We are a collaborative group with the intent of re-inventing Los Angeles
through creative communications and interactive education.
Council on Foundations
Annual Conference April 29 - May 1, 2012.
Hotel JW Marriott L.A. Live 900 West Olympic Blvd Los Angeles
The Council on Foundations conference experience supplements critical thinking and collaboration with a celebration of the Arts. Look forward to inspiring performances, hands-on workshops, and installations by local artists.
Urban Land Institute
Fall Meeting & Expo October 25 - October 28, 2011.
Staples Center, Los Angeles
The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use, will kick off a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary at the institute's annual Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo.
Moving Beyond Cars Party
Thursday, August 11, 2011, 7-10PM $10 / $5(Students)
A+D Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles
We're teaming up with GOOD, deLab, LACBC, Dublab, Green Aid, Architects Newspaper, Tommy B, New Belgium Brewery, & the A+D Museum, for an event that shows how L.A. can move beyond cars. We're challenging everyone who attends to use alternative transit.
Opening Night
Thursday, August 4, 2011, 6-9PM, $10 / $5(Students)
A+D Museum, 6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles
Join A+D Museum & Rethink LA to celebrate & peek into LA's future on Opening Night. Enjoy an open bar, guest food truck, & a live DJ set with the brightest civic minds & creative thinkers of LA in attendance.
GOOD LA Launch Event
April 8 - 10, 2012.
Atwater Crossing (ATX), 3229 Casitas Avenue Los Angeles
Join us at the GOOD LA Launch Weekend for urban adventures, DIY workshops, hack-a-thons, civic engagements, artist interventions, resource sharing, literary readings, film screenings, book club meetings, neighborhood walks, and locally-made goods.
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August 4 - September 4, 2011

A+D Museum, Los Angeles
Primary Collaborators
Erik Alden
Founding Steering Committee
Exhibition Design
Project Leader, Lehrer Architects
The diversity of people and ideas. It's still developing, and has potential to continue driving development and building typologies as well as planning strategies and larger organizational concepts. It is also beginning to deal with problems similar to those of older cities with outdated transportation, communication, and utility infrastructures. As a result, LA continues to be a ripe testing ground for fresh solutions to many of the world's problems.
Paul Chavez
Sound Design
Exhibition Design Committee
Director of Systems Applications, Harman
It is amazing to live in a place that is still inventing itself and developing an identity.
Jae Won Cho
Founding Steering Committee
Exhibition Design (co-chair)
Furniture Designer, J1 Studios
Ashley Zarella Hand
Founding Steering Committee
Associate, AECOM
Gunnar Hand
Founding Steering Committee
Research Committee, Sponsorships Committee
President, Mockstudio LLC
What makes LA beautiful is the chaos. As a city and regional planner by education and profession, the infamously unplanned Los Angeles metropolis is in fact over planned. Yet with all of the colliding cultures, peoples, infrastructure and jurisdictions, real places are born less from government input but as socially engineered community byproducts. LA is beautiful for what it could be...
Simon Hartigan
Founding Steering Committee
Web Development Committee (co-chair)
Web Development/Design
LA has amazing potential that I wish to dedicate a large part of my life to help fulfill. Weather alone can help make LA a world leader in cycling, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure.
Alan Huynh
Communications Committee
Transportation Planner
Jonathan Louie
Rethink LA Exhibition Co-Director
Graduate Student, UCLA
In LA you can find bits, pieces, and reminders of cities from around the world.
Kellie Konapelsky
Rethink LA Exhibition Co-Director, Exhibition Design Committee
Graphic Designer
Marc Rabinowitz
Founding Steering Committee
Web Development Committee (co-chair), Multimedia Committee
Designer, New York City Ballet
Maya Santos
Founding Steering Committee
Multimedia Committee
Director, Form Follows Function Media
It's the closest I can feel like I'm in another country in a time warp across the span of a few miles. There's always a place to feel something new.
Albert Sawano
Founding Steering Committee
Communications Committee (Chair), Sponsorship Committee
Director of Architecture, Harley Ellis Devereaux
To borrow from Gertrude Stein, LA has become where the "there" is. It's both the terminus of westward expansion and a place where contemporary culture is being defined and redefined every day.
Orly Shuber
Founding Steering Committee
Multimedia Committee
Filmmaker, USC MFA graduate
Its film history discovered through the city's architecture.
San Tong
Communications Committee
Social Media Relationship Manager, RPA
Jared White
Exhibition Design Committee
Karate Superstar
Eric Garcetti, 13th District, City Council President
Frances Anderton, KCRW Design and Architecture, Host
Richard Bruckner, Planning Director, LA County Dept of Land Use
Kai Ma, Writer
Alissa Walker, A writer, a gelato-eater, & a walker in LA
Sam Lubell, West Coast Editor, Architects Newspaper
Fritz Haeg, Artist
Warren Karlenzig, Presidant, Common Current
Jenna Gulagar, CRA/LA, Chief Strategic Officer
James Rojas, Place It
Students of CalArts, Citylife
Joshua Stein & Jeremy Mende
Lehrer Architects
Xten Architects
Shift Architecture
Taalman Koch Architects
MOCK STUDIOS and Ashley Zarella Hand
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Colleen Corcoran
Soo Kim
Tanya Rubbak
Guthrie Longeran
Willem Henri Lucas
Riah Buchanan
Joe Potts
Davey Whitcraft
Ray Cho
Felipe Dupouy
Jason Koxvold
Michelle Marsh
Jaime Vazquez
Jennie Warren
Noah Webb
What is 50 years?
Los Angeles is the personification of our suburban nation, and this archetype is both celebrated and condemned for how it has shaped our society. It is now 55 years after the Federal Highway Act changed our national landscape, and 50 years after the dismantling of Pacific Electric Railway changed our metropolis. Once deemed the city of the future, LA is on the precipice of a new epoch. A sea change in demographics, cultural allegiances, and lifestyles are beginning to shift our collective decisions in terms of the way we will live, work, play and travel. Like our predecessors, what grand decisions can we make right now to construct our shared future?

Rethink LA presents a series of visions based on both the stark environmental realities of the present and the optimistic possibilities for the future. This exhibit explores the effects on our city by framing the questions:
  • What does our future look like?
  • Where are we going and how will we get there?
  • Will we choose the status quo or seek a better more sustainable LA?
Perspectives on a Future City fast-forwards 50 years to illustrate a new American dream.
Established in response to the need for space that would be devoted expressly to the exhibition of progressive architecture and design in Los Angeles, A+D Museum opened its doors in January 2001 in the Bradbury Building, one of downtown Los Angeles' premiere landmark buildings. Now located on Los Angeles' Museum Row, A+D continues to be the only museum in Los Angeles where continous exhibits of architecture and design are on view. Through exhibits, symposia, multi-disciplinary projects, educational and community programming, A+D serves as a showcase for the work of important regional, national and international designers, providing a forum for contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design that are helping to shape the city.

A+D Museum is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and is a member of the American Assication of Museums and the International Confederation of Architecture Museums and is recognized by design industry assocations such as the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Graphic Artists and the American Architectural Foundation.

The Mission of A+D museum is to celebrate and promote an awareness of progressive Architecture and Design in everyday life through exhibits, educational programs and public outreach.

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