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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. 

 

Competitions

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

Deadline: August 18
Fabric
Formabilio


Deadline: September 2
Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition
Hansgrohe+Axor


Deadline: September 5

2014 Designer Dream Bath Competition
Duravit

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

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Thursday
Jul012010

EVENT: California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction - July 18-November 1

Ellen Keith and Indhira Rojas, Where Does It Go?The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is proud to present the fourth California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction, an exhibition that highlights the most significant and innovative designs being created in California. Great works of art are often inspired by challenges and adversity; this exhibition will focus on how California’s established and emerging designers are responding to current economic, political and environmental challenges. In a departure from past California Design Biennials, this exhibition will not feature a juried competition but will instead have a separate curator for each design category: industrial design, fashion, graphic, transportation and architecture. This is the first year that architecture is being included as a category.

Organized and presented by the PMCA since 2003, the California Design Biennial showcases new directions in design, as well as exploring how design impacts and inspires our culture. While the exhibition focuses on work created in the past two years, it builds upon the unique history of California design for the past 100 years.

Wednesday
May262010

Head of the Class

Los Angeles Trade Technical College graduates with honors

Image: Benny Chan/Fotoworks

Designed by MDA Johnson Favaro Architecture, South Campus is the first project to be completed within the the Los Angeles Trade Technical College's campus master plan. The reestablishment of the 80-year-old urban college is a result of the Los Angeles Community College District's voter approved bond funding in 2001. Located on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, South Campus consists of two 5-story buildings totaling over 120,000 SF and nearly $80 million in construction costs.

As one of several higher education projects by the firm, Johnson Favaro's approach is a fundamental component of LACCD's transformation. Principal Steve Johnson states, "Buildings of simple form but enduring substance are the norm and have served well for a long time to impart purpose and dignity to the endeavor of higher education. Community colleges, long neglected and for too long often seen as "13th grade," deserve the same quality environment that we experience at a 4-year college. It is arrogant to assume we can best the tradition with our experiments. It is a challenge to simply do as well."

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Wednesday
May262010

Going for Gold

Rio de Janeiro aims for first place in sustainable urban development

After executing the United Nation's Earth Summit in 1992, Rio de Janeiro will once again aspire to set precedence in 2016, by hosting the first zero-carbon footprint Olympic Games. Solar City Tower is the first project to be considered as contender for the official architectural structure of the Olympic Games, due to begin construction this year. Swiss architect Rafael Schmidt of RAFAA chose to reconsider the classic concept of a landmark form and instead, he designed a solution for the imminent post-oil era.

Located on Cotunduba Island, the structure will stand 105 meters tall. Solar-powered engines will pump seawater into the top of the tower during the day, then release the water and spin turbines to generate hydro-electricity at night. Plans are intended for the city and Olympic village to utilize the produced energy. Solar City Tower will be accessible to the public through a plaza located at 60 meters above sea level, featuring an amphitheater and its main entrance on the ground floor. Several on-site visitor attractions will showcase the iconic view, including bungee jumping and a glass sky walk.  

Friday
Apr302010

A Return on Design

New website dedicated to architecture’s role in achieving business goals

In response to the increasing demands placed on architects and designers and their function in today’s market, BLT Architects has launched aReturnOnDesign.com. The firm developed the website with the theory that every dollar spent on architectural design should ultimately lead to measurable success. aReturnOnDesign.com serves as a platform for all who are interested in the conversation of how architecture and design can and should contribute to the effectiveness of a project, the value of the society in which it is found, the benefit of the stakeholders, and the evolution of the global design community. The website features interactive discussion pages including Rate the Return, Return on Design Hall of Fame, and Return on Design Architect Matcher.

Thursday
Apr292010

EVENT: Architecture + Design Museum Hosts CELEBRATE 2010

Grand opening exhibit and inaugural fundraising event

On April 27th over 900 patrons were present to commemorate the opening of A+D’s permanent home on Los Angeles’ Museum Row at 6032 Wilshire Blvd. On hand were the 20/20 Foundation Group, a select assembly of 20 accomplished architects and 20 distinguished designers in LA who are a pivotal force in moving the museum forward in its development as a premier cultural institution. The $200,000 build out of the former furniture store was aided by several of the city’s finest contractors and suppliers who donated pro bono their expertise and services. A+D now has a 3,500 square foot main gallery, a 500 square foot gallery, along with offices and support space. Museum hours are Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat and Sun 11am-5pm. Memberships are available for Individual ($50), Family ($75) and Student ($25).