Running concurrently with Dwell on Design at the Los Angeles Convention Center, AIA|LA is hosting the 2012 Design Conference on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23. The 2012 Design Conference will showcase design performance—exploring how leading design professionals are evolving the scope of professional practice to enhance social, cultural, and economic value. To see the complete schedule of panels and speakers and to register to attend, please visit the AIA|LA website.
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LACMA and AIA|LA will be presenting “Irish Architecture Now” at LACMA’s Bing Theater on November 8 as a part of the International Architecture Lecture Series. Top Irish architects Yvonne Farrell—co-founder of Grafton Architects—, Sheila O’Donnell of O’Donnell + Tuomey and Tom dePaor—director of dePaor architects—will be present to address the state of Irish Architecture in modern Ireland. “Irish Architecture Now” is Ireland’s first ever architectural showcase in the U.S. and is part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America.
In honor of what would have been architect John Lautner's 100th birthday on July 16, 2011, The John Lautner Foundation and media sponsor FORM Magazine are presenting the John Lautner Turns 100 series from July 16-November 13, 2011. The series will reflect on and celebrate Lautner’s architectural ouvre while raising awareness about the continued preservation of each of his works. The events making up the series include exhibitions, film screenings, home tours, symposia, receptions and more.
John Lautner gained prominence studying under Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin. He is known for his respect for and celebration of the natural landscape surrounding each site, and his works, often dramatic and scenic, have been the setting for numerous films and features. Lautner was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1970, and was honored with a Gold Medal for lifetime achievement in 1993 by AIA Los Angeles.
Events throughout the series will include a display at LACMA, a home tour of some of Lautner's most famous works, including the Schwimmer House and Jacobsen House, a gala at the Harpel House and more. For a full schedule of the events see the list on the John Lautner Foundation's events page.
The John Lautner Turns 100 series partners include FORM Magazine, the American Institute of Architects – Los Angeles Chapter, Getty Research Institute, LACMA, Los Angeles Conservancy, MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, The American Cinematheque, and the Society of Architectural Historians.
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Join FORM February 3 as we celebrate January/February's Inspiration issue and the AIA/LA Design Awards supplement at Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design. The event will feature a panel discussion on inspiration with AIA/LA Design Award winners Mehrdad Yazdani, Benjamin Ball, Lorcan O'Herlihy, and Annie Chu. Moderator will be Michael Webb, architecture/design writer and FORM contributor.
Date: 2/3/11 - Thursday Time: 6:30-9 PM
1901 Avenue of the Stars, Ste 175, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Self-parking available at Westfield Century City Shopping Mall
(3 hrs-no charge)
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