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September 10, 2012

Mark Gangi, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB is speaking at the AIACC Academy of Emerging Professionals annual conference titled ‘the state of (re)imagining our future’ on September 22. http://aiacc.org/2012/08/15/top-ten-reasons-to-attend-progression-conference/ . Mark serves on the AIA National Center for Civic Leadership Committee.

Ken Breisch was elected First Vice President of the Society of Architectural Historians in April.  His article “Hollywood” was published in American Tourism: Constructing a National Tradition (Columbia College Chicago Press), and in June he delivered the paper, “Adobe or Concrete?” at the annual conference of the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Jennifer Siegal will serve as a juror for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 in Madrid, Spain. Additionally, she served as a juror for the 2012 AIA Pasadena & Foothill design awards.

David Lawrence Gray Architects  have purchased a 100 year old building near the corner of 4th and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. They are in the process of restoring and adding a 6th floor to be occupied by architects, engineers and post production facilities.

Post-graduate architecture faculty Christophe Cornubert was invited to participate in the opening event of the 13th International Architecture Biennale in Venice,  joining Winy Maas (MVRDV), Clement Blanchet (OMA), Bjarke Ingels (BIG), and Ole Scheeren in discussion about the future of cities and new models of architecture practice.

Professor John Mutlow recently won two awards for his projects.  He received the Los Angeles Business Council "42nd Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards" for STOVALL VILLA, a four story, 32 unit affordable senior housing project with senior amenities and a subterranean garage, just south of Exposition Park and USC. The project is designed around a central social courtyard. Financed by HUD (the federal government) and LAHD (the City of Los Angeles). Construction completed 2011.  Multow also received the West Side Urban Forum "Westside Prize 2012: for THE COURTYARD AT LA BREA, a four story, 32 unit mixed use and mixed occupancy affordable housing project in West Hollywood, for emancipated youths, AIDS and senior residents. The project is designed to edge the sidewalk and contextually connect to the exuberance of several Art Deco buildings along La Brea, with a major architectural celebration at the entrance. 

Eric Nulman presented a paper at the ACSA International Conference in Barcelona, Spain titled “An Alternative Model For Undergraduate Thesis Instruction: Using Collaborative Full-Scale Design Exercises To Supplement Individual Research Projects”

Douglas Noble and Karen Kensek have hosted more than a dozen architectural licensing study hall sessions in the past year.  These free study hall sessions have been attended by hundredson interns from the Los Angeles region.

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