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Design Conversation featuring John Ike, Carl Baker & Tyler Velten

August 25, 2023 | Design Series

Thursday, September 21, 2023
5:30 – 7:30pm
Liljestrand House
Design Conversation featuring
John Ike, Carl Baker and Tyler Velten
Along the Lines of Liljestrand
A moderated conversation about site and context, focusing on four houses from the recent book 9 Houses/9 Stories in relation to two of Vladimir Ossipoff’s evocative designs. 
Moderated by Dave Hampton

John Ike has been practicing architecture and design for more than four decades. John’s first job was working for Robert A.M. Stern, under whom he had studied for his Master of Architecture degree at the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University. He later co-founded Ike Kligerman Barkley in 1989 and remained with the firm until its closure in 2022. During his time with Ike Kligerman Barkley, he published two books with Monacelli Press, Houses and The New Shingled House. The firm received numerous awards ranging from the AIA New York Chapter Award, the DDB Stars of Design Award, the ICAA Julia Morgan Award, and the ICAA Stanford White Award, as well as being in the AD100 and Elle Decor A-List. John released his third book in May 2023 titled 9 Houses / 9 Stories (Vendome) which explores and celebrates the inextricable bond between the architect and those who implement his vision, a give-and-take that results in singularly designed residences.

Carl has been practicing architecture on the West Coast for over 20 years. Prior to partnering with Ike & Velten, Carl was a Principal of Ike Kligerman Barkley and the Studio Director of the San Francisco Bay Area office. He studied architectural history at Vassar College before moving west to earn his B. Arch at UC-Berkeley and his M. Arch at the University of Washington–Seattle. At UW, he was awarded the Valle Scholarship to study sustainable design in Stockholm, Sweden. Before practicing architecture, Carl apprenticed with a wooden boat builder in upstate New York where he honed his own skills as a woodworker and his collaborative nature creating finely crafted products – experience he brings to his architectural work today.

Tyler is a Partner at Ike Baker Velten. He obtained his Master of Architecture Degree at Yale – where he was nominated for the prestigious H.I. Feldman Prize and received the Eero Saarinen Memorial Scholarship. Before, during, and for a brief period after Yale, he worked for Newman Architects on public projects ranging from houses to schools and libraries. He then worked at the Guilford Center for Children in Connecticut with the firm Gray Organschi before moving back to the Bay Area to work for Hart Howerton, focusing on mixed-use and hospitality design. An artist in his own right, Tyler is passionate about working in a culture of makers. He is known for his beautiful hand-drawn renderings and, outside the office, for everything from furniture to sketches to a series of light fixtures made entirely of recycled plastic bags.

Dave Hampton is an independent curator and collector based in San Diego. His research is focused on mid-twentieth century craft, design and visual art in California, particularly within the San Diego postwar art and architecture community. In 2011 Dave contributed a major exhibition and publication to the first Getty-sponsored Pacific Standard Time initiative. He and Moanalua grad Gayle Kauihou, share a historic 1967 home designed by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg.

Was it a movie? Was it a dream? It’s just an amazing story of people who are inspired and curious and demanding and creative and sooo… unique. Thank you very much for your preservation.

— Guest Book Entry

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The Liljestrand House is listed on the Hawai‘i State and the United States National Register of Historic Places.

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