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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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Saturday
Jun262010

Restaurant Design Award Winners 2010 announced at Dwell On Design - AIA/Los Angeles

Congratulations to all the winners!

RESTAURANT CATEGORY
Jury Award Winner
South Beverly Grill
Beverly Hills, CA
Assembledge+ & Brad Dunning
Images: Michael Weschler

People's Choice Award Winner
Choice Market
Brooklyn, NY
Evan Douglis Studio
Images: Michael Moran

CAFE CATEGORY

Jury Award Winner 1
Intelligentsia Venice
Venice, CA
MASS Architecture + Design
Images: Edward Duarte

Jury Award Winner 2
People's Choice Award Winner

Modmarket
Boulder, CO
Roth + Sheppard Architects
Images: Raul J. Garcia

BAR/LOUNGE CATEGORY
Jury Award Winner
Press Club
San Francisco, CA
Baldauf Catton von Eckartsberg Architects
Images: Rien van Rijthoven

People's Choice Award Winner
The Varnish
Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Architects & Ricki Kline
Images: Francisco Arcaute

See all the nominees here
FORM gallery here

Wednesday
May262010

AIA/LA Announces the 2010 Restaurant Design Awards Nominees 

The AIA|LA’s Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) honor excellence in restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices for both restaurant owners and architects/designers.

Restaurant Category Finalists

Café Category Finalists

Bar/Lounge Category Finalists

The People's Choice Award is back this year by popular demand. AIA|LA invites fans of haute design and good cuisine to vote for your favorite finalist in each of the three categories. VOTING IS NOW OPEN and closes on Monday June 21st at 12 noon (PST).

Winners of the Jury and People's Choice Awards will be announced at the RDA Ceremony on Friday June 25th in conjunction with Mobius LA on the Dwell on Design expo floor at the LA Convention Center, so be sure to register today for Mobius LA.

Thursday
Feb182010

Impeccable Taste - 2009 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards

Restaurateurs serve as contemporary patrons facilitating award-winning design

By Michael Webb´╗┐
Image: Benny Chan/www.fotoworks.ccJ
udging a restaurant can be challenging because success depends on intangible factors—from the warmth of the welcome to the attentiveness of the servers and the consistency of the cooking. The experience draws people in and keeps them coming back; however, design plays an essential supporting role. It takes skill to calibrate the flow of traffic, the quality of the lighting, and the acoustics, in order to achieve intimacy and comfort. Too many new restaurants are overcrowded and noisy with conversation amplified by hard surfaces; a few are as still as the grave. Eating out should be an event, and restaurants are struggling to play on that sense of occasion as a strategy for survival. Architects can help their patrons by developing frugal solutions that impart character and strengthen the identity of a talented chef. The 2009 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards jury considered nearly a hundred national
projects in three categories—restaurants, cafes and bars, lounges and clubs—and chose six winners based on criteria of function, ambiance, and visual impact. The public selected three by popular vote. The five winners serve as elegant examples. Review them in Workbook under Folios.

2010 AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards
Call for Entries