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September 2020

Drive in Film Screening of “Metropolis”

Saturday, September 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$25

Part of California cultural history is the lure and lore of drive-in theaters. Warm evenings, fun movies, the charm and comfort of watching a movie from your car, it makes for great memories for families, groups & date nights. Join us at the historic Scottish Rites Events Center for a memorable night. We will be screening the 1927 Classic "Metropolis" The silent film is regarded as a pioneering science-fiction movie, being among the first feature-length movies of that genre. This…

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Edward A. Killingsworth Project, pre-recorded with live Q&A

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual CA United States + Google Map

Join filmmaker Eric Bricker (Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, Alumination) for an engaging discussion on his current project in development, KILLINGSWORTH. Inspired by the life and work of Edward A. Killingsworth, FAIA, the film focuses on the transformation of local Long Beach firm Killingsworth, Brady & Smith (KBS) into that of an international practice capable of accommodating large scale projects spanning the globe. A relatively unsung architectural great, Ed Killingsworth and his three firms (KBS, KBA, KSLW) went…

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Evolving Design in the Face of a Pandemic Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual CA United States + Google Map

From multi-family housing to restaurant dining, Covid-19 has turned the design community’s thinking upside down on how to design spaces for social interaction. This panel discussion will dive into how the ever changing knowledge, or lack thereof, surrounding Covid-19 is impacting the way buildings and social spaces are being designed. Panel Moderator: Michael Bohn, AIA Senior Principal at Studio One Eleven Panelist One: Sara Hickman, LEED AP, WELL AP, EcoDristricts AP Sustainability Director, Senior Associate at Studio One Eleven BUY…

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WPA Discussion and Live Q&A with John Thomas

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Long Beach Architecture Week will present a special lecture on the interwar era Art Deco architecture of Long Beach by expert and enthusiast John Thomas, co-author of Long Beach Art Deco, past president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. The lecture is entitled A New Deal for Long Beach Architecture: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, and The Influence of the Modern Design Movement, 1925-1940. Thomas will discuss the design influences of Art Deco and its variant Streamline Moderne, which…

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June 2022

Miner Smith Bungalow Self-Guided Tour

Wednesday, June 8th @ 8:00 am - Sunday, June 12th @ 5:00 pm
Free

This tour shows visitors about a dozen houses built by Miner R. Smith. Smith was a self-taught builder and contractor who worked in Long Beach in the 1920s and was responsible for about 30 residences that he called ‘bungalow mansions.’ Concentrated in Belmont Heights, these buildings are arguably the most distinctive California Bungalows in Long Beach: Smith’s architectural style melded the Victorian style of the nineteenth century with the Arts and Crafts design of the early twentieth. The most notable…

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Historic Downtown Self-Guided Tour

Wednesday, June 8th @ 8:00 am - Sunday, June 12th @ 5:00 pm
Free

Self-guided Walking Tour Available throughout Architecture Week June 8-12 This self-guided walking tour highlights the iconic historic buildings that shape the downtown Long Beach cityscape. Outside of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach is one of the few city centers in the region that can boast of historic high rises. What downtown Long Beach provides is the combination of beach and buildings that create a distinctive coastal cityscape. Take the self-guided Historic Downtown Tour to experience the fascinating history of iconic…

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Premier T.H.U.M.S. Islands Boat Tour #1

Wednesday, June 8th @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$90.00

Join CSULB Assistant Professor of Art Brian Trimble, Local Influencer and Content Creator Cassidy Liston and the staff from the City of Long Beach Energy Resources Department for a tour of White Island, one of the T.H.U.M.S. Islands. The tour will begin at the architecture firm Studio 111 and will include an extensive discussion on the history and development of the islands designed by noted landscape architect Joseph Linesch, famed horticulturalist Morgan (Bill) Evans, famous for his work at Disneyland,…

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Exclusive Industry Night at Digital Installers

Wednesday, June 8th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Installers, 1530 E Wardlow Rd
Long Beach, CA 90807 United States
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Free

Learn about innovative and creative ways to enhance your interior design with simple and beautiful lifestyle experience controls. Register to attend a fun and creative industry night on Wednesday, June 8 from 5-8 pm at the Digital Installers showroom, light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Credits will be provided for attending the CEU course on Lighting Control Illuminated. Special programming for Industry members. Continuing educational units provided by CDEIA  

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Premier T.H.U.M.S. Islands Boat Tour #2

Thursday, June 9th @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$90.00

Join CSULB Assistant Professor of Art Brian Trimble, Local Influencer and Content Creator Cassidy Liston and the staff from the City of Long Beach Energy Resources Department for a tour of White Island, one of the T.H.U.M.S. Islands. The tour will begin at the architecture firm Studio 111 and will include an extensive discussion on the history and development of the islands designed by noted landscape architect Joseph Linesch, famed horticulturalist Morgan (Bill) Evans, famous for his work at Disneyland,…

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Afternoon Tea at the Victorian Bembridge House

Thursday, June 9th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bembridge House, 953 Park Cir
Long Beach, 90813 United States
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$60

Step back in time and enjoy a relaxed but traditional afternoon tea at the historic Bembridge House. Walk through the downstairs of this enchanting 1906 landmarked home, meander through the beautiful gardens, enjoy live music and experience a delightful Victorian afternoon tea in the lovely Pepper Tree Court.  This special tea service includes quiche, a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with lemon curd and clotted cream, delicious desserts, and a variety of fragrant teas. Period-appropriate clothing is encouraged but not…

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Keynote Talk: Doris Sung

Thursday, June 9th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way,
Long Beach, 90802 United States
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$20.00

Join Long Beach Architecture Week in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Pacific Visions Theater for a talk with Architect Doris Sung. With the belief that buildings can be sensitive to the changing environment, Doris Sung seeks ways to make building skins dynamic and responsive. Through grant-funded research, she has designed projects with smart thermobimetal to self-ventilate, self-shade, self-structure, self-assemble and self-propel with zero-energy and no controls. More recently, she is rethinking the façade as a part of a city’s infrastructure and designing innovative…

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Art Deco and Streamline Moderne Double-Decker Bus Tour #1

Friday, June 10th @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WPA Mural @ Harvey Milk Park, 205 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$70.00

Join noted Art Deco Expert, Author and Art Deco Historic Preservation Consultant John Thomas on a double-decker bus tour of Downtown Long Beach. The city is rich with many buildings of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne styles from the 1920s and early 1930s, just as there are in many cities across the country. What makes Long Beach unique is that the city suffered a devastating earthquake in 1933, a tragedy in which many buildings were lost. Through extensive federal funding, some of which came through the Works Project…

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Summer Solstice Long Beach Tour

Saturday, June 11th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harvey Milk Park, 185 E 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$25

In conjunction with AIA Long Beach / South Bay Chapter, please join us for annual summer solstice Long Beach Tour!  This year’s tour will be in honor of the late Jonathan Glasgow. In addition to initiating and leading this annual tour for the AIA Long Beach chapter, Jon was an influential architect and mentor for so many in the Long Beach community. The tour will take place throughout parts of Downtown, the East Village and Alamitos Beach. In the recent…

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Architecture Tour of Kleefeld Contemporary expansion and conservation highlights

Saturday, June 11th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Discover the newly expanded Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum of Cal State Long Beach on this exclusive tour with Kim McCarron, AIA, LEED AP and Associate at Pfeiffer—A Perkins Eastman Studio! The Museum completed the exciting renovation and expansion from 2020 to 2022 and opened to the public this February. At 11,000 square feet, the new redesigned Museum introduces new attractions and features, including several new galleries and public spaces. Completely transformed, the Museum can better serve visitors with more…

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Art Deco and Streamline Moderne Double-Decker Bus Tour #2

Saturday, June 11th @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WPA Mural @ Harvey Milk Park, 205 East 3rd Street
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$70.00

Join noted Art Deco Expert, Author and Art Deco Historic Preservation Consultant John Thomas on a double-decker bus tour of Downtown Long Beach. The city is rich with many buildings of Art Deco and Streamline Moderne styles from the 1920s and early 1930s, just as there are in many cities across the country. What makes Long Beach unique is that the city suffered a devastating earthquake in 1933, a tragedy in which many buildings were lost. Through extensive federal funding, some of which came through the Works Project…

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Residential Living in the Roaring Twenties #1

Saturday, June 11th @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$45

Step back in time to experience the lives and lifestyles of those who would call Long Beach home in the 1920s. Oil field workers, shipyard workers, filmmakers,  and wealthy seasonal visitors all lived and worked side by side in the East Village of 1920s Long Beach.  Join us for a rarely offered tour of the Lafayette, International Building, Campbell Building, Metropolitan Hotel, Broadlind Hotel and their interiors.  The tour will conclude at District Wine's spacious patio where you will be able to…

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Milo Baughman and Thayer Coggin | The Collaboration that created Mid-Century Modern Design

Saturday, June 11th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio One Eleven, 245 East Third St.
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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$20.00

Join Long Beach Architecture Week at Studio 111 in Long Beach for a talk on one of the most iconic mid-century design partnerships. Phil Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Thayer Coggin, will make an intriguing presentation of the life and career path of design icon and Long Beach native son, Milo Baughman, and his epic 50-year relationship with Thayer Coggin in creating Mid-Century Modern Design Furniture.  The initial meeting between Milo and Thayer took place in February…

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Residential Living in the Roaring Twenties #2

Sunday, June 12th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$45

Step back in time to experience the lives and lifestyles of those who would call Long Beach home in the 1920s. Oil field workers, shipyard workers, filmmakers,  and wealthy seasonal visitors all lived and worked side by side in the East Village of 1920s Long Beach.  Join us for a rarely offered tour of the Lafayette, International Building, Campbell Building, Metropolitan Hotel, Broadlind Hotel and their interiors.  The tour will conclude at District Wine's spacious patio where you will be able to…

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Charles Phoenix: LONG BEACHLAND

Sunday, June 12th @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$45.00

LIVE IN PERSON Big Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Epic City by the Sea  Be prepared for your Long Beach loving pride to swell when retro pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix sweeps us away on a “then and now” time travel adventure extravaganza exploring legendary landmarks, unsung attractions, and local lore. 

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Roy Sealey Belmont Shores Clubhouse Building Tour

Sunday, June 12th @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Belmont Shores Mobile Estates, 6230 E Marina View Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803 United States
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$40

Please join us for us for a tour of the recently restored, award-winning Belmont Shores Clubhouse Building originally designed by architect Roy Sealey!  Roy Sealey was a mid-century Black architect that defied odds by designing several iconic buildings such as the Seaport Marina Hotel, Belmont Shores Mobile Estates Clubhouse, and Tuna Club all located, at the time, in the newly affluent and least diverse parts of Long Beach. While mostly overshadowed by Sealey’s acclaimed mentor Paul Revere Williams, there were…

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