Archinect - News 2014-12-18T13:21:13-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/116128341/heatherwick-studio-showcases-their-multi-disciplinary-design-skills-in-the-provocations-exhibition Heatherwick Studio showcases their multi-disciplinary design skills in the "Provocations" exhibition Justine Testado 2014-12-17T15:43:00-05:00 >2014-12-17T15:44:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c796m9hnoge74u3x.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <em>Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio</em> exhibition presents&nbsp; the design concepts behind the span of projects that British designer <a href="http://www.heatherwick.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick </a>and his London-based studio have created worldwide. Currently at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas until January 4, <em>Provocations</em> will make its West Coast debut at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on February 20.</p><p>Presented as a "jack of all trades" and organized by Hammer Museum curator Aram Moshayed, the upcoming L.A. exhibition will feature prototypes, photos, video footage, films, objects, and large-scale models.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zx/zxuiuef7r6mid2le.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition will include product designs like the "Spun" chair and the Longchamps Zip Bag as well as more recognizable icons like the Olympic Cauldron and the redesigned double decker buses from the London 2012 Olympic Games.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o68tuvpi273jzeu7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9xv34mhp8w7go5u.jpg"></p><p>"Provocations" will also highlight Heatherwick's large-scale projects like the UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the Nanyang Technological University&nbsp;Learning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116192545/u-s-in-the-race-for-2024-olympics-no-host-city-picked-yet U.S. in the race for 2024 Olympics, no host city picked yet Alexander Walter 2014-12-17T13:52:00-05:00 >2014-12-17T19:05:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d91cd8e9a3ac7dad00793df53d26feda.jpg" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The United States Olympic Committee board of directors unanimously approved a U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the USOC announced today. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., remain under consideration, with the selection of a U.S. bid city to be made in early 2015.&nbsp;[...] &ldquo;All four cities have presented plans that are part of the long-term visions for their communities,&rdquo; said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/116119506/will-la-finally-become-a-city-of-cabs Will LA Finally Become A City of Cabs? Nicholas Korody 2014-12-16T15:14:00-05:00 >2014-12-16T15:14:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6dj753emyrk4sjgu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to the terms of the proposed draft order, every taxi in Los Angeles would have to become accessible via a mobile application similar to the ones used by Uber and Lyft. These applications will require certification by the Taxi Commission, which can then specify things like pricing maximums and limits on hours worked in a single shift, and can perhaps even set up a rating and complaint system for passengers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115651532/activists-evict-businesses-in-gentrifying-l-a-neighborhood Activists “Evict” Businesses in Gentrifying L.A. Neighborhood Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-10T13:22:00-05:00 >2014-12-10T13:22:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/7133dc7b5d6c2a511515f9bd1694c8c8.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On November 8th, a group called the North East L.A. Alliance (NELA Alliance) held a public art performance titled &ldquo;Procesion de Testimonios: Evicting Displacement,&rdquo; which sought to bring attention to changes in Highland Park. The procession began along the most visibly gentrifying corridor, York Boulevard, and the group served mock eviction notices to businesses the group didn&rsquo;t feel were &ldquo;culturally inviting, affordable and displaced long-time businesses,&rdquo; according to organizer Melissa Uribe.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115499717/architecture-s-expensive-taste-weekly-news-round-up-for-december-1-2014 Architecture's expensive taste: Weekly News Round-Up for December 1, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-08T17:45:00-05:00 >2014-12-09T13:02:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b6qjqbfkfg3s56p4.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, December 5:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="William B. Callaway, noted Bay Area landscape architect at SWA Group, dies" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115267109/william-b-callaway-noted-bay-area-landscape-architect-at-swa-group-dies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William B. Callaway, noted Bay Area landscape architect at SWA Group, dies</a>: He is survived by his four children and wife,&nbsp;Barbara Meacham. A memorial will be held in January.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, December 4:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="How architecture is helping make Arcadia a magnet for Chinese money" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115206156/how-architecture-is-helping-make-arcadia-a-magnet-for-chinese-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architecture is helping make Arcadia a magnet for Chinese money</a>:&nbsp;<em>LA Times&nbsp;</em>architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne unpacks the changing style of residential architecture in southern-California's San Gabriel Valley, built to appeal to wealthy Chinese immigrants.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, December 3:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="NCARB announces reciprocity program across the US, Canada and Mexico" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115137911/ncarb-announces-reciprocity-program-across-the-us-canada-and-mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB announces reciprocity program across the US, Canada and Mexico</a>: Qualified, licensed architects from the U.S., Mexico or Canada can now apply for a credential to work within any of those countries. The so-called "Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement for International Practice of Architecture" was born of the 1994 NAFTA Agreement.</li><li><a title="Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115117011/deborah-berke-s-design-for-new-cummins-distribution-hq-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled</a>: Berke beat out&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>&nbsp;when chosen fo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/115511004/l-a-mayor-calls-for-mandatory-earthquake-retrofitting L.A. Mayor Calls for Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting Nicholas Korody 2014-12-08T17:36:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T20:36:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xu/xukgpfzmx3b02bf2.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday proposed the most ambitious seismic safety regulations in California history that would require owners to retrofit thousands of building most at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. Garcetti&rsquo;s recommendations target two of the riskiest types of buildings in Los Angeles built before 1980: concrete buildings and wooden structures built atop weak first floors, such as those on top of carports and garages and supported by slender columns.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115499716/marines-to-conduct-training-in-downtown-la Marines To Conduct Training In Downtown LA Orhan Ayyüce 2014-12-08T14:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:15:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iiz1a8uhfpjqdajc.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's not going to look like 'Apocalypse Now' by any stretch of the imagination. The Marine Corps has held similar training in recent years in Atlanta, Memphis and other cities. The military worked closely with the Los Angeles Police Department and notified property owners so no one will be caught off guard</p></em><br /><br /><p>Message and the purpose is clear. US Government is training for urban warfare and large cities are the training grounds. Once we are done with&nbsp;foreign urban centers&nbsp;perhaps the idea is to "bring it on home."</p><p>Of course, it's all under the disguise of fighting terrorism (or is it Ferguson?).</p><p>"There&rsquo;s no terrorism threat out there that would be the reason that these exercises are being conducted, this is something that&rsquo;s been kind of ongoing for a while. This is one location amongst many that the Marines are gonna be kind of exposing their people to.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115492470/huge-downtown-los-angeles-fire-burns-towering-apartment-project Huge downtown Los Angeles fire burns towering apartment project Orhan Ayyüce 2014-12-08T12:02:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T22:05:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8j5n9so09ee2z40.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;When they came out of the quarters they could see it was fully engulfed,&rdquo; fire department spokeswoman Katherine Main told the paper. &ldquo;It was a building under construction in the framing phase. Almost 1 million square feet and a city block.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Freeway signs melt and windows in adjacent buildings burst in the intense heat. Two buildings near the burning construction site are damaged and freeways are closed for hours.</p><p><a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=los+angeles+fire&amp;oq=los+angeles+fire&amp;aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.4476j1j4&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;es_sm=122&amp;ie=UTF-8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The fire</a> which burned down an <a href="http://la.curbed.com/tags/geoff-palmer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unpopular</a> (among the architects) apartment complex a 7 storey wood construction in its final stages of completion.&nbsp;</p><p>Social media users in the city have been quick to post pictures of the pillar of fire reaching up into the night sky, with some taking a more ominous interpretation of the blaze.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115038324/building-an-identity-immigration-and-architecture-in-southern-california Building an identity: Immigration and architecture in Southern California Alexander Walter 2014-12-02T14:25:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:06:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb3481550741ad98df2389c5c3976d5d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne looks at L.A., he sees the city shaped by immigrants. Landmark buildings in Koreatown that adapt and evolve with a new generation. Houses in Arcadia that allow Chinese homeowners a proud, conspicuous place in a new country. Street life across the region that takes its cue from the way Latino neighborhoods blur the line between public and private.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/114974068/l-a-ranks-as-one-of-the-most-expensive-american-cities-for-renters L.A. Ranks as One of the Most Expensive American Cities for Renters Nicholas Korody 2014-12-01T17:51:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:06:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhmpgegrykoz0ggm.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The median per capita income in Los Angeles is $27,900. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment&mdash;and, frankly, this sounds low to us&mdash;is said to be about $1,400. You can do the math. It's very difficult to keep a roof over your head in this town. Yet another analysis has confirmed this. The folks at Rent.com&nbsp;looked at median rent and median income in America's largest cities and concluded that L.A. is one of the five worst places in the nation for renters.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/114499218/michael-rotondi-in-studio-for-episode-8-of-archinect-sessions-a-sense-of-place Michael Rotondi in-studio for Episode 8 of Archinect Sessions, "A Sense of Place" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-26T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-12-17T18:56:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6vet5pu8l1ohna4.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6208/roto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a> joins us in-studio this week, for a special conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> about architecture education and Rotondi's Los Angeles roots. <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/ameliath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken</a> also discuss ol' fashioned southern contextualism in Charleston, South Carolina, in response to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114114885/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson University's scrapped modern building</a> plans.</p><p>Listen to episode eight of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47379/archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a> podcast, "A Sense of Place":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>: <a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>: <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>: <a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed: <a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>: <a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-8.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><a href="https://events.gigaom.com/roadmap-2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gigaom Roadmap conference</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/gallery/114114885/0/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apdbilxlot39rsmp.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107481560/hearing-begins-for-modernist-north-carolina-home-threatened-with-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Modern Oakwood&rdquo; lawsuit</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77141277/lawsuit-filed-against-architect-tom-kundig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig case</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114120518/renzo-piano-will-design-the-new-kum-go-corporate-hq-in-iowa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano will design the new Kum &amp; Go corporate HQ in Iowa</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113982402/yaohua-wang-wins-2014-harvard-gsd-thesis-prize-with-salvaged-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114577094/can-beautiful-architecture-inspire-americans-to-become-good-citizens Can beautiful architecture inspire Americans to become good citizens? Alexander Walter 2014-11-26T14:04:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T22:36:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1rxuhi4mot67mdbh.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A hundred and some years ago, an aesthetic force called the City Beautiful movement professed the theory that grand public buildings, lovely civic palaces, could inspire Americans to become good citizens. [...] Since the 1960s, though, it seems as if great civic architecture has become an embarrassment. Politicians who love to cut ribbons find it hard to justify paying for beautiful on top of functional. The result is a style I call Sunbelt Stalinism [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/113955904/get-lectured-otis-college-of-art-and-design-14-15 Get Lectured: Otis College of Art and Design, '14-'15 Justine Testado 2014-11-18T13:13:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T20:14:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y18xqjksjaxkseq7.jpg" width="514" height="1542" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster comes from the Otis College of Art and Design, Architecture-Landscape-Interiors program in Los Angeles.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures free and open to the public. Note each event's time and location.</p><p><em>Nov. 20</em><br>7 p.m.<br>PATRICK TIGHE / Principal - Patrick Tighe Architecture | Santa Monica<br>at the Forum, Ground Floor - Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Goldsmith Campus - Otis</p><p><em>Dec. 4</em><br>7 p.m.<br>JULIA CZERNIAK / Principal - CLEAR; Associate Dean - Syracuse University<br>at the Forum, Ground Floor - Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Goldsmith Campus - Otis</p><p><em>Feb. 18</em><br>7:30 p.m.<br>JAMES CORNER /...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113901320/winners-of-aia-los-angeles-2014-design-awards Winners of AIA Los Angeles’ 2014 Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-11-17T19:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:59:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tq/tqijdljr1mdzehzz.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA Los Angeles chapter hosted a festive night of celebrations for their 2014 Design Awards, which honors architectural excellence by L.A.-based architects. The eventful awards ceremony took place at the Bradbury Building, the Million Dollar Theater, and Grand Central Market &mdash; three historic landmarks in Downtown Los Angeles.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A total of 21 firms and 14 Presidential Honorees received awards. In addition to the Design Awards and Presidential Honorees, the awards program included the Next LA Awards (unbuilt work).</p><p><strong>DESIGN AWARDS + Presidential Honors</strong></p><p>Above: HONOR: Emerson College by Morphosis Architects in Los Angeles, CA.</p><p>MERIT: Santa Monica Public Parking Structure #6 by Behnisch Architekten &amp; Studio Jantzen in Santa Monica, CA.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4kx6y6kxka6glzfg.jpg"></p><p>MERIT: Tongva Park + Ken Gensler Square by Miriam Mulder, AIA - City of Santa Monica, James Corner Field Operations, and Frederick Fisher &amp; Partners in Santa Monica, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mq/mq8uk4pk1f08jtuv.jpg"></p><p>CITATION: Vault House by Johnston Marklee &amp; Associates in Oxnard, CA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/eghoqqpzlsodk5b2.jpg"></p><p><strong>NEXT LA</strong></p><p>NEXT LA - HONOR: Hearth by After Architecture in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/how9230czw7710hs.jpg"></p><p>NEXT LA - HONOR: Lexington Center Reinvention and Expansion by NBBJ in Lexington, Kentucky.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/911eviuk7r3i29b4.jpg"></p><p>NEXT LA - MERIT: Daegu Gosan Public Library by Synthesis Design + Architecture in Daegu, Korea.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cru0f6h2fi81i8xv.jpg"></p><p>NEXT LA - CITATION: Liepaja Thermal Bath by Steven Christensen Architecture in Li...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113050259/garcetti-calls-for-100k-new-homes-in-los-angeles-by-2021 Garcetti Calls for 100K New Homes in Los Angeles by 2021 Nicholas Korody 2014-11-06T18:35:00-05:00 >2014-11-06T18:35:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/622e15108314be66b491e34cf0ad3ab7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Calling the cost of housing one of Los Angeles&rsquo; biggest challenges, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday announced a goal for 100,000 new homes in the city by 2021. In a speech to business leaders at UCLA, the mayor outlined a plan to increase funding for affordable housing, subsidize development around transit stations and cut the red tape that many developers say drives up the cost of building in the city.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/113033373/l-a-county-supervisors-approve-initial-funding-for-new-lacma-building L.A. County supervisors approve initial funding for new LACMA building Alexander Walter 2014-11-06T13:22:00-05:00 >2014-11-06T13:29:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fc0c95da4502d7ffaca4046cce4c09b.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Board of Supervisors has approved a road map for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as it plans a $600-million makeover that would tear down and rebuild most of its Miracle Mile campus [...]. If there are no serious bumps in the road ahead, the plan would yield a streamlined, curving 410,000-square-foot new museum building designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor that would open in 2023, spanning Wilshire Boulevard with an enclosed bridge that doubles as gallery space.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/524084/lacma-makeover" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112808383/schools-shuffle-and-museums-move-forward-weekly-news-round-up-for-october-27-2014 Schools shuffle and museums move forward: Weekly News Round-Up for October 27, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-03T20:29:00-05:00 >2014-11-03T20:30:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g9/g9344ae3jv5yf330.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 31:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112573293/new-plan-for-architecture-school-at-wright-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation</a>: Facing the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107571089/spiralling-tensions-at-frank-lloyd-wright-architecture-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">loss of its accreditation</a> in 2017, the school is considering independent incorporation in order to continue operating.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 30:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Archinect's Lexicon: &quot;Anthropocene&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112035318/archinect-s-lexicon-anthropocene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Anthropocene"</a>: Recognizing that&nbsp;"Architecture notoriously appropriates and invents new language &ndash; sometimes to make appeals, sometimes to fill conceptual gaps, sometimes nonsensically", Archinect's new series will create a lexicon of (mostly new) discursive architectural terms.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, October 29:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112435990/relocation-or-adaptation-s-o-paulo-nears-collapse-as-drought-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues</a>: Partially due to climate change and deforestation, major reservoirs are dangerously low and cities in S&atilde;o Paulo are beginning to go dry.</li><li><a title="Sn&oslash;hetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112435177/sn-hetta-to-take-over-sf-development-project-near-civic-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta to take over SF development project near Civic Center</a>: The condo design originally was given to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4912/richard-meier-partners-architects-llp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier</a>, and may involve relocating the adjacent subway stop at Civic Center in downtown San Francisco.</li><li><a title="The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an Opening Date: Fall 2015" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112418303/the-broad-kinda-sorta-has-an-opening-date-fall-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/112824469/sci-arc-co-founder-michael-rotondi-to-receive-richard-j-neutra-medal-at-cal-poly-pomona SCI-Arc co-founder Michael Rotondi to receive Richard J. Neutra Medal at Cal Poly Pomona Justine Testado 2014-11-03T20:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T14:39:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8h25fqcsgorulgsv.jpg" width="514" height="533" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Michael Rotondi will receive the Richard J. Neutra Medal tonight from the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The Richard J. Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence was established to recognize the contributions that Neutra made to the practice of architecture in research and design. The Medal awards individuals for their dedication to the research and development of new environments in everyday life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rotondi, who is currently principal of RoTo Architects in Los Angeles, distinguished himself in architectural education when he co-founded SCI-Arc in 1972 and then later succeeded Ray Kappe as the school's director. Rotondi also previously worked in Morphosis with Thom Mayne in 1975.</p><p>Learn more about Rotondi on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/roto_architects_michael_rotondi_to_receive_richard_j._neutra_medal_at_cal_p/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112437604/la-s-unbuilt-freeways LA's Unbuilt Freeways Nicholas Korody 2014-10-29T20:45:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T17:27:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8ge14o6n16v44p9c.jpg" width="487" height="644" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles' vast freeway system is incomplete &mdash; at least by the standards of its architects. In the 1940s, freeways were sketched through Santa Monica Boulevard, along Melrose, Highland and La Brea avenues, and near the Griffith Observatory. Many of L.A.'s freeways were built during the 1960s, but a combination of a freeway revolt, skyrocketing costs and a failure to increase the gas tax doomed the expansion of the freeway system during the 1970s.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Whew.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112418303/the-broad-kinda-sorta-has-an-opening-date-fall-2015 The Broad Kinda Sorta Has an Opening Date: Fall 2015 Alexander Walter 2014-10-29T14:41:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T17:24:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6z10t3ha00p7w7zn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we last checked in with Eli Broad&rsquo;s eponymous downtown museum, its fall 2014 debut had been pushed back to some time in 2015. Today it was announced that the institution will open in fall 2015, although no precise date was given. [...] The multi-story building, designed Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is still in the midst of construction. When it opens it will join two MOCA facilities and the Japanese American National Museum, making the northern end of downtown something of a museum hub.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112259973/los-angeles-cultural-boom-gives-city-s-artists-spaces-they-can-call-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles cultural boom gives city&rsquo;s artists spaces they can call home</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101037764/eli-broad-s-art-showcase-in-los-angeles-still-unfinished-sues-over-delays" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eli Broad&rsquo;s Art Showcase in Los Angeles, Still Unfinished, Sues Over Delays</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82061530/eli-broad-s-art-museum-designed-by-ds-r-to-open-in-late-2014-and-will-offer-free-admission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eli Broad's art museum, designed by DS+R, to open in late 2014 and will offer free admission</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/112415888/acadia-conference-2014-architectural-auto-show ACADIA Conference 2014: Architectural Auto Show Anthony Morey 2014-10-29T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T19:25:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rrrysx6e6jrkwh2.jpg" width="514" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/426122/acadia-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Acadia 2014</a> was presented this year at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angles from October 23-25. The term "Design Agency" was the cornerstone term of discourse through out the conference. It would be considered from different angles, including but not limited to: materiality, fabrication, and programming.&nbsp;The conference also considered the impact of external influencers, such as games and art, that have shaped our industry through their usage and invention of tools &ndash; the same tools that made ACADIA &nbsp;possible. Keynote speakers such as Will Wright (Creator of The Sims, SimCity and Spore), Casey Reas (Co-Creator of Processing and Artist) and Zaha Hadid (Zaha Hadid Architects) provided touchstones throughout the conference's weekend.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpzpxiwdjk414w4i.jpg"></p><p><em>[Zaha Hadid's keynote]</em></p><p>The cross-pollination of Architecture with other disciplines has allowed for ACADIA to broaden its scope since its inception in the early 1980s, making the conference more inclusive. The ability to call upon a wide array of spea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112357287/vying-for-attention-reporting-from-acadia-conference-day-3 Vying for Attention: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 3 Anthony Morey 2014-10-28T20:42:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T19:30:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld4u9alv7pxb419r.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Day one at Acadia 2014 found us in the 2D world. Day Two in reality. Day Three was to be somewhere in-between those. It found us dealing with Temporal and Data Agency. Temporal dealing with time and Data with evaluation.&nbsp;A mixing of the two worlds was at play. We weren&rsquo;t here nor there. Somewhere in a digital version of Alice and Wonderland. Interaction, movement and perception were mixing seamlessly. Our understanding of reality has been expanded through the digital. Our viewing of the world and our society has been exploited. Subsequently, our social understanding of its impact and influence is coming to fruition, and an area of focus emerges.</p><p>Tools such as Google Earth, robotic arms, smart phones and countless others have forced us into a purgatory of realms all vying for our attention. We live in a three-dimensional world, we build three-dimensional objects, we think in three-dimensions, yet all our tools until recently have dealt in the 2D.&nbsp;How many times have we sat in front of...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112334716/grimshaw-gruen-s-l-a-union-station-master-plan-approved-for-implementation Grimshaw + Gruen's L.A. Union Station Master Plan approved for implementation Justine Testado 2014-10-28T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-28T14:08:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6t43vyqpkbpfpcn.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The L.A. Metro Board of Directors officially approved the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan in downtown L.A. to advance from planning to implementation. For the past two years, Metro has worked with a consultant team led by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/gruenassociates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates</a> to expand the iconic station, which is registered as a national historical landmark. Since Union Station opened in 1939, ridership continues to approach 110,000 trips per day and is expected to increase up to nearly 197,000 per day by 2040. L.A. Metro purchased the station in 2011.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzarh8kozm2h8nrn.jpg"></p><p>The master plan development program consists of 3.25 million sq. feet of the Union Station property. The plan includes the preservation of the historic station, renovations to the station's perimeter, and adding new commercial developments like retail, hotel, and housing.</p><p>With today's approval, Metro can begin its initial implementation strategy for near-term projects, which includes a programmatic environmental review of the recommended trans...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112259973/los-angeles-cultural-boom-gives-city-s-artists-spaces-they-can-call-home Los Angeles cultural boom gives city’s artists spaces they can call home Alexander Walter 2014-10-27T13:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:51:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/df/dfc412c65bea37363e7ea8e7b76fd3b1.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;People used to complain that people went to New York to buy what they could buy in LA,&rdquo; said Kathy Halbreich, the associate director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think that happens anymore. I think there&rsquo;s a recognition that the city matters, that the people aren&rsquo;t just there for the weather. You see a level of ambition that&rsquo;s been ratcheted up.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112032093/architecture-in-flux-reporting-from-acadia-conference-day-1 Architecture in Flux: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 1 Anthony Morey 2014-10-24T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T19:10:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4ebm4h5qaggei6fi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Proof of concept, experiments, process, a shot in the dark. The Acadia Conference of 2014 started off sounding more like a science conference than a forum for cutting edge architectural exploration.&nbsp;Topics such as walls, threshold, corner, access, and sketching were far from the main topics of exploration; instead something else had taken hold.</p><p>Reality, our movements, our ideas, they were formulated and described with symbols, numbers and variables more at home in a calculus class. It presents a new lens to see architecture through, a way to view it from a place where the designer did not feel the burden of immediate complete authorship; but inviting them into a system that already had its own qualities, ones to question and react to, a modern day mathematical rorschach.&nbsp;Architecture has been in flux, moving with extreme haste in multiple directions, from formal discovery, mathematical testing, materials exploration and so forth.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/php5ceoz00iopxv6.jpg"></p><p>Acadia 2014 is our chance to engage into one of the bra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112032899/get-lectured-ucla-2014-15 Get Lectured: UCLA, 2014-15 Justine Testado 2014-10-24T15:01:00-04:00 >2014-10-24T15:01:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mmh7g8agfinioyh.jpg" width="514" height="764" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster comes from University of California, Los Angeles Architect &amp; Urban Design with their upcoming 2014-15 lecture series beginning Monday, October 27.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30 p.m. in Perloff Hall DeCafe on the UCLA campus.</p><p><strong>2014</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 27</em><br>Nader Tehrani / Principal, NADAAA; Professor - MIT School of Architecture</p><p><em>Nov. 17</em><br>John Ruble / Partner, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects &amp; Planners</p><p><strong>2015</strong></p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p><em>Jan. 12</em><br>Preston Scott Cohen / Principal, Preston Scott Cohen Inc.; Chair - Harvard Graduate School of Design</p><p><em>Jan. 26</em><br>Experimental Jetset - graphic ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111897927/tour-los-angeles-history-with-ucla-s-new-interactive-urban-trail-app Tour Los Angeles history with UCLA's new interactive urban trail app Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-23T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:05:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hthdmjfuzz785nh.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public parks do much more than provide places to play, relax or exercise &nbsp;&ndash; they can also preserve portions of the natural landscapes, and remind us of our city&rsquo;s history. In Los Angeles&rsquo; urban core, where public parks are few and much of the landscape has already been paved in concrete, combining peace and preservation becomes more difficult. But embracing infrastructure can lead to novel and engaging park systems, as seen in projects like the High Line, and now, in <a href="http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22272" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles' State Historic Park (LASHP)</a>.</p><p>Situated in a former rail-switching yard in LA's Chinatown, LASHP sits at the base of Elysian Park&rsquo;s hills, stretching between an active light-rail line and the Los Angeles River. While still under construction, the park is already the focal point of an urban trail project, LASHP Trails, initially drafted by local high school students and developed by UCLA&rsquo;s <a href="http://remap.ucla.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP)</a>. Originating in and around the park, the trails lead walk...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111277679/vertical-studio-at-sci-arc-proposes-a-hybrid-brothel-child-care-center Vertical Studio at SCI-Arc Proposes a Hybrid Brothel/Child-Care Center Sponsor 2014-10-15T12:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-27T09:37:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rf3577ph766ojir1.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a></em><br>&nbsp;<p></p><p>SCI-Arc&rsquo;s elective vertical studios pair small groups of upper-level, graduate and undergraduate, students with elite faculty and international architects. In these studios, students develop projects which explore particular interests and focus. They have the opportunity to work with architects visiting the school, and gain insight into a broad range of issues concerning approaches to building, the environment, technology, theoretical stances, and personal interests.</p><p>Visiting faculty Jeff Kipnis&rsquo; design studio, one of 10 vertical studios offered at SCI-Arc this fall, is focused on developing a design proposal for a hybrid brothel/child-care center (watch studio intro above). The unique brothel will offer female and male services to select clients with a full range of additional optional accommodations including gourmet meals, fine libations and entertainment. The day-care/pre-school accepts infants...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111184419/michael-maltzan-s-one-santa-fe-tries-to-make-density-appealing-in-los-angeles Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe tries to make density appealing in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-13T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:18:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/baae44aca1a9035297357bd86617bd17.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is a fractal of contemporary Los Angeles architecture, the fragment that both contains and helps explain the whole. [...] What gives the $165-million project its unusual symbolic power is that it takes the generic stuff of a typical L.A. apartment building &mdash; a wood frame slathered in white stucco and lifted above a concrete parking deck &mdash; and expands it dramatically to urban scale. [...] The design takes banality and stretches it like taffy in the direction of monumentality.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/110889056/spf-a-s-wallis-annenberg-center-recognized-at-california-preservation-design-awards SPF:a’s Wallis Annenberg Center recognized at California Preservation Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-10-09T18:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:21:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wb8uj4nyosihy7dy.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts by Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPF:a) broke ground in 2010, the new arts building continues to gain recognition, most recently at the 31st California Preservation Design Awards. Situated in the heart of sunny Beverly Hills, California, the Wallis Annenberg Center complex also includes the restored and renovated historic 1934 Beverly Hills Post Office building.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mrm6fdp73mbhgudp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/amvwbcvb1p48s1fz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo8mh6l8eyv1eaot.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0qoqp97129hhqyu.jpg"></p><p>More photos and project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/spfas_wallis_annenberg_center_recognized_at_california_preservation_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p>