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.

10th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition

July 9–13, 2014
In Toronto the prestigious International Academy for Design and Health's 10th World Congress takes place bringing global leaders in architecture, design, and urban planning together to share best practices, learning and research on the global application of salutogenic perspectives on improving human health, wellbeing and quality of life through design and architecture. This five-day Congress includes, a three day conference, awards ceremony, product exhibition, networking events, a full day of site visits plus a pre-congress symposium on Healthy Cities 2030, presented in partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute.

Marmol Radziner Reception & Jewelry Trunk Show at Heath Ceramics
July 10, 2014
The event kicks off with a slideshow and talk by Marmol Radziner Design Principal Ron Radziner, FAIA, presenting his firm’s range of work encompassing architecture, landscape, furniture, and jewelry design. The presentation will be followed by an introduction to Marmol Radziner Jewelry Chief Designer Robin Cottle. A jewelry trunk show follows the presentation, which will feature new additions to the namesake collection, Marmol Radziner Jewelry.

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: July 7
Proposal for a City-wide Lighting Framework Plan (LFP)
City of Chicago

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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The Precedence of 10-10-10

The Enduring Contribution of Julius Shulman

The Julius Shulman Institute of Woodbury University and the MAK Center
co-sponsored “The EnduringThe Chuey House designed by Richard Neutra in 1956 and photographed by Julius Shulman in the same year. Gelatin silver print © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (2004.R.10) Contribution of Julius Shulman,” hosted by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. The lovely event took place in the courtyard of the Schindler House where a handful of architects, industry professionals, and students gathered under the stars to commemorate the late Julius Shulman. Philip Ethington, Professor of History at USC, spoke of Shulman’s playful nature, as revealed in an early self portrait intended to be serious. Mary Melton, Editor-in-Chief of Los Angeles Magazine, led a panel discussion with Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, RIBA, William Krisel, AIA, and Wim de Wit of the Getty Research Institute. Melton reflected on Shulman’s mastery and his ability to “read a room.” The conversation drifted into four close friends of Shulman reminiscing on his extraordinary character. Laughter was shared when Ehrlich told the story of the day he agreed to be Shulman’s temporary assistant at a photoshoot, Shulman said, “Great. Now take off all your clothes. I need a model.” Final remarks were made by Norman Miller, Dean of the School of Architecture at Woodbury University, who disclosed plans to move the master’s legacy forward with 10-10-10, an inaugural weekend symposium hosted by the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University on October 10th, 2010, which would have been Shulman’s 100th birthday.


COLLECTION: Bathe in Billowing Curves 

Maax releases three additions to its luxury line

The bathroom products company recently revamped its style to cater to the sophisticated elite. With 3 new products, Maax Collection successfully merged its urban functionality with luxury. The Expose shower offers sleek minimalism to its open walk-in design. Thick curved glass stretches from floor to ceiling as rich wood accents the frameless shower. It comes in 66x42”, 60x34” and 48x36”. The freestanding Viaggi bathtub is a work of art in itself, transforming a bathroom into a museum. The egg shaped tub provides an ergonomic fit as it sits atop an exotic wooden base. It is available in 70x36”. The Roman bathtub pairs together a refined 19th century design with the latest technology in massage therapy. The distinct rectangular shape overflows with soft curves. The bathtub can be installed as freestanding 70x44” or drop in 68x42” model.



CALL FOR ENTRIES: Restaurant Design Awards 2010 

La Condesa, Michael Hsu Design Office, AIA/LA 2009 People’s Choice Award Winner, Restaurant Category. Image: Paul BardigyThe AIA|LA's Restaurant Design Awards (RDA) honor excellence in restaurant design. The competition is open to all individuals and practices with both restaurant owners and architects/designers invited to submit. Either the project itself must be located in the United States or the submitting individual/firm must be US-based. Submissions are accepted in three main categories: restaurants, cafés/bars and lounges/nightclubs. The annual RDA Ceremony recognizes both Jury Award Winners as well as People's Choice Award Winners, as selected by votes collected from the general public on the AIA|LA website. 


PULSE Debuts - FORM's Monthly Newsletter

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Image: oneprize.orgSeeking architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists,
artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds:

Design Challenge: The competition is launched in the context of larger issues concerning the environment, global food production and the imperative to generate a sense of community in our urban and suburban neighborhoods. From Mowing to Growing is not meant to transform each lawn into a garden, but to open us up to the possibilities of self-sustenance, organic growth, and perpetual change. In particular, it seeks specific technical, urbanistic, and architectural strategies not simply for the food production required to feed the cities and suburbs, but the possibilities of diet, agriculture, and retrofitted facilities that could achieve that level within the constraints of the local climate.