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Bringing A Greater Understanding of Architecture In the Communities We Serve…
AIA|LA Launches Mobile Center for Architecture & Design
Issues an RFP for Student Concepts

Los Angeles, CA – January 10, 2018—In recognition of Los Angeles’ challenging geography, lack of a “traditional” city center and possession of many “centers”, AIA|LA has decided to investigate a mobile center that will travel to the many cities and neighborhoods that comprise our city “sprawl” as an architectural outreach to LA’s communities.

“In a metropolis such as ours, comprised of many unique communities, neighborhoods, and public meeting spots, we believe it’s important to bring the AIA|LA and the work of our members directly to Angelenos where they live and experience the city,” noted AIA|LA Executive Director Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA. “One of the many important reasons we’ve conceived a mobile center is: it’s a means to directly reach elementary, middle and high school students who aren’t exposed to architecture.”

The mobile center will be a multi-faceted project that serves a highly adaptive and flexible program of office, exhibition/gallery space, classroom, creative hub, gathering point, etc. Creative and economic use of space, financial management, and opportunities to engage the communities with an enticing and functional design will be paramount challenges.

The Chapter and its Board of Directors invite California architecture and design school students to submit concepts for a Mobile Center for Architecture and Design. Student proposals shall be overseen by faculty/staff to help control quality and feasibility of submission. While not required, AIA|LA encourages the schools to develop a dedicated studio or charrette for the competition. Registration has been extended and is due to the AIA|LA no later than February 23, 2018. Deadline for final entry sketches is March 21, 2018.

Financial Awards Graciously Underwritten By: Graphisoft ARCHICAD

Obtain the RFP for the Mobile Design Center, CLICK HERE

Register to Participate, Click Here

Qualified entries will receive financial prizes and have their design exhibited in conjunction with the 2018 annual 2x8 student exhibition. More so, the competition is an opportunity for students to see a meaningful project realized and seen throughout the city.

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Last updated: 08-Feb-2018 02:40 PM
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