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Haiti Response: Architecture for Humanity

All of us here at Arc_ID are extremely saddened by the tragedy that occured in Haiti last week. There are so many ways to contribute both physically and monetarily, and fortunately we architects and designers can help in a very tangible way. Architecture for Humanity is a San Francisco based non profit searching for volunteers to help with the rebuilding process in the wake of the disaster. You can read this great article about them in Interior Design Magazine. Inhabitat online also offers some insight on the subject HERE.

You can sign up to volunteer HERE. Monetary donations can also be submitted via PayPal sans service fee HERE.

(The United States Government has warned those wishing to help monetarily to be sure of a charitable organizations credentials before donating in order to avoid fraud.)


Events and News, Tuesday 11.3.09

***DWELL Magazine‘s Events page filled us in on an exciting design in Los Angeles. The exhibit is titled: Otto Neurath. Gypsy Urbanism. and is currently running at MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road West Hollywood, California 90069.
The event listing explains further: “At a time when contemporary culture is dominated by mass media and we are all glued to many screens, it is fascinating to contemplate the career of little-known Austrian sociologist, Otto Neurath (1888-1945), a polymath whose intellectual and moral compass – forged in the embers of World War I – led him to predict the dramatic growth of the knowledge economy and to develop tools for a universal pictorial language…” The exhibit will run from November 3 – January 31, 2010.

***Williams-Sonoma, Inc Design Trade Program is hosting Behind-the-Scenes Conversation on Williams-Sonoma Home on Thursday, November 12, 2009 with Edie Cohen (Editor Interior Design Magazine), Michael Griffin (SVP Williams-Sonoma Home Merchandising), Monelle Totah (VP Williams-Sonoma Home), and Kirsty Williams (VP Williams-Sonoma Home).

Learn the inside stories and design inspirations behind the home collections and the brand’s benefits & services for designers! Location: Williams-Sonoma Home 8772 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048. 6pm: champagne reception, discussion will begin a 6:45pm sharp. RSVP by 11/9 by emailing Trade Events@wsgc.com or calling 415-616-8408.

***The Tri-Valley Chapter of IDS is hosting a FREE Student Panel Discussion Thursday, November 17th, from 4;30 – 6:30pm at The Floor Club (8431 Canoga Ave, Suite A, Canoga Park) This panel featuers interior designers from various areas of speciality sharing their thoughts (and secrets!) about the business. The panel includes Carol Biegenzahn (hospitality designer), Jo-Ann Capeliaci (partner in a home design practice), Eileen Gould (a general contractor & design firm owner), Sandy Weinstock (residential, office, and commerical design), as well as a TBA set decorator. Refreshments will be served, and is open to ALL students!

We stronly encourage Arc-ID students to attend! This is a great opportunity to hear about the practical and professional practices of working designers. It is also a great networking opportunity for newer students! You MUST RSVP to attend by contacting Shelly at 805-579-0998 or emailing RyeInteriors@sbcglobal.net

***Interior Design Magazine has a job posting board and there are currently a few jobs listed in the Southern California area. We encourage our talented students to apply! Best of luck.

****FINALLY, we would like to remind our students about the Sustainability Expo “Urban Infill” at USC THIS Saturday, November 7th, as well as the A+D Museum’s Saturday discussion series “Architects Reaching Out” in mid-November.

It’s a busy, event-filled month! ENJOY!


Monday News

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! We have some new bits of news to share.

***DWELL magazine’s events announce a great tour entitled “It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod City.” The tour will take place Saturday, November 8th from 10am – 4pm and will begin at the Los Angeles Conservancy, 523 West Sixth Street, Suite 826 Los Angeles, California 90014. Correction: The “It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod City” tour does not begin at the Los Angeles Conservancy office. The tour is a self-driving tour, so tourgoers get to choose their own route. Visit the website for more info (thank you to commenter Constance for the heads up!) Cost is $10-30.
An Excerpt from the press release:
“Join the Los Angeles Conservancy and its Modern Committee as they explore 1960s non-residential gems…This special one-time-only tour will highlight sites including the iconic 1961 LAX Theme Building, with access to the observation deck (open for the first time since 2001)…This tour is part of the Conservancy and Modern Committee’s “The Sixties Turn 50″ program.”

Get more info and buy tickets HERE.

***Interior Design Magazine has details on the 2010 Green Good Design Awards. Green Good Design’s mission is “to find the most innovative design approach for new products, buildings, and environments that center on the idea of repairing our world with sustainable and ecological alternatives.”

They are currently accepting applications for products and projects that offer design solutions for a sustainable environment. These products and projects must have been designed or produced after January 1, 2008. The deadline to submit applications is November 1, 2009 and forms and entry information are available at The European Centre website. Award winners will be announced next spring, so get to it Arc_ID students! We know you have innovative ideas and now is your chance to share them.

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News & Info: 10.6.2009

Cast your vote for Interior Design Magazine‘s “Best of the Year” awards! You can vote HERE.

Don’t forget to register for ASID‘s Real World Design Week! Registration has been extended until October 23rd. This is your chance to network and learn from a practicing designer. Open to ASID Student Members ONLY. You can register HERE.

A New Design Vocabulary?



Interior Design Magazine has an interesting article on one Cornell Professor’s attempt to build a universal vocabulary specific to design. Professor Jan Jennings is quoted as saying, “We had to invent a naming practice, a vocabulary for students to use in talking about design…Interior design had borrowed language from architecture and visual arts, but when you came down to it, we didn’t have a typology for contemporary design practices that have been occurring across history, style, and culture.” (Interior Desing Magazine) This researching and teaching project has been named Intypes.

You can read the entire article HERE.


USGBC Greenbuild Conference 2009

The USGBC is hosting the Greenbuild Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona at Chase Field from November 11-13, 2009. In addition to a musical performance by Sheryl Crow and a speech by USGBC President Rick Fedrizzi, they have also tapped a prominent politician to be their keynote speaker – former Vice President Al Gore.

Interior Design Magazine quotes Fedrizzi as saying: “Al Gore’s impressive career and bipartisan outreach have helped elevate global climate change to the main street public consciousness. The role buildings play in our lives, our health, the economy and the global environment—including being responsible for 39 percent of the carbon emitted in the United States—means the built environment is a tremendous opportunity for us to make real change, and vice-president Gore’s keynote address will be an inspiration to the Greenbuild community to make 2010 yet another banner year for green building innovation and growth.”

Don’t miss out on this interesting and exciting conference! Early Registration Deadline is September 15. You can find pricing and registration info HERE.

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Find out what makes the Getty Center so “green.” Their website states: “The Getty is committed to providing environmental leadership in the cultural community. We are proud to announce that the Getty Center has earned LEED® silver certification from the U.S Environmental Building Council. LEED is the nation’s most widely recognized green building rating system, evaluating environmentally responsible design, construction, and operation. In 2005, the Getty Center became the first facility in the United States to be awarded LEED status for an existing building…

You can read all about it HERE.

External Links: Dwell and Interior Design Mag

Interior Design Magazine has an interesting article on the new directions Ethan Allen interiors are taking, from custom made products, their new design center in Las Vegas, and partnerships with independent designers. You can read the entire article here.

Dwell Magazine‘s Reburbia contest is in it’s final voting stages and they want your opinion on the final 20 contestants.
From their website: The selected finalists range from practical to fantastical—sci-fi scenarios interspersed with ideas that could be implemented today. We’ve got McMansion mods, sprawl repair kits, second lives for swimming pools and more.

Check out all twenty and cast your vote today! While all of you make your decisions for the Reader’s Choice award, our distinguished panel of judges will be reviewing the top 20 as well, working to select one Grand Prize winner to receive $1000 cash. The Reader’s Choice winner, Grand Prize winner, and two runners-up will be featured in Dwell’s December 2009/January 2010 issue, as well as on the Dwell, Inhabitat, and Reburbia websites.

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