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2×8 Opening Night

Represent. This Thursday night, UCLA Extension is honored to have a team representing our school in AIA_LA’s 2×8 exhibition of student work. It’s part of AIA LA’s scholarship competition. Be there for the opening/party and announcement of winners on the streets of DTLA at the plaza at The Bloc. Eleven other schools are competing, so #support. And (of course) check out how our students interpreted the competition theme.

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UCLA Extension Master of Interior Architecture CIDA Ranked #3 in the Nation

We are pleased to report that for the second year in a row the Master of Interior Architecture program has been ranked by Design Intelligence in the Top 10 Graduate Programs in the Nation. We moved up to position #3 CIDA Ranked. Thank you for your continued support of our terrific program!

Congratulations to Jeffrey Daniels, Director of the Arc+ID Program, for being elevated to Fellow by American Institute of Architects!

Jeff_FAIAWe are delighted to share the exciting news that our very own Jeffrey Daniels, Architect and Director of the Architecture + Interior Design Program at UCLA Extension, has been officially elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects! The distinction recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals as well as their significant contributions to architecture and to society.

Daniels, a licensed architect with more than 30 years of experience, directs the Master of Interior Architecture Degree program at UCLA Extension. He studied architecture as an undergraduate at Princeton University and received his master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

When he came to Los Angeles, he apprenticed for Frank Gehry on such projects as the Loyola Law School. The architectural works designed by Jeffrey Daniels Architects include the David Hockney residence; the Edythe and Eli Broad Painting Studios for the California Institute of the Arts; restaurant interiors for Chaya Brasserie, among others; and the award-winning Kentucky Fried Chicken building on Western Avenue. In 2013, Daniels’ work was exhibited as part of “Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future,” an architectural exhibit at the Getty Museum and the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations on this prestigious honor!

Arc+ID Instructor, Nate Wittasek, will be the Head Presenter for another AIA|LA 2015 Continuing Education Seminar

Mixed Use Residential Accessibility Blunders – Navigating California and FHA Accessibility Requirements for New and Existing Construction

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Date: Friday, May 15th, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
Location: AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Presenter: Nathan Wittasek, P.E., CFEI, LEED AP
Learning Units: Total of 5.0 HSW/ADA
Fees: $150 AIA members / $225 Non members

REGISTER HERE

This five hour course has been prepared to refresh architects, developers and like-minded professionals working in the commercial and mixed use residential arenas. By exploring key FHA and CBC requirements in the context of common mistakes that are made, an understanding of the major requirements that impact spatial design will be obtained. Lessons from case studies in seminal residential accessibility lawsuits as well as commercial accessibility lawsuits will be explored, and methods for addressing non-compliance will be addressed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
– Identify key accessibility requirements arising from the 2013 CBC and Fair Housing Act pertaining to mixed use residential accessibility;
– Review and become familiar with common accessibility errors and omissions in commercial and multi-family residential occupancies;
– Identify basic requirements and code compliance strategies for addressing accessibility requirements in existing buildings; and
– Review case studies, key laws, & interpretations of accessibility requirements in California and the U.S. Department of Justice

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Mr. Wittasek, P.E., CFEI, LEED AP is a fire protection engineer and life safety consultant, specializing in accessibility, fire protection engineering, building and fire codes, failure analysis, and origin and cause determination. In this capacity, Mr. Wittasek leads Exponent’s efforts in addressing fire protection engineering and regulatory concerns in the built environment. He has more than 15 years of experience providing accessibility and building codes consulting and has spent more than a decade as an instructor/adjunct at the UCLA Extension and Cal Poly Pomona.

 

Get ready for WESTWEEK 2015 at the Pacific Design Center!

Mark your calendars! WESTWEEK 2015 is right around the corner.

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Pacific Design Center’s WESTWEEK 2015 Spring Market, the West Coast’s definitive showcase for global design, debuts Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26, 2015. The two-day event provides a comprehensive series of informative presentations and engaging events featuring internationally-renowned tastemakers, while also debuting the latest luxury furnishings and interior resources crafted by today’s foremost design innovators. The 2015 year also commemorates PDC’s four decades of design leadership, serving as an iconic architectural landmark anchoring L.A.’s historic design district. 

WESTWEEK 2015 Keynote: DESIGN COMES OF AGE

WESTWEEK 2015 Showroom Program

WESTWEEK 2015 Open House Events

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Arc+ID Instructor, Nate Wittasek, will be the Head Presenter for an upcoming AIA|LA 2015 Continuing Education Seminar

Mixed Use Residential Accessibility Blunders – Navigating California and FHA Accessibility Requirements for New and Existing Construction

Nate Wittasek_3-6-15

Date: Friday, March 6th, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
Location: AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Presenter: Nathan Wittasek
Learning Units: Total of 5.0 HSW/ADA
Fees: $150 AIA members / $225 Non members

REGISTER HERE

This five hour course has been prepared to refresh architects, developers and like-minded professionals working in the commercial and mixed use residential arenas. By exploring key FHA and CBC requirements in the context of common mistakes that are made, an understanding of the major requirements that impact spatial design will be obtained. Lessons from case studies in seminal residential accessibility lawsuits as well as commercial accessibility lawsuits will be explored, and methods for addressing non-compliance will be addressed.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Identify key accessibility requirements arising from the 2013 CBC and Fair Housing Act pertaining to mixed use residential accessibility
  • Review and become familiar with common accessibility errors and omissions in commercial and multi-family residential occupancies
  • Identify basic requirements and code compliance strategies for addressing accessibility requirements in existing buildings
  • Review case studies, key laws, & interpretations of accessibility requirements in California and the U.S. Department of Justice

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Mr. Wittasek, P.E., CFEI, LEED AP is a fire protection engineer and life safety consultant, specializing in accessibility, fire protection engineering, building and fire codes, failure analysis, and origin and cause determination. In this capacity, Mr. Wittasek leads Exponent’s efforts in addressing fire protection engineering and regulatory concerns in the built environment. He has more than 15 years of experience providing accessibility and building codes consulting and has spent more than a decade as an instructor/adjunct at the UCLA Extension and Cal Poly Pomona.