Delirious LA Calendar November 1, 2010


Taking the Long View: Design and the Nonprofit
Most of today’s positive design solutions focus on green design. Although issues such as efficiency and sustainability are critical, one can’t ignore equally pressing issues like humanitarian aid, education and healthcare. Often overlooked, nonprofit groups tend to take on the burden in areas where government agencies fail. This event will feature presentations by landscape architect Lily Jencks from Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity-two international nonprofit organizations that use design in exceptional, and human, ways.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 : 7:00pm

IDP Path to Licensure + Barton Myers Studio Tour
6:30 – 7:00 Check In & Networking (refreshments sponsored by AIA|LA)
7:00 – 7:30 Studio Tour & Presentation by John Wyka, AIA, Barton Myers Associates
7:30 – 8:30 IDP Path to Licensure presentation by Audrey Aronoff, Assoc. AIA, State of California IDP Coordinator
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – 6:30 – 8:30 PM

The lecture WALK by Brendan MacFarlane, Principal, Jakob + MacFarlane, Paris, France will begin at 7pm in the W. M. Keck Lecture Hall. A reception for the exhibition ABOUT will follow in the Library Gallery.  The exhibition will feature drawings, renderings, and photographs of two projects currently under construction in France: the Orange Box in Lyon, and the FRAC Centre (Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain) in Orléans.
November 3 – December 12, 2010
LECTURE AND RECEPTION – Wednesday, November 3, 2010 – 7pm


VECTORFIELDS |Scott Uriu and Herwig Baumgartner
Exhibition Opening and Book Release Party
Recent work by BplusU (Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu). The installation reconstructs the lively studio space of BplusU with all its artifacts, materials, and mockups into the WUHo gallery. It will create an intimate insight into the design process that includes studies of formal and digital transformation of sound wave patterns into building structures, representation of the digital design and fabrication processes, and utilization of Vectorfields in the design process of BplusU.
WUHo (Woodbury Hollywood): 6518 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028
November 4 through November 27
Exhibition Hours: Thursdays through Sundays 1-6pm
Opening Night: Thursday, November 4, 2010 – 7-10pm


Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA, Retrospective Exhibition
A retrospective exhibition honoring Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA, founder and president of the A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles, and the work of Kanner Architects will be held at the A+D Museum beginning November 4th through January 16, 2011.  A native Angeleno, Kanner is widely credited for helping to redefine Southern California modernism with his exuberant architectural style. His firm completed more than 150 projects under his direction, but his influence went beyond the built environment. He was an AIA Los Angeles president, a member of the Westwood Design Review Board and a co-founder of the A+D Museum.
November 4, 2010, from 7-10pm. – Continuing to Jan 16, 2011

HAMMER Lecture Exhibition Walkthrough: Mark Manders with Jeffrey Kipnis
Join us as Jeffrey Kipnis leads a walkthrough of and interprets the exhibit, Mark Manders: Documented Assignments and Parrallel Occurrances.  For more than two decades Jeffrey Kipnis’s work has shaped the thinking, imagination and creative work of architects and critics. From seminal studies of the work of such key practitioners as Philip Johnson, Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas and Daniel Libeskind, to theoretical reflections on the intellectual, cultural and political role of contemporary architecture in such essays as Toward a New Architecture, Twisting the Separatrix and Political Space I, to his award-winning film on the work of Frank Gehry, to exhibitions on architectural drawing and design, Kipnis has brought a restless, generous and provocative originality to bear on the issues that have defined contemporary architecture.
November 4, 2010 – 7:00pm

SCI-Arc Event: Brendan MacFarlane Induction Alumnus and Scholarship Funds Event

Annual SCI-Arc alumni and friends party honoring alumnus Brendan MacFarlane and raising scholarship funds for architecture students at SCI-Arc.
November 5th, 2010, 7pm
Tickets: $100.00


AIA|LA and Architect/Artist Christopher Mercier are excited to announce a gallery showing of his most recent painting’s entitled ‘Color Space Form’ from 11/5 – 1/1 with an exhibit opening reception on Fri 11/5 from 6-9 PM.
November 5, 2010 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Patterns for A Movement: The Arts & Crafts in England and Scotland

Gamble House Curator Anne Mallek Offers Lecture Nov. 6, 2010
As Part of The Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series
With its beginnings in Great Britain, the Arts & Crafts Movement was inspired by the idea that objects and architecture could be imbued with a moral as a functional purpose. The patterns and patterns makers who transformed the art form, and who paved the way for successors in America, will get a close examination at an upcoming discussion that kicks off this year’s Friends of the Gamble House lecture series.  “Patterns for a Movement: The Arts & Crafts in England and Scotland” is the topic by current Gamble House curator Anne Mallek, set to take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at the Ahmanson Auditorium, Art Center College of Design, 1700 Lida Vista in Pasadena. The lecture is free to Friends of the Gamble House (FOGH) members and $12 to the general public.
November 6, 2010 – 4 p.m.

William Eggleston: Seen and Unseen
Join independent curator and photographic historian, Carole Thompson for an overview of William Eggleston: American Photographer as she presents her personal and unique insights into the work and life of photographer William Eggleston.
Saturday, November 6, 2010- 4:00 PM

Rotondi and Thaye will discuss the design and construction of a 3-D mandala structure, reaching 90 feet at completion, which aspires to  preserve and sustain sacred Tibetan artistic and architectural traditions within the rigorous design demands of Western building codes. The conversation will be introduced by singer, songwriter k.d. lang, who is deeply involved with Ari Bhod, an organization that works to preserve and transmit the legacy of the ancient Tibetan Nyingma tradition.
Sunday, November 7 – 1:00pm

L.A. Conservancy Presents “Strolling on 7th Street: Downtown’s Historic Thoroughfare”

The Los Angeles Conservancy will hold a one-time-only tour exploring the rich history and architectural gems of downtown L.A.’s Seventh Street. The main shopping destination for Angelenos for half a century, the area is the latest frontier in downtown’s revitalization, with loft-style residential conversions, fine restaurants, and great nightlife.  Spanning from Figueroa to Los Angeles Streets, the event is “open-house” style. Guests can stroll down Seventh at their own pace, stopping at eight sites for guided tours.
Sunday, November 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$30 ($25 for Conservancy members, $10 for kids 12 and under)

Designing a Solid Foundation in Construction Administration
Legal Trends Seminar Series by the Association for Women in Architecture – Los Angeles
The Construction Administration phase presents a variety of challenges for design professional on big and small projects alike.  Come learn about new developments in the law and gain a few tips to help shape your role on the site.  Presented by Christie Bodnar Swiss, Esq. and Erin R. Dunkerly, Esq.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 pm
Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP
1100 El Centro Street, South Pasadena
RSVP by November 2 to Pamela Kassoff 626-243-1100,

LECTURE: On The Beaten Track by Lucy Lippard
Lippard has published 20 books on feminism, art, politics and place and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations. In her lecture, “Farther Afield,”she will speak on landscape, history, place-making and tourism from an interdisciplinary perspective.
November 10th, 2010 – 7pm to 9pm

LECTURE: SUBCULTURE, The Meaning of Style by Dick Hebdige
The lecture is in partnership with Santa Monica College Dept of Art, sponsored by SMC Associates. His talk scans contemporary art and media culture to see how far ideas about and attitudes toward youth and youth culture, consumerism, embodiment and bonding, the power of perversion, the politics of insubordination, friendship, sex and love have changed in the three decades since punk first exploded on the scene.
November 11th, 2010- 7pm to 9pm

Green Streets + Complete Streets = Living Streets
AIA|LA Urban Design Committee presents Green Streets, and Complete Streets. As part of our Green Streets/Great Streets series, we have gathered some of the local experts on designing and implementing livable streets so we can focus on some basic concepts and implementation tools for making great streets. The issues of Green Streets and Complete streets are often looked at as separate issues, however they cannot be separated. As our panelists have already passionately stated, it’s imperative that we look at the broad concept of Livable or Living Streets and what we should do to advocate and implement them in our cities.
Wednesday, November 10 – 7:00pm

An art collection? At LAUSD?
What’s in the Art and Artifact Collection at the Los Angeles Unified School District?  More than 30,000 historical artifacts and visual resources, dating back to the opening of the District’s first school in 1855.
Friday, November 12, from 10am to 1pm

Public Interest: Projects and Prototypes

Otis’ MFA Public Practice Program and LACE co-host this day-long event with a Los Angeles-centric look at the burgeoning field of arts-based public projects and practices. Fifteen artists and collectives offer rapid-fire presentations to examine a range of arts approaches, followed by a series of peer-to-peer roundtable workshops. This is the concluding event in Street Smart, three events on public art, during the week.
November 13, 2010, 9:30am to 4:00pm

Talk at LAPD Headquarters: Consensus Building

The Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter (SAH/SCC) hosts a reception and lecture at the new Los Angeles Police Department Administration Building in Downtown LA. The event will include a talk and slide presentation from AECOM design principal Jose Palacios, who partnered with project architect Paul Danna. A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Gold project for sustainability, the new headquarters was conceived and executed through a highly collaborative process with over 30 public workshops involving a wide variety of community and stakeholder groups. Proper consideration of key issues including building massing, traffic, pedestrian circulation, amenities and open space enabled the designers to provide generous public spaces, civic plazas, and lush gardens that promote a sense of openness and community between the LAPD and surrounding neighborhood.
Saturday, November 13, 2010, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
LAPD Administration Building / 100 W. First Street / Los Angeles, CA 90012
Light refreshments provided.
Free for SAH/SCC Members; $20 for non-member guests
Reservations required: call 800.972.4722, email, or go to

Lecture: BplusU, Herwig Baumgartner + Scott Uriu – Vectorfields
Woodbury University in the Ahmanson Main Space
November 16, 2010 – 6:00pm

The Skirball Cultural Center presents the first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman (b. 1949 Tel Aviv), known for her whimsical yet probing imagery. On view from November 17, 2010 through February 13, 2011, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) features original works on paper that span thirty years, along with less widely seen works in photography, design, embroidery, textiles, and performance.
Tuesday, November 16, 8:00 pm
November 17, 2010-February 13, 2011


Lecture: Thom Mayne

Morphosis, Woodbury University in the Ahmanson Main Space.
November 23, 2010 – 6:00pm

Lea Anderson – Membrainchain: A Mind-Blending Installation
In Membrainchain, Anderson connects hundreds upon hundreds of distinct “Membrain” units together in a meandering but never-ending chain, filling the exhibition space. The membrane-like materials exude chromatic vitality and movement in a growing, interconnected circuit. Each transparent, sprouting form is made through a complex digital process related to painting and sculpture. Offramp Gallery is pleased to present Membrainchain: A Mind-Blending Installation by Albuquerque-based artist, Lea Anderson, from October 24 – November 21, 2010. The closing reception will be on Sunday, November 21, from 2-5pm with an artist’s talk at 3pm.
October 24, 2010 to November 21, 2010
November 21, 2010 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm – Artists talk at 3pm.


Nada Subotinic

Woodbury University, in the Fletcher Jones Auditorium
December 3, 2010 – 5:30pm

Skid Row’s Socially Conscious Architect: Talk and Tour With Michael Maltzan
On Dec 4th, join us for a talk with Michael about his projects on Skid Row, including the Rainbow and Carver apartments commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust and the Inner City Arts campus. We’ll be meeting at ICA and following Michael’s lecture in the library, we’ll be going on a tour of campus.
The lecture is free, but in the spirit of the season and event, we ask that attendees bring a donation of art supplies.
December 4th, 2010 – 11:00am


BROODWORK online series:
BROODWORK has kicked off a project series with Herman Miller’s Lifework online:

Los Angeles, CA –   Architecture and landscape research center, Materials & Applications (M&A), welcomes Gail Peter Borden and his pair of towering structures which are being assembled over the course of three weekends by community participants. The opening, which will attract architecture and design enthusiasts from all over Southern California, is free and open to all.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 4PM – 6PM to mid-March, from 10am-10pm.

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


Join A+D and AIA/LA in celebrating the work of Los Angeles architects. This annual exhibit showcases submissions for the 2010 Design Awards (built projects) and NEXT LA Awards (unbuilt projects), projects commissioned by the City of Los Angeles (Cultural Affairs Commission, CAC, Awards) and green projects (Architectural Foundation Los Angeles, AFLA).
Award will be announced and celebrated at the AIA/LA Awards Party presented by Italian Living|Umbria on Wednesday, October 27 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
September 10 – October 27, 2010

Coy Howard – From Hand to Mouse, From Furniture to Architecture

SCI-Arc Gallery: A two-part exhibition by SCI-Arc long-time faculty member Coy Howard will be presented in the SCI-Arc Gallery at the Southern California Institute of Architecture this fall.  The exhibition comprises 50 images of three of Howard’s speculative architectural projects and a selection of furniture designs that investigate formal inventiveness and individual artistic vision.
October 8 – November 7, 2010.
Friday, October 8, 7-9pm: SCI-Arc Gallery reception for Part I


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

A unique series of tours devoted to the exploration and celebration of sometimes-forgotten parts of Los Angeles. URBAN HIKES provides a unique and enriching view into neighborhoods such as Little Tokyo, Leimert Park, MacArthur Park, Korea Town, the Downtown Historic Core, Boyle Heights and many more. The Summer 2010 Urban Hike series included, Echo Park, MacArthur Park and a dip in the LA River.  Los Angeles poet and native Mike Sonksen, aka ‘Mike the Poet’, performs his poems live and loud while providing a cultural, historical, and architectural tour exploring the forgotten and hidden gems in our City of Angels.

General 4-Tour Package: $40
General PER TOUR: $15
A+D MEMBERS + StudentS 4-Tour PACKAGE: $15
A+D Members + students PER TOUR: $5


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