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August 29, 1989 | LEON WHITESON
Rebecca Binder launched her architectural practice 10 years ago with a rare boldness. Rather than wait for a client to come along with a first commission, as most hopeful young architects do, Binder became her own developer. With her husband, Gary Fisher, she purchased a site in Santa Monica and built a row of condominiums that immediately caught the attention of the design community and won a national award from the American Institute of Architects in 1985.
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August 29, 1989 | LEON WHITESON
Rebecca Binder launched her architectural practice 10 years ago with a rare boldness. Rather than wait for a client to come along with a first commission, as most hopeful young architects do, Binder became her own developer. With her husband, Gary Fisher, she purchased a site in Santa Monica and built a row of condominiums that immediately caught the attention of the design community and won a national award from the American Institute of Architects in 1985.
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REAL ESTATE
December 7, 1986
Laguna Beach architect Fred M. Briggs won the Grand Award in the first Concrete Masonry Design Awards program, Rebecca L. Binder of Santa Monica won an Honor Award and the Randall/Baylon Partnership of Los Angeles received a Merit Award. Briggs was honored for the Ontario headquarters of Elixir Industries; Binder was cited for her design of the Binder residence in Playa del Rey, while Randall/Baylon was cited for the Oramerica Inc. headquarters in Burbank.
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June 17, 1987 | STACY FINZ
San Diegans will get the chance to enhance their knowledge of their city's architecture as well as vote for their favorite architectural projects of this year during the American Institute of Architects' 1987 Honor Awards Competition and San Diego: By Design Week. During the third annual series of events, which runs from Friday through June 27, people can take tours of buildings and homes and attend seminars.
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June 14, 1987 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Kaplan is The Times' Design Critic
"When you design your own house you are in control . . . ." --Pierre Koenig "When you are designing your own building, you go for it." --Rebecca Binder "My house is my best business card," said architect Ron Goldman, summing up his well-detailed, well-lit Malibu residence. Goldman explained that while he had designed and built the house primarily to live in and enjoy, he also was quite conscious that it was a form of self-advertisement.
REAL ESTATE
May 26, 1991
Los Angeles area architects William M. Adams, Rebecca L. Binder and William H. Fain Jr. have been elevated to Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for their outstanding achievements in architecture. Adams, a full-time professor of architectural design at Cal Poly Pomona, is a principal of William Adams Architecture in Santa Monica. His 16-year-old firm has won two design awards from the California Council of the American Institute of Architects and six from AIA/Los Angeles chapter.
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June 2, 1991 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Bonnie Frankel had an inauspicious start when she first went to college. She wasn't much of a student. But after a 25-year hiatus, she seems to have found herself. Frankel, 46, is taking classes again at Santa Monica College. "I discovered that I was dyslexic and after years of frustration, I worked myself up from a D average to a B average," she said. Frankel says school now is a very positive experience. "I never stop learning with the kids," she noted.
REAL ESTATE
June 25, 1989 | EVELYN De WOLFE, Times Staff Writer
More than a century ago, a determined Louise Blanchard Bethune (1856- 1913) of Buffalo, N.Y., set out to prove that she could design buildings as well as any man. Before long, Bethune was doing baseball grandstands, factories and schools, and in 1888 became the first woman to be admitted to membership in the American Institute of Architects. A traveling exhibit that opened Friday in Pacific Design Center marks that 100-year milestone and celebrates the progress of women in architecture.
REAL ESTATE
October 12, 1986 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Design Critic
A variety of styles and structures garnered this year's awards of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In contrast with recent years, the jury displayed a healthy, if arbitrary, eclecticism in reviewing 154 projects submitted by the ever-hopeful members of the local chapter. A total of 13 projects were honored, ranging from modest, inventive residential and commercial remodelings to major, assertive retail and educational complexes.
REAL ESTATE
October 13, 1985 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Design Critic
Small, trendy projects in Venice and environs were the focus of this year's design awards of the American Institute of Architects. The focus was further narrowed by the judges, who chose to ignore the categories into which the entries had been submitted, such as education, commercial, industrial and government, to simply honor projects that engaged them. The result was a myopic view of faddish eateries, fashionable boutiques and designer-jean houses--an architecture for the age of the yuppies.
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