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History of Competitions

The LA Forum has hosted several ideas competitions challenging the design community to address issues ranging from typological studies such as the re-consideration of the abandoned ‘dead’ mall and the quintessential Southern Californian ‘Dingbat’ apartment building, to small-scale urban elements (public restrooms, street-light posts, etc.) to bolster Los Angeles’ infrastructural needs, as well as a ‘real-world’ competition to create a ‘Liner’ for the Forum’s gallery/lecture* space in Hollywood.

Click on links below for information on each competition.

Civic Innovations, 1994

Dead Malls, 2003

Liner, 2008

Dingbat 2.0, 2010

*Liner is located within WUHO | Woodbury Hollywood located at 6518 Hollywood Boulevard.