A little background on the presenters in the “Out There, Doing It” lecture series: Frank Israel, who will open the series on January 30, recently exhibited his work at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The exhibit will travel to San Francisco this Spring. His Propaganda Film Studio in Hollywood can be seen from the vantage point of a coffee bar that is open to the public. AKS Runo is made up of Bahraim Shirdel, Andy logo and Bill Taylor. They designed the original area plan for the West Coast Gateway Competition and were finalists in the Olympic Garden West Competition. Eric Kahn and Ron Golan make up the Central Office of Architecture. Their pamphlet “Recombinant Images” will be published by the Forum in February. Steve Johnson used to work for Morphosis, and Jim Favaro is a Rome Prize-winner who recently taught at USC.
Together, they are working on several residential projects. Michele 5aee is also a graduate of Morphosis. Recent completed works include the West Los Angeles branch of Angeli, Ecru clothing store on Melrose and the Design Express on La Cienega (on the way to the airport). Ron McCoy, who teaches at SciArc and is workin-g with Venturi Rauch and Scott Brown on their UCLA Medical Center project, just won a Citation from Progressive Architecture for a house he designed in Marina del Rey. Norman Millar, formerly of A2Z in Portland, is also working on several residential projects. Neil Denari was a finalist in the West Coast Gateway Competition. He is currently showing his work in Frankfurt and is preparing an exhibition in New York. Neil lectures and enters competitions around the globe. Peter Pfau and Wes Jones of Holt, Hinshaw, Pfau & Jones’s Challenger Memorial was on the cover of the Progressive Architecture Awards Issue – they won an honor award, their third from that magazine. Based in San Francisco, they have now opened a Los Angeles office and looking forward to expanding in Southern California.
The Forum welcomes Michael Pittas, Ann Zollinger and Natalie Shivers to its Board.
We have also formed an Advisory Board.
Members include Frank Gehry, Richard Keating, Tony Bill, Craig Hodgetts, Richard Weinstein, Michael Rotondi, Frank Israel, Tom Hines, Abby Sher, Julia Bloomfield, Elyse Grinstein, Pamela Burton, Peter de Bretteville, Fred Fisher, Kurt Forster and Robert Harris.