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Architecture is a Social Act with Lorcan O’Herlihy + Frances Anderton
February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
On Thursday, February 18th from 6:30 to 7:30PM, please join Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA, and Frances Anderton for a livestream discussion about LOHA’s latest monograph Architecture Is a Social Act. Lorcan and Frances will talk about his work, and how he navigates tight budgets and stakeholder needs to integrate common space. He will also share insights into 410 Rossmore, his latest Los Angeles project, where he will add five new floors of co-living space to the 90-year-old apartment building in Hancock Park.
Register here. Once you register, a Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event date.
To purchase a signed copy of the book, please visit Arcana: Books on the Arts.
Lorcan O’Herlihy is the founder and design principal of Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA], a Los Angeles/Detroit based architecture and urban design firm.
Lorcan O’Herlihy spent his childhood as a thespian’s son. His father Dan O’Herlihy was an actor and took his family on overseas shoots. From time spent hanging out in Rome, London and other great urban cities, Lorcan developed a deep appreciation for social space.
He has since made his mark as an architect with housing, workplaces and cultural buildings that put human connectivity at their center, while emphasizing bold design. Formosa 1140 in West Hollywood, for example, connects residents and neighbors in a pocket park, and it bursts with the color and spirit of the nearby Formosa Cafe, a one time drinking haunt of Dan O’Herlihy and his buddy Orson Welles. O’Herlihy has tackled social inequity in Detroit with a conversion of the African Bead Museum, new housing and neighborhood plans. At Isla Intersections in South LA, he has put supportive housing in a complex of prefabricated structures attached to a paseo. These are just some of the projects featured in his latest monograph, Architecture Is a Social Act published by Frame, with an introduction by Frances Anderton.
Frances Anderton covers design and architecture in Los Angeles for radio, podcast and print. A series she co-produced, Wasted: Neat Solutions to the Dirty Problem of Waste, is currently airing on KCRW public radio station. She is writing a book entitled Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles; and she is working with Helms Bakery District on the programming of events and talks about design, architecture and art.