Venice Home and Garden Tour & Celebratory Soiree set for May 7 VisitVeniceCa July 1, 2013 Annual Events Save the date: May 7, 2016 22nd Annual Venice Garden & Home Tour & Celebratory Soiree The 2016 tour celebrates the works of Steven Shortridge, one of our area’s most influential modernist architects. Guests will experience the magic created by Steven on an intimate bus tour of various local properties. The tour will end with a celebratory soiree at Horizon House, Steven’s final project. About Steven Shortridge: Steven Shortridge, AIA, whose career spanned more than twenty years as an influential and highly-recognized Los Angeles modernist architect, passed away on May 3, 2014 at the age of 52. Steven received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, and held a Master of Architecture degree from M.I.T. He moved to Los Angeles in 1989 to work with celebrated modernist designer Franklin Israel, with whom he eventually partnered and collaborated on a number of noteworthy commercial and residential projects. After Israel’s death in 1996, the firm evolved into Callas Shortridge Architects in partnership with Barbara Callas until 2010, when Steven founded Shortridge Architects. Steven was a longtime member of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects. His firm’s collaborative process was to establish an intimate relationship between designer, client and craftsman, ensuring that each completed project succeeds in its functional purpose and positively impacts the lives of those who occupy its space. Steven’s collaborations have produced over thirty residences, retail facilities, and offices in and around Southern California, as well as notable commissions in London and Tel Aviv. The studio’s work has appeared in numerous books and magazines including Architectural Digest, Metropolitan Home, House & Garden and Los Angeles Times. Event Details: –Saturday, May 7th: home tours from 2-5 pm & soiree from 5-8:30 pm -Party at Horizon House on the Marina Peninsula with eats prepared by Joe Miller, Revel tequila tasting, champagne toasts & more -200 guests @ $250/person Get your tickets now! . This event benefits Neighborhood Youth Association! NYA’s afterschool program provides low-income and at-risk youth ages 6-18 with targeted, individualized academic support, leadership development, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning activities, creative writing and arts enrichment, college readiness along with mentoring and scholarships for college undergraduates. NYA is based in Venice with additional locations in Mar Vista, Mid-City/Koreatown, Downtown Los Angeles, and South Los Angeles. NYA boasts a 100% on time high school graduation rate with 100% of NYA youth going on to college – nearly all are first generation college bound! http://nyayouth.org – Support Neighborhood Youth Association, and get your tickets now!