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monthly events:
Lectures by practitioners using advanced digital methods &
Moderated discussions on implementing technology in practice

2011 Events:
17 February 2011: 7pm   LECTURE: Ian Keough, Buro Happold Los Angeles, "Tools"; design and implementation of custom software for modeling, analysis and visualization.
17 March 2011: 7pm   LECTURE: Cameron McNall, Principal, Electroland, “Stainless-steel flowers weighing 2000 pounds, and some other stuff”; Cameron McNall will share anecdotes and the insights gained from the Metallotus project, and talk about some other new Electroland projects not yet published.
21 April 2011: 7pm   LECTURE: Roland Snooks, "The Agency of Architecture" - Roland is the director of the architecture practice Kokkugia, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Senior Researcher at the Nonlinear Systems Organisation (NSO), and the George Isaacs Distinguished Fellow at USC.

Past events:
2010 Events
Older Events

Interesting in sharing at one of the discussion nights?
We are always interested in hearing about the latest and greatest, and we may still have a slot or two open, so if you are interested in presenting a project or technology at one of the disscussion nights, please email

About the LADTF:

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is a collective organization representing a wide cross-section of architecture and engineering firms and academic institutions around the Los Angeles basin. It serves to increase awareness of technological innovations in design and construction, and to foster their application throughout the Los Angeles design community. By connecting a diverse audience of designers, engineers, builders and owners who have widely varying conceptions of technology in their work, we hope to create new opportunities for efficiency and creativity.

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is coordinated by Marty Doscher, Reg Prentice, Dennis Shelden, Randy Jefferson, and Kurt Komraus.

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