Please join the LA Forum again on July 28th, 2011 for the second site visit of our 2011 On the Map Series Varying Degrees.  We will be visiting Caltech for a tour of the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology (IST) led by Joseph Coriaty, AIA (Partner-in-Charge, Frederick Fisher and Partners). This new 46,000sf facility which has already received numerous awards and a LEED Gold rating, aims to foster collaboration, academic transparency, research and teaching intrinsic to this new academic discipline.

Working within the historic Caltech campus, FFP used the Modern idiom of steel and colored glass to both honor and advance the campus. Literally thinking outside-the-box, FFP placed custom stairways—simultaneously sculptural and graphic—along east and west façades leading directly to third-floor offices and studios. Green materials and fixtures, photovoltaic and white roof systems, stormwater controls, radiant cooling, operable windows, and individual controls contribute to a sustainable building, whose “innovative design inspires its residents,” according to a Caltech professor. For more information on this project click here .

July 28th, 2011 – 7:00 PM
Annenberg Building
1200 E. California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

Street parking available along perimeter of campus. Please read signs for restrictions. See map below or click on address above for google maps link.

Photography: Fotoworks

Each ON THE MAP site visit and discussion is free for LA Forum members, $10 for general admission, and $5 for students. Membership is available for purchase at each event.

Members please rsvp to
Non-members – to pay for tickets through paypal, click here

On the Map 2011 is sponsored by BLUEPRINT []

Los Angeles Forum 2011 Sponsors and Contributors:
Sponsors:  St. Thomas the Apostle School, Blueprint, Colornet Press, and Woodbury University.

Contributors:  AHBE Landscape Architects, Architects’ Newspaper, Arktura, Boffi, D+ Con Construction, Daly Genik Architects, Fred Fisher and Partners, Gehry Partners, Gensler, Griffin Enright Architects, House & Robertson Architects, Inc., Hinerfeld-Ward, Inc., Ilan Dei Studio, KCRW, Koning Eizenberg, LA AIA, Merry Norris Contemporary Art, Morphosis Architects, Pamela Burton & Company, Taylor & Company, Thornton Tomasetti, Osborn, SCI-Arc, Warren Techentin Architecture, Uprinting and WD Partners.