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DELIRIOUS LA Calendar October 18, 2010

UPCOMING LOS ANGELES AREA EVENTS:

“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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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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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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SCI-ARC LIBRARY GALLERY EXHIBITION: Jakob + MacFarlane ABOUT
LECTURE AND RECEPTION – Wednesday, November 3 7pm

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
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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‘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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