Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

GIS Day 2010

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Discovering LA County through GIS.
Free Event!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Headquarters
900 S. Fremont Ave
Alhambra, CA 91803

Topic include:
ArcGIS Online
Taking Imagery Integration to the Next Level
Making Your Own Maps (and More!)

Richard Weinstein Lecture Series: Frank Gehry

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Nov. 1, 2010, 6:30pm
Broad Art Center Auditorium

Raised in Toronto, Canada, Frank Gehry moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1947. Mr. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In subsequent years, Mr. Gehry has built an architectural career that has spanned five decades and produced public and private buildings in America, Europe and Asia. His work has earned Mr. Gehry several of the most significant awards in the architectural field, including the Pritzker Prize. Notable projects include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.

The UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Department’s Weinstein Lecture Series will bring, from a variety of fields, those who have made significant creative contributions that are relevant to the study of Architecture and Urban Design.

MAK Day 2010: Backstage Pass

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Saturday, October 30
Discussion begins at 2:00 p.m.

MAK Center for Art and Architecture
at the Schindler House
835 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Admission to this event is FREE

Speakers will discuss the current Venice Architecture Biennale. Special emphasis will be focused on the Austrian and American Pavilions, with presentations and discussion from participating architects, critics and curators. Study models of the Austrian Pavilion will also be on view. Additionally, the MAK Center will have free admission all day, and will include docent tours of the Schindler House and free refreshments.

Panel Discussion: Backstage Pass, 2:00 p.m., featuring:

  • Eric Owen Moss, principal of Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, Director of SCI-Arc, and Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion
  • Peter Noever, CEO and Artistic Director, MAK, Vienna
  • Roger Sherman, Co-director of cityLAB, Los Angeles, Architect Participant in the US Pavilion
  • Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic, LA Times
  • Alexis Rochas, Founder of I/O, Los Angeles, Architect Participant in the Austrian Pavilion
  • The panel will be moderated by Kimberli Meyer, Director, MAK Center Los Angeles.

    Important Notice for MAK Day

    This Saturday, October 30, the City of West Hollywood will be closing the 800 block of North Kings Road to through traffic in order to finish pavement repairs.

    When coming to the Schindler House for the MAK Day Panel Discussion, please park in the City of West Hollywood parking structure at the northeast corner of Kings Road and Santa Monica Boulevard. As well, there is street parking on the nearest cross streets, Willoughby Avenue and Waring Avenue.

    New in ARTstor: Architecture from Europe and the Middle East by Sites and Photos

    Monday, October 25th, 2010

    New photos of ancient through medieval archaeological and architectural sites throughout Europe and the Middle East by Sites and Photos are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. The images provide broad and in-depth documentation of the ancient world, including Classical, Megalithic, Islamic, Crusader, and Gothic archaeology and architecture, as well as Greek and Roman painting, sculpture, mosaics, and decorative arts. The collection is especially strong in its coverage of religious and Biblical sites in Israel, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Cyprus.

    Based in Israel, Sites and Photos specializes in the digital documentation of ancient archaeology, architecture, and art. Samuel Magal, Owner and Chief Photographer, is a trained archaeologist specializing in Classical and Marine archaeology. Since 1999, he has photographed hundreds of sites and museums throughout the Mediterranean.

    To view the Sites and Photos collection from a workstation at UCLA (or if have an ARTstor account), simply follow this link:

    For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Sites and Photos collection page.

    Culture NOW?: Suprastudio Summer 2010

    Monday, September 20th, 2010

    On Exhibit in the Perloff Hall DeCafe, Sept. 24 – Dec. 10.

    Featuring work of UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design Summer 2010 Suprastudio.

    Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 24, 6 pm.

    New in ARTstor: Contemporary architecture in the Netherlands and Scandinavia

    Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

    More than 870 images are now available from the ART on FILE campaign documenting contemporary architecture in the Netherlands and Scandinavia. These images include new buildings and recent projects designed by de Architekten Cie, Santiago Calatrava, Erick van Egeraat, Foster & Partners, Grimshaw Architects, Gustafson Porter, Zaha Hadid, Henning Larsen, Steven Holl, Toyo Ito, Lundgaard & Tranberg, MvRdV, Neutelings Riediijk, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Jorn Utzon, Rafael Vinoly, and Wilkinson Eyre, among others.

    Thom Mayne to design building at Cornell

    Friday, July 30th, 2010

    Award-winning Distinguished Architecture and Urban Design Professor Thom Mayne, has been commissioned to design a new building at Cornell University, with his architecture firm, Morphosis. The 100,000-square-foot William H. Gates Hall will bring together several units of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science in a collaborative working and learning environment.

    UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty to exhibit at the Venice Biennale

    Friday, July 30th, 2010

    A recent announcement states that a number of UCLA faculty members will be participating in the 2010 Biennale di Venezia, including AUD Chair and Professor Hitoshi Abe, Distinguished Professor Thom Mayne, Professors Dana Cuff, Craig Hodgetts, Greg Lynn, Mark Mack, Assistant Professor Heather Roberge, Adjunct Associate Professor Roger Sherman, Lecturer Georgina Huljich, and Visiting Professors Peter Ebner and Sou Fujimoto.

    Announcing Studioplex

    Friday, July 30th, 2010

    Studioplex, a new share webiste led by UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Assistant Professor Heather Roberge has recently been unveiled. Architecture faculty and students are invited to submit architectural design projects created within a studio context in the past 12 months. The site is organized into four levels: Studios, Schools, Projects, and Exhibitions.

    Atelier Hitoshi Abe exhibition at SCI-Arc Gallery

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

    len-tic-u-lar-is, a new exhibition by Los Angeles and Sendai-based architecture firm Atelier Hitoshi Abe (AHA), will be on view from July 30 to September 12, 2010 in the SCI-Arc Gallery.

    SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss and Prof. Hitoshi Abe, Chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design and SCI-Arc alum, will discuss len-tic-u-lar-is on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 7pm.

    Exhibition opening reception follows the discussion.