Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.

California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA hopes to change that. Also, computer engineer William English made the mouse a reality.

How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architecture

California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA hopes to change that. Also, computer engineer William English made the mouse a reality.

This week: Learn what planners are doing to alleviate loneliness; display historic paintings on your home screens; visit Petersen Automotive Museum's online Car Week; hear from Anthony…

5 design things to : Aug 10 - 16

This week: Learn what planners are doing to alleviate loneliness; display historic paintings on your home screens; visit Petersen Automotive Museum's online Car Week; hear from Anthony…

This week: Consider the definition of space at A+R Museum online; see an artist-a-week projected street-side at Helms Design Center; see how 20 local artists and designers interpret…

5 design things to do: Aug 3 - 9

This week: Consider the definition of space at A+R Museum online; see an artist-a-week projected street-side at Helms Design Center; see how 20 local artists and designers interpret…

The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown.

City of Santa Monica lets restaurants serve in parking lanes, taking on the primacy of the automobile

The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown.

This week: commit to diversifying architecture; hear from Imaginary Forces designer Karin Fong; snap up Disney memorabilia, learn about the making of afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city;…

5 design things to do July 27 - Aug 2

This week: commit to diversifying architecture; hear from Imaginary Forces designer Karin Fong; snap up Disney memorabilia, learn about the making of afroLAtinidad: mi casa, my city;…

This week: Learn about the work of Danish designer Øivind Slaatto; celebrate 50 years of 1970s architecture; enter a contest to design a better face mask - with $1 Million in prize…

5 design things to do July 20 - 26

This week: Learn about the work of Danish designer Øivind Slaatto; celebrate 50 years of 1970s architecture; enter a contest to design a better face mask - with $1 Million in prize…

XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear.

XPRIZE’s $1 million face mask contest, and the link between urban design and immunity

XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear.

This week: Talk about mobility in the age of staying in place; celebrate the life of FoLAR founder Lewis MacAdams; take a hike in LA County; couch surf design shows; learn about…

5 design things to do July 13 - 19

This week: Talk about mobility in the age of staying in place; celebrate the life of FoLAR founder Lewis MacAdams; take a hike in LA County; couch surf design shows; learn about…

This week: Drive-ins are back for the summer, but restaurant dining has taken over parking lanes in Santa Monica; catch a podcast about objects in a museum and their hidden stories;…

5 design things to do July 6 - 12

This week: Drive-ins are back for the summer, but restaurant dining has taken over parking lanes in Santa Monica; catch a podcast about objects in a museum and their hidden stories;…

This week: Watch Milton Glaser explain design; experience the Souls of a Million Light Years; see Heidi Duckler dancers in   augmented reality; return to The Huntington Gardens and…

5 design things to do June 29 - July 5

This week: Watch Milton Glaser explain design; experience the Souls of a Million Light Years; see Heidi Duckler dancers in   augmented reality; return to The Huntington Gardens and…

Statues of slave traders and Confederate leaders are being toppled or defaced during protests following the killing of George Floyd.

For an art conservator, it's hard to say goodbye to Confederate statues

Statues of slave traders and Confederate leaders are being toppled or defaced during protests following the killing of George Floyd.

This week: Catch an in-person glimpse of the new Tesla Cybertruck at Petersen Automotive Museum; explore ways to achieve equality and diversity in design and architecture; vote for…

5 design things to do June 22 - 28

This week: Catch an in-person glimpse of the new Tesla Cybertruck at Petersen Automotive Museum; explore ways to achieve equality and diversity in design and architecture; vote for…

Redlining, restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and building freeways through  communities of color are all ways Los Angeles was shaped by structural racism.

How structural racism shaped LA, and what developers can do about it

Redlining, restrictive covenants, urban renewal, and building freeways through  communities of color are all ways Los Angeles was shaped by structural racism.

This week: Take a free sneaker design class from veteran footwear designer Roosevelt Brown; attend San Francisco Design Week, online; channel Jay Leno in road trips around Los Angeles…

5 design things to do June 15 - 21

This week: Take a free sneaker design class from veteran footwear designer Roosevelt Brown; attend San Francisco Design Week, online; channel Jay Leno in road trips around Los Angeles…

This week: Celebrate women artists of color with the Norton Collection; embrace the Soul of A Nation; re-create famous artworks, with found materials at home; consider the way forward…

5 design things to do June 8 - 14

This week: Celebrate women artists of color with the Norton Collection; embrace the Soul of A Nation; re-create famous artworks, with found materials at home; consider the way forward…

This week: Help design pedestrian amenities surrounding the new Purple Line coming to Beverly Hills; honor FoLAR founder Lewis MacAdams by submitting public art ideas; explore…

5 design things to do June 1 - 7

This week: Help design pedestrian amenities surrounding the new Purple Line coming to Beverly Hills; honor FoLAR founder Lewis MacAdams by submitting public art ideas; explore…

This week: Learn how to save the planet through designing with nature, not against it; hear what leaders in urban planning are thinking about public spaces for the future; enter the…

5 design things to do May 25 - 31

This week: Learn how to save the planet through designing with nature, not against it; hear what leaders in urban planning are thinking about public spaces for the future; enter the…

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

Google and Twitter tell staff to keep working from home. What will happen to creative offices?

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

This week: Hear how California cities are leading the charge for clean building; watch a documentary about the iconoclastic architect Bruce Goff; see cool projects by graduating…

5 design things to do May 18 - 24

This week: Hear how California cities are leading the charge for clean building; watch a documentary about the iconoclastic architect Bruce Goff; see cool projects by graduating…

This week: Celebrate Otis College of Art and Design, class of 2020; revisit Rodeo Drive, 1984; binge TED Talks on architecture and design; Zoom talk and dance at a digital disco with…

5 design things to do week of May 11-17

This week: Celebrate Otis College of Art and Design, class of 2020; revisit Rodeo Drive, 1984; binge TED Talks on architecture and design; Zoom talk and dance at a digital disco with…