CA/Boom II will feature single day panel discussion events separate from the contemporary design expo itself. Admission is $60 to the panel discussions. The schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 29th

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

… Sustainable Building Practices: New Technology


Monica Gilchrist, Coordinator of Global Green USA’s Green Building Resource Center


David Hertz, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Syndesis

James Weiner, AIA, Collaborative Project Consulting

Heather Rosenberg, CTG Energetics, Sustainability Consultant

12:50 to 2:05 p.m.

… Lodging and Lounges: LA’s New Spirit of Hospitality


Michael Hricak, FAIA, lector at USC and senior instructor at UCLA Extension


Ralph Gentile, Ralph Gentile Architects

Wolfram Putz/Lars Kr¸ckenberg, Graft LLC

Alice Kimm, AIA, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

2:10 to 3:25 p.m.

… The Green Revolution: Style or Substance?


Frances Anderton, host of KRCW’s DNA (Design and Architecture) and producer of

To the Point and Which Way LA


Greg Reitz, City of Santa Monica

Matt Petersen, Global Green

Christof Jantzen, AIA, Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner

Deborah Weintraub, deputy city engineer, City of Los Angeles

4 to 5:15 p.m.

… Breaking Ground: New Directions in Landscape Architecture


James Lippincott, Land + Living


David Fletcher, assistant director Landscape Architecture Program at USC

Tom Leader, principal, Tom Leader Studio, Berkley, CA

Katherine Spitz, AIA, Katherine Spitz Associates, Inc.

5:20 to 6:30 p.m.

… Design Authenticity in a Napster Age


Wesley Jessup, executive director, Pasadena Museum of California Art


Eames Demetrios, director, Eames Office

Grant Seltzer, chief strategy officer, Jules Seltzer & Associates

Saturday, July 30th

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

… The State of Pre-Fab


Dan Gregory, home editor, Sunset Magazine

Michael Sylvester, editor and publisher,


Toby Long, Clever Homes

Jennifer Siegal, principal, Office of Mobile Design

Steve Glenn, founder and CEO, LivingHomes Inc.

12:50 to 2:05 p.m.

… The Challenges and Rewards of Restoring an Architectural Icon and Maintaining It For Generations to Come


Jade Chang, West Coast editor, Metropolis Magazine


Leo Marmol, AIA, Marmol-Radziner

Scott Frank, Phd, Ennis Brown House

Kimberli Meyer, MAK Center, Schindler House

John Umbanhowar, SH_Arch Studio

2:10 to 3:25 p.m.

… The Value of Architecture: Design Matters

What separates good architecture from market-savvy interior design? What, if anything, does architecture add to the domestic and community experience? Should you race out and hire an architect?


Greg Goldin, Los Angeles Magazine


Brian Linder, AIA, Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills

Ron Radziner, AIA, Marmol-Radziner

Stephen Kanner, FAIA, Kanner Architects

Jim Ebert, Ebert Appraisal Services

3:40 to 4:55 p.m.

… Contemporary Spa Design


Liz Mazurski, editor-in-chief, Spa Magazine


Michael Rotondi, FAIA, RoTo Architects

John E. Sather AIA, AICP Swaback Partners Pllc

5 to 6:15 p.m.

… Beyond the Single Family Home – New Concepts for Urban Living

The “Beyond the Single Family Home — New Solutions for Urban Living” panel is composed of architects and professionals who are contributing significant design to the planning paradigm of the 21st century.


Tibby Rothman, publisher Venice Paper


Larry Scarpa, AIA, Pugh + Scarpa

Jack V. Hoffmann, Venice Properties

Lorcan O’Herlihy, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects