Alice Kimm will be participating in UC Berkeley’s Spring 2019 Lecture Series, created in partnership with AIA East Bay.
The lecture will take place February 13th at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. It will begin at 7:30PM in 112 Wurster Hall and is open to the public.
California State University Long Beach awarded a new 7,000 SF alumni center to John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects. The structure will be designed to meet LEED Silver and Net-Zero Energy standards, and project process is expected to start in January 2019.
The lecture will begin at 7:00 pm in the Forum, Academic Wing, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045.
The lecture and parking are free and open to the public.
A trio of small multifamily residential buildings in West Hollywood is set to make way for a condo development of a four-story building that would feature 22 condominiums above 48 parking spaces on two basement levels.
JFAK Architects is designing the proposed low-rise development, wrapping around an interior courtyard.
The Spaulding Condos call for a mix of one- and two-bedroom floor plans, with a total of four units to be set aside as affordable housing at the very-low-, low-, and moderate income levels.
ULI Los Angeles - in coordination with the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti - recently tapped a trio of architecture firms to create conceptual designs for emergency shelter facility's under the "A Bridge Home" program, which is intended to help homeless Angelenos transition into long-term housing.
The three architecture firms - DLR Group, Studio One Eleven, and JFAK Architects - worked with three landscape architecture firms - EPT Design, RELM Studio, and SWA Group - on three different site challenges: a 50-bed site, a 100-bed site, and a 150-bed site.
According to a press release, ULI Los Angeles is currently working with CBRE and Gensler to identify suitable sites in each of the 15 Los Angeles City Council Districts that are owned by government agencies to facilitate the development of these temporary shelter facilities.
Read more at urbanize.LA
LA Times: Architects were asked to design appealing homeless shelters on a $1-million budget. Here's what they came up with
The designs — depicting shelters of 50, 100 and 150 beds — produced by a group of architects working pro bono in support of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s $20-million initiative to build shelters in all 15 of Los Angeles’ City Council districts.
The goal is to come up with standard designs that could be placed on a lot anywhere in the city, and are pleasing enough to help the shelter plan overcome its two biggest obstacles: First is the reputed aversion homeless people have for the dreary conditions in shelters. Then there’s the almost inevitable community opposition that shelter proposals encounter.
The architects were recruited by the nonprofit Urban Land Institute. Working independently, all three teams came up with similar ideas for easing the isolation and regimentation of traditional shelters, where cots are lined end to end in a large building with limited access to the street.
Design for Dignity is an annual conference organized by the Los Angeles branch of AIA. Currently in its third year, the conference will serve as a forum to discuss best practices and strategies for addressing the regional homelessness crisis. During the day-long event, architects, designers, urban planners, civic leaders and community activists will all convene to share their insights.
Alice and John have both been asked to speak at the upcoming Design for Dignity AIA | LA conference. John will talk about the urgent and temporary design strategies for shelter and amenities, while Alice will lead a panel entitled “On Accelerating Innovative Design & Development of Permanent Supportive Housing & Services.” During the panel, she will discuss with other architects and designers to seek answers to pressing questions for alleviating poverty and preventing homelessness. Overall, they will both contribute to the ongoing conversation surrounding the design and creation of temporary and permanent homeless shelters in Los Angeles.
To register for the upcoming Design for Dignity conference, click here.
JFAK is proud to have been selected as the architecture team for the maintenance facility project at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant. This project involves the construction of a new 3-story maintenance building, which will be approximately 37,000 SF, and a new 1-story warehouse building, which will be approximately 11,000 SF. Estimated at 28 million dollars, the project program unites office spaces, wood and electrical shops, locker rooms, break rooms, meeting rooms, warehouses, and more. The maintenance facility will remain operational throughout the duration of the project while the team designs a new space to replace it. JFAK is excited to begin design, and looks forward to working closely with the City Project Manager to create a new maintenance facility by 2023.
For more information on a similar past project, see JFAK’s adaptive reuse design for the La Kretz Innovation Campus.
On May 9th, John Friedman and Lolade Frankel were invited to participate in a “Shelter Challenge” for the Urban Land Institute in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Mayor's office.
The challenge combined various Los Angeles design teams with the main purpose of collectively brainstorming solutions for homeless shelters. During the meeting, architects worked in groups to outline various designs of impermanent structures that could help to alleviate the issue of a lack of temporary homeless shelters in Los Angeles. JFAK worked alongside esteemed colleagues from firms such as EPT DESIGN, SWA Architects, Studio One Eleven, DLR Group, and RELM. John and Lolade experimented with the idea of a tent, recontextualizing it as a group living area and shared space rather than a single person dwelling. After the event, JFAK followed through by creating an illustrative site plan in collaboration with landscape architecture studio RELM as well as renderings that were presented to the Mayor’s office.
About the Urban Land Institute: The Urban Land Institute is a nationwide non-profit that aims to tackle urban design challenges. They have studied homelessness and land use in Los Angeles for years, and their team has suggested design solutions for addressing land use issues at the heart of the current homelessness problem. After drafting ideas and proposals, ULI often presents their findings to city planning and design offices: in this way, they are able to affect concrete change and solve urban design issues. Read more on ULI Advisory Board study on homelessness in Los Angeles.
ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER | "Meet the incubators and accelerators producing the new guard of design and architecture start-ups. This is part of a series profiling incubators and accelerators from our April 2018 Technology issue.
At the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), participating members get a lot of bang for their buck. Originally started in 2011, the outfit moved in 2016 into a 60,000-square-foot complex, known as the La Kretz Innovation Campus and owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The campus is one of the inaugural public amenities of a new Cleantech Corridor planned by the City of Los Angeles for a vast area stretching from the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, in East L.A., to the Arts District, downtown."
Our photographer - and we are proud to say, friend - of over twenty years, Benny Chan, will receive this year's 2018 Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award. The Julius Shulman Institute presents the prestigious award to an early or mid-career artist whose work embodies the legacy of architectural photographer Julius Shulman. It features a notable roster of recipients, including Todd Eberle, Hélène Binet, Grant Mudford, Pedro E. Guererro, Catherine Opie, Richard Barnes, and Iwan Baan. Click through to read the full story on Archinect. Our most heartfelt congratulations to Benny!
Do you have what it takes to join our team? Check out the open positions below! If you think you would be a good fit for any of the roles below, please visit the listings on Archinect to see how to apply.
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) is seeking a detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual with excellent technical skills and a deep knowledge of accessibility codes and requirements for immediate full-time employment.
The ideal candidate has:
- 5-8 years of professional experience
- Knowledge of code, ADA, and accessibility requirements is absolutely necessary
- Ability to produce working drawings for accessibility site work
- Proficiency with AutoCAD is required for this position
- Ability to work on/manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Extensive experience in Construction Documentation, Construction Administration, and Project Management
- Experience with DSA is highly preferred
- Experience with LAUSD or other public entities is highly preferred
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) is seeking motivated individuals with strong architectural drafting skills for immediate employment. Qualified candidates will work both independently and on teams, on documentation, and construction administration.
The ideal candidate must have:
- Minimum of 2 years of professional experience drafting architectural drawings
- Degree in Architecture or Drafting Technology
- Strong proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite
John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) is seeking motivated individuals with strong design skills for immediate employment. Qualified candidates will work both independently and on teams, on all phases of design, documentation, and construction administration.
The ideal candidate must have:
- 3 - 5 years of professional experience
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture
- Construction Document experience preferred
- Proficiency or at least a working familiarity with Revit preferred
- Strong proficiency in AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Rhino, and Microsoft Office Suite