Archinect - News 2015-01-25T21:36:02-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/117731121/get-lectured-sci-arc-spring-15 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-06T13:34:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T19:04:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orqqr9ihdj5mq0nz.jpg" width="514" height="881" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> 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.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from SCI-Arc. Their Spring '15 lecture series kicks off on January 14 with Todd Williams and Billie Tsien. Other speakers include Craig Dykers of Sn&oslash;hetta, CJ Lim, Henk Ovink, Henry N. Cobb, Eric Owen Moss, and Frank Gehry.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All events start at 7 p.m., unless noted. Lectures will take place at the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall. The lecture series will also be broadcast live on <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/live" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sciarc.edu/live</a>.</p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p><em>Jan 14</em><br>TOD WILLIAMS AND BILLIE TSIEN / Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects<br>"Being Specific"</p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br>JOSE SANCHEZ / Bloom Games<br>"Ga...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115038324/building-an-identity-immigration-and-architecture-in-southern-california Building an identity: Immigration and architecture in Southern California Alexander Walter 2014-12-02T14:25:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:06:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb3481550741ad98df2389c5c3976d5d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne looks at L.A., he sees the city shaped by immigrants. Landmark buildings in Koreatown that adapt and evolve with a new generation. Houses in Arcadia that allow Chinese homeowners a proud, conspicuous place in a new country. Street life across the region that takes its cue from the way Latino neighborhoods blur the line between public and private.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105329323/long-beach-moves-forward-on-southern-california-s-first-freeway-removal-project Long Beach Moves Forward on Southern California’s First Freeway Removal Project Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T15:27:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1af6608c6ace3aed01c610575368dc35.jpg" width="510" height="587" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s been named one of the top &ldquo;Freeways Without Futures&rdquo; in the nation and described as a &ldquo;perfect example of obsolete infrastructure.&rdquo; [...] Now, nearly half a decade later, the project to remove a large portion of the Terminal Island (TI) Freeway in West Long Beach has officially gone out to bid in an RFP with an estimated bid value of $225K. It marks a major event in Southern California&rsquo;s urban design history, being the first freeway removal project [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104866476/the-forgotten-history-of-l-a-s-failed-freeway-revolt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101167410/morphosis-emerson-college-los-angeles-takes-grand-prize-at-2014-los-angeles-architectural-awards Morphosis’ Emerson College Los Angeles takes Grand Prize at 2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Justine Testado 2014-06-05T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:30:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fk/fk5i9h7bxarfjjfn.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three dozen of L.A.'s most cutting-edge architecture and design were celebrated yesterday at the 44th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. A jury of 25 notable design professionals honored entire project teams whose projects exhibit design excellence, commitment to sustainability, and community impact in a multitude of award categories.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out photos of this year's winners</p><p><strong>(Pictured above) Grand Prize: Emerson College Los Angeles</strong><br>Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a></p><p><strong>Community Impact Award: Los Angeles River </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bpxolkmdj7kfelv.jpg"></p><p><strong>Beyond L.A. Award: Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel</strong><br>Architect: Minarc</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nw/nwoqbv0rz5jbn12x.jpg"></p><p><strong>City of Los Angeles Green Building Award: Step Up on Vine</strong><br>Architect: EGAN | SIMON architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dr/drjxjmuy9cwukk7m.jpg"></p><p><strong>Civic Award: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts </strong><br>Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78556/spf-a-studio-pali-fekete-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete Architects [SPF:a]</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ww/ww5ke8bwi5u0i0qb.jpg"></p><p><strong>Commercial Office Building &amp; Headquarters Award: Red Building</strong><br>Executive Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/gruenassociates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates</a><br>Design Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106311/pelli-clarke-pelli-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects</a><br>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/ht4pgy7aa0d16qfh.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Concept Award: 9300 Culver Blvd. Mixed Use Development</strong><br>Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12555/ehrlich-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ehrlich Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qv1sjq0nrlo8sd1.jpg"></p><p><strong>Education Award: Los Angeles City College Student Union</strong><br>Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5052187/harley-ellis-devereaux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harley Ellis Devereaux</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwt7llqxtru4z7vw.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hospitality: Ace Hotel </strong><br>Design Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4995708/grec-architects-llc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GREC Architects</a><br>Executive Architect: Killefer Flammang Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/me/mea2gk197seqgkqd.jpg"></p><p><strong>Housing Award: Multi-family (Affordable): 2802 Pico</strong><br>Architect: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/450/moore-ruble-yudell-architects-planners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moore Ruble Yudell Architects &amp; Planners</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7yw3n8saywv25veu.jpg"></p><p><strong>Interiors Award: United Talent Agency</strong><br>Archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97119254/southern-california-not-so-sprawling-after-all Southern California not so sprawling after all Alexander Walter 2014-04-02T18:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T18:50:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23ea080ac9a476d107169220192010a8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It may not seem like it when you&rsquo;re stuck in traffic on the 110 Freeway, but Southern California is home to some of the least-sprawling metro areas in the country. That&rsquo;s according to a study out today from Smart Growth America, which attempted to measure the concept of urban sprawl in 221 metro areas nationwide. The study ranked the Los Angeles, Orange County and Santa Barbara regions in the 25 least-sprawling.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76646781/big-trouble-for-little-chinatown-house Big Trouble For Little Chinatown House Christopher Sison 2013-07-09T13:08:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:38:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33ypdnlurpy9uqcl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It was a place where you got your information, and served as a post office -- it had an integral role in the community," Moy said of the building, as well as other similar sites. "It's a unique structure, even though architecturally it's very utilitarian and doesn't represent any high style of architecture. It's more about the people and the work they did."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its list of the 11 most endangered buildings in the country and making that list is Southern California&rsquo;s very own Rancho Cucamonga Chinatown House. No, the Chinatown House is not a restaurant at Victoria Gardens Shopping Center. Yes, Chinese immigrants made it to Rancho Cucamonga long before Ice Cube and cousin Day-Day ever did. Unbeknownst to most local residents, Rancho Cucamonga once housed a significant Chinese immigrant population that was vital to developing the agricultural economy of the Cucamonga Valley. However, in a similar fashion to other, small Chinatowns across California, this community eventually faded into obscurity. The Chinatown House is the last remnant of the role Chinese Americans played in the development of Rancho Cucamonga and much of the Inland Empire.</p> <p> Located on the Southwest corner of San Bernardino Road and Klusman Ave, from 1919 to 1940 this two-story brick building housed Chinese Americans wor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/35880293/solar-decathlon-relocates-to-southern-california Solar Decathlon Relocates to Southern California Archinect 2012-01-26T17:14:00-05:00 >2012-01-29T18:43:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhrb4osqsb5k2zr6.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At an event today in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and unveiled the competition&rsquo;s location, the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The following teams have been selected from around the world to compete in Solar Decathlon 2013:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2905511/arizona-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arizona State University</a> and the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/5077450/the-university-of-new-mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of New Mexico</a> (Tempe, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N.M.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15106375/czech-technical-university-in-prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Czech Technical University</a> (Prague, Czech Republic)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/8410836/hampton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hampton University</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/19867631/old-dominion-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Old Dominion University </a>(Hampton and Norfolk, Va.)</li> <li> Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vt.)</li> <li> Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Mo.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/29983996/norwich-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norwich University</a> (Northfield, Vt.)</li> <li> Queens University, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/295/carleton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carleton University</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/22395093/algonquin-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Algonquin College</a> (Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)</li> <li> Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, Calif.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/88/southern-california-institute-of-architecture-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> and California Institute of Technology (Los Angeles, Calif.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17258579/stanford-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanford University</a> (Palo Alto, Calif.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/20461688/stevens-institute-of-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stevens Institute of Technology</a> (Hoboken, N.J.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3383673/the-catholic-university-of-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Catholic University of America</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18222902/george-washington-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Washington University</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15517490/american-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American University</a> (Washington, DC)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/33569520/university-of-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of North Carolina at Charlott...</a></li></ul>