FORM attended the annual AIA|LA Design Awards and Party last night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Design Awards party offered time for sharing architectural musings, as well as time to view the new Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion. Honoring excellence in work by Los Angeles Architects, this years award recipients were not revealed until the ceremony, which allowed for candid reactions from award winners.
In the NEXT LA category, which featured yet unbuilt designs, 20 jury awards were given in three classifications: Citation, Merit, and Honor. The Honor Awards were given to Michael W Folonis Architects for their UCLA 16th Street Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center, as well as Your Building Here, for their Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington DC. The same design from Your Building Here also received the Best in Show for the NEXT LA category.
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FORM braved the rain on Sunday and attended the AIA/LA Fall Home Tour: Off Sunset-Brentwood to Palisades. Even in the gloomy climate, we were awed and inspired by the extraordinary home designs. The weather showed the versatility of the homes to offer both outdoor spaces, as well as comfortable and innovative interiors to watch the passing storm.
Design Week LA, from Oct. 9 - 17, 2010, is an annual design recognition week that promotes awareness and community around design progress in Los Angeles. Featured events include the California Design Biennial and the AIA-LA Design Awards Exhibition. There are also lectures, panels and competitions such as Canstruction LA, where participants construct structures out of only cans to fight hunger and promote hunger awareness. The week is celebrating many different parts of the varied world of LA design. Check out some of the events before it ends on Sunday!
AIA|LA announced on September 28 that their 2010 AIA|LA Firm of the Year Award was awarded to Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA). If you're driving down a street in Los Angeles and you happen to pass a modern, boldly colored building characterized by creative uses of textures and materials, then you probably are looking at one of LOHA's design creations. During the past 20 years, LOHA built over 60 projects, won over 40 awards and has been an active contributor to the Los Angeles built environment.
Next Sunday, September 19, AIA Los Angeles will host the Fall installment of the 2010 Home Tours, entitled "THE HILLS: FROM EAST TO WEST." The event is from 11am - 4pm and will feature homes by Zoltan Pali, FAIA of Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a), Marc Angélil and Sarah Graham, FAIA of agps architecture, John Pugliese, Assoc. AIA of Cambia Designs LLC, and Aleks Istanbullu, AIA of Aleks Istanbullu Architects.