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. 



Deadline: August 18

Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition

Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition

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

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Industry Partners







Architecture for Humanity Sponsoring a Playground Development Competition

Go Play Project is an international non-profit organization that builds playgrounds in developing countries. Sponsored by Architecture for Humanity, the project is putting on a competition called Play for All. Contestants will design a playground that will be built for a refugee school along the border of Burma and Thailand.

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New Los Angeles Holocaust Museum Designed to Look Forward

Santa Monica-based Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects designed the newly finished Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust with forward movement in mind. Built into the landscape of Pan Pacific Park, the sleek white building is sunken into the earth, and its green roof and white pedestrian paths blending it seamlessly into the rest of the park.The museum gives a new home to the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States.

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FORM EVENT: Nov. 18 at Seven Grand - George Kelly, AIA Presents and Architecture for Humanity LA - RSVP

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Join FORM November 18 as we celebrate November/December's Designing for the Senses issue at Seven Grand. Featuring a presentation on bar/lounge design with George Kelly, AIA of Kelly Architects.
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Date:  11/18/10      Time:  6:30-9 PM
515 West 7th Street, 2nd Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90014


Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA, Retrospective Exhibition Begins Nov. 4

United Oil Gasoline Station, 2009, Los Angeles, CA, Image: John LindenA retrospective exhibition honoring Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA, founder and president of the
A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles
, and the work of Kanner Architects will be held at the A+D Museum beginning November 4th through January 16, 2011.

A native Angeleno, Kanner is widely credited for helping to redefine Southern California modernism with his exuberant architectural style. His firm completed more than 150 projects under his direction, but his influence went beyond the built environment. He was an AIA Los Angeles president, a member of the Westwood Design Review Board and a co-founder of the A+D Museum.

The opening reception for Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA: A Retrospective Exhibition will be held on November 4, 2010, from 7-10pm. An official public memorial service for Stephen Kanner, FAIA, will be held on November 4, 2010, from 6-7pm, at a location nearby. Please reference the museum's website for details.

If you wish to attend the memorial service and/or the retrospective opening reception, please RSVP now to To donate to the A+D Museum, please visit the Stephen Kanner Memorial Fund.


10-10-10 IMAGE.ARCHITECTURE.NOW, Woodbury University Symposium and Exhibition Celebrates Julius Shulman

Iwan Baan, First Visitors at National Stadium Beijing by Herzog de Meuron architects, 2008In celebration of the 100th birthday of famed architectural photographer Julius Shulman, the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University is presenting 10-10-10 IMAGE.ARCHITECTURE.NOW, a symposium and exhibition exploring the intersections between photography and the built environment. On Saturday, October 9th, a panel discussion, moderated by architect Neil Denari and historian Kazys Varnelis, will include a conversation between esteemed architects and photographers, including Iwan Baan, who will be presented the first annual Julius Shulman Photography Award during the fundraising dinner on Sunday, October 10th. Actress Diane Keaton will receive the Julius Shulman Communications Award.

The symposium panel discussions will be held from 3-6 PM, with limited seating. The exhibition opening, from 6-9PM, will showcase the photographs of artists, such as Julius Shulman, Catherine Opie and Iwan Baan, whose work explores questions regarding an individual's personal and emotional experience to architecture.
For more information and to register for the event, visit the Woodbury University website.