The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum, in association with the AIA|LA Technology in Architectural Practice Committee and ABC Imaging, is pleased to announce the next event in a monthly series focusing on the intersection of Design and Information Technology.


Cameron McNall
“Stainless-steel flowers weighing 2000 pounds, and some other stuff”

DATE: Thursday March 17, 2011,   FREE      
TIME: Lecture 7pm,   6pm Wine and Cheese
CEUs: 1 AIA Continuing Education Unit is available
WHERE: This event will be at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, DeCafe in Perloff Hall. Parking is $10, please see this link for information: parking map.

Post event libations and filler @ To be announced location

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Cameron McNall, Principal, Electroland

Metallotus is a stainless-steel sculpture in the shape of a large lotus flower suspended over the courtyard of the Medallion project at Fourth and Main Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The sculpture is a fabrication and engineering achievement, measuring 28 feet in diameter and weighing a total of 2,000 pounds. It involved two engineers, one metal bending shop, a metal polishing shop, two metal fabricators, a welder, a specialty rigging company, and sign-offs from 26 different agencies. Electroland created complex studies, models and patterns to guide all aspects of the fabrication process. Cameron McNall will share anecdotes and the insights gained from this effort, and talk about some other new Electroland projects not yet published.


Metallotus, Los Angeles, Courtesy of electroland

About Cameron:
Cameron McNall is an Architect and Artist. The scope of his work is wide and encompasses architecture, sculpture, film, sound, multi-media and installation art. He received an MArch from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a BA in Design from UCLA. Honors include the Rome Prize in Architecture; the Young Architect Award of Architectural League of New York; the PS#1 Studio Artist Fellowship; an a NEA fellowship in Sculpture. His films have been shown in more than thirteen countries in over thirty festivals and have received many prestigious awards.

McNall co-founded the design collaborative Electroland with Damon Seeley in 2002. Electroland is a team that creates large-scale public art “experiences”. Each project is site-specific and may employ a broad range of media. Electroland is working at the forefront of new technologies to create interactive experiences where visitors can interact with buildings, spaces and each other in new and exciting ways. Small actions by a visitor to a project may trigger a large environmental response, or complete strangers may be temporarily connected through light, sound, or electronics.


Metallotus, Los Angeles, Courtesy of electroland

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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