The California/Swiss Connection

Jake Lazere and David Manzano, designers from FF&P’s Los Angeles office, just returned from a trip to Germany and Switzerland with the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra. Funny enough – Vitra’s foray into the furniture business began with another California/Swiss connection when the Fehlbaum family began manufacturing the furniture designs of Los Angeles designers, Ray and Charles Eames, in the 1950s for a European market.

POWERFUL

“Be tenacious yet humble; be realistic but passionate; have opinions, but listen; be measured yet driven.”

-Jennifer Luce, FAIA

Principal, LUCE et Studio

Creating More than Silver

The Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences originally set a goal to achieve LEED Silver for its science facility and kiva-hut inspired student pavilion, but 2018 brought an even more valuable revelation. The building achieved LEED Gold, along with the rest of the campus - a big step above what was thought possible for this urban campus in an arid environment.

Progress

FF&P is enthusiastic and hopeful to see organizations like the Southern California Chapter of The National Organization of Minority Architects seek progress towards education and careers for minority architects who have been underrepresented.

Summer Road Tripping

If you’re looking for some inspiration or have no clue on how to even begin planning a summer road trip, Marisa will be able to embolden you to create your own journey.

Mariam Mojdehi - Living Future 18

This session will focus on a case study of the challenges and opportunities presented by a municipal Living Building Challenge project. The City of Santa Monica will introduce the project and its unique design features, as well discuss the impact that the public review process plays in creating a more transparent approach to the design and construction process.