HKS LADF Events
Set up in a biennial format, the LADF alternates between Design Charette and Design Workshop events with a focus on community and academia outreach. Design Charettes challenge teams made up of students and professionals to solve issues affecting the greater Los Angeles community. Design Workshops provide students an insight into the inner workings of the profession through an interactive project case-study.
2019 Design Charette
The LADF's inaugural event was the 2019 Design Charette, which brought students and professionals together to solve issues that LA will face when hosting the 2028 Olympics. Design Charette events will take place every other year, the next event will be in 2021.
2020 Design Workshop
The 2020 HKS LADF Design Workshop is a one-day workshop that gives students an exclusive opportunity to learn about SoFi Stadium, new home to the LA Rams and Chargers. The workshop is structured around a series of presentations from the project team that will give students a first-hand account of design from concept to computational design, and the various constructability challenges. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Design Workshop will take place virtually on Saturday, July 11, 2020.