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Design for Social Impact
May 25–August 3, 2014
Based on the idea that design is a way of looking at the world with an eye for changing it, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) presents Design for Social Impact, an original exhibition offering a look at how designers, engineers, students, professors, architects and social entrepreneurs use design to solve the problems of the 21st century.

Japanese Design Today 100
June 27–July 19, 2014
The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall. This exhibition showcases the Designscape of contemporary Japan through 100 objects of Japanese design: 89 objects created since 2010 that are well known in Japan, as well as 11 objects that represent the origin of Japanese post-war modern product design. These 100 product designs are displayed in 10 categories: Classic Japanese Design, Furniture & Housewares, Tableware & Cookware, Apparel & Accessories, Children, Stationery, Hobbies, Healthcare, Disaster Relief, and Transportation.

BAM/PFA New Building Topping Out Celebration
July 17, 2014
Construction is nearing midpoint at the downtown Berkeley site of the future home of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). Workers will soon be erecting the last of the steel beams that form the frame of this dynamic building. To celebrate this important milestone, BAM/PFA invites its Bay Area friends and neighbors to a “topping out” ceremony on Addison Street, between Shattuck Avenue and Oxford Street.

39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show
August 8–10, 2014

The American Craft Council returns to San Francisco for its 39th Annual American Craft Council San Francisco Show this August 8-10, 2014 at Fort Mason Center. As the largest juried fine craft show on the West Coast, the 2014 San Francisco Show is expected to draw more than 12,000 fine craft collectors and design enthusiasts.

Conversations in Place 2014
August 10, 2014
ow in its third year, Conversations in Place 2014 begins another series of illuminating explorations of “Southern California – Yesterday and Tomorrow” at the historic Rancho Los Alamitos. The 4-part series begins Sunday, August 10 and continues through Sunday, November 2. The series begins with W. Richard West, Jr, President and CEO of The Autry National Center of the American West, Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, chairman of the United States Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Pamela Seager, Executive Director of Rancho Los Alamitos, and Architect Stephen Farneth, FAIA, founding partner of the award-winning historic preservation firm Architectural Resources Group, in conversation about the place of museums and historic sites in shaping the story of Southern California. Can these institutions escape the straightjacket of the time to better interpret history to the 21st century?

NOW AND NEXT 2014 Symposium on Technology for Design and Construction
August 13–15, 2014
Meet thought leaders and colleagues interested in architecture, engineering, construction, open BIM Exchange, software trends and more. Learn about the innovations that are moving companies and people forward
including: where and how design and delivery is shifting; which software applications are transformative; best practices for collaborative project delivery; how to engage with the global BIM community. Connect with and hear from the best and the brightest such as Jordan Brandt, AutoDesk; Deke Smith, buildingSMART alliance; Ray Topping, Fiatech; Bill East, Prairie  Sky Consulting (formerly of the US Army Corps of Engineers).

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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