The Urban Land Institute LAâ€™s inaugural LARC (Los Angeles Real Creativity) Awards was not your average design show. Mistress of ceremonies Frances Anderton, the host of KCRWâ€™s â€œDesign and Architecture,” set a light tone that discouraged back slapping and the stodgy speeches that often accompany such congratulatory musings.Â As dinner was served by Wolfgang Puck, guests seated at tables in the lobby of Wayne Ratkovichâ€™s recently renovated William Pereira building at 5900 Wilshire were treated to a crash course in some of LAâ€™s most innovative projects.Â And the winners were: Read More
If you thought architects had no other talents outside of making shop drawings, you were wrong. But don’t take our word for it, check out “Unfrozen Music: Architects in Concert,” a show taking place in downtown LA this Saturday night with the talents of John Friedman Alice Kimm’s Alice Kimm (classical piano prodigy), NBBJ’s Jonathan Ward (Jazz legend), Landry Design Group’s Dan Murphy (guitar hero), and a bunch of others playing genres as varied as rock, country, and some form known as “Boogie.” (What exactly is Boogie?) The event will take place at 7:30 pm at the Colburn School’s Zipper Concert Hall, 200 South Grand Avenue. Tickets are $15, and all proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity. The host will be our good friend, KCRW’s Frances Anderton.