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AIA Santa Clara Valley

AIA, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (AIA/CES). Credit(s) earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members area available upon request. This program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

At the conclusion of the session, we ask that AIA members go to www.aia.org and CES education to complete a session evaluation regarding this education session. Thank you very much!

Terra Nova - Spring 2012


Learning Objectives
Participants will gain knowledge of how the practitioners body of work responds to the social, political, and cultural context.
Participants will be able to discuss how the physical context of the region influences the process and approach of the designer. Participants will gain understanding of the interrelationships between architecture and landscape architecture.

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to communicate how different points of view from architects and landscape architects informs designs.
Architecture/Landscape Architecture Lecture Series

eTHOS*
FOR A BETA WORLD GOOD BETA BEST
*The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as seen in its beliefs & aspirations. C H A R A C T E R

AN ARCHITECTS

ARCHITECTURE IS THE SHAPING OF SPACE WITH OBJECTS IN LIGHT TO CREATE PRACTICAL AND EMOTIVE PLACES

THE WORKING SPACE OF

LEHRERARCHITECTS LA
MICHAEL B. LEHRER, FAIA
LEHRERARCHITECTS LA LAWRLDESIGN LLP

WORKING SPACE

WORKING SPACE

THAT SPACE--THAT EXISTS BOTH IN THE MIND AND OUT --THAT IS INFORMED BY THE ARCHITECT'S BASIC FORMAL,VISUAL, AND ETHICAL PALETTE THE IN THE SYNTHETIC PROCESS OF ARCHITECTURE.

N.

MAKING/SHAPING SPACE WHERE ONE WORKS THE PLACES ONE MAKES THE PICTORIAL SPACE OF A PAINTING
V.

WORKING SPACE
N. N.

THE AIM OF ART IS TO CREATE SPACE SPACE THAT IS NOT COMPROMISED BY DECORATION OR ILLUSTRATION, SPACE IN WHICH THE SUBJECTS OF PAINTINGS CAN LIVE FRANK STELLA

LEHRERARCHITECTS LA

WHATS YOUR FIX? LEHRERARCHITECTS LA WHATS B. LEHRER, FAIA MICHAEL THE MATTER?
AND WHY DOES IT?

THE WORKING SPACE OF

LAWRLDESIGN LLP

WHAT IS YOUR MEASURE OF SUCCESS MICHAEL AND JOY? B. LEHRER, FAIA LEHRERARCHITECTS LA LAWRLDESIGN LLP HOW DO YOU IMAGINE TOMORROW?
SURVIVAL, MEANING, INTEGRITY, CHARACTER, JOY

WHATS YOUR FIX? LEHRERARCHITECTS LA

WHY DOWORKING SPACE OF DO? THE YOU DO WHAT YOU

WHATS YOUR FIX? LEHRERARCHITECTS LA


WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? MICHAEL B. LEHRER, FAIA
LEHRERARCHITECTS LA LAWRLDESIGN LLP

THE WORKING SPACE OF

WHAT IS YOUR MEASURE OF SUCCESS AND JOY? HOW DO YOU IMAGINE TOMORROW?
SURVIVAL, MEANING, INTEGRITY, CHARACTER, JOY

LEHRERARCHITECTS LA

WHATS YOUR FIX? LEHRERARCHITECTS LA WHATS B. LEHRER, FAIA MICHAEL THE MATTER?
AND WHY DOES IT?

THE WORKING SPACE OF

LAWRLDESIGN LLP

WHY DO ESSENCES MATTER? WHY DOES WHO YOU ARE MATTER?

COMMUNITY MATTERS TRUST MATTERS STORIES MATTER OPTIMISM MATTERS DESIRE MATTERS ASPIRATION MATTERS LEADERSHIP MATTERS VALUE(S) MATTER(S)

VALUE(S) MATTER(S)

SHARED (HI)STORIES SHARED VALUES MAKE CULTURE


MAKE CULTURES OF DESIRE

CULTURE MATTERS

THE BEAUTY OF VALUE(S) THE VALUE OF BEAUTY


MAKE CULTURES OF DESIRE

BEAUTY IS A RUDIMENT OF HUMAN DIGNITY

BEAUTY & LOVE


TRANSCENDANT QUALITIES THAT CAPTURE THE MINDS EYE AND SOUL, TRANSFORMING LIVES AND CULTURE
BEAUTY : PRETTY LOVE : LIKE
Mona Simpson on her brother, Steve Jobs: Novelty was not Steves HIGHEST VALUE, BEAUTY was. LOVE WAS HIS HIGHEST VIRTUE, HIS GODS OF GODS

THE BEAUTY OF PERFORMANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF BEAUTY THE BEAUTY OF SUSTAINABILITY THE SUSTAINABILITY OF BEAUTY THE LUXURY OF SUSTAINABILITY

LOVE
OF COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE OF THE LAND OF NATURE OF PLACE OF SPACE

OF MAKING
PLACES THAT AGGRESSIVELY MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY
OF LIGHT OF DELIGHT

Firmitas, Utilitas, et Venustas Firmness, Commodity and

DELIGHT
A MATTER OF GRAVITAS
VITRUVIAN PRACTICE

ANESTHETIC:TO DEADEN THE SENSES AESTHETIC: TO ENLIVEN THE SENSES

THE

SPIRITUAL AESTHETIC
AND THE

LIGHT, SPACE AND SPIRIT

ROOTS

MY HOOD

SON OF THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS. STICK AROUND COMMUNITY LIVE/WORK IN SAME HOOD I GREW UP IN. BORN IN EARLY DECEMBER, MY SIGN IS

HOLLYWOOD

LA with a peculiar mix of Los Angeles is a world-class city


BOOSTERISM EBULLIENCE HIGH/LOW CULTURE NONCHALANCE INSECURE AND UNSELFCONSCIOUS ABOUT ITS GREATNESS QUAINT AND EDGY UGLY AND BEAUTIFUL ALMOST UNSHOCKABLE EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE UNIVERSAL AND ANONYMOUS

PEOPLE

LEHRER FOREST

LARGE MULTI-GENRATIONAL FAMILY STAYING IN THE HOOD.

BORN AND BRED AMONG WRIGHT, NEUTRA, SHINDLER, SORIANO, AIN HOMES. BUILT FORTS WITH THE LOVELL HOUSE KIDS. DECIDED TO BE ARCHITECT IN 3RD GRADE

PLACE

PLACE
VIENNA

MY LA.

MY LA.

GRIFFITH PARK / HOLLYWOOD HILLS / LOS FELIZ / SILVERLAKE / ECHO PARK / DOWNTOWN.

MY LA.

OUR OWN TEMPIETTO ON THE MOUNT

STUFF ROOTS
SEDUCTIONS

ARCHITECTURE.LANDSCAPE.FAMILY.HOME EMERGING UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE GRAVITAS OF DELIGHT

STUFF ROOTS

SEDUCTIONS

LEARNNG
LAUSD BERKELEY HARVARD

LIFELONG

ROOTS

MENTORS
DEAD

ROOTS
& EPIPHANIES

SEDUCTION

LINE FROM LANDSCAPE TO BUILDING ; FROM OBJECT TO FRAME. THE GROUNDPLANE SUBLIME

L.A. ROMANZA

THE PRIMACY OF THE GROUND PLANE BUILDING & LANDSCAPE INSEPARABLE

THE ATTENUATED LINE FORESHORTENING

THE HUMAN FORM. THE HUMAN FIGURE

STUFF ROOTS IT IS US.


FORM AND CONTENT. TRAINING THE EYE AND SOUL. ALWAYS.

SEDUCTIONS

SIMPLE DUMB BILATERAL SYMMETRY

UNWEIGHT: CONTRAPOSTO INFINITE EXPRESSION, COMPLEXITY

IMMUTABLE DIMENSIONS

IMMUTABLE DIMENSIONS

MUSCULAR FIGURATION

PHYSIOGNOMY

HUMAN EXPERIENCE: MAKING AS REVELATION

DRAWING. KEEPING THE EYE AND SOUL TUNED

ROOTS

FIRST&ALWAYS PARTNER

ROOTS

FIRST&ALWAYS PARTNER

PROJECT(ING) FORWARD

MENTORS

ROOTS
& EPHIPHANIES

MENTORS

ROOTS

MENTORS
AS PARENT,TEACHER, PRACTITIONER: HONORING ROOTS BY

PROJECTING FORWARD:

ROOTS

SPATIAL AUDACITY AND CLARITY

SERIALITY

FLATNESS

FLATNESS

PARTERRE

MIMINALISM

THE ABSTRACT SUBLIME

MENTORS

ROOTS

SPATIAL RIGOR

BLINDING WHITE LIGHT PALPABLE JOY OF PLANIMETRIC AND SECTIONAL RIGOR

THE FIGURE/GROUND SUBLIME

FIGURATIVE VOIDS AND FIGURATIVE SOLIDS

THE FIGURE/GROUND SUBLIME: FIGURATIVE VOIDS AND FIGURATIVE SOLIDS

2.7 DIMENSIONS

CUBIST DRAWING 2D/3D/2D

CUBIST DRAWING 2D/3D/2D

FIRST BUILDING. 1980. IDEATION BEGINS

MENTORS

ROOTS

MENTORS

ITS PROBING INTO THE UNKNOWN THING. THAT IS WHAT CREATIVITY IS, AND THAT IS WHY IT IS SCARY, AND THAT IS WHY WE AVOID IT. THAT IS WHY YOU GO TO THE OFFICE AND CLEAN THE OFFICE FOR TWO HOURS BEFORE YOU START, BECAUSE IM SCARED SHITLESS IM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. I LIVE BY THAT, I KNOW THAT. EVERYDAY ITS LIKE THAT FOR ME. I DONT KNOW WHAT IM GOING TO DO.

ROOTS
Frank Gehry, Architectural Record, 1999

Loyola Law School

FEARLESS INVENTION WITHOUT PREJUDICE


Loyola Law School,
Los Angeles, 1981-84

UGLY PRECEDES BEAUTY. INVENT, FEARLESSLY

1ST 20 YEARS OF PRACTICE.


FELT NO NEED FOR PUBLIC PRESENCE. BUILDING PRACTICE, BUILDING FAMILY 1985 2005 LEHRER ARCHITECTS OFFICE

PRACTICE,TEACHING, PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY, COMMUNITY -LARGE. -AT

ENGAGEMENT PARTI!

LA
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

LA
ENGAGEMENT PARTI!

INSIGHT: ACT&LIVE LIKE DESIGN MATTERS. LIKE COMMUNITY MATTERS LIKE EXCELLENCE MATTERS. LIKE VALUE(S) MATTER.

ENGAGEMENT PARTI!

MANDATE DEVELOP THE ETHOS OF JOYFUL ENGAGEMENT, THE PAYOFF OF BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF ENGAGMENT.

LEHRERARCHITECTS LA
FOUNDED 1985

LINEAR GARDEN PROCESSION

ENTRANCE & BALCONY

CONCEPT SKETCH

ENTRANCE & BALCONY

SANCTUARY

MASTERPLAN CAMPUS

HOME FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF DEMOCRACY THAT SUSTAIN FOUNDING VALUES

HOME FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF DEMOCRACY THAT SUSTAIN FOUNDING VALUES

QUICK, POTENT, IMPACT, MESSY, CHEAP

QUICK, POTENT, IMPACT, MESSY, CHEAP

INFLUENCES

WATER + LIFE MUSEUMS, HEMET CALIFORNIA

WATER + LIFE MUSEUM, HEMET CALIFORNIA

WATER + LIFE MUSEUM, HEMET CALIFORNIA

LEHRERARCHITECTS LA
STUDIO 2005

STELLA, REFERRING TO CARAVAGGIO:

WORKING SPACE

HE MADE STUDIO INTO A PLACE OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY, A CATHEDRAL OF THE SELF

CREAT IV IT Y CULT URE

ENGAGEMENT PARTI!
COMMUNITY MATTERS: LEHRER ARCHITECTS LA STUDIO MY COMMUNITY. MIXING UP PUBLIC AND PRIVATE

COMMUNITY MATTERS: LEHRER ARCHITECTS LA STUDIO MY COMMUNITY. MIXING UP PUBLIC AND PRIVATE

COMMUNITY MATTERS: LEHRER ARCHITECTS LA STUDIO MY COMMUNITY. MIXING UP PUBLIC AND PRIVATE

STORIES MATTER

art(ist)-in-residence

ENGAGEMENT PARTI!
COMMUNITY MATTERS: LEHRER ARCHITECTS LA STUDIO MY COMMUNITY. MIXING UP PUBLIC AND PRIVATE

HOME FOR WORK THAT SUSTAINS THE RUDIMENTARY JOY OF PRODUCTION, OF MAKING Counting on nature to do the work

ARCHITECTURE IS THE SHAPING OF SPACE WITH OBJECTS IN LIGHT TO CREATE PRACTICAL AND EMOTIVE PLACES

This concludes The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Program

Stanford University

Contact: Virginia Wilson 725-7508