November 7th, 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


Hennessey & Ingalls 32nd Annual Sale
20% off Everything
Santa Monica Store – 214 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica CA 90401
Hollywood Store – Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Ste. 8, LA CA 90028
Saturday, November 5th – 12th, 2011

Presented by Southern California Development Forum. This is a chance to hear from some of the industry’s leading professionals in a discussion about changes in production technology, long range views of corporate real estate assets, and why there is a need to reinvest in development. The panelists will examine how current trends in entertainment and the economy will drive future development.
Luxe Hotel, Sunset Blvd
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011- 7pm-9pm

Collecting Eames at JF Chen
This deLAB event ducks into the showroom of legendary furniture dealer JF Chen for their latest show, Collecting Eames. The show features 425 products designed by Charles and Ray Eames, making it the largest and most diverse gathering of Eames objects in the U.S. In addition to the pieces of furniture for which the duo was best known, the show also includes rare posters, toys, and graphics, and extremely unique pieces like an Eames-designed tube radio. The tour will be guided by curator Daniel Ostroff, who will point out some of the gems in this fascinating collection.
This event is free but space is limited so you must RSVP.
941 N. Highland Avenue Hollywood, CA 90038
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
6:30 pm Meet at JF Chen / 7:00 pm Tour and lecture with curator Daniel Ostroff / 8:15 pm Walk across Highland to Street

Recent Work: Greg Otto, USC
USC Assistant Professor Greg Otto founded Buro Happold’s Los Angeles office in 2006 and functioned as Office Director through 2008. In 2009, Greg turned his focus to digital modeling and collaboration technologies, and their application within the practice as Director. Having been educated as an architect and engineer and engaged in the practice of both, Greg’s focus has been on multi-disciplinary, collaboration between the architect and engineer, and the potential for innovation that this brings.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall, USC
November 9th, 2011- 6pm

2011 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region
Los Angeles is home to one of the most highly concentrated and valued pools of creative talent and innovators in the country. Combined, these forces generate billions of dollars in annual revenue and sustain the economic success of the region. The robust creative economy manifests the business return of our multifaceted creative capital, for which increased investment is vital.
Zipper Concert Hall at the Colburn
200 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m. – Program – The Otis Report

Lecture by Mark Foster Gage,  Sci-ARC
Design Liquidity
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Yale University School of Architecture; Principal, Gage/Clemenceau Architects, New York. His writings have been published in numerous academic and popular publications including Log, Journal of Architectural Education, A+U, Volume, Fulcrum, Perspecta, and AD. Recently completed books include Composites, Software and Surfaces: Towards a High Performance Architecture with Greg Lynn, and Aesthetic Theory: Essential Texts, for W.W. Norton & Company publishers, both published in 2011. The work of Gage/Clemenceau Architects has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum in Berlin, and the 2010 Beijing International Biennale.
SCI-Arc / W. M. Keck Lecture Hall
November 9th, 2011- 7pm

Building Skins: Blurring the boundary between inside and out
Join us for cocktails and festive hor d’oeuvres at the offices of HOK. A panel of experts who literally push the envelope of what building skin means will be exploring issue of biomimicry, ventilation, energy production and other surprisingly exciting trends in engineering of building enclosures.
9530 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
Thursday, November 10th, 2011- 6pm- 8pm

Lecture by Michael Maltzan, OTIS College of Art and Design
Founded in 1995, Maltzan’s practice creates architecture that is a catalyst for new experience and an agent for change. Through a shared belief in architecture’s role in our cities, this work, from MoMA to Skid Row, creates new connections across a range of scales and programs. Mr. Maltzan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Architecture degree with a Letter of Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His work has been recognized with numerous accolades and has been featured in publications worldwide.
Forum, Ground Floor, Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, OTIS College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045
Thursday, November 10, 2011- 7PM

MAK Day, Schindler House
Pacific Standard Time Hollywood / Wilshire Region Focus Weekend
12-5 PM Free and open to the public all day, featuring a tour, readings and more.
1 PM Walk-through with exhibition curators
Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The Legacy of the California Design Exhibitions
Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Craft in America Study Center, this all-day program explores the rich heritage of the California Design exhibitions held at the Pasadena Art Museum between 1954 and 1976. It includes panel discussions with curators and artists involved in the exhibitions, as well as screenings of period and recent documentaries. Attendees may visit California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” at LACMA and the related Golden State of Craft exhibition across the street at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.  | Free, no reservations
Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
November 12th, 2011- 9:30am – 4pm

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

Book Launch/ Exhibition: Architecture – A Woman’s Profession and Fallow City Project
Join architects and Woodbury School of Architecture professors Barbara Bestor, Berenika Boberska and Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter and editor Tanja Kullack as they blaze new architectural paths and celebrate Architecture-A Woman’s Profession and Fallow City Project. In Architecture- A Women’s Profession well-known international female architects report their academic and professional experiences and their visions for the future. Fallow City Project by Berenika Boberska is an intervention in the typical fabric of suburbia, in the monoculture of private spaces and cultivated dreams. Taking the current crisis of the suburbs as a chance, and the most extreme situation of Detroit as its site, the project aims to develop new scenarios and new typologies of structures for the emerging fallow cityscapes.
Gallery Hours: Thursday 1-8 p.m. / Friday-Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery
6518 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 – 7pm

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.