Come celebrate and learn more about the process behind the ‘Cleo Turns 50’ Exhibition currently on display at the Bartholomew County Public Library’s Main Branch. The event will feature a brief discussion with Tricia Gilson (Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives) and Daniel Luis Martinez and Lulu Loquidis (LAA Office). Join us at the library and explore the exhibition at 5:30 with a reception to follow at the Columbus Area Visitors Center at 6:00 pm. Light snacks and drinks will be served.
411 Gallery Celebration on 09/12 Features Learning Patterns + Community Studio
Come celebrate the opening of the 411 Gallery’s latest exhibition, featuring two LAA Office projects: Learning Patterns + 411 Community Studio on Thursday, September 12th starting at 5pm. The exhibition also features work from Tricia Gilson and Brooke Hawkins. The celebration will include music, drinks, and food in honor of the many community partners that have made this possible, including The Columbus Area Arts Council, Heritage Fund (The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County), and Columbus Museum of Arts + Design (CMAD).
Dwell Magazine Features 'Entry Portal' on List of Reasons to Visit Columbus, IN in 2019
Acclaimed design magazine Dwell recently published an article titled, “Here’s Why You Need to Visit Columbus, Indiana This Year.” The list features several of the temporary installations that have been created for Exhibit Columbus 2019 (an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community and the flagship project of Landmark Columbus). Among the featured projects is ‘Entry Porta'l’ by Daniel Luis Martinez (LAA Office + Indiana University) and Etien Santiago (Indiana University).
LAA Office Selected as Finalist for Parking Garage Screen
LAA Office was recently selected as a finalist to design a new, decorative screen for a forthcoming parking garage project in downtown Bloomington, IN. Pictured is a conceptual, aerial rendering of our proposal.
'Entry Portal' Featured in Inside IU Publication
Inside IU, a news publication produced by Indiana University, recently featured the project ‘Entry Portal’: a temporary threshold at the historic Republic Building created by Daniel Luis Martinez (LAA Office) and Assistant Professor Etien Santiago, along with students from the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program. You can check out the full story, including an interview with Martinez and Santiago here.
Mural Project Receives 2019 CMAD Grant
Columbus Museum of Art and Design announced the recipients of their 2019 Grants Program and LAA Office has received the top award! The funds will go towards the creation of a new public mural in Downtown Columbus on the east façade of the Columbus Area Arts Council’s 411 Gallery building. Based on historic design studies from I.M. Pei’s Cleo Rogers Memorial Library, the mural explores a playful variety of textures and rhythms based on the building’s unique organization of furniture. The project is scheduled for completion in August 2019.
The Columbus Area Arts Council is proud to announce that LAA Office’s design for the 411 Community Studio Space has received full funding from Heritage Fund: The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. The project will provide a creative space for the Art Council’s Designers-In-Residence to work and display their art in downtown Columbus. For more information, see the Republic Newspaper’s recent story here. The project is currently set to open in late August of 2019.
LAA Office Delivers Keynote Address
On Monday, May 6th Lulu Loquidis and Daniel Luis Martinez delivered the keynote address at the Columbus Area Arts Council’s Annual Meeting. The event was held in the Republic Building, home of IU’s J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program. The presentation highlighted three current LAA Office projects, including recent work for the ‘Cleo Turns 50’ exhibition with Bartholomew County Public Library and Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, as well as an exhibition and mural project that will open this summer at the 411 Gallery and the design for a new community arts space in collaboration with CAAC. Thanks to all that attended!
'Entry Portal' Receives Ostrom Grant
Daniel Luis Martinez and Etien Santiago, in collaboration with graduate students from IU’s J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, have received a prestigious Ostrom Grant for their 2019 Exhibit Columbus proposal titled ‘Entry Portal’. The project is one of seven University Design Research Fellowship designs that will be featured during the celebrated biennial beginning in August of 2019. Named in honor of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, whose work emphasized the importance of community and collaboration, the grant was established to augment funding for distinctive creative projects.
LAA Office Chosen to Design 'Cleo Turns 50' Exhibition
In partnership with Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and the Bartholomew County Public Library, LAA Office has been chosen to design an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I. M. Pei. ‘Cleo Turns 50’ will examine the many ways in which this significant building has shaped the civic consciousness of Columbus and Bartholomew County.
IU Faculty Exhibition Features Recent Work by LAA Office
‘Recent Work’ by LAA Office is being featured at Indiana University’s J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program’s gallery through the end of March 2019. It is part of a larger exhibition featuring current and past work by faculty members. If you’re in Columbus, swing by! More info here.
LAA Office Named '2019 Designers-in-Residence' by CAAC
LAA Office principals Lulu Loquidis and Daniel Luis Martinez have been selected by the Columbus Area Arts Council as ‘2019 Designers-in-Residence.'“ The new program aims to link the artistic and architectural culture of Columbus to a global network of artists and designers. As the inaugural recipients, LAA Office will design and construct a new Community Studio within CAAC’s 4-1-1 Art Gallery. The new space will serve as the creative hub for future honorees. Design Development is underway with completion expected by Fall 2019!
LAA Office's Daniel Luis Martinez presents 'Entry Portal' for Exhibit Columbus
On January 19th, Daniel Luis Martinez presented the project ‘Entry Portal’ as part of the 2019 Exhibit Columbus University Design Research Fellows. In collaboration with Etien Santiago and graduate students at the J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program, the project imagines a new threshold into Myron Goldsmith’s nationally landmarked modernist icon, The Republic Building. The project will open to the public in August of 2019!
LAA Office Takes Part in '50/50' Exhibition
LAA Office was invited to contribute two pieces (Topos I and II) to the Columbus Area Arts Council’s ‘50/50 Community Art Project’ exhibition. The project serves as a fund raiser for arts-related programming in Columbus. We were very proud to participate for a great cause! Topos I and II are undulating surface studies made of 3D-printed PLA.