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Li Wen | Lessons from a Career of City-Building in Los Angeles
November 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, November 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, AIA Los Angeles and Helms Bakery District invite you to hear Li Wen, in conversation with Frances Anderton at the Helms Design Center.
Li Wen, AIA, is one of L.A.’s most insightful thinkers about the urban condition and our region. What can he impart to fellow designers and those interested in city-making, as he leaves his position as design director and Principal at Gensler?
Wen will sit down with Frances Anderton to reflect on an architectural journey, from a boutique office to the top of a corporate firm that has played a large role in shaping contemporary Los Angeles; and a personal journey from the hills of Santa Barbara to the Hollywood Hills, via China, Yale, New York, London, and Paris.
In a wide-ranging conversation, Wen will address the politics of land-use and making an impact as an architect; his thoughts for the future; and how he reconciles his love of driving with his passion for a dense urban life.
Li will also share details of a design project he is still involved with: the master plan for the future of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The event will open with a reception.
Let’s stay safe! We ask that all guests provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test result within 72 hours of the event at check-in.