Join us Saturday, March 18th at 3:00pm for a Discussion & Book Signing with Los Angeles based architect LORCAN O'HERLIHY.
Amplified Urbanism relates to LOHA's design methodology, which is rooted in creating fluid interaction between public and private spaces, emphasizing social and civic connections, and harnessing existing ecological and infrastructural patterns. The purpose of the book is twofold; to highlight projects that LOHA has been developing based upon this principle, as well as to ask questions, raise issues, and provoke a wider discussion about these issues not only within the city of Los Angeles, but across the fields of architecture and urban planning, and in cities throughout the world. To initiate these discussions from the most wide-ranging platform, LOHA has reached outside the world of architecture to connect with others who are considering our cities along similar lines. Therefore, this book takes the form of a series of essays by contributors such as David L. Ulin, Christopher James Alexander, Judith Lewis Mernit, Linda C. Samuels, Wendy C. Ortiz, and Greg Goldin, as well as reflections on the work of numerous creative practitioners and urban activists, all of whom offer ideas about how our cities can advance in order to become dynamic, sustainable, and productive environments for all.
About Lorcan O'Herlihy:
LORCAN O’HERLIHY, FAIA, is the founder and principal of LOHA. Since LOHA’s 1994 inception, his social concerns and fascination with the structure of cities have supplemented his lifelong interest in art. O’Herlihy’s work, including a 1999 monograph published by Contemporary World Architects, has been published extensively. In 2004 the Architectural League of New York selected O’Herlihy as one of the eight “emerging voices” in the U.S., and in 2009 he was elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. O’Herlihy’s numerous awards include nominations for the United States Artists Fellows and the 2016 Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum in London. He has exhibited at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, the Heinz Architectural Center, the Carnegie Museum of Art and London’s Design Museum. Lorcan received an M.A. in History and Critical Thinking from London’s Architectural Association.