Brian Dougherty has been selected to serve as Vice President/President Elect of the AIA California Council. Congratulations, Brian!
Creative Orange County, a think tank at the intersection of culture, commerce and community, interviewed Betsey and Megan Dougherty about Dougherty + Dougherty’s 2012 CANstruction entry “Say Gnome to Hunger.”
Creative Orange County aims to empower and engage Orange County by serving as a “Creative” Community Showcase via partnerships and collaborations with like minded individuals and organizations.
For the month of September the whimsical creations that make up CANstruction helps raise awareness and funds for the OC Food Bank. Maria Hall-Brown met up with the midnight CANstruction crews for KOCE’s Real Orange.
Costa Mesa, CA, January 26, 2012: Juanita Tate was an inspiring woman of vision and courage, dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Los Angeles Neighborhoods. What better tribute to a woman with such high ideals and the courage to make her vision reality, than to make her the namesake of a school which will improve quality of life for families in this inner-city neighborhood? Once the site of dilapidated industrial businesses and a dirt field, this modern new school transforms the community and is a source of pride and inspiration. It creates a positive environment in which to nurture future generations of Los Angelinos. Present at the Grand Opening Celebration were representatives including Dr. John Deasy, Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, the Honorable Jan Perry, Los Angeles’ Ninth District Councilwoman and Mark Williams, son of the inspirational and visionary Juanita Tate.
When they first told me I’d get to embed with a team of architects building a structure out of tin cans for South Coast Plaza’s Festival of Children, I hoped we’d be creating something that might elicit wonderment in the eyes of little boys like me - something like, say, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle. I was assigned to help build an 8-foot tall Hello Kitty.