Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour
May 3, 2014

The Venice/Santa Monica Modern Home Tour gives L.A. residents a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right in their own area, via self-guided driving tour. Attendees learn from homeowners what it's like to live in a modern home and find out where the architects got their inspiration - directly from the architects themselves. The tour is self-guided and self-driven, allowing guests to explore these modern treasures at their own pace.

RICSSummit of the Americas Toronto 2014

May 4-6, 2014
RICS Summit of the Americas 2014 is for any real estate professional looking to draw from timely, in-depth market knowledge that will be shared by local and international experts in the land, property and construction sectors. The summit will provide an excellent opportunity to connect with top professionals from around the world and engage in educational seminars and premier discussion forums.

Heath Open Studio Events
May 9–11
The traditional Spring event, where Heath opens the doors to the factory and studio so visitors can explore both Heath's history, as well as current projects and collections, will be held at the company's San Franciso, Sausalito and Los Angeles locations.

Sonoma Living: Home Tours
May 10, 2014
AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce Sonoma Living: Home Tours, a new home tours program for 2014. Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Sonoma living.

de LaB Presents an Eastside Home Tour: Architects at Home
May 10, 2014
De LaB presents its second annual Eastside home tour, “Architects at Home,” on May 10th from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The popular tour will explore homes designed and built by architects for their own families. A sense of experimentation, playfulness, inspiration, and a creative approach to budget constraints pervade these homes.

The Venice Art Walk
May 18, 2014
The proud tradition of artists and volunteers providing health care to their neighbors in need and the celebration of Venice’s vibrant artistic culture continues today. This event is free and open to the public and features a highly anticipated 350 piece art auction, live entertainment, and an impressive lineup of gourmet food trucks. Participants can purchase tickets to highly regarded Architecture Tours that held throughout the year and/or view exclusive art studios that will be featured on the day of Venice Art Walk & Auctions.

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.

Celebrate: Groundswell
June 28, 2014
A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles (A+D) celebrates its 13th year of cutting edge exhibitions and progressive architecture and design programs with its annual gala and fundraiser.



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EVENT: Hammer Museum's The Mandala Project and Conversations with Michael Rotondi and Pema Namdol Thaye

he Hammer Museum partners with the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation to present The Mandala Project. The two-week exhibition will demonstrate the construction of a Tibetan sand mandala by visiting Lamas from a Nepalese monestary. The mandala is a symbol that translates to “center and its surroundings” and is a beautiful manifestation of the notion of interdependency. Furthermore, mandalas are believed to have the transformational power to inspire the viewer by awakening their inner compassion and humanity. Using instructions that have been passed down through hundreds of generations, the Lamas will carefully place millions of grains of colored sand on the flat surface. Accompanying the mandala will be renderings of a proposed four-story mandala for the American Foundation for Tibetan Cultural Preservation by Michael Rotondi, the principal of LA based RoTo Architecture. To conclude the exhibition, the November 7th Hammer Conversations will feature a discussion between Michael Rotondi and master of Tibetan art, Pema Namdol Thaye.

The public is encouraged to watch the monks create the mandala during the following hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-1:30pm and 3:30-6pm, and Sunday: 11am-1:30pm and 3:30-5pm. The Hammer Museum is located at 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.

Hammer Conversations with Michael Rotondi & Pema Namdol Thaye will take place at 1:00 PM on Sunday November 7. Tickets are offered for free, limit one per person on a first come, first served basis.

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