LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, a group of locals from all walks of design-related life, has announced plans for this year's ForumFest. Via their web site: "Join us at Griffin Enright Architects’ recently completed St. Thomas the Apostle School on April 2, 2011 to celebrate another productive year of Forum activities, kick off our exciting 2011 season, and help raise the funds that are crucial to making it all happen.
The night’s activities will include building tours led by the architects; a silent book auction that will feature signed architectural monographs as well as Forum Portfolio 2, which includes artists such as Catherine Opie, and will also include a Verner Panton chair donated by Vitra; cocktails, as well as food provided by Bling Bling Dumpling and Fruit and Flour; and finally, the announcement of a new annual event to honor the memory of our friend, former board member John Chase. Tom Schnabel of KCRW will DJ the event." More via the web site. [Los Angles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design]