LA DCP's Bryan Eck and Tal Harari present Rezoning Skid Row
Mar
18
3:00 pm15:00

LA DCP's Bryan Eck and Tal Harari present Rezoning Skid Row

  • Skid Row History Museum & Archive

Los Angeles Department of City Planning's Bryan Eck and Tal Harari present the City's vision document and plans-in-progress for rezoning downtown with an emphasis on Skid Row. A special opportunity to learn more about what the City has planned so far and give input to the process.

Rosten Woo - What is Zoning? (Workshop)
Mar
11
3:00 pm15:00

Rosten Woo - What is Zoning? (Workshop)

  • Skid Row History Museum & Archive

Who does it serve and why should you care? This hands-on workshop will use games and activities that Rosten Woo has developed with The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and Dr. Pop to teach zoning fundamentals and explore the technical and ethical questions behind the laws of the land.

In and Out of Pictures
Feb
17
5:00 pm17:00

In and Out of Pictures

  • Perloff Hall, Decafé (UCLA)

The purpose of the symposium is two-fold: first, to propose a sustained parallel between the contemporary architectural moment and early 19th-century landscape design; and second, to sharpen the distinctions between varieties of practice that would include picture-making as a significant component of architectural labor.

Reading Group on the Picturesque
Nov
19
4:00 pm16:00

Reading Group on the Picturesque

  • Materials & Applications

The Reading Group features a seminar-style discussion on the topic of the Picturesque, hosted by M&A, Los Angeles Design Group, and invited participants.

An Oyster Retreat (Fall Benefit Event)
Nov
13
4:00 pm16:00

An Oyster Retreat (Fall Benefit Event)

  • The Oyster Gourmet

Join M&A and Los Angeles Design Group for Sunday treats at the Oyster Gourmet, where M&A Directors and the architect team will share their favorite moments of the design and exhibition.

THE FINALE
Jul
31
2:00 pm14:00

THE FINALE

  • 1601 Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States

Due to a ridiculous bout of vandalism Friday night, we regret to announce that TURF: A Mini-Golf Project is closing two days early (July 30) and our finale event is postponed.

HEAR LA at TURF
Jul
23
7:00 pm19:00

HEAR LA at TURF

  • TURF: A Mini-Golf Project

Play a round of putt-putt then take an auditory tour of TURF: A Mini-Golf Project with artist George Jensen for “HEAR L.A.: An Audio Document of Los Angeles”.

TURF DIRECTOR'S WALKTHROUGH
Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

TURF DIRECTOR'S WALKTHROUGH

  • 1601 Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90026 United States

We’ve teamed up with De-Lab for a special night of cocktails and (mini golf) clubbing. Join us on July 7th at 6pm for a Director’s Walkthrough with Jia Gu and Courtney Coffman.

TURF TOURNAMENT Summer Benefit Event
Jun
26
2:00 pm14:00

TURF TOURNAMENT Summer Benefit Event

  • TURF: A Mini-Golf Project

You love pop up pocket-parks and neighborhood putt-putt. You rock at mini-golf, love the smell of astroturf, and crave the sweet taste of victory. Most importantly, you care about experimental architecture in Los Angeles and want to support M&A's unique public programming. 

TURF Launch Party
Jun
18
6:00 pm18:00

TURF Launch Party

  • TURF: A Mini-Golf Project

Free rounds of mini-golf, cash bar and the public unveiling of nine miniature projects by our architecture teams!

PUTT PUTTING THE NEIGHBORHOOD Family Workshop
Mar
15
Apr 12

PUTT PUTTING THE NEIGHBORHOOD Family Workshop

  • los angeles

The TURF models will travel to four local Los Angeles libraries for exhibition from March 15-April 12, 2016. Each participating library will host one workshop for all ages to explore TURF-related themes. 

TURF SPRING PREVIEW
Mar
13
Apr 15

TURF SPRING PREVIEW

  • Neutra VDL House

M&A announces the Spring Preview of TURF: A Mini-Golf Project. The Spring Preview features nine models by the winning architectural obstacles selected for installation in a public and playable mini-golf course set to open in Summer 2016. 

TALK | Big City Forum After Hours
Jul
31
8:00 pm20:00

TALK | Big City Forum After Hours

M&A and Big City Forum presents “After Hours” a series of monthly gatherings that merge the art, design, and architecture communities of Los Angeles. After Hours invites exceptional individuals to engage in intimate conversations with a select audience. 

OPEN CALL | TURF: A Mini Golf Project
Jul
19
Sep 7

OPEN CALL | TURF: A Mini Golf Project

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TURF: A Mini-Golf Project asks architects, designers and artists to design a single architectural obstacle that investigates a contemporary Los Angeles conditionincluding topics such as drought and lawns, parking and traffic, nature and neighborhoods, housing typologies and identityin the form of the miniature and the absurd. Both pleasure and obstacle are par for the course.

TOUR | Long Beach Architectural Bike Tour
Apr
12
11:00 am11:00

TOUR | Long Beach Architectural Bike Tour

Currently on display at the University Art Museum is a retrospective of M&As body of work from 2002 – 2013, which, in an of itself, represents a nexus of some of the most progressive thinkers and makers in the fields of architecture and fine arts design in Los Angeles and beyond. To explore those who’ve helped shape our local landscape with structure, spaces, ideas and objects, we’ll be taking a tour of some of Long Beach’s historically most prominent modern architectural work.

TALK | Tactical Urban Intervention
Apr
10
6:00 pm18:00

TALK | Tactical Urban Intervention

  • University Art Museum at CalState Long Beach

UA has begun to partner with other groups in Los Angeles county who are responding to multiple civic needs by developing community-engaged projects that interpret local environmental infrastructure improvements and include area residents in hands-on experiences that promote deeper understanding in and ownership of their immediate environment.

WORKSHOP |  Welding La Cage
Mar
14
Apr 1

WORKSHOP | Welding La Cage

The public is invited to join the architect Warren Techentin and team as the final coats of paint are put on the “big birdcage” at Ramirez Ironworks in South LA and it is then delivered and reassembled at M&A. 

OPENING | Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful:
Jan
25
6:00 pm18:00

OPENING | Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful:

  • 1250 N Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA, 90840 United States

Materials & Applications: Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful: projects, 2002-2013; opens at theUniversity Art Museum at CSULB on January 25th! Installations, models, prototypes, rare images and much more will cover the past, present, and future of M&A with new work from M&A’s blight-busting team, Urban Applications, workshops, and a symposium to unfold over the coming months of the exhibition.

WORKSHOP |  Wildflowering L.A.
Nov
27
10:00 pm22:00

WORKSHOP | Wildflowering L.A.

As part of Wildflowering L.A., a native wildflower seed planting initiative conceived of by artist Fritz Haeg, the USPS Eagle Rock Station is one of fifty sites throughout L.A. County that will become home to a diverse, seasonal landscape full of blooms and bugs.

TOUR: Los Angeles Studio Tours
Jun
18
Jul 9

TOUR: Los Angeles Studio Tours

Tickets are available at the bottom of this page for the Materials & Applications’ 2011 Summer Studio Tours, our fundraiser to support M&A programming! 

WORKSHOP | Summer 2011
Jun
12
10:30 am10:30

WORKSHOP | Summer 2011

This summer instead of a lecture series we decided that the community could benefit more from a public workshop series, so far nearly every weekend this year we have produced some kind of fabrication, design, or experimentation event.