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The West Hollywood Design District Presents Decades of Design 1948–2014
November 19, 2014–February 2015
The first-ever retrospective exhibition uncovering, examining and celebrating six decades of rich design history in West Hollywood. The curated ­­gallery will showcase design pioneers and present tastemakers through bold graphics, photographs and original product.

FOG Design + Art Fair
January 15–18, 2015
Benefiting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), FOG Design+Art is a four-day celebration and exploration of modern and contemporary design, architecture, and art with dynamic exhibits, custom installations, art galleries, lectures, and discussions with leaders in the art and design worlds.

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio
February 20–May 24, 2015
This February, the Hammer Museum will present the West Coast debut of Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, featuring the imaginative work of British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his London-based studio. Heatherwick is known for his unique design concepts ranging from products, such as a handbag for Longchamp, to large-scale structures like the new distillery for Bombay Sapphire Gin.

 

 

Competitions

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

Deadline: January 16
Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition 2015
Ceramics of Italy 

Deadline: February 23
I Like Design
Interiors & Sources 

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Monday
Nov032014

Events: What's Happening in November from AIA|LA

Before running through AIA|LA’s events planned for November, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate all of the winners of organization’s Design Awards. You can visit here for a slideshow of the Design Award winners and here for the Next LA winners. They also have a rundown of the ceremony and before and after-parties, all held at three iconic Downtown LA locations. We’re planning extensive coverage of the winners in our January/February issue, so be sure to keep an eye out for that, too.

Running through the month of a November is a show at the AIA|LA Gallery on the work of Jeff Matsuno. A native Angeleno, Matsuno lived and worked in Italy for seven years, before returning to LA. His work explores architecture and the passage of time.

On November 6, there’s another installment of the City Leaders Breakfast Series. This time, participants will get a chance to meet with City Council Member Gil Cedillo, of the First District. The breakfasts are a great opportunity to connect with a range of civic officials to discuss visions for LA’s future.

For devotees of the organization’s tours, there’s a terrific one on November 11—a visit to the State Bar of California offices downtown.  Located in a 1958 structure that had been vacant for 20 years, LEAN ARCH was commissioned to open up the building to allow more natural light in. Principal James R. Meyer will take participants through for an in-depth look at the work.

Finally, the AIA|LA Healthcare Committee presents The American Medical School—Identifying Innovations for the Future of USA Hospital Design on November 13 at CO Architects. The event will explore how changes to American medical schools’ designs will in turn inform the design of hospitals going forward. 

For more information on any of these events, be sure to visit AIA|LA’s Web site.

 

Thursday
Jun242010

CO Architects Redesign Natural History Museum

CO Architects is helping to breathe new life into the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) with an innovative expansion and re-imagination of the institution’s North Campus, which dates back to the 1920s.

The $30- million project’s focus includes a redesigned front façade with entry bridge, pedestrian-friendly terraces and communal areas, a new two-level car park, and a major landscape program encompassing 3.5-acres of recovered green spaces with programmed gardens and outdoor learning environments.

Read more about it here.