Celebrating over 25 years of educational and advocacy work, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design will honor architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of Michael Maltzan Architecture at their annual ForumFest. The LA Forum is a discussion platform for local architecture and urbanism, where design professionals and the general public alike can reflect on the nature and impact of architecture in Los Angeles.
Michael Maltzan was a natural choice for this year's ForumFest honoree -- established in Los Angeles since 1995, his firm embraces the diverse, sometimes contradictory Los Angeles landscape, while retaining a recognizable personality and form specific to his practice. He has also contributed to the architectural discourse on Los Angeles through multiple essays and critical pieces. Maltzan is perhaps most well-known in Los Angeles for his work with the Skid Row Housing Trust, as well as his many architectural and urban planning projects at the intersection of education and art.
ForumFest will take place at Maltzan's Inner-City Arts in downtown Los Angeles, on Saturday, November 9. The party and fundraiser is open to all, and will feature a live DJ, a silent auction of drawings by local architects (including Maltzan), and installations by members of LA Forum's 2013 Out There Doing It series. Individual tickets are available here, and include the price of a year-long membership to LA Forum.
Check out some of Maltzan's projects photographed by Iwan Baan.
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