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November 2, 2018

Laurel will present as part of the Hearst Lecture Series at Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design. 4:00pm Room 03-213.

October 14, 2018

Laurel will read from Life on the Fantasy Substrate of Los Angeles to accompany the display of Four Experimental Mascots for Los Angeles at Cities of Days, Los Angeles in the Water Iteration through October. 3-5 1709 N Kenmore Ave, Los Angeles.

September 14, 2018

WELCOMEPROJECTS will participate in Practice Sessions, A Total Architecture Encampment with a lecture on September 14th and a workshop in Spring 2019 at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan6:00pm Art + Architecture Building, A. Alfred Taubman Wing Commons.

July 19, 2018

WELCOMEPROJECTS presents, Four Experimental Mascots for Los Angeles at Cities of Days, Los Angeles in the Water Iteration through October.

May 12, 2018

Miranda July’s project I’m the President Baby part of the exhibition, The Future Starts Here opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. WELCOMEPROJECTS design consulting. 

February 2, 2018

Laurel will participate in 100% Contemporary: Audience(s)an architectural symposium at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee organized by Assistant Professors Whitney Moon and Kyle Reynolds.

November 17, 2017

Laurel participates in the Columbia Graduate School of Planning and Preservation‘s symposium, Constructing Practice organized by Professors Juan Herreros and Enrique Walker.

September 16, 2017

WELCOMEPROJECTS presents, I see Paris, I see France, a reimagining of Le Corbusier’s 1931 Beistegui Apartment in Paris at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

September 16, 2017

WELCOMEPROJECTS presents, Sheepshead Chompers, a new souvenir for Brooklyn Community District 15 as part of Souvenirs: New New York Icons at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.

May 23, 2017

ART PAPERS’ special architecture and design issue launches in Los Angeles at 6:30 at The Pink Motel 9457 San Fernando Road, Sun Valley, CA RSVP.

May 21, 2017

The Shed House is published in the Los Angeles Times’ new design magazine, Design LA.

March 22, 2017

Laurel will lecture as part of the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design spring lecture series. 6:30pm Wurster Hall, Berkeley, CA.

March 9, 2017

Laurel will participate in LAB Talk, a panel on the future of Los Angeles as part of cityLAB, times 10 at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles on March 9th at 7:30pm.

March 6, 2017

WELCOMEPROJECTS is selected to exhibit as part of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial. All the details here.

March 1, 2017

WELCOMEPROJECTS’ Pool-dles are included in ART PAPERS’ special issue on architecture and design, edited by Victoria Camblin and Jennifer Bonner, and guest designed by April Greiman.

February 17, 2017

In and Out of Pictures, a symposium to follow the Materials and Applications installation, The Kid gets out of the Picture, curated by LADG including First Office, Laurel Broughton/Andrew Kovacs, and Hirsuta. Moderated by Heather Roberge at UCLA A.UD 5-7pm Perloff Hall.

February 3, 2017

WELCOMEPROJECTS’ speculative urban study, Life on the Fantasy Substrate of Los Angeles is featured in cityLAB, times 10 at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles opening February 3rd at 7pm.

October 17, 2016

Laurel with Andrew Kovacs will lecture on their individual and collaborative practices as part of Columbia University’s GSAPP Fall Dean’s Lecture Series examining post-disciplinary practice. 6:30 Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall, Columbia University.

October 15, 2016

The Kid Gets Out of Picture opens at Materials and Applications, a contemporary update on the aesthetic principles of early 19th century English landscape architecture, curated by LADG including First Office, Laurel Broughton/Andrew Kovacs, and Hirsuta.

May 10, 2016

Princeton School of Architecture launches audio journal, Attention #3: Keywords Postmodernism  including interviews with Andrew Atwood, Laurel Broughton, Andrew Kovacs, Tomas Klassnik, Jimenez Lai, Michael Loverich, Anna Neimark, James Tate, Elly Ward. Listen here.

January 16, 2016

Errors, Estrangement, Messes and Fictions opens at All Gallery in Los Angeles. Sponsored by USC School of Architecture, the show includes the work of Laurel Consuelo Broughton/WELCOMEPROJECTS, Andrew Atwood/Anna Neimark /First Office, and Andrew Kovacs.

September 20-22, 2015

The short film, Miranda July Introduces The Miranda, featuring WELCOMECOMPANIONS’ collaboration with Miranda July will be screened as part of the 2nd Annual Fashion Film Festival Milano.

August 26, 2015

Laurel and WELCOMECOMPANIONS featured on Vogue.com.

April 24, 2015

The series of drawings, Two-Face, will be featured in the Magic Issue of Pidgin, the bi-annual student-run journal of the Princeton School of Architecture. 

April 10, 2015

The diptych, The In-Crowd, will be featured in Offramp #09, Lies,  an online journal published by SCI-Arc. The launch reception is April 10th, 2015 at 6pm. sciarc-offramp.info/lies

April 3-6, 2015

Laurel will give a talk and a weekend workshop called Things Become Other Things under the theme Architecture Fundamentals at Syracuse University School of Architecture.

March 10-12, 2015

WELCOMECOMPANIONS will be exhibiting with the Los Angeles Fashion Council during Los Angeles fashion week.

February 17, 2015

Laurel will be a guest in Matt Olsen’s class, The X-Lab: Cross-Disciplinary Practice and Collaboration at University of Minnesota College of Design.

January 30, 2015

WELCOMEPROJECTS launches, Two-Face: Behind the Line, a short animation introducing the new WELCOMECOMPANIONS collection Two-Face.

January 26, 2015

Three Drawings, a mini-exhibition opens on the USC School of Architecture Faculty Wall, Watt Hall.

November 15, 2014

Laurel will give a presentation and participate in & Delight a symposium at the Princeton School of Architecture. You can watch it here.

November 1, 2014

Gallery Attachment a collaborative project with Andrew Kovacs opens at 643 N Spring St Los Angeles, CA 90012 with As Builts a companion show of drawings opening at Jai & Jai across the street at 648 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012. Gallery Attachment is part of Storefront for Art and Architecture’s WorldWide Storefront (“WWSF”), a new initiative for the exchange of latent desires within contemporary art and architecture practices.

October 16, 2014

Laurel and Andrew Kovacs will give a joint presentation of their individual work and overlaps as well as participate in a roundtable discussion as part of the LA Forum’s Out There Doing It series.

October 2, 2014

WELCOMECOMPANIONS’ collaboration with artist, writer, and director Miranda July is launched at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles. The Miranda is an obsessively customized namesake handbag.

The short film, Miranda July introduces The Miranda is premiered on Vogue.com.

July 9, 2014

Laurel will lecture as part of the series, Oblique Strategies – Endlessly Worthwhile Dilemmas at UCLA Jumpstart

June 28-29, 2014

WELCOMECOMPANIONS will be doing a popup residency at The Deep End Club in New York.

June 20, 2014

Retrospective City opens as part of the A+D Architecture and Design Museum’s summer show, Come In S, M, L, X LA, an exhibition of spatial interventions reflecting on the inquiry of scale. Through August 31, 2014.

May 19, 2014

Laurel Broughton and Andrew Kovacs‘ collaborative project, Gallery Attachment, an architectural object is selected as one of 10 projects for Storefront for Art and Architecture’s WorldWide Storefront (“WWSF”), a new initiative for the exchange of latent desires within contemporary art and architecture practices.

April 5, 2014

Endgame, a discussion with the designers, closes CHESS an exhibition of architects reinterpreting the game of chess at Jai & Jai Los Angeles. 6pm-8pm.

March 3, 2014

WELCOMECOMPANIONS releases the new accessory story, Classics, designed in collaboration with Miranda July, featuring The Miranda, a numbered limited edition art piece as handbag.

February 28, 2014

CHESS an exhibition of architects reinterpreting the game of chess opens at Jai & Jai Los Angeles featuring The World is Flat.

November 4, 2013

Laurel Broughton and Andrew Kovacs‘ collaborative project Gallery Attachment, an architectural object receives the Los Angeles Forum for Art and Architecture’s  John Chase Memorial Fund Award.

November 1, 2013

Laurel will give the talk, Castaway as part of Cal Poly Pomona Fall Lecture Series.

October 10, 2013

Black Holes opens at the Santa Monica Museum of Art through May 17, 2014.

September 27, 2013

WELCOMEPROJECTS launches film, Welcome to the Jungle for WELCOMECOMPANIONS.

September 19, 2013

All the Books drawing featured as backdrop for Paper Cuts at the New York Art Book Fair.

September 15, 2013

WELCOMECOMPANIONS releases the new accessory story Navy Yard.

July 24, 2013

The Village is included in issue 24 of zingmagazine.

May 10, 2013

WELCOMEPROJECTS launches its first film, The Navy Yard Shuffle for WELCOMECOMPANIONS.

March 15, 2013

Laurel and WELCOMECOMPANIONS featured in Elle Magazine, Accessory Roundup.

February 1, 2013

WELCOMECOMPANIONS releases the new accessory story Part-time Picnic.

December 7, 2012

Laurel gave the talk, Things at DESMA10 at the Design Media Arts School, UCLA.