DELIRIOUS LA Calendar August 19, 2010


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
Presentation starts at 8:20 pm
Event opening starts @ 7:00 pm
525 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, 90071
LA Beyond Cars exhibition in the space is open from 10 am through the Pecha-Kucha event.

Exhibition Opening – Saturday Night:
Connection Points: Konrad Wachsmann Reconsidered
Analytical Drawings and Models by John Enright

Exhibition Opening: August 21, 2010, 6-9pm
August 21st – September 25th, 2010
LA Forum Events @ WUHO*

On the Map: HABITATION – Final Event
Step up on 5th by Pugh+ Scarpa Architects
Talk/Tour lead by: Gywnne Pugh
Step Up on Fifth features 46 studio apartments for homeless and mentally disabled residents. Focusing on recovery, this project elevates the social and communal aspects of the complex, and incorporates sustainable features.  This project won the 2010 National AIA Institute Award in Architecture, 2010 AIA Housing Awards – Specialized Housing.
Wednesday, August 25th, 7pm
1548 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA

*WUHO / Woodbury Hollywood – 6518 HOLLYWOOD BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA 90028


John Leighton Chase, 1953-2010
The Los Angeles Forum is saddened to hear the news that author and Urban Designer John Leighton Chase passed away on August 13th, 2010. John was a fixture in the Los Angeles design community for decades, and our organization is indebted to his vast contributions, both as a former board member and for his continuous support. We offer our condolences to his friends and family.

More information can be found on our website here, including details on a tribute to John scheduled for next Tuesday, August 24th.

Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition
The Southern California Institute of Architecture and The Architect’s Newspaper launched the Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition. The competition asks all interested parties to create an innovative urban vision for Los Angeles’ Cleantech Corridor, a several-mile-long development zone on the eastern edge of downtown LA. The competition, which offers more than $11,000 in prize money, is presented with the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles and the CRA/LA, which established the Cleantech Corridor. It asks entrants to move beyond industrial uses – creating an integrated economic, residential, clean energy, and cultural engine for the city through architectural and urban strategies.
Competition/Registration Deadline: September 30th
Winners announced & Symposium at Sci-Arc: October 9th


Detroit, Dallas, & Despotism: A 3D View of Sustainability
By: Eric Corey Freed, LEED AP, Hon. FIGP, Principal of Organic Architect
After all of this talk in the past decade about the need for green buildings, the question is no longer WHY we need to go green, the question is HOW. American cities are confronting serious issues and are they are in dire need of tangible, deployable & affordable solutions. This talk explores the lost city of Detroit by analyzing its decline from the once great “American Dream City” and mapping out a plan for transforming it into an urban oasis of sustainability.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Registration: 6:00 pm
Meeting: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: DLR Group WWCOT
3130 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Street parking available north of Wilshire Blvd.
RSVP required. RSVP to: or call 310.857.5376

39-A +The Image of the City + A Necessary Ruin
The A+D Museum presents onSCREEN 2010, opening with a screening of three films by landscape architect and filmmaker Evan Mather.
Based on the engineering principles of the visionary design scientist and philosopher Buckminster Fuller, this geodesic dome was, at 384 feet in diameter, the first large scale example of this building type. A Necessary Ruin relates the powerful, compelling narrative of the dome’s history via interviews with architects, engineers, preservationists, media, and artists
Friday, August 20, 2010

6032 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Salas Brothers in Concert – Sponsored by the LA Conservancy
Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park (Levitt LA)is a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to revive the historic band shell in MacArthur Park and present fifty summer concerts annually.  Admission to the concert is free, the after party event is $25, and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends of Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park. The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts is located in the northwest corner of MacArthur Park, across from the Park Plaza Hotel.
Pre-concert: 6:45 pm: conversation with the artists
Brothers Rudy and Steve Salas will reunite with Tony Valdez for an on-stage conversation..
Concert: 7:30 pm: Founders of East LA band Tierra will be rocking our stage with their classic sound that shaped a generation.
Post-concert after-party: 9 p.m: Following the concert, Levitt LA will thank its donors and friends at an after-party at the historic La Fonda restaurant at 2501 Wilshire Boulevard, a 1926 landmark designed by the renowned firm of Morgan, Walls, and Clements.
Saturday, August 20th
W. 6th Street at S. Park View St., Los Angeles.


2010 AIA|LA ARE 4.0 Seminar Series – Upcoming 2010 Fall Classes
Saturday August 28
Schematic Design w/ Dean Vlahos, FAIA
Saturday September 11
California Supplemental Exam (CSE) w/ Christos Chrysiliou, AIA
Saturday October 16
Building Systems: Mechanical w/ Richard Holzer
9am – 5pm
Saturday October 23
Building Systems: Electrical w/ Russ Givens
Saturday November 6 & 13
Building Design & Construction Systems w/ Dean Vlahos, FAIA

Deborah Aschheim: Nostalgia for the Future
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 6 to 8 pm
September 11 through October 23, 2010

Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Quinton Bemiller: Kusama Trees

Opening Reception, Sunday, September 12, 2-5pm
September 12 – October 10, 2010
1702 Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103

BIANCA KOLONUSZ-PARTEE: Available Spaces at Project_210
Semi-abstracted images of ports, in this case, those of New York and Los Angeles, raise questions about globalization and the shipping industry while presenting a highly personal approach to the landscape genre.
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 12, 2010 | 4p-7p
Exhibition Dates: September 12 – October 2, 2010
Hours: Fri/Sat/Sun 12p – 5p & By Appointment
Artist Talk/Closing Reception: Saturday, October 2, 2010 | 3p-5p
2888 East Walnut Street, Studio 10
Pasadena, CA 91107-3703

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
Screening #2: Sunday, September 19 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Art Theatre
2025 East 4th Street
Long Beach, CA

Q&A with Director Eric Bricker to follow screening.
Tickets: $15 general admission | $7 students
To purchase tickets, go to:

2010 AIA Los Angeles 2010 Fall Home Tour Series
The American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles invites you to join us for our Home Tour series, featuring beautiful houses by Los Angeles’s leading architects. You can see the homes, talk to the architects, and discover new designs for living.
Sunday September 19
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM- Fall Tour #1 – The Hills: East to West
Sunday October 17
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Fall Tour #2 –  Off Sunset: Brentwood to Palisades

home sweet home
The Skirball Cultural Center presents the U.S. premiere of home sweet home, an interactive gallery-based performance installation conceived and facilitated by the British theater company, Subject to_change.
September 24 – October 3, 2010
Tuesday-Friday 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.

A symposium and exhibition
In celebration of Julius Shulman’s 100th birthday
The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University presents
Woodbury University – Fletcher Jones Auditorium
$15 prepay or at door (seating is limited)
Two provocative panels moderated by architect Neil Denari and historian Kazys Varnelis featuring architects and photographers in conversation. Emceed by Frances Anderton, host of DnA on KCRW.Distinguished panels include:
Iwan Baan, Livia Corona, Sze Tsung Leong, Uta Barth, Frank Escher, Sharon Johnston, Linda Taalman,
Woodbury University – Ahmanson
Curated by Audrey Landreth, exhibition design by Victor Jones
An exhibition of 10 photographers whose work illuminates a range of explorations into documenting the experience of space. . IMAGE.ARCHITECTURE.NOW showcases distinct artistic visions from the grand and glorious to the poignant and devastating. Participating artists include:
Catherine Opie, James Welling, Julius Shulman, Iwan Baan · Uta Barth · Livia Corona, Jason Schmidt, Chris Mottalini, David Leventi, Victoria Sambunaris, Sze Tsung Leong
Saturday, October 9, 2010
7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-7846


COME IN!: A Spatial Intervention- A+D Museum
runs through August 30

6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323.932.9393

Department of Cultural Affairs -2010 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: August 12 – October 3, Municipal Art Gallery
Exhibition Opening Reception: August 15, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: August 15, 3:00 p.m.
201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

LA Beyond Cars
An exhibition being presented by railLA (
A curated selection of 106 projects from around the world including work from: MVRDV, Topotek1, Fosters and Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Morphosis, and Eric Owen Moss Architects.  Several additional key projects include Park 101 (AECOM) and The Piggy Back Yard (Parsons Brinkerhoff, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Chee Salette Architecture Office, and Perkins + Will).
July 29 – Aug 28, 10 am – 7 pm daily.
At the Jewel Box in the Financial District
525 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, 90071

Atelier Hitoshi Abe: len-tic-u-lar-is

len-tic-u-lar-is, a new exhibition by Los Angeles and Sendai-based architecture firm Atelier Hitoshi Abe (AHA), runs from July 30 – September 12, 2010.
SCI-Arc Gallery
255 South Santa Fe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4158
(213) 625-1318

The Artless Drawing | Neil Denari |Ace Gallery
Exhibition extended through August 28, 2010
The Artless Drawing is an exhibition on the exquisitely detailed, proto-digital work of architect Neil Denari. It is organized by Sylvia Lavin and Hi-C, a UCLA Architecture and Urban Design student group.
Ace Gallery Los Angeles
5514 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

California Design Biennial: Action/Reaction
Pasadena, CA – The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is proud to present the fourth California Design Biennial, Action/Reaction, an exhibition that highlights the most significant and innovative designs being created in California.
July 18, 2010 – October 31, 2010
490 E Union street
Pasadena CA, 91101

Summer 2010 Group Show
Offramp Gallery is pleased to announce its Summer 2010 Group Show, with works by: Quinton Bemiller, Marilyn Cvitanic, Chuck Feesago, Mark Steven Greenfield, Stanton Hunter, Myron Kaufman, Nicholette Kominos, Carlo Marcucci, Kristan Marvell, Susan Sironi and Erika Suderburg
July 11 – August 22, 2010
1702 Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103


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