Mass Architecture and Design
Big City Forum #21
5750 Wilshire Blvd. #100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Thursday, Nov. 4th, 2010
7 – 9 pm
An engaging presentation and panel conversation exploring architecture’s role in helping to shape and define an LA based identity.
Ana Henton, Co-Founder & Design Principal, Mass Architecture and Design
Ana Henton received her M.A. in Architecture from Princeton University in 1996, after which she relocated to New York, where she worked for a number of firms, including Steven Holl. She was one of the founders of Freecell, an award-winning design collective that focused on high concept design/build work. In 1998, Henton moved to L.A. and worked at Frank Gehry Partners for 5 years on a number of significant projects including the new Corcoran College and Museum of Art in Washington D.C. Ana launched her own practice in 2003 concentrating on small but design oriented projects.
Heather Roberge, Principal, Murmur
Heather Roberge is a practicing architect and educator in Los Angeles. She is Associate Vice Chair of the Department of Architecture at UCLA, and is Director of the undergraduate program in Architectural Studies. She teaches graduate courses in design and technology. Murmur has a special focus on the spatial, structural and atmospheric innovation made possible by emerging digital design and manufacturing techniques. Ms. Roberge’s research focuses on the atmospheric implications of contemporary surfaces with particular interest in formal and material experimentation that engages the senses.
Ms. Roberge has taught at UCLA since 2002 and has recently attended juries at Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc), Rice University, University of California Berkeley, California College of the Arts, and the University of Southern California. Prior to 2000, she taught in New York at Pratt Institute and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and was a visiting critic at Columbia University, Cornell University, and the University of Houston. Ms. Roberge received both her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Architecture degrees at The Ohio State University, where she received the AIA Certificate of Excellence and graduated Summa cum laude. In 1995, Ms. Roberge studied at the Architectural Association in London.
Patrick Tighe, Principal, Tighe Architecture
Patrick Tighe, AIA, FAAR is principal and lead designer of Tighe Architecture located in Santa Monica, California. The firm is committed to realizing an authentic, contemporary Architecture informed by technology, sustainability and building innovation. Since the inception of the practice in 2000, the firm has received numerous accolades. In 2007, Patrick Tighe was awarded the distinguished Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy. Honors include several National AIA Awards, the AIAs Young Architect Award, 40 under 40 Award, American Architecture Awards, a Progressive Architecture Award as local AIA Honors.
Tighe received a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to establishing the practice, Tighe was an integral part of the Morphosis Team where he was an Associate. Tighe is a licensed Architect in the State of California and a Member of the American Institute of Architects. Teaching appointments have been conducted at USC, UCLA, and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) where Patrick is currently a Faculty Member. The work has been exhibited internationally and published extensively.
Jade Chang is a Los Angeles-based writer. Recently the West Coast Editor of Metropolis Magazine, she has also been a film columnist for the BBC and a Sundance Arts Writing Fellow; in 2007 she received the AIGA/Winterhouse Design Criticism award. As a journalist Jade has covered everything from deconstructed tomato soup to the hidden rebellion of minimalls for the LA Times, LA Weekly, Angeleno and others. She is currently the Executive Producer of Modern Luxury Media online and a Contributing Editor at Metropolis.