The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to have honored Craig Hodgetts and Ming Fung at our 2004 Forumfest held at The Connor Pavilion of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on October 28 from 7pm on.

In honoring Craig Hodgetts and Hsin-Ming Fung, the Forum recognizes two individuals who have dedicated their lives to producing innovative architecture and encouraging others to do the same. As principals of Hodgetts + Fung Design Associates, they have received numerous awards including the Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Chrysler Award for Innovation and Design. Among their many projects are the redesign of the Hollywood Bowl, the Renovation of the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, and the temporary Towell Library at UCLA. A founding Dean at the California Institute of the Arts, Mr. Hodgetts now teaches in the architecture program at the University of California at Los Angeles and Ms. Fung is the head of the graduate program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Mr. Hodgetts was a founder of the Forum and Ms. Fung was president from 1993 to 1996.

Featured speakers included Frances Anderton, host of DnA on KCRW, Kazys Varnelis, President of the LA Forum, and Michael Rotondi of RoTo Architects. Music by Tom Schnabel, Program Director, World Music Hollywood Bowl / Walt Disney Concert Hall and Producer, Café LA, KCRW. Environment by Durfee Regn Sandhaus. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served and special drawing for a Panton chair donated by Vitra will be held. The Petersen Automotive Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard. Free parking was available in the lot behind the Petersen.

The Forum appreciates the generous support of Vitra, Elyse Grinstein, and Dwell Magazine for this event.