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We have a few tidbits of news and information from this week that we’d like to share:

*Reminder to UCLA Extension Arc_ID students and recent graduates that the deadline for NCIDQ Exam late registration ends in 4 days (on August 17th)! You can register here.

**Dwell Magazine offers an excellent vacation idea – Rent an architectural masterpiece! “Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a house designed by a world-class architect? The team behind the new venture Living Architecture lamented the fact that most people only experience great architecture in large public spaces like transit hubs and museums, while exceptional residential architecture remains private. In response, they have commissioned a number of superior architects to design a series of homes that will be available to rent year-round.”
Sounds pretty great (and unique!) to us.

***We urge all those interested in sustainability and green design to pre-order Emily Pilloton’s new book Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People. It will be released on October 31st. Amazon describes it thus: ” Featuring more than 100 contemporary design products and systems–safer baby bottles, a high-tech waterless washing machine, low-cost prosthetics for landmine victims, Braille-based Lego-style building blocks for blind children, wheelchairs for rugged conditions, sugarcane charcoal, universal composting systems, DIY soccer balls–that are as fascinating as they are revolutionary, this exceptionally smart, friendly and well-designed volume makes the case for design as a tool to solve some of the world’s biggest social problems in beautiful, sustainable and engaging ways.”

****ACCESS DESIGN CHALLENGE: Green Student Study Lounge
All ASID student members are eligible to submit design concept that provides an innovative solution to the challenge. All submissions must be color-rendered, CAD or hand drawn on a single white 11 by 17 inch paper. Submissions should include a description of 500 words or less. Selected submissions will be posted on the ASID Web site and will appear in the following issue of ACCESS. One winner will be selected by ASID professional members to receive a cash prize of $500. You can find further details and instructions here.

Go the ASID UCLA Extension student chapter website and learn how you can join our award-winning chapter!

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LACMA Exhibit: “From the Spoon to the City”

We thought our Arc_ID students might enjoy this exhibit at LACMA subtitled “Objects by Architects from LACMA’s Collection.” It offers great insight on the evolution of interior architecture. The exhibit runs from August 6th – January 24th.

Dwell Magazine‘s website states: “The exhibition will be organized into four chronological groups, based on particularly fertile moments in design history and featuring works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, Alvin Lustig, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Frank Gehry, Ettore Sottsass, Michael Graves, Greg Lynn, Elena Manferdini, and Johanna Grawunder.”

Sounds great to us! You can read all about the exhibit here (LACMA Website)

Emerging Professionals Mixer

AIA/LA is sponsoring an “Emerging Professionals Mixer” this Wednesday, August 5 from 6-9pm in downtown Los Angeles. This is a great opportunity for UCLA Extension Arc_ID students to network!

AIA BottleRock

From their email invite:
1050 Flower Street, #167
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(entrance on 11th between Hope St & Flower St – 2 blocks from the Staples Center)

“BottleRock will truly be inviting guests to rock out with their cork out, which has always been our mantra,” comments BottleRock Downtown LA General Manager and Wine Director George Skorka. With over 4,000 square-feet of space designed by Ernie Roth of Roth Interiors, BottleRock Downtown LA is interwoven with organic elements such as green tones, tree trunk tables, and counter tops embedded with recycled wine and beer bottles. Housed inside the gorgeous new Metropolitan Lofts on 11th between Hope and Flower, BottleRock boasts a wine list of close to 1,000 selections, an extensive beer list including a dozen different microbrews on tap, and a full open-air kitchen manned by Executive Chef Jared Levy.

This event is free and open to both AIA Members and Non-Members.

This is a no-host bar but please RSVP in advance so that the venue may plan accordingly.

RSVP/Questions: amanda@aialosangles.org

Fall classes: Electives, Seminars and Tours.

UCLA Extension Arc_ID would like to present you with a few of our many class offerings for fall quarter. First of all, we announced previously that we have a new class: SB1608 Disabled Access Seminar for Architects!  Taught by Nate Wittasek, this one-day seminar fulfills the mandatory continuing education requirements for architects.

We are also offering several fun One-Day Lectures & Courses. These include Feng Shui  with Simona Mainini, The Role of the Royal Mistress in the Design of Great French Palaces with Eleanor Schapa, an Introduction to Oriental Carpets with Chris Fager, and Creating Warmth and Drama in the Home with Light taught by Kathy Pryzgoda.

Finally there are several architectural development and home design classes being offered. These are great for those with more specific design interests, and can also be used to satisfy elective credits for students in our program. These include courses such as, Residential Remodeling with Paul Bially, Furniture Design with Patrick Alt, Kitchen Design with Donald Silvers, and Photographing Architecture and Interiors (online) with Douglas Hill. (Please note that some of these courses may have prerequisites)

Please pick up a course catalog or go to our online registration page to see a full list of the full-length courses and program offerings we have available! You can also click on any of the class titles above to be redirected to their registration pages. We look forward to having you join us.


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AIA/Los Angeles Interiors Committee Events!

UCLA Extension Arc_ID would like to announce a special event featuring one of the members of our very own Guidance Committe! The Los Angeles Interiors Committee Speaker Series Presents: An Evening with NILA LEISEROWITZ sponsored by Haworth. Mark your calendars for August 11 and be sure to RSVP to michael@aialosangeles.org.

Nila L event
Another exciting LAIAC event: Under the Big Top: Design Meets Los Angeles (September 12, 7:30 -11:00 pm). You can register for the event here.

Under the Big Top

California Science Center
S. Figueroa & W. 39th Streets, Los Angeles 90037

Annual Sponsors:
Platinum: Haworth, Howard Building Corporation, Sierra Pacific Constructors, Teknion/Sidemark
Silver: IOS, Tandus
Patron: Blair Graphics, Cort Furniture Rental, Corporate Contractors, Environmental Contracting, Glumac, Knoll, Steelcase, Turelk,
Wolcott Architecture | Interiors

Event Sponsors :
Mata Construction, Inc., J+J/Invision, Warner Constructors

Pickford Home by Isabelle Duvivier

The Pickford Home

The Pickford Home

Take a tour of the Pickford home, designed by Isabelle Duvivier (LEED AP) and owned by Todd and Karyn Eichenberger. The tour takes place Saturday, July 18, 2009, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 10830 Pickford Way, Culver City 90230. Tour is free for Eco-Home members, $5 for non-members.

From the Duvivier Architects website:
“This house is certified LEED Platinum, the highest environmental rating in the US, the ultimate in green architecture. The house is oriented to the south, has a three story cooling tower, and a living green wall. It has efficient windows, water heater and appliances. It features a storm water percolation pit and has a greywater system awaiting final City approval.”

A piece on the home was also published in the Eco-Home Journal and you can read the text here

UCLA Extension Arc_ID encourages you to take this tour and get a taste of what “green” design is all about! UCLA Extension and Arc_ID proudly support and promote sustainability.

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Architecture & Design Museum, LA

The Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles has a new location that is currently under construction and will open in Fall 2009! We encourage our design students to visit!

They are also offering a wonderful tour package entitled “Urban Hike: The Forgotten LA” with Mike the Poet. Sites include Little Tokyo, Leimert Park, and MacArthur Park. Price for 3-tour package is $30, or $15 per individual tour. Students get a discounted rate of $5! Registration is recommended. SEE FLYER BELOW for more details!

A+D/LA Urban Hike Tours!

A+D/LA Urban Hike Tours!

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