Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference 2012

In just a few weeks, Long Beach will host the 17th Annual Pro Walk/Pro Bike® Conference (Sept. 10-12 at the Long Beach Convention Center). This is the preeminent learning conference in North America for people who want to make a difference by creating more walkable, bikeable, and livable cities for everyone… people like us!

The conference is jam-packed with more than 100 program sessions, mobile workshops, and problem-solving seminars that cover everything that has to do with self-powered transportation and what cities can do to get people off their couch and onto the street.

Studio One Eleven will be participating in four discussions. We hope you can join us at one of the following:

MOBILE WORKSHOP @ 4th+Linden: Tuesday, Sept 11, 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Public-Private Investment in Pedestrian-Friendly Districts
Spurred by initial investments in pedestrian and bike infrastructure, a corner of Downtown Long Beach has redeveloped incrementally, with local owners, designers, and tenants creating a sustainable model of organic urban renewal and economic development. Tour of the renovated property and learn the strategic economic decisions and financing models that made this pedestrian-friendly development possible.

Presenters: David White, Former Project Officer for Long Beach Redevelopment Agency; Alan Pullman, AIA, Senior Principal, Studio One Eleven; Michael Bohn, AIA, Principal, Studio One Eleven

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Architecture Field Trip 2012: San Diego

Our guides (from left): Mike Burnett (Foundation For Form), Jonathan Stevens (Public Architecture and Planning), Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA
From left: Mike Burnett (Foundation For Form), Jonathan Stevens (Public Architecture and Planning), Rob Quigley (Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA)

Every other year we organize a weekend field trip to San Diego for all the die-hard architecture fans in our studio. Why San Diego? Well, it’s a treasure trove of modern architecture just miles from our home base, and who doesn’t love sunny weather and great architecture all rolled into one?! As an added bonus, we were privileged to have Rob Quigley FAIA, Mike Burnett AIA, and Jonathan Stevens take time out of their busy schedules to personally show us around and talk about the work.

Here is a list of the projects we visited:

Kieren Timberlake’s ‘Revelle College Apartments’ on the campus of UCSD
The Charmer by Jonathan Segal in Midtown
The new Public Office at the old Wonder Bread factory in Logan Heights
Rob Quigley’s new house/office in the East Village
Mike Burnett’s new project, ‘You Are Here,’ under construction in Golden Hill
Del Mar Highlands Town Center remodel by P+R & Studio One Eleven

We learn so much by seeing the projects we admire first hand, and this trip was no different. Plus, we ate!