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LA Forum Events @ WUHO*
Exhibition Opening:  June 2, 2011 – 7-10pm
June 2 – July 8, 2011
Gallery Hours:  Fridays – Sundays, 12pm-4pm

*Woodbury University Hollywood
6518 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

New Park Design in Los Angeles

Within the past five years many important parks have been designed for a wide variety of areas within the Los Angeles Basin. Yet there has been little discussion about these parks: what they look like, how they function, and how they relate to contemporary Los Angeles. This exhibition surveys six major parks that are currently being designed, that are in construction, or have been completed recently.  The hope of this exhibition and planned symposium is to open up a dialogue among the Los Angeles design community and discuss the work critically. Highlighted projects will include:

Orange County Great Park
by Ken Smith Workshop
Santa Monica Civic Center Parks
by James Corner Field Operations
Grand Avenue Civic Park
by Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Park 101 District
by AECOM Design Planning and Economics
Vista Hermosa Natural Park/Piggyback Yard
by Mia Lehrer and Associates
Los Angeles State Historic Park
by Hargreaves Associates

The exhibit will foster discussion about the current state of public park space and design within the city. How does park design differ in Los Angeles than in other cities that enjoy more critical discourse on the subject? What does it mean to build a public park in this time, in this economy, in this part of the world? How are social and cultural issues being brought into the park design process, and how are they manifest?

Orange County Great Park by Ken Smith Workshop

Santa Monica Civic Center Parks by James Corner Field Operations

Grand Avenue Civic Park by Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Park 101 District by AECOM Design Planning and Economics

Vista Hermosa Natural Park/Piggyback Yard by Mia Lehrer and Associates

Los Angeles State Historic Park by Hargreaves Associates

*WUHO | Woodbury Hollywood
6518 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

WUHO is located between Metro Redline stops: Hollywood & Vine and Hollywood & Highland. Street parking available, parking lot in the rear of the building.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


SPONSORS:

ECO Works Landscape Construction
Old Town Fiberglass
Stepstone Incorporated
louis poulson TARGETTI
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
Woodbury University School of Architecture

CONTRIBUTORS:

FORM magazine
ARC / Blair / Ford / Reliable Graphics
Decorative Stone Solutions
Pamela Burton & Company Landscape Architects
Frederick Fisher and Partners, Architects
Royal Landscape Construction
HLTB Horton Lees Brogden Lighting
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners
ValleyCrest Landscape Development
Baron Brothers Nursery
Chaparral Incorporated / Landscape Forms
recreation republic
El Nativo Growers, Inc.
Monrovia