A.UD @ 50 GALA
A.UD @ 50 GALA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF UCLA ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN (UCLA A.UD)
On Saturday, March 19, more than 300 notables from the architecture, design, real estate development, construction, and entertainment industries gathered at UCLA A.UD’s satellite IDEAS campus to celebrate UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s role in shaping the future of architecture since its inception a half-century ago. The sold-out gala honored architect Denise Scott Brown, designer Yves Béhar, and a group of advocates who have helped preserve Palm Springs’ legacy of mid-century modern architecture.
The evening’s program also featured the premiere of Opening New Futures, a short film celebrating the role and potential of architecture in the 21st century, and launched the UCLA A.UD Global Index, which provides faculty and alumni with an interactive platform for sharing their work and networking with colleagues, connecting work from around the world and mapping UCLA A.UD’s global impact.
Proceeds from the gala support A.UD’s student scholarships and innovative programs.
A.UD @ 50 was made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor Taslimi Construction.
From left, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Mehran Taslimi, Shidan Taslimi, and Carol Block.
UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Professor and Dean Emeritus Richard Weinstein pays tribute to honoree Denise Scott Brown.
UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Professor Greg Lynn presents award to honoree Yves Béhar.
UCLA Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Director of The Now Institute at UCLA Thom Mayne.
Department of Architecture and Urban Design Lecturer Julia Koerner with students.
Light sculptures created by Department of Architecture and Urban Design students were sold to support the department.