Barton Myers:Â Works of Architecture and Urbanism
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
September 12 to December 12
Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism is comingÂ to the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara this September. The exhibition will display several of Myersâ€™ projects from 1968 to 2002: a span of nearlyÂ 35 years. A variety of artifacts will be on display, ranging from sketches and scale models to the architectâ€™s lectures and writings. Myers donated the materials on display to the Art, Design & Architecture museum in 2000. Among them is information and renderings of his most renowned built work, such as the Vidal Sassoon Salon (1968), as well asÂ his more obscure work. The exhibition will display Myersâ€™ work in the 1992 U.S. Expo Pavilion in Spain as well as his famous steel houses.
Everybody seems to be opening up new offices these days. One of our favorite firms, Barton Myers Associates, is moving from Westwood all the way to Santa Barbara, which doesnâ€™t sound promising. Cunningham Group has opened new digs in Culver Cityâ€™s Hayden Tract, the collection of arts offices made famous by the wild constructs of Eric Owen Moss. And UCLA Architecture will remainÂ in Westwood. But itâ€™s ready to open a new robotics lab inside the old Playa Vista research facilities of Howard Hughes.