Archinect - News 2018-12-11T19:52:00-05:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150086496/a-1950-s-replica-town-in-san-diego-aids-patients-with-memory-therapy A 1950's replica town in San Diego aids patients with memory therapy Hope Daley 2018-09-17T14:12:00-04:00 >2018-09-17T14:12:10-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a4b073fd5bb9246857aa8fffd9c0b588.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>On August 13, a brand-new town in Southern California welcomed its first residents [...] on a light-industrial stretch of Main Street in Chula Vista, a San Diego suburb. Then they emerged in Town Square&reg;&mdash;a 9,000-square-foot working replica of a 1950s downtown, built and operated by the George G. Glenner Alzheimer&rsquo;s Family Centers. Unlike the businesses around it hawking restaurant supplies and tires, Town Square trades in an intangible good: memories.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new 50's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/317005/replica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">replica</a> town in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/54693/san-diego" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Diego</a> is the largest US investment in&nbsp;reminiscence therapy for dementia and age-related&nbsp;cognitive impaired patients. The industrial warehouse has been transformed into a fake town of 14 storefronts complete with a diner, a movie theater, a pet store, a park-like square, and a city hall. Patients are aided in therapy by props from the years between 1953 and 1961. Several other locations are forthcoming, the next planned for a former Rite Aid in Baltimore.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150076632/california-wildfires-shortage-of-construction-workers-complicates-rebuilding-efforts California wildfires: shortage of construction workers complicates rebuilding efforts Alexander Walter 2018-08-07T15:31:00-04:00 >2018-08-07T17:32:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ce/ce61beeebaa64273915af517f7e6a132.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Hundreds of families displaced by Northern California&rsquo;s fires could face another challenge to rebuilding their homes &mdash; a persistent shortage of construction workers. California lost nearly 20 percent of its construction work force&nbsp;between 2005 and 2016 [...]. And more than 40 percent of construction job postings in the state remain unfilled for at least six weeks, according to the study, the third longest wait in the nation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>California's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/322270/housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing crisis</a> will only get exacerbated as several devastating <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/640734/wildfire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wildfires</a> are ripping through entire regions of the Golden State while construction firms are struggling to hire enough workers to rebuild communities. According to Cal Fire, more than a thousand homes have already been lost in the Carr fire as well as the ongoing Mendocino Complex fire&mdash;now the <a href="http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/admin8327985/cdf/images/incidentfile2175_3899.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">largest</a> in modern state history.&nbsp;</p> <p>All this new bad new adds to the nearly 9,000 structures that burned down&nbsp;last fall when a series of Wine Country fires ripped through Northern California.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150074903/after-seattle-s-amazon-tax-failed-california-cities-pick-up-on-their-own-big-business-tax-initiatives-for-affordable-housing After Seattle's “Amazon Tax” failed, California cities pick up on their own big-business tax initiatives for affordable housing Justine Testado 2018-07-25T15:37:00-04:00 >2018-07-25T17:58:07-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/37/37827e4926bf20aec36506fe71a77cae.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Last week, a coalition of homelessness advocates, non-profits, and tenant groups in San Francisco secured an initiative for November&rsquo;s ballot that, if passed, would almost double the city&rsquo;s spending on homeless shelters using an increased gross receipts tax. [...] This news comes just weeks after Seattle&mdash;home to companies like Amazon and Starbucks, along with the third-largest homeless population in the country&mdash;capitulated on a similar plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After the swift defeat of Seattle's &ldquo;Amazon Tax&rdquo;,&nbsp;big tech cities in California like San Francisco and Mountain View&nbsp;are working on similar initiatives that charge higher taxes on large companies to raise more money for affordable housing. Despite some skepticism, these initiatives might have a better chance of passing in California.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150067580/morphosis-reveals-design-for-new-orange-county-museum-of-art-in-california Morphosis reveals design for new Orange County Museum of Art in California Hope Daley 2018-06-04T15:57:00-04:00 >2018-06-09T00:15:52-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/14/146ad717526c2dacc26877e9056392dc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a> recently unveiled their design for the new Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) in in Costa Mesa, CA. The design features a 52,000-square-foot building, nearly doubling the OCMA's current exhibition space and expanding access to museum's permanent collection of modern and contemporary art.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/92/92d9266209fce6770dfad3c1680c267f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/92/92d9266209fce6770dfad3c1680c267f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>In the entrance lobby, light-filled atrium space is crossed by bridges to educational hall and mezzanine gallery spaces. Image: Morphosis Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>A grand outdoor public stair joins the building to Arts Plaza to the north, creating an inviting gathering space for pedestrians and visitors<br>to the museum and adjacent performing arts venues.<br></p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5eb718f55cb4f19cc6c52ab997711690.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5e/5eb718f55cb4f19cc6c52ab997711690.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>OCMA&rsquo;s ground floor and mezzanine hold open, flexible galleries for permanent collection installations and temporary exhibitions. Image: Morphosis Architects.</figcaption></figure><p>The main floor of the new museum building will be dedicated to reconfigurable, open exhibition space supported by the mezzanine, black-box, and jewel-box galleries which will accommodate temporary a...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150063812/california-is-now-the-first-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes California is now the first state to require solar panels on new homes Alexander Walter 2018-05-10T14:12:00-04:00 >2018-05-16T18:46:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9e/9emt2dotzwjn8nnr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>California just sent the clearest signal yet that rooftop power is moving beyond a niche market and becoming the norm. On Wednesday, the Golden State became the first in the U.S. to require solar panels on almost all new homes. Most new units built after Jan. 1, 2020, will be required to include solar systems [...]. While that&rsquo;s a boost for the solar industry, critics warned that it will also drive up the cost of buying a house by almost $10,000.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Rooftop <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/230782/solar-panel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">solar panels</a> are finally becoming an integral part of most new California homes beginning in 2020, however skeptics say that the move will further worsen the state's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/322270/housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">housing crisis</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150058823/facebook-plans-to-build-their-own-59-acre-housing-development-in-silicon-valley Facebook plans to build their own 59-acre housing development in Silicon Valley Justine Testado 2018-04-06T18:22:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2t/2tp9djlzw4o86mws.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Facebook is testing the proposition: Do people love tech companies so much they will live inside of them? When the project was announced last summer, critics dubbed it Facebookville or, in tribute to company co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Zucktown. [...] If Facebook&rsquo;s image is permanently sullied by the furor over Cambridge Analytica, the data firm hired by President Trump&rsquo;s 2016 election campaign, Zucktown will falter before it is finished.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Like&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150035057/google-s-sidewalk-labs-to-redevelop-toronto-waterfront-as-one-of-the-largest-smart-city-projects-in-north-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's Sidewalk Labs for Toronto</a> and Bill Gates' <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150037703/bill-gates-buys-25-000-acres-in-arizona-to-build-a-smart-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposed smart city in Arizona</a>, Facebook is working to make their own housing development, Willow Village, a living reality in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/361312/silicon-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Silicon Valley</a>. Nicknamed &ldquo;Zucktown&rdquo; and &ldquo;Facebookville&rdquo; by critics, the project will occupy a 59-acre site in between the gentrified Menlo Park neighborhood and East Palo Alto. The New York Times reports that Willow Village will offer 1,500 apartments, and Facebook made an agreement with Menlo Park to offer 225 of the units at below-market rates.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;It is a project with many precedents in American history, quite a few of them cautionary tales about what happens when a powerful corporation takes control of civic life,&rdquo; The New York Times article states.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150052280/aia-components-in-border-states-with-mexico-mobilize-opposition-to-the-border-wall AIA components in border states with Mexico mobilize opposition to the Border Wall Alexander Walter 2018-03-01T09:32:00-05:00 >2018-02-28T19:35:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a99a11a3c695d367a941e7e847ad583e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The proposed $25 billion wall along the US/Mexico border raises questions that have proven divisive to society. [...] In 2017 and 2018, AIA state components and chapters in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas wrote resolutions and letters with the support of their boards of directors opposing a border wall and questioning its cost-benefit relative to infrastructure projects all over the country that they deem higher-priority.</p></em><br /><br /><p>AIA state components and chapters in each of the four states bordering Mexico&mdash;Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas&mdash;are organizing their opposition to Trump's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/35987/border-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">border wall</a>&nbsp;proposal and have passed formal resolutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Robert Miller, AIA, 2018 president of AIA Arizona, led the charge in drafting a template articulating his component&rsquo;s concerns, which he shared with AIA chapters in Arizona and, ultimately, components in Texas, California, and New Mexico," writes Katherine Flynn for the AIA. "Keeping the AIA Code of Ethics at the forefront, Miller says, helped him conceptualize the statement as something that members could support outside the context of their own partisan views."</p> <p>Below are the AIA State Components&rsquo; statements regarding the proposed border wall:</p> <p><a href="http://www.aianewmexico.org/government.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA New Mexico</a></p> <p><a href="https://txamagazine.org/2017/08/17/txa-position-statement-regarding-border-wall/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Texas Society of Architects</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.aiacc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/AIACC-Response-Border-Wall-FINAL.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA California Council</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.aia.org/articles/175186-resolution-advocating-alternative-infrastru" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Arizona</a></p> <p>Here are four AIA Local Chapters&rsquo; statements regarding the proposed border wall:</p> <p><a href="https://www.aia.org/articles/175116-resolution-advocating-alternative-infrastru" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Grand Canyon</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.aia.org/articles/175151-resolution-for-a-comprehensive-border-secur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Phoenix Metro</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.aia.org/articles/145641-resolution-advocating-alternative-infrastru" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA Southern Arizona</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.aiasandiego.org/border-wall-statement/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA San ...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150050733/spf-a-unveils-orange-tree-inspired-design-for-anaheim-performing-arts-center-in-california SPF:a unveils orange tree-inspired design for Anaheim Performing Arts Center in California Justine Testado 2018-02-19T19:44:00-05:00 >2018-02-22T11:54:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa163q4eteuxygke.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After 20 years in the heart of Anaheim, California, the City National Grove of Anaheim venue will soon become the Anaheim Performing Arts Center. Today, <a href="https://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:a</a> from Culver City unveiled their scheme for the new $500 million project.</p> <p>For starters, the 500,000-square-foot campus will feature three theaters:&nbsp;a 2,000-seat concert hall, a 1,700-seat opera hall, and a 600-seat black box theatre. It'll also include a museum tower with an observatory set on a 24-foot podium, an outdoor amphitheater, a convention hall, office space, two restaurants, and lecture rooms.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wu/wuc6lcs70bvlwmft.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wu/wuc6lcs70bvlwmft.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of SPF:a.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bw/bw8qqra26zrz4393.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bw/bw8qqra26zrz4393.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of SPF:a.</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rq/rqjqgacozmfnchhb.jpg"><figcaption>The Anaheim Performing Arts Center in Anaheim, California by SPF:a. Image courtesy of SPF:a.</figcaption></figure><p>Featuring concentric circles and&nbsp;perforated copper-anodized cladding on the main structures, the campus pays tribute to Anaheim's agricultural history.&nbsp;After Anaheim's vineyards succumbed to disease in the late 19th century, the city invested in citriculture.&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;Anaheim&rsquo;s socioeconomic drive...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150046196/signum-architecture-designs-sustainably-minded-napa-valley-winery-and-office Signum Architecture designs sustainably minded Napa Valley winery and office Justine Testado 2018-01-22T20:03:00-05:00 >2018-01-24T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s0/s09hwiwt85hon0kq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Built atop the rolling hills of eastern Napa Valley in California, the Odette Estate Winery was designed with sustainable farming and wine production in mind. Designer <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/119898188/signum-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Signum Architecture</a> was awarded as an Industrial Building category winner for the project in the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/6026/the-winners-of-the-american-architecture-prize-2017-are-here-check-out-some-of-the-selected-projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 American Architecture Prize competition</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/91bwla6q0r4v05n7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/91bwla6q0r4v05n7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gregorutti.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d98udpze5mql6x46.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d98udpze5mql6x46.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gregorutti.</figcaption></figure><p>With Signum Architecture partner Juancarlos Fernandez as design lead, the Odette facility features a green roof that appears to have emerged from the earth. At the front, sliding perforated aluminum screens veil the winery's covered crush pad and open-air workspace. The screens emit a back-lit glow in the evening, while the perforations allow for ventilation.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cl9z9jk8jbli1tp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cl9z9jk8jbli1tp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gregorutti.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pe/pe6wiiyuhgv37ve3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pe/pe6wiiyuhgv37ve3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Adrian Gregorutti.</figcaption></figure><p>According to the architects, the sweeping graceful curves on the side of the building were inspired by a&nbsp;swan&rsquo;s wing, a reference to the famous Tchaikovsky ballet character Odette. Behind the screens are three repurposed shi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150042361/architects-want-to-bring-back-venice-s-eclectic-architectural-character Architects want to bring back Venice's eclectic architectural character Justine Testado 2017-12-26T13:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6k/6knn485kmcs9uvpo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>To many longtime residents, the cookie-cutter constructions stripped Venice of its distinctive architectural character, turning parts of the neighborhood into uniform eyesores. &ldquo;Over the last year or two specifically, we&rsquo;re seeing more chances being taken and more unique developments going up,&rdquo; Lackey said. &ldquo;This wave of architecture is great for Venice, which has always been a hub of individuality.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Boring boxy developments have taken over Venice, California in the last 15 years, but in this LA Times piece, some architects think it's time for the coastal town to return to its eclectic architectural roots...currently in the form of multimillion-dollar luxury homes.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150041067/are-california-homes-burning-from-natural-disasters-or-poor-planning Are California homes burning from natural disasters or poor planning? Hope Daley 2017-12-11T19:08:00-05:00 >2018-11-29T13:46:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r0/r0ocqd6fvuezypjh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The fires raging in Los Angeles County and Ventura are an urgent signal that we need to start asking the hard questions &mdash; about the true cost of expanding the local tax base with new residences in high fire hazard zones. We need to stop having the same conversation over and over again, a conversation laced with non-sequiturs and focused on outdated, ineffective solutions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4580/fire" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fires</a> consuming California homes are located in wildland areas, where <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/55350/developers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">developers</a> continue to spread cities further. <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/235529/city-planning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Planning agencies</a> should be the first line of action, not firefighters.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150039185/fougeron-architecture-transforms-1920s-office-building-in-oakland-into-the-kapor-center-s-new-hq Fougeron Architecture transforms 1920s office building in Oakland into the Kapor Center's new HQ Justine Testado 2017-11-27T18:57:00-05:00 >2017-11-27T18:57:55-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4oqm8p2kyr4shgl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Fougeron Architecture, who recently completed the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150032530/fougeron-architecture-s-400-grove-mixed-use-echoes-classic-san-francisco-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">400 Grove mixed-use</a> in Hayes Valley, has left their mark again in the Bay Area in designing the new <a href="https://www.kaporcenter.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kapor Center for Social Impact</a> headquarters in downtown Oakland. The Kapor Center needed a new collaborative workspace to carry out their mission, which is to&nbsp;improve access to opportunity and stronger influence for historically underrepresented communities through investing in information technology and partnerships with like-minded nonprofits.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g8/g8n0ufmr7hesvyb3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g8/g8n0ufmr7hesvyb3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Bruce Damonte.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cn/cnk4ojmqb9mjbt19.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cn/cnk4ojmqb9mjbt19.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Bruce Damonte.</figcaption></figure><p>Fougeron transformed the existing 1920s office building into a new workspace for the Center and its partner organizations. &ldquo;The new headquarters had to be an architectural manifestation of the Kapor Center&rsquo;s core values: connectivity, openness, and democracy,&rdquo; the architects describe. Based on those values, the new Center's design is modern and harmonious, featuring open, flexible workspaces that are fit for collaboration.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ld/ldk1czktmxx2rou2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ld/ldk1czktmxx2rou2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Bruce Damonte.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/advsf4weswch63ux.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/advsf4weswch63ux.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: B...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030222/mexico-earthquake-reminds-that-california-architecture-is-vulnerable-with-1-500-at-risk-buildings-in-la Mexico Earthquake reminds that California architecture is vulnerable, with 1,500 at-risk buildings in LA Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-26T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-09-26T13:03:52-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxxk31vx70p68gjh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>After the Sylmar quake, officials quickly updated building requirements to add more steel reinforcement to new concrete buildings. But there was no systematic effort by many governments around the world to address the defect in existing concrete buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>California has numerous concrete buildings at risk of collapsing during a serious earthquake. The city of Los Angeles estimates having over 1500 buildings at risk. Structural engineers recommend&nbsp;accelerating the deadline for retrofit requirement.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024262/the-berggruen-institute-unveils-herzog-de-meuron-s-masterplan-for-new-scholars-campus-in-l-a The Berggruen Institute unveils Herzog & de Meuron's masterplan for new Scholars' Campus in L.A. Justine Testado 2017-08-24T14:20:00-04:00 >2017-08-24T14:20:39-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5d/5d4yqgowj6862jfv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Plans for <a href="http://berggruen.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Berggruen Institute</a>'s new Scholars' Campus in Los Angeles are shaping up. Most recently, the Institute unveiled the project masterplan designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp;&nbsp;de Meuron</a>, who is working in collaboration with&nbsp;Michel Desvigne Paysagiste and Inessa Hansch Architecte, and executive architect <a href="https://archinect.com/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Atop the Santa Monica Mountains, the linear masterplan aims to respond to the Institute's desire to respect and restore the landscape of its 447-acre site, as well as create a private educational forum for top scholars and thought leaders to interact. The plan also calls for preserving approximately 415 of the 447 acres for open space.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/17/17azmi28kx41c39l.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/1028x/17/17azmi28kx41c39l.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/zf/zfrf91d4xz9w4lo8.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/1028x/zf/zfrf91d4xz9w4lo8.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Herzog &amp; de Meuron.</figcaption></figure><p>The main feature of the plan is a horizontal, rectangular building dubbed as the Frame, which, from afar, appears to float above the site. Hovering at 12 feet above the ground, the single-story Frame contains a large, central courtyard garden that shows off views of the surrounding landscape. Inside, the bu...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021441/a-cannabis-business-is-buying-a-small-town-in-california-with-plans-to-transform-it-into-the-first-weed-infused-tourist-destination A cannabis business is buying a small town in California with plans to transform it into the first weed "infused" tourist destination Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-07T14:12:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/46/46aulwigke84hqcc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Nipton, California has all the makings of a stoner heaven. There&rsquo;s a general store, a hotel, a campground, an endless supply of delicious water, and&mdash;for those late-night giggles&mdash;a Castle Butt Road. Perhaps that&rsquo;s why American Green Inc., an eight-year-old self-described marijuana &ldquo;seed-to-sale innovator,&rdquo; decided to purchase the 80-acre town (population six) and turn it into &ldquo;the country&rsquo;s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Gold Rush was the largest mass migration in U.S history with over 300,000 people arriving in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/615/california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California</a> hoping to reap its benefits. Well over a century and a half later, many of the towns along the coast, once vibrant, have been left as ghost towns as anyone taking a road trip along the 5 can attest to. However, with the legalization of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/764419/marijuana" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">marijuana</a> sweeping the coast, some believe the newly legalized industry can usher in a 21st century version.</p> <p>One company, <a href="https://americangreen.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Green Inc.</a>, is in the process of buying the town of Nipton, CA&mdash;a remnant of the California Gold Rush&mdash;in the hopes of turning it into a weed "infused" tourist destination. The town has a rich history, bustling from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries along with the mining industry, and even boasting a hotel that played host to the silent-movie star Clara Bow, who owned a ranch nearby.&nbsp;</p> <p>Today, the town&nbsp;has a fluctuating population of 20 to 70 people and&nbsp;offers tremendous natural resources in the form of a Pleistocene-e...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018139/mad-designs-a-futuristic-new-campus-for-faraday-future MAD designs a futuristic new campus for Faraday Future Nicholas Korody 2017-07-18T12:15:00-04:00 >2018-11-29T13:46:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7o/7otljcinrayri2y6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Appropriate to its sci-fi ambitions and branding, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/730858/faraday-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faraday Future</a> has enlisted <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD</a> to design a new campus that suggests &ldquo;extraterrestrial objects capable of de-familiarizing employees and prospective clients with the status quo of the contemporary automotive market.&rdquo;</p> <p>Sited on Mare Island in Northern California, the campus will cover approximately 130,000 square meters, of which 20,000 square meters will be buildings. Specifically, the campus features two low, metallic structures as well as a &ldquo;user experience center&rdquo; comprising a sculptural reflective tower. From its heights, clients can watch as their car is transported from a warehouse to an exhibition hall via an elevated light rail. Non-client visitors will also be able to visit the experience center.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/d8/d8ksm3n7ecc8fzdn.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/d8/d8ksm3n7ecc8fzdn.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ul/ulrl5swroqqvo64j.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ul/ulrl5swroqqvo64j.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8r/8rj9govqhfzkybq7.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8r/8rj9govqhfzkybq7.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><p>The site, which used to be a naval base, will have a double-height facility punctured by a series of internal courtyards, intended to ser...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150016745/allison-arieff-describes-silicon-valley-s-outdated-and-dysfunctional-planning Allison Arieff describes Silicon Valley's outdated and dysfunctional planning Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-10T14:08:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6va5oumn4w3d1ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The built environment of the Valley does not reflect the innovation that&rsquo;s driving the region&rsquo;s stratospheric growth; it looks instead like the 1950s. Looking at aerial views of midcentury campuses like the Eero Saarinen-designed Bell Labs next to contemporary ones like Apple, it&rsquo;s nearly impossible to tell the midcentury structures from the 21st-century ones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While Silicon Valley is&nbsp;a&nbsp;place&nbsp;of much interest&nbsp;to many, its architectural image and overall planning is hard to grasp or&nbsp;call successful.</p> <p>Allison Arieff of NY Times argues that the isolated corporate headquarters of tech giants have no consideration for the larger context of their surroundings, and heavily contribute to the Bay area's ever-worsening traffic which in combination with the outdated zoning laws, makes the whole region an extremely hard place to live in.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>"In 2011, when asked by a City Council member what benefit the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148075/apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple headquarters</a> would have for Cupertino, Steve Jobs responded that it&rsquo;d get to keep the company there. And that&rsquo;s about the extent of what it got. A project like the new Norman Foster-designed Apple Park shows a blatant disregard not only for the citizens of Cupertino but also for the functionality of the region."<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/zk/zk3t9rck5x5nzw6o.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/zk/zk3t9rck5x5nzw6o.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Apple Headquarters in Cupertino&nbsp;</figcaption></figure><p>"Because of the Bay Area&rsquo;s chronic underinvestment in housing and transit, home prices escalate and cong...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150016240/l-a-s-skid-row-housing-trust-c-e-o-mike-alvidrez-will-step-down-in-2018 L.A.'s Skid Row Housing Trust C.E.O. Mike Alvidrez will step down in 2018 Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T17:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T17:29:26-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/73/73b5tw2tnu9cfdpx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After nearly three decades of involvement with the L.A. Skid Row Housing Trust (and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">working relationships with architects including Michael Maltzan and Brooks + Scarpa</a>), C.E.O. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150011561/can-good-design-cure-la-s-homeless-problem-we-asked-mike-alvidrez-ceo-of-skid-row-housing-trust" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mike Alvidrez</a> has announced his plans to step down next year.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uc/uch8xtg72hq204ce.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/uc/uch8xtg72hq204ce.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Brooks + Scarpa's homeless housing "The Six" developed in conjunction with the Skid Row Housing Trust. Image: Brooks + Scarpa</figcaption></figure><p>He will remain in an "ambassador"&nbsp;role to help the new leadership, although applicants for that position will not be formally reviewed until later this year. In a statement to <a href="https://archpaper.com/2017/07/mike-alvidrez-skid-row-housing-trust/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect's Newspaper</a>, Alvidrez noted that "the public perception of supportive housing has forever changed thanks to our partnerships with renowned architects to design beautiful residential and community spaces that foster reconnection, healing, and dignity.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b4/b47vxsohy07wz5r5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b4/b47vxsohy07wz5r5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Brooks + Scarpa's homeless housing "The Six" developed in conjunction with the Skid Row Housing Trust. Image: Brooks + Scarpa</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014917/la-s-lessons-in-decriminalizing-street-vending LA's lessons in decriminalizing street vending Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-27T20:18:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T20:19:37-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0ey9p2y0mwzb6xhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The decision was a long time coming for both immigrant- and small-business advocates, who for decades had been pushing for legalization, but the presidential election was a clear galvanizing factor. In L.A., a sanctuary city, the majority of vendors are Central American immigrants who, if they&rsquo;re undocumented, could face deportation for a misdemeanor charge under President Trump.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Los Angeles was the last of the 10 largest American cities&nbsp;to decriminalize vending in February of 2017. There are, however, still many questions to resolve&mdash;finer points of vending, such as how much control neighborhoods will have over local vendors, the cost of permits, and staff to enforce them, among other concerns, have still not been determined.</p> <p>The city's previous attempts at regulating street vending have failed due to not just business interests or safety, but also anti-immigrant sentiment. Another issue that was often raised by some council members in the 90's was the potential of alienating brick-and-mortar business owners, who unlike vendors, have to pay rent. The zoning regulations that followed those concerns attempted restricting vending to a single district&mdash;like&nbsp;MacArthur Park, which ultimately failed the program due to inefficiency. <br>The hope is those examples from Los Angeles' history will help shape a successful street vending policy that in the future might guide o...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014687/paul-discusses-archinect-pasadena-and-last-weekend-s-archinect-sessions-event-for-the-arroyo-seco-weekend-music-festival Paul discusses Archinect, Pasadena and last weekend's Archinect Sessions event for the Arroyo Seco Weekend music festival Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-26T20:26:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T00:16:18-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zq/zqqtw7ikp10p0890.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The first ever Arroyo Seco music festival took place this past weekend in Pasadena. Put on by <a href="http://www.goldenvoice.com/#/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goldenvoice</a>, the entertainment group behind Coachella and FYF among others, this inaugural two-day event saw the likes of Tom Petty and the Alabama Shakes take the stage. Amidst the music, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150013993/archinect-sessions-bureau-spectacular-team-up-at-the-arroyo-seco-weekend-festival-this-saturday-in-pasadena" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect teamed up</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai/Bureau Spectacular</a>, to host a series of podcast interviews inside Lai's "Field House" installation. To honor this collaboration and Archinect's presence at the event, Goldenvoice flipped the switch and interviewed Paul Petrunia for <em>their&nbsp;</em>podcast. Take a listen and hear Paul discuss the architectural legacy of Pasadena and our presence at the festival over the weekend.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150012669/tomorrow-art-share-l-a-to-unveil-their-redesign-by-lorcan-o-herlihy-architects Tomorrow — Art Share L.A. to unveil their redesign by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects Justine Testado 2017-06-14T13:56:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T14:01:08-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3dn8imsd0qb8p396.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/LOHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects</a> teamed up with notable non-profit <a href="http://artsharela.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Share L.A.</a> to redesign the group's creative art space at the corner of 4th Street and Hewitt, in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Art Share L.A. will officially reveal the new design during an open house tomorrow night, June 15 from 7-10 p.m.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9of3hfb4os8oh4gv.jpg"><br><em>Photo via Art Share L.A.</em></p><p>The open house event will feature a talk by<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Lorcan O'Herlihy</a>, exhibitions, poetry, and performances. Event is free, but space is limited. RSVP&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-discovering-art-share-la-tickets-34582662675" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a quick peek of LOHA's redesign.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mi/mi3nwhgs5wism86h.jpg"><br><em>Entrance. Rendering courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p>The redesign for the colorful 28,000 square-foot building features a more flexible, open reconfiguration of&nbsp;galleries, classrooms, a theater, and other multi-functional spaces with live-work studios.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ie/ientcuhm4buscdjs.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1t/1tj6j0my3nqp9je1.jpg"><br><em>Galleries.&nbsp;Renderings courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c9/c9rjaunbhy2mm6hm.jpg"><br><em>Theater.&nbsp;Rendering courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9mikwmsklkkxekxd.jpg"><br><em>Proposed plan. Courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p>In case you missed it, listen to Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150012128/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-12T15:25:00-04:00 >2017-06-12T15:25:14-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ulzfy3g9fo7uoj95.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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 our latest recommendations.</p><p>Our latest LA event picks put a spotlight on designers and artists&nbsp;re-examining the notion of domestic space and &ldquo;home&rdquo;&nbsp;&mdash; from midcentury&nbsp;Latino and Latino American artists&nbsp;to&nbsp;present-day landscape architects. Read on for more.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9442/lush" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lush | Opening on June 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/65/65llww3phqbaq92q.jpg"><em>Photo via MAK Center for Art and Architecture/Facebook.</em></p><p>&ldquo;In partnership with Mia Lehrer &amp; Associates, the MAK Center selected a group of landscape architects, designers, and collectives to propose interrogations into the history of SoCal domestic design and crucial experimentations toward the sustainability of its future.&rdquo;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7615/moholy-nagy-future-present" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moholy-Nagy: Future Present | Closing on June 18</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pi/pijm010o5qk5r15p.jpg"><em>'UNTITLED' by L&aacute;szl&oacute; Moholy-Nagy, 1923, watercolor, ink &amp; penci...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010914/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-05T14:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T20:25:00-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lmqypf7u46owk5tj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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 our latest recommendations.</p><p>Kicking off this Thursday night, the 2017&nbsp;Los Angeles Design Festival has a range of events in store that are happening throughout the city, from tours, studio visits, workshops, exhibits and more. And with&nbsp;summer just around the corner, schools are already&nbsp;finishing up another academic year with student shows. Read on for more of Archinect's latest event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9401/la-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival | June 8-11</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lx/lx188ssqp3h801zb.jpg"><em>Photo credit: Chalk, via Los Angeles Design Festival/Facebook.</em></p><p>Putting LA's diverse design culture in the spotlight, the Los Angeles Design Festival will host a variety of&nbsp;events related to architecture, urban design,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/9410/new-california-craft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">crafting</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/9402/los-angeles-design-festival-adobe-creative-jam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">graphic design</a>, and everything in between. Kick off the...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150009997/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-30T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T14:34:34-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/st/st76ix98t0sred56.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's the start of another (shorter) week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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 our latest recommendations.</p><p>The MAK Center will host a book launch and discussion panel&nbsp;about the lasting influence of&nbsp;Frederick Kiesler, while the Hammer Museum will debut the first U.S. survey of notable&nbsp;artist Marisa Merz, the only woman accepted in Turin's&nbsp;Arte Povera movement. Over in Newport Beach, the Orange County Museum of Art is currently exhibiting works by Pacific Rim-region artists in the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9363/elastic-architecture-book-launch-mak-center-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elastic Architecture: Book Launch MAK Center for Art and Architecture |&nbsp;June 3</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z6kzflb7n1o9lgmy.jpg"><em>Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture (MIT Press)</em></p><p>Join a&nbsp;discussion about the interdisciplinary approaches and the lasting influe...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007476/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-15T14:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T14:00:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ky/kyq641x3dqkw1vo8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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 recommendations.</p><p>It's barely Monday, but it's not&nbsp;too soon to start planning for next weekend! Coming up this week, L.A.'s One Night Stand for Art and Architecture is back for another one-night&nbsp;affair with &ldquo;Last Call&rdquo;, guest curated by&nbsp;Jennifer Bonner, Kyle Miller, and Volkan Alkanoglu.&nbsp;The intriguing&nbsp;&ldquo;Bj&ouml;rk Digital&rdquo; VR exhibition will make its West Coast debut at&nbsp;the LA Phil, and the Museums of the Arroyo Seco across L.A. and Pasadena will have a&nbsp;free&nbsp;admission day. Have a look at our latest L.A. event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9386/bj-rk-digital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bj&ouml;rk Digital | Opening on May 19</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ky/ky0mzuyvodcaw9hp.jpg"><em>Image via laphil.com.</em></p><p>The immersive&nbsp;Bj&ouml;rk Digital VR exhibition will be making its West Coast debut at the LA Phil. The exhibition comprise...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150005455/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-01T20:32:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T09:01:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b3z68n30r6xna8z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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 recommendations.&nbsp;</p><p>This week in L.A., don't miss the opening reception of &ldquo;Empire of Space&rdquo;, featuring the work of&nbsp;JSI Photography Excellence Award recipient&nbsp;Todd Eberle. Or&nbsp;catch a free&nbsp;lecture by emerging practice West of West at Helms Bakery District. The Neutra VDL House will host an immersive performance art showcase, and SCI-Arc is currently exhibiting a series of remnants salvaged from 20th-century canonic buildings in &ldquo;The Duck and The Document&rdquo;.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9273/julius-shulman-institute-presents-todd-eberle-empire-of-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julius Shulman Institute presents Todd Eberle: Empire of Space | Opening on May 4</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c2/c2ze2ow07eig8syu.jpg"><em>Julius Shulman and Todd Eberle, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, CA, July 2003. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Woodbury University&rsquo;s Julius Shulman Institute will hono...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150004398/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-24T13:15:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:15:47-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zs/zsoo6oo4eo1ka1e9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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 recommendations.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's LA recommendations start&nbsp;off with&nbsp;a&nbsp;Hitoshi Abe lecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA A.UD</a> and&nbsp;a&nbsp;new&nbsp;survey on artist Peter Shire's design work at the MOCA Pacific Design Center. The&nbsp;Getty Center's&nbsp;upcoming exhibition&nbsp;&ldquo;Berlin / Los Angeles: Space for Music&rdquo; spotlights&nbsp;Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall and&nbsp;Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonic, while&nbsp;The Broad will debut its&nbsp;four-month &ldquo;Oracle&rdquo; installation &mdash;&nbsp;which visualizes the effects&nbsp;of&nbsp;globalization in contemporary society.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9301/a-ud-lecture-series-hitoshi-abe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A.UD Lecture Series: Hitoshi Abe | April 24</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ox/ox5bi6s0rbj1szy5.jpg"><em>Photo via Flickr.</em></p><p>Start off this week with a lecture from architect Hitoshi Abe, as part of&nbsp;UCLA&nbsp;A.UD's Spring '17 lecture series. Don't miss out!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9164/peter-shire-naked-is-the-best-disguise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Shire...</a></strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002869/silicon-valley-is-creating-a-homeless-crisis-in-rural-california Silicon Valley is creating a homeless crisis in rural California Nicholas Korody 2017-04-13T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T12:40:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/05/054ahu7vsd2fqxd3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>California&rsquo;s Central Valley is best known for supplying nearly 25% of the country&rsquo;s food, including 40% of the fruit and nuts consumed each year. Yet today, backcountry places such as Patterson, population 22,000, are experiencing an increase in homelessness that can be traced, in part, to an unlikely sounding source: Silicon Valley.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As home prices rise staggeringly high in Silicon Valley and San Jose, aspiring homeowners have increasingly headed inland to the agricultural regions of the Central Valley, which lie alongside the I-5. In towns like Patterson, rents have risen from $900 to $1,600 over three years, forcing more and more people out of homes and into the street. According to the last census, in the county at large, there are&nbsp;1,400 homeless people with nearly 18,000 at threat of becoming homeless.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002373/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-10T18:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T18:23:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sp/spboohtgq6pn7rvl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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 recommendations.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's LA picks include a Michael Maltzan lecture at Woodbury, the 2017&nbsp;Great Los Angeles River CleanUp, and&nbsp;AGENCY Architecture &ldquo;BREACH&rdquo; exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9126/michael-maltzan-elastic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan: Elastic | April 11</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pm/pm7zouaoqc98hzzk.jpg"></p><p>As part of Woodbury Architecture's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149989664/get-lectured-woodbury-university-spring-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spring '17&nbsp;event series</a>,&nbsp;Michael Maltzan will deliver his &ldquo;Elastic&rdquo; lecture&nbsp;at&nbsp;the Woodbury&nbsp;Burbank campus tomorrow evening. If you've been meaning to catch one of&nbsp;Maltzan's talks, this is your chance!</p><p>ICYMI:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934308/bridging-downtown-michael-maltzan-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridging Downtown: Michael Maltzan on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #15</a></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9029/28th-annual-great-los-angeles-river-cleanup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp |&nbsp;April 15-29</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/sa/sashvai77c6ebyjk.jpg"></p><p>Earth Day is coming up soon, and with so much growing...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150001082/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-03T15:47:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2o/2ohhlrymvoojxo40.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<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.</p><p>This week's LA picks include Woodbury Interior Architecture's inaugural Unmentionables Symposium, a book talk and signing with LTL Architects' Paul Lewis for &ldquo;Manual of Section&rdquo;; and the one-night exhibition &ldquo;YES, I'VE HAD A FACELIFT, BUT WHO HASN'T?&rdquo;.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9102/unmentionables-symposium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unmentionables Symposium |&nbsp;April 7-8</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lc/lct895wmdawjq2b7.jpg"></p><p>Woodbury's Department of Interior Architecture hosts its inaugural Unmentionables Symposium and hopes to create a platform for discourse in the field off the beaten paths, aiming to "serve as a provocation for marginalia, taboos, illicit ideas, and undertheorized issues such as critical interiority and physical and virtual constructed environments." ...</p>