Archinect - News 2014-10-31T19:11:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/85523504/la-forumfest-to-honor-michael-maltzan LA ForumFest to honor Michael Maltzan Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-01T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:22:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5t7e7t2t64p1sck.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Celebrating over 25 years of educational and advocacy work, the <a href="http://laforum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a> will honor architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of <a href="http://www.mmaltzan.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> at their annual <a href="http://laforum.org/content/special-events/forumfest-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ForumFest</a>. The LA Forum is a discussion platform for local architecture and urbanism, where design professionals and the general public alike can reflect on the nature and impact of architecture in Los Angeles.</p> <p> Michael Maltzan was a natural choice for this year's ForumFest honoree -- established in Los Angeles since 1995, his firm embraces the diverse, sometimes contradictory Los Angeles landscape, while retaining a recognizable personality and form specific to his practice. He has also contributed to the architectural discourse on Los Angeles through multiple essays and critical pieces. Maltzan is perhaps most well-known in Los Angeles for his work with the <a href="http://www.skidrow.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skid Row Housing Trust</a>, as well as his many architectural and urban planning projects at the intersection of education...</p>