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NEW MEMBERSHIP LEVELS STUDENT LEVEL $35 (org. $50) 2 Student Memberships – $50 (org. $100) • One year of free general admission • Biannual printed newsletter • Invitation to Members only gatherings and VIP events INDIVIDUAL LEVEL $60 (org. $100) […]


      Celebrating a successful 2014!

We want to thank everyone for their support and hope you all can join us at our last couple events this year PLUS join us in all the exciting events we have in store for 2015! To celebrate a successful year, we are […]


      A Picture is Worth 500 Words

A Picture is Worth 500 Words 2330 Ripple Street, Los Angeles, CA March 15, 2014, open 6:30pm to 10pm Reading at 7:30pm For one night, a pop-up entitled ‘A Picture is Worth 500 Words’, will feature five architects/artists and six […]

03.10.2014 ||||

      2013 John Chase Fund – Winners

2013 John Chase Memorial Fund The LA Forum is proud to announce that the 2013 John Chase Memorial Fund has been awarded to Andrew Kovacs and Laurel Consuelo Broughton for their proposal Gallery Attachment. A small-sized, freestanding architectural object located […]


  Logo    ForumFest 2013: Honoring Michael Maltzan

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to announce ForumFest 2013!  The festive party and fundraiser celebrates the best and brightest of the Los Angeles architecture community, and this year honors Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of Michael […]

09.08.2013 ||||

      Closing Night: How Small is Too Small & By-Right / By-Design

Featuring a one-night performance from Moveable Piece (theater in unexpected places) Two plays about micro-housing, a wine reception, music and more. Friday, August 2nd, 2013 Doors open at 7pm Showings begin at 7:30pm and 8:45pm   $8 suggested donation   LA […]

07.29.2013 ||||

  game on LA2050_outlines    S(t)imulate LA – My LA2050

Please support the LA Forum’s entry into the Goldhirsh Foundation’s LA2050 Challenge.  The LA Forum in collaboration with 8-80 Cities, The Annenberg Innovation Lab and Esri proposes S(t)imulate LA, which would activate discussion on planning policies through a gaming interface. From the S(t)imulate […]

03.31.2013 |||

  130326_ALLOFTHEGREATONESLEAK_forumcolor_web    LA Forum Newsletter Relaunch Party

After a ten+ year absence, the LA Forum announces the re-launching of the printed LA Forum Newsletter! The premiere issue features articles by Frank Escher and Simon Reynolds, as well as an interview with Radio Iris author Anne-Marie Kinney and […]


  PK-RV    Pecha Kucha #32: Poolside Slam!

  The Los Angeles Forum is teaming up with Rail~Volution to host Poolslide Slam! a Pecha Kucha that focuses on “Building Urban Communities with Transit”. WHAT IS RAIL~VOLUTION?! Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 7-9PM Loews Hollywood Hotel – Pool Deck 1755 […]


  Femmes-Fatales-VI_Flyer    Pecha Kucha: Femmes Fatales VI

Pecha Kucha: Femmes Fatales VI Thursday July 26 | 6:30 – 9:00pm A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles 6032 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036  Announcing LA Forum’s first Femmes Fatales collaboration with A+D Museum and AWA+D! On July 26, the LA […]

07.02.2012 ||||||

  PK_LA-China    Pecha Kucha:LA->China

Los Angeles architecture and urban design firms designing in China
LA Forum Events @ Wuho
6518 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 – 7:00pm – 9:30pm
This event is free and open to the public.

04.26.2012 ||||||||||||||||

  mockbee    Film Screening:Sam Mockbee/Citizen Architect

Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 – 6:00pm Ahmanson Main Space Woodbury University 7500 Glenoaks Blvd. Join the Los Angeles Forum and Woodbury University’s School of Architecture for a film screening […]

10.27.2011 |||

  2011_Sunblock_Bonaventure    Sunblock 2011:BONAVENTURE ADVENTURE!

Sunblock 2011: LA Forum + BROODWORK + Big Parade = BONAVENTURE ADVENTURE ! Please join us for an intergenerational Los Angeles Forum Sunblock series event on Saturday, October 8th, 3:30pm – 5pm. Big Parade’s Dan Koeppel leads a one hour […]

09.26.2011 |||

  2011_PK_FF_073111    Pecha Kucha – Femmes Fatales V

Please join the LA Forum on Wednesday, August 17th, 7pm for our 5th Annual Femmes Fatales Pecha Kucha at the WUHO gallery in Hollywood. PRESENTERS: Aimee Richer: Associate Director Alumni Affairs, SCI-Arc Asuka Hisa: Director of Education, Santa Monica Museum […]

07.31.2011 ||||||||||||||||

  PK28_LTDW    Little Tokyo Design Week X PechaKucha Night

The next Pecha Kucha night on July 16, 2011 @ 8pm will take place as part of Little Tokyo Design Week. Featuring 48 leading contemporary voices with “Future City” as its thematic focus, LTDW PechaKucha Night will be a dynamic, […]

06.28.2011 |

  PK27_flyer    Pecha Kucha #27: BLINK

PechaKucha #27: BLINK Featuring the diversity of graphic design in Los Angeles Hosted by Behance / AIGA LA and the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 7-10pm Doors Open at 7:00 pm, presentations begin at […]


  FF11_Logo-Lite    ForumFest 2011

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to announce the return of ForumFest! Join us at Griffin Enright Architects’ recently completed St. Thomas the Apostle School on April 2, 2011 to celebrate another productive year of […]

02.14.2011 ||

  PK LA Spark Logo    Pecha Kucha #26: SPARK

PechaKucha: SPARK 26 JANUARY 2011 @ 6PM Pecha Kucha: SPARK will include presentations by a diverse group of lighting designers, architects and artists. This evening’s event will introduce attendees to new trends and forgotten discoveries relevant to contemporary lighting design practice. […]

12.18.2010 |||||||||||||

  PK25_MG2    Pecha Kucha #25: Alternative Transportation and the Open City

The LA Forum co-hosts Pecha-Kucha #25: “Alternative Transportation and the Open City” with Rail LA August 20th, 2010 525 S. Flower Street Los Angeles, 90071 Presentation starts at 8:20 pm Event opening starts @ 7:00 pm LA Beyond Cars exhibition […]

08.10.2010 |

  Femme 2010 Poster final    Pecha Kucha: Femmes IV

We welcome you to our fourth annual evening of Pecha Kucha Femmes Fatales featuring the diversity of creative female minds of Los Angeles. July 14, 2010, doors open @ 7pm, presentations begin at 7:30pm drinks and snacks will be served […]

06.29.2010 |

  pk-haiti-logo    Pecha Kucha #19: Global Pecha Kucha Day for Haiti

LA joins the global Pecha-Kucha webcast to support Architecture for Humanity’s Haiti relief work.

02.15.2010 |

  PK_FF-IIIposter    Pecha Kucha #17: Femme Fatales Trois

The LA Forum presents Femme Fatales, Trois, our third annual Pecha Kucha consisting exclusively for female presenters.

06.01.2009 |

  PK_16    Pecha Kucha #16: April 22, 2009

Please join the LA Forum for Pecha Kucha Night at The Mountain Bar
Wednesday, April 22nd
Doors open at 7pm
Presentations begin at 8:20pm


  PK_FF-IIposter    Pecha Kucha #11: Femmes Fatales Deux

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to announce Pecha Kucha event dedicated to the talented women designers in Los Angeles.

04.30.2008 ||

  From left to right: Abigail Cooke, Emma Cooke, and Martha Read: December 16th, 2007 (photo: P Fuentenebro)    Pecha Kucha #9 – Post PK Report

Pecha Kucha is a free and informal event of the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Check out our page on the Worldwide Pecha Kucha Website The 20x20x20 rule: Up to 20 presenters will be able to project 20 […]


  PK_FF-Iposter    Pecha Kucha #5: Femme Fatales

Join the LA Forum for the first edition of a special Pecha Kucha night – FEMME FATALES. For this PK, an all-female cast of designers will present recent projects.

03.08.2007 |

  FF2007_cover    ForumFest 2007, Honoring Koning Eizenberg Architecture

As the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and urban Design celebrates its 20th anniversary it is particularly fitting that we honor Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg this year. From its inception the LA Forum has focused energy and attention on […]

02.13.2007 ||||

  FF4_mayne    ForumFest IV 2006: Honoring Thom Mayne

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to present ForumFest IV, a benefit evening of toasts, roasts and libations to honor Thom Mayne, one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic architects and recipient of the […]

05.01.2006 |

      Pecha Kucha #4: February 28, 2006

pecha kucha night at the mountain, 28 february On Tuesday, February 28, as part of its Nights at the Mountain series at (of course) the Mountain Bar in Chinatown, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is holding […]


      Pecha Kucha #3: November 3, 2005

On November 3, as part of its Nights at the Mountain series at (of course) the Mountain Bar in Chinatown, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design re-launches Pecha Kucha night. Pecha Kucha is a Japanese term that […]


  forumfest2004_1    Forumfest 2004: Honoring Hodgetts+Fung

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to have honored Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung at our 2004 Forumfest held at The Connor Pavilion of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on October 28 from […]

10.29.2004 ||||||||

      Pecha Kucha #2: August 25, 2004

On August 25th, as part of its Nights at the Mountain series at (of course) the Mountain Bar in Chinatown, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban returns for a second installment of Pecha Kucha Night. For those of […]


      Pecha Kucha #1

On June 23rd, as part of its Nights at the Mountain series at (of course) the Mountain Bar in Chinatown, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents its first Pecha Kucha Night. Pecha Kucha is a Japanese […]


  forumfest2003_1    Forumfest 2003: Honoring Aaron Betsky

The Los Angeles Forum is pleased to have honored Aaron Betsky, Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute and founding member of the LA Forum, at a reception held at the stunning new Vitra showroom in Santa Monica on December 11th. […]

12.21.2003 |||

  SE-_1999-HolidayParty(3)    Special Event 1999 – Forum Holiday Mixer

Forum Holiday Mixer 2841 Avenal St. Silverlake At Rick Corsini’s Thursday, December 16, 1999, 7PM Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design P.O. Box 661327 Los Angeles, California 90066

12.16.1999 |

  SE-_1992-ExperimentalArchitectureinLA(1)    Special Event 1992 – Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles

Please join us to celebrate our latest publication, Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles, based on the Forum’s renowned Out There Doing It lecture series and published by Rizzoli at Thomas Solomon’s Garage 928 N. Fairfax Los Angeles, California 90046 Friday, […]

05.22.1992 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

  SE-_1987-LACEParty(1)    Special Event 1987 – LACE Party

THE LOS ANGELES FORUM FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN LIVES A Party Monday, November 23, 1987 7:00 – 9:00 L.A.C.E 1804 Industrial Avenue, Los Angeles Reports on current activites; announcement of coming events; call for ideas, participation and members Refreshments […]


  SE-_1987-IndustrialLandscape(2)    Special Event 1987 – Industrial Landscape

Forum for Architecture and Urban Design 3454 West First Street Los Angeles, California 90004 Oil Refinery Tour Suggestive Space #4 Earth, Wind, Water, Fire “Industrial Landscape” Time: 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 21 Location: UNOCAL Wilmington Refinery 1660 West Anaheim Street […]

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