Archinect - News 2016-12-07T09:29:21-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981496/listen-to-our-final-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one Listen to our final interviews from 'Next Up: The LA River' on One-to-One! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T16:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T16:53:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1s6foq21ygqyhmvu.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed out on&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975308/join-us-this-saturday-for-next-up-the-l-a-river-ft-mia-lehrer-christopher-hawthorne-and-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>, Archinect Sessions' podcasting event? Now you can listen to the whole thing, released in two parts on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>. Last week, we released the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980500/now-you-can-listen-to-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first half of the interviews</a>, and this week we've got the rest.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's playlist of live recordings features interviews with:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979380/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-5-with-lou-pesce-of-metabolic-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lou Pesce</strong></a>&nbsp;(designer with Metabolic Studio)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Julia Meltzer</strong></a>&nbsp;(director and founder of Clockshop, a non-profit arts organization) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Timme</a>&nbsp;</strong>(co-director of LA-M&aacute;s)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Renee Dake Wilson</strong></a>&nbsp;(partner at Dake Wilson Architects and VP of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Robinson</a>&nbsp;</strong>(assistant professor of architecture at USC and principal at Office of Outdoor Research)</p><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a>&nbsp;</strong>(founder and president at Mia Lehrer + Associates)</p><p>Individual episodes are available on Archinect Sessions. Listen and subscribe&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong>One-to-One</strong>&nbsp;#48, featuring the last four interviews from<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a></strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the lo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981495/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T15:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T19:44:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/epcd90b6qdwny3md.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8397/fast-forward-future-of-play" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fast Forward: Future of Play |&nbsp;December 8</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lb/lbu1ose42xuzmrxd.jpg"></p><p>In the rapidly expanding markets of VR and robotics, interactions based on play and, well, fun are increasingly scrutinized for marketable potentials. Hear representatives from Disney and Mattel discuss the future of play in our Internet-of-Everything world, and its implications for early childhood development.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8656/the-human-beast-art-of-maxine-kim-stussy-jan-stussy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Human Beast: Art of Maxine Kim Stussy &amp; Jan Stussy |&nbsp;Opening on December 10</a><strong>,</strong> recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8d/8d52ju711zycleqk.jpg"><em>Stuss...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980848/santa-monica-s-impossibly-green-building-dreams-the-challenging-path-to-living-building-certification Santa Monica's 'impossibly green' building dreams: the challenging path to Living Building certification Alexander Walter 2016-11-30T14:57:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T17:31:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ie/ieanteww318tv4hp.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a small and skinny lot wedged behind its historic city hall, Santa Monica is trying to accomplish something that has never been done before in California. By 2020, the city hopes to construct a 50,000-square-foot city services building that will meet the requirements of the International Living Future Institute&rsquo;s &ldquo;Living Building Challenge&rdquo; &mdash; the most stringent environmental building standard in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Should the city succeed it will prove that net-zero water is possible in our arid climate, even in a drought &mdash;&nbsp;and that if we&rsquo;re serious about staving off the effects of drought and climate change, we should settle for no less. It will also familiarize code officials with new innovations, making it easier for developers to build sustainably."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975987/say-goodbye-to-clunky-solar-panels-and-hello-to-tesla-s-sleek-new-glass-solar-roof-tiles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say goodbye to clunky solar panels, and hello to Tesla's sleek new glass solar roof tiles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965794/architecture-dean-poh-says-reduction-in-energy-savings-is-not-enough-i-am-for-net-zero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71829118/seattle-s-super-green-bullitt-center-opened-on-earth-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle&rsquo;s Super-Green Bullitt Center Opened on Earth Day</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980528/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-28T17:11:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:31:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8dy0wz86ef6bjc1.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8650/live-filming-rad-bad-and-sad-talk-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live Filming: Rad, Bad, and Sad (Talk Show) |&nbsp;December 4</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/g0/g0kgzd49sfd71nf5.jpg"></p><p>Materials &amp; Applications is something of an LA-architecture institution. Right now, they have an&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8429/the-kid-gets-out-of-the-picture-at-materials-applications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interesting exhibit</a>&nbsp;up in their courtyard space: "a contemporary update on the aesthetic principles of early 19th century English landscape architecture". Head over on Sunday night for some "bantering" on past exhibitions held at the space with Joseph Adam Dunn and Ben Warwas.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8651/enchanted-forest-of-light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enchanted: Forest of Light | Open now until Jan...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s Listen to 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session #6: Julia Meltzer (Clockshop) and Elizabeth Timme (LA-Más) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-22T14:46:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T18:57:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z0/z0a5f5nn5k3xxprt.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For this Mini-Session from our Next Up: The LA River event, Nicholas Korody spoke with Elizabeth Timme, co-director of the urban design and architecture non-profit <a href="http://archinect.com/mas.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA-M&aacute;s</a>, and Julia Meltzer, director and founder of non-profit arts organization, Clockshop.</p><p>Both Clockshop and LA-M&aacute;s are located within Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown&mdash;a sliver of a neighborhood bordered by the LA River, the 5 and the 2 freeways. In recent years, Frogtown (predominantly a low-density neighborhood of single-family homes) has become a major focus in LA conversations about gentrification and development, and both Timme's and Meltzer's work is heavily invested in their context. Clockshop (in collaboration with California State Parks) has its HQ in Frogtown and hosts art events in the Bowtie, an undeveloped plot of land along the river. In 2015, LA-M&aacute;s led a community "co-visioning process" (the 'Futuro de Frogtown') to determine the kind of development decisions residents were concerned about.</p><p>Korody spoke with b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979718/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-21T19:06:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:49:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m3vyc9bj7bggh77y.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8025/michael-sorkin-studio-and-terreform-metrophysics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform: Metrophysics |&nbsp;Open now until December 4</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9u/9umojpce7555qr20.jpg"></p><p>In 2005, Michael Sorkin Studio underwent "mitosis" through the founding of Terreform, a practice focused on "non-commercial&mdash;even utopian&mdash;projects and ambitions," such that the Studio could focus entirely on "ordinary" building while both firms profited from the other's research experience. This exhibit at SCI-Arc is testament to that relationship, looking to "projects with meanings rooted i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979642/homelessness-decreased-this-year-in-the-us-but-increased-in-cities-including-la Homelessness decreased this year in the US, but increased in cities including LA Julia Ingalls 2016-11-21T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T14:34:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dm/dm5scrgqxtwr6zyo.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Accurately tracking a population that has no permanent home has always been a challenge for those who attempt to put together figures on homelessness. Many studies elect to count transients one night each year in order to create some form of consistency. Using that method, a study by the Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that figures for homelessness seem to down overall across the nation as of January 2016, while certain cities such as Los Angeles and Washington D.C. have experienced significant upticks. As <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/17/502359805/homelessness-in-the-u-s-was-down-slightly-over-the-past-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NPR</a> explains:</p><p>"But some areas bucked the trend. Washington, D.C., saw a 14.4 percent increase in homelessness, over 1,000 more people, and there were an additional 2,680 homeless people in Los Angeles County, an increase of 6.5 percent. The Dallas and Seattle areas also had big increases, 21.3 and 6.0 percent, respectively."</p><p>For more on homelessness:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How 4 US cities are applying architectural solutions to homelessness</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945541/bay-area-media-ban-together-for-homelessness-advocacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bay Area media ban together for homelessness ad...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978475/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-14T20:40:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:16:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bv/bv8u44axaege3ztr.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8393/socal-storylines-housing-l-a-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SoCal Storylines: Housing L.A.&rsquo;s future | November 16</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/su/sudcjxu8b2yvcao7.jpg">Photo: John Williams PHD/Flickr, image via scpr.org</p><p>The Milken Institute in Santa Monica hosts the third installment of KPCC's SoCal Storylines: Conversations with movers and shakers series. This time the focus is on the topic of housing, and panelists will discuss affordable housing in Los Angeles, housing for the homeless, as well as budgetary concerns and infrastructure needs.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8498/the-algorithm-in-the-room-an-evening-of-the-post-geographic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Algorithm ...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977282/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-07T14:37:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T18:05:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/mu31fb1lwt4pwgo2.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8398/fast-forward-considered-consumerism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fast Forward: Considered Consumerism | November 10</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c2/c2l8jgtft6z8dy5t.jpg"></p><p>Depending on how the election turns out, come Thursday you may either be selling all your possessions to buy that ticket to Canada, or embarking on a celebratory shopping spree. Either way, it's a good time to consider how the role of consumerism, particularly in local marketplaces, shapes California culture. This event, hosted by Take Two's Alex Cohen, will take a look at Californian cons...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976710/john-southern-unpacks-the-role-of-the-skyscraper-in-the-21st-century-city-at-a-new-exhibition-at-jai-jai-gallery John Southern unpacks the role of the skyscraper in the 21st century city at a new exhibition at Jai & Jai Gallery Nicholas Korody 2016-11-03T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:43:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9n/9n9454wuuimd6v6i.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the public imaginary, skyscrapers represent something like the pinnacle of architecture. Cities compete to have the tallest. The most iconic become keychains. Tourists wait for hours&mdash;and forfeit cash&mdash;to climb to their tops. But according to <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a> of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/people/52674846/urban-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Operations</a>, there is something deeply sinister about the skyscraper and its role in the contemporary city.</p><p>&ldquo;If the early modernist skyscraper proposals of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe were attempts at utopian urbanity and aesthetic prowess, then today&rsquo;s towers reflect a darker, more nihilistic attitude toward spatial democracy,&rdquo; writes Southern in a text accompanying his new exhibit <em>Hot on the Heels of Love: Sensational Speculations</em>, which opens this Saturday at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/620593/jai-jai-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jai &amp; Jai Gallery</a> in Los Angeles.</p><p>&ldquo;Packed with every experience and function, and produced in almost every shape and material finish imaginable, the contemporary skyscraper has become a disaffected breeding ground for neoliberal proposals, which reject the op...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976668/frank-gehry-s-sunset-strip-mixed-user-unanimously-approved-by-l-a-city-council Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-03T13:17:00-04:00 >2016-11-13T14:00:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y2ep92ufvbml8g6c.jpg" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the developer, Townscape Partners, agreed to reduce its tallest tower to 178 feet and add more affordable housing and more parking spaces. It will also provide $2 million to ease traffic congestion. The project will have 229 residential units, including 38 for low-income families. There will be 65,000 square feet of commercial space and a pedestrian plaza.</p></em><br /><br /><p>When Gehry's Sunset Strip development was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960952/frank-gehry-s-sunset-strip-mixed-user-approved-by-la-city-planning-commission-with-15-affordable-units" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">approved by the L.A. City Planning Commission</a> last August, the plan called for 28 affordable housing units (15% of the total stock)&mdash;a number that some at the Commission meeting were concerned set a "low bar" for a development of its size, stature and density (especially given the city's ongoing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960208/california-lawmakers-turn-to-granny-flats-to-help-ease-housing-shortage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing crisis</a>).</p><p>The City Council's approval came with 10 more affordable housing units&mdash;approximately 17% of the total stock. The entire project includes two residential towers, a shopping center and gardens.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Take a VR tour of the new L.A. Federal Courthouse, an &ldquo;unusually polished work of civic architecture&rdquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975291/take-a-vr-tour-of-the-new-l-a-federal-courthouse-an-unusually-polished-work-of-civic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a VR tour of the new L.A. Federal Courthouse, an &ldquo;unusually polished work of civic architecture&rdquo;</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb helps the homeless while getting involved with L.A.'s City Council" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975205/airbnb-helps-the-homeless-while-getting-involved-with-l-a-s-city-council" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb helps the homeless while getting involved with L.A.'s City Council</a></li><li><a title="How Frank Gehry was won over to design the Watts Children's Institute pro bono" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974688/how-frank-gehry-was-won-over-to-design-the-watts-children-s-institute-pro-bono" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Frank Gehry was won over to design the Watts Children's Institute pro bono</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975989/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-10-31T15:21:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T22:44:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mj8u1ihsc26fajf.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We could've sworn on Frank Lloyd Wright's ghost that October barely started, and yet Halloween is here. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8545/mia-lehrer-recalibrating-the-los-angeles-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer: "Recalibrating The Los Angeles River" | October 31</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/q8/q8kpj66vmtkbti1z.jpg"></p><p>As a key figure in the River's 2007 master plan, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a> was working on revitalization efforts long before Frank Gehry became involved. Her perspective on the River and its impact on LA's landscape urbanism is invaluable, making her talk at USC a must-do for anyone interested in the river.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8543/lecture-amale-andraos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lecture:&nbsp;Amale Andraos | November 2</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zd/zdhcex2lkxmtlf0d.jpg"><em>Photo by Raymond Adams.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943271/dismantled-models-amale-andraos-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-21" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amale Andraos</a>, dean of Columbia GSAPP and founder of WorkAC, will be lecturing at USC this Tuesday. Her...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975726/bid-for-a-cocktail-party-at-the-vdl-a-hostage-situationist-experience-and-more-fun-items-in-l-a-forum-s-2016-auction Bid for a cocktail party at the VDL, a “Hostage Situationist” experience, and more fun items in L.A. Forum's 2016 auction Justine Testado 2016-10-28T15:02:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:05:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhbgwz5h5if50rvn.jpg" width="650" height="944" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is hosting a silent online auction as part of their Fall Benefit starting now until November 13. When architecture is involved, the items up for bidding are bound to be an interesting mix &mdash; and the more than 80 items in this particular auction don't disappoint.</p><p>Bidders can choose from books signed by the likes of Frank Gehry, Barbara Bestor, and Aaron Betsky, unique hand-made accessories, photographs, and one-of-a-kind experiences (Hostage Situationist, anyone?), all ranging from $50 to $1,000 &mdash; so no need to worry about million-dollar pricetags here. For starters, here are some items that caught our attention:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8x/8xbdrb0cg2cchf27.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pb/pbrpwi36xxrnorly.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/as/asve3mteddejdvxq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5h/5h56pdhqw4vi854w.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a9/a9gttg8lv6b83ide.jpg"><br><em>All screenshots via L.A. Forum.</em></p><p>Find all the auction items <a href="https://lafaud16.auction-bid.org/microsite/items" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;More info <a href="https://lafaud16.auction-bid.org/microsite/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975543/check-out-mad-s-new-la-and-sf-designs-for-the-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art Check out MAD's new LA and SF designs for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Julia Ingalls 2016-10-27T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T03:02:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sc/sclji6q9egyi4pb5.jpg" width="650" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After a <a href="http://Even%20after%20improved%20plan,%20Lucas%20Museum%20still%20mired%20in%20legal%20and%20financial%20problems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">long and obstructive political process</a> (and some sad looking pics of Rahm Emanuel) George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art decided to abandon its attempt to build in Chicago and now is looking toward the Golden State: specifically, Treasure Island in San Francisco and Exposition Park in Los Angeles. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ma Yansong</a> of MAD architects has subsequently whipped up some new proposed designs for each locale. First up, Exposition Park:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/um/um2qjteynesjzab1.jpg"></p><p>And Treasure Island:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nc/nchsi4wslc54ypfy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q8/q8tc9zsre17hjwir.jpg"></p><p>For more on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148349625/chicago-site-of-george-lucas-museum-in-legal-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago site of George Lucas' museum in legal battle</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775111/uncompromising-design-part-of-newly-disclosed-reasons-for-why-lucas-museum-didn-t-go-to-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975291/take-a-vr-tour-of-the-new-l-a-federal-courthouse-an-unusually-polished-work-of-civic-architecture Take a VR tour of the new L.A. Federal Courthouse, an “unusually polished work of civic architecture” Justine Testado 2016-10-25T20:01:00-04:00 >2016-11-04T00:21:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iq/iqodpjmebmxtfr5r.jpg" width="616" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The $350-million, 633,000-square-foot courthouse, designed by Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill, is an unusually polished work of civic architecture &mdash; especially by the standards of Los Angeles...This is a building that wants to look respectable and rational but not staid, one that is fairly conventional on the horizontal plane and takes a significant if measured chance on the vertical one. Still, it&rsquo;s a chance that pays off.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Christopher Hawthorne gives a thumbs up in his review of SOM's design for the now-completed Los Angeles U.S. Courthouse, which appears to &ldquo;float&rdquo; in mid-air. Don't forget to check out a virtual tour of the building in the video below.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79843738/la-federal-courthouse-under-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Federal Courthouse under construction</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63275169/skidmore-owings-merrill-to-design-federal-courthouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill to Design Federal Courthouse</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975205/airbnb-helps-the-homeless-while-getting-involved-with-l-a-s-city-council Airbnb helps the homeless while getting involved with L.A.'s City Council Julia Ingalls 2016-10-25T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T13:29:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g34nm7ku9mo07brv.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After being criticized for helping to displace renters by inadvertently motivating landlords to turn long-term rentals into short-term hotel-like quarters, Airbnb is getting political and donating $100,000 to Los Angeles' Proposition HHH, which would require city officials to raise tax dollars to build 10,000 units of homeless housing. According to an article in the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-airbnb-homeless-housing-20161018-snap-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Times:</a></p><p>"The contribution&nbsp;comes as a proposed ordinance&nbsp;to regulate short-term rentals is working its way to the&nbsp;<a title="Los Angeles City Council" href="http://www.latimes.com/topic/politics-government/government/los-angeles-city-council-ORGOVV0000379-topic.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Council</a>. The measure, approved in June by the Los Angeles Planning Commission, would limit short-term&nbsp;rentals to 180 days per year,&nbsp;exclude&nbsp;rent-controlled units and impose a tax on rentals.</p><p>Airbnb welcomes&nbsp;being regulated&nbsp;but is not endorsing all the terms of&nbsp;the proposal as is, said spokesman Christopher Nully."&nbsp;</p><p>Airbnb in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973652/airbnb-adds-a-frank-lloyd-wright-home-the-cooke-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb adds a Frank Lloyd Wright home, the Cooke House</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961108/airbnb-turns-to-urban-planning-as-it-looks-towards-the-future-of-home-sharing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb turns to urban planning as it looks towards the future of home-sharing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968386/airbnb-offers-landlords-a-cut-of-the-profits" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb offers landlords a cut of the profi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974741/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-10-24T15:56:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T18:16:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7m/7mtyg3dzfhyghfru.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We could've sworn on Frank Lloyd Wright's ghost that October barely started, and yet Halloween festivities are upon us.&nbsp;As always, the&nbsp;city is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8458/between-east-and-west-day-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Between East and West: Day One and Two | October 25-26</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/mk/mkzotkgcmsi2vsnx.jpg"><em>Yokosuka Museum of Art, Japan, designed by Riken Yamamoto, 2007. Image via Wikipedia.</em></p><p>Don't miss this two-day lecture series at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design's Perloff Hall: organized by Hitoshi Abe, the event presents the globe-spanning work of Japanese archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963868/win-dingbat-2-0-a-critical-study-of-l-a-s-most-ubiquitous-vernacular-typology Win “Dingbat 2.0”, a critical study of L.A.'s most ubiquitous vernacular typology Justine Testado 2016-10-24T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-11-02T23:09:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6q/6qiz0fjnpjopmqf0.jpg" width="650" height="797" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Dingbat&nbsp;2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis&nbsp;</em>is the first full-length critical study of the dingbat apartment, the stucco-clad boxy &ldquo;building code creature&rdquo; that is the Southland's most ubiquitous and mundane vernacular typology.&nbsp;Co-edited by Radical Craft founder&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/radicalcraft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Stein</a> and architect and educator&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thurmangrant.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thurman Grant</a>, the&nbsp;book&nbsp;is the latest initiative in the Dingbat 2.0 project, following the&nbsp;LA Forum's 2010 Dingbat 2.0 competition.</p><p>The nearly 300-page publication features essays by figures like Barbara Bestor, Aaron Betsky, Dana Cuff, John Kaliski, the editors themselves, and more. It also includes a Dingbat Field Guide, a fun-to-read section of critical responses and comments from both architects and non-architects, and winning entries of the&nbsp;Dingbat 2.0&nbsp;competition.</p><p>Thanks to <a href="http://doppelhouse.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies to our readers!</p><p>Joshua Stein and Thurman Grant took a moment with Archinect to share more details about the book. Read on f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974688/how-frank-gehry-was-won-over-to-design-the-watts-children-s-institute-pro-bono How Frank Gehry was won over to design the Watts Children's Institute pro bono Alexander Walter 2016-10-21T13:44:00-04:00 >2016-11-02T01:38:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/29/29f1e513df8f2af6222f16869186b812.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We explained what the agency does and what we stand for, and he gave me a handshake right there," offering to work pro bono. [...] Of his design &mdash; a series of two-story, garden-surrounded buildings that echo the modest scale of the neighborhood, their shiny roofs the only Gehry-esque note &mdash; he says: "This building is not fancy but has all of my heart and soul in it. I worked hard to make spaces for the kids and families that would use it so that they would feel special."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Gehry's Watts involvement previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136670734/frank-gehry-designed-children-s-center-planned-for-watts-neighborhood-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry-designed children's center planned for Watts neighborhood in L.A.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104938794/can-a-frank-gehry-design-help-change-the-dynamic-of-watts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can a Frank Gehry design help change the dynamic of Watts?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974532/tom-wiscombe-redesigns-the-l-a-billboard-and-is-chosen-over-zaha-hadid-s-proposal Tom Wiscombe redesigns the L.A. billboard (and is chosen over Zaha Hadid's proposal) Julia Ingalls 2016-10-20T12:39:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T23:01:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/thfp25mfocg94qdi.jpg" width="650" height="479" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although Los Angeles has had its battles over <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493929/supergraphics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">supergraphics</a>&mdash;those painted on advertisements that often stretch multiple stories on a building's facade&mdash;the billboard as a concept has received substantially less attention, unless the provocative imagery on it causes fender benders. However, Tom Wiscombe's proposal for digital, vertically aligned, two-sided billboards that allow people to walk inside of them injects new life into an otherwise sleepy structure, making them less car-centric and more about public space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1c/1cbx0q7rghsbu70n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kwdmarki1zlgb3dr.jpg"></p><p>The proposed billboards, which were chosen via a West Hollywood RFP over designs submitted by <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a>, and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/46108/mak-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAK Center</a>, will be placed in public plazas along West Hollywood's section of Sunset Boulevard.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w5/w5v7a805fj1lk4ng.jpg"></p><p>For more on Tom Wiscombe:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149823829/a-liberal-education-tom-wiscombe-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Liberal Education: Tom Wiscombe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #14</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122304156/take-a-peek-at-tom-wiscombe-s-underground-old-bank-district-museum-scheme-for-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a peek at Tom Wiscombe's "underground" Old Bank District Museum scheme for L.A.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83617031/moscow-new-ncca-entry-by-tom-wiscombe-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow New NCCA Entry by Tom Wiscombe Design</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974240/peter-zumthor-didn-t-like-his-own-conventional-renderings-for-lacma-and-will-release-new-images Peter Zumthor didn't like his own "conventional renderings" for LACMA (and will release new images) Nicholas Korody 2016-10-18T18:40:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T22:28:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0q/0qvswktlltreafmu.jpg" width="650" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;They were conventional renderings, which I personally don't like so much," Peter Zumthor states in an interview with <a href="http://www.cladglobal.com/CLADnews/architecture-design/Peter-Zumthor-LACMA-Los-Angeles-Architecture/327628" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLADnews</a>, referring to the widely-criticized <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">renderings</a> of his proposed building for LACMA that were released in August. Relating that the renderings were created strictly for the purposes of an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965271/lacma-hosts-a-public-scoping-meeting-for-the-planned-zumthor-designed-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">environmental review</a>, Zumthor says his team is working on new images, made by photographing models (Zumthor is known to prefer models to digital renderings). &ldquo;The models allow us to take pictures with natural daylight, the light of the sun, which makes a lot of difference,&rdquo; he explains. &ldquo;These will explain the building better.&rdquo;</p><p>Elsewhere in the interview, Zumthor describes his plans in his typical spiritual language: &ldquo;You&rsquo;ll have this almost sacred, sublime kind of experience, but I would also like to accommodate the profane, the dirty, the normal, the everyday.&rdquo; He also employs a forestial analogy to describe the placement of art in the proposed museum, which eschews traditio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974206/get-lectured-east-los-angeles-college-fall-16 Get Lectured: East Los Angeles College, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-10-18T15:28:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T22:28:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f9/f9n9f97itrmdm13o.jpg" width="650" height="1005" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a> has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District. Check out the featured speakers in their Fall '16 lecture series starting in November.</p><p><strong>Nov 4</strong><br>Yasushi Ishida</p><p><strong>Nov 18</strong><br>Katrin Terstegen</p><p><strong>Dec 2</strong><br>Rob Berry</p><p>Lectures begin at&nbsp;7:30 p.m.&nbsp;at the Main Auditorium, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park. Free and open to the public.</p><p>Learn more about ELAC Architecture&nbsp;<a href="http://elarchitecture.weebly.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>P...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974079/archinect-presents-next-up-the-l-a-river-at-the-a-d-museum-on-saturday-october-29 Archinect presents Next Up: The L.A. River, at the A+D Museum on Saturday, October 29! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-18T12:06:00-04:00 >2016-10-26T17:36:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/y4/y4zi21zdfj0jr6a8.gif" width="1200" height="926" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest installment of Archinect's live podcasting series, <em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/646036/next-up/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a></em>,&nbsp;we're&nbsp;focusing on the L.A. River, and the&nbsp;wide swath of urbanist concerns within its ongoing master planning efforts.</p><p>It could be the project that makes, or breaks, Los Angeles. With a complex historical legacy and an often-misunderstood ecology, the L.A. River&rsquo;s 51-mile stretch is at once a huge urban opportunity, and to many, an even bigger eyesore. Thirty years ago, nonprofit Friends of the Los Angeles River was founded to protect and advocate for the river, and shortly after, the City of L.A. began looking at ways to take better advantage of the immense resource. Since then, many more communities and stakeholders have joined the conversation, raising concerns of ecology, sustainability, gentrification, public space, affordable housing, social equity&mdash;a wealth of complexities that testifies to what a lightning rod of urbanist discourse the River has become.</p><p>While conversations about the L.A. River&rsquo;s future ha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974024/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-10-17T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-23T23:22:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fq/fqycd7vzvz1atjlu.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's back to the grind with a new season of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8024/preston-scott-cohen-and-hernan-diaz-alonso-duel-duet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preston Scott Cohen and Hernan Diaz Alonso: Duel + Duet |&nbsp;October 17</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lx/lxn619i651bvjlb5.jpg"></p><p>Don't miss this conversation with Scott Cohen, chair of architecture at Harvard University, as he and host Diaz Alonso, the director at SCI-Arc, discuss the issues affecting contemporary architecture education coast to coast.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8450/architecture-lobby-los-angeles-launch-party-think-in" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Lobby Los Angeles Launch Party + Think In | October 21</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dj/djdlgpqwsczkp3rl.jpg"></p><p>The Architecture Lobby, "an organization of architectural workers advocating for the value of architecture in the general public and for architectural work within the discipline", is l...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973148/one-of-the-iconic-arches-of-the-old-sixth-street-bridge-in-la-will-be-preserved One of the iconic arches of the old Sixth Street Bridge in LA will be preserved Nicholas Korody 2016-10-11T13:48:00-04:00 >2016-10-13T23:55:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46i590tcfxzh2gyj.jpg" width="650" height="481" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this year, the Sixth Street Bridge, which spans the Los Angeles River and connects the Arts District to Boyle Heights, was demolished due to a structural issue known as &ldquo;concrete rot&rdquo;. Built in 1932, the bridge held an iconic status in the collective imagination of the city, particularly due to its easily-recognizable silhouette, formed by two swooping, steel arches. Now officials report that one of these arches will be preserved and placed somewhere in the new, 8-acre park that will soon be beneath the new viaduct, which is designed by Michael Maltzan and features ribbon-like, Y-shaped columns. The city also gave away around 1,000 pieces of the bridge as commemorative objects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/60he5nfgckkj0tuz.jpg"></p><p><a href="https://www.theeastsiderla.com/2016/07/sixth-street-bridge-arch-to-be-salvaged-for-park/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t the Eastsider LA</a></p><p>For more on the Sixth Street Bridge, check out these articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960956/los-angeles-is-giving-away-1-000-pieces-of-its-demolished-6th-street-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles is giving away 1,000 pieces of its demolished 6th Street Bridge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147661460/la-mayor-eric-garcetti-slow-jams-101-freeway-closure-announcement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA mayor Eric Garcetti slow-jams 101 freeway closure announcement</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146816074/a-final-hurrah-for-l-a-s-sixth-street-viaduct" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A final hurrah for L.A.'s Sixth Street Viaduct</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59641528/hntb-maltzan-ac-martin-win-6th-street-bridge-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HNTB, Maltzan, AC Martin win 6th St...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149973016/developer-wants-to-revitalize-downtown-los-angeles-by-building-a-tower-with-plentiful-sky-pools Developer wants to revitalize downtown Los Angeles by building a tower with plentiful sky pools Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-10-10T18:39:00-04:00 >2016-10-13T23:52:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e7/e7958971a34a6af95a87294a41ef57e6.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The developer said in an emailed statement that many, though not all, of the residences would have terraces and cantilevered swimming pools &ldquo;with glass bottoms and sides that can be viewed by all.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;This will be a landmark building unlike anything else seen in California,&rdquo; said [developer Jeffrey] Fish [...] &ldquo;I am a big believer in downtown Los Angeles ... I believe that downtown is still in its juvenile phase and I am looking forward to being part of its long-term growth.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Known as Fifth and Hill, named for the intersection in downtown Los Angeles where it would be sited, the new development could take two possible forms: "a 55-story tower with 100 condos, 200 hotel rooms and 27,500 square feet of commercial space", or, "a 57-story tower with 142 condos and 25,000 square feet of commercial space." Both would have sky pools in many of the residential spaces.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/8r/8rihknhknag9hc0h.jpg"></p><p>Fish estimates Fifth and Hill is still "a couple years out" from breaking ground, but has already attached engineering firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17094732/thornton-tomasetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thornton Tomasetti</a> to the project.</p><p>Current temperature in Los Angeles: 79&deg;F. More swimming pools on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="London's oligarch-transformation continues with a &quot;sky pool&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134740546/london-s-oligarch-transformation-continues-with-a-sky-pool" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's oligarch-transformation continues with a "sky pool"</a></li><li><a title="Every pool in Los Angeles, mapped" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87936145/every-pool-in-los-angeles-mapped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Every pool in Los Angeles, mapped</a></li><li><a title="The Hypnotic Architecture Of Empty Swimming Pools" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79934718/the-hypnotic-architecture-of-empty-swimming-pools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Hypnotic Architecture Of Empty Swimming Pools</a></li><li><a title="Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW &quot;Pools &amp; Fountains&quot; Pinterest Board" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960684/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-pools-fountains-pinterest-board" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Pools &amp; Fountains" Pinterest Board</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972982/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-10-10T15:20:00-04:00 >2016-10-13T23:50:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ge/geg6grr6ubrp0gqm.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's back to the grind with a new season of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8414/the-idea-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Idea of Architecture | October 13</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/hw/hwok40i57bxi2k19.jpg"><em>From L to R: Sharon Johnston, photo by Eric Staudenmaier; Francois Perrin, photo by Kevin Scanlon; Michael Maltzan, photo by Ron Eschel.</em></p><p>Come see Sharon Johnston, Michael Maltzan, and Fran&ccedil;ois Perrin discuss architecture and its relationship to MOCA's concurrent exhibition, Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. Their varied niches in the world of architecture will no doubt strike thought-provoking tangential notes to Aitken's work, and enrich the exhibition's experience overall.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8348/where-architects-live-a-film-by-francesca-molteni" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Where Architects Live&rdquo; a film by Francesca Molteni | October 13</a>, ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149972975/get-lectured-ucla-2016-17 Get Lectured: UCLA, 2016-17 Justine Testado 2016-10-10T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-10-13T23:50:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0g/0g8idr2gc794gnso.jpg" width="650" height="967" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>UCLA Architecture and Urban Design will start their 2016-17 lecture series with a Distinguished Alumni Lecture&nbsp;from Robert Hale of Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Other speakers to look out for include&nbsp;Lorcan O'Herlihy, Dana Cuff, Hitoshi Abe, Georgina Huljich,&nbsp;and a range of Japanese architects in the two-day &ldquo;Between East and West&rdquo; event.</p><p><strong>Oct 17</strong><br>Robert Hale /&nbsp;Rios Clementi Hale Studios</p><p><strong>Oct 25</strong><br>Between East and West - Day One<br>Hiroshi Ota,&nbsp;Takeyama Kiyoshi Sei,&nbsp;Nadim Karam</p><p><strong>Oct 26</strong><br>Between East and West - Day Two<br>Osamu Tsukihashi,&nbsp;Kazumi Kudo,&nbsp;Hiroshi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971971/get-lectured-sci-arc-fall-16 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-10-04T13:41:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T00:17:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6l/6lg23g06wdhd1kjr.jpg" width="536" height="2000" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>'s Fall 2016 lecture events present a noteworthy lineup of practitioners like Amale Andraos, Enrique Norten, Preston Scott Cohen, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, and more. Upcoming exhibitions include&nbsp;Victor Jones' &ldquo;Infrastructural Etiquette&rdquo; on the controversial Basento Bridge and a&nbsp;site-specific exhibition by Michael Sorkin and Terreform. Listed below are upcoming events only.</p><p><strong>Oct 5</strong><br>Amale Andraos</p><p><strong>Oct 7</strong><br>Victor Jones: Infrastructural Etiquette<br>Library Gallery Opening Reception</p><p><strong>Oct 17</strong><br>Preston Scott Cohen &amp; Hernan Diaz Alonso<br>Duel + Duet conversation</p><p><strong>Oct...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971797/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-10-03T16:03:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T23:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gm/gmims4pacvwfcgdj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's back to the grind with a new season of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town that are not to be missed.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8347/transit-oriented-la-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transit Oriented LA | October 4</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/aq/aqfjs3l9bybyulq4.jpg"></p><p>Come hear big names in LA transportation and urban planning discuss the future of getting around in the region. Moderated by Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the LA Times, the event has a special reduced ticket price for students.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8022/sci-arc-lecture-amale-andraos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc Lecture: Amale Andraos | October 5</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/aw/awmprd2qfen4e6rp.jpg"></p><p>While the architecture monograph was once "thought to be dead", according to Amale Andraos, Dean of GSAPP at Columbia, its recent resurgence proves its continuing relevance. Andraos will lecture on WORKac, vis a vis the making of...</p>