The primary purpose of the Forum is to provide a framework on which design professional and members of the public can explore and evaluate the architecture and urban stricture of the Los Angeles area. The Forum seeks to promote and coordinate scholarly research, planning studies, arresting activities and other endeavors which can affect and improve the built environment.
We see to disseminate the results of these activities too a larger public and to encourage informed evaluations of the physical environment of the city. Through our programs, we hope to promote the establishment of an informed community of concerned professionals and members of the general public and to provide that community with a vehicle for disseminations of information to the public at large.
In its first six months of existence, the Forum sponsored two highly successful lecture and discussion series. Materials presented at these and future events will form the basis for a series of publications devoted to Architecture and Urban Design in Los Angels to be published bi-monthly. The Forum has incorporated as a no-profit public benefit corporation devoted primarily to educational purposes. We are seeking to obtain Federal and State tax exemptions and to be recognized as a Public Charity by the IRS,
In 1988, we intend to coordinate and partially support a series od studies and proposals on public spaces, transportation building types, and street patterns in Los Angels. We hope to obtain funding for these research projects from Federal and State organizations, to develop them in conjunction with the Forum’s meetings, and to present them to a wider public through symposia, exhibits, and publications.