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  • Drylands Design - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    since the answers to this future crisis exceed the grasp of a single discipline and touch all dimensions of the way people live and work Arid Lands Institute DRYLANDS DESIGN featured work by architects landscape architects engineers and urban designers responding to the challenges of water scarcity in the face of climate change With a focus on the US West the exhibition presented a portfolio of adaptive strategies large and small rural and urban high tech and low carbon Since no single solution can meet the complex needs of the US West the exhibition explored a range of approaches for how buildings and parks houses and streets industry and agriculture cities and neighborhoods might be adapted to face a drought prone future DRYLANDS DESIGN recognized water scarcity as an issue of global concern and challenged the industrialized world to take a leadership position with water conserving low carbon design innovation for its own backyard At the heart of the exhibition were winning visions by Chau Nguyen Rebecca Lederer Geeti Silwal Tom Kosbau Meghan Storm Gini Lee Robert Lamb AIA Laurel McSherry and Ye Hua The winning visions were chosen from hundreds of submissions to the William Turnbull International Drylands Design Competition www drylandscompetition org hosted by the California Architectural Foundation AIA California Council and Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University Jury members included Tom Anglewicz FAIA President California Architectural Foundation Teddy Cruz AIA Estudio Cruz San Diego Mary Griffin FAIA Principal Turnbull Griffin Haseloop Architects San Francisco Keith McPeters Principal Gustafson Guthrie Nichol Landscape Architects Seattle Enrique Norten Hon FAIA TEN Arquitectos Mexico City and New York Greg Otto Principal Buro Happold Engineers Los Angeles and Michael Rotondi FAIA Roto Architecture Los Angeles DRYLANDS DESIGN was an initiative of the Arid Lands Institute ALI a design based education and outreach

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/drylands-design/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Eames Words - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    Charles and Ray Eames to focus on the lesser known aspects of their lives revealing their appreciation of the value of humble objects and useful tools Their insights about the simple pleasures of daily life were illustrated with objects and materials available during their lifetimes and contemporary examples from the world around us From tumbleweed to strawberries a bolt of cloth to a keg of nails to elephants in India and the bread of Scandinavia the whole world was their canvas The technologies they used and often invented to record their appreciation were the most advanced of their time The informal assemblage showed an aspect of Charles and Ray s lives that enchanted everyone lucky enough to know them EAMES WORDS Gold Patron bulthaup Los Angeles Exhibition Concept Design Deborah Sussman Andrew Byrom Architecture Todd Erlandson Lara Hoad Advisor Audio Visual Eames Demetrios Photography Curator Paul Prejza Creative Consultant Eder Cetina Los Angeles Art Collective Ray s Table Tina Beebe Consulting Curator Daniel Ostroff Project Manager Ariana Vardi Graphics Production Olson Visual Fabrication Coordinators Michael Grosswendt Michael P Johnson Fabrication All Coast Construction Davidson Paint Michael P Johnson Fine Woods Sherwin Williams Production Emily Booher Mahetzi Hernandez William Larsen Andrew

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/eames-words/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Rethink LA - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    55 years after the Federal Highway Act changed our national landscape and 50 years after the dismantling of Pacific Electric Railway changed our metropolis Once deemed the city of the future LA is on the precipice of a new epoch A sea of change in demographics cultural allegiances and lifestyles are beginning to shift our collective decisions in terms of the way we will live work play and travel Like our predecessors what grand decisions can we make right now to construct our shared future RETHINK LA presented a series of visions based on both the stark environmental realities of the present and the optimistic possibilities for the future This exhibit explored the effects on our city by framing the questions What does our future look like Where are we going and how will we get there Will we choose the status quo or seek a better more sustainable Los Angeles Rethink LA Perspectives on a Future City fast forwarded 50 years to illustrate a new American dream A Note on the Collaborative Process Indicative of a team oriented design process examples of a partnership cultivated between the contributors and the curatorial team throughout the exhibit resulting in installations ranging

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/rethink-la/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Come in! 2: Surf, Skate, and Bike - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    Skate and Bike On July 7th Los Angeles celebrated the completed works of the COME IN 2 participants with drinks skating and music by the band Health and Beauty The LA Derby Dolls also joined the fun along with live screen printing and painting adding to the evening s festivities COME IN 2 SURF SKATE BIKE PARTICIPANTS The ArtDump Girl Skateboard s Art Department Ashkahn Shahparnia Graphic Design Andrew Lewicki

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/come-in-2-surf-skate-and-bike/ (2016-02-12)
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  • AIA/LA Presents: 2x8 Source - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    PRESENTS 2 X 8 SOURCE May 7 2011 to June 3 2011 2 8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA LA showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision 2 8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA LA showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision The students design work is then judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers who announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the successful work 2011 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY POMONA CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE LOS ANGELES INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN PASADENA CITY COLLEGE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WOODBURY UNIVERSITY BURBANK WOODBURY UNIVERSITY SAN DIEGO 2011 AIA LA 2 8 SOURCE WINNERS Julie Ehrlich LAIAD Jonathan Garcia Woodbury University Jennifer Pope LAIAD Ara Hovsepyan

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/2x8-source/ (2016-02-12)
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  • SouperGreen - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    engagement between architecture and the environments SOUPERgreen featured five architectural propositions that explored the way that technology reviled by many as the source of the environmental problem and revered by others as its potential solution can promote and enhance a far more constructive engagement between architecture and the environment This souped up approach to green architecture was achieved by leveraging the expressive potential of a meaner greener technology in order to produce architecture that is not only environmentally responsible by quantifiable measures but which also critically and positively promotes more expressive exuberant rad boss and totally stoked green experiences This exhibition featured newly completed projects by Doug Jackson Wes Jones Aryan Omar Steven Purvis and Randolph Ruiz five architects and designers who have each produced widely publicized and celebrated work renowned for its emphasis on the expressive and transformative potential of technology Collectively this group represented a vision that is both unique and uniquely consistent within the discipline of architecture but one that is also rich nuanced and informed by a broad range of experience and expertise Doug Jackson is the principal of the Doug Jackson Design Office and is also a professor at the Cal Poly College of Architecture

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/souper-green/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Design Preis Schweiz - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    Award exhibition Swiss designers enjoy an excellent reputation for style creativity and detailed execution with creators either adhering to or standing at odds with the image of immaculate cleanliness Switzerland is known for In January 2011 the best of Swedish design came to A D Museum with the biennial Design Preis Schweiz Swiss Design Award exhibition The Swiss Design Award Design Preis Schweiz is a design competition that is open to Swiss designers living both in Switzerland and abroad and to designers who make their products in Switzerland Organized by the Design Center in Langenthal Switzerland and giving out its prizes every other year the Design Preis features an international panel of judges among which is a revolving cast of greats such as Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison With prizes awarded in categories including communications textiles products furniture and fashion the competition has featured such prominent designers and design minded personalities and businesses as Freitag Jörg Boner Pierre Keller Nicolas Le Moigne Alfredo Häberli and many others The Swiss Design Award observes and influences the market honors outstanding achievements and sees its role as giving uncompromising encouragement to adventurous ideas It also takes a global perspective rewarding designers who have

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/design-preis-schweiz/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Stephen H. Kanner, FAIA: A Kanner Retrospective Exhibition - A+D Architecture and Design Museum
    his work tracing a trajectory back to the architecture of his father Charles Kanner FAIA and his grandfather I Herman Kanner AIA who founded Kanner Architects in 1946 This exhibition presented over fifty projects by Los Angeles architect Stephen Kanner FAIA Arranged in reverse chronology the show focused on the last ten years of his work tracing a trajectory back to the architecture of his father Charles Kanner FAIA and his grandfather I Herman Kanner AIA who founded Kanner Architects in 1946 Stephen Kanner s architectural works included over three hundred commercial institutional and residential projects most of which were in the Los Angeles area He also designed homes in the Bay Area Tennessee New York and Ghana as well as 130 stores for PUMA in every major city in North America Europe and Asia Having grown up in post war Southern California and the son of visually sophisticated parents his mother Judith is a writer and designer Kanner had an innate understanding of the way form can affect mood and quality of life Buildings billboards Disney s Tomorrowland the 1964 New York World s Fair Hollywood and its movies all this filtered through his grandfather s legacy and his father s daily work helped develop Kanner s sensitive eye for design form spectacle and structure Over the course of his twenty five year practice Stephen Kanner explored various modes of architecture as visual pleasure When Stephen became a partner at Kanner Architects in 1983 he introduced the exuberant building designs that became known as Pop Architecture i e building as sign The best example of this is In N Out Burger in Westwood an architectural interpretation of their red and yellow logo Over time Kanner s work moved away from image based architecture towards buildings that stressed materiality visual

    Original URL path: http://aplusd.org/portfolio/kanner-retrospective/ (2016-02-12)
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