Archinect - News 2014-04-24T11:39:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/86547991/makers-and-shakers-la-forum-s-out-there-doing-it-2013 Makers and Shakers: LA Forum's "Out There Doing It" 2013 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-15T13:43:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T14:43:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u63vo3qbh2glkwaf.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> One of Los Angeles&rsquo; most sly urban characteristics is its sprawl: by being so large, its widely cast net defies characterization while also incubating remarkable experimentations.&nbsp;A few outstanding selections from that m&eacute;lange are the members of Out There Doing It -- a collection of architects and designers curated by the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355599/la-forum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Forum</a>&nbsp; &ldquo;as diverse as they are interdisciplinary&rdquo;. These emerging professionals &ldquo;actively question how architecture is represented, conceptualized, materialized, and publicized&rdquo; -- encouraging accountability throughout the design process. The 2013 OTDI participants are: Anna Neimark of <a href="http://www.firstoff.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Office</a>, <a href="http://www.bryonyroberts.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a>, <a href="http://allthatissolid.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ALLTHATISSOLID</a>, and <a href="http://designbitches.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design, Bitches</a>.</p> <p> Inspired by Russian suprematism and Metallica, practicing in bathrooms and coffeehouses, these designers cover ideas as expansive as the L.A. basin, in all its&nbsp;nooks and crannies. The 2013 OTDIers just completed their final event at ForumFest, the LA Forum&rsquo;s annual fundraiser (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85523504/la-forumfest-to-honor-michael-maltzan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this year honoring Michael Maltzan...</a></p> 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>