September 19th, 2011


Out There Doing It 2011: AfterImage
A provocation to cross-disciplinary conversation through expansion of the synergies between architecture and related design practices. Architects today co-conspire with a host of key figures in a fluid exchange of imagination spanning from pre-design to post-occupancy.  Whether privately volleyed or publicly launched, these dynamic, ad-hoc, and non-linear exchanges provide the fuel that drives design and makes innovation possible. Through interrogating and encouraging these conversations, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design hopes to offer a greater understanding of how architecture is produced, assembled, and disseminated in the contemporary cultural milieu. Tickets – click here
MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069
October 2011 – November 2011 – 7:30pm


Wolf D. Prix: What’s the difference #1
Wolf D. Prix, co-founded COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in 1968. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, the Architectural Association of London, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles. The architectural designs of Wolf D. Prix, the Design Principal and CEO of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, have been highly acclaimed and featured in many publications, museums and collections worldwide. Intro by Eric Owen Moss
SCI-Arc / W.M. Keck Lecture Hall / 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Monday, September 19th 2011- 7pm
Selected Thesis Exhibition 2011: A show of outstanding graduate thesis projects
A juried exhibition of exceptional thesis projects by 2011 graduates, featuring this year’s six winning thesis projects and several other selected by guest jurors, will be on view in the SCI-Arc Gallery. Thesis winners were announced by director Eric Owen Moss at SCI-Arc’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, September 11.
SCI-Arc Gallery / 960 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Opening Reception: Monday, September 19th, 2011- 6pm
Exhibition: September 19th – 30th, 2011

Forward Motion: Advancing Mobility in California & Québec
A convergence of circumstances-energy security, climate change, air quality concerns-have led to a rapid push toward sustainable transportation. California and Québec have led the charge, researching and proposing solutions from their respective corners of North America.These solutions and ideas will be presented at Forward Motion: Advancing Mobility in California & Québec. This half-day symposium, organized by Art Center College of Design and the Québec Delegation in Los Angeles and in partnership with the Université de Montréal, will examine impact on vehicle and infrastructure design in light of the roadmaps laid out by each particular region. The event will be held at the Hillside Campus, Art Center College of Design.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SCI-Arc Lecture: Philip Beesley: Diffusive Architecture
Philip Beesley’s creative work has focused on ‘field’ oriented sculpture and landscape installations over the last two decades, developing into responsive kinetic architectural environments that approach near-living functions. The textiles in these installations have recently taken the form of interlinking matrices of mechanical components and arrays of sensors and actuators that respond to occupants moving within the environment. Lightweight lattice and geodesic organizations form a structural core, employing digitally fabricated lightweight scaffolds that contain distributed networks of sensors.  W. M. Keck Lecture Hall on the SCI-Arc campus
Wednesday, September 21, 2011- 7:00pm

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
Exhibition Tour: Friday, September 23rd at 6:00pm Reception for Aschheim and Mezzacappa will follow from 7:00 to 8:30pm
Lecture by Deborah Aschheim: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Memory and Place: Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Archibald Knox: In the Ministry of the Beautiful
Liam O’Neill presents a fascinating look at 19th century artist/designer Archibald Knox who, from his isolated studio on the Isle of Man, crafted impressive and popular metalwork and jewelry in the Arts & Crafts style. $20, $15 to Friends of the Gamble House (FoGH) members. Reservations are required. (626) 793-3334 ext. 52 or visit
Pasadena Presbyterian Church, 585 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011- 7pm

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. 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
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. Schindler House
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

SCI-Arc Lecture: Jesse Reiser: Projections and Receptions
Principal, Reiser+ Umemoto, RUR Architecture, New York.  Reiser was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1985 and he worked for the offices of John Hejduk and Aldo Rossi prior to forming Reiser + Umemoto with partner Nanako Umemoto. He is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall on the SCI-Arc campus
Wednesday, September 28, 2011- 7:00pm
Not yet featured on SCI Arc website – just announced.

CO/LAB at Art Platform- Los Angeles
Co/Lab brings together 19 non-profit art institutions, alternative spaces and independent art initiatives under one roof at the inaugural edition of Art Platform-Los Angeles, the modern and contemporary art fair for Los Angeles. Co/Lab participants include: Artist Curated Projects; Actual Size; The Artillery Magazine Lounge; Control Room; Durden and Ray; Emma Gray HQ; JAUS; LA Pedestrians; Las Cienegas Projects; Materials and Applications; Monte Vista Projects; Night Gallery; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum; Statler-Waldorf Gallery; Summer Camp’s Project; RAID Projects; Slanguage; Weekend; WPA and Workspace.
Friday, September 30 – Monday, October 3, 2011

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

“Where Britain Meets America: The Arts & Crafts House of Lewis J. Merritt”
First Public Home Tour Since Restoration
This stunning 1908 estate home was designed by William F. Thompson for Lewis J. Merritt who, after navigating a successful career in the mining business in the Midwest, came to retire in the warmth of Southern California. Located on the famed Millionaire’s Row, the Merritt House is a stunning architectural example of how to blend British and American Arts & Crafts sensibilities.
Tickets are $25 per person, $20 for FOGH members RESERVATION REQUIRED
Saturday, October 1st, 2011 – 4-6 p.m.

Zvi Hecker: Memory is the Soil of Architecture
Born in Kraków, Poland in 1931, Zvi Hecker grew up in Samarkand, studied Architecture in Technion, Haifa, painting at Avni Academy, Tel Aviv, and taught Architecture at Université Laval in Quebec, Canada and at the University for Applied Arts, Vienna. In 1960, Hecker set up his practice in Tel Aviv, and in 1991 he moved his office to Berlin.
W. M. Keck Lecture Hall / SCI-Arc
October 5th, 2011- 7pm

DESIGNING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES: an AIA|LA design symposium about improving the health impacts of the built environment
The AIA Los Angeles Chapter will host a half-day symposium to highlight opportunities to design communities that promote greater physical activity and equitable access to healthier lifestyles. The symposium will bring together architects, policy makers, planners, urban designers, developers and healthcare professionals to discuss innovative strategies to design projects that will help to prevent childhood obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and asthma.
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Center/ LAPD/ 100 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
October 7, 2011 – 8:00am – 12:30pm

Sponsored by Society of Design Administration to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank, and organized by a collaboration of design industry leaders and AIA Los Angeles, Canstruction LA invites teams of prominent Los Angeles architects, engineers, and designers to create exciting exhibits made entirely of cans of food, to be put on public display and awarded prizes by a panel of judges. At the event’s completion, the cans are donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Teams of Los Angeles Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Designers and Students attending Schools of Architecture, Engineering and Design are eligible, with at least one licensed professional required on each team. Space is limited – enter today! Event will be held October 7-18, 2011 – Teams will be accepted in order of receipt of entry form; Entry Fee $200 to benefit Foodbank. Make check payable to: “Los Angeles Regional Foodbank” Mail to: Ms. Stephany Boyd/ 2640 Cedar Avenue Long Beach, CA 90806 / (562) 972-8702

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

AIGA LA (Re)xtravaganza!
(Re)xtravaganza!, a blowout celebration acknowledging the international AIGA (Re)designAward winners for the best design thinking in sustainable and socially responsible design. This extravaganza not only celebrates sustainable design solutions with the power to spark our influence in the care of our planet, but supports the programs of AIGA LA and future students of design. An event not to be missed! Tickets are limited. Purchase your ticket today!
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
October 27th, 2011- 7pm-11pm

ADVANCING SUSTAINABILITY: Design + Business Symposium
It’s bitter at the start and greener at the end: conditions, solutions and complications in practicing green. Are you interested in learning about the most sophisticated sustainable practices for architecture? Join a group of highly acclaimed professionals from the discipline to get insight into their challenges and outcomes of working sustainably.
Woodbury University- Fletcher Jones Auditorium/ 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank
Saturday, October 29th, 2011- 9am-6pm
Unfrozen Music: Architects in Concert
Classical piano, chamber music, indie rock, and jazz… all performed by LA area architects! Master of ceremonies: Sam Lubell, California Editor at The Architect’s Newspaper. FREE Admission
MLK Auditorium at Santa Monica Main Library / Doors open at 6:30pm
Saturday, October 22, 2011 – 7:00 pm

2011 Design Awards Party presented by Italian Living|Umbria
The AIA|LA Design Awards showcase the best of built and unbuilt work located in Los Angeles or designed by LA-based architects.  For more than 65 years, AIA|LA has been celebrating the best in Southern California architecture. Come partake in the tradition by purchasing tickets to this annual event! Design Award winners and Presidential Honorees will be announced and celebrated at the AIA|LA Awards Party presented by Italian Living|Umbria.  The evening also includes a tour of the newly finished Red Building!
Red Building Tour: 5:30-6:30pm
Cocktail Reception: 6:30-8:00pm
Awards Announcements: 8:00-9:00pm
Pacific Design Center
October 26th, 2011 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

2012 Rome Prize Competition
The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition. One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years. Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend.  Stipends for six-month fellowships are $14,000 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $26,000.
Competition Deadline: November 1, 2011
Extended Deadline: November 15, 2011 (additional fee applies)

Motopia: A New Age for Modular Construction
“The language of design, architecture and urbanism in Los Angeles is the language of movement.” – Reyner Banham Architecture today rolls, flows, inflates, breathes, expands, multiplies and contracts, and searches for its next user. And yet, such architecture is not merely building or product design, but rather recognition of the fluidity of circumstances – the mobility of demographics and information. As the discipline of architecture maintains an increasing capacity to respond to this fluidity, the one-day symposium will enable USC students to engage with real world practitioners and multi-disciplinary scholars who are crafting experiments to prepare for a future continuously on the move. “Motopia: A New Age for Modular Construction” will bring together a range of creative forces behind mobile architecture including architects, educators, theorists, museum curators and writers.
Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall, USC
November 2, 2011 – 5-8pm
eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition
eVolo is pleased to invite students, architects, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution.
November 7, 2011 – Deadline for submitting questions.
November 15, 2011 – Early registration deadline

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.
HOK / 9530 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
Thursday, November 10th, 2011- 6pm- 8pm

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


Hilde Overbergh’s “Repositioning Basics” at CB1 Gallery
Continuing her interest in the confrontation between nature and culture, the paintings on view explore the pictorial space, where the physicality of painting and the play with architectural elements, in all senses, become the subject of the picture.  Opening Reception: Sunday, September 11th, 2011 – 5pm-7pm
Exhibit: September 11 – October 16, 2011

Amy Yoes “Light Lab” at CB1 Gallery
The cathedral-like space of CB1 Gallery becomes host to a geometric structure built along a quasi-organic logic. Lit voids and constructed forms emerge out of the universal language of building: bracket, ramp, tower. The structure’s electric glow is both vernacular sign and illuminated dream. Painted surfaces of black, white, and grey accentuate the relationship between components and viewer sightlines, simultaneously disrupting spatial expectations.
Reception: Sunday, September 11th, 2011 – 5pm-7pm
Exhibit: September 11- October 16, 2011

Some City Angels @ Edward Cella + Architecture
A group exhibition conceived to characterize the ever hard to grasp, frustratingly elusive, yet undeniable phenomenon termed the ‘L.A. Vibe.’  The exhibition casts a lens on the diversity of art currently being made in Los Angeles through highlighting a notable gathering new and recent works of eight artists active today.  Organized by guest curator, Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue and presented against the backdrop of the unprecedented Pacific Standard Time exhibitions and collaborations, Some City Angelszeroes in on a small yet discerning slice of L.A.
Exhibition: September 10th- October 29th, 2011

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