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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.

Gearing Up for Better, Healthier, and More Efficient Homes
September 19, 2014
The USGBC will present, Gearing Up for Better, Healthier, and More Efficient Homes, at the upcoming AltCar Expo on Friday, September 19th at 9:30am.   Designed for building & design professionals, the lecture addresses the need to erect higher performing buildings and the push towards zero net energy buildings. Panelists include:  Tim Kohut, AIA Architect, Green Dinosaur; Lena Ashby Senior Sustainability Coordinator, Green Dinosaur; and Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica.

10th Annual KAYAK and SUP Coastal Cleanup Day Event
September 20, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, from 8:15am–1:30pm, The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 10th Annual Marina del Rey Kayak Cleanup Day Event as part of the greater annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) which draws over 14,000 volunteers from across Los Angeles County to hundreds of events. As the longest-running kayak and SUP cleanup site, the TBF event is immensely popular each year and spaces fill up early.

San Francisco Living: Home Tours
September 20–21, 2014
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design are excited to announce the 12th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours, a two-day open house event featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular weekend showcases a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations and multi-family residences, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect's point of view. Throughout the weekend, tour participants can see some of the city's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique San Francisco living.

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.

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.

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

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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Thursday
Aug052010

AIA|LA & LAUSD: Working Together to Build Better Communities

Make your voice heard with LAUSD and the Los Angeles Department of City Planning by becoming involved in one of two pilot programs launching right now.

AIA|LA is currently building a task-force of local architects and urban designers who will provide critical insight and feedback to public agencies through one of two pilot programs launching in August 2010. The goal of both of these programs is to give architects the opportunity to serve their community and help shape the dialogue around such issues as: contracting reform; the selection process; masterplanning initiatives; design competitions; project delivery methods; peer-review & design review sessions.

These volunteer programs are in partnership with LAUSD and the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. Participants will be asked to attend a meeting and engage in discussions aimed to achieve higher standards in city planning.

For more information click here.

Tuesday
Aug032010

AIA/LA Announces Recipients of the 2010 Presidential Awards

AIA|LA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2010 Presidential Awards. The Honorees will be celebrated together with the Design Award Winners at the 2010 Design Awards Party being held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on October 27, 2010.´╗┐

The full list of 2010 Presidential Awards and Honorees are as follows:

Twenty-­Five Year Award:
MOCA

Honorary AIA|LA:
Jane Burrell, Hon. AIA|LA – VP Education and Public Programs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Gold Medal:
Brenda Levin, FAIA – Principal, Levin & Associates Architects

Firm Award of the Year:
Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA)

Excellence in Education:
Ralph Knowles – USC

City Rebuilder:
Carol Schatz – President & Chief Executive Office, Central City Association

Urban Design and Planning:
Bill E. Roschen, FAIA, LEED AP – President, City of Los Angeles Planning Commission

Humanity + Architecture Award:
Skid Row Housing Trust

Allied Profession Award:
Paul J. Matt – Chief Executive Officer, Matt Construction

Patron of Architecture:
Wallis Annenberg – Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Annenberg Foundation

Architectural Interpreter:
The Architect's Newspaper

Building Team of the Year:
W Hollywood Hotel & Residences (listed alphabetically)
- CRA
- Daly Genik
- DCI Engineers
- designstudio ltd
- Gatehouse Capital
- HKS Inc.
- KGM Lighting
- Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)
- Rios Clementi Hale Studios
- Roschen van Cleve Architects
- Sussman Prejza
- Webcor

Monday
Jul122010

July 21: Tour of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center

Please join AIA Los Angeles Health Care Committee & California Society for Healthcare Engineering/LA Chapter´╗┐ for a joint event on July 21 of a tour of the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Before the tour representatives from HOK and Lee, Burkhart, Liu (LBL) will give a brief overview of the project.

To register and for more information please click here.

Saturday
Jun262010

Restaurant Design Award Winners 2010 announced at Dwell On Design - AIA/Los Angeles

Congratulations to all the winners!

RESTAURANT CATEGORY
Jury Award Winner
South Beverly Grill
Beverly Hills, CA
Assembledge+ & Brad Dunning
Images: Michael Weschler

People's Choice Award Winner
Choice Market
Brooklyn, NY
Evan Douglis Studio
Images: Michael Moran

CAFE CATEGORY

Jury Award Winner 1
Intelligentsia Venice
Venice, CA
MASS Architecture + Design
Images: Edward Duarte

Jury Award Winner 2
People's Choice Award Winner

Modmarket
Boulder, CO
Roth + Sheppard Architects
Images: Raul J. Garcia

BAR/LOUNGE CATEGORY
Jury Award Winner
Press Club
San Francisco, CA
Baldauf Catton von Eckartsberg Architects
Images: Rien van Rijthoven

People's Choice Award Winner
The Varnish
Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Architects & Ricki Kline
Images: Francisco Arcaute

See all the nominees here
FORM gallery here

Monday
Jun212010

Mobius LA 2010 On-Site Guide, June 24-26th, Digital Version

AIA/Los Angeles' Design Education Conference at Dwell On Design This Week

Click on the digital pub for FULL screen view. Guides will be available on-site at Mobius LA 2010.
Click on the links and learn more about the sponsors and supporters of Mobius LA 2010.