Last week, Rocky, Chris K., Bridget, and Michelle represented Rockefeller Partners at the Architects Panel and Showcase hosted by CCA. We had a prime location by the front door, and our projects were displayed for everyonel to see. Rocky was also asked to sit on the panel to discuss the "renaissance" of downtown Los Angeles and the importance of urban renewal work in the city.
Yesterday, Rockefeller had its first meeting with local high school students as the ACE mentoring program takes off for the semester. Michelle, Rocky, and Ethan joined representatives from Del Amo Construction and John Labib & Associates to speak about Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. The students prepared structures that tried to meet each of the judge's criteria: aesthetics, structural stability, and conservative use of materials.
The overall winner which survived the shake test, was organized by color, and used fewer blocks than two of the others.
Del Amo Construction's choice was the most conservative with its materials, though it didn't fare well in the shake test.
The best architecture award chosen by us at Rockefeller went to the Eiffel Tower replica that stood high above the rest, though it didn't do so well against the shake test.
The structural award was given by John Labib's office for a sturdy construction that also celebrated some beautiful structure (see the bricks painted on the Lego on the side).
We are happy to be partnering with Del Amo Construction and John Labib & Associates through the next 10 weeks as we organize field trips, plan events, and get local students excited about Architecture, Construction, and Engineering.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see the house last Saturday on the 2015 L.A. Beach Cities Modern Home Tour. We really enjoyed showing off the house, and we hope everyone enjoyed seeing it in person! Thanks to the homeowners for opening their home for the tour and to everyone who helped make the event possible.
One of our homes is being featured in the upcoming 2015 L.A. Beach Cities Modern Home Tour. 33rd Street Residence is listed among an impressive group of homes this year, and we are excited to be sharing the home with you this weekend (Saturday Sept. 12th from 11am to 5pm). Check out the link here for more information and to order tickets.
We hope to see you there!