For its Ten Year Anniversary the Chapter is holding an exhibition; "Idea and Manifestation: Classical Southern California in the 21st Century." Showcasing conceptual as well as completed projects in Southern California, the exhibition will feature an array of practitioners, including architects, interior designers, landscape designers, fine artists and artisans, and builders. A full special edition catalogue of the exhibited works will be published. Special events will run throughout the exhibition (October 1-18) including an Opening Reception on October 1, an illustrated presentation with noted architect Kevin A. Clark on October 8, a dinner honoring Chapter co-founder Marc Appleton (October 15), with the exhibition culminating with a moderated panel discussion, "The Architect’s Panel, Buildings of a Place" with Marc Appleton, William Hefner, and Andrew Skurman. The exhibition and all events will be held at Therien, 917 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90069.
The Chapter enjoyed a busy spring season of classes and lectures including "Linear Perspective" with Jeff DiCicco, "India Ink Wash" and "Watercolor Technique" both taught by Domiane Forte, "Traditional Drafting By Hand" with Erik Evens, and "An Architect’s Geometry" with Domiane Forte. Richard Manion capped off the final installment of the 2014 Lecture Series with an illustrated lecture on "The English Country House in California." The 2014 Lecture Series was jointly sponsored by the Chapter and the Beverly Hills Women’s Club and took place in the Club’s historic building. Celebrated designer Timothy Corrigan gave a presentation and book signing for his recent work, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Luc (Rizzoli, 2013) hosted by McKinnon and Harris. Andrea Keller gave a fascinating lecture, "Polyglot: American Architectural Language from 1890-1914." Her lecture connected the political and economic history of this era with its diverse architectural languages. Renaissance Design Studio hosted our April Chapter meeting with architect William Harrison who gave a lively and engaging presentation, "Coloring Outside the Line." Adriana and Franck Nataf of Exquisite Surfaces hosted the Chapter’s Annual Summer Party in their beautifully rendered drought-tolerant garden designed by Scott Shrader, abundantly filled with exquisite antique stonework and shade and native plants.
Upcoming classes this fall will include "Proportion and Theory," "Classical Design Esquisse," and "Architectural Field Sketching" at the Griffith Observatory. On October 25, the Chapter will have a private tour of the curated exhibit, "Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art" led by curators Donald Albrecht, curator of design for the Museum of the City of New York and Thomas Mellins, architectural historian.
The Chapter enthusiastically thanks our 2014 Sponsors:
Tenth Year Anniversary Opening Event Sponsor
All Coast Construction
I-Grace Company Commissioned Private Residences
Shawn Nelson Builders
Zeluck Architectural Wood Windows & Doors
Appleton & Associates
Charles Gemeiner Cabinets
D.C. Williamson General Contracting
Millworks by Design
Richard Holz, Inc., Builders
Richard Manion Architecture
Shawn Nelson Builders
Studio William Hefner
Amalfi Stone & Masonry
Bay Screens & Shades
KAA Design Group
L.Z. Design Group
Mike Blank Plumbing
Paul Martin Tile & Stone
Richard Marshall Fine Flooring
Stonemark Construction Management
The Nanz Company
Alan & Green Construction, Inc.
Authentic Resourced Materials
Doyle Herman Design Associates