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A Partnership of AIA Los Angeles and USC Architecture: BIM EDGE + BIM GAP
August 22–23, 2014
BIM GAP will feature presentations about the bridging GAPs between BIM tools (analysis, construction, facilities management, and more) and also bridging the GAPs between BIM people (contractors, architects, owners, managers, subs, consultants). Learn how professionals are dealing with these gaps towards realizing the full potential of BIM. Who do you call when you need BIM guidance? EDGE examines potential partners in working with BIM beyond your firm’s current capabilities: BIM coordinators, consultants, modeling services, others.

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.

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.

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: August 18
Fabric
Formabilio


Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
Hansgrohe+Axor


Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

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

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Wednesday
Nov062013

Events: Celebrating and Preserving Architecture in Los Angeles

This weekend, the LA Conservancy hosts a walking tour of Downtown LA's Arts District. Also on for weekend is LA Forum's ForumFest 2013, honoring architect Michael Maltzan. Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy.This weekend is a big one for architecture and design lovers in Los Angeles. On Saturday, November 9, The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design will host its annual fundraiser, ForumFest 2013. This year, the honoree will be architect Michael Maltzan, and the event will be held at Inner-City Arts, a building of Maltzan’s own design. 

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Tuesday
Aug142012

Supercession: Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools 

Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools (Photo Courtesy of Sibylle Allgaier, Heliphoto)David Goodale of Gonzalez Goodale Architects and Scott Johnson of Johnson Fain are teaming up with LA Forum to present "Supercession" this Thursday at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. The lecture is the second from the "On the Map 2012" series, which focuses on urban infill and redevelopment in Los Angeles. 

Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools (Photo Courtesy of Sibylle Allgaier, Heliphoto)The campus is located at the former site of the Ambassader Hotel, which was demolished in 2005. Gonzalez Goodale built the compound to relieve underperforming and overcrowded schools located in the historically underserved neighborhoods of Pico-Union and Koreatown. Unique features of the campus include the Cocoanut Grove Theater, Paul Schrade Library, state-of-the-art gymnasium, and several public art installations, including two murals by Judith Baca.

Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools (Photo Courtesy of Sibylle Allgaier, Heliphoto)Each project explored by the series will be presented as a dialogue between the design process and the larger, neighborhood context. Projects were chosen based on their challenges to previous patterns of land use.

Supercession is Thursday August 16th at 7:00 pm. General Admission is $10, Students are $5, and LA Forum members get in for free.

Tuesday
Jul172012

LA Forum Kicks Off On the Map 2012 Lecture Series With "Supercession"

Villas at Gower (Photo Courtesy of Killefer Flammang Architects)Killefer Flammang Architects and the LA Forum will present "Supercession" this Thursday at the Villas at Gower in Hollywood. The lecture is the first from the "On the Map 2012" series, which will focus on urban infill and redevelopment as evolutionary processes without terminal resolutions or finite fates.

Thursday's event will examine The Villas at Gower, a collaboration between PATH Ventures and A Community of Friends. The four-story building provides permanent affordabe housing for transitional age youth, adults, and families in Hollywood who are homeless and have special needs. On the ground floor, two large community rooms serve as meeting and gallery spaces for tenant work.

Each project explored by the series will be presented as a dialogue between the design process and the larger, neighborhood context. Projects were chosen based on their challenges to previous patterns of land use.

Supercession begins Thursday July 19th at 7:00 pm. General Admission is $10, Students are $5, and LA Forum members get in for free.

Wednesday
Jul202011

4 Projects: 4 Scales

LA Forum will be hosting an exhibit July 21 at Woodbury University Hollywood featuring four recent projects by New York based firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects: the Arthouse at the Jones Center in Texas, Water Proving Ground and Lobby Wall in New York City, and Sullivan Family Student Center in Laramie. These projects range from 69 million to 108 square feet.

 

EXHIBIT DATES & HOURS:

LA Forum Events @ WUHO*
Exhibition Opening: July 21, 2011 – 7-10pm
July 21 – August 27, 2011
Gallery Hours: Fridays – Sundays, 1pm-5pm

*Woodbury University Hollywood
6518 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

WUHO is located between Metro Redline stops: Hollywood & Vine and Hollywood & Highland. Street parking available, parking lot in the rear of the building.

 

 

The Arthouse at the Jones Center in downtown Austin, Texas is a renovation and expansion project of an existing contemporary art space. In its modifications, LTL looks to highlight the historical qualities of this cross between a turn-of-the-century theatre and 1950's department store.  The design and expansion of the gallery and office spaces serve to embolden the aesthetics of the art in correlation with the surrounding urban environment.

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