Lecture: University of Kentucky
Brennan Buck will lecture at the University of Kentucky on Feb 17. UK Lecture Series
Means to an Effect
David Freeland's review of the Pacific Standard Time exhibit Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego appears in Architect's Newspaper. AN
What Plastic Wants
Brennan Buck's Essay 'What Plastic Wants' considering tectonic espression in an age of 'smooth' composite materials is published in Log 23. Log 23
FreelandBuck featured in a roundup description by Architectural Record of contemporary fabrication trends in Los Angeles. Fetish for Fabrication
Earl's Gourmet selected for Record Interiors
The annual Architectural Record Interiors Issue recognizes the best interiors projects from a large pool of applicants from around the world. Record Interiors
FreelandBuck selected as "10 to Watch"
Selected as top ten architects to watch by California Home & Design
York Canopy model selected for MATTER Exhibition
"MATTER is an exhibition taking place this fall at The Bakery (San Diego, CA), which explores the physical experiments and processes that link creative disciplines from art to architecture and design. The objects exhibited will serve as glimpses into the methodologies of the process driven investigations of a diverse group of creatives. Physical models in a variety of media will be presented in this group exhibition opening September 1, 2011, during the Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair in downtown San Diego". The Bakery
Earl's Gourmet wins AIA Restaurant Design Award
AIA Los Angeles
Brennan Buck Lecture at the Angewandte, Vienna
Angewandte Sliver Lectures
Earl's Gourmet nominated for Los Angeles AIA Restaurant Design Awards
Earl's Gourmet was nominated in the Cafe/Bar category. In addition to the jury's awards there will be a 'People's Choice' Award for each category through voting on the AIA website. AIA Los Angeles
FreelandBuck win 2011 Arch Is_ competition
"David Freeland and Brennan Buck of the design team, FreelandBuck, explored the heterogeneity of architecture as a stimulus for social, economic, and personal development. 'Difference allows our built environment to adapt to ever-changing conditions, produce distinct yet interconnected identities for our organizations and institutions,' the design duo says, "and prioritize the varied needs of actual individuals over the homogenous masses.' With soaring, spatial structures and innovative, geometric designs, FreelandBuck encourage an inspiring look into the universality, connection, and plasticity of difference in architecture." Arch Is
03.15.11 Gallery Opening
03.20.11 Roundtable Discussion
David Freeland curates an exhibition of Woodbury University faculty work focused on ways digital fabrication is redefining practice. A form of representation ubiquitous in architecture, mockups are typically associated with projects destined for construction, built by contractors in order to verify the architects' design intention at full scale. Part of a disciplinary model that locates building expertise solely within the realm of the contractor, the status of these pre-construction mockups has been challenged by fabrication technologies that reconnect design and building. Repositioning the mockup as method for exploring the unbuilt, speculating on interfaces between digital and physical, opens up the possibility for new tectonic and spatial agendas to develop outside standard modes of representation such as drawings and renderings. WUHO Gallery
Maine House Featured in Architect's Newspaper article Budding Relationship
Detroit: A Brooklyn Case Study
Detroit Superdivision selected for exhibition at Superfront Gallery. The exhibit investigates Detroit as a given typology – the shrinking city, abandoned city, reclaimed city – but also as an everyday environment whose strategies may be imported to other environments and urban centers.
David Freeland's digital fabrication seminar presents an installation and exhibition of past studio work at the Woodbury University Wedge Gallery.
Earl's Gourmet Featured in Architect's Newspaper article Day for Light on "luminous Southern California restaurants and bars."
David Freeland and Brennan Buck to present Detroit Superdivision at the 2010 Acadia Conference at Cooper Union in New York.
Brennan Buck named to the jury of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Competition hosted by suckerPUNCH.
Resurfacing by David Freeland published in Slopescraper pamphlet by Urban Operations.
Studio Lynn Visual Catalog published by Springer
Edited by Brennan Buck and Kristy Balliet, The Studio Lynn Visual Catalog presents the research produced over five years by over 90 students in the Studio of Greg Lynn at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Earl's Gourmet Grub featured on Arch Daily and Coolhunter
AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards
Cafe de Leche selected as a finalist for 2010. See all the finalists and vote for your favorite here.
Earl's Gourmet Grub
Earl's Gourmet Grub
Brennan Buck interview with suckerPUNCH
UCLA Alumni Exhibition
Technicolor Bloom, Earl's Gourment, and Unbound to be included in the UCLA alumni exhibition at Perloff Gallery at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design.
2D3D: Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control Exhibition
3.25.10 - 4.23.10
Detroit Superdivision to be featured in a drawing exhibition at WUHO Gallery, 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
"Architectural drawings have a variety of uses: to instruct, inform, indulge, confuse, confirm, congratulate and console. The most worthwhile are those that undertake these essential architectural tasks on behalf of the producer rather than the consumer. When this is the case, which is rare, then such drawings do indeed become an integral part of thearchitecture they portray rather than a cypher for thoughts translated elsewhere, and by other means."
FreelandBuck Website Launch
Brennan Buck's Essay 'A Brief History of the Building-As-Asset' is published in Log 18. The essay describes Kevin Roche's Union Carbide headquarters, the last and largest of the rural Connecticut headquarters buildings, as anticipatory of the transformation of buildings into abstract real estate assets leading up to the financial meltdown. The resulting proliferation of identity-free, re-purposable buildings calls into question Pier Vittorio Aureli's recent LOG essay on redundant figuration and his interest in the most common, generic forms of the city. 'A Brief History' argues that the dissolution of architectural identity is already the dominant condition produced by the real-estate market.. While Aureli understands figuration as reductive and deterministic, the contemporary understanding of figure suggested by Alejandro Zaera-polo's Politics of the Envelope essay, Joe Rosa's Figuration show or Glenn Brown's painting is multiple and specific - a technique of multiplying architectural identity rather than further diluting it.
David Freeland lectures on site for Woodbury Thesis Studios
Maxine Frankel Grant
David Freeland receives grant for the fabrication and installation of screen panels in the faculty center at Woodbury University.
Technicolor Bloom is featured in New Tectonics: Towards a New Theory of Digital Architecture Edited by Yu-Tung Liu along with other winners of the Far Eastern International Digital Architectural Design Award.
Technicolor Bloom is featured on the cover of Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques by Lisa Iwamoto, published by Princeton Architectural Press.