GUEST SPEAKER: JAMES MARY O’CONNOR, FAIA
Environmental issues are increasingly driving people to weigh how the built environment impacts the natural world. Architect James Mary will speak about architecture that connects to regional development. His COFCO Agricultural Eco-Valley Master Plan Project outside of Beijing will become the first net zero-carbon project of its kind in the world.
Other highly sustainable projects include the Ocean Avenue South development - a sustainable urban prototype for mixed-income living in Santa Monica and designs for the Tango Complex for the innovative Bo01 Housing Exhibition in Malmö that earned Building of the Year in 2001 in Sweden.
An AIA Fellow, James is known for inspired design leadership on large-scale master planning, urban design and campus-planning projects in the U.S. and internationally. Attend, listen and learn about how taking design and sustainability to the next level can expand business opportunities and improve the world right here.
Learn more and RSVP here: http://miyamotointernational.com/events/great-minds-series-james-mary-oc...
Buzz Yudell, FAIA is delighted to be joining his friend and colleague Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA for a session focusing on Halprin's exceptional impact and Legacy at The Sea Ranch.
Cultural Landscape Foundation, in collaboration with the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, has organized a public, daylong symposium that will examine the influences and accomplishments of renowned landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916 - 2009) and his impact on the renaissance of downtown Los Angeles. Nationally recognized speakers include Kenneth I. Helphand, FASLA, James A. Garland, Donlyn Lyndon, FAIA, Buzz Yudell, FAIA, Antonio Pacheco, Robert Maguire III, Janice Ross, Steve Koch, FASLA, and Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA.
Held as part of a three-month series of public events honoring Halprin’s rich local and national legacy, this symposium will be suitable for enthusiasts of Modernist design and landscape architecture, practitioners and urban planners, fans of Los Angeles, and those interested in the city’s history.
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James Mary O'Connor, FAIA, will be givng a lecture at Cal Poly Pomona on Friday, April 21st.
Moore Ruble Yudell will be hosting AIA|LA's roundtable conversation about A Tale of Two Cities: Los Angeles & Dublin.
James Mary O'Connor, FAIA, will be presenting on the architecture of Dublin, Ireland.
Learn more about the event and register here: http://www.aialosangeles.org/calendar/housing-neighbo-u-rhoods-a-roundta...
James Mary O’Connor, FAIA, will be Participating in HOUSING & NEIGHBO(U)RHOODS - a roundtable conversation about a tale of two cities: Los Angeles & London.
When: January 25, 6pm
Where: Hanson LA Architecture - 724 South Spring Street, Suite 1002, Los Angeles, California 90014
Partner John Ruble, FAIA will participate in an AIA Shanghai panel discussion on Academic Campus & Building Design in China. This will be moderated by Cliff Pearson, the New Director of USC’s American Academy in China. The event will take place at the Haworth Showroom in Shanghai on September 21 at 6:30pm.
Partner John Ruble, FAIA will give a talk – “Community Organizers: Designing the Quantum of City Living” – at the Kansas City Public Library on September 14 at 6pm. He will focus on Moore Ruble Yudell's global engagement in cities and places through the master planning and design of multi-building urban settings, and highlight the firm’s work in cities and towns like Santa Monica, Berlin, Shanghai, and Grand Cayman, among others.
Listen to local KCUR radio interview with John Ruble.
Moore Ruble Yudell will be participating in two sessions at this year's AIA National Conference in Philadalphia.
On Friday, May 20, Michael Martin, AIA, Buzz Yudell, FAIA, and Anthony Wang, AIA will give a presentation on the recently completed Shanghai Tech University Master Plan and Campus titled Shanghai Tech University: Redefining World-Class Innovative Campus Planning in China.
On Thursday, May 19 James Mary O'Connor, FAIA, together with Ken Lee and Suzanne Jaggers from Perkins Eastman, will give a presentation on the Providence Saint John's Health Medical Campus titled "Converging Innovative Health Care Delivery and Green Urban Design.”
Principal Neal Matsuno and Senior Associate Adam Padua conduct a session at SCUP 2016's Pacific Regional Conference. Hillman Hall at the Brown School of Social Work and Public Health will serve as a case study in how to address the importance of integrating health and wellness into building and campus design.
Principal James Mary O'Connor, AIA presents at the German Museum of Architecture in Frankfurt, Germany. He will give a lecture entitled “Architecture that Connects to Sustainable Regional Development,” part of a series called “urban planning talks” which deals with the planning and design questions resulting from the urban development in the FrankfurtRheinMain region. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 7:00 PM and is organized by Professor Julian Weckel from the University of Technology in Darmstadt.
On September 26, 2015, principal James Mary O'Connor, AIA will give a talk titled “The Transformative Power of Education or Anything is Possible” at this year's TEDx Fulbright event in Santa Monica, CA.
For Los Angeles' Bike to Work Day, MRY hosted a pit stop in Santa Monica for participants. Participants from the office traveled a total of 174 miles, which saved 15 parking spaces, 8.7 gallons of gas, and 174 pounds of CO2!
Principal James Mary O'Connor, AIA will give a presentation entitled “Ocean Avenue South: An Innovative, Sustainable Urban Prototype for Mixed-Income Living” at the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The presentation will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 (7:00 AM-8:00 AM). James will co-present with Julie Eizenberg, AIA, Principal of Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc., and Phoebe H. Yee, AIA, Senior Vice President, Design, of Related California.
Principal James Mary O'Connor, AIA presents at Tsinghua University’s renowned School of Architecture in Beijing, China. He will give a lecture entitled “Authenticity and Place—Cities for People.” Tsinghua University has consistently been ranked alongside Peking University as the top institution of higher learning in China. The presentation will take place on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 3:30–5:00pm. James will be introduced by Assistant Dean, Head of the Office of International Affairs, Professor Wangyi.
Moore Ruble Yudell participated in the AIA LA symposium, Powerful: Celebrating Women in Architecture. Krista Becker, FAIA was a member on the panel discussion “Redefining the Arc of a Successful Career,” Carissa Shrock, AIA spoke on the panel “Are Women Led Project Teams More Effective?” moderated by Frances Anderton, and Katie Carley moderated the panel “Diversity: Why Does it Matter?”
In its first ever symposium dedicated to women, AIA Los Angeles brought women in architecture to the spotlight. Motivated by The American Institute of Architects’ effort to re-position itself as a more equitable organization (and inspired by AIA San Francisco’s annual conference The Missing 32 % Project), AIA|LA coordinated a design symposium that highlighted best practices in women leadership in design. The symposium served as a forum to hear from emerging professionals who are currently navigating the pathway towards a successful career. It featured inspirational and energetic presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession in architecture, art, social impact and innovation.
The symposium took place on February 27. 2015 at the Skylight Studios–Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City.
See video of conference here.
At the Society of College & University Planning's (SCUP) 2015 Pacific Regional Conference, Principal Mario Violich will be presenting a session on the Ormond Beach Master Plan entitled A New Campus Model for Education, Environment and Economic Planning.
Due to unprecedented environmental challenges of growth and global warming, the California coastline requires new models for development that balance environmental stewardship, education and commercial development. Through a unique partnership between the California State Coastal Conservancy and the University of California the Ormond Beach master plan vision links Oxnard to the coast by combining ecotourism and agricultural tourism that generates a greater economic return than the current agricultural and light industrial uses. The presentation will take place Monday, March 23, 2015, 3:45 PM–4:45 PM at Portland State University's Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236. More information is available here.
Principal James Mary O'Connor, AIA will give a presentation entitled “Authenticity and Place” at the University of Sheffield on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 and at London South Bank University on Monday, November 17th.
Partner John Ruble to speak at UCLA School of Architecture & Urban Design's Distinguished Alumni Lecture on Monday, November 17th at 6:30pm. The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design Distinguished Alumni Lecture series features renowned graduates whose innovation and accomplishments have significantly impacted the field of architecture and or urban design. Monday, November 17, 2014, UCLA Perloff Hall, Reception: 5:45pm, Lecture: 6:30pm. more info
Moore Ruble Yudell exhibits at the annual Society for College and University Planner's (SCUP) 49th Annual, International Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Our booth display included a model of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.