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AIA Los Angeles Events 2011
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Oct 6, 2011
AIA Los Angeles Events
Announcing Design Week / LA 2011
Oct 15-23, 2011
AIA Los Angeles Events 2011 news
Los Angeles, CA (October 6, 2011) – This October 15-23, 2011 marks the second annual Design Week / LA, an annual celebration of design that inspires and brings together Los Angeles’ abundant and vital design communities. Showcasing more than two dozen distinct events, Design Week / LA promotes a wider awareness of design through initiatives and programming that highlight the richness and diversity of design activities happening throughout Los Angeles.
The annual celebration features programming by a wide variety of Los Angeles design organizations and institutions with a focus on design workshops, exhibitions, historic and modern architectural home tours, lectures and more. Design enthusiasts and design professionals will have an unprecedented opportunity to share in the broad achievements of Los Angeles’ varied design communities throughout the week. By fostering this increased dialogue and engagement across professions and disciplines, Design Week / LA seeks to enhance design advocacy within both the profession and the broader community.
The Design Week / LA presenting partners are the Los Angeles chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); AIGA, the professional association for design; the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA); the Interaction Design Association (IXDA); and The Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD). Supporting partners include the A+D Museum; de LaB; KERNSPIRACY; Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA); SAGA; and CSUN’s Center for Visual Communication (VISCOM). Design Week / LA has been organized by Spencer Cross, Jimmy Moss, Chris Becker, Truck Torrance, and Zelda Harrison, with logo design by Jane R. Lee Design.
For more information or to submit an event, visit the Design Week / LA website, www.designweekla.org, or follow Design Week / LA on Facebook and Twitter for complete up-to-the-minute information
27 Sep 2011
AIA Los Angeles Events in 2011
AIA Los Angeles Home Tours takes you Eastbound with its Fall 2011 Home Tour
September 22, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Take the crawl east with AIA|LA! With such an array of luxurious and spacious architectural treasures the tour begins in the glamorous Hollywood Hills, ending with the hidden wonders of Los Feliz.
Carlo Caccavale, AIA|LA Associate Director states, “We are very excited to go back to the East side – this is, in fact, an area of great modernist landmarks and we are happy to help discover some terrific contemporary design reflecting the style and the attitude of the East side neighborhood.” He continues, “Expect a fun and innovative architectural trip.”
Come see the magnificent homes for an opportunity to engage in Los Angelesʼ architectural vernacular. At each home you will have the opportunity to talk to the architects, docents and discover new designs for living.
Sunday 23 Oct 2011 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Homes designed by the following designers:
• Beth Holden, Assoc. AIA – New Theme, Inc.
• Loren Judaken, Affiliate AIA – Hoffman-Vest-Judaken
• Steve Kent, AIA – Steven Kent Architects
• Rebecca Rudolph, AIA – Taalman Koch Architecture
Introducing the homes…
The design of the Green Greenberg Green House developed from the clients program and the contextual considerations of the existing site. The triangular down-slope site opens onto a plateau off the street, sloping sharply towards the south side of the property and offers panoramic views to the Los Angeles basin.
The clients wanted a zen-modern sanctuary in which to rejuvenate from their hectic Hollywood lifestyle. The home, originally built in the 1960’s, was totally gutted and reimagined to create an open floor plan for large-scale entertaining. All the custom furniture was designed by Hoffman-Vest-Judaken and is enhanced by accent pieces from Bali, China, India, Morocco and Tibet, reminding the couple of their foreign travels.
The Nichols Canyon house is centered around the pool and expansive views of the surrounding Canyon. In order to qualify as a remodel for permitting purposes, the house follows much of the previous structureʼs footprint. The House has an open plan with all spaces connecting to a voluminous two-story glass enclosed Great Room.
Working with an existing 2,000 sq ft 1950ʼs home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, this extensive remodel focuses on reorganizing the interior program and providing greater visual and physical connectivity to the outdoors. Accommodating the family of a Colombian filmmaker and American artist with two children, the renovation opens up the living spaces and reorganizes the parents and childrenʼs zones, creating a larger multipurpose play area for the family and more private adult area that connects to a new outdoor patio.
AIA|LA Events for 2011
Oct 7, 2011
LA Architecture Month
Oct (and the following Octobers thereafter)
Theme: “Designing Healthier Lifestyles,”
AIA Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles Declare October Architecture Month!
September 22, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – The month of October was officially proclaimed Architecture Month by the City of Los Angeles. The emphasis was on bringing together diverse professional and public-interest groups, including AIA Los Angeles and a host of participating organizations, to celebrate the built environment and bring awareness to the importance of design to the community at large.
The initiative was proposed by AIA|LA and formally declared by Los Angeles 4th District Councilman Tom La Bonge and Mayor Antonio Villaragosa on Friday October 12, 2007 at City Hall.
In celebration of Architecture Month, AIA|LA, in conjunction with our Community Partners, will host a slew of events across the city to educate the public about architecture and architects, celebrate the profession and encourage the dialogue between those interested in the built environment. The theme for this year is, “Designing Healthier Lifestyles,” which will include a symposium of the same name and a host of other events! Come help celebrate Architecture Month!
Architecture Month Events:
16 Sep – 28 Oct AIA|LA 2011 Design Awards Exhibit at PDC
6 Oct Drucker Business Form co-presented by KPCC Southern California Radio
6 Oct AIA|LA TAP Committee Presents: Architects Revit Integration
7 Oct CANstruction LA: 2011 Los Angeles Design Competition
7 Oct Designing Healthier Lifestyles: an AIA|LA design symposium about improving the health impacts of the built environment
9 Oct Preserving Lautner’s Legacy: The Spectrum of Stewardship
10 Oct Curse and Vision: The Future of Westwood Village
11 Oct AIA|LA & The Los Angeles Department of City Planning: Planned Development “PD” Districts
14 Oct AIA|LA and BOMA-LA Presents: Breakfast Reception with Assemblymember Warren Furutani
14 Oct ADA Seminar: Stepping Through Vertical Heights
14 Oct ARE Seminar: Building Systems – Mechanical
17 Oct Building Gateways to the Green Economy: Green Community Colleges Summit Coming Soon
19 Oct AIA|LA Urban Design Committee: The Urban Transformation of Los Angeles – Part Two
21 Oct Architecture, Engineering, Construction (A/E/C) Masquerade Ball
21 Oct AIA|LA Legislative Day at City Hall
22 Oct ARE Seminar: Building Systems – Electrical
22 Oct Unfrozen Music 2011: Architects in Concert
23 Oct AIA|LA Fall 2011 Home Tour: Eastbound with AIA|LA
26 Oct 2011 AIA|LA Design Awards Party presented by Italian Living|Umbria
27 Oct AIA|LA & LADBS: Interpreting the Building Code – Management Meetings
28 Oct DESIGN [realized] Virtual Seminar: IPD Process Innovation – Seattle Childrenʼs Bellevue Clinic Inside Story
For more information, please visit: www.aialosangeles.org
AIA|LA Design Awards
AIA|LA Design Awards Ceremony and Presidential Honorees
As Los Angeles’ most celebrated architectural awards of the season, the AIA Los Angeles Design Awards, will take place this October 26, 2011 at Pacific Design Center.
Presented by Italian Living Umbria, the 2011 Design Awards had an enormous response from the architecture and design community with over 300 entries. The juries for the Design Awards (built projects) and the NextLA (unbuilt projects) will have their work cut out for them!
The ceremony will be held at the Silver Screen Theatre at the iconic Pacific Design Center. At the ceremony, the AIA|LA Board of Directors will celebrate, among other honorees, the completion of the Red Building, the third component at the PDC. The team that completed the Red Building will be honored with the “Building Team of the Year Award” as part of the Presidential Awards.
The Presidential Awards recognize select individuals that take leadership roles in their profession. This year’s Presidential Awards have been newly improved by AIA|LA’s president and the Board’s Design Portfolio, helping make the process of choosing recipients more transparent and organized.
Headed by AIA|LA 2011 President, Hsinming Fung, AIA, professionals in the design and architecture communities were contacted in order to collect nominations that the Board voted on, approving all winners. (For further information regarding the new AIA|LA Presidential Awards Policy, please go here: http://aialosangeles.org/content/the-aia-la-presidential-awards-policy)
“With the Board of Directors newly adopted Presidential Awards policy, the entire Board is engaged in the annual Presidential Awards selection process.” Said AIA|LA’s Executive Director, Nicci Solomons, Hon. AIACC, “The consultation of several distinguished professionals and related organizations allowed for greater participation and further promoted the Chapter’s goal of design excellence.”
The 2011 Design Awards Presidential Honorees
25-Year Award: Loyola Law School Campus, by Frank O. Gehry, FAIA
Building Team of the Year: Pacific Design Center Red Building
Emerging Practice: Lee + Mundwiler Architects
Design Advocate: Merry Norris, Hon. AIA|LA
Community Contribution: John Chase, Assoc. AIA (posthumously)
Honorary AIA|LA: Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Gold Medal: Neil M. Denari, AIA
With fall quickly approaching, mark your calendars for the following AIA|LA Design Awards dates:
– 12 Sep: Board submission
– 16 Sep: Jury Roundtable & Exhibition Opening
– 26 Oct: Design Awards Ceremony & Party
For more information please visit www.aialosangeles.org
About the AIA|LA Design Awards
The annual AIA Los Angeles Design Awards & Exhibit honors excellence in work built by Los Angeles architects (Design Awards) as well as work by Los Angeles Architects as yet unbuilt (Next LA Awards). In both the Design and Next LA categories, jury awards are given in three classifications: Citation, Merit, and Honor. The Design Awards juries, which are comprised of notable architects from across the United States and abroad, are selected by Committee, and change annually.
AIA|LA Health Symposium
How do we transform the health crisis into an opportunity to improve the design of our cities? What are some recent design innovations that allow architects and designers to become experts in preventative care by designing projects that encourage and facilitate healthier lifestyles?
All these questions and more will be answered at the 2011 AIA|LA Design Symposium, “Designing Healthier Lifestyles: improving the health impacts on the built environment, which will be on October 7th at the Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium at the LAPD Police Administration Building.
As part of AIA|LA’s 4th annual Architecture Month in October, AIA|LA is working with the LA County Department of Health and the LA Department of City Planning to coordinate a forum to bring together architects, policy makers, planners, urban designers, developers and healthcare professionals to discuss innovative strategies, resources, tools and policies that can help create healthier communities. An evolving design/planning/health collaboration is vital to sustaining the momentum and political will for projects that can make our communities healthier, sustainable and economically resilient.
As the health evidence continues to mount (obesity rates, obesity-related chronic diseases and costs associated with treating these diseases are all growing), how can transformations in the planning and design of our built environment help address this growing epidemic?
To RSVP, please go to: http://aialaoct7healthsymposium.eventbrite.com/
AIA Los Angeles Events 2011 Speakers include:
Jean Armbruster, MA – Director, LA County PLACE Program
Hagy Belzberg, FAIA – Principal, Belzberg Architects
Alina Bokde – Executive Director, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Stuart Cohen – Executive Director, TransForm
Kate Diamond, FAIA LEED AP – Principal, HMC Architects
Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH – Director of Public Health and Health Officer, Department of Public Health, County of Los Angeles
Regina M. Freer, PhD – Vice President, Los Angeles City Planning Commission; Professor, Occidental College
Lark Galloway-Gilliam, MPA – Executive Director, Community Health Councils, Inc.
Michael LoGrande – Director, Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Bill Roschen, FAIA – President, Los Angeles City Planning Commission
Carolyn Ramsey – Los Angeles Program Director, Trust for Public Land
Faisal Roble – Senior City Planner, Los Angeles Department of City Planning
Dr. Paul Simon – Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH); Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health
Ryan Snyder – President, Ryan Snyder Associates, LLC
Clive Wilkinson, AIA, RIBA – President & Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects
AIA Los Angeles Events 2011 Topics Include:
• Health & Design :: Bringing the Professions Together
• The Planning Perspective
• Complete Streets
• Designing Healthier Places: Case Studies that Make it Real
For more information on AIA Los Angeles Event 2011, please contact:
Director, Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
Tel: (213) 639-0764
Email: will [at] aialosangeles.org
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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