During the months of June and July the Forum will hold their annual “Out There Doing It” summer lecture series – now called “On the Map”- that will occur in recently completed architectural projects. This series intends to build a critical map of Los Angelesís architectural milieu and will provide access to some works that might otherwise remain inaccessible to the general public. The LA Forum will host architects who will speak about their work in a setting of their own design. Featured speakers and projects include Roger Sherman at his recently completed home in Santa Monica, Barbara Bestor at her house in Echo Park, the Heyday Partnership speaking about their design-development-build practice, Lorcan O’Herlihy at his house, Wes Jones at two projects in Silverlake that were built at different times but coincidentially right next to one another, and finally, Neil Denari at his recently completed offices for the Endeavor Talent Agency. The summer will begin as it has in the past at the Schindler house where two speakers, Francois Perrin and Felicity Scott, will speak about their recent research.
Thursday June 3 : Francois Perrin and Felicity Scott
at the Schindler House
835 North Kings Rd, West Hollywood 90069
Francois Perrin is an architect, instructor at Art Center College of Design, and curator of “Yves Klein: Air Architecture” currently on display at the MAK.
Felicity Scott is assistant professor of art history at the University of California, Irvine and a founding editor of the journal Grey Room.
Thursday June 10 : Roger Sherman
at the Sherman house
713 Ashland Ave, Santa Monica 90405
Roger Sherman is principal of Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design and studio instructor and Adjunct Professor at SCI-Arc and UCLA
Thursday July 1 : Barbara Bestor
at the Bestor House
1946 Cerro Gordo St, Echo Park 90039
Barbara Bestor is the founder of Bestor Architecture
Thursday July 8 : Heyday Partnership
348 Patton St, Echo Park 90026
Heyday Partnership is designers and housing developers Kevin and Hardy Wronske
Thursday July 15 : Wes Jones
at Hyperion Apartments & Office
2235 & 2225 Hyperion Ave, Silver Lake 90027
Wes Jones is the founder of Jones, Partners: Architects
Thursday July 22 : Lorcan O’Herlihy
at Vertical House
116 Pacific Ave, Venice 90291
Lorcan O’Herlihy is the founder of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects.
Thursday July 29 : Neil Denari
at Endeavor Talent Agency
9601 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills 90210 [enter off Camden]
Neil Denari is principal of NMDA, Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc., Los Angeles
All lectures will begin at 7:30 pm. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended but not required (for reservations call 323-852-7145). Admittance is free for LA Forum members and $15 for non-members.
Neil Denari: July 29 [Forum photo by Kazys Varnelis]
Felicity Scott and Francois Perrin: June 3 [Forum photo by Steve Rowell]
Roger Sherman: June 10 [Forum Photo by Kazys Varnelis]
Wes Jones: July 15 [Forum photo by Dan Herman]