Archinect - News 2015-11-25T19:06:52-05:00 Sunset Magazine Kicked Out of Their Beloved Cliff May-designed HQ Donna Sink 2014-12-17T12:25:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:18:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a letter to employees Wednesday, Time Inc. announced that it had sold Sunset&rsquo;s serene seven-acre Menlo Park, Calif., campus of carefully designed gardens and 1950s ranch-style buildings to Embarcadero Capital Partners, a San Francisco real estate investment and management company.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is so sad, as it very likely means the demolition of Cliff May's beautiful and quintessentially Californian design.&nbsp; I would have loved to have visited the campus.</p><p>I can easily credit Sunset Magazine with being a major influence on my decision to become an architect: as a pre-teen I pored over their 1974 "Garden &amp; Patio Building" book - I literally read every single word multiple times.</p><p>My family had a subscription to the magazine, as have I for most of my adult life.&nbsp; In fact, just last night I made a recipe (Corn Flour Orange Chiffon Cake) from the current issue to bring to our office holiday party.</p><p>So sad.&nbsp; California 'necters, make sure to go visit this legendary place while you still can! Info on visiting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Architectural review: Cliff May 'Carefree California' show at UC Santa Barbara Alexander Walter 2012-03-30T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-03-31T14:07:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To the extent that modernism in architecture was about clearing the historical decks &mdash; about dramatically and even gleefully breaking with the past &mdash; Cliff May was never cut out to be a modernist. Not an orthodox one, anyway.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>