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Fun for both coasts coming up (non-coast people have to wait)
by Katy Purviance on 04/15/08 @ 03:56:58 pm
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Los Angeles
Tuesday, April 22: Pritzker prize-winning architect and UCLA professor Thom Mayne has earned both respect and notoriety for his fractured, seemingly unfinished buildings. Hear him lecture at UCLA this afternoon. 3 p.m.; UCLA, Westwood Plaza at Charles E Young Dr S; (310) 825-2101.

New York
Thursday, April 17: Kate Stohr is the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, an organization that provides architectural services to communities in need. She is joined by Jens Holm of the Rockwell Group, a New York-based design collective. 6:30-8 p.m.; Museum of Arts & Design, 40 West 53rd St.; (212) 956-3535.

San Francisco
Tuesday, April 22: The International Ecocity Conference Series gathers the innovators, engineers, and businesses who are shaping the direction of sustainable cities, their design, planning, and development. Through April 26. Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California St.

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