November 14th, 2011


Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio
Film screening co-sponsored by Woodbury School of Architecture and the LA Forum
Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio is a documentary film on the late architect Samuel Mockbee and the radical educational design/build program known as the Rural Studio.
Hale County, Alabama is home to some of the most impoverished communities in the United States of America. It is also home to Auburn University’s Rural Studio, one of the most prolific and inspirational design-build outreach programs ever established. Citizen Architect chronicles the life and work of the late Samuel Mockbee, artist, architect, educator and founder of the Rural Studio.
Woodbury Univ./Ahmanson Main Space/ 7500 Glenoaks Blvd. /Burbank, CA 91504
Tuesday, November 15th, 2001- 6 pm


Opening of “Bloom”, Materials and Applications

This latest installation will transform the Materials & Applications courtyard through a collaboration between Los Angeles architects Doris Sung, Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter and structural engineer Matthew Melnyk. A 20 foot tall shiny metal ‘flower’ who’s skin will open and close with the heat of the sun and provide a unique and exciting experience for the thousands of visitors to this unique art laboratory.
‘Bloom’ will spring into being at M&A’s exhibition space in Silver Lake in October. The project has been in development for over a year. Construction begins soon. The installation will become a towering shade structure supported by a self-organizing cellular panel system of laser cut custom fabricated sheet metal.
1619 Silver Lake Blvd., 90026
Saturday, November 19th, 2011- 12-5pm
Members Preview November 12th, 2011- 3pm-8pm

County of Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan
The County of Los Angeles Regional Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing concerning the Final Plan. Interested persons will be given an opportunity to testify or submit written comments concerning the Final Plan as well as the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that was previously released for public comment.
Hall of Records – Room 150
320 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
November 16th, 2011- 9am

Lecture By Xu Weiguo, Sci-ARC
XWG Works
Xu Weiguo is a Professor and Head of the Architecture department at the Tsinghua University School of Architecture in Beijing, China. He was awarded his doctorate from Kyoto University in Japan and was a visiting scholar at MIT. Weiguo has published more than ten books on design methodology and new digital technologies in architecture, and his papers have been included in numerous journals. Weiguo has served as one of the curators of the last four editions of the prestigious Beijing Architecture Biennale. He has also lectured internationally including in the US, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Israel and Russia. He is principal of XWG archi-studio in Beijing, China.
SCI-Arc – W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
November 16th, 2011- 7pm

Lecture by Michael Maltzan, Woodbury University
Michael Maltzan, FAIA, is design principal ofMichael Maltzan Architecture. Since founding his firm in Los Angeles in 1995, Mr. Maltzan has created a practice which engages the increasingly complex reality of urbanization and our information-driven culture. Building on his experiences as a child in Levittown on Long Island, New York, and his belief in the role architecture can play in the contemporary city; his work synthesizes the ambiguity of the contemporary world through an architecture that is both a catalyst for new experiences as well as an agent for change. This work, from MoMA Queens to Skid Row, creates new connections across a range of scales, programs, and environments.
Fletcher Jones Auditorium, Woodbury School of Architecture
7500 Glenoaks Boulevard Burbank, CA 91504
Friday, November 18th, 2011- 7 pm

Lecture by Tom Wiscombe, UCLA
Principal, Emergent, Los AngelesTom Wiscombe is a licensed architect living in the United States. He is founder and principal of EMERGENT, an internationally recognized design office operating at the forefront of digital design since 1999. EMERGENT’s work stands out in terms of its synthesis of form, pattern, color, and technology. In 2009, ICON Magazine named Principal Tom Wiscombe one of the “top 20 architects in the world who are making the future and transforming the way we work”. Tom is a senior faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Perloff Hall, UCLA
November 21st, 2011 – 6:30pm

Lecture by John Southern, Sci-ARC
Seeding Production, Explorations and Conjecture in Contemporary Culture
John Southern (M.Arch ’02), a SCI-Arc alumnus, is principal of the Los Angeles architecture firm Urban Operations. His office specializes in design/build projects, installations, and research endeavors which seek to expand critical discourse within the design profession. Urban Operations has extensive experience in collaboration and focuses on a variety of practical topics and conceptual avenues within contemporary culture. The firm’s work has appeared in galleries and publications in both Europe and the US. Recent projects include a pocket park for the Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles, an experimental hillside home, and a pair of CNC-fabricated formwork pieces entitled Diamond Dogs. Southern teaches design studio and theory seminars at Woodbury University School of Architecture.
SCI-Arc / W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
November 30th, 2011- 7pm

FACADE TECTONICS conferences are held twice each year. We strive to include participation and presentations by a broad range of contractors, architects, engineers, manufacturers, building owners, academics and others committed to the design, delivery and use of building enclosures. FACADE TECTONICS #7 is structured in a single-track format in one large auditorium space. Speakers include Ihab Elzeyadi, Michel Michno, Kevin M. Kavanagh, John Enright, Steven Ehrlich, Neil M. Denari, Lorcan O’Herlihy, Yo-ichiro Hakomori, Zoltan E. Pali, Bob Burkhammer, Caleb King, P.E., Jonathan Schuyler, Thad Reeves, Andrew Nance, Pavel Getov, Peter Simmonds, Chuck McMullen, Roger Fricke, Sanjeev Tankha.
USC, Gin Wong Conference Center, Harris Hall 101
Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Anna Neimark: Infrastructural Monument
The political monument, under the Soviet regime, was embodied in the construction of a new water infrastructure. Geography was thus transformed into an architectural scale. Concrete, machines, and water formed a single continuous artificial landscape. Representing this object as both geographic and architectural, the installation extrudes one side of the canal system into a foam wall-an infrastructural monument.
Funding provided by the Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (ASHSS) research grant program at the University of Southern California.
WUHO Gallery
6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Opening: Thursday, December 8th, 2011- 7pm

John Lautner Foundation “John Lautner Turns 100″ Programming
In celebration of what would have been John Lautner’s 100th birthday on July 16, 2011, the series will showcase Lautner’s extraordinary body of work while informing and inspiring the public about the importance of preserving it. Taking place in Los Angeles, California and Marquette, Michigan, programming includes exhibitions, film screenings, home tours, symposia, receptions, and more. Also check out our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute changes and updates.
July 16-November 13, 2011- All Day

Unruly gathers four attitudes about undercurrents in systems of composition. The show is a collection of drawings, objects and performance, each exploring the relationship between inundation and control, a relationship we lovingly call ‘data management.’ Drawing tools include code, time, spreadsheets, and robotics.Work byChandler B. McWilliams, Objectum (Laurel Consuelo Broughton & William Andrew Atwood), Lisa Little & Emily White – Layer.
Arena 1, Gallery Santa Monica Art Studios
3026 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405
October 15th, 2011 – November 19th, 2011
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm

Deborah Aschheim: Feeling-of-Knowing
Presents five-year survey of works by Los Angeles-area artist Deborah Aschheim
San Diego, July 2011 – Deborah Aschheim: feeling-of-knowing will be presented at the University Art Gallery of San Diego State University from September 20 through December 3, 2011. Additional special events are noted below. The exhibition tour, reception, and all other events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.
University Art Gallery of San Diego State University
Exhibition: September 20 through December 3
Lecture by Deborah Aschheim: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Memory and Place: Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Odile Decq Benoît Cornette Architectes-Urbanistes
Director Eric Owen Moss, followed by an opening reception in the SCI-Arc Gallery
Constructed of mirror-clad walls that create a series of unique geometric spaces, the installation invites visitors to make their way through these spaces while experiencing a constant play of reflection and illusions. Decq’s exhibition aims to induce a sensory experience, both vivid and discomforting, one that pulls the human mind in various directions simultaneously. The primary geometry of each space is the triangle, but by inclining the walls at different angles, the architect forces visitors to perceive the space as something different.
Friday, October 14, 7-9pm: Exhibition discussion with Odile Decq and SCI-Arc Exhibit: October 14 – December 4, 2011

Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design
This exhibition is the first to focus on the formidable range of architectural historian Esther McCoy’s practice, and affirm her unassailable role as a key figure in American modernism. Co-curators writer Susan Morgan and MAK Center director Kimberli Meyer have worked closely with the Esther McCoy Papers–an invaluable primary source comprised of thousands of documents and photographs–housed at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, as well as local archives.
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 – 6-7 PM Curator-led exhibition walk-through / 7-9 PM Reception
Exhibition: September 28, 2011 – January 8, 2010
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011:  Esther McCoy Film Screening: An evening film screening and discussion that will include Architecture West (1950), written by Esther McCoy and directed by Erven Jourdan; and, The Dodge House, 1916 (1965), written by Esther McCoy and directed by Robert Snyder.

Eames Designs: The Guest Host Relationship
For the first time, the words of Charles and Ray Eames will be the lens of an exhibit, enveloping the visitor in a 21st century typographic “surround”. Their philosophy of design and life will be explored through Eames’ quotes, shown graphically (as well as live on film), and complemented by the display of unexpected everyday objects, ranging from food to a keg of nails, to an inter-active digital experience.
A+D Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
October 1, 2011- January 16, 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 300 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. Organized into four thematic areas, the exhibition aims to elucidate the 1951 quote from émigré Greta Magnusson Grossman that California design “is not a superimposed style, but an answer to present conditions…It has developed out of our own preferences for living in a modern way.”
Resnick Pavilion LACMA
October 1, 2011 – March 25, 2012

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, Ehrlich 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.