Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts B+U Architecture at the Helms Design Center

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Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts B+U Architecture at the Helms Design Center

April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


On Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, lecture, and discussion with HERWIG BAUMGARTNER & SCOTT URIU of B+U ARCHITECTURE, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design. The evening will be introduced and moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo).

The event is FREE and Open to the Public. Please RSVP to

Free self-parking is available in the lots on Helms Avenue and Venice Boulevard.

Thursday, April 20th: Heather Roberge of Murmur

About the Architects:

Baumgartner+Uriu Architecture
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California and established in 2000 by architects Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu, Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U) are an internationally recognized design duo operating at the forefront of contemporary design. Their design process can be described as driven by digital techniques and advanced computation that utilizes new technologies and material resources. Baumgartner+Uriu’s work consistently pushes theboundaries of architecture and urban design by experimenting with new spatial concepts, intesnfiying existing urban landscapes in pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design. The architects’ work has comprised cultural locations (including museums, concert halls and exhibition spaces), educational and transportation facilities, master planning and urban design, offices and mixed-use developments, restaurants, and residential work.
Baumgartner+Uriu’s work was recently exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, California; the FRAC center in Orleans, France; the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France; the 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice Italy, the Architecture and Design Museum (A+D) in Los Angeles; the SCI-Arc gallery in Los Angeles, California; SITE gallery and David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico; INSITE gallery, Bangalore, india; the 2011 AIA Emerging Professional exhibition in Washington D.C.; the Stadtkrone 2030 Exhibition in Milan, Italy; the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria; at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc); and the Los Angeles Form for Architecture and Urban Design in Hollywood, California.
Baumgartner + Uriu recently have been named the world’’s top 50 innovators in the field of architecture and design by the publication 50 under 50. Two Monographs have been published on Baumgartner + Uriu’s work. The most recnet one, B+U- Designpeak 12, was published by Equalbooks and part of its monograph series. Their work has also been widely published and discussed in books magazines and newspapers such as Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Azure, FORM, Mark magazine; as well as on television and radio.
Baumgartner+Uriu is an award winning firm and has received the Maxine Frankel Award for design research (2010), the AIA national award for emerging professionals (2011), the A+Award for Sustainability (2012), the Graham Grant for advanced studies in the fine arts (2014), the COLA fellowship for 2015 from the City of Los Angeles- Department of Cultural Affairs and their Aperture project won the Best Design Innovation Project in the 2016 Blueprint Awards. 

Herwig Baumgartner
Herwig Baumgartner, an Austrian native, is a licensed architect and principal/co-founder of Los Angeles based Architecture firm Baumgartner+Uriu (B+U). He received his diploma in Muisc and New Media from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and his Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Baumgartner has lectured and conducted workshops nationally and internationally and is a professor teaching design and applied studies in the graduate and undergraduate programs at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Most recently, he represented SCI-Arc at one of the leading symposiums on recent developments in architectural geometry and computation at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Prior to founding B+U Baumgartner worked as a senior associate and project architect at Gehry Partners and also collaborated with artist Richard Serra.  

Scott Uriu

Scott Uriu is a licensed architect and principal of B+U, which he co-founded. He was born in Davis, California, and was initially an undergraduate mathematics major at the university of California, Davis. He then received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic Pomona and studied at the Architectural Association in London, Diploma Unit 7. Uriu has lectured and conducted workshops nationally and internationally and is a professor and teaches design studio and applied studies at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). He was previously part of the design faculty at Woodbury University. Prior to founding B+U, Uriu worked as an architect at Gehry Partners.


April 4, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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