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Why Design Matters

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Episode Summary
How do notions of social responsibility and sustainability, in terms of design, impact the response to the growing density of Los Angeles and beyond?

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition \"Richard Neutra, Architect: Sketches and Drawings in the Getty Gallery\"

Participant(s) Bio
Steven Ehrlich, FAIA, RIBA, learned early on, the significance of how architecture responds to culture and environment. Six years in Africa (including two years with the Peace Corps as their first architect in Marrakech, Morocco, and teaching at Ahmadu BelloUniversity in Nigeria) taught Ehrlich the sustainable wisdom of indigenous architecture.

Selected in 2003 as the California AIA Firm of the Year, Ehrlich Architects has won seven National AIA Awards. Current projects include the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and the School of Earth and Space Exploration both for Arizona State University, the Art Building at the University of California, Irvine, five residential towers in Taipei, Taiwan, and a large villa in Dubai.