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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.

Gearing Up for Better, Healthier, and More Efficient Homes
September 19, 2014
The USGBC will present, Gearing Up for Better, Healthier, and More Efficient Homes, at the upcoming AltCar Expo on Friday, September 19th at 9:30am.   Designed for building & design professionals, the lecture addresses the need to erect higher performing buildings and the push towards zero net energy buildings. Panelists include:  Tim Kohut, AIA Architect, Green Dinosaur; Lena Ashby Senior Sustainability Coordinator, Green Dinosaur; and Joel Cesare, Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica.

10th Annual KAYAK and SUP Coastal Cleanup Day Event
September 20, 2014
On Saturday, September 20, from 8:15am–1:30pm, The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 10th Annual Marina del Rey Kayak Cleanup Day Event as part of the greater annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) which draws over 14,000 volunteers from across Los Angeles County to hundreds of events. As the longest-running kayak and SUP cleanup site, the TBF event is immensely popular each year and spaces fill up early.

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.

Westedge Design Fair
October 16–19, 2014
The curated fair features over 150 leading and emerging, domestic and international furnishings brands. Catering to both trade and consumers, the event offers a complete experience for attendees, including panel discussions and workshops, culinary activities, custom installations, and a series of special events.

4th Annual Found L.A.
October 19, 2014
On Sunday, October 19, 2014, the non-profit L.A. Commons (www.lacommons.org) will host its 4th annual Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods, and its first based on a mayoral theme, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Program. Angelenos will explore the main arteries of neighborhoods around the city, developed and not so, and meet the people in the center of activity there.

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: October 31
Show Us Your Baldwin
Baldwin

Deadlne: November 30
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

Deadline: December 8

2015 Diversity Scholarship
Gensler

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

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Entries in Santa Monica (7)

Thursday
Oct242013

Building Your Business: Practicing What You Preach

HGA's Santa Monica office eschews a typical office layout. The open-plan fosters collaboration and comfort. Image courtesy HGA.Five years ago, the powers that be at HGA started searching for a new space for their LA office. The old set-up was in a Century City high rise. “It had a bullpen in the middle and the shareholders were at the windows,” recalls Satoshi Teshima, an associate vice president in the LA branch. “It was a typical corporate set-up. We wanted to get away from that.”

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Wednesday
May152013

Showroom: The New Horizontal Shower from Dornbracht

Dornbracht's new Horizontal Shower debuts at Snyder Diamond in Santa Monica next week. Image courtesy Dornbracht.At Dornbracht, they think a lot about water—in both practical and philosophical terms. One of the most recent outgrowths of their singular fascination is the company’s new Horizontal Shower, which blends cutting edge technology with an emphasis on physical wellbeing. As Pat Jarvis, Dornbracht’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing for North America, puts it, “We wanted to do something with water that hadn’t been before.”

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Thursday
May192011

Santa Monica Parking Garages

Los Angeles based architecture firm, Brooks and Scarpa, recently completed improvements to the Frank Gehry designed parking garages at Santa Monica place mall. Not only does their design create a more walkable and friendly environment for the popular 3rd street promenade, but it evokes a modern twist on the typical parking garages that come to mind.

Looking to preserve iconic elements of the original structure - including the beloved steel mesh signage created by gehry, the enhancement seamlessly blends new components with the old to create a contemporary urban aesthetic. A multifaceted new facade transforms the street-side appearance, altering the viewers perception of space and function while visually integrating the building with the complex fabric of the city.

Monday
Aug092010

Santa Monica Place Reopened on Friday

After two years and $265 million, Santa Monica Place reopened Friday with thousands of shoppers pouring in to get a first look at the newly remodeled shopping center.

The airy design of the new 524,000-square-foot mall features floor-to-ceiling glass walls in some sections, an upscale tenant lineup that includes new anchors Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, and a third floor dedicated to an array of food options. Previously an enclosed, fortress-like structure designed more than three decades ago by architect Frank Gehry, Santa Monica Place has been converted to a three-story, open-air shopping center with views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Monica Pier.

And don't forget to take a look at The Mannequin Collective, on display through August 22.

[via Los Angeles Times]

Monday
Aug022010

Screening This Wednesday-Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman-Documentary film by Eric Bricker 


The Emerging Professionals Committees of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles & Long Beach/South Bay along with the Interior Architecture Committee of AIA|LA invite you to attend:

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

A Documentary film by Eric Bricker

Wednesday August 4, 2010 @ Design Within Reach (DWR)
332 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401
7pm: Mixer + DWR Showroom Tour
8pm: Film Screening

Suggested Donation (to be collected at the door):
$10 AIA members & Students
$15 Non-AIA members

Advance registration required at this link.


Sunday September 19, 2010 @ The Art Theatre
2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
11:30am: Film Screening, followed by a Q&A with the Director

Suggested Donation:
$15 General Admission
$7 Students

To purchase tickets, go to this link.
Show your ticket for a discount @ Portfolio Annex on 9/19


Ticket prices to both the 8/4 Santa Monica & 9/19 Long Beach Screenings include admission to the Restoration Trade Fair on Sunday September 19, 2010 in Long Beach.