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The rapid pace of development in Southern California has erased countless well crafted buildings and replaced them with structures unbecoming a great city. Design Review, by which the public sector becomes the arbiter of taste, has become a popular way of combating this trend -- and controlling the entire development process.
On the one hand, design review ensures that someone is paying attention. On the other hand, design review by its very nature can force projects into a homogenized design aesthetic, dictated not by architectural vision but rather by community standards. And it is often enforced by planners who have little or no architectural training.
Is design review our last hope to get developers, public officials, and stakeholders to rally around good design? Is this the best way to allay the public’s fears – often well founded – of unsightly developments, which can ruin neighborhood character? Or is the process too onerous and antithetical to the creativity that has long thrived in Los Angeles?
Our panel of two architects and an urban designer, moderated by a critic, will address these questions and more.
· Ric Abramson, AIA, Principal Workplays studio*architecture
· Michael Folonis, FAIA, Principal, Michael W. Folonis Architects
· Stephanie Reich, AIA, Urban Designer, City of West Hollywood
The moderator is:
· Greg Goldin, Curator, Journalist, A+D Architecture and Design Museum
CM Credit - This activity is pending approval by the AICP in the amount of 1 hour
The Olympic Collection
11301 Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
8:00am Panel Discussion
$10 student members
$15 student nonmembers
Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 After January 20, 2016 and at onsite registration the cost will be an additional $10.00. No refunds or credits will be provided after this date.
**First-time WUF attendees who ride a bicycle to this event receive a special rate of $25. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, January 20, 2016, to reserve this rate. Please feel free to dress accordingly, and bring your helmet to show your cycling spirit.
**WUF offers a special, discounted rate for individuals involved in land use, planning, and development issues on a grass roots and neighborhood level on an unpaid basis. If you are interested in attending this WUF breakfast with a discounted rate, please send your request to email@example.com with your contact information and description of your neighborhood level activities prior to January 20, 2016. Certain restrictions apply.
11301 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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