Archinect - News 2018-02-19T03:17:27-05:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150049729/mad-s-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art-prepares-to-break-ground-in-los-angeles MAD's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art prepares to break ground in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2018-02-12T15:11:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T15:12:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/co/cof71w66lyvyhqfj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>One year after Los Angeles unexpectedly won the right to host the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the spaceship-like project is now ready to push dirt in Exposition Park. Protective fencing now encircles the site of filmmaker George Lucas' $1-billion legacy project, which replaces two parking lots at the intersection of 39th Street and Vermont Avenue. The eventual four-story, 115-foot-tall building will feature[...] Lucas' 10,000-piece collection, a library, two theaters, classrooms, and offices.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0l/0liz7qblq8d6lc6v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0l/0liz7qblq8d6lc6v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/966548/exposition-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exposition Park</a> in South Los Angeles has already a number of high-profile construction projects going on (new MLS soccer stadium and Coliseum makeover to host the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150020497/los-angeles-to-host-2028-summer-olympics-hopes-to-cut-costs-by-using-existing-venues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2028 Summer Olympics</a>) or <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150034344/la-s-natural-history-museum-makeover-to-include-a-curated-facade-displaying-objects-from-the-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on the books</a>, and the $1-billion&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/480355/lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a>, designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ma Yansong</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>, appears to be breaking ground soon as well.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049374/l-a-s-homeless-count-nearly-doubled-in-six-years L.A.'s homeless count nearly doubled in six years Alexander Walter 2018-02-10T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-09T21:15:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zh/zhgy17iiot8wrtz8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The number of those living in the streets and shelters of the city of L.A. and most of the county surged 75% &mdash; to roughly 55,000 from about 32,000 &mdash; in the last six years. But the crisis has been decades in the making. If homelessness continues to escalate at current rates, it will swamp even the best efforts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">declaring homelessness in the city an 'emergency'</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150037599/raising-taxes-was-the-easy-part" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">committing drastically increased funds</a> to housing and services, Los Angeles is failing to improve the lives of its unsheltered citizens.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150049019/anthony-morey-named-executive-director-and-curator-at-los-angeles-a-d-museum Anthony Morey named Executive Director and Curator at Los Angeles' a+d museum Paul Petrunia 2018-02-07T18:44:00-05:00 >2018-02-08T08:22:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yh0ehqaof5nogemx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a>, who many here on Archinect will recognize as Archinect's editor-at-large, starting editorial columns such as <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a>, has been just announced as the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a+d museum</a>'s new&nbsp;Executive Director and Curator.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0t/0tt9otr8812sovvz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0t/0tt9otr8812sovvz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Prior to this announcement, Anthony served as the Assistant Director &amp; Curator under the direction of&nbsp;<a href="https://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">Dora Epstein Jones</a>. In addition to his roles at the a+d and Archinect, Anthony&nbsp;is a discussion moderator at <a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a> and Design Studio Faculty at <a href="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC</a> in Los Angeles. His work and research focus on the tensions between text, psychology and image and their relationship to architecture and design.</p> The diversity and trajectories of architecture and design are at an all-time high and as important as ever, if not more and the role of the museum - our museum - is to produce a platform to present and promote progressive architecture and design equal to the rigor, enthusiasm, and diversity that exists wit... https://archinect.com/news/article/150048741/famed-bradbury-building-stars-in-justin-timberlake-s-new-video-for-say-something Famed Bradbury Building stars in Justin Timberlake's new video for "Say Something" Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-06T13:49:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T13:52:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tb/tbjdq15kmsvgbycn.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Justin Timberlake may have just completed his halftime performance at the Super Bowl, but before that, he was busy roaming around the historic Bradbury Building in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> with his good friend and country star, Chris Stapleton. The duo have a song together on Timberlake's new album&nbsp;<em>Man of the Woods, </em>released over the weekend. Titled "Say Something," the music video for the pop-country duet features the two playing on acoustic guitars while they tour the historic structure; seventeen musicians and a sixty-person choir also showed up to lend their help.&nbsp;</p> <p>Shot by the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/812/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>-based collection of filmmakers known as La Blogoth&eacute;que, the music video, including the audio, was recorded live, rather remarkably, in a single take. Though the team rehearsed a few times, they had only a 10-minute window in which the lighting through the windows was just right. Additionally, Arturo Perez Jr., who directed the video, <a href="http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/a15895135/justin-timberlake-say-something-video-director-interview/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">told&nbsp;<em>Esquire</em></a><em></em> that the whole thing "was a reverb challenge. The building was all ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150048736/los-angeles-has-worst-traffic-congestion-again Los Angeles has worst traffic congestion (again) Alexander Walter 2018-02-06T12:17:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T12:34:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/46/46qwx3fh30h1jn6h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The Los Angeles region once again topped the list of areas with the worst traffic congestion for the sixth year in a row, according to a report by INRIX, a company that specializes in car services and transportation analytics. Drivers in and around Los Angeles spent 102 hours battling traffic congestion during peak hours in 2017, INRIX's said. By contrast, New York City motorists spent 91 hours battling peak-hour congestion. New York was No. 3 on the INRIX list. No. 2 was Moscow.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Congrats <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A.</a> &mdash; you lived up to your reputation as America's most <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/633858/traffic-congestion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">congested</a> city once again!&nbsp;</p> <p>Among the metro areas surveyed, "the U.S. accounted for 10 of the top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion in the INRIX study," the <em>LA Times </em>reports.</p> <p>Help us <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149988930/musk-claims-his-plans-to-bore-a-tunnel-under-los-angeles-are-moving-forward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon</a>, or we'll start taking <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/86784/public-transportation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">public transportation</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150047380/get-lectured-woodbury-university-spring-18 Get Lectured: Woodbury University, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-01-30T13:58:00-05:00 >2018-02-05T13:16:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/43f9t5i1jzjfpbmv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&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 regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</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>Check out the Woodbury University School of Architecture's Spring 2018 events at their Burbank/Los Angeles and San Diego campuses, as well as at the WUHO Gallery and WEDGE Gallery.</p> <p>&ldquo;Recognizing the act of building as the core to architecture, this series investigates the current status of construction from various aspects; material innovation, fabrication technology, structural engineering, and communication. Building starts as an idea, and it has always been a collaborative endeavor to move the idea&nbsp;from the realm of the unknown to the known, from abstract to concrete. Explo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150047022/frank-gehry-s-grand-avenue-project-presents-latest-design-updates Frank Gehry's Grand Avenue project presents latest design updates Alexander Walter 2018-01-26T18:39:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e9/e922j6mqpd84vw8i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Gehry has completed new &mdash; and nearly final &mdash; designs for the Grand, an open-air complex of apartments, condominiums, movie theaters, restaurants and shops that promises to enliven a city block that has been mostly dead for half a century. [...] The delay helped improve the project, Himmel insisted. Five years ago, there was a "disconnect" between what Gehry wanted to build and what Related could pay for [...] Since then, Gehry has found ways to reconcile his vision with costs</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ge/gexy10znfrzw1s9u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ge/gexy10znfrzw1s9u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Gehry Partners/Related Cos.</figcaption></figure><p>But wait, there's more: the <em>LA Times</em> writes that developing the block on <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/234482/grand-avenue-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Avenue</a> would finally unlock a design feature <a href="https://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry</a> himself "baked into his design for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/286152/disney-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Disney Hall</a>" a long time ago &mdash; the ability of the concert hall's curvy metallic facade to receive light and video projections from across the street could open up the opportunity to show live concerts happening inside also outside and entertain people in The Grand.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/62/6224hjh85ao6n5bf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/62/6224hjh85ao6n5bf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Gehry Partners/Related Cos.</figcaption></figure><p>"We selected the metal surface that tested best for projection," the article quotes Gehry talking about his landmark Walt Disney Concert Hall. "You close that piece of Grand Avenue, put some chairs out there and you've got something special. We're not just building buildings, we're building places."</p><p>Bring on the food trucks.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5fqcx10cbt72wr84.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5fqcx10cbt72wr84.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Gehry Partners/Related Cos.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150045540/twenty-four-years-after-the-northridge-quake-los-angeles-still-has-thousands-of-soft-story-buildings-to-retrofit Twenty-four years after the Northridge quake, Los Angeles still has thousands of 'soft-story' buildings to retrofit Alexander Walter 2018-01-18T14:08:00-05:00 >2018-01-18T14:08:59-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dl/dlxuo0edzaok2i0p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Los Angeles city officials and property owners are making progress on retrofitting the types of apartment buildings that proved especially vulnerable in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. [...] As of this month, retrofits on 608 &ldquo;soft-story&rdquo; buildings are complete and another almost 4,000 retrofits are in progress, according to the mayor&rsquo;s office. More than 13,000 of an estimated 13,500 soft-story buildings have been issued orders to comply, the first step on the road to retrofitting.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Commemorating the 24-year anniversary&nbsp;of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Northridge_earthquake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1994 Northridge Earthquake</a> which devastated the greater Los Angeles area on January 17, <em>Curbed LA</em> reports about the status of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's effort to retrofit all of the city's 13,500 "soft-story" buildings &mdash;&nbsp;like the ubiquitous, and extremely vulnerable, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/99407/next-series-apartment-stories" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dingbat-style apartment buildings</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150044970/kengo-kuma-to-design-boutique-hotel-for-downtown-l-a-s-1111-sunset-boulevard-development Kengo Kuma to design boutique hotel for downtown L.A.'s 1111 Sunset Boulevard development Alexander Walter 2018-01-15T14:16:00-05:00 >2018-01-15T14:17:38-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/eh5oksoia7ct9v4y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The $600-million project, called 1111 Sunset, would include high-rise condominium and apartment towers, town houses, shops, restaurants and two acres of public open space designed by James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architect behind New York&rsquo;s High Line elevated park. [...] The 98-room boutique hotel is to be designed by Kengo Kuma. It would be the major Los Angeles project for the high-profile Japanese architect known for melding his structures to their natural surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d578jnvc4b1hnw5z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d5/d578jnvc4b1hnw5z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: SOM/Palisades.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150033802/som-and-james-corner-field-operations-to-redesign-long-dormant-pereira-building-in-downtown-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First announced</a> last October, the redevelopment of the&nbsp;William Pereira-designed former Los Angeles Metropolitan Water District&nbsp;HQ, right on the edge of Downtown&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>&nbsp;and Echo Park, is further taking shape.&nbsp;</p> <p>Besides new renderings of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1075489/1111-sunset-blvd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1111 Sunset Boulevard</a> scheme, showing&nbsp;two high-rise residential buildings with several low-rise residences grouped around their bases and an integrated mid-rise hotel, the addition of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/6132/kengo-kuma-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/8310/stanley-saitowitz-office-natoma-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects</a> was revealed. Kuma will be in charge of the hotel design.&nbsp;</p> <p>Leading the overall architectural planning and landscape design are <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10545/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/21287/field-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0a/0af41ppd3kuq07nd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0a/0af41ppd3kuq07nd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: SOM/Palisades.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mx/mx0u2prpfnynpuo9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mx/mx0u2prpfnynpuo9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: SOM/Palisades.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wg/wgjchy4xgewzti40.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wg/wgjchy4xgewzti40.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: SOM/Palisades.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150044552/get-lectured-usc-spring-18 Get Lectured: USC, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-01-12T13:49:00-05:00 >2018-01-12T13:49:42-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g4/g45hotcdl4i5ng4c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&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 regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</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="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Southern California School of Architecture</a> is bringing in more speakers for their Spring 2018 lecture series and exhibitions. This semester's lineup features emerging and established designers representing all of the school's disciplines.</p> <p><strong>Jan 10</strong><br><strong>Henri Bava</strong> / Agence TER, Paris&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jan 31</strong><br><strong>Ronit Bezalel</strong>, Chicago, and <strong>Prof. Ed Dimendberg</strong>, Irvine<br>Film Screening &amp; Conversation: &ldquo;70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Feb 7<br>Jimenez Lai &amp; Joanna Grant </strong>/ <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150017630/listen-to-next-up-arroyo-seco-weekend-mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a>, Los Angeles<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 21<br><a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/104868902/screen-print-21-log-31-new-ancients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts</a></strong> / Bryony Roberts Studio, New York City&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Feb 27</strong><br><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/31696/olafur-eliasson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olafur Eliasson</a></strong>, Artist<br>A ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150043632/frank-gehry-presents-reworked-and-shortened-santa-monica-hotel-tower Frank Gehry presents reworked and shortened Santa Monica hotel tower Alexander Walter 2018-01-05T14:05:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vw9wub05vc8a6hrs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A developer looking to erect a hotel tower designed by Frank Gehry on Santa Monica&rsquo;s iconic Ocean Avenue has reworked its plans and released a new rendering of the project. Originally proposed five years ago as 22 stories, the hotel has been reduced to 12 stories&mdash;or 130 feet&mdash;to comply with the city&rsquo;s new development plan for downtown. It&rsquo;s just one part of a larger project that would also include a museum, shops, ground-floor open space, and 79 apartments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The newly released rendering shows the <a href="https://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry</a>-designed hotel tower as a considerably shortened and reworked version of what was <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/68788415/frank-gehry-designing-new-tower-in-santa-monica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">originally proposed</a> in March of 2013 &mdash; <em>before</em> the city's new height rules and design guidelines for downtown Santa Monica were implemented. For comparison, check out the rendering of the original proposal below.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mp/mpgxq7hcs8feoj6v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mp/mpgxq7hcs8feoj6v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The original 22-story Ocean Avenue Project proposal from 2013.</figcaption></figure><p>"The design team has received significant input from the community outreach process, the planning department, and the Architectural Review Board," it reads on the project's <a href="http://www.oceanavenueproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fl/flgyfgbnru7gzh2s.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fl/flgyfgbnru7gzh2s.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Public viewing platform. Image: Gehry Partners.</figcaption></figure><p>"The extensive outreach process used in developing the approved DCP informed the revised project, resulting in a lower maximum height appropriate to the Downtown context. A slender tower is oriented in an east-west direction, maximizing views to the oceanfront from areas to the east."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c3/c3a54qmfsroyhwz6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c3/c3a54qmfsroyhwz6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Gehry Partners.</figcaption></figure><p>"The building street fronts are modulated to enhance activi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150043439/get-lectured-sci-arc-spring-18 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Spring '18 Justine Testado 2018-01-04T14:50:00-05:00 >2018-01-09T12:26:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tq/tqjbj11p9lgzk71b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2018</a></strong></p> <p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&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 regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</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><a href="https://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>'s Spring '18 lecture series begins on January 26!<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Speakers include Mark Foster Gage, Jing Liu, Michael Fried, Shohei Shigematsu, Monica Ponce de Leon, Zeynep Celik Alexander, a screening of &ldquo;Fight Club&rdquo; with guest Alex McDowell, and more.</p> <p><strong>Jan 26</strong><br>Mark Foster Gage<br>Related exhibition:&nbsp;Jan 26-Mar 4, &ldquo;Geothermal Futures Lab&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Jan 31</strong><br>Jing Liu, &ldquo;Order Edge Aura&rdquo;<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 6</strong><br>Cinema Series: &ldquo;Avatar&rdquo;, with guest Rick Carter<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 7</strong><br>Michael Fried, &ldquo;Struth Channels Kant: The Technology Photographs&rdquo;<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 14</strong><br>Alberto Kalach<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 19 </strong><br>Andrew Zago, &ldquo;Sabbatical Times&rdquo;<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 21</strong><br> Shohei Shigematsu<br></p> <p><strong>Feb 28&nbsp;</strong><br>Bryo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150043070/ed-soja-discusses-john-portman-s-postmodern-bonaventure-hotel Ed Soja discusses John Portman's postmodern Bonaventure Hotel Hope Daley 2018-01-02T15:25:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ds/dsypk4wng943254c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The Bonaventure has become a focal point for the debate on Postmodernism, ever since its discovery as a Postmodern hyperspace by [cultural theorist] Fredric Jameson some years ago&hellip;It&rsquo;s a landscape that&rsquo;s highly fragmented. It&rsquo;s a space that de-centers you, makes you feel lost. And in this feeling of being lost and dislocated, you feel that your only recourse is to submit to authority. You&rsquo;re helpless, you&rsquo;re made helpless, you&rsquo;re peripheralized, you&rsquo;re lost in these spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In light of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150042913/john-portman-architect-developer-and-master-of-the-mega-atria-dies-at-93" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Portman's passing</a>, here is a 6 minute clip with urban theorist Ed Soja discussing the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/649827/postmodernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">postmodern</a> nature of the infamous architect's Bonaventure Hotel located in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/651823/downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">downtown Los Angeles</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>h/t to Orhan from <a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/149965786/you-never-forget-your-first-love-an-ode-to-john-portman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this thread</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150042157/hong-kong-london-los-angeles-dominate-list-of-most-expensive-homes-sold-in-2017 Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles dominate list of most expensive homes sold in 2017 Alexander Walter 2017-12-21T15:40:00-05:00 >2017-12-21T15:41:08-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8dd6mmlchwb3je5i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>After 2016 smashed records for the planet&rsquo;s biggest deals, this year was not far behind. There was a noticeable flurry of activity in the aptly named Golden State of California where the rich and famous &ndash; and we&rsquo;re talking the likes of Beyonc&eacute; and Jay Z &ndash; flocked to snap up a piece of prime LA luxury. But three of the most expensive homes were all inside one development in Hong Kong.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150040627/macdonald-becket-influential-los-angeles-architect-dies-at-age-89 MacDonald Becket, influential Los Angeles architect, dies at age 89 Hope Daley 2017-12-07T18:18:00-05:00 >2017-12-07T18:18:06-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vy/vyod92lgfmtk1bht.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>MacDonald Becket &rsquo;52, former chairman of the board and CEO of the architecture firm Welton Becket and Associates, died in Phoenix, AZ. He was 89. Becket, who graduated from the USC School of Architecture, was a driving force in the development of architecture in Los Angeles. Two of his major roles in California were coordinating the master planning and architectural implementations of the 260-acre Century City project and in the successful renovation of the state capitol building in Sacramento.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Among his many achievements, Becket was a founding contributor to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1571/moca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoCA</a>'s Architectural and Design Endowment in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/19263/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>. He also designed the personal homes of former US presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Gerald Ford attesting to Becket's far reaching influence.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150040371/massive-wildfire-erupts-near-the-getty-center-in-los-angeles Massive wildfire erupts near the Getty Center in Los Angeles Alexander Walter 2017-12-06T12:52:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nb/nb3eqg5u87fdn8e0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A new wildfire closed part of Interstate 405 early Wednesday near Los Angeles' posh Bel Air area and prompted evacuations [...] The closure of I-405 -- a significant north-south artery in the country's second-largest city -- came after flames swept down the foothills toward the highway near Sepulveda Pass and the Getty Center arts complex as stunned motorists drove by shortly before 6 a.m.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/richardmeierpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier</a>-designed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/15822/getty-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getty Center</a> &mdash; scheduled to celebrate its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150040031/richard-meier-on-the-getty-center-as-it-turns-20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20th anniversary</a> on December 16 &mdash; woke up to a terrifying scene before sunrise this morning with the neighboring hillscape ablaze.</p> <p><br></p> <p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SkirballFire?src=tren&amp;data_id=tweet%3A938438313605779456" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skirball Fire</a> is the latest of several fast-moving wildfires devastating Southern California this week.<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150040031/richard-meier-on-the-getty-center-as-it-turns-20 Richard Meier on the Getty Center as it turns 20 Richard Meier & Partners 2017-12-04T14:46:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03uqfn3e4vgrz4i6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The Getty Center, that collection of hilltop buildings in travertine and white metal panels designed by the New York architects Richard Meier &amp; Partners, opened to the public on Dec. 16, 1997. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Brentwood complex, we reached Meier, now 83, by phone to ask him about his memories of getting it built.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150038692/come-fail-with-us Come Fail With Us Anthony Morey 2017-11-21T18:56:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/8490kzayvrn1aegh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The museum showcases failures to provide visitors a learning experience about the important role of failure for innovation and to encourage organizations to become better at learning from failure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This December, corporate flops will be showcased when the <strong><a href="http://failuremuseum.com." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Failure</a> </strong>comes to Los Angeles. Don&rsquo;t let the name fool you. The Museum of Failure is a celebration of history&rsquo;s failed products and services and the lessons learned from them.</p> <p>Exhibited at the <strong><a href="http://www.aplusd.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Architecture and Design Museum</a></strong> in the Los Angeles Arts District, the Museum of Failure welcomes visitors to enjoy an experiential journey of failures-past beginning December 1 through February 4, 2018.</p> <br>welcomes visitors to enjoy an experiential journey of failures <p><br>The Museum of Failure will treat its visitors to a shrine of history&rsquo;s epic fails by some of the world&rsquo;s best known companies. Marketing catastrophe that was Bic for Her? Yup. The two-wheeled, self-balancing transport innovation, Segway? Better believe it. These, along with artifacts spanning from the 17th century right up to the present day, including the frozen beef lasagna by Colgate, demonstrate the types of failures the museum will showcase.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8jer8amc81jozzem.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8j/8jer8amc81jozzem.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Museum of...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150038252/the-lot-lava-screens-streets The LOT: LAVA — Screens & Streets Anthony Morey 2017-11-17T14:47:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bj/bjfx76arerh7j365.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>During <a href="http://www.lacomotion.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA CoMotion</a> &mdash; a downtown event featuring the so-called city of tomorrow &mdash; a Los Angeles artist group is reframing what the city of tomorrow is by bringing the art to the screens and streets.&nbsp;</p> <p>A local group of Los Angeles video artists is making strides &mdash; and having fun while doing it &mdash; with guerilla-style pops around the city on its endless canvases and spaces. Founded in 2003, LAVA is a community of artists working primarily in the field of immersive experiential video art. The goal of the LAVA community is to promote and nurture the movement of video art with the latest technological magic in the greater Los Angeles area.</p> <p>&amp;amp;lt;span id="selection-marker-1" class="redactor-selection-marker"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;gt;</p> <p>LAVA members are constantly contributing to the current discourse around LED pixel mapping, 360 dome visuals, 3D and 4D projection mapping, interactive and immersive experiences, audiovisual software and hardware customization, content consciousness, ethics,...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150037933/dopium-la-big-art-little-chinatown DOPIUM.LA: Big Art Little Chinatown Anthony Morey 2017-11-14T20:16:00-05:00 >2017-11-15T12:09:10-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7l/7l0l7ms38osw5gn6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Only a dream can kill a dream.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Developed with some of the minds behind&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/742522/one-night-stand-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One Night Stand LA</a>, <a href="https://www.dopium.la/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOPIUM.LA</a> aimed to preserve the original beauty of Chinatown, while showing its inspirational influence on an emerging community of creatives in Los Angeles.</p> <p>For one night, a group of artist, architects and atmospheric maestros turned the Mandarin Plaza into a space to remember; into an experience sparking the thrill of pleasure and inspiration - like Dopamine through the brain, and Opium* through the vein.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ye/ye868kendubwkgmu.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ye/ye868kendubwkgmu.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514" alt="Projection by Chris Fortuna" title="Projection by Chris Fortuna"></a></p><figcaption>Two spectators enjoying their shadowed existence.</figcaption></figure>&rdquo;Opium&rdquo; as a part of the name is a reference to the organic relief it originally provided as a natural form of medicine, and is in no way making light of controversial issues. We aim for this event to represent art as a creative catharsis, our own way of expressing ourselves as means to escape the climate we&rsquo;re in for one day, at least. <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gy/gy4kdx2w0rwmxzc0.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gy/gy4kdx2w0rwmxzc0.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Dopium LA</figcaption></figure><p>Featured artists created original pieces to bring the plaza (aka the "Canvas") to life through mixed media, from sculpture...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150037742/la-based-photographer-george-byrne-captures-the-city-s-lesser-known-urban-spaces LA-based photographer George Byrne captures the city’s lesser known urban spaces Hope Daley 2017-11-14T10:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n9/n9l52d0gs3sqf2n9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>"Buildings are just giant sculptures after all!" describes&nbsp;<a href="http://georgebyrne.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Byrne</a>, the Los Angeles-based photographer who points his camera towards architectural compositions as subject matter for his work. The Australian born artist has now been a resident of Los Angeles for eight years and it shows.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n1/n1xkag4ek9ih5pu7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n1/n1xkag4ek9ih5pu7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>'Corner Composition Palm Springs' 2017 by George Byrne.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u6/u6eir3hq3ze62muy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u6/u6eir3hq3ze62muy.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>'Blue Awning with Yellow' 2017 by George Byrne.</figcaption></figure><p>With an interest in deco inspired prefab structures and an affinity for the ubiquitous 'Dingbat' stucco box apartments of the '50s and '60s, Byrne finds an appreciation in the details of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/46361/los-angeles-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles architecture</a> developed over years of living within city limits. His most recent work, in particular, focuses on the lesser-known urban landscapes in and around East Hollywood, where the artist lives.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2zv2i7s5y6x9vrsp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2zv2i7s5y6x9vrsp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>'Echo Park' 2017 by George Byrne.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/58/58ybqb1gs8iug23y.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/58/58ybqb1gs8iug23y.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>'East Hollywood Carpark' 2016 by George Byrne.</figcaption></figure><p>Viewing his photos as portraits of the city, Byrne draws energy from modernist painters Richard Deibenkorn, Frank&nbsp;Stella, ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150037599/raising-taxes-was-the-easy-part Raising taxes was the easy part Nam Henderson 2017-11-13T18:34:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mv/mvh6dk67hstfz3z3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>For homeless advocates who had been glowing after November, the unanimous vote in August blocking the project by a Los Angeles City Council land use committee, headed by Mr. Huizar, was a discouraging setback. It was also a reminder that some of the toughest battles lie ahead as Los Angeles moves from the task of persuading voters to raise money for the homeless to the logistics of getting the money spent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Adam Nagourney reports in from L.A., where homeless advocates and neighborhood activists are fighting over implementation of HHH (a $1.2 billion effort to build housing for the homeless). NIMBYs or concerned citizens? Professor Tim Iglesias <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/opinion/homeless-los-angeles.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">responded</a> "<em>it will require sustained political will to manage the inevitable local opposition to building supportive housing throughout L.A</em>".</p> <p>Meanwhile, there is a revival of <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/travel/la-los-angeles-hotels-nightlife-hip.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel Hipness</a> in the city, as "<em>elements of the once-lost glittering age are re-emerging</em>".</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150037440/uber-and-nasa-team-up-to-create-flying-taxi-by-2020 Uber and NASA team up to create 'flying taxi' by 2020 Hope Daley 2017-11-10T16:12:00-05:00 >2017-11-10T16:12:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x9/x9kwgu3mu8hpaf59.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Teaming up with NASA is a big deal for Uber. First, it allows the company to tout the approval of the highly regarded space agency to skeptics. [...] Holden said that Uber wouldn&rsquo;t have to wait for 2020 before it starts testing things out IRL. The company aims to begin operating a fleet of low-flying helicopters around Dallas-Fort Worth Airport &mdash; while working with air traffic controllers to not encroach on their flight paths &mdash;as a way to test NASA&rsquo;s UTM system.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Uber has teamed up with NASA to create an <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/690521/autonomous-aerial-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aerial taxi service</a> called UberAIR. Los Angles was just announced as a city now working with the company to host their program along with Dallas-Forth Worth and Dubai. At least 19 other companies are currently developing flying car plans.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check out Uber's newly released video giving a taste of what the experience would be like.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150037318/frank-gehry-to-design-permanent-home-for-la-phil-s-youth-orchestra Frank Gehry to design permanent home for LA Phil's Youth Orchestra Hope Daley 2017-11-09T20:28:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iu/iuzqr872mhkafzpg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Among major initiatives announced for the Los Angeles Philharmonic&rsquo;s centennial year is the creation of a new permanent YOLA center to be designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>. The famed architect will transform an existing facility, located in the LA suburb of Inglewood, into a central resource for the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The LA Phil is the first orchestra anywhere to take such an enormous step for the future of its community. Thanks to the time I&rsquo;ve spent with Gustavo, I&rsquo;ve seen the difference that YOLA makes in young people&rsquo;s lives. I&rsquo;m proud to play my part by making spaces where the kids can feel inspired, and YOLA can open up the whole world of music to them" said Gehry.<br></p> <p>YOLA currently serves about 1,000 students across the Los Angeles area. The center will be a hub for fostering a greater number of young people who aspire to careers in music, helping to achieve the LA Phil&rsquo;s goal of doubling the number of students they serve by 2022.</p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/150035950/fixnation-architects-for-animals-fundraise-with-cat-shelter-showcase FixNation & Architects for Animals Fundraise with Cat Shelter Showcase Isaac Wilhelm 2017-10-31T13:16:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zi/zi8mpc0m0u22jkdq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Last week <a href="http://fixnation.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FixNation</a> and <a href="http://www.architectsforanimals.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects for Animals</a> joined forces to raise funds for FixNation&rsquo;s critical charitable services for Los Angeles&rsquo; homeless cats, including spaying and neutering (<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149935880/la-architects-design-shelters-for-homeless-cats-with-adorable-and-charitable-results" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">check out the projects from last year</a>). To raise awareness cat shelters were designed and constructed by thirteen different teams of local architects (some comprising of singular companies, others collaborative), all conceptualizing different aspects of a cat&rsquo;s life into the design. Also, 28 cat bowls painted by various celebrities, including but not limited to Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Carly Patterson, and Kristen Bell, were showcased and are still being auctioned off to the highest bidders along with the cat shelters. To place a bid on one of the items from the event right meow <a href="https://events.handbid.com/auctions/architects-for-animals-giving-shelter-2017/items" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>. The evening with FixNation was purr-fectly cat-astic, from the shelters, to the hand painted cat bowls, to the cat themed desserts.</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cdun53fafw54x6a1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cdun53fafw54x6a1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514" alt="White Jack, by Abramson Teiger Architects" title="White Jack, by Abramson Teiger Architects"></a><figcaption>Meghan Bob Photography &copy;</figcaption></figure></figure><p><strong>White Jack, by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/20208993/abramson-teiger-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abramson Teiger&nbsp;Architects</a></strong></p> <p>White J...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150035301/new-renderings-of-peter-zumthor-s-600-million-lacma-redesign New renderings of Peter Zumthor's $600-million LACMA redesign Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-26T20:33:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g9/g9zi6ri5rzyjvoyy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With the environmental review process now underway,&nbsp;the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8506/lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a> is moving forward with&nbsp;a $600-million plan by Pritzker Prize winner <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/721/peter-zumthor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor</a> to makeover its Miracle Mile campus. The acclaimed Swiss architect's design would replace the current Bing Center, Hammer, Ahmanson, and Art of the Americas Buildings with a new 390,000 square-foot structure that spans across Wilshire Boulevard.</p> <p>The design has gone through different evolutions since originally announced in 2014 and earlier this year, new, softer renderings were revealed after Zumthor expressed he was <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149974240/peter-zumthor-didn-t-like-his-own-conventional-renderings-for-lacma-and-will-release-new-images" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">unhappy with the original ones</a>. Construction of the new building is expected to begin in late 2018.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8c685wrtvwnattml.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8c/8c685wrtvwnattml.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner / The Boundary</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sy/sy5wk5vr5v98rfsf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sy/sy5wk5vr5v98rfsf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner / The Boundary</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z3xblbyzunchvpw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z3xblbyzunchvpw.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner / The Boundary</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uz/uzhk60r3n2biwrfx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uz/uzhk60r3n2biwrfx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner / The Boundary</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lt/ltk0m3tgbcmmu7x1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lt/ltk0m3tgbcmmu7x1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner </figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uh/uhiatf3lm6i3aqhf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uh/uhiatf3lm6i3aqhf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Atelier Peter Zumthor &amp; Partner</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150035257/renzo-piano-on-his-academy-museum-of-motion-pictures-it-may-work-we-shall-see Renzo Piano on his Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: "It may work. We shall see." Alexander Walter 2017-10-26T14:49:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sl/slxkugu0ruulbaj0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>"I cross a bit my fingers,&rdquo; Renzo Piano told me. &ldquo;It may work. We shall see.&rdquo; We were standing inside the concrete shell of the main auditorium of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, an ambitious but troubled project that after a series of delays is expected to open in 2019. [...] Construction workers hammered away all around us, producing a ring of noise that occasionally made it tough to hear Piano, who at 80 speaks more softly than he once did.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>LA Times</em> architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne dissects <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>'s third Southern California project, the troubled <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/213838/academy-museum-of-motion-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy Museum of Motion Pictures</a> which &mdash; plagued by delays and controversy &mdash; is currently under construction right next to his other two completed buildings, the 2008&nbsp;Broad Contemporary Art Museum and the 2011&nbsp;Resnick Pavilion (both for the&nbsp;Los Angeles County Museum of Art and both not living up to Piano's expected excellence as a museum designer, Hawthorne writes).</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/01/01otzjsozcntp1y7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/01/01otzjsozcntp1y7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Renzo Piano Building Workshop / &copy; A.M.P.A.S. / L'Autre Image</figcaption></figure><p>Just last month, the Academy released <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150030842/check-out-these-new-renderings-of-renzo-piano-s-academy-museum-of-motion-pictures-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new renderings</a> that document minor updates to the museum plans in the hopes of laying to rest quarrels about the project's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/98148220/design-tweaks-can-t-overcome-academy-museum-s-dramatic-flaws" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">flawed design</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150035067/get-lectured-east-la-college-fall-17 Get Lectured: East LA College, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-10-25T14:09:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29bm6oxjurox67td.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</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>Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District.&nbsp;Don't miss their upcoming Fall 2017 lecture series.<br></p> <p><strong>Nov 3</strong><br>Casey Hughes / Casey Hughes Architects</p> <p><strong>Nov 17</strong><br>Alexis Rochas / Stereobot</p> <p><strong>Dec 1</strong><br>Catherine Johnson +&nbsp;Rebecca Rudolph / <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/130410487/upstarts-design-bitches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design, Bitches</a><br></p> <p>Learn more about ELAC Architecture&nbsp;<a href="http://elarchitecture.weebly.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.<br></p> <p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Want another way to share your school's...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033802/som-and-james-corner-field-operations-to-redesign-long-dormant-pereira-building-in-downtown-la SOM and James Corner Field Operations to redesign long-dormant Pereira building in Downtown LA Alexander Walter 2017-10-17T21:08:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T21:08:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2k/2kurtqghtbfjp4tw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Two acclaimed design firms &ndash; Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill LLP and James Corner Field Operations &ndash; are coming together to transform a 5.5-acre site along Sunset Boulevard into a mixed-use project focused on innovative design, open space and community. The project site is located on the northwest edge of Downtown Los Angeles, within a mile of Bunker Hill, Dodger Stadium and Echo Park Lake.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Located at 1111 West Sunset Boulevard, right on the edge of Downtown <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> and Echo Park, the two-building complex designed by&nbsp;William Pereira is best known as the former headquarters of the Metropolitan Water District and has most recently served as a church.&nbsp;</p> <p>The project's developer, LA-based real estate firm Palisades, selected <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10545/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a> for the architectural redesign of the building, while <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/21287/field-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a> will be in charge of landscape design on the 5.5-acre site.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032499/get-lectured-ucla-2017-18 Get Lectured: UCLA, 2017-18 Justine Testado 2017-10-10T14:07:00-04:00 >2017-10-10T14:07:52-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tw/twugb6c1jlol3jje.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, it's the start of a new school year. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</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><a href="https://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> just revealed their lecture series for the 2017-18 school year, &ldquo;THIS, NOT THAT&rdquo;. The series brings together engaging speakers &ldquo;to present arguments for their respective positions, or ideological stances, toward the design of the built environment. Their arguments will be supported by presentations of their creative efforts in research, pedagogy, or practice.&rdquo; Sou Fujimoto will kick off the series on October 16.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Oct 16</strong><br><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/186084/sou-fujimoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a> / Principal, Sou Fujimoto Architects, Tokyo</p> <p><strong>Oct 2...</strong></p>