Association of Women in Architecture & Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design


All lectures are at 8PM at the Schindler House, 835 N. Kings Road.
Admission is free for Forum members, $7 for nonmembers.
For information call (213) 852-7145.

Monday, September 13

Sigrid Miller Pollin
Miller Pollin is an Associate Professor of Architecture at California Polytechnic University Pomona where she teaches graduate design studios in housing.  Her current work includes a commuter rail station in western Riverside and the renovation of a turn-of-the-century office building.

Julie Oakes
Making the jump from art history to the practice of architecture without the benefit of formal education, Oakes is a licensed architect who seven years ago formed Oakes & Associates.  She is a Planning Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica and will run for City Council.  She has designed a number of buildings on the Third St. Promenade, including the Midnight Special bookstore.

Discussion Moderator: Sylvia Lavin
Lavin is an Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory at UCLA and the author of Quatremere de Quince and the Invention of a Modern Language of Architecture.

Monday, September 13

Lise Matthews
Matthews through her firm Lise Matthews and Associates has worked on a broad range of significant residential projects, some for celebrity owners.  Her commercial projects include an automobile showroom and an artist-in-residence project in Venice.  Matthews designed “home planning kits” for Stanley Tools which were a top seller in MOMA’s 1988 Christmas catalog.

Ajax Daniels
Daniels worked for Mark Mack and for James Turrell on the Roden Crater Project before starting her own firm, Ajax Associates Design specializing in residential design which uses vernacular materials in California rural and contemporary style. The Grau store on Melrose is one of her commercial projects.  Daniels has worked on films, videos, and theme rides for Universal Studios.

Discussion Moderator: Dana Cuff
Cuff is a Professor of Architecture and Social Theory at University of California San Diego and author of Architecture: The Story of Practice.

Monday, September 27

Michaele Pride-Wells
Pride-Wells is the sole principal of “re: Architecture” a firm specializing in residential and child care projects.  She is co-founder of the Design Professionals’ Coalition, is a community planning consultant for the Crenshaw District and teaches at Woodbury University.  Recent projects include affordable housing for Dunbar Economic Development Corp. in South Central.

Discussion Moderator: Margaret Crawford
Crawford is Chair of the History and Theory of Architecture Program at SCI-Arc.  She is co-editor of The Car and the City and author of “Can Architects be Socially Responsible?” in Out of Site.

Monday, October 4

Rebecca Binder
Rebecca L. Binder, FAIA has completed a number of major projects throughout Southern California, for clients including UC Irvine, UC Sand Diego, Pierce College, the City of Pasadena, the LA Department of Recreation and Parks, and LAX.  She serves on many national committees and boards, and taught at SCI-Arc for ten years.

Annie Chu
Chu worked with Tod Williams and Billie Tsien on projects including the Whitney Museum’s Downtown Branch, and received an NEA grant for an Art-on-the-Beach installation for Creative Time.  Chu was an Associate with Franklin D. Israel Associates before forming a partnership with Israel and Barbara Callas, whose recent work includes a Fine Arts building for UC Riverside.  Chu has taught at UCLA and SCI-Arc.

Discussion Moderator: Diane Ghirardo
Ghirardo is Associate Professor of Architectural History at USC, author of Building Communities, and editor of Out of Site: A Social Criticism of Architecture.