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DELIRIOUS LA Calendar October 11, 2010

UPCOMING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:

Downtown 2020 – Continuing the Renaissance
The Central City Association of Los Angeles, the city’s premier business advocacy group, will host “Downtown 2020: Continuing the Renaissance,” a half-day symposium that will feature influential policy makers and top business and community leaders to discuss and share their vision of the next 10 years of Downtown Los Angeles’ renaissance. Panelists and attendees will be from the city’s top real estate brokers and developers and various community organizations, government agencies and neighborhood councils.  Business leaders Eli Broad, Tom Gilmore, Tim Leiweke, Nelson Rising and Jim Thomas will anchor the feature lunch presentation.
October 12, 2010 from 7:15 am – 1:30 pm
333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Talk Story with Jeni: “Going Metro” with Michael Lejeune and Matt Raymond
Join us as two guys and a girl, all locally-born and raised in Southern California, jawbone the future of L.A.! Michael Lejeune and Matt Raymond, both of Metro Los Angeles, are sitting down with Jeni Herberger for a live, on-location taping of “Talk Story with Jeni” and you’re invited to be a part of the studio audience!
AIGA and A+D Members: $10
Non-Members: $20
October 14, 2010
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Geoff Manaugh: Quadraturin and Other Architectural Expansionary Tales
SCI-Arc W.M. Keck Lecture Hall : Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG and The BLDGBLOG Book, former senior editor of Dwell magazine, and a contributing editor at Wired UK. Along with Nicola Twilley, he organized and co-curated the “Landscapes of Quarantine” design studio and exhibition at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2009/2010, and he is currently curating a 2011 exhibition for the Nevada Museum of Art called “Landscape Futures.”
Wednesday, October 13, 7pm
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John Entenza and the Case Study House Program.

Ken Breisch, Ph. D., Director of USC’s Historic Preservation Programs will present an illustrated talk at 7:00 PM in the multi-purpose room (2nd floor) of the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Free, reservations not required.
The Case Study House Program: In 1945, John Entenza, editor and publisher of Arts and Architecture magazine, announced the initiation of one of the country’s most influential post-War architectural experiments, the Case Study House Program.  The magazine commissioned the design and construction of affordable and innovative modern homes to serve as prototypes for the housing boom expected as soldiers returned from World War II.
FREE LECTURE: Thursday October 14 at 7 PM
TOUR: Saturday October 23, Noon to 5 PM
RECEPTION: Saturday October 23, 4 to 6 PM

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Norman Klein and Margo Bistis
Baroque Modernism: An Uneasy Alliance of Power and Culture

All buildings speak to power, simply in the way that they are designed and constructed.  The process of putting up a building is a narrative that leaves traces.  Join Norman Klein and Margo Bistis as they discuss a collective unconscious of architecture and cities, and what modernist buildings can tell us about our catastrophes today.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 – 2:00 PM
Seating is limited. To reserve please call 323.525.0053
Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 9003
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‘LIGHT FRAMES’, GAIL PETER BORDEN’S INSTALLATION
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.
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ARE SEMINARS

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
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2010 AIA Los Angeles 2010 Fall Home Tour Series
The American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles invites you to join us for our Home Tour series, featuring beautiful houses by Los Angeles’s leading architects. You can see the homes, talk to the architects, and discover new designs for living.
Sunday October 17
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Fall Tour #2 –  Off Sunset: Brentwood to Palisades
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“THE L.A. RIVER:  CAN A REVITALIZED RIVER BE A CATALYST FOR A GREENER L.A.?”
The new Westside Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Los Angeles Chapter will present a panel entitled “The L.A. River:  Can a Revitalized River be a Catalyst for a Greener L.A.?” on Oct. 19th, from 6:00 – 8:30pm at the solar-powered Electric Lodge (1416 Electric Ave., Venice, CA).  Panelists include representatives from government, the development community, and those involved with the LA River Revitalization Master Plan.  The event will kick off by screening an excerpt from the upcoming documentary feature “Rock the Boat” that follows a dozen Angelenos in their trek down the full 51 miles of the L.A. River.
Oct. 19th, from 6:00 – 8:30pm
1416 Electric Ave., Venice, CA
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FAST, CHEAP & IN CONTROL:  An Evening with Benjamin Ball of Ball-Nogues Studio

Ball-Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues. The Studio creates experimental built environments to enhance and celebrate the potential for social interaction through sensation, spectacle and physical engagement via the production of architecture, art and industrial objects. They work with unusual materials, develop new digital tools, and apply architectural techniques in unorthodox ways. They seek opportunities to build that are outside the treacherous restraints of the conventional architectural milieu.
On October 21, 2010 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2100 Zeno Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90291
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AIA|LA Legislative Day at City Hall

On Friday, October 22nd members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|LA) will convene at Los Angeles City Hall to advocate the 2010 slate of issue briefs.  As an AIA member passionate about improving the built environment, this is your chance to participate in the legislative process and actively engage with policy makers about issues of importance to the architecture and design community.
October 22, 2010
200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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L.A. Conservancy and Out of the Box Events Present 2nd Annual Haunts of Angelino Heights
One-weekend-only scavenger hunts in historic Angelino Heights Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24, 4 p.m.
$30 ($25 for Conservancy members); reservations are required
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Conservancy.
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URBAN HIKES: FORGOTTEN LA

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.
LEIMERT PARK > SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 > 11AM
LITTLE TOKYO > SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 > 11AM
EAGLE ROCK > SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 > 11AM

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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Lecture by Nila R. Leiserowitz
Architecture/Landscape/Interiors presents Nila R. Lieserowitz, Managing Director and Principal of Gensler Los Angeles. Lieserowitz has been at Gensler since 1996, expanding their interior design and workplace strategy in the L.A. area.
OTIS College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hosted by the Department of Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
7:00 PM – October 28, 2010
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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
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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)
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ONGOING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:

AIA/LA 2010 DESIGN AWARDS EXHIBITION
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

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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.
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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
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