Michael Maltzan is the guest of honor at ForumFest 2013, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design’s annual fundraising party. The event will take place this Saturday, November 9, from 6 to 10 pm at the Maltzan-designed Inner-City Arts in Downtown Los Angeles.
Maltzan studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design before working in the offices of Machado Silvetti and Frank Gehry. In 1995 he founded Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA). MMA’s work in LA includes Regen Projects, the Billy Wilder Theater and Cafe at the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Biscuit Company Lofts, Inner City Arts, and several noted projects for Skid Row Housing Trust, including the Rainbow Apartments, the New Carver Apartments, and the upcoming Star Apartments.
Saturday’s festivities will include installations by participants in the Forum’s 2013 Out There Doing It Series, plus music by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox and a silent auction. For sale at the auction are drawings by Maltzan and other local architects, including Greg Lynn, Tom Wiscombe, Scott Johnson, Doris Sung, Larry Scarpa, Michael Lehrer, Barbara Bestor, and Tim Durfee. Two photographic prints of MMA-designed buildings, by photographer Iwan Baan, will also be featured. For more information or to order tickets, visit the LA Forum website.