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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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Big City Forum's The Club House at ForYourArt

Big City Forum (Photo Courtesy of Leonardo Bravo)Big City Forum presents The Club House at ForYourArt, beginning Saturday August 4th and continuing until August 18th. The two week pop-up event will serve as an exhibition space for ideas that encourage cross-disciplinary explorations of "maximum change". Each Club House event involves contemporary art, architectural models, printed material, graphic design, photography, and product design. Leonardo Bravo, Edie Kahula Pereira, Ana Llorente, John Southern, and Creative Migration will serve as curators.

Big City Forum (Photo Courtesy of Leonardo Bravo)The architects chosen for the exhibition have diverse operative methods and topical interests, yet their material is universally significant to the theme of transformations in the city form. Individual architects and firms include Simon Storey/ Anonymous Architects, Volkan Alkanoglu, Jennifer Bonner & Christian Stayner, Tim Durfee, David Freeland, Fievre Jones, LAYER, Osborn, Servo Los Angeles, The Rare Studio, Bureau for Architecture and Design, SwiftLee Office, Axel Schmitzberger, and Patrick Tighe.

Globalwarmingwarhol by Shepard Fairey (Photo Courtesy of Creative Migration)Among the featured works, Creative Migration will present a short documentary titled Post New Bills on August 16. The film is part of the Green Patriot Posters campaign to inspire collective action against climate change. The presentation will also include posters by artists such as Shepard Fairey and Mike Perry, an interactive installation, and a silent auction to promote sustainability.

The opening reception for The Club House is August 4th from 3-6 pm at FORYOURART, across from LACMA. R&Being in the 21st Century is Thursday, August 9th and literary readings will be held on August 7th and August 14th.