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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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Wednesday
Jun092010

Lunch with Christoph Ingenhoven June 17th in Los Angeles, June 15th in SF

 SuperGreen: Net-Zero Energy Infrastructure & Sustainable Architecture Innovation

See, eat, and learn with renowned German architect Christoph Ingenhoven, a leading innovator in sustainable design and net-zero energy infrastructure. This lunch event (11am to 2pm) will be held in Los Angeles on June 17th. Register now to reserve a spot for you and your team.

Sustainable and ecologically oriented architecture is a negotiated agreement. The use of regenerative energies and resources like geothermal energy and rainwater, as well as intensive integration of daylight and natural ventilation of buildings, all play important roles in Ingenhoven’s design concepts. With a minimum consumption of energy and resources, his projects are also set to aim for the highest degree of utilization comfort.

Tuesday
Jun012010

Reminder - This Thursday: Design for the Planet

This Thursday, June 3, from 6:30-9PM, FORM magazine invites you to celebrate the May/June Design for the Planet issue and our new partnership with USGBC-LA. A lively panel moderated by FORM publisher Ann Gray, FAIA LEED AP will explore the collaboration of architect, contractor, and owner in creating what is widely regarded as one of the most successful sustainable new projects in Los Angeles—LA Trade-Tech’s Student Services and Classroom buildings.

LA Trade-Tech South Campus
TE Building
S. Grand Ave & W 22nd St.(approximate)
Los Angeles, 90007

Map PDF with location and parking instructions:
http://bit.ly/c6NvSk


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Monday
Apr122010

This Wednesday-Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo - "Advancing the Vision"


USGBC-LA and the Southern California Gas Company will be hosting the 9th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at the Energy Resource Center in Downey. Each year, this event brings together Southland municipal policy makers and implementers along with leading architects and engineers to further the development of a sustainable and energy efficient future.

Morning Keynote: Bill Reed, AIA, LEED, Hon. FIGP

An internationally recognized proponent and practitioner in sustainability and regeneration, Bill is president of the Integrative Design Collaborative – a consulting organization working to evolve green building design practice.  He is a principal of the regenerative design planning firm, Regenesis, and the educational group, Delving Deeper. Bill is a founding board member of the US Green Building Council. 

Afternoon Keynote: Panama Bartholomy, Advisor to Karen Douglas, California Energy Commission
As advisor to Commissioner Douglas, Panama has been called upon as point person for climate change, land use, renewable energy, transmission, green building and bio fuels policy. He is Vice Chair of USGBC – Northern California Chapter and the Humboldt Bay Center for Sustainable Living.
Same day, walk in registration, will be accepted ONLY after 10:00 A.M., on Wednesday.

Thursday
Feb182010

What Color Is Your Lease? - Beyond the Grid

Green leases offer sustainable and financial benefits for landlords and tenants alike

By Ina Drosu

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n an environment where the ecological lobby is prevalent, and the general economic downturn begs for practical innovation that reduces operating costs, green leases are steadily gaining the interest of landlords and tenants. Profitability is key to survival of commercial ventures; without it, loftier concerns fly out the window. What better way to harness broad improvement potentials than a lease structured as economic driver accommodating comprehensive environmental regulations and allowing for necessary changes over time?

According to a study done by CRD&MI, energy costs are 29 percent of landlord
operating costs while less than one percent is paid for by tenants.

Alan Whitson, president of Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute, created a model green lease to serve as more than a “token gesture to sustainability.” The lease provides incentives for landlords to build cost-effective peak-performance buildings that address energy and water efficiency, emission reduction, and waste minimization. According to a study done by CRD&MI, energy costs are 29 percent of a building’s operating costs while less than one percent is paid for by tenants. Most commercial leases leave energy efficiency out of the equation. He adds, “in a booming market it’s easy to be green, but now, savvy people realize it is part of an economic strategy to improve performance and productivity.”

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