MID-WILSHIRE: The Wilshire Boulevard Temple at 3663 Wilshire Blvd in Koreatown is expanding, restoring itself, and most important of all, buying land. Via their May 29th Newsletter: "With the addition of several additional parcels of land, the Temple now owns the entire 3.9-acre city block between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street. [Nice!] Accordingly, the scope of our master plan for the redevelopment project has expanded. At the February meeting of the Temple Board of Trustees, congregant and project architect Brenda Levin introduced the planning principles and concepts she and her team developed for the new master plan." It looks like restoration of the Sanctuary, Piness Auditorium and Stalford Hall are part of the first phase of the plan, while much more (gym, new elementary school) are coming. More about their plans can be found on the web site. [Curbed Staff]
WESTWOOD: Via the Inbox, exciting news of an UCLA architecture event. It's called Rumble. Via the press release, which notes all the big names that'll be present (Mayne! Denari! etc. etc): "RUMBLE features projects completed by students in conjunction with departmental faculty during 30-week research studios, special topics studios, technology seminars, core studios and MA/Phd seminar. The exposition includes 6,500 square feet of year-end studio and program installations that redefine the provocative opportunities confronting the next generation of architects. A selection of alumni work will be on view." It kicks off next Monday at Perloff Hall on the UCLA Campus. Web site here and the flyer is after the jump.