Archinect - News 2016-07-25T20:43:49-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149959535/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T18:23:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r9zrfdi8i1r39ets.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events 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 LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7953/hear-la-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEAR LA workshop | July 29</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><a title="Image via Materials &amp; Applications." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/yj/yj0a90k7eea0vcju.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/yj/yj0a90k7eea0vcju.jpg"></a><em>Image via Materials &amp; Applications.</em></p><p>Spruce up your next design installation with immersive sound. Don't know how? Learn how to create your own quadraphonic audio recordings at this workshop with the help of artist George Jensen at Materials &amp; Applications. Based on the &ldquo;Hear LA: An Audio Document of Los Angeles&rdquo; sound installation at M&amp;A's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/7747/turf-a-mini-golf-project-launch-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TURF mini-golf course</a>, Jensen will demonstrate how to capture sounds around L.A. and offer advice on field recording techniques and devices.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7950/the-films-of-ed-ruscha-premium-and-miracle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Films of Ed Ruscha: Premium an...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959339/watch-seventy-years-of-downtown-la-s-architecture-compared-side-by-side Watch seventy years of Downtown LA's architecture compared side-by-side Alexander Walter 2016-07-22T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T18:01:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bunker Hill, an area of roughly five square blocks in downtown Los Angeles, holds a place in city lore similar to that of the water wars or&nbsp;the construction of Dodger Stadium: beginning in 1959, it was the subject of a massive urban-renewal project, in which &ldquo;improvement&rdquo; was generally defined by the people who stood to profit from it [...] subject of this short film by Keven McAlester, which compares what the same streets in downtown Los Angeles looked like in the nineteen-forties and today.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/cozaqk4ue0mmjn7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xtk16s2fapmlf1b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4j/4jguy1fkp8nlm5uc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g37yko3qk2lrpj2b.jpg"></p><p><em>Stills via YouTube.</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in &ldquo;Tangerine&rdquo;, is now permanently closed</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959341/contemporary-art-gentrification-artwashing Contemporary art + gentrification = 'artwashing'? Nicholas Korody 2016-07-22T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T13:57:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zsiz4ashmalp0g9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artwashing. What a great new political watchword. As in, watch out that your neighbourhood doesn&rsquo;t get &ldquo;artwashed&rdquo; too. Just look how Tate Modern has wrecked London and how the Guggenheim trashed Bilbao. Get away, ye galleries! Let&rsquo;s keep urban wastelands as bleak as they already are! It&rsquo;s a neat reversal of the thinking that has seen cities all over the world embrace art galleries, museums and biennials in pursuit of regeneration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The editorial hones in on struggles by residents of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights to push back against a rapid influx of galleries, which they view as the avant-garde of gentrification.</p><p>For more on the community's efforts to resist becoming the next Silverlake/Echo Park/Culver City/etc., check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood" target="_blank">Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley Justine Testado 2016-07-20T20:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T09:35:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vko6kp2af5nx894f.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mayor Eric Garcetti's office released a statement yesterday announcing that Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Oyler Wu Collaborative, and civil and structural engineering firm Psomas will&nbsp;design the final 12 miles of the San Fernando Valley portion of the Los Angeles River Greenway. The Greenway would&nbsp;allow Angelenos to walk or bike from Canoga Park to Elysian Valley.</p><p>No project renderings for now, as the designers will begin conducting a feasibility study over the next nine months. According to the press release, the Greenway &ldquo;will address important objectives&rdquo; in both the City&rsquo;s/Frank Gehry's (still yet to be revealed) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan</a> as well as L.A. County&rsquo;s River Master Plan, their Bicycle Plans, and Mayor Garcetti's Sustainable City pLAn.</p><p>The mayor and County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl will jointly fund the project, along with additional support from City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Krekorian, Nury Martinez and David Ryu, and the&nbsp;Depart...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964 DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964 Justine Testado 2016-07-19T15:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T15:56:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/okvi8l4m55blxlb1.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grand Avenue&rsquo;s Music Center Plaza is about to get a major renovation for the first time since it opened to the public in 1964. Often overshadowed (literally) by the prominent Downtown venues that stand above it, the plaza is a gathering place and event space in its own right. Thus, a major part of the plan would increase event capacity from 1,500 to 2,500. [LA County] has already given $2 million to plan the project, with $25 million of funding expected down the road.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent L.A. news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955499/downtown-la-has-a-new-museum-on-the-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA has a new museum on the horizon</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." &ndash; Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958239/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T19:54:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rx0vobl96wnrfzfy.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</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/7921/woodbury-university-school-of-architecture-summer-showcase-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University School of Architecture Summer Showcase 2016 | July 22</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title="" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/ut/utiq6i7gbb1n4j5t.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/ut/utiq6i7gbb1n4j5t.jpg">&nbsp;</a></p><p>It's summer studio review time at the Woodbury University School of Architecture! The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury's Burbank campus is hosting an impressive roster of five parallel studio reviews, some starting as early as 9:30am, others stretching over the course of the afternoon hours. Don't miss it.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7902/film-screening-desert-maverick-the-singular-architecture-of-william-f-cody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Maverick: The Singular Architecture of William F....</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood Justine Testado 2016-07-15T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T12:35:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We&rsquo;re not against art or culture," [says Boyle Heights activist Maga Miranda.] "...But the art galleries are part of a broader effort by planners and politicians and developers who want to artwash gentrification." "We&rsquo;re saying that they need to make a bigger effort to amplify the voices of the people that are gonna be most affected by this, and that doesn&rsquo;t happen to be artists in this situation. It happens to be people who can&rsquo;t afford to live here anymore."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amid widespread gentrification in LA, activists in Boyle Heights have been scrutinizing the art galleries that set up shop there in recent years &mdash; including significant spaces like Self Help Graphics, which helped put the Eastside neighborhood on the cultural map.&nbsp;While activists want to prevent developers from taking control and &ldquo;artwashing gentrification&rdquo;, some gallery owners have expressed mixed reactions. The debate gets even more convoluted considering that some activists are also working artists.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958139/mansionization-in-los-angeles-faces-new-opposition-from-city-hall Mansionization in Los Angeles faces new opposition from City Hall Alexander Walter 2016-07-15T14:21:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:51:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zlwpo3u4auedy6x.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles moved&nbsp;one crucial step closer Thursday to tightening city rules meant to stop mansionization&nbsp;&ndash; the phenomenon of big, boxy homes popping up on not-so-big lots.&nbsp; Local politicians first sought to tackle mansionization&nbsp;years ago, passing city rules to curb the size of new and renovated homes based on the size of the lots they were built on. Neighborhood activists soon complained the rules were riddled with &ldquo;loopholes&rdquo; that afforded builders additional square footage [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128249171/this-bel-air-home-could-be-yours-for-a-mere-half-billion-dollars-yes-b-illion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Bel Air home could be yours for a mere half billion dollars (yes, B-illion)</a></li><li><a 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></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99246713/return-of-mansionization-has-some-l-a-homeowners-grumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956862/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-11T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:40:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pvpahi7n9oegrbcv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" 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/7787/median" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MEDIAN | Opening on July 14</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/k1/k156f755nr2nkp15.jpg"></p><p>Presented by LA Forum, MEDIAN is an immersive and captivating experience that recasts one of LA's most sacred communions&ndash;driving. Created by LA-based Collective Artist Collective, the installation projects videos on the gallery walls from the perspective of someone on (fittingly) a road median. Take an off-road moment on the road at WUHO gallery for MEDIAN's opening on July 14.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7826/pasadena-heritage-colorado-street-bridge-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pasadena Heritage Colorado S...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956785/los-angeles-selects-hdr-to-manage-its-1-4-billion-sidewalk-repair-program Los Angeles selects HDR to manage its $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program Alexander Walter 2016-07-08T14:14:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:58:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hp/hpyrhy2v8xj09fe4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Los Angeles has selected HDR to serve as program manager for the next three years for its robust Sidewalk Repair Program. The 30-year, $1.4 billion program aims to repair sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and ensure universal access for all Angelenos. The second largest city in the U.S., Los Angeles is home to roughly 11,000 miles of sidewalks, many of which hinder passage because of cracks, buckles and bulging tree roots.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117424438/why-los-angeles-is-struggling-to-fix-thousands-of-miles-of-sidewalks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956345/alissa-walker-imagines-a-utopian-los-angeles-in-2056" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alissa Walker imagines a "utopian" Los Angeles in 2056</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway Julia Ingalls 2016-07-07T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:23:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxrgpb6mezvmizsz.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Christopher Hawthorne, in keeping with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/576292/third-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his exploration of the ever evolving urban identity of Los Angeles</a>, reached out via the L.A. Times to Michael Maltzan to see if the architect had any ideas about transforming L.A.'s freeways from noisy polluting agents into civic amenities. Maltzan has responded pro bono with an idea to place a 3/4 mile stretch of the 134 freeway into a tunnel which would not only reduce noise and annually absorb 516,000 tons of carbon dioxide, but double as a site for rooftop solar panels and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vegetation walls</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbo9t5qfh9xk1bsr.jpg"></p><p>Drivers in the tunnel would still be able to see their Pasadena surroundings through the lattice-like exterior, although residents near the just south of the Rose Bowl portion of the freeway would experience a significant traffic noise reduction thanks to the tunnel's acoustically insulated walls. As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-maltzan-freeway-20160629-snap-htmlstory.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the L.A. Times</a> notes, Michael Maltzan "describes the proposal, produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles office of the engineering firm Arup, as 'an env...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956345/alissa-walker-imagines-a-utopian-los-angeles-in-2056 Alissa Walker imagines a "utopian" Los Angeles in 2056 Nicholas Korody 2016-07-06T15:12:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T13:56:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0npfos1zzh398zk.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sorry, I&rsquo;m not able to send this directly through SnapFace since your iPhone 6 doesn&rsquo;t support neural chat.&nbsp;Old-fashioned text pixels will have to do.&nbsp;Remember the movie &ldquo;Her&rdquo;? That&rsquo;s what Los Angeles is like in 2056.&nbsp;L.A. is the densest city in the U.S., with a population that&rsquo;s about a third larger than it was in 2016.&nbsp;Taller buildings are everywhere, including New DTLA &mdash; a corridor of super-talls that runs the length of Wilshire all the way to Santa Monica.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The speculative fiction details a "utopian" city primarily characterized by efficient, far-reaching public transport and fewer cars. There's no longer a drought, and buildings are wrapped in "solar skins" designed by Elon Musk.</p><p>For more speculative visions of a future California, check out these links from last summer's <strong><a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a></strong> competition:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137896720/lagoonous-assemblage-antifragile-urbanism-for-a-dry-los-angeles-an-honorable-mention-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Lagoonous Assemblage : Antifragile Urbanism for a dry Los Angeles," an honorable mention in Dry Futures Speculative category</a></li><li><a href="http://%22The%20Ocean%20Above%20Us,%22%20an%20honorable%20mention%20in%20Dry%20Futures%20Speculative%20category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Ocean Above Us," an honorable mention in Dry Futures Speculative category</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137817182/the-continental-compact-an-honorable-mention-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Continental Compact," an honorable mention in Dry Futures Speculative category</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137512200/freshly-squeezed-survival-on-the-fringes-an-honorable-mention-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Freshly Squeezed- Survival on the Fringes," an honorable mention in Dry Futures Speculative category</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136804115/grassroots-cactivism-1st-place-winner-in-dry-futures-speculative-category" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Grassroots Cactivism," 1st place winner in Dry Futures Speculative category</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955510/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-05T13:34:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T01:36:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cncnbkxlajudubhi.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. See what intriguing exhibitions are in LA right now.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7832/border-bang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Border Bang | Opening on July 9</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/op/opta4hsopaitz0us.jpg"></p><p>Discussions of the US/Mexico border tend to be highly charged &ndash; particularly in today's political climate (and for good reason). Often lost in these conversations is how the border itself is the site of a rich and complex culture. The animator Jorge R. Gutierrez has created a "love letter" to the California/Tijuana border and the bootleg items sold there, "telling viewers and consumers ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955499/downtown-la-has-a-new-museum-on-the-horizon Downtown LA has a new museum on the horizon Nicholas Korody 2016-07-01T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:06:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2f90a2b90eb5cb2af51ed2025808d177.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It may not seem as if downtown Los Angeles is in need of yet another arts space. But it is coming nonetheless &mdash; and it&rsquo;s aiming to fill a more locally&nbsp;minded role than some of the institutions around it. The Main Museum will be&nbsp;a non-collecting institution housed in a series of historic early 20th century structures in the Old Bank District. Helmed by Allison Agsten, who previously served as the curator of public engagement at&nbsp;the Hammer Museum, the curatorial focus will be resolutely local.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Main Museum is being designed by Tom Wiscombe Architecture and will have some 40,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space. There will also be a rooftop sculpture garden and amphitheater.</p><p>The opening is still a way off though: the ground floor spaces are expected to open in 2018 an the rooftop should be finished in 2020.</p><p>For more on the Main Museum and Tom Wiscombe Architecture, check out these links:</p><ul><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/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/101804306/old-bank-district-museum-in-downtown-la-to-snake-through-sub-basements-basements-ground-floors-mezzanines-and-roofs-of-3-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Old Bank District Museum" in Downtown LA to snake through sub-basements, basements, ground floors, mezzanines, and roofs of 3 buildings</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955270/a-d-museum-appoints-dora-epstein-jones-as-new-executive-director A+D Museum appoints Dora Epstein Jones as new Executive Director Justine Testado 2016-06-30T17:34:00-04:00 >2016-07-05T18:57:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75rox6kchzw0gcsr.jpg" width="514" height="739" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A little over one year since relocating to Downtown LA's Arts District, big changes continue to occur at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a>. Yesterday, the Museum announced Dora Epstein Jones as their new Executive Director, succeeding Tibbie Dunbar, who officially resigned from the position on February 1. Dunbar served as director for a nearly 12-year tenure that included notable exhibitions like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/236722/never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Never Built: Los Angeles&rdquo;</a>.</p><p>As only the A+D's second executive director, Epstein Jones will work to carry out the Museum's mission of being &ldquo;locally focused and globally relevant&rdquo;. Before joining the A+D, she served as Coordinator of History and Theory and then Coordinator of General Studies at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> for 15 years. Widely known as a generous supporter of architects and designers, Epstein Jones has several written publications, lectures, symposia, and exhibitions all dedicated to &ldquo;the public display of architecture and design across a spectrum of concerns, from aesthetic to social.&rdquo; She also received a Ph.D. i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped Nicholas Korody 2016-06-30T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:02:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yrf4kaqggc30lpg8.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Vancouver developer buying the storied Los Angeles Times building plans to demolish portions of the 750,000-square-foot complex to make way for a residential and retail development [...] [The developer] intends to build apartments in place of a 1970s-era chunk of the building at Broadway and First Street, according to sources familiar with its plan. The stone-clad segments from 1935 and 1948, along Spring Street, would undergo renovations to house offices and retailers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the article, the developer &ndash; Onni Group &ndash; paid around $120 million for the building. It was previously owned by the Chicago-based company Tribune Media Co. The Los Angeles Times remains a tenant in the historic structure.</p><p>For more Downtown Los Angeles news, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." &ndash; Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953526/is-los-angeles-becoming-a-real-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Los Angeles becoming a "real" city?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950838/mia-lehrer-oma-win-over-eric-owen-moss-brooks-scarpa-aecom-to-design-dtla-s-new-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in “Tangerine”, is now permanently closed Justine Testado 2016-06-29T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T21:41:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nz5g0791qlnh6271.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anyone who's seen the iPhone-shot feature Tangerine or cruised by the doughnut shop at night knows that Donut Time wasn't just another of Los Angeles' dozens of purveyors of sweet, glazed pastries. Much more significant than that, it had long served as a haven for sex workers &mdash; many of them transgender women &mdash; who make a living on the streets nearby. "I didn't think it would ever go away. It's really sad," [Tangerine director Sean] Baker says. "I think the film caught an end to an era."</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to <a href="http://laist.com/2016/06/28/donut_time.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAist</a>, Donut Time's closure may be related to a massive mixed-use development proposed for that stretch along Santa Monica Boulevard, where (of course) gentrification is on the rise. It's not yet known if anything will replace Donut Time.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953892/stonewall-inn-formally-declared-as-national-monument" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stonewall Inn formally declared as national monument</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953536/queer-space-after-pulse-archinect-sessions-69-ft-special-guests-james-rojas-and-susan-surface" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Space, After Pulse: Archinect Sessions #69 ft. special guests James Rojas and Susan Surface</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141449075/carry-out-world-s-first-taco-bell-is-being-rescued-from-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carry out: world's first Taco Bell is being rescued from demolition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149954303/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-27T14:07:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T14:05:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljxd3750g3pbjsiu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Don't let the sweltering summer heat curb your creative inspiration. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out. For this week's event recommendations, stop by these ongoing exhibitions while they're still in LA!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7779/reigning-men-fashion-in-menswear-1715-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715&ndash;2015 | Open now until August 2</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7779/reigning-men-fashion-in-menswear-1715-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9i/9ip8d980yqlz7o21.jpg"></p><p>Take a long look at over 200 menswear looks from LACMA's collection, featuring 300 years of design history in fashion. From the influence of uniforms to the exploration of gender identity, the exhibition is a rich showcase of how men fashion has helped create the modern man.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7777/refugee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REFUGEE | Open now until August 21</a></strong><strong>, re...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953959/going-going-back-back-to-cali-cali Going going, back back, to Cali Cali anthony dong 2016-06-24T22:12:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:45:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryctc8jrai0l7hde.jpg" width="400" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's like these cities think that he's building a Death Star.....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide "Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." – Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:35:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e530e7840ef9ce46d83083217c3f239b.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As white-shoe law firms shrink and expanding tech companies in L.A. increasingly move into restored warehouses or historic buildings, commercial skyscrapers around the country are struggling to find tenants. [...] That leaves the owners of aging all-office high-rises like the U.S. Bank Tower looking for ways to produce new revenue [...] OUE is not the first company to see a possible revenue stream in the desire of adults to pay money to act like children in downtown settings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on what's happening in Downtown Los Angeles:</p><ul><li><a title="The West Coast's tallest tower is getting a glass-bottomed slide on its 69th floor" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149373378/the-west-coast-s-tallest-tower-is-getting-a-glass-bottomed-slide-on-its-69th-floor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The West Coast's tallest tower is getting a glass-bottomed slide on its 69th floor</a></li><li><a title="Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950838/mia-lehrer-oma-win-over-eric-owen-moss-brooks-scarpa-aecom-to-design-dtla-s-new-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park</a></li><li><a title="Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></li><li><a title="Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953526/is-los-angeles-becoming-a-real-city Is Los Angeles becoming a "real" city? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:14:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqij3dyzg2uihza6.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Could Los Angeles grow to become a &ldquo;real city&rdquo; like New York or London? Last year, LA gained at least 50,000 people, according to a recent report from the California Department of Finance, pushing the population to more than 4 million people for the first time in the city&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Part of the appeal of Los Angeles has been its refusal to be like other cities. For years, its objective "center" was a forbidding cluster of office towers with near zero street life, while in outlying, low-density neighborhoods, people partied in back yards that ran up against wildlife preserves, hiking trails, and quaint man-made lakes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mknj49a6tsicgbpi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/znizf8f91o6wvkmu.jpg"></p><p>However, as other big, traditionally urban U.S. cities gradually became stupidly unaffordable (looking at you,<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12384/new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> New York</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/224/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a>) and Moby wrote that <a href="http://creativetimereports.org/2014/02/03/moby-los-angeles-first-city-of-the-apocalypse/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one Op-Ed</a>, a sizable number of creative-class types decided to try their luck in a place with what then had half the rental costs and much more temperate weather.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6bakcyosale0z8hd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r35taikvbq304fcp.jpg"></p><p>Now, with a rapidly growing subway system and a still undaunted, ebullient vibe, L.A. may be starting to take itself seriously as a city, which ironically could be its undoing, or the impetus for spectacular urban development. If history is any guide, it will be both, creating the newest weird, beautiful, idiosyncratic iteration we co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953114/this-weekend-re-imagine-modern-at-dwell-on-design-june-24-26 This weekend: (re)imagine modern at Dwell on Design, June 24-26 Sponsor 2016-06-22T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T20:21:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x60aytvyiwuqzod3.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In just two short days, Dwell on Design LA (DODLA), the largest design event on the West Coast, will kick off its eleventh and best show yet. Packed with inspiring onstage content, high-end designer home tours, live demos, art installations, consultations and feature areas, including the highly-anticipated Dwell Outdoor curated by famed Australian-born designer Jamie Durie, Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the place to be June 24-26. For hours, tickets and additional event information, visit <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">la.dwellondesign.com</a>.</p><p><strong>LEARN FROM DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPERTS</strong></p><p>Don&rsquo;t miss renowned architect and keynote speaker <strong>Sou Fujimoto </strong>Friday June 24 at 6:00 PM, whose innovative residential structures and institutional projects represent a fresh approach to the relationship between architectural space and the human body.</p><p>Lectures and panels with actor <strong>Gary Sinise</strong>, architect <strong>Matthew Hufft</strong>, co-creator of Morpholio<strong> Toru Hasegawa</strong>,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people “with compassion” in new vague policy Justine Testado 2016-06-22T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:22:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bob8wcibhpg2j5pu.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Los Angeles Police Commission approved a new policy directing LAPD officers to treat homeless people with &ldquo;compassion and empathy.&rdquo; The policy was meant to be a broad statement &ndash; a &ldquo;philosophy more than it is the nuts and bolts,&rdquo; [Cmdr Todd] Chamberlain recently told police commissioners. More specifics will come in future directives, he added. But the new statement [unsurprisingly] was met with some skepticism from homeless advocates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;Gary Blasi, a retired UCLA law professor who studies homelessness, said it would take more than a policy to improve interactions between officers and those living on the city&rsquo;s streets. To do that, he said, the city should limit laws that unfairly criminalize situations involving homeless people &mdash; &lsquo;so that the police are not involved in the first place.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p><p>More about homelessness in LA on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148962253/homes-of-the-homeless-seized-l-a-cracks-down-on-free-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To each their own home: A peek into the &ldquo;HOME(less)&rdquo; exhibition at USC</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147809321/los-angeles-approves-plans-to-tackle-homelessness-crisis-but-funding-is-still-unclear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles approves plans to tackle homelessness crisis, but funding is still unclear</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953091/los-angeles-sues-property-owner-who-allegedly-evicted-tenants-for-airbnb-flip Los Angeles sues property owner who allegedly evicted tenants for Airbnb flip Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-21T17:31:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T21:06:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p14715ch07c5zega.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City attorney Mike Feuer has filed criminal charges against Carol Jean Alsman, a local property owner, for allegedly forcing out tenants in rent-controlled units and then listing the units for rent on Airbnb. [...] [Feuer&rsquo;s] office has lodged civil complaints against three other Los Angeles property owners for allegedly using their buildings as illegal hotels [...] &ldquo;In a city with a profound shortage of affordable housing, unlawfully converting rental units to operate hotels has got to stop&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="After allegations of racial discrimination and #AirbnbWhileBlack fallout, Airbnb looks inward" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949227/after-allegations-of-racial-discrimination-and-airbnbwhileblack-fallout-airbnb-looks-inward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After allegations of racial discrimination and #AirbnbWhileBlack fallout, Airbnb looks inward</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb invests in a blockchain future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940504/airbnb-invests-in-a-blockchain-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb invests in a blockchain future</a></li><li><a title='Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148424326/airbnb-intentionally-misconstrued-data-to-garner-good-press-according-to-new-report" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report</a></li><li><a title="Barcelona plans shakedown scheme against unlicensed Airbnb apartments to curb tourism boom" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134651275/barcelona-plans-shakedown-scheme-against-unlicensed-airbnb-apartments-to-curb-tourism-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona plans shakedown scheme against unlicensed Airbnb apartments to curb tourism boom</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135130016/airbnb-to-collect-taxes-in-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953054/three-dozen-projects-win-big-in-2016-los-angeles-architectural-awards Three dozen projects win big in 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Justine Testado 2016-06-21T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-06-29T00:31:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rmingnmnqfeen6z.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fresh set of three dozen projects were recognized in the 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Organized by the LA Business Council, the awards recognize some of L.A. County's top-notch designers and projects... &ldquo;This year designers rose to the challenge to design more eco-conscious and efficient features, and generally improve the way people live through architecture&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Beyond L.A. Award -&nbsp;Harbin Opera House. Architect: MAD Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ba/bab9szj0nwkwvmre.jpg"></p><p>Landscape Architecture Award - Apollo at Rosecrans. Design Architect: Ehrlich Architects | Landscape Architect: LRM Landscape Architecture and Urban Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f5/f5j804bi6sskpac4.jpg"></p><p>Healthcare Award -&nbsp;Kaplan Family Pavilion at City of Hope. Architect: Belzberg Architects.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqb6y9aoojiuk3gy.jpg"></p><p>Kronish House Award. Architect/Contractor: Marmol Radziner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a0/a04h8nmdv69kwy3r.jpg"></p><p>(cover image)&nbsp;Civic Award - The Broad. Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler</p><p>See the rest of this year's winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4966/the-broad-harbin-opera-house-pterodactyl-among-2016-la-architectural-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101167410/morphosis-emerson-college-los-angeles-takes-grand-prize-at-2014-los-angeles-architectural-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis&rsquo; Emerson College Los Angeles takes Grand Prize at 2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952816/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-20T20:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T20:13:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xl282ju3hftonnd3.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Don't let the sweltering summer heat curb your creative inspiration. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out.&nbsp;Have a look at our Los Angeles recommendations for June 20-27.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7626/los-angeles-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival 2016 | June 9-26</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vc/vcatzafu0bd5emm4.jpg"></p><p>Gather 'round with fellow design enthusiasts during the L.A. Design Festival. With events happening citywide until June 26, you can sign up for the Neighborhood Tours and the Restaurant Tours in DTLA and Silver Lake this week. A good excuse to get a look inside some of L.A.'s most hip food joints, local businesses, as well as the offices of architecture practices like Oyler Wu Co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951657/photographing-every-pot-shop-on-l-a-s-green-mile Photographing every pot shop on L.A.'s "Green Mile" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-14T19:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:46:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5ff71a02ef13bef94881de88f0921a99.jpg" width="514" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In particular, La Brea to Fairfax, which parallels Miracle Mile on Wilshire, was a hotbed of dispensaries with some areas having up to 3 on the same block, making it &ldquo;the Green Mile.&rdquo; [...] I began noticing how the dispensaries branded themselves through signage and typography, and what these choices might convey to their prospective clientele. Second, the fleeting nature of these businesses was such that the green paint hardly dried before a &ldquo;For Lease&rdquo; sign would appear</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/48964/architects-smoking-marijuana-grown-and-sexy-immature-and-repulsive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Smoking Marijuana: Grown and Sexy? Immature and Repulsive?</a></li><li><a title="Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's &quot;architecture of apartheid&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949315/unequal-scenes-drone-images-reveal-cape-town-s-architecture-of-apartheid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's "architecture of apartheid"</a></li><li><a title="Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943479/artist-catalogs-the-drab-architecture-of-america-s-megachurches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches</a></li><li><a title="Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940558/feast-your-eyes-on-these-sci-fi-inspired-photos-of-belgrade-s-brutalist-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951285/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-13T19:34:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T19:34:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8zymttme2kkea31.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Let Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;help you out! We compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out.&nbsp;Have a look at our Los Angeles recommendations for June 13-20.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7744/diane-arbus-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diane Arbus in L.A. | June 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7744/diane-arbus-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vo/vo16thi6kpsage6w.jpg"></p><p>The author of a new biography on Arbus will speak at the Getty about the legendary photographer's relationship to Los Angeles, creating her famous images of Disneyland, the Universal Studios lot, and Mae West's home. The event is Free, but RSVP is required.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/latest/7747/turf-a-mini-golf-project-launch-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TURF: A Mini-Golf Project - Launch Party | June 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/latest/7747/turf-a-mini-golf-project-launch-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/r6/r6je9u9a7pneszq2.jpg"></p><p>Hang out at Materials &amp; Applications this weekend for some mini-golf! TURF: A Mini-Golf Project com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950838/mia-lehrer-oma-win-over-eric-owen-moss-brooks-scarpa-aecom-to-design-dtla-s-new-public-park Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park Justine Testado 2016-06-10T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:20:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8agzluarq1sfs9s.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles is in for a lot of (proposed) change, especially in its downtown core. Yesterday, the City of L.A. announced Mia Lehrer + Associates and OMA as the winners of a competition to design a new public park called the FAB Park...Proposed for the well-trafficked streets of First and Broadway in downtown L.A., the 1.96-acre FAB Park will integrate &ldquo;the themes of food, art, and land.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpvy41ialu9tar34.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/su9slv6zzatnpzfc.jpg"></p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4952/mia-lehrer-oma-to-design-new-fab-park-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949991/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-07T12:21:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:26:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p26z47xc0zfb9l7r.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Let Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;help you out! We compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out.&nbsp;Have a look at our Los Angeles recommendations for June 6-13.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7714/john-baeder-book-signing-road-well-taken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Baeder Book Signing - "Road Well Taken" | June</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7714/john-baeder-book-signing-road-well-taken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">9</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><a title="Image via Hennessy + Ingalls." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/cj/cjphk9k9r9jttw15.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cj/cjphk9k9r9jttw15.jpg"></a></p><p>Make a pitstop at Hennessy + Ingalls for a chance to meet photorealist painter John Baeder, who will be signing copies of his latest monograph &ldquo;John Baeder's Road Well Taken&rdquo; by Jay Williams. After leaving a lucrative advertising career in 1972 to fully pursue painting, Baeder traveled throughout the U.S. to capture nostalgic scenes of roadside diners before they disappeared. Perhaps this book could be a beautiful sour...</p>