Delirious LA Calendar
February 14th, 2012

LA Forum Events

Patterns Book, Launch+Discussion: Embedded
The LA Forum will host a Book Launch and panel discussion with Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich of architectural practice PATTERNS at the Vitra Showroom in Culver City.  EMBEDDED documents the work and research of PATTERNS, the award-winning practice founded in Los Angeles in 1999, and includes essays by Spina and Huljich, Todd Gannon, and Marcelyn Gow.
Vitra Showroom, Helms Building
8753 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 – 6-9pm

Upcoming Los Angeles Area Events

Lecture by Sarah Whiting, USC

Thinking Big

Sarah Whiting possesses an indefatigable curiosity about how individuals constitute a public and, more specifically, through what forms(architecture and urbanism) that public manifests itself and is, in turn, formed. Her teaching, writing, and practice focus on the politics and architectures of this public realm.

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 – 6pm


Lecture by Juan Herreros, SCI-Arc

Dialogue Architecture

Juan Herreros is a PhD Architect, Chair Professor and Director of the Thesis Program at the Madrid School of Architecture, as well as a Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He has previously taught at EPFL, Lausanne, Architectural Association, London, Princeton, and ITT in Chicago.

W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

February 15th, 2012 – 7pm


High Performance Buildings- Concept to Reality, AIA|LA COTE

High Performance Buildings (HPB) have been defined as Buildings that integrate and optimize high performance attributes including resource conservation, durability, productivity, functionality and operation. The panel will provide presentations, case studies and discussion to take a 360-degree view of the implementation of High Performance Building Design. Registration Required.

12777 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066, USA

February 15th, 2012  – 6pm – 8pm


More Planning, Less Reacting :: A Plan for a Comprehensive Zoning Code Revision, AIA|LA UDC

The City of Los Angeles – Department of City Planning is in the process of embarking on one of its biggest initiatives to date: a comprehensive revision to the City’s Zoning Code. As part of their efforts to build awareness and support, staff has prepared a presentation highlighting the need for a new Code, and some early concepts for discussion purposes.

3780 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA

February 15th, 2012 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Common Places: Printing, Embroidery, and the Art of Global Mapping

Common Places features three objects from LACMA’s permanent collection which transform printed works on paper into one-of-a-kind embroideries: a seventeenth-century valance, a cigarette silks quilt, and Alighiero Boetti’s Mappa. The resulting textiles articulate contemporary aspects of global phenomena and suggest that far from being a recent development, globalization has deep historical roots that extended into the home and everyday life.

Ahmanson Building, Level 2, LACMA

Wednesday, February 18th, 2012 – May 13th, 2012


Lecture by Marcel Sanchez-Prieto, Woodbury University

Marcel Sanchez co-founded CRO Studio with Adriana Cuellar in 2007. The collaborative research practice focuses on urban and architectural design, with projects ranging from private institutions, housing developments to urban renewals and cultural centers.

Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 – 6:30 pm


A book launch for (FC) Two Cabins by JB

A publication on the recent work of filmmaker James Benning

The book includes photography by Benning, essays by Ault, Benning, and Dick Hebdige, and extracts from both Thoreau’s and Kaczynski’s writings.

MAK Center at the Schindler House

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – 6:30-8:30pm / Conversation at 7pm sharp


Lecture by Peter Trummer, SCI-Arc

The Aggregated Figure and Its Unfolding Ground

Peter Trummer is Professor and Head of the Institute for Urban Design & Spatial Planning at the University of Innsbruck. He was Head of the Associative Design Program at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam from 2004 to 2010. Trummer practiced architecture with UN Studio before establishing his own firm in 2001.

W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

February 22, 2012 – 7pm


New Narratives for “Living in a Modern Way”: California Design at Mid-Century

Chaired by Wendy Kaplan and Bobbye Tigerman, co-curators of the current LACMA exhibition California Design 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way,” this two-day symposium features internationally renowned scholars who will examine the exhibition’s themes by presenting detailed case studies and new narratives.

Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

February 24–25th, 2012


Palm Springs Modernism Week’s Elrod House Tours

The world famous Elrod House opens its doors to the public for 5 intimate tours during Modernism Week.  Commissioned by interior designer Arthur Elrod in 1968, the house is featured in numerous books, magazines, museum exhibitions, and appeared in the classic 1971 James Bond movie, Diamonds Are Forever.

Friday, February 24 – 2 tours available

Saturday, February 25 – 2 tours available

Sunday, February 26


Reflections of Mid-Century Modernism

The USC Architectural Guild invites you to a weekend experience of Reflections of Mid-Century Modernism. We welcome you to share in a truly unique weekend hosted by Dean Qingyun Ma, fully exploring, investigating, and celebrating Sunnylands, A.Q. Jones, architecture, and the value of historic preservation.

Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs

Tuesday, February 24-26th, 2012


Lecture by Ricardo de Ostos, SCI-Arc

Ectoplasmatic Manifestations

NaJa & deOstos is a London based architectural studio exploring symbiotic relations between emerging cultural patterns and architectural narratives.

W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

February 29th, 2012 – 7pm


Modernist Exhibitions- Perspectives/The White City

Photographs by Carol Bishop and Susan Horowitz examines the Modernist legacy of the architecture of Tel Aviv’s White City. They excavate the spirit of the original vision of the architecture while revealing issues about the current look and meaning of the White City.

Hennessy + Ingalls

Feb. 1 – April 21, 2012

Reception:  Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 – 3-5 pm


Lecture by Peter Eisenman, SCI-Arc

Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator whose award-winning large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and series of inventive private houses attest to a career of excellence in design.

W. M Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

Monday, March 5th, 2011 – 7pm


Lecture by Jeffrey Kipnis, SCI-Arc

Who is Moss?

Architectural theorist Jeffrey Kipnis, professor of architectural design and theory at the Ohio State Knowlton School of Architecture, has been working on a close reading of SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss’ work with his students at OSU and will present their conclusions to the SCI-Arc community.

W. M Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

Tuesday, March 6th 2011 – 7pm


Lecture by Dr. David Jason Gerber, USC

Dr. David Jason Gerber is an Assistant Professor at the USC School of Architecture. He concurrently works as an executive at Gehry Technologies Inc., a leading Building Information Modeling consultancy and technology company.

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, USC

March 7th, 2012 – 6pm


Lecture by Phillippe Rahm, SCI-Arc

Meteorological Architecture

Philippe Rahm is an architect based in Paris. In 2008, he was one of twenty architects invited by Aaron Betsky to the Venice Architecture Biennale, and in 2009 Editions Archibooks published his book, “Architecture Météorologique.”

W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

March 7th, 2012 – 7pm


Buy it Now/Celebrate 2012 Auction, A+D Museum

Buy it Now- A special preview of wearable pieces available now! Featured designers: Richard Meier, Elsa Mora and Marmol Radziner.

Celebrate 2012 is a salon style runway event and live auction of wearable art created by noted architects, designers and artists including John Baldessari for Gelila Couture, Trina Turk, Wolfgang Puck, la Eyeworks and many more.

Buy it now- Bidding closes January 31st, 2012

Celebrate 2012- March 10th, 2012 – 7pm – 11pm


Aquifer: Exhibition V, Woodbury University

Wedge Gallery, Woodbury Architecture School, Burbank, CA

March 13th-28th, 2012


Lecture by Thom Mayne, SCI-Arc

What’s Next?

Thom Mayne founded Morphosis in 1972 as an interdisciplinary and collective practice involved in experimental design and research.  He is a founding faculty member of SCI-Arc and Distinguished Professor at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design.

W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

March 14, 2012 – 7pm


The Los Angeles Conservancy presents Millard Sheets: A Legacy of Art and Architecture

Part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1940 – 1980

The Los Angeles Conservancy will offer a special, one-time-only tour showcasing the art and architecture of Millard Sheets in the Claremont and Pomona area.  This special tour will explore Sheets’ indelible mark on the postwar Southern California landscape.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012 – 11:30am – 4pm


Lecture by Achim Menges, USC

Material (In)formation:  Computing Material Gestalt

Professor Achim Menges is an architect and professor at Stuttgart University where he is the founding director of Institute for Computational Design. Currently he also is Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall

Wednesday, March 21st, 2011 – 6pm


Lecture by Anthony Vidler, SCI-Arc

James Frazier Stirling: Notes from the Archive – Crisis of Modernism

Anthony Vidler, a historian and critic of architecture, is Dean and Professor of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.  Trained in architecture at Cambridge University in England, with a PhD in history and theory from TU Delft, he was a member of the faculty of the Princeton University School of Architecture.

W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

March 21st, 2012 – 7pm


Drylands Design Exhibition Opening, Woodbury University

Arid Lands Institute

Architecture + Design Museum, Los Angeles

Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 6-9pm


Lecture by Nicholas de Monchaux, SCI-Arc

Fashioning Apollo

Nicholas de Monchaux is an architect who works at the urban intersection of nature and technology. He is author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press, 2011), an architectural history of the Apollo 11 Extra-vehicular garment. He received his B.Arch with distinction from Yale, and his M.Arch from Princeton.

W. M. Keck Lecture Hall, SCI-Arc

March 28th, 2012 – 7pm


Exhibit by Pedro E. Guerrero, WUHO

A Retrospective

A Retrospective presents a rare opportunity to see Guerrero’s seminal contribution to architectural photography, ranging from portraits of architects, commercial work for House & Garden Magazine, and photographs of buildings throughout the United States.

WUHO, 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Opening: April 7th, 2012 – 7pm to 10pm (artist in conversation 6pm to 7pm)

Exhibition: April 7th through April 25th, 2012


Lecture by Jeanne Gang, Woodbury University

Visionary architect and 2011 MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is the founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, a rising international practice based in Chicago whose work confronts pressing contemporary issues. Driven by curiosity, intelligence, and radical creativity, Jeanne has produced some of today’s most innovative and award-winning architecture.

Fletcher Jones Auditorium, Woodbury University

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 – 6:30pm


9th Annual AltBuild Expo & Conference, City of Santa Monica

Guidance on Rebates, Design, Codes & Products for Pros, Consumers

Considered the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California, serving top industry professionals—architects, builders, contractors, engineers, landscapers—and exhibitors, as well as a large consumer audience.

1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

May 11-12, 2012


Ongoing Los Angeles Area Events

Exhibit by Keith KrumwiedeWUHO


Freedomland is the latest in a long line of visionary plans for American living. It is an experiment in reconciling the seemingly incompatible needs and desires that define our current economic, environmental, and, most importantly, political climate.

WUHO Gallery

Opening: Saturday, February 4th, 2012 – 6pm

Exhibit: February 4th-19th


Under the Big Black Sun

California Art 1974-1982

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-81 constitutes the most comprehensive survey exhibition to date to examine the exceptional fertility and diversity of art practice in California between 1974 and 1980, a unique period in American history when the political and social roles of artists, the authority of institutions, and the “objecthood” of art were all being questioned.


October 1st, 2011- February 13th, 2012


Initial Points: Anchors of America’s Grid

This new exhibit looks at the historic surveying infrastructure of the USA, and how literal monuments of place have evolved into expressive cornerstones of space.

CLUI Los Angeles, 9331 Venice Blvd., Culver City

Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 2012- 7pm – 9pm

Event: Saturday, January 28, 2012 – 12 noon Jesse Vogler and Louis Schalk from the Institute of Marking and Measuring will lead a field session and surveying workshop in association with the exhibit.


Exhibition by Ramiro Diaz-Granados, Amorphis, SCI-Arc

Go Figure

Seeking to shift the role of the figure from a metaphorical device to a subliminal one, Go Figure promotes simultaneity in the evolution of the delineated figure by distributing cartoon and visceral features across a three-dimensional, spline based form.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 13th, 2011- 7pm

Friday, February 10th, 2011 7-9pm: Exhibition Discussion with Ramiro Diaz-Granados and SCI-Arc

January 13th – February 26th, 2012


Women Hold up Half the Sky

LAYER is pleased to announce the opening of its installation “Cloud” at the Skirball Cultural Center. The exhibit addresses gender equity and is based on the book Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. “Cloud” is suspended over the gallery as a tangible representation of the power of individuals coming together to effect change.

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

October 27, 2011-March 11, 2012


Death and Life of an Object

Edward Cella Art + Architecture presents Death and Life of an Object, a three person exhibition featuring sculptures and installations by Lynn Aldrich, Laurie Frick and Tim Hawkinson. The transformation of everyday objects and materials into artworks has been a pursuit of all three artists in this exhibition. This program is free and open to the public.

Edward Cella Art + Architecture

6018 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 – 6pm to 8pm

February 11th, 2012 – March 31st, 2012


California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way”

This exhibition is the first major study of California midcentury modern design. With more than 350 objects-furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fashion and textiles, and industrial and graphic design-the exhibition examines the state’s role in shaping the material culture of the entire country.

Resnick Pavilion LACMA

October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012