Archinect - News 2016-09-28T09:42:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149970658/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-26T15:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T17:27:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lf2b4yexd3v6bcrv.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's back to the grind with a new season of <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/8020/sianne-ngai-theory-of-the-gimmick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sianne Ngai: Theory of the Gimmick |&nbsp;September 26</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gc/gcz1a60okghmt6ru.jpg"><em>Sianne Ngai. Photo via SCI-Arc.</em></p><p>Join Stanford University&nbsp;Professor of English Sianne Ngai in this SCI-Arc lecture tonight that will delve into the &ldquo;Theory of the Gimmick&rdquo;. Ngai's current project explores the&nbsp;&ldquo;uneasy mix of attraction and repulsion produced by the gimmick across a range of forms specific to western capitalism&rdquo;.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7928/core77-conference-2016-designing-here-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Conference 2016 DESIGNING HERE/NOW |&nbsp;September 29-30</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1g/1g3sfrjex84is1uv.jpg"></p><p>Here's another mustn't-miss event: DESIGNING HERE/NOW brings together designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970059/la-city-councilman-david-ryu-calls-for-rapid-roll-out-of-autonomous-vehicles LA City Councilman David Ryu calls for rapid roll-out of autonomous vehicles Nicholas Korody 2016-09-22T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:32:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsdgp8xbfr5t5jik.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Ask any Los Angeles resident about L.A.&rsquo;s greatest challenges and the answer will most likely include: &lsquo;traffic&rsquo;,&rdquo; begins David E. Ryu, the L.A. City Councilman for the 4th District, in a <a href="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/davidryucc/pages/314/attachments/original/1474482888/Ryu_Motion_-_Autonomous_Vehicles.pdf?1474482888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">call</a> for the rapid implementation of autonomous vehicles in the city.</p><p>Citing their potential to reduce traffic, &ldquo;create greater transportation equity&rdquo;, and reduce vehicular deaths, Ryu proposes that the Department of Transportation quickly put together a report on the benefits of implementing autonomous transit.</p><p>&ldquo;In the 20th century, Los Angeles&rsquo; streetcars and freeways each set national standards and propelled our quality of life and economy forward,&rdquo; writes Ryu. &ldquo;Today, we are mired in gridlock, and it is time once again for our city to lead the way, this time into the 21st century as the trailblazer on autonomous vehicle technology."</p><p>For more on autonomous vehicles, check out these articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968712/the-view-from-inside-a-self-driving-uber-the-technology-is-not-quite-ready" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The view from inside a self-driving Uber: "the technology is not quite ready"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968301/japan-gunning-for-tokyo-to-take-on-driverless-vehicles-by-2020-olympic-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan gunning for Tokyo to take...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969359/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-19T17:42:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T23:00:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5dgp9pzys2jpz9ue.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The summer holidays are over and it's back to the grind with a new season full of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>!&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 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8280/vrla-school-super-architects-presents-architecting-experiences-for-vr-ar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VRLA School: S//A Presents &ndash; Architecting Experiences for VR + AR |&nbsp;September 24</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3z/3zu9u18swv5am2a5.jpg"></p><p>VR/AR stands to change the architecture profession forever &ndash; and no doubt draw architects away from a traditional practice, into focusing entirely on virtual spaces. This panel will pick the brains of a variety of professionals to frame how architects and designers can ultimately benefit from adopting VR/AR tools.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7361/fast-forward-the-architecture-of-william-f-cody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody | Open now until September 25</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ez/eztqv2rkbj4oj18k.jpg"></p><p>It's&nbsp;the final week for the William F....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967753/be-a-part-of-the-here-now-less-than-one-month-to-book-your-ticket-for-2016-core77-conference Be a Part of the Here/Now - Less Than One Month to Book Your Ticket for 2016 Core77 Conference Sponsor 2016-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T23:48:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/ylf46rvpsb59cbue.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.core77.com/conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/l1/l1tl4zninnh01wc9.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.core77.com/conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Conference</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Tickets are still available for the 2016 Core77 Conference,September 29&ndash;30 in Downtown Los Angeles,&nbsp;but time is&nbsp;running out to reserve your seat.</p><p>Celebrate the end of summer in style with two days of inspiring conversations, exclusive tours, catered meals, and fabulous&nbsp;parties.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a7/a7wi91wsgmp9tq78.jpg"></p><p>Still not decided? We've published&nbsp;<a href="http://www.core77.com/posts/55696/Cultivating-Community-Offline-A-Short-History-of-the-Core77-Conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Short History of the Core77 Conference</a>&nbsp;that explains our intent and showcases the spirit of&nbsp;what the Core77 Conference is all about.</p><p>We can't wait to see you there!</p><p><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/core77-conference-2016-designing-herenow-tickets-26272079497" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Book Your Ticket Now</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968098/bureau-spectacular-s-first-retail-project-is-now-open-in-l-a-s-arts-district Bureau Spectacular's first retail project is now open in L.A.'s Arts District Justine Testado 2016-09-12T18:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:55:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vuo1u3edq9x3q2hn.jpg" width="514" height="259" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> etched their mark into Downtown L.A.'s Arts District with the new&nbsp;<a href="https://frankie-us.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankie</a> flagship store that opened last Friday, celebrating the relaunch of the high-end streetwear label as well as the firm's first retail store design.&nbsp;Frankie founder Kevin Chen worked alongside Jimenez Lai in designing the store. For starters, Lai created the striking graphic novel-like facade on the building's revamped exterior &mdash; but that's where the fun starts.</p><p>Inside, the 2,000 square-foot retail space has a room-within-a-room setup that alludes to Lai's earlier works like the<em>&nbsp;</em>&ldquo;<a href="http://bureau-spectacular.net/99-chairs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Speechbuster / 99 Chairs</a>&rdquo; sculpture and the &ldquo;<a href="http://bureau-spectacular.net/the-briefcase-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Briefcase House</a>&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rx/rxbrizn3o9u480f8.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhsfofn71coro75r.jpg"></p><p>Visitors will encounter one of Bureau Spectacular's Super-Furnitures, described as&nbsp;&ldquo;a structure too small to be a building but too large to simply be a piece of furniture&rdquo;.&nbsp;The nine-piece, 28-foot-long modular staircase is an interactive jigsaw structure that can be assembled into a runway or to provide seating, or disassembled into individual pieces for var...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967763/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-12T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:55:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u18b4tyomvk6nwl1.jpg" width="514" height="208" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the warmer temperatures are expected to linger in Los Angeles for awhile, fall is just around the corner. That means another season full of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>!&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 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8018/sciarc-architecture-in-the-age-of-digital-media" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#SCIArc: Architecture in the Age of Digital Media | September 14</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ce/ceqld9clsa8luwwe.jpg"></p><p>How is&nbsp;digital media currently&nbsp;affecting architecture and design? What roles will online publications and social media play&nbsp;in&nbsp;the elusive future of design?&nbsp;These are some of the focal points of this&nbsp;SCI-Arc symposium. Moderated by Bruno Juricic, hear from the notable five-person panel &mdash; which happens to include Archinect Sessions co-producer Amelia Taylor-Hochberg!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8170/design-for-the-ages-up-close-with-frances-anderton-and-roman-alonso" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design for the Ages: Up Close With Frances Anderton ...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967668/mapping-how-la-s-expanding-metro-network-fuels-gentrification-or-not Mapping how LA's expanding Metro network fuels gentrification (or not) Alexander Walter 2016-09-09T14:01:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:24:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u455ymoo8ufy15nu.jpg" width="514" height="505" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Researchers from the Urban Displacement project, a joint UCLA and UC Berkeley effort, recently released a gentrification map of Los Angeles. They examined the city from 1990 to 2000 and up to 2015, focusing on neighborhoods near transit stops. The goal was to see if these areas saw higher rents and more displacement than other areas. The answer? Yes &mdash; with some exceptions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of the UCLA researchers' key findings for Los Angeles Country (via the project's website, urbandisplacement.org):</p><ul><li><em>Our analysis found that areas around transit stations are changing and that many of the changes are in direction of neighborhood upscaling and gentrification.</em></li><li><em>Examining the changes from 2000 to 2013, we find that relative to non-transit areas, transit neighborhoods are more associated with higher increases in whites, college educated, higher income households and greater increases in the cost of rent. Conversely, transit neighborhoods are associated with greater losses in disadvantaged populations including individuals with less than a high school diploma and lower income households.</em></li><li><em>The impacts of changes vary across locations but the biggest impacts seem to be around the Downtown areas where transit-oriented development interacts with other interventions aiming to revitalize the urban form.</em></li></ul><p>Click <a href="http://www.urbandisplacement.org/map/la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for the interactive LA map. &mdash;&nbsp;Looking for the SF Bay Area map inste...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966938/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-06T13:59:00-04:00 >2016-09-13T00:11:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bv/bvpxomwmn4z3qzqf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the warmer temperatures are expected to linger in Los Angeles for awhile, fall is just around the corner. That means another season full of <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>!&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 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8165/form-work-by-yasushi-ishida" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Form Work by Yasushi Ishida | Opening on September 8</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/55/553ao8pr49h0v4ta.jpg"></p><p>Join Woodbury School of Architecture professor Yasushi Ishida and his students in Hollywood for the opening of Form Work at the WUHO gallery. The show presents a series of experiments with flexible sheet form work for concrete produced during academic year 2015-2016. The exhibition opens on Thursday night at 6pm and will be on view until October 2nd.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8086/sci-arc-graduate-thesis-weekend" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc Graduate Thesis Weekend | September 9-11</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966949/l-a-s-skyline-gets-its-crown-as-wilshire-grand-tallest-building-west-of-the-mississippi-tops-out-at-1-100-feet L.A.'s skyline gets its crown as Wilshire Grand, tallest building west of the Mississippi, tops out at 1,100 feet Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-06T13:22:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T13:22:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wiabh87drsg626xg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sail and the spire challenged the best intentions of city planners, the fire department and the architectural community, who believed that a 1974 building code requiring helicopter landing pads on all buildings higher than 75 feet should be inviolable. [...] A.C. Martin Partners, however, argued that the Wilshire Grand should change the status quo, and they took their inspiration in part from the ziggurat-inspired crown of City Hall, which their firm had designed in the 1920s.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on L.A.'s changing downtown:</p><ul><li><a title="Museum at the front line: One-to-One #33 with Dora Epstein Jones, executive director of the A+D Museum" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962108/museum-at-the-front-line-one-to-one-33-with-dora-epstein-jones-executive-director-of-the-a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum at the front line: One-to-One #33 with Dora Epstein Jones, executive director of the A+D Museum</a></li><li><a title="Downtown LA has a new museum on the horizon" 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></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise.&quot; &ndash; Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide'" 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 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></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966483/get-lectured-woodbury-university-fall-16 Get Lectured: Woodbury University, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-02T13:35:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:18:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/btabo65my9c9yr5y.jpg" width="514" height="683" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><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>The <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University School of Architecture</a> Fall '16 lecture series kicks off on September 27. See what events they have in store at their Los Angeles and San Diego campuses, as well as the WUHO and Wedge galleries.</p><p><strong>LOS ANGELES CAMPUS</strong><br>All lectures start at 6:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>Sept 27</strong><br>John Winston<strong> /</strong>&nbsp;Principal of John Winston Studio<br>at&nbsp;Ahmanson Main Space</p><p><strong>Oct 5</strong><br>&ldquo;Calibrating Viscosity&rdquo; panel discussion<br>at Helms Bakery District</p><p><strong>Oct 25</strong><br>Mitchell Squire /&nbsp;Iowa State University<br>at&nbsp;Ahmanson Main Space</p><p><strong>Nov ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966350/los-angeles-gets-dense-housing-development-wise-at-least Los Angeles gets dense (housing-development-wise, at least) Julia Ingalls 2016-09-01T14:14:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:14:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k8/k8as41r12kxf6a9l.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Once known as the city of single family homes, Los Angeles is now developing high-density housing complexes, not only in downtown, but according to this&nbsp;<a href="http://urbanland.uli.org/planning-design/driving-reurbanization-downtown-los-angeles/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Land</a> article, on the traditionally reluctant-to-develop West Side.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pi/pitxysq5lzosx7hj.jpg"></p><p>The developments mark a shift in how Los Angeles conceptualizes living, trending away from its iconoclastic, sprawling roots into a more traditional urbanism. The developments come at a time when Los Angeles is also investing heavily in public transit partially to help alleviate the city's signature traffic congestion.&nbsp;</p><p>For more on new urban development trends in Los Angeles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946497/with-opening-of-expo-line-to-santa-monica-l-a-s-dream-of-a-subway-to-the-sea-finally-comes-true-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With opening of Expo Line to Santa Monica, L.A.'s dream of a "subway to the sea" finally comes true (again)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961116/zoning-in-los-angeles-doesn-t-allow-for-sensible-urban-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning in Los Angeles "doesn&rsquo;t allow for sensible urban development"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287085/will-los-angeles-be-seeing-more-housing-development-along-its-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966143/get-lectured-usc-fall-16 Get Lectured: USC, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-08-31T13:31:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:42:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xe8ofiygv4t9s78e.jpg" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><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>Don't miss out on&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California School of Architecture</a>'s lecture series this fall.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Sept 14</strong><br>Mutsuro Sasaki / Principal - Sasaki &amp; Partners<br>&ldquo;Morphogenesis of Flux Structure: New Field of Structural Design&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Sept 21</strong><br>Ma Yanson / Founder + Partner - MAD Architects</p><p><strong>Nov 2</strong><br>Amale Andraos / Dean - Columbia GSAPP; Co-founder - WORKac<br>&ldquo;Why Make Books?&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>Martha Schwartz / Principal - Martha Schwartz &amp; Partners</p><p>All lectures start at 6:00 p.m. at the&nbsp;Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966141/a-thriving-ecosystem-of-shorebirds-calls-the-la-river-s-concrete-bottom-home A thriving ecosystem of shorebirds calls the LA River's concrete bottom home Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-31T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:26:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tc/tcx2drmgi9vkpxll.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;By accident, we&rsquo;ve created the perfect habitat there. People don&rsquo;t think about that because they think that this part of the river is ugly and concrete, but it&rsquo;s a critically important habitat for these shorebirds.&rdquo; [...] As the city makes its decisions about the river&rsquo;s future, it is called upon to be sensitive to all life that has managed to grow around it, despite its not-so-green surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on the LA River's redevelopment:</p><ul><li><a title="Will Gehry's L.A. River plan result in water savings?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961508/will-gehry-s-l-a-river-plan-result-in-water-savings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Gehry's L.A. River plan result in water savings?</a></li><li><a title="Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a title="What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a title="Before the masterplan gets underway, artists turn the LA River into their gallery" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944039/before-the-masterplan-gets-underway-artists-turn-the-la-river-into-their-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Before the masterplan gets underway, artists turn the LA River into their gallery</a></li><li><a title="Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965515/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-29T14:04:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T11:35:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfffz2ihjc43y3e6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8006/la-s-women-of-design-a-night-of-speed-talks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA&rsquo;s Women of Design &ndash; A Night of Speed Talks | August 30</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xf/xfnkmfxh5ezcnxf2.jpg"></p><p>Who was&nbsp;your favorite mentor? Listen to what&nbsp;local L.A.&nbsp;designers have to share&nbsp;in this pecha&nbsp;kucha-style gathering&nbsp;hosted by the&nbsp;AWA+D, AIA&rsquo;s Women in Architecture, and the SoCal chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Taking place at&nbsp;Perkins+Will's&nbsp;office, participants will have 2 minutes to talk about the people who have influenced them professionally and personally &mdash; and then everyone can join in on the conversation!&nbsp;$10 for members...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965280/los-angeles-urban-core-is-full-unlike-most-other-major-u-s-cities Los Angeles' urban core is full (unlike most other major U.S. cities) Julia Ingalls 2016-08-25T13:39:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T13:46:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4msbjn2a38qyfl67.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This isn't your grandfather's urbanization: population figures in major U.S. cities, which on the whole are on the uptick after declining in the 1960s, are adding residents not to their already built urban cores but rather in the form greenfield sprawl, which makes use of farmland and lightly developed suburban housing tracts. The big exception? Los Angeles, whose urban core <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/07/07/urbanization_has_mostly_meant_growth_in_suburbs_not_center_cities.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate</a> pronounces full. Here's more detail from the piece:</p><p><em>A new and illuminating&nbsp;analysis by Yonah Freemark, a project manager at Chicago&rsquo;s Metropolitan Planning Council and the author of the Transport Politic blog&mdash;well worth reading in full&mdash;reveals some important trends in the past half-century of city-building...</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;&ldquo;The average of the 100 largest cities grew by 48 percent overall,&rdquo; Freemark notes. &ldquo;Yet the average&nbsp;city also&nbsp;<em>lost&nbsp;</em>28 percent of its residents within&nbsp;its neighborhoods that were built up in 1960.&rdquo;&nbsp;That&rsquo;s not just true in Youngstown and Detroit, post-industrial Rust Belt cities that have struggled with...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965271/lacma-hosts-a-public-scoping-meeting-for-the-planned-zumthor-designed-building LACMA hosts a public scoping meeting for the planned Zumthor-designed building Nicholas Korody 2016-08-25T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T16:23:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/sw9rxl5sk5fhn3pg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last night, the Los Angeles County Museum held a public scoping meeting in advance of preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) for a planned Peter Zumthor-designed building. The Zumthor building would replace four existing structures and result in a net reduction of space amounting to approximately 24,571 square feet.</p><p>The meeting, which was well-attended but provided scant new information on the project, primarily consisted of a pitch for the building by LACMA&rsquo;s director Michael Govan. &ldquo;I thought it would be helpful to personally explain the genesis of the project and some of the facts of the project,&rdquo; he stated.</p><p>Explaining that adapting the existing buildings would be cost-prohibitive, Govan went on to praise Zumthor&rsquo;s design. Describing the planned building as &ldquo;something permeable and transparent&rdquo;, &ldquo;exciting and innovative&rdquo;, Govan stated that he believed other museums would follow their lead in creating &ldquo;visibility into the museum&rdquo;.</p><p>One of the most controversial parts of the pl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965243/a-radical-alternative-how-reyner-banham-changed-the-perception-of-los-angeles A 'radical alternative': how Reyner Banham changed the perception of Los Angeles Orhan Ayyüce 2016-08-25T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:01:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1ox2ka303qvmsrhr.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"it performs the functions of a great city, in terms of size, cosmopolitan style, creative energy, international influence, distinctive way of life, and corporate personality [proves that] all the most admired theorists of the present century, from the Futurists and Le Corbusier to Jane Jacobs and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, have been wrong.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"In the 1960s, British architectural critic Reyner Banham declared his love for the city that his fellow intellectuals hated. What Banham wrote about Los Angeles redefined how the world perceived it &ndash; but what would he think of LA today?"</p><p>With a nod to Glen Small's Biomorphic Biosphere is a&nbsp;noteworthy paragraph from the book.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1p/1plt0hwq8vk3m2co.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965226/when-walkability-goes-up-so-do-home-prices When walkability goes up, so do home prices Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:02:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0hkepplpce8p8o0y.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles, where homes sell for a median price of $475,000, has an overall Walk Score of 66.3. Each additional walkability point adds an average of $3,948, or a 0.83% bump, to the sale price. [...] Pedestrian access adds the most proportional value to homes in cities such as Atlanta, where the overall score is 48.4 and revitalization efforts are starting to open up more community gathering hubs. A single-point upgrade to an Atlanta home&rsquo;s Walk Score boosts the sale price 1.69% on average.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the relationship between pedestrianism and the market:</p><ul><li><a title='Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947531/jan-gehl-never-ask-what-the-city-can-do-for-your-building-always-ask-what-your-building-can-do-for-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."</a></li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li><li><a title="Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123686052/stockholm-s-vision-zero-offers-idealistic-concept-of-car-free-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116114669/study-links-walkable-neighborhoods-to-prevention-of-cognitive-decline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Study Links Walkable Neighborhoods to Prevention of Cognitive Decline</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd5y2oqmwyxisxch.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles wants to rethink its river. [...] And LA isn&rsquo;t the only metropolis looking to reclaim its once-mocked waterway. Cities around the world are realizing that water can be a cultural and recreational asset, not something to hide&nbsp;or pillage, and it seems&nbsp;no waterway&nbsp;will be wasted for long.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138883945/a-plan-to-clean-up-the-river-spree-around-museum-island-in-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A plan to clean up the River Spree around Museum Island in Berlin</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964539/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-22T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T00:35:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8t/8t6ln560p0xfae0w.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8101/east-l-a-interchange-screens-at-la-plaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East L.A. Interchange Screens at La Plaza |&nbsp;August 25</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3o/3oq647pzaivknia6.jpg"></p><p>Freeways have historically had major impacts on disenfranchised communities of color. This is especially true in car-centric Los Angeles. Find out more about the history and present of freeways and their effects on the Boyle Heights neighborhood at this free screening.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8096/cabinet-of-curiosities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabinet of Curiosities | Open now until August 31</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2w/2w0u8juiuzfmkqx8.jpg"><em>Photo via unionstationla.com</em></p><p>It's all in the details. If you find yourself waiting around&nbsp;at Union Station, take a f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77 Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-18T17:47:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T17:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plh3mi4tpurcrrvk.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The term "zoning" recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the U.S.'s city planning parlance, and many of our News postings recently have had to do with its fraught, wonky legacy. From racial segregation to housing discrimination to Pok&eacute;mon Go trespassers, we dip into the debate around zoning, with special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch McEwen</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 77 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Twilight Zoning":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-77.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962753/the-argument-against-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The argument against zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961116/zoning-in-los-angeles-doesn-t-allow-for-sensible-urban-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning in Los Angeles "doesn&rsquo;t allow for sensible urban development"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963381/watch-the-official-trailer-for-tomas-koolhaas-upcoming-documentary-rem#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a>&nbsp;(while Mitch didn't hav...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963998/a-remarkable-time-lapse-video-of-los-angeles A remarkable time lapse video of Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2actld5z3xq7pylc.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the Venice Canals to the detritus-strewn cliffs overlooking downtown to the interior of a hospital, this time lapse video by Mason Thibo&nbsp;surveys the edgy splendor of Los Angeles, allowing a glimpse not only of the city's extraordinary variety of neighborhoods, but the way people (and vehicles) interact with each zone. It's a kind of gorgeous panorama of how <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941219/why-american-infrastructure-funding-keeps-facing-such-an-uphill-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructure</a>, recreational areas, institutional facilities and residential neighborhoods combine to form the U.S.'s second largest metropolis:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963990/here-are-the-five-teams-competing-to-building-lax-s-future-people-mover Here are the five teams competing to building LAX's future people-mover Nicholas Korody 2016-08-18T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:41:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iyn2kxmwtamzhs39.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The long-awaited people-moving system at Los Angeles International Airport&nbsp;is actually on its way and it's enough to make any Angele&ntilde;o misty-eyed. LAX, the second busiest airport in the US, is desperately lacking an adequate public transit connection. Currently, visitors must rely on shuttles that come every 20 minutes to connect to the nearest Metro line, grab an (expensive) cab, or find a saintly friend with a car willing to deal with a congested and confusing pick-up situation.</p><p>Five teams are competing for the commission:</p><ul><li>Gateway Connectors: Kiewit Infrastructure with Skanska USA, Meridiam; design by Mott MacDonald and Gannett Fleming</li><li>LA ConnextPartners: Ferrovial Agroman, Bechtel, Cintra, John Laing and Bombardier; design by Bechtel</li><li>LAX Connecting Alliance: OHL USA, Acciona Infraestructuras and Charles Pankow Builders; design by Arup</li><li>LINXS, led by Fluor Enterprises with Balfour Beatty, Flatiron West, Hochtief, ACS and Dragados USA; design by HDR Engineering and HNTB Corporation</li><li>PWA, l...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963833/zumthor-s-lacma-renderings-aren-t-undercooked-they-re-exactly-what-the-museum-wants Zumthor's LACMA renderings aren't 'undercooked' – they're exactly what the museum wants Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-17T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T23:53:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i8whul68uenl2qf.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LACMA isn&rsquo;t trying to sell fancy condos, it&rsquo;s trying to sell an art museum. This isn&rsquo;t about safe deposit boxes in the sky for foreign oligarchs, this a building that will require contributions from art patrons and museum donors, and these renderings speak their language. [...] More David Hockney than Zaha Hadid, they evoke a feel rather than architectural facts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest from LACMA on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962616/raw-rendering-ranters-zumthor-s-undercooked-lacma-redesign-on-archinect-sessions-76" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76</a></li><li><a title="LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building</a></li><li><a title="Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward</a></li><li><a title="Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a title="Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962346/tickets-now-available-for-2016-core77-conference Tickets Now Available for 2016 Core77 Conference Sponsor 2016-08-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:49:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dy52ifpj25dvrhs9.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.core77.com/conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/l1/l1tl4zninnh01wc9.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.core77.com/conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Conference</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Have you ever wondered where the relationship between&nbsp;human and machine intelligence&nbsp;is headed?</p><p>Have you considered how the principles of&nbsp;quantum mechanics&nbsp;can be applied to the design process?</p><p>Are you curious about how interdisciplinary teams can collaborate to engineer exceptionally&nbsp;elaborate Rube&nbsp;Goldberg machines?</p><p>Join us&nbsp;September 29&ndash;30 in Downtown Los Angeles&nbsp;for the&nbsp;3rd annual Core77 Conference as our speakers&nbsp;share their thoughts and experiences regarding the disparate, yet interconnected questions that challenge the way&nbsp;designers can impact the modern world, and reinvent our notion of possible.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/ypz67e0smhkpqs30.jpg"></p><p>The first day of the conference features panels and presentations led by design, arts, science, engineering, and business luminaries, and&nbsp;will focus on human-centered design, start up strategies, and leading successful projects from concept to launch.</p><p>The second day kicks off with a series of workshops hosted by outstanding professionals f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963014/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-15T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggaofoqz5ufy92rn.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8073/debt-assembly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DEBT Assembly | August 18</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cr/cr3ozi132vmfncv5.jpg"></p><p>Student debt is one of the most profound issues affecting the architectural discipline right now. While the average student debt for a US American student is $29,400, according to a recent poll by the American Institute of Architecture Students, architecture students graduate with an average of $40,000 in loans. Head out to this event to learn more about strategies to mitigate and resist debt through collective action.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8075/town-hall-feelings-vs-facts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Hall: Feelings vs Facts | August 19</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962616/raw-rendering-ranters-zumthor-s-undercooked-lacma-redesign-on-archinect-sessions-76 Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-11T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-19T17:56:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qv7d8r4pwq0ruju8.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Zumthor released <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new renderings for his LACMA redesign</a> last week, and boy are people not impressed! We talk about the "undercooked" look of Zumthor's snaking concrete inkblot plan for the museum, and experiment with a new segment devoted to ranting on the podcast. You've been warned.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 76 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Raw Rendering Ranters":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-76.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p>This week&rsquo;s podcast is sponsored by AIA Advantage Partner, BQE Software, and the makers of ArchiOffice. ArchiOffice is the only Office and Project Management Software built with the needs of architects in mind. It will help you manage people and projects, while you focus on designing great architecture....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962259/become-the-proud-tenant-of-a-neutra-designed-office-space-in-los-angeles Become the proud tenant of a Neutra-designed office space in Los Angeles Nicholas Korody 2016-08-09T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:20:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rijbdw9ayeel0b3.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you&rsquo;re looking for some exceptional LA office space, you&rsquo;re in luck. <a href="http://neutra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Neutra Institute Museum</a> in Silver Lake, Los Angeles&mdash;formerly known as the Neutra Office Building&mdash;is leasing 160 square feet in the front of the building for $1,200 a month to a &ldquo;sympathetic Neutra fan/tenant&rdquo;. The rest of the 1200 square feet space is intended to house a museum or gallery that would &ldquo;become a cultural center for Silverlake&rdquo;, among other programs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5e6n2aw2q3v4ihf.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7rzuaytcx4atgch.jpg"></p><p>Currently, an attorney rents the space. Before being converted into an institute, Richard and Dion Neutra Architects and Associates occupied the site. The office space that&rsquo;s available for lease must be &ldquo;voice activity tolerant&rdquo; as it&rsquo;s adjacent to a conference room.</p><p>The newly-created Neutra Institute Museum will create an &ldquo;community room&rdquo;-cum-gallery for artists to display work; host exhibitions curated by local museums such as LACMA; display parts of the Neutra archive; and serve as a retail space. It will also develop support programming for the VD...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962108/museum-at-the-front-line-one-to-one-33-with-dora-epstein-jones-executive-director-of-the-a-d-museum Museum at the front line: One-to-One #33 with Dora Epstein Jones, executive director of the A+D Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-08T14:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T14:28:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/ord8xv4wgdk9qori.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dora Epstein Jones is the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955270/a-d-museum-appoints-dora-epstein-jones-as-new-executive-director" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newly minted</a> executive director of the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. With a doctorate in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism from UCLA, Epstein Jones came to A+D after nearly 15 years at SCI-Arc, where she led the coordination of humanities and theory courses, and served as the founding coordinator of the General Studies program.</p><p>Now situated in L.A.&rsquo;s booming Arts District, A+D is neighbor to downtown&rsquo;s own museum renaissance, not to mention the SCI-Arc campus. In our interview, Epstein Jones imagines how A+D could become the L.A version of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>, while working to keep it accessible to the local community.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#33 with&nbsp;<strong>Dora Epstein Jones</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_To_One_Episode_33_Dora_Epstein_Jones.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149962092/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-08T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T15:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/yblzde6qnaw14vz9.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7999/interactive-architecture-adaptive-world-release-party-book-signing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World - Release Party &amp; Book Signing | August 13</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ph/pha6ejdl71qmnd7c.jpg"></p><p>Architecture now stands in the midst of unprecedented technological advancements &mdash; how can design incorporate this progress to better serve humanity? Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World lays out how architects can use new technologies to make structures that are responsive to their inhabitants, and ultimately more integrated into the environment.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8035/mind-your-mannerisms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mind Your Mannerisms | Opening on August 13</a><strong>,</strong> recommended by Nicholas Korody...</strong></p>