Anthony Morey named Executive Director and Curator at Los Angeles’ a+d museum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yh0ehqaof5nogemx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" >Anthony Morey</a>, who many here on Archinect will recognize as Archinect's editor-at-large, starting editorial columns such as <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" rel="nofollow" >Cross-Talk</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" rel="nofollow" >Fellow Fellows</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" rel="nofollow" >From the Ground Up</a>, has been just announced as the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" >a+d museum</a>'s new&nbsp;Executive Director and Curator.&nbsp;
Prior to this announcement, Anthony served as the Assistant Director & Curator under the direction of Dora Epstein Jones. In addition to his roles at the a+d and Archinect, Anthony is a discussion moderator at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Design Studio Faculty at USC in Los Angeles. His work and research focus on the tensions between text, psychology and image and their relationship to architecture and design. The diversity and trajectories of architecture and design are at an all-time high and as important as ever, if not more and the role of the museum - our museum - is to produce a platform to present and Continue reading "Anthony Morey named Executive Director and Curator at Los Angeles’ a+d museum"

Anthony Morey named Executive Director and Curator at Los Angeles’ a+d museum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yh0ehqaof5nogemx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" >Anthony Morey</a>, who many here on Archinect will recognize as Archinect's editor-at-large, starting editorial columns such as <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" rel="nofollow" >Cross-Talk</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" rel="nofollow" >Fellow Fellows</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" rel="nofollow" >From the Ground Up</a>, has been just announced as the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" >a+d museum</a>'s new&nbsp;Executive Director and Curator.&nbsp;
Prior to this announcement, Anthony served as the Assistant Director & Curator under the direction of Dora Epstein Jones. In addition to his roles at the a+d and Archinect, Anthony is a discussion moderator at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Design Studio Faculty at USC in Los Angeles. His work and research focus on the tensions between text, psychology and image and their relationship to architecture and design. The diversity and trajectories of architecture and design are at an all-time high and as important as ever, if not more and the role of the museum - our museum - is to produce a platform to present and Continue reading "Anthony Morey named Executive Director and Curator at Los Angeles’ a+d museum"

Anthony Morey named Executive Director and Curator at Los Angeles’ a+d museum

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yh/yh0ehqaof5nogemx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" >Anthony Morey</a>, who many here on Archinect will recognize as Archinect's editor-at-large, starting editorial columns such as <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" rel="nofollow" >Cross-Talk</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" rel="nofollow" >Fellow Fellows</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" rel="nofollow" >From the Ground Up</a>, has been just announced as the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" >a+d museum</a>'s new&nbsp;Executive Director and Curator.&nbsp;
Prior to this announcement, Anthony served as the Assistant Director & Curator under the direction of Dora Epstein Jones. In addition to his roles at the a+d and Archinect, Anthony is a discussion moderator at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Design Studio Faculty at USC in Los Angeles. His work and research focus on the tensions between text, psychology and image and their relationship to architecture and design. The diversity and trajectories of architecture and design are at an all-time high and as important as ever, if not more and the role of the museum - our museum - is to produce a platform to present and Continue reading "Anthony Morey named Executive Director and Curator at Los Angeles’ a+d museum"

John Portman, architect, developer and master of the mega-atria, dies at 93

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8s/8sx5yq9b8ahrzppl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8s/8sx5yq9b8ahrzppl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8s/8sx5yq9b8ahrzppl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8s/8sx5yq9b8ahrzppl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Architect John Portman, often credited as the father of the massive hotel atrium, has passed away in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. No cause of death has been announced.&nbsp;
His firm, John Portman & Associates, has released the following statement, along with a website celebrating his legacy: Atlanta lost one of her greatest champions with the passing of John C. Portman, Jr. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 93. The leadership and vision of Mr. Portman were instrumental in moving Atlanta from a gracious Southern city into a vibrant world capital. As an architect, entrepreneur, artist and altruist, John Portman had a dramatic impact on Atlanta's success and growth as a major international city, and he was instrumental in having similar impact on other cities throughout the world.
A little over a year ago David Cole penned this love letter, in the form of an Continue reading "John Portman, architect, developer and master of the mega-atria, dies at 93"

Archinect Sessions Site Visit: Exhibit Columbus

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38gho1smjx61d91c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38gho1smjx61d91c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38gho1smjx61d91c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38gho1smjx61d91c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BaaKn6YHeom/" rel="nofollow" >A post shared by Exhibit Columbus (@exhibitcolumbus)</a> on Oct 18, 2017 at 5:05pm PDTThis week we're releasing a special, in-between, episode of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" >Archinect Sessions</a>. In this show we&rsquo;re sharing some conversations recorded by Ken and Donna from <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/820149/exhibit-columbus" rel="nofollow" >Exhibit Columbus</a>, while visiting a selection of installations and local architectural masterpieces. Exhibit Columbus describes itself as an &ldquo;annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community created to celebrate Columbus&rsquo; extraordinary design heritage.&rdquo; This inaugural exhibition opened on August 26th, and will continue until November 26th. We&rsquo;ve covered Exhibit Columbus many times on on Archinect, including&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149971254/no-sage-on-stage-exhibit-columbus-shines-loving-light-on-indiana-s-architectural-hotspot-on-archinect-sessions-83" rel="nofollow" >episodes 83</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149986207/it-s-better-to-turn-on-than-to-fade-away-archinect-sessions-94" rel="nofollow" >94</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150012972/machines-don-t-care-a-conversation-about-exhibit-columbus-s-student-built-structures" rel="nofollow" >103</a> of Archinect Sessions.&nbsp;
If you plan on visiting Exhibit Columbus, make sure to grab a map and program form the Columbus Visitor’s Center, and check out the mobile app Hear/Here that uses geo-location to play commentary for each installation throughout the city.  Ken and Donna start their Continue reading "Archinect Sessions Site Visit: Exhibit Columbus"

Listen to ‘Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend’ Mini-Sessions

            <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/ciyfqyd7jbyyb349.jpg" width="650" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" />Recently, Archinect teamed up with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" >Bureau Spectacular</a> for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/963304/arroyo-seco-weekend" rel="nofollow" >Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> festival. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/126662/jimenez-lai" >Jimenez Lai</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149962360/cuteness-and-the-fight-for-architectural-preservation" >Joanna Grant</a> designed a pavilion for the event, while Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody held a series of interviews within it. Conversations focused on temporary architecture, installations, festival design and planning, and the festival's host city of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/178/pasadena" >Pasadena</a>, CA, the results of which can be listened to below.
We'd like to thank the Goldenvoice team, and in particular Raffi Lehrher, for recognizing the importance of architecture and urban issues, their interest in engaging the community, and inviting us to take part in this inaugural event. 

Listen to ‘Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend’ Mini-Sessions

            <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/ciyfqyd7jbyyb349.jpg" width="650" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" />Recently, Archinect teamed up with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" >Bureau Spectacular</a> for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/963304/arroyo-seco-weekend" rel="nofollow" >Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> festival. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/126662/jimenez-lai" >Jimenez Lai</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149962360/cuteness-and-the-fight-for-architectural-preservation" >Joanna Grant</a> designed a pavilion for the event, while Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody held a series of interviews within it. Conversations focused on temporary architecture, installations, festival design and planning, and the festival's host city of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/178/pasadena" >Pasadena</a>, CA, the results of which can be listened to below.
We'd like to thank the Goldenvoice team, and in particular Raffi Lehrher, for recognizing the importance of architecture and urban issues, their interest in engaging the community, and inviting us to take part in this inaugural event. 

Archinect Sessions & Bureau Spectacular team up at the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival this Saturday in Pasadena

            <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3ydn5m2e48mbnixa.jpg" width="650" height="902" border="0" title="" alt="" />For those of you in the Los Angeles area, you are already aware of the <a href="http://arroyosecoweekend.com/" rel="nofollow" >Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> music festival, taking place in Pasadena this weekend. The festival is a new event hosted by the same people that run <a href="http://coachella.com/" rel="nofollow" >Coachella</a>, <a href="http://deserttrip.com/" rel="nofollow" >Desert Trip</a>, and other amazing art/music/culture events.&nbsp;
For this inaugural festival, Archinect has teamed up with Jimenez Lai/Bureau Spectacular. Hosted by Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody, we will be running our 5th Next Up podcasting event inside of Bureau Spectacular's pavilion "Field House."  If you're coming to the festival, come by and say hi, or pull up a blanket and stick around for a few to listen to our conversations. 
Lineup & Schedule

Machines Don’t Care; A Conversation about Exhibit Columbus’s Student-Built Structures

Today’s show follows up on Archinect Sessions episode 83, when we discussed this first year of Exhibit Columbus. The inaugural exhibition of Exhibit Columbus opens this summer, on August 26, and will include six built structures, designed by teams from six different Midwestern universities, investigating the built environment of Columbus. On today’s show, we will be discussing these projects along with Joshua Coggeshall and Janice Shimizu from the Ball State University team, and Martin Summers from the University of Kentucky Listen to "Machines Don't Care":

    Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation With Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy About His Approach to Architecture and Urban Design in LA and Detroit

    Today we finish off our series of conversations, or "Mini-Sessions", with architects and designers in LA and Detroit, sharing our conversation with Lorcan O'Herlihy. Lorcan is an Irish-American architect, with offices in Los Angeles and Detroit. His recently published book, Amplified Urbanism, was recently reviewed on ArchinectWhere did you grow up? I was born in Dublin Ireland and I came here at a very young age to Los Angeles. I was two years old. My family was in the film business. My dad was a film actor so my early years was traveling extensively between the United States and Europe. I went back to Ireland at the age of eight and went to school there through 15, my formative years were spent in Dublin. I came back here at the age of 15 and began studying architecture in university when I was 16. Sixteen is Continue reading "Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation With Architect Lorcan O’Herlihy About His Approach to Architecture and Urban Design in LA and Detroit"

    Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Creative Consultant + Digital Strategist Eileen Lee

    Next up in our series of conversations, or "Mini-Sessions", with architects and designers in LA and Detroit, in partnership with the Los Angeles Design Festival is a conversation I had with Detroit-based Eileen Lee, Creative Consultant + Digital Strategist of Creative WhateverWhat is Creative Whatever, and how did you come up with that name? I own a culture-based marketing and creative studio, working with design, fashion, and lifestyle clients. When I first went freelance just over 3 years ago, I was working part time for a friend’s agency in LA. I was asked to come up with what I wanted my title/role to be, and was having trouble deciding since personally, I don’t like defining myself as just a singular thing. I’m a creative by trade, but also a digital strategist, content creator, amongst many other things. So I literally had no idea, and when discussing Continue reading "Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Creative Consultant + Digital Strategist Eileen Lee"

    Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Creative Consultant + Digital Strategist Eileen Lee

    Next up in our series of conversations, or "Mini-Sessions", with architects and designers in LA and Detroit, in partnership with the Los Angeles Design Festival is a conversation I had with Detroit-based Eileen Lee, Creative Consultant + Digital Strategist of Creative WhateverWhat is Creative Whatever, and how did you come up with that name? I own a culture-based marketing and creative studio, working with design, fashion, and lifestyle clients. When I first went freelance just over 3 years ago, I was working part time for a friend’s agency in LA. I was asked to come up with what I wanted my title/role to be, and was having trouble deciding since personally, I don’t like defining myself as just a singular thing. I’m a creative by trade, but also a digital strategist, content creator, amongst many other things. So I literally had no idea, and when discussing Continue reading "Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Creative Consultant + Digital Strategist Eileen Lee"

    Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Sean Ahlquist, Detroit-Based Architect, Educator and Researcher

    This week we are releasing a series of conversations, or "Mini-Sessions", with architects and designers in LA and Detroit, in partnership with the Los Angeles Design Festival. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. Today we're sharing my conversation with Sean Ahlquist, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. I talk with him about architectural education and his work merging new technologies with innovative applications of architecture and material research in his Lab for Material Architectures.  If you’re able to attend the LA Design Festival, make sure to check out the live panel, titled LAX >< DET, discussing the connection between LA and Detroit, a collaboration with the Detroit Design Festival and the L.A. Forum for Architecture and Design. The event will be taking place on June 10th, from 2-4pm at ROW DTLA 777 Alameda Street, and will include Edwin Chan, Chris Den...

    Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Architect/Academic Andrew Zago

    This week we are releasing a series of conversations, or "Mini-Sessions", with architects and designers in LA and Detroit, in partnership with the Los Angeles Design Festival. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. Today we're sharing my conversation with Andrew Zago, LA-based architect and educator. We talk about growing up in Detroit, early inspirations, working on Thom Mayne’s iconic Sixth Street House, his so-called unusual early work in Jeff Kipnis, and his approach and thoughts on the current state of architectural education.  If you’re able to attend the LA Design Festival, make sure to check out the live panel, titled LAX >< DET, discussing the connection between LA and Detroit, a collaboration with the Detroit Design Festival. The event will be taking place on June 10th, from 2-4pm at ROW DTLA 777 Alameda Street, and will include Edwin Chan, Chris Denson, Lorcan O’Herlihy, and Eileen Lee. ...

    Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with LA Architect and Gehry Alumnus Edwin Chan

    This week, starting today, we are releasing a series of conversations, or "Mini-Sessions", with architects and designers in LA and Detroit, in partnership with the Los Angeles Design Festival. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. First up is with Edwin Chan of the LA-based EC3. Edwin began his career, immediately after graduating in the mid-80’s from Harvard’s GSD program, at the office of Frank O. Gehry & Associates. While at Gehry’s office he worked as design partner on numerous iconic projects including the Vitra International Factory & Design Museum, Venice Gateway, Foundation Louis Vuitton, and the Guggenheim Bilbao. Since 2012 he has been working on projects at a variety of scales from his own office EC3 in Venice Beach. I spoke with him about this work, and as it relates to two cities that he’s currently active in Continue reading "Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with LA Architect and Gehry Alumnus Edwin Chan"

    Small Details Matter; Archinect Sessions #101 Discusses the 2017 AIA National Conference

    In this latest episode of Archinect Sessions, Ken and Donna share their experiences and thoughts on the 2017 AIA National Conference. We discuss the conversation with Michelle Obama and the keynotes by Francis Kéré (awesome), Michael Murphy (political), and Elizabeth Diller (meh).  We also address the positive changes displayed by the AIA this year, along with signs of complete lack of evolution by the Institute. Ken and Donna also share their excellent run-in and conversation with Phil Freelon and his wife Nnenna.  Listen to "Small Details Matter":

      Ken and Donna waiting eagerly for Michelle Obama
      The power couple, Phil & Nnenna Freelon
      Karen E. Hudson, gran...

      Why we’re starting a print magazine after 20 years of publishing digitally

      When I started Archinect 20 years ago, in the summer of 1997, the internet was still many years away from becoming a replacement for newspapers and magazines. Since then, the media landscape has changed drastically, with most print publications now dedicating the majority of their time and budget to their digital platforms. Today we consume media in a different way than we have ever done in the past, for better or worse. We expect more content, with higher quality, but human nature tends to give in to the quick and gratifying. Journalism has struggled to monetize quality investigations and writing as sites like Buzzfeed have proven that listicles, fun photos, and quick content bites offer a much greater return in dollars and followers.

      Archinect Sessions Episode 100 with Steven Holl

      This week, for our 100th episode of Archinect Sessions, we are excited to share our conversation with Archinect favorite Steven Holl. Our conversation spans a number of topics, including growing up in a small town in Washington state, his early career struggles, his inspirations, working in China, globalism, his friendship with Zaha, the Pritzker Prize, and the Steven Myron Holl Foundation. Listen to "Archinect Sessions Episode 100 with Steven Holl":

        Shownotes:
        Malawi Library sketch
        Steven Holl's Alvar Aalto medal 
        Anchoring, 1989, Princeton Architectural Press

        An American Story; A conversation with Phil Freelon

        For this episode of Archinect Sessions, we're sharing our conversation with Phil Freelon, an architect that has dedicated his life to creating meaningful, thoughtful works of architecture that contribute to American culture and civil rights.  Recent notable projects lead by Mr. Freelon include the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Atlanta's National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco and Emancipation Park in Houston. We hope you enjoy our conversation with him discussing his work, growing up in a creative, activist household, his recent diagnosis with ALS, and his love of science fiction. Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture Listen to episode 98 of Archinect Sessions, "An American Story":

          The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract’s Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix

          Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about Abstract, Netflix's incredible new documentary series on design. This week we're talking to Abstract's executive producer, Morgan Neville, who also directed the episodes featuring Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann. As one of the world's most groundbreaking and talented documentary filmmakers, there's a good chance you have already seen Morgan's work. If you haven't, a good place to start is "20 Feet from Stardom", his Academy Award-winning doc that takes a look at the fascinating lives of the often-overlooked backup singers. His documentary on Yo-Yo Ma, "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble", will be premiering on HBO in March. I'm particularly looking forward to his upcoming Mr. Rogers documentary that he mentions in our conversation.  Yes, Archinect Sessions makes a cameo in the episode, with a clip of us sharing some Continue reading "The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract’s Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix"