Morph and Mindy: It’s official. They’re history. Michael Rotondi heads off into the bright cyberpunk future of graphic design animated by cinematic sensibilities and disciplined with architectural right, while Thom Mayne, custodian of the name, dreams of whole cities with a staff of dozens (paid?).
Its official. Forum members Kris Miller and Marc Fisher, on the other hand, are coming together and plan to be married this fall. This free a Schindler apartment for Cal Poly Associate Dean Pat Oliver who started her career living in same.
It’s unofficial. Mike Davis has threatened to quit SCI-Arc over the dismissal of long time registrar Dotti Grossman.
It’s unofficial. Richard Keating’s office is now twice the size of SOM’s Los Angeles office.
It’s official. The Schindler House was broken into twice last month by the same man whose sole interest seemed to be the Forum’s supply of beer. Arrested and released once, he appeared again a few hours later sitting nude on the settee in the living room of the house drinking beer. Rumors that it was Arthur Erickson looking for a merger partner proved unfounded.
It was officially stated at SCI-Arc Opening Ceremonies: “Yeah, the world could use more irresponsible people.”
It’s official. We’re irrelevant. John Lautner had this to say about the Los Angeles Forum: “It’s that strange little organization that only cares about pretty pictures.”