Professor Anthony Fontenot and Dean Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter were recently featured in the relaunch of FORM Magazine. The relaunch aims to celebrate Southern California’s contribution to architecture, design, and the visual arts. Anthony and Ingalill joined a panel of architects and designers to recognize some of SoCal’s most significant architecture.
FORM wanted to uncover the hidden gems, “the unusual suspects” that influenced design and were game-changers in architectural discourse. To that end, the magazine convened a jury: Barbara H. Bouza, FAIA, Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA, Anthony Fontenot, Ph. D, Hsin Ming Fung, FAIA, Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, FAIA, and Kulapat Yantrasast facilitated by Michael Franklin Ross, FAIA.
The jury believed selections had to be: Innovative, Groundbreaking, Aesthetically Beautiful, Sustainable, Paradigm Shifting, Iconic, Contextual, and Timeless. They agreed that any building designed by a jury member or their firm be removed from consideration and that any building to be considered must still be standing.
As a forum to address issues of aesthetics and function, place and place-making, FORM serves as both conduit and catalyst for design inspiration. FORM is primarily, B2B, interfacing with an audience of creative professionals from architecture, interior and landscape design, product and material manufacture, and multiple disciplines within the fine arts. FORM capitalizes on its locus among the talent and vitality of work that thrive in greater Los Angeles, while also expanding its scope of inquiry to the global design community writ large.