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Winter Final Review – MARCH 18th

Join us  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 from 10am - 1pm at IDEAS Campus for our final review for the Winter quarter where our Grand Challenges team will be presenting their work on Grand Challenges and the Spring design project for LA's Wilshire Blvd.   Ideas Campus address:...

ERSI visit leave NOW speachless!

The Now Institute had the incredible opportunity to be invited by Paul Yoshitomi to tour the work and office of ESRI. The studio spent the whole day in conversation with the brilliant minds of ESRI, learning about their software and potential for the studio's work and goals. ...

Alan Berger joins us at UCLA

Alan Berger, the founding director of P-Rex at MIT, joined The Now Institute for a full day work shop for this year's Grand Challenges project. Throughout the day we were joined by Architect Bill Fain, Architect and Professor Dana Cuff of City Lab,  UCLA and urban planning legend, Richard Weinstein, Grand Challenges ...

Back to Haiti

Mid-February, The Now Institute along with two specialists from Kolon Inc. traveled to Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien to further develop our Kolon Life Tree collaborative project. The trip allowed for face-to-face meetings with our long time collaborators, Frederick Mangones,  Claude Alexandre andAndrew Alexandre of the Haiti Development Group, dear friend, Bishop Ogé ...

Fall Quarter Final Review

The Now Institute invites you to our Fall Quarter Final Review! The review will be an opportunity for our students to share their work and to learn from  comments and critiques to advance the research. Due to varying studios this year we are dividing the reviews into three sessions.   Schedule: 10am – 12pm : ...

Former Haitian Prime Minister, Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, visits The Now Institute

The Now Institute had the honor of hosting lunch for Her Excellency Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, Former Prime Minister of Haiti and Executive Director of the Knowledge and Freedom Foundation (FOKAL),  journalist, activist Lorraine Mangones and Haitian Development Group Co-Director Claude Alexander. This lunch meeting gave Thom Mayne and the Now Institute an opportunity to speak with ...

Grand Challenges / Morphosis fueling the conversation on sustainability

   Last Friday, Morphosis Architects hosted a conversation among visionary thinkers within the LA community of urban sustainability as part of UCLA's Grand Challenge. Thom Mayne presented the impressive work of The Now Institute's Grand Challenges team to the speakers and guest. Caroline ...

Join us for "Will Downtown L.A. Rival the Westside?" Tuesday Oct. 14

Join us for "Will Downtown L.A. Rival the Westside?" 7:30pm Tuesday October 14 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Modernated by NY Times correspondent Jennifer Medina, NOW Director Thom Mayne, resturanteur Bill Chait, LA Times Laurie Ochoa and urban planner Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris of UCLA will discuss downtown's rebirth and how it may change life in Los ...

Michaelle Jean and Frederick Mangones meet meet with Haiti Prime Minister in support of NOW

NOW representative Frederick Mangones and NOW supporter, The Honorable Michaelle Jean of UNESCO, met with Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe last week in Port-au-Prince to discuss NOW's research and progress for a Master Plan for Cap-Haitien as well as presented him a version of the soon-to-be published Haiti NOW and Cap-Haitien NOW! The meeting was highlighted in Haitian ...

RUMBLE!

The 2013-2014 year has come to a close at this year’s Suprastudio RUMBLE event. The Now Institute presented a plethora of well-investigated research and informed strategy for the city of Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. The students impressed their studio directors, Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi, the jury members, and guests ...

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