 

The Barton Myers papers were donated to the Architecture and Design Collection of the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara in 2000.  The archive covers Myers’s work from 1968 through 2002 and includes sketches and computer drawings, watercolors, images by well-known photographers, detailed study models and models of blocks-long sections of cities, as well as research notes, correspondence, lectures, and writings.

Detroit Design Festival
September 23–28, 2014
Presented by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), and supported by the Knight Foundation, the fourth-annual Detroit Design Festival spans all design disciplines and brings together commerce, culture, education, and entertainment with a full, varied program of exhibitions, openings, installations, shows, talks, open studios, fashion shows, product previews, performances and workshops.

Archtoberfest San Diego 2014
October 1–30, 2014
Archtoberfest San Diego 2014 is a collaboratively-operated initiative aimed at establishing an annual, month-long program of public events and activities pertaining to architecture, design, planning and sustainability.

Case Study & Site Tour
October 2, 2014
Steven Ehrlich will discuss his elevon designs at an Urban Land Institute Los Angeles event at elevon at Campus El Segundo. He will be joined by representatives of the development and leasing teams.

Docomomo US Tour Day 2014
October 11, 2014

Docomomo US is pleased to announce the full schedule of Tour Day, one of the largest national programs devoted to the appreciation of Modern architecture in the United States. Set to take place on October 11, 2014 and throughout the month of October, this year’s event includes more than 50 tours planned in 21 states and 37 individual cities and brings together 17 Docomomo US Chapters, 5 Friend Organizations, in addition to architecture and preservation organizations, architects, historians, designers, and enthusiasts. Hosted by many of the leading preservation voices, Tour Day 2014 events will offer something for everyone.


Westedge Design Fair
October 16–19, 2014
The curated fair features over 150 leading and emerging, domestic and international furnishings brands. Catering to both trade and consumers, the event offers a complete experience for attendees, including panel discussions and workshops, culinary activities, custom installations, and a series of special events.

4th Annual Found L.A.
October 19, 2014
On Sunday, October 19, 2014, the non-profit L.A. Commons (www.lacommons.org) will host its 4th annual Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods, and its first based on a mayoral theme, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Program. Angelenos will explore the main arteries of neighborhoods around the city, developed and not so, and meet the people in the center of activity there.

ACADIA 2014 Design Agency Conference
October 23–24, 2014
DESIGN AGENCY will bring together the spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within the ACADIA community through the combined support of the research networks of the University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Southern California Institute of Architecture. Questions the capacity for computation to inform or challenge traditional design processes; computation as design operation - the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power, and/or computation as design instrumentality - the design mechanism through which power is exerted or an end is achieved.

New Urbanism Film Festival
November 2014
The primary goal of the New Urbanism Film Festival is to renew the dialogue about urban planning with a broader audience. The Festival brings in movies, short films, speakers, on the topics of architecture, public health, bicycle advocacy, urban design, public transit, inner-city gardens, to name a few.

 

 

 

 

Competitions

Registration Opens: October 1
Breaking New Ground
The California Endowment

Deadline: October 31

Show Us Your Baldwin
Baldwin

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship
Gensler

Deadline: December 31
Kitchen Design Contest
Wolf and Sub-Zero 

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Tuesday
May202014

EVENTS: What's Happening with Our Industry Partner—AIA|LA

Supberba Snack Bar, a winner at last year's AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards. Image via AIA|LA/Ray Katchatorian.From time to time, we like to update you on developments with the AIA|LA, one of our industry partners. As we head into summer, they have a lot going on. From events and seminars to deadlines for our awards, you'll want to mark your calendar to be sure you won't miss anything.

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Tuesday
Mar112014

Events: What's Happening with our Industry Partner AIA|LA


Image via AIA|LA

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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Friday
Jun292012

Los Angeles Projects Trump AIA's Best Restaurant Designs

Take a Bao (Photo courtesy of MASS Architecture and Design)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.

Le Zinque (Photo courtesy of Modern Arc Inc.)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.

Salvage Bar (Photo courtesy of SCI-Arc)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.

Friday
May252012

AIA LA Jury Announces Nominees in the Restaurant Design Awards Competition

Hyde lounge by G+ Design. Photo by Ryan ForbesThe American Institute of Architects Los Angeles has announced 16 nominees in the eighth annual Restaurant Design Awards Competition.

The competition jury was comprised of KCRW radio personality, chef, and restaurateur Evan Kleiman; architect Mark Rios, FAIA; and Bravo's wunderkind Top Chef winner and restaurateur Michael Voltaggio. The jury selected 16 projects in three categories: nine restaurants, three cafe/bars and four lounge/nightclubs. For a complete list, and to vote for the people’s Choice Award in each category, visit the AIA LA website.

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 22 as part of Dwell on Design at the L.A. Convention Center.
Wednesday
Mar302011

5 Days Left to Register for AIA|LA Annual Restaurant Design Awards

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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