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October is Architecture Month, What's Your Favorite LA Building?

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Is Disney Hall your favorite building in LA? (Photo by Kevin Britton via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

Is Disney Hall your favorite building in LA? (Photo by Kevin Britton via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Spanish, Colonial, Mid-Century Modern, Craftsman, Streamline Moderne, Art Deco...Los Angeles is packed end to end with architecture reflective of so many different styles. Sometimes we pause to celebrate a building, its design, and designers only when it reaches a milestone or when we say goodbye to it. But this month the American Institute of Architects: Los Angeles (AIA) wants to encourage all of us to celebrate architecture for all 31 days of October.

This month was proclaimed "Architecture Month" two years ago by City Councilman Tom LaBonge and the City Council along with the AIA. "Architecture Month celebrates the built environment and inspires to bring a greater awareness of the importance of architecture and design to the community-at-large." After the jump, check out a calendar of events going on all over LA that focus on architecture.

Since we're in the celebratory mood, tell us in the comments what your favorite building in Los Angeles is.

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Need inspiration? Check out some of the buildings we've shone the spotlight on in the past here on LAist:

Grand Central Air Terminal; Hollywood & Highland; Union Station; The Egyptian Theatre; The Brown Derby; Cross Roads of the World; Sowden House; Carthay Circle Theater; The Post-War House & the Home of Tomorrow; Tail O' the Pup; The Pan Pacific Auditorium; Pickfair; Hollyhock House; Randy's Donuts; the Ennis House; The Ambassador Hotel.

Events from now until the end of October courtesy of AIA email newsletter:

3 ARE: Site Planning & Design

3 Unfrozen Music

3 Craig Hodgetts, Playmaker at Ace Gallery Institute of Art at The Wilshire Tower

4 AIA/LA Home Tours - A Day in Manhattan (Beach!)

5 The Green California Community College Summit

6 Where Hope Lives at the REDCAT Presented by AIALA and Skidrow Housing Trust

7 New Beginnings Panel: Marketing for Emerging Professionals

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7 Marcel Spina at SCI-Arc

8 AIA/LA BP&R Committee Presents Services in Building Construction & Commissioning

8 AIALA COTE Presents Generating Solar Power

9 LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Workshop

9 Todd Gannon at SCI-Arc

9 University of Guadalajara LA Presents Leopoldo Fernandez Font

10 Art Deco Los Angeles Walking Tour in Downtown LA

10 Broadway's Historic Theatre District Walking Tour in Downtown LA

10 The Historic Core - Four Decades of LA History & Classic Architectural Styles in Downtown LA

11 From the Spoon to the City: Objects by Architects from LACMA's Collection

12 Kazuyo Sejima, On the Cusp Lecture Series, UCLA, Perloff Hall

13 AIA/LA Interiors Committee Presents A Conversation with Felderman & Keatinge

13 International Practice Committee Presents LA Design Export featuring Sebastian Knorr

14 AIA/LA Practice Committee Meeting with Guest Speaker, Jacob Williams

14 Laurie D. Olin at SCI-Arc

14 LARC (Los Angeles Real Creativity) Award Nominations Deadline

15 LA Forum presents ARS Synthetica: Control and Consilience, a Lecture by John May

15 Contemporary Architectural Practice-Decorative Arts and Design Lecture Series

15 Spark Awards Call for Entry Deadline

16 OES Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training

16 AIA/LA Legislative Day at City Hall and the Advocacy Breakfast

16 Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Schulman Screening

17 ARE: Schematic Design

18 Feathered Edge: A New Installation by Ball-Nogues Studio

19 MOCA Exhibit - From the Permanent Collection: Robert Franks The Americans

20 Arch Is Call for Entry Available

21 The 16th Annual AIA/LA Design Awards Party at the Egyptian Theatre
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21 Architecture for Healthcare Committee Meeting

21 Urban Design Committee Meeting

21-22 Lightshow West at LA Convention Center

22 AFLA Presents An Evening with Bob Bates of Inner City Arts

22 Silvia Barisione: Italian Futurist Design - Decorative Arts & Design Lecture Series at LACMA

23 Jean-Pierre Hebert at SCI-Arc

23 Blow x Blow opening reception at SCI-Arc

24 ARE: Programming Planning Practice

24 -25 LA Conservancy's Haunts of Angeleno Heights

25 Conversations with Artists: Frank Gohlke

26 Neil Denari + Thom Mayne, On The Cusp Lecture Series - UCLA

26 Architecture in China, France, Italy and Malaysia exhibit at USC

27 Jonathan Harris, Mobile Media Lecture Series - Escaping Aesthetic Alcatraz: Re-Imagining the Architecture of Our Online Homes

28 Historic Resources Committee: Tour of the Hollywood Palladium

28 Yung Ho Chang at SCI-Arc

29 The Director's Series: Conversations with Michael Govan - Barbara Kruger

29 NBBJ Presents Cultural Confluence at A + D

30 "Building LA's Future" Breakfast Series with Brian League

30 2009 Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit - LABC

31 West Hollywood Halloween Night Costume Carnival