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AIA|LA Presents the Cal Coast Home Tour

When: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11AM to 4:00PM
Where: Malibu, Palisades and Santa Monica
Price: $65 AIA Members, $85 Non-Members

When most people think of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) they think of driving up the Northern California Coast towards San Francisco. What can be forgotten is the Southern part of the California Coast: Malibu, Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. In this southern section, the PCH acts as the “Main Street” for many residences, where owners have built their homes as a refuge from the hectic every day life and also embraced inspirational design with the coastline as their backyard. Come drive the Los Angeles portion of the PCH and visit the “other” California Coast in AIA Los Angeles’ Fall Home Tour. Read More

Don’t miss the opportunity to see these magnificent homes and to take the “Cal Coast Tour!”
Purchase Tickets Here!

Introducing the Fall 2013 Home Tours…
(Alphabetized by firm name)

Meridian House
Firm: Thane Roberts ArchitectsMeridian House 1

Malibu House
Firm: Tighe Architecture
Malibu House

Sunglass House
Firm: Peter Tolkin ArchitectureSunglass House

Calling all talented students!

brother vs. brotherrenovation comp seriesHGTV is currently searching for design professionals . . . for two exciting shows! They are casting the second season of Brother vs. Brother, HGTV’s hit new competition series featuring The Property Brothers, as well as a brand new HGTV Renovation Competition Series.

For Brother vs. Brother they are looking for: Passionate, charismatic individuals who have major hands-on skills, an eye for renovation and real estate know-how. (Contractors, carpenters, Interior designers, architects, real estate professionals, artists and those with design expertise).

For the New Renovation Competition Series they are looking for: Dynamic friends, couples or family members with big dreams and a love for renovation and design.(Handy teams of two who think they have a superior eye for design. Although home renovation experience is a plus, it is not required).

Completed application packages must be received by October 19th, 2013 to guarantee your application will be considered for this Program.

For more info visit: www.castinghgtvshows.com

If you have any questions contact:
Jillian Bonanne
Casting Assistant
Email: jillian@jenscasting.com

New Course: Interior Design Law I


See this sconce? Stylish, isn’t it. Apparently, you are not the only one who thought so.

It was made by an interior designer in San Francisco. A famous Italian-themed hotel in Las Vegas liked it too and asked the designer to submit a bid for 11,000 of them. The designer was able to submit a competitive bid by finding a manufacturer in China to produce them in bulk but still meet the designer’s design and quality standards. The hotel then secretly circumvented the designer, rejected his bid, and hired the Chinese manufacturer directly. Does the designer have a claim for breach of contract? What if there was no written contract?

This is one of many actual cases that will be studied in Interior Design Law I — The Designer-Client Relationship. Henry Lien, who is a fine art dealer and who practiced business litigation for many years, will teach the principals of contractual law as applied to the relationship between the the designer and the client. The course is meant to illustrate how relying on a form contract may not be enough. While not intended as legal advice or to teach designers how to act as lawyers, the course seeks to teach designers to understand the laws that govern their profession so that they develop good business instincts on how to protect themselves, avoid legal disputes, and honor their legal obligations to their clients.

Class begins on September 26th, so click on the link below if you are interested in signing up!