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Join ASID UCLA Extension for a tour of the Gensler Headquarters!

Join ASID UCLA Extension for a tour of the Gensler Headquarters! Experience their global projects and innovative designs.

Receive a privately-led tour of their gorgeous downtown office and insights on what it takes to work at this design giant!

Tickets: Members: $10 – Nonmembers: $15
Tour capacity: 30 people

When: Thursday, August 20 @ 11:45am – 1:00pm (noon tour)

Click here for directions and to RSVP today!

Don’t miss your chance to participate, and dive into the world of Gensler today!

Gensler Office Tour 2015

Dwell on Design – 2 Days of LA Dwell Home Tours!

See an awe-inspiring group of Dwell selected modern homes that reflect the best in livable, innovative architecture and design. Be sure not to miss Meet the Architects Night on Friday June 13, when the architects of homes on the tour share their experiences.


West Side Home Tour – Saturday, June 14th

Join us on this self-driven tour through Los Angeles’ West Side. We love the bohemian haunts of Santa Monica and Venice.



East Side Home Tour – Saturday, June 21st

Join us on this self-drive tour through Los Angeles’ East Side, which substitutes hills for beaches and hipster enclaves for coastal fog. This isn’t a part of L.A. that many tourists get to see.


Dwell Home Tours are incredibly popular, have limited capacity and will sell out! Don’t wait to get your spot reserved today.  Click Here for more information.


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

Course Spotlight: Elective Courses

Hello all! Arc_ID Winter 2010 enrollment has already begun online and many of the required classes are filling up quickly! You can also enroll by calling 310-825-9971. (If you haven’t enrolled yet, do it NOW!) However, we want to remind students about the 12 units of required electives and give you a taste of what options are available to you in Winter quarter.

Exciting Winter electives include: Advanced Drawing & Rendering Techniques with Alex Dorfman, Design in Venice: A Walking Tour with Michael Hricak (that’s Venice, California!), Early American Furniture & Decorative Arts with Eleanor Schapa, Feng Shui: A Morning Introduction with Dr. Simona Mainini, Advanced Kitchen Design with Donald Silvers (which requires previous knowledge of drawing and drafting), the Internship program (which is recommended for more advanced students) and MORE! For a full listing of course offerings see the online page or pick up one of the printed catalogs, which will be released November 11th and can be viewed online HERE right now! (Elective courses are always listed under “Architecture and Professional Development” or “Home Decorating and Design.”)

AIA/LA Academic Outreach Committee Presents: Architecture Offices Tour Series (architectour: downtown)

ARCHITECTOUR: Downtown, Saturday November 21, 2009 – 10:30 am
Los Angeles County is home to more than 700 architecture firms affiliated with the AIA Los Angeles, producing some of the world’s most innovative work. Come to an exclusive behind-the-scenes guided walking tour of four award-winning southern California architecture offices and personally meet with the architects in their working environments. Participating firms include: RTKL STEINBERG ZGF AECOM

Space is limited. Please RSVP by November 13 to: architectourla@aialosangeles.org
Tour begins promptly at 10:30 am and will conclude at 3:00.
Tour will begin at:
RTKL: 333 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, 90071
Parking may be found in nearby public parking lots or adjacent street meters.

This program is free and open to students only. Students must provide their Student ID number to RSVP. If you cannot attend after you have RSVP’d, please cancel with the AIA/LA as we expect this tour to fill up quickly.
Sponsored by the Academic Outreach Committee of AIA Los Angeles
American Institute of Architects Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010

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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USGBC LA Tour – Lantana Building

UCLA Extension Arc_ID urges you to attend USGBC‘s Tour of Beachbody at the Lantana Building on Wednesday, September 16 at 6pm (3301 Exposition Blvd, Santa Monica). They will be conducting a self guided tour & panel discussion in conjunction with Ehrlich Architects of their recently completed LEED project in Santa Monica. There is limited seating for attendees so register early! $45 members/ $55 non-members. You can register HERE.

USGBC SM Lantana

AIA/LA Home Tour “Staycation”

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2009 AIA/LA Fall Home Tour Presents: A DAY IN MANHATTAN BEACH – a mini stay-cation less than 18 miles from the Santa Monica Pier! Sunday, October 4th | 11 AM – 4 PM

Join AIA/LA for a beautiful Fall day in Manhattan Beach. With four exquisite contemporary homes all within 1-mile of each other, this beach community tour can be experienced by foot, bike or car. The home tour is self-driven, self-guided, rain or shine — plus, there are ample options for brunch, shopping, cocktails or dinner along the nearby and popular Manhattan Beach Boulevard.
Rogers-Sturz Kuhlhaus
You can purchase tickets online HERE.
AIA-Members $65
Non-Members $75

Featuring homes by….
Grant Kirkpatrick, AIA – KAA Design Group, Inc.
Michael Lee, AIA – Michael Lee Architects
James Meyer, AIA – LeanArch
Jess Mullen-Carey & William Beauter – MAKE Architecture
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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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