Despite the searing temperatures it really is fall, and the AIA|LA has the line-up of events to prove it. The great minds at our LA chapter have planned tours, seminars, workshops and more to get you inspired and get you thinking throughout the month. Before you do anything, though, be sure to get your tickets to the organization’s marquee October happening—the 2014 Design Awards on the 29th, held at the Million Dollar Theater Downtown. Come out to support your friends and colleagues and have a fantastic evening to boot!
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The Getty invited a distinguished list of media and art luminaries to the historic Studio A in the Capitol Records building in Hollywood earlier this week to announce Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. The next installment in the Pacific Standard Time branded exploration of Los Angeles and Southern California design culture will be more modest, with eleven exhibitions and accompanying programs in and around Los Angeles scheduled for spring 2013. The Pacific Standard Time Presents event will continue the momentum of 2011’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980 events, which included exhibitions and programs at 60 arts institutions across Southern California. The momentum carried by Pacific Standard Time is very real: according to a study by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Art in L.A. generated $280.5 million in economic output and supported 2,490 jobs with total labor income of $101.3 million for the Southern California region.
Jefferson Tower image via ericowenmoss.com
Eric Owen Moss aficionados and design bloggers designboom recently paid a visit to the Eric Owen Moss Architects Studios in the Hayden Tract of Culver City and came away with a great set of photos of the vast assemblage of ribboned high rises and other conceptual models on the desks of the studios. The image above of the Jefferson Tower (or the Glass Tower, as designboom calls it) is the only high rise currently approved for South LA (more information about the project is also available here). If built, the tower would be a fetching addition to the generally 40-foot high South LA architectural landscape. Maybe forward motion on the tower is something to hope for in 2012?