Happy PARK(ing) Day, San Diego!

The day has arrived for city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good!! Our friends from Sezio and Holiday Matinee may be found hanging out on a stretch of NewGrass on India Street in the vicinity of Burger Lounge (listening to some music, no less), and our friends from Agitprop Gallery will be grillin' up some eats at the Corner of Fairmount Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights.

We encourage you to get out there and take part in the creative adaptation of pavement and painted lines!!

September 11

WTC Memorial
Nothing is worth more than this day.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Art and the City

There are so many exciting events around town this weekend as part of Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair! We're excited about all of them, and will be making the rounds tomorrow night including stops at Orchid nominee The Periscope Project and Set & Drift's show Current at The Bakery in beautiful Barrio Logan. This is a perfect weekend to get out there and drink in some innovation and art!!


Arts Month San Diego Starts September 1

SD Arts MonthArts Month San Diego is a collaboration between dozens of local visual and performance art organizations, arts and civic leaders, artists, philanthropists, and committed public and private partners.
Leaders from numerous arts organizations in San Diego joined together to launch of Arts Month San Diego / September 2010. Arts Month San Diego will unite a broad array of the city's arts and performance entities under one marketing umbrella. A diverse cross-section of arts and culture programs will be showcased throughout the month with participating galleries, artist-run initiatives, public art museums, performing arts events, and festivals. The month’s events will be kicked-off at the Opening Night of ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair on Thursday, Sept. 2nd, 2010.

There's so much going on that it may be hard to comprehend, so we suggest you click here for a comprehensive event listing - and make it a point to check out as much of it as you're able, for as Lauren Buscemi writes in the above linked Contemporary Art Fair program, "SAN DIEGO: The city’s wide-ranging art scene is finally making waves … and hitting critical mass." We agree, and couldn't be more pleased.

Dave Brown Day


He inspires awesomeness, always.
Holiday Matinee keeps us informed
and makes us happy.
He is the host with the most.
He possesses incredible, infectious energy.
He Swears to Good We Are God At This.
He has the coolest shoes.
"Love your work, work your love." He coined it.
He is open to whatever comes next.

And because he tirelessly donated his time and energy to both Team D3, and emceeing PechaKucha Nights, the San Diego Architectural Foundation supports celebrating and declaring this August 24, 2010 Dave Brown Day.

Celebrate Dave Brown and his Day at Starlite tonight.

Happy Day, Dave Brown.
Big love, many thanks, and a fond adieu to you!

Leslee Schaffer with Dave Brown, David McCullough and Dave White (a.k.a. D3)

NewSchool Gets Its Genik

 Chris Genik (Daly Genik photo)



Newschool of Architecture & Design welcomes new Dean Chris Genik on October 4. Taking over for Gil Cooke, Genik is principal of the Santa Monica-based Daly Genik Architects.
This passing of the torch promises the start of an exciting new era for NewSchool, as Genik’s vision involves infusing its curriculum with “innovative and experimental practice.”

“Schools today are confronted by a profession that is in flux.” Genik stated in an interview with The Architect’s Newspaper; something that’s been on the minds and lips of many architectural educators of late. His first course of action to offset the instability? Encourage innovation.

We like him already.

Who With What

We've just stumbled across a handy little research site that tells you what products were used with which building and by whom.
WhoWithWhat.com makes it easy for Architects, students and other interested parties to learn about contemporary architecture, who's doing it well, and what products are being used to create those special structures.
Another reason to visit?  It’s free for Architects to publish projects on WhoWithWhat.com. If you are part of a firm or product sales company, and are interested in publicizing your latest projects or products (and let's face it - who isn't these days?), send a note to team@whowithwhat.com - you may just get some on-the-house hype!


Vanity Fair’s World Architecture Survey: the Complete Results

Gehry's Guggenheim
MAXXI Museum, Rome (Zaha Hadid)

Vanity Fair Magazine asked the world’s leading architects, critics, and deans of architecture schools two questions: what are the five most important buildings, bridges, or monuments constructed since 1980, and what is the greatest work of architecture thus far in the 21st century. Here are the answers from 52 respondents, who are listed alphabetically.

Click here for a Vanity Fair slideshow of Architecture's Modern Marvels.

Segal Scores!

The QOur next featured guest for "Inside the Design Studio"was featured in the  Union-Tribune this morning. Roger Showley's piece, "Segal scores with big shift", provides a profile in adaptation and the serendipity of Jonathan Segal, FAIA and his latest completed project, "The Q".

AIASD Announces 2010 Design Awards

It was a big weekend for celebration in San Diego - from NewSchool (see previous post) to the Neurosciences Institute for AIA San Diego's 2010 Design Awards Ceremony.MXD830

Hearty congratulations to SDAF member Mike Burnett for being named AIASD's Young Architect of the Year. In addition, FoundationForForm Architecture & Planning, Burnett's firm with partner Craig Abenilla, received one of the evening's three Divine Detail awards for MXD830, also a 2009 Orchid (for Architecture) and Community Vision Award winner.    
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