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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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Friday
Jul272012

PLAY MOCA and COCO Design Group Join Forces

invertedLA (Photo Courtesy of COCO)The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and music label IAMSOUND will present the first of three installments of PLAY MOCA this Friday July 27th from 6:00 to 10:00pm.  LA-based design group COCO will create a temporary installation titled invertedLA to showcase the museum’s collaboration of musicians, artists, and designers.

The curated space will feature 400 large balloons suspended above the crowds. The SCI-Arc graduates comprising COCO designed the balloons to morph with the atmosphere and imagery in motion, reflecting themes of LA’s varied and extraordinary topography. The overall effect is a playful, dynamic experience of music, film, light, and motion.

The first show will feature performances by Salem and IO ECHO, Visuals by Drew Barrymore, and a DJ Set by Health. Future shows will be held on August 17th and August 24th.



Friday
Jul152011

Little Tokyo Design Week

 

Little Tokyo Design Week, a four-day architecture and design event taking place July 14-17, 2011, will honor Japanese design and technology and its intersection with trends emerging in Los Angeles. The event will promote sustainability and creativity as it pushes innovators, corporations and members of the artistic community to explore possibilities for a "New Urban Lifestyle."

Programs and symposia will integrate community partners, restaurants and retailers with Little Tokyo's Big Three cultural institutions: the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Several exhibits will showcase student projects from USC, UCLA, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and the Art Center College of Design as new designs and projects are presented by sponsoring companies like Toyota.

A full schedule of events can be found on the event site.

 

Thursday
Feb102011

SCI-Arc's Michael Young - Thesis Video 2010 - A Home Within A Home



One of FORM's Enhanced Issue Content pieces for Jan/Feb 2011 issue.
Featured in Making the Grade - new education section in our print version.

Wednesday
Feb092011

Recent Views from Michael Webb


M
ichael Webb continues to enrich FORM readers with his thought provoking, insightful, and unfiltered colum, Views. From book reviews to commentary on local events, Webb's column adds a refreshing and inspiring look at architecture and Los Angeles. Check out some of these recent posts:
Friday
Jan212011

SCI-ARC GRADUATE THESIS 2010 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2010


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