Heads up Los Angeles design fans!

DesignWeek LA is currently in full swing, bringing an explosion of design events to the greater Los Angeles area. The event runs straight through Sunday and the full list of events can be found on the DesignWeek LA website. We’ve also rounded up a list of must-see eco events from this year’s program – hit the jump to check out our favorites and sign up today!

SCI-Arc Lecture, Geoff Manaugh: Quadraturin and Other
Tomorrow | October 13, 2010 @ 7pm

Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG and The BLDGBLOG Book, former senior editor of Dwell magazine, and a contributing editor at Wired UK. Along with Nicola Twilley, he organized and co-curated the “Landscapes of Quarantine” design studio and exhibition at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture in 2009/2010, and he is currently curating a 2011 exhibition for the Nevada Museum of Art called “Landscape Futures.”

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AIGA Los Angeles presents Talk Story with Jeni: “Going Metro” with Michael Lejeune and Matt Raymond
Thursday | October 14, 2010 @ 6:30pm

Join us as two guys and a girl, all locally-born and raised in Southern California, talk about the future of L.A.! Michael Lejeune and Matt Raymond, both of Metro Los Angeles, are sitting down with Jeni Herberger for a live, on-location taping of “Talk Story with Jeni” and you’re invited to be a part of the studio audience. Michael and Matt will share the secrets of their partnership at Metro and explain how their team took the high road, literally, to create successful communications strategies that set the bar for mass transit across the nation. The conversation is sure to be engaging, educational and entertaining.

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Skirball Architecture and Gardens Tour
Saturday | October 16 @ 11:30am

The Skirball campus has been recognized for its intimate scale and sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment. Tour the buildings and grounds and learn about the vision of the Skirball’s renowned architect, Moshe Safdie. Comfortable walking shoes, hats, and sunglasses are recommended. Weather permitting only.

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AIA|LA Fall Home Tour – “Off Sunset: Brentwood to Palisades”
Sunday | October 17 @ 11am – 4pm

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles invites you to join them for a series of home tours on Sunday October 17, 2010, featuring 4 beautiful houses by some of Los Angeles’ leading architects. You can see the homes, talk to the architects, and discover new designs for living.

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