May 30th, 2011


Upcoming LA Forum Exhibition: 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 will survey six major parks that are currently being designed, that are in construction, or have been completed recently.  The exhibit will foster discussion about the current state of public park space and design within Los Angeles.  LA Forum Events @ WUHO – 6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
June 2 – July 8, 2011
Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, June 2, 2011 – 7-10 pm


A+D inCONVERSATION: The Business of Architecture Panel
Jenn Kennedy talks the business of architecture with Steven Ehrlich, FAIA,Barton Myers, FAIA, Kat Fern, ASID andNancy Horne, architect recruiter The panelists will explore the benefits of working in various sized firms, interviewing techniques, what employers want in today’s market and new ways to apply architecture skills.
Wednesday, June 1st, 6-7pm.

Ilan Dei Summer Evening Talk Series – Panel Discussion: The Rebound of Graphic Designers -Three Mediums and Three Voices
Panel Discussion with Chris Do, April Greiman, and Regina Rubino; Moderated by Frances Anderton of KCRW.  This roundtable discussion offers insight from multiple graphic designers on how they have changed or adjusted their careers to meet the expectation of this industry and its clients while staying relevant, creative, and inspired over the years. Where is graphic design headed from here? Coverage may include what is going on in the graphic design industry and how it connects to other creative processes and mediums from fine art to architecture to product design. Free – register by emailing:
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 – 7pm (now part of Los Angeles Design Festival)
Ilan Dei Studio / 2100 Zeno Place / Venice, CA 90291

The increasingly popular TEDx one-day lecture program comes to the UCLA campus with a wide-ranging assortment of short, lively presentations designed to spark imagination and dreams.  TEDxUCLA 2011 is billed as a collective exploration around “Minding, Mining, Mending, and Mapping.” The event will include UCLA professors, instructors and students, as well as outside experts who will share stories from the arts, humanities, sciences, and technologies. Registration is required; pricing is $65 for the general public, $55 for UCLA alumni and $35 for UCLA students.
Speakers include David Feinberg, UCLA Medical Center CEO, discussing “healing humankind one patient at a time,” Harry Hellenbrand, Cal State Northridge provost, who will talk about learning, Rebeca Mendez,  Design faculty member talking about the Arctic Circle, and many more.
Saturday, June 18, 10am-3pm at UCLA’s Broad Art Center.

Tour LA’s mighty River!
Join us for June/July carpool tours with HiddenLA! Led by Jenny Price.
Everyone in Los Angeles has seen the LA River (Grease! Terminator 2!), and has heard that it’s being revitalized. But who knows where it is, exactly–and what exactly is happening on its banks? We’ll walk and drive along the river, as we talk about its central role in the city’s history and the necessity of the ambitious revitalization to LA’s future.
Bring snacks and water and shoes that can get a little wet.  Dogs welcome.
$25 adults, $20 students/seniors/nonprofits, kid rates. Group and large-family rates available.  Spaces limited, and advance sign-up required.
Sat 6/18– All-Valley, headwaters in Canoga Park to Griffith Park, w/Thai lunch & Cuban sweets 8:30am-4:30pm (w/option to leave midday)
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Sun 6/26– Elysian Valley-Long Beach, w/tacos in Boyle Hts & raspados in Bell
8:30am-4:30pm (w/option to leave midday)
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Sun 7/17– Elysian Valley-Long Beach, w/tacos in Boyle Hts & raspados in Bell
8:30am-4:30pm (w/option to leave midday)
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Celebrate Boffi Showroom’s New Location
Boffi LA has announced a move from its Santa Monica location to West Hollywood. Boffi’s new showroom, envisioned and designed by Piero Lissoni, will include two levels of new and popular product lines, all surrounded by Boffi’s modern interior design concepts.The new Boffi LA showroom is located at 8775 Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Thursday, June 23, 2011 / 6-9pm
RSVP: / 310.869.8597

Dwell on Design
The West Coast’s largest Design Show returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 24-26, 2011. Curated by the editors of Dwell Magazine, the three-day design show will feature over 200 brands on exhibition floor, several special design-forward exhibits, numerous design competitions, Eastside and Westside home tours, and over 80 presentations and panels by design industry thought leaders and influencers.
Friday – Sunday, June 24-26, 2011.


AIA | LA Presents: 2×8 Source
2×8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California.  Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision.  The students’ design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers, who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the successful work.
May 3, 2011 through June 3, 2011
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BROODWORK: It’s About Time
at OTIS College of Art and Design’s Ben Maltz Gallery.
BROODWORK: It’s About Time explores what family life can provide to creative professionals. While having both a family and a productive practice is nothing new, the trend of honoring the synthesis of the two is a current phenomenon. This exhibition is a project of BROODWORK, the multi-year, cross-disciplinary inquiry surrounding the integration of creative practice and family life founded by BROODWORK: It’s About Time curators Iris Anna Regn and Rebecca Niederlander. The curators defined, named and now investigate the practices and output of this previously unspoken vanguard community. For this project, the lens is focused on Time, and presents the themes of Juncture, Momentum, Occasion, Transference, Interval, and Expansion through a wide range of works from the fields of visual art, architecture, design, creative writing, and music within the parameters of 21st century life.  Participants include greg lynn, Michael Rotondi, so-il, Nina Tolstrup and many others.
April 30 – June 11, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2pm-5pm – BROODWORK: Marking Time at the Santa Monica
Saturday, June 4, 11am – Gallery Tour with BROODWORK curators

Born by the River Exhibit, Nuttaphol Ma- Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Associates (LAMAGA) has awarded its 2011 Lorser and Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship Award to multi-disciplinary artist Nuttaphol Ma.  Ma combines references to Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come with a 130 miles performance where Ma set sail with a boat over his head on May Day from Badwater Basin to the trailhead of Mt. Whitney.  The personal odyssey meditates on the ebbs and flows of our existence, the power and the abuse of power subjected upon the powerless, the dreams of leaving, and the dreams of roots.  Ma’s site-specific installation distills the performance to a two-channel video projected onto sewn fabric walls.  Using the dimensions of two blocks from the columns of the gallery space as a unit of measurement, Ma inverts the length horizontally to construct the wall surface made from discarded fabric from his ‘day job.’
Exhibition: May 19 to July 3, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Opening Reception: May 22, 2-5pm, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Artist Conversation: June 18, 2pm, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

Edward Cella Art + Architecture announces a solo exhibition of a trilogy of new    works by contemporary artist and sculptor Brad Miller. Using the elements of clay, wood and fire, Miller creates three interconnected yet discrete bodies of work that suggest the life generating systems found in nature. His installation of branching porcelain sculptures, burned wood panels inscribed with bisymmetric forms, and carved clay vessels evoke the cellular patterns that are the very genesis of life.
April 23 through June 28, 2011

25th Annual Last Remaining Seats.
The Los Angeles Conservancy celebrates a quarter century of presenting classic films and live entertainment in historic theatres. May 25 – June 29; Wednesdays at 8 p.m., plus bonus screenings Sunday, June 26 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Palace Theatre. All screenings in the Broadway Historic Theatre District of downtown Los Angeles. Advance tickets $20 for general public, $16 for L.A. Conservancy members. Tickets on sale March 30 to members, April 13 to general public. (213) 430-4219
May 25, 2011 to June 29, 2011 – Wednesdays starting at 8:00pm

MAK Center Presents Two-Part Exhibtion, 91 92 93,
With the Schindler House as the Backdrop

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House recently premiered the first half of a two-part exhibition, entitled 91 92 93 . The exhibition, presented in January and May, will examine the creation of an aesthetic idiom through key projects of the early 1990s with the migration of artists from New York to Los Angeles. Part one of the exhibition serves as a performative aspect, with the residence of Warren Niesluchowski, longtime assistant to Alanna Heiss of P.S. 1 in New York City. His piece will continue exploring concepts first presented in Simon Leung’s installation Warren Piece (in the 1970s) –which will be shown in part two of the exhibit–as a modern chapter in the enigmatic figure’s life.
Part Two: May 11, 2011 to August 1, 2011

USC School of Architecture Executive Education, Summer 2011
The XED program offers sessions in Marketing, Sustainability, BIM Analytics, Landscape Urbanism, Real Estate, Seismic Design, Parametrics, Architecture, and 20 other topics. Taught by experts in the field and targeted toward evolving trends and new knowledge, sessions are designed to be intellectually challenging and socially stimulating.
30+ sessions 50+ leaders 100+ speakers.
Program runs from May 19 – August 5


An Architectural exhibition exploring the 4D possibilities of architecture
at SUPERFRONT Located in the  Pacific Design Center.
Curated by Martin Roy Mervel and Ralph Spencer Steenblik.
Including: Craig Hodgetts, Syd Mead, Carlos Barbosa, Marcos Novak, Tim Durfee, Orhan Ayuce, F. Myles Sciotto, Roberto Prodo, Christopher Aykanian, Jay Vanos, Robin Nanney, Henrey Dominquez and Michael Fox
Opens May 26th – August 31st, 2011

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.