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Culver City, CA 90232

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June 2018

L.A. GOAL’s Community Art Exhibition Pops Up at the Helms Design Center

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, June 16th from 11 am to 4 pm, please join us for L.A. GOAL's second annual inclusive community art exhibition. 

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Come Listen to a Lively Presentation by the Students and Jurors of AIA’s 2×8 Competition

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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How do next generation designers envision the future of their city and individual buildings within it? What are student designers' priorities for architecture? Which conventions will they break from and which will they choose to follow?  These answers can be found in the winning entries of 2x8, the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter's 2018 student competition, and revealed further in a corresponding live event on Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 8PM at the Helms Design Center.

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Lecture and Discussion with Christoph Kumpusch of Forward-slash / Back-splash \ ARCHITEKTUR

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, June 2, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Christoph Kumpusch of Forward-slash / Back-splash \ ARCHITEKTUR. Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design Student Exhibition and Reception will precede the lecture.

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Take 5: A Series of Creative Talks Comes to the Helms Design Center

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Friday, June 1 from 6 to 9 pm, please join us for Take 5: A Series of Creative Talks presented by our newest partner, Use All Five.   This series of short creative presentations explores the 5 senses - sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch - in an effort to bring together creative innovators in various fields around LA, building a community across disciplines.

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May 2018

Lecture and Discussion with Bryan Cantley of Formu:LA

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 31, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Bryan Cantley of Formu:LA. Form:uLA is an experimental design practice owned by Bryan Cantley that attempts to blur the indeterminate zone between architecture and its representation.

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Lecture and Discussion with Maxi Spina and Jia Gu of Spinagu

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Maxi Spina and Jia Gu of Spinagu.

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Lecture and Discussion with Julia Körner of JK Design GmbH

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 3, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Julia Körner of JK Design GmbH.

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Kao Pao Shu Sample Sale is Back!

May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, May 3 through Saturday, May 5 from 10am to 6pm, Kao Pao Shu, our favorite architecturally-inspired fashion brand, returns to the Helms Design center for their yearly sample sale. Save on purses, backpacks, clothing and more! 

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Lecture and Discussion with Andrew Holder of LADG

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, May 1, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Andrew Holder of LADG.

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April 2018

An International Art Exhibition Comes to the Helms Design Center

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, April 7 from 5 to 9 pm, please join us for the opening reception of “Bridges between Continents & Memories/ Passerelles entre Continents et Souvenirs” an International exchange exhibition inside the Helms Design Center. 

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Lecture and Discussion with Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + Scarpa

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, April 5, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Lawrence Scarpa of Brooks + Scarpa. 

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March 2018

Join us for a Lecture and Discussion with Chris Lowe and Axel Schmitzberger of Domaen

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, March 8, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Designare excited to host a presentation and discussion with Chris Lowe and Axel Schmitzberger of Domaen. 

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Join us in Celebrating Award-Winning Journalist, Lynell George

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Helms Bakery is excited to partner with Angel City Press in celebration of the release of a collection of essays by award-winning journalist, Lynell George. Join us on Saturday, March 3 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm for a not-to-be-missed author meet & greet plus book signing of After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame.

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February 2018

Cal Poly LA Metro Program Welcomes Architect Jonathan Ward to the Helms Design Center

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, please join us for a presentation and discussion with moderator Stephen Phillips and architect, Jonathan Ward of NBBJ, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design. This event is free and open to the public.

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AIGA Hosts and Art Deco Lettering Workshop with Nick Misani – Afternoon Session

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, February 10th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm, we are excited to partner with AIGA to host an Art Deco hand lettering with Nick Misani. This four-hour class will quickly cover the foundations of lettering and briskly segue into dramatic uppercase letterforms, unexpected ligatures, geometric scripts, and ornamentation.

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AIGA Hosts and Art Deco Lettering Workshop with Nick Misani – Morning Session

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, February 10th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, we are excited to partner with AIGA to host an Art Deco hand lettering with Nick Misani. This four-hour class will quickly cover the foundations of lettering and briskly segue into dramatic uppercase letterforms, unexpected ligatures, geometric scripts, and ornamentation.

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December 2017

The Unmarked Door Presents “The Heart of Winter”, an Immersive Holiday Tale

December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017
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One event on December 16, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on December 16, 2017 at 9:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 5:00pm

One event on December 17, 2017 at 8:00pm

Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

On Saturday, December 16th and Sunday December 17th, join us in welcoming The Unmarked Door for a special presentation of The Heart of Winter, an immersive evening created by Syrie Moskowitz (The Midnight Frolic) and Golden Globe and Emmy nominated composer, Rolfe Kent (Dexter, Sideways, Legally Blonde, Up in the Air).

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Block Printing + Sewing Workshop at Helms Bakery District

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm, please join us in welcoming Akogare Trading Co. for a one-day-only Block Printing + Sewing Workshop. 

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November 2017

Little Bite Gallery presents Artist Edmound Veyna

November 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Join us on Saturday, November 4th from 7 to 10 pm for the inaugural opening of Little Bite Gallery. Their first show welcomes the artwork of Edmound Veyna in his long-anticipated debut solo exhibition titled UTOPIA: A perfect paradise that doesn't exist, but which we all dream of anyway.

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October 2017

LA Design in the Age of GLOW: The Eighties!

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Join us on Thursday, October 26 from 6 to 9 pm, as we welcome Louise Sandhaus and a panel of 1980s design giants - April Greiman, Jeri Heiden, Jayme Odgers, Peter Shire, and Paul Prejza - to remind us of the iconic LA design heyday and explore the motivations and design scene of this moment.

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An Evening with AIGA and Artist & Designer Rebeca Méndez

October 18, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, October 18 from 6:45 to 9:30 pm, join us in welcoming AIGA Los Angeles for an evening with artist, designer, and UCLA professor Rebeca Méndez and enjoy live music by singer/songwriter Analiz Castillo.

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“STRANDS”, an Art Installation + Performance with Amabelle Aguiluz, Joy Wu and Si Jie Loo

October 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, October 7 from 2 to 6 pm, please join us for STRANDS, a special presentation and performance of three artists, Amabelle Aguiluz, Joy Wu and Si Jie Loo, in partnership with the Culver City Arts District.

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Join us for “PLACE”, an Art Installation + Reception Featuring Four Artists

October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Join us on Sunday, October 1 from 3 to 7 pm for an artist reception and special installation of PLACE: Works by Renée Amitai, Kim Abeles, Rachel X Hobreigh, and Debra Dobkin.  The exhibition will be on display from September 28 through October 7.

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July 2017

Join us for a Special Screening of “Landfill Harmonic”

July 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, July 15th from 5 to 7:30pm, please join us in welcoming The Possibility Project and Mending as Metaphor for a reception and special film screening of Landfill Harmonic

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May 2017

Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts West of West at the Helms Design Center

May 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, May 4th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, lecture, and discussion with JAI KUMARAN & CLAYTON TAYLOR of WEST OF WEST, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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April 2017

Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts Heather Roberge at the Helms Design Center

April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, April 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, lecture, and discussion with HEATHER ROBERGE of MURMUR, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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Unmentionables: LA’s 1st Interior Architecture Symposium

April 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - April 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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The Unmentionables Symposium is aimed at exploring new narratives for interior architecture and establishing a precedent for welcoming previously unmentioned ideas in spatial practice and theory. The symposium will serve as a provocation for marginalia, taboos, illicit ideas, and undertheorized issues such as critical interiority and physical and virtual constructed environments.

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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
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30 - 8:30pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, lecture, and discussion with Baumgartner+Uriu Architecture, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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March 2017

AIGA Presents “Designers Are Not Makers” at the Helms Design Center

March 15, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Wednesday, March 15 please join us as we welcome AIGA to the Helms Design Center for a series of discussions and presentations for the design community.

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Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts Tom Wiscombe Inside the Helms Design Center

March 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30 - 8:30pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, lecture, and discussion with Tom Wiscombe of Tom Wiscombe Architecture, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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February 2017

Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts Patrick Tighe Inside the Helms Design Center

February 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Saturday, February 25 from 6:30 - 8:30pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, exhibition, and book signing with Patrick Tighe of Patrick Tighe Architecture, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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Cal Poly LA Metro Program Hosts Pita & Bloom Inside the Helms Design Center

February 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Thursday, February 23 from 6:30 - 8:30pm, Helms Bakery District is pleased to present a reception, lecture, and discussion with Florencia Pita nd Jackilin Bloom of Pita and Bloom, in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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Woodbury College Hosts a Discussion on Womanhouse and WomEnhouse: A 20-Year Perspective on Feminism and Architecture

February 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Founding members of WomEnhouse, Annie Chu, Christina Magar, and Pat Morton, will discuss the past, present, and future of the ideological and symbolic conflation of women and houses through the formative lens of this groundbreaking website. With an estimated 750,000 people attending the Los Angeles Women’s March on January 21, 2017, and recent publications concerning the absence of women in architecture, questions surrounding female bodies in public space are as relevant to address on February 3, 2017 as they were on January 30, 1972. Come and participate in this timely discussion!

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November 2016

Helms Bakery Hosts “What The Frack Happened?”

November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Please join us on Saturday, November 19th at 8:00PM for "What the Frack Happened? It's hard to keep your heart afloat when the world is sinking", a timely, political, funny, physical theatre accompanied by live music, bollywood dancing, original songs, a mega tsunami and of course, love.

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L.A. World Affairs Council On “Social Entrepreneurship: L.A. and Beyond”

November 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Join us as we host an evening of networking and mingling with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council followed by a thoughtful discussion on innovative social entrepreneurship.

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Helms Bakery + Woodbury University Present “Do Good” Architecture & Engagement

November 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Please join us Wednesday, November 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30PM for a panel discussion with Woodbury University School of Architecture faculty members as they explore architecture and design as a socially and civically engaged endeavor.

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October 2016

Get Your Tickets To The #NewUrbanismFilmFestival!

October 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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We are excited to announce our newest partnership with The New Urbanism Film Festival (NUFF), an organization concerned with how we design our cities and the effect on residents living and working in those cities. "Safe sidewalks and open spaces encourage healthy lifestyle habits for ourselves and our community." Well NUFF kicks off their fourth season today, with a series of screenings, tours, discussions, and events throughout the city, ending with closing night awards and festivities on October 9th at Helms Design Center.

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Studio II Fall Exhibition At The Helms Design Center

October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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In support of Culver City Art Walk 2016, Studio II kicks off their fall exhibition on Saturday, October 8th from 2 to 6PM inside the Helms Design Center.

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ExploreExperienceEnjoy Culver City Art Walk 2016!

October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Join us on Saturday, October 8th from 2 to 6PM as the Culver City Arts District (CCAD) - a unique collection of art galleries, creative businesses, specialty retail and restaurants - presents Culver City Art Walk 2016. The Art Walk event will celebrate the beginning of the fall season with a free self-guided tour of galleries exhibiting new and distinguished artists, musical and dance performances throughout the day at various venues, interactive experiences and special offerings at several area restaurants.

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Tornado Creative Art Collective

October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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In conjunction with the Culver City Art Walk, Tornado Creative will curate an art collective show featuring work from some of their creative friends and associates. This event will take place in the new Helms Design Center. Art will be for sale: cash and carry!

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Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Take Over The Helms Design Center

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

On Thursday, October 6th from 6:30 - 8:30, Urban Land Institute's Young Leader Group takes over the Helms Design Center for their own version of Shark Tank.

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Woodbury Presents Calibrating Viscosity: Techniques for Negotiating Earthen Materials

October 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Please join us October 5th from 6:30 to 8:30pm for a panel discussion with faculty members from the Woodbury University School of Architecture to discuss the potential of working with earthen materials in contemporary design practice. Berenika Boberska, Donatella Cusma, Anthony Fontenot, and Matthew Gillis for short presentations and a discussion moderated by Joshua G. Stein.

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September 2016

The Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge Comes To Helms Design Center

September 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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We are excited to partner with The New Urbanism Film Festival to present THE URBANISM FILMMAKING CHALLENGE on September 29th thru October 9th. Filmmakers have a week to shoot and edit a 3 to 5 minute documentary about a contemporary LA urban planning issue or project, submit the finished film, and then participate in a premiere and awards ceremony.

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Design For The Ages: Up Close With Frances Anderton and Roman Alonso

September 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Frances Anderton + Roman Alonso

Join acclaimed designer and founding partner of Commune Design, Roman Alonso, as he sits down with Frances Anderton, host of KCRW's Design and Architecture, to talk about how our environmental needs evolve as we age. A new generation of consumers of design are aging and expecting to live in spaces very different from Sun City, Arizona. Roman, who is known for designing projects for the jet set, will talk about how this kind of design thinking can be applied to designing for…

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June 2016

Women in Design History With Louise Sandhaus

June 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Some the world's most powerful global graphic design influences happen to be women who resided and worked in Los Angeles. Join us for a conversation moderated by graphic designer and graphic design educator Louise Sandhaus.

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Women In Architecture: Up Close With Frances Anderton and Deborah Weintraub

June 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Frances Anderton + Deborah Weintraub

LA Design Festival 2016 ICON Award Winner and the City of Los Angeles' highest ranking architect, Deborah Weintraub, AIA, LEED AP sits down with Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s DnA for a candid conversation about her work and her vision for Los Angeles.

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May 2016

Helms Design Center Hosts An Evening With Architect Karolin Schmidbaur

May 26, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Please join us Thursday May 26th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for a reception, lecture, and discussion with KAROLYN SCHMIDBAUR of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU as she shares his research, work, and urban strategies in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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This Modern Life: A Design Field Day at Helms Bakery District

May 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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This Modern Life is a celebration of design for the way we live. Participating showrooms and stores will feature workshops, demonstrations, tastings, sweepstakes, and more. Plus Homepolish and Chairish host pop-ups for one day only. Pick up a map and explore! Complete info on our dedicated event page. #thismodernlife

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Helms Design Center Hosts An Evening With Architect Todd Gannon

May 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Please join us Thursday May 5th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for a reception, lecture, and discussion with HITOSHI ABE of Atelier Hitoshi Abe, as he shares insights into his international design practice, his research and his decade-long career in education in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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Kao Pao Shu Returns With A Pop-up Trunk Show And Sample Sale

May 19, 2016 - May 21, 2016
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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KaoPaoShu

On Thursday, May 18th thru Saturday May 21st from 10am to 6pm, stop into Kao Pao Shu's pop-up sample sale and get great deals on Naida Begeta's unconventional and structural designs.

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Helms Design Center Hosts An Evening With Architect Hitoshi Abe

May 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Please join us Thursday May 5th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for a reception, lecture, and discussion with HITOSHI ABE of Atelier Hitoshi Abe, as he shares insights into his international design practice, his research and his decade-long career in education in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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April 2016

Helms Design Center Hosts An Evening With Architect Michael Folonis

April 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Culver City, CA 90232
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Michael Folonis

Please join us Thursday April 7th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm for a reception, lecture, and discussion with MICHAEL FOLONIS of Michael W. Folonis Architects, as he shares his research, work, and philosophy in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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March 2016

Helms Design Center Hosts An Evening With Eric Höweler & Meejin Yoon

March 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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On Tuesday March 8th from 6:30 - 8:30pm, please join Helms Bakery District in welcoming Eric Höweler and Meejin Yoon of Höweler + Yoon as we host a reception, lecture and discussion in collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design.

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January 2016

Helms Bakery District Hosts A Lively Discussion With L.A.’s Leading Architects

January 20, 2016 @ 6:30 am - 8:40 am
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Broad Stage

Please join us on Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00pm for a lively discussion and presentation of Hitting the High Notes: The Fine Art of Performing Art Centers, moderated by Culver City Cultural Affairs Commissioner Thomas Small and a panel of distinguished architects including Craig Hodgetts, Steven Ehrlich, Michael Rachlin and Renzo Zecchetto.

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December 2015

Holiday Pop-Up Sale

December 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 13, 2015

Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Celebrate the season with unique furnishings, accessories, fashion, crafts, artwork and gift items from local artisans: Boom • Kao Pao Shu • Lindy Sue's • Sonja & Jeff Smith

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CANCELLED – Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “Standing on Sacred Ground – Profit and Loss”

December 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Profit and Loss

Join us on Wednesday, December 9th from 7:30 - 9:30pm for the finale event in our climate change series with our partners at VisionLA Fest. We will be screening the film Standing on Sacred Ground - Profit and Loss.

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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “Standing on Sacred Ground – Islands of Sanctuary”

December 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Islands of Sanctuary

Join us on Monday, December 7th at 7:30pm for the screening of Standing on Sacred Ground - Islands of Sanctuary. Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment.

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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “Faith Against Fracking”

December 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Faith and Fracking

Join us on Monday, December 7th from 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Helms Design Center for an evening of films including the screening of Faith Against Fracking. In this short film, several faith leaders discuss the importance of protecting creation, stopping climate change, and coming together in the interests of stewarding the planet for future generations.

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CANCELLED – Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen ” Standing on Sacred Ground – Fire and Ice”

December 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Free
Fire and Ice

Join us on Monday, December 7th from 7:30 - 9:30pm at the Helms Design Center for an evening of films including the screening of Standing on Sacred Ground - Fire and Ice.

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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct”

December 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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100 Mules

Join us on Sunday, December 6th from 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Helms Design Center for an evening of films including the screening of 100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “Soil Carbon Cowboys”

December 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Soil Carbon Cowboys

Join us on Sunday, December 6th from 7:00 - 8:30pm for the screening of Soil Carbon Cowboys. Meet Allen Williams, Gabe Brown and Neil Dennis – heroes and innovators!

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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “Merchants of Doubt”

December 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Merchants of Doubt

Please join us on Saturday, December 5th at 8:00pm for the screening of MERCHANTS OF DOUBT. Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, the film takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin.

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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “The Breach”

December 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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The Breach

Please join us on Friday, December 4th at 7:30pm for the screening of The Breach, but be warned: you may never eat farmed fish again!

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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “Water & Light”

December 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Water & Light

Please join us on Friday, December 4th at 7:30pm for the screening of Water & Light, a mesmerizing short film; a meditation on the beauty of the sea, where submerged creatures are painted with water & light. Screening with: The Breach

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Helms Bakery Partners With VisionLA To Screen “Racing To Zero”

December 3, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Racing To Zero

Please join us on Thursday, December 3rd at 8:00pm for the screening of Racing To Zero. The film is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge.

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Helms Bakery Hosts “What The Frack Happened?” Copy

December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Free
VisionLA Arts Festival

Please join us on Thursday, December 3rd for What the Frack Happened?, an interactive theatre presentation that captures a moment in time when Climate Change arrives. As a result, a catastrophic tsunami has crushed the World and more importantly, the wedding of the year, leaving the guests to ponder their predicament while floating out to sea. Presented by the Citizen Change Theater troupe.

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November 2015

November 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Saatchi Art Conversation

On Monday, November 16th from 6:30 - 8:30pm, please join Saatchi Art for AN EVENING OF ART AND CONVERSATION: How Technology Is Solving the Inefficiencies of the Traditional Art Market, with a panel of experts that include Sean Moriarty, CEO, Demand Media, Carlos Rivera, Founder, ArtRank, Stefan Simchowitz, independent art consultant in conversation with Jori Finkel, New York Times and The Art Newspaper.

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Helms Bakery Partners With Saatchi Art To Feature Emerging Artist Kevin Bradley

November 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Saatchi Art Kevin Bradley Exhibit

Robot World is a new exhibition of original works by Kevin Bradley and his Church of Type. On view inside the Helms Design Center gallery space from November 12 - 29, the exhibition continues Saatchi Art's series of shows around the world featuring today's most exciting emerging artists.

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LA Forum’s “Out There, Doing It” Series Continues At Helms Bakery

November 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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LA Forum PotLuck

On Thursday, November 12th at 7:00pm, please join the LA Forum and the 2015 Out There Doing It participants for an “ideas potluck.” No need to bring a casserole, just bring your best questions, thoughts, concepts, and critiques. Four teams of emerging architects, designers, and curators will muse, discuss, and debate at Helms Design Center.

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Kao Pao Shu Sample Sale Comes to Helms Bakery

November 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - November 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Kao-Pao-Shu-Invite

On Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th, from 10:00am - 8:00pm, please join us for a Kao Pao Shu sample sale. Up to 80% off on the latest and previous collections of bags, ready-to-wear and accessories.

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October 2015

LA Forum’s Out There, Doing It Series Comes To Helms Bakery

October 15, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Free

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design presents their 2015 Out There Doing It programming. The annual OTDI series brings together emergent design practitioners in dialogue. Join us on Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 pm as we partner with LA Forum for a conversation between OTDI participants moderated by Adam Dunn on the state of practice, exhibition, and cross-disciplinary experimentation.

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Helms Bakery Partners With Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture

October 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Free

Join us on Friday, October 9th at 6:00pm for the LANDSCAPE AS NECESSITY debate series, showcasing the power of landscape architecture. The goal is to raise the profile of the profession in Los Angeles and beyond, as well as build public awareness and change prevailing perceptions about landscape architecture in the city. Most importantly, the series will create a landscape architecture community in Los Angeles that bridges the academy and practice.

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August 2015

Helms Bakery Screens Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture

August 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Free
Helms Bakery Film Screening

On Thursday, August 27th, Helms Bakery partners with the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) and AIA Los, Angeles to bring you a series of films and conversations that explore how art, architecture and design influence our daily lives.

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June 2015

Architecture & Design Film Festival: Gray Matters

June 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
Free

On Thursday, June 4th, Helms Bakery partners with the Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) and AIA Los Angeles to bring you a series of films and conversations that explore how art, architecture and design influence our daily lives.

Gray Matters explores the long, fascinating life and complicated career of architect and designer Eileen Gray, whose uncompromising vision defined and defied the practice of modernism in decoration, design and architecture.

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May 2015

Lecture Series: Alvin Huang of Synthesis Design + Architecture

May 28, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Helms Bakery and the Cal Poly Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design Host a Free Lecture and Discussion Series:
Alvin Huang of Synthesis Design + Architecture

On Thursday, May 28th from 6:30 - 9:00pm, please join us in welcoming Alvin Huang, AIA - architect, educator, designer, and Founder and Design Principal of Synthesis Design + Architecture, an award-winning contemporary design practice focused on exploring design at the intersection of Performance, Technology and Craft. Alvin specializes in the integrated application of material performance, emergent design technologies and digital fabrication in contemporary architectural practice.

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Lecture Series: Erin Besler of Besler & Sons

May 21, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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Helms Bakery and the Cal Poly Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design Host a Free Lecture and Discussion Series:
Erin Besler of Besler & Sons

On Thursday, May 21st from 6:30 - 9:00pm, please join us in welcoming Erin Besler, co-founder and principal of the Los Angeles based design collective, Besler & Sons. Holding both a B.A. from Yale University and a M.A. of Architecture with Distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Besler is a faculty member in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at UCLA, where she was the 2013-2014 Teaching Fellow.

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Lecture Series: Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects

May 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Helms Design Center, 8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Helms Bakery and the Cal Poly Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design Host a Free Lecture and Discussion Series:
Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects

On Thursday, May 14th from 6:30 - 9:00pm, please join us in welcoming Stanley Saitowtiz, partner, principal and founding member of San Francisco based firm, Natoma Architects. Saitowitz produces architecture as an un-programmed and indeterminate blank slate, which is highly refined and evolved.

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