October is for Architecture in Los Angeles, Too!

October is for Architecture in Los Angeles, Too!

Westwood Village (here shown in the early 20th Century) will be the topic of the panel Curse and Vision on October 10.

New York isn’t the only city celebrating Archtober. In Los Angeles, October has officially been “Architecture Month” since Mayor Villaraigosa declared it so back in 2007. The AIA/LA hopes the month-long festivities will help to “educate the public about architecture and architects, celebrate the profession and encourage the dialogue between those interested in the built environment.”

Some of the highlights include:

October 3, Big City Forum panel: Edgar Orlaineta, Solar Do Nothing, a panel about modern design including AN West Coast Editor Sam Lubell.

October 4,  AIA|LA & The Department of City Planning: Working Together to Build Better Communities.

October 7, DESIGNING HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES: an AIA|LA design symposium about improving the health impacts of the built environment.

October 9, Preserving Lautner’s Legacy: The Spectrum of Stewardship.

Lautner's Chemosphere House (Courtesy AIA/LA)

October 9, CicLAvia, 10am – 3pm

October 10,   Curse and Vision: The Future of Westwood Village.

October 19,  The AIA|LA Urban Design Committee… THE URBAN TRANSFORMATION OF LOS ANGELES – Part Two.

October 22, Unfrozen Music 2011: Architects in Concert, hosted by AN‘s Sam Lubell.

October 23,AIA Los Angeles Fall 2011 Home Tour, featuring East Side homes.

October 26, 2011 Design Awards Party.

Steven Kent's Nichols Canyon Residence, part of the AIA/LA home tours (William MacCollum)