Art Center Announces $15 Million Gift

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Required fields are marked * Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Art Center College of Design today announced an unprecedented $15 million gift to the College from Southern California philanthropists and classic car enthusiasts Peter and Merle Mullin. The donation is the largest ever to the college in its 83-year history. The commitment will help fund construction of a new industrial and transportation design facility, fuel campus growth and support future creative leaders. The proposed site of the new facility is on the five-acre Art Center South Campus located on the corner of Glenarm Street and Raymond Avenue, near the entrance to the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway.The couple’s gift, says Peter Mullin, an Art Center trustee, is “a chance to make a difference. I’ve been luckier than I ever expected in business and in my life. Los Angeles has been a great place for me. I was born here, stayed here, never left and I don’t have any intention of leaving. So our gift is also an expression of gratitude to a great city that provided me with great opportunity.”He notes the robust concentration of talent in Southern California, where every major carmaker in the world has established a design studio. “The fact that all of these studios are populated by graduates of Art Center is impressive and really means that Art Center is a jewel,” he says, “a worldwide center of elegance and excellence.”“We are extremely grateful to Peter and Merle for their extraordinary philanthropic investment,” says Art Center President Lorne M. Buchman. “Their gift will make a transformational impact at the College for generations to come.”Peter Mullin is chairman of M Financial, a national reinsurance company, and chairman emeritus of MullinTBG, the nation’s largest independent executive benefits services and solutions provider. He co-founded the Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard, Calif., with his wife Merle and serves as chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The Mullin Automotive Museum pays homage to the machine age and the art deco era; its renowned collection features historic French automobiles from the Bugatti to the Voisin, as well as decorative arts from the 1920s and 1930s. At the Petersen Automotive Museum, a permanent exhibition is dedicated to Art Center’s legacy of leadership in transportation design education.How does an investment of such magnitude improve an industrial design program already renowned for graduating many of the world’s top vehicle, furniture and product designers?In recent years, the scope of industrial design projects has become significantly constrained by lack of space on the Hillside Campus. The Mullins’ timely gift will create strategically important new studios and shops for the College’s undergraduate programs in Environmental, Product and Transportation Design, enabling students and faculty to create and simulate the scale and quantity of projects that will be demanded over the coming decades. The Mullin donation will also contribute to the creation of studios, labs and prototyping facilities needed by the College’s current graduate programs in Environmental, Industrial and Transportation Design.All of which, says Buchman, will reinvigorate the College educational experience and reinforce Art Center’s place at the cutting edge of design education.“Expanding spaces for learning is a central element of the College’s Strategic Plan,” says Board Chairman Robert C. Davidson, Jr. “This generous gift from Peter and Merle will help make our dreams a reality.”A Legacy of Support to the CollegeThe Mullins have funded scholarships for Art Center students since 2005, including the Peter W. Mullin Endowed Scholarship, which provides financial support to students majoring in Transportation Design.Fourth-term Transportation Design student Christian Christensen del Rello received the Mullin Scholarship in Summer 2013. Along with financial assistance, the scholarship provided Christensen del Rello with an invaluable sense of affirmation. “Learning that there is someone who believes in my effort was one of the most motivating experiences I have had at Art Center,” he says.“I’m fascinated with the brain, how art students think, their commitment, their curiosity—how they explore an idea, put it on paper and then turn it into a real object. That’s what Art Center students do so well, ” says Peter Mullin. “Having an opportunity to help with the development of this new building dedicated to industrial design and knowing the tremendous impact it will have on the future of transportation design is an exciting project for both me and Merle.”“Peter has a real love affair with art and design, and he’s endlessly curious,” says Stewart Reed, chair of the College’s Transportation Design Department. “He absolutely views cars as functional objects that are really works of art, a beautiful marriage of aesthetics and function.”“I’m grateful the Mullins care so deeply about our students who, thanks to this incredibly generous gift, will now have more of the resources they need to continue developing their talent and skills to make a difference in the world,” Reed continued.A Lifetime of Passion for All Things FastThe son of a chemical engineer, Peter Mullin first fell in love with fast cars and boats at events sponsored by his father’s employer, Mobil Oil Company. As a young boy, Mullin got hooked on the thrill of speed while enjoying boat races with his dad at Long Beach Marine Stadium and meeting Indianapolis 500 racecar driving champion Ralph DePalma.He remembers the solid steel of the family’s ’34 Cadillac because he and his five siblings would jump from the top of the car onto the hood without making a dent, until they got caught.When he had his driver’s license and had saved up the cash, he bought his dream car, a ’54 Chevy. The vehicle needed an overhaul, so Peter and his best friend’s brother became after-school and weekend grease monkeys. “That’s really how I learned how engines worked,” says Mullin. Meticulously numbering and labeling every part removed from the engine, he proudly recalls his surprise, after putting it all back together, that it ran “like a top.” “We had a box full of leftover parts. Neither one of us could figure out what they did or where they went,” he laughs.Mullin, today a vintage car racer, drove the rebuilt Chevy convertible painted Sierra gold through high school in Pasadena and college at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “I had a great time cruising down Pacific Coast Highway and looked pretty cool with my surfboard sticking out the back.”In addition to serving on the Art Center College of Design Board of Trustees, Peter Mullin serves on the Guggenheim Foundation Advisory Board; Occidental College, St. John’s Hospital and The UCLA Foundation Boards of Trustees. He is chairman of The Music Center Foundation of Los Angeles, as well as past chairman and current member of the Board of Visitors of the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and chairman of the Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation. He is also president of the American Bugatti Club.About Art Center College of DesignFounded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, Calif., Art Center College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. Art Center offers 11 undergraduate and six graduate degrees in a wide variety of art and design disciplines, as well as public programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for its ties to industry, Art Center is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status, providing opportunities for students to create design-based solutions for humanitarian and nonprofit agencies around the world. During the College’s 83-year history, Art Center’s alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

House broken into and ransacked in Bready

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‘No pets’ tenancy clauses driving thousands to place cats with leading charity

first_imgThe UK’s largest cat welfare charity has launched a national campaign to persuade letting agents and landlords to remove ‘no pets’ clauses from tenancy agreements.Sussex-based Cats Protection is backed by several high-profile sponsors including pet food giant Purina, which recently donated £100,000 to the charity. It operates 36 centres across the UK and rehouses or reunites some 46,000 cats every year.But it says the difficulty of finding rental accommodation where pets are allowed is one of the top five reasons why cats are placed with it by owners.The charity says that only 42% of the UK’s private landlords allow tenants to live with their cats, research conducted for it by YouGov reveals.Accept cats“More and more people are renting their homes either by choice or necessity, yet very few rented properties accept cats,” says Jacqui Cuff (left), Cats Protection’s Head of Advocacy & Government Relations.“It’s heart-breaking that so many renters are not able to own a cat but this needn’t be the case.“Tenants are missing out on being able to own a cat, while landlords may be losing out on attracting responsible and settled tenants.”The charity has launched a website where letting agents can download legal wording to add to their own tenancy agreements, setting out simple conditions on cat ownership to protect and benefit both landlords and tenants.“We hear from renters who tell us most adverts state ‘no pets’,” says Jacqui. “Often, the reason for not allowing cats is simply habit, with a third of landlords saying they didn’t proactively choose to ban cats, but instead followed a standard template or advice from a letting agent.”Read more about the ‘no pets’ policy debate.    Jacqui Cuff renting private rental properties cats Cats Proptection November 15, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » ‘No pets’ tenancy clauses driving thousands to place cats with leading charity previous nextHousing Market‘No pets’ tenancy clauses driving thousands to place cats with leading charityCats Protection has launched a campaign to persuade more letting agents and landlords to allow tenants to live with their feline friends.Nigel Lewis15th November 201801,764 Viewslast_img read more