Archinect - News 2016-08-25T11:08:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965226/when-walkability-goes-up-so-do-home-prices When walkability goes up, so do home prices Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T09:57:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0hkepplpce8p8o0y.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles, where homes sell for a median price of $475,000, has an overall Walk Score of 66.3. Each additional walkability point adds an average of $3,948, or a 0.83% bump, to the sale price. [...] Pedestrian access adds the most proportional value to homes in cities such as Atlanta, where the overall score is 48.4 and revitalization efforts are starting to open up more community gathering hubs. A single-point upgrade to an Atlanta home&rsquo;s Walk Score boosts the sale price 1.69% on average.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the relationship between pedestrianism and the market:</p><ul><li><a title='Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947531/jan-gehl-never-ask-what-the-city-can-do-for-your-building-always-ask-what-your-building-can-do-for-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."</a></li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li><li><a title="Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123686052/stockholm-s-vision-zero-offers-idealistic-concept-of-car-free-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116114669/study-links-walkable-neighborhoods-to-prevention-of-cognitive-decline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Study Links Walkable Neighborhoods to Prevention of Cognitive Decline</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T14:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd5y2oqmwyxisxch.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles wants to rethink its river. [...] And LA isn&rsquo;t the only metropolis looking to reclaim its once-mocked waterway. Cities around the world are realizing that water can be a cultural and recreational asset, not something to hide&nbsp;or pillage, and it seems&nbsp;no waterway&nbsp;will be wasted for long.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138883945/a-plan-to-clean-up-the-river-spree-around-museum-island-in-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A plan to clean up the River Spree around Museum Island in Berlin</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964539/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-22T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T13:41:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8t/8t6ln560p0xfae0w.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8101/east-l-a-interchange-screens-at-la-plaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East L.A. Interchange Screens at La Plaza |&nbsp;August 25</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/3o/3oq647pzaivknia6.jpg"></p><p>Freeways have historically had major impacts on disenfranchised communities of color. This is especially true in car-centric Los Angeles. Find out more about the history and present of freeways and their effects on the Boyle Heights neighborhood at this free screening.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8096/cabinet-of-curiosities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabinet of Curiosities | Open now until August 31</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2w/2w0u8juiuzfmkqx8.jpg"><em>Photo via unionstationla.com</em></p><p>It's all in the details. If you find yourself waiting around&nbsp;at Union Station, take a f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77 Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-18T17:47:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T12:22:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plh3mi4tpurcrrvk.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The term "zoning" recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the U.S.'s city planning parlance, and many of our News postings recently have had to do with its fraught, wonky legacy. From racial segregation to housing discrimination to Pok&eacute;mon Go trespassers, we dip into the debate around zoning, with special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch McEwen</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 77 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Twilight Zoning":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-76.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962753/the-argument-against-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The argument against zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961116/zoning-in-los-angeles-doesn-t-allow-for-sensible-urban-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning in Los Angeles "doesn&rsquo;t allow for sensible urban development"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963381/watch-the-official-trailer-for-tomas-koolhaas-upcoming-documentary-rem#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a>&nbsp;(while Mitch didn't hav...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963998/a-remarkable-time-lapse-video-of-los-angeles A remarkable time lapse video of Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2actld5z3xq7pylc.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the Venice Canals to the detritus-strewn cliffs overlooking downtown to the interior of a hospital, this time lapse video by Mason Thibo&nbsp;surveys the edgy splendor of Los Angeles, allowing a glimpse not only of the city's extraordinary variety of neighborhoods, but the way people (and vehicles) interact with each zone. It's a kind of gorgeous panorama of how <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941219/why-american-infrastructure-funding-keeps-facing-such-an-uphill-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructure</a>, recreational areas, institutional facilities and residential neighborhoods combine to form the U.S.'s second largest metropolis:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963990/here-are-the-five-teams-competing-to-building-lax-s-future-people-mover Here are the five teams competing to building LAX's future people-mover Nicholas Korody 2016-08-18T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:41:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iy/iyn2kxmwtamzhs39.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The long-awaited people-moving system at Los Angeles International Airport&nbsp;is actually on its way and it's enough to make any Angele&ntilde;o misty-eyed. LAX, the second busiest airport in the US, is desperately lacking an adequate public transit connection. Currently, visitors must rely on shuttles that come every 20 minutes to connect to the nearest Metro line, grab an (expensive) cab, or find a saintly friend with a car willing to deal with a congested and confusing pick-up situation.</p><p>Five teams are competing for the commission:</p><ul><li>Gateway Connectors: Kiewit Infrastructure with Skanska USA, Meridiam; design by Mott MacDonald and Gannett Fleming</li><li>LA ConnextPartners: Ferrovial Agroman, Bechtel, Cintra, John Laing and Bombardier; design by Bechtel</li><li>LAX Connecting Alliance: OHL USA, Acciona Infraestructuras and Charles Pankow Builders; design by Arup</li><li>LINXS, led by Fluor Enterprises with Balfour Beatty, Flatiron West, Hochtief, ACS and Dragados USA; design by HDR Engineering and HNTB Corporation</li><li>PWA, l...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963833/zumthor-s-lacma-renderings-aren-t-undercooked-they-re-exactly-what-the-museum-wants Zumthor's LACMA renderings aren't 'undercooked' – they're exactly what the museum wants Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-17T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T23:53:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i8whul68uenl2qf.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LACMA isn&rsquo;t trying to sell fancy condos, it&rsquo;s trying to sell an art museum. This isn&rsquo;t about safe deposit boxes in the sky for foreign oligarchs, this a building that will require contributions from art patrons and museum donors, and these renderings speak their language. [...] More David Hockney than Zaha Hadid, they evoke a feel rather than architectural facts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest from LACMA on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962616/raw-rendering-ranters-zumthor-s-undercooked-lacma-redesign-on-archinect-sessions-76" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76</a></li><li><a title="LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building</a></li><li><a title="Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward</a></li><li><a title="Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a title="Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962346/tickets-now-available-for-2016-core77-conference Tickets Now Available for 2016 Core77 Conference Sponsor 2016-08-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:49:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dy52ifpj25dvrhs9.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.core77.com/conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/l1/l1tl4zninnh01wc9.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.core77.com/conference" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Core77 Conference</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Have you ever wondered where the relationship between&nbsp;human and machine intelligence&nbsp;is headed?</p><p>Have you considered how the principles of&nbsp;quantum mechanics&nbsp;can be applied to the design process?</p><p>Are you curious about how interdisciplinary teams can collaborate to engineer exceptionally&nbsp;elaborate Rube&nbsp;Goldberg machines?</p><p>Join us&nbsp;September 29&ndash;30 in Downtown Los Angeles&nbsp;for the&nbsp;3rd annual Core77 Conference as our speakers&nbsp;share their thoughts and experiences regarding the disparate, yet interconnected questions that challenge the way&nbsp;designers can impact the modern world, and reinvent our notion of possible.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/ypz67e0smhkpqs30.jpg"></p><p>The first day of the conference features panels and presentations led by design, arts, science, engineering, and business luminaries, and&nbsp;will focus on human-centered design, start up strategies, and leading successful projects from concept to launch.</p><p>The second day kicks off with a series of workshops hosted by outstanding professionals f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963014/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-15T13:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggaofoqz5ufy92rn.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8073/debt-assembly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DEBT Assembly | August 18</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cr/cr3ozi132vmfncv5.jpg"></p><p>Student debt is one of the most profound issues affecting the architectural discipline right now. While the average student debt for a US American student is $29,400, according to a recent poll by the American Institute of Architecture Students, architecture students graduate with an average of $40,000 in loans. Head out to this event to learn more about strategies to mitigate and resist debt through collective action.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8075/town-hall-feelings-vs-facts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Town Hall: Feelings vs Facts | August 19</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962616/raw-rendering-ranters-zumthor-s-undercooked-lacma-redesign-on-archinect-sessions-76 Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-11T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-19T17:56:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qv7d8r4pwq0ruju8.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Zumthor released <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new renderings for his LACMA redesign</a> last week, and boy are people not impressed! We talk about the "undercooked" look of Zumthor's snaking concrete inkblot plan for the museum, and experiment with a new segment devoted to ranting on the podcast. You've been warned.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 76 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Raw Rendering Ranters":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-76.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p>This week&rsquo;s podcast is sponsored by AIA Advantage Partner, BQE Software, and the makers of ArchiOffice. ArchiOffice is the only Office and Project Management Software built with the needs of architects in mind. It will help you manage people and projects, while you focus on designing great architecture....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962259/become-the-proud-tenant-of-a-neutra-designed-office-space-in-los-angeles Become the proud tenant of a Neutra-designed office space in Los Angeles Nicholas Korody 2016-08-09T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:20:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7r/7rijbdw9ayeel0b3.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you&rsquo;re looking for some exceptional LA office space, you&rsquo;re in luck. <a href="http://neutra.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Neutra Institute Museum</a> in Silver Lake, Los Angeles&mdash;formerly known as the Neutra Office Building&mdash;is leasing 160 square feet in the front of the building for $1,200 a month to a &ldquo;sympathetic Neutra fan/tenant&rdquo;. The rest of the 1200 square feet space is intended to house a museum or gallery that would &ldquo;become a cultural center for Silverlake&rdquo;, among other programs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5e6n2aw2q3v4ihf.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n7rzuaytcx4atgch.jpg"></p><p>Currently, an attorney rents the space. Before being converted into an institute, Richard and Dion Neutra Architects and Associates occupied the site. The office space that&rsquo;s available for lease must be &ldquo;voice activity tolerant&rdquo; as it&rsquo;s adjacent to a conference room.</p><p>The newly-created Neutra Institute Museum will create an &ldquo;community room&rdquo;-cum-gallery for artists to display work; host exhibitions curated by local museums such as LACMA; display parts of the Neutra archive; and serve as a retail space. It will also develop support programming for the VD...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962108/museum-at-the-front-line-one-to-one-33-with-dora-epstein-jones-executive-director-of-the-a-d-museum Museum at the front line: One-to-One #33 with Dora Epstein Jones, executive director of the A+D Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-08T14:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T14:28:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/ord8xv4wgdk9qori.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dora Epstein Jones is the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955270/a-d-museum-appoints-dora-epstein-jones-as-new-executive-director" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newly minted</a> executive director of the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. With a doctorate in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism from UCLA, Epstein Jones came to A+D after nearly 15 years at SCI-Arc, where she led the coordination of humanities and theory courses, and served as the founding coordinator of the General Studies program.</p><p>Now situated in L.A.&rsquo;s booming Arts District, A+D is neighbor to downtown&rsquo;s own museum renaissance, not to mention the SCI-Arc campus. In our interview, Epstein Jones imagines how A+D could become the L.A version of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>, while working to keep it accessible to the local community.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#33 with&nbsp;<strong>Dora Epstein Jones</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_To_One_Episode_33_Dora_Epstein_Jones.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149962092/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-08T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T15:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/yblzde6qnaw14vz9.jpg" width="514" height="193" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7999/interactive-architecture-adaptive-world-release-party-book-signing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World - Release Party &amp; Book Signing | August 13</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ph/pha6ejdl71qmnd7c.jpg"></p><p>Architecture now stands in the midst of unprecedented technological advancements &mdash; how can design incorporate this progress to better serve humanity? Interactive Architecture: Adaptive World lays out how architects can use new technologies to make structures that are responsive to their inhabitants, and ultimately more integrated into the environment.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8035/mind-your-mannerisms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mind Your Mannerisms | Opening on August 13</a><strong>,</strong> recommended by Nicholas Korody...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building Nicholas Korody 2016-08-04T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T01:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4n9frjazlchz6z1.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On a newly-launched <a href="http://buildinglacma.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has released renderings of the proposed Peter Zumthor-designed building, which would replace four existing buildings designed by William Pereira. In total, the new building, prosaically named the Building for the Permanent Collection, would comprise approximately 393,000 square feet, a reduction of about 25,000 square feet from the current gallery space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31xfq4ch8lhn1xjy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uo/uofxwuoj8s341e9b.jpg"></p><p>The Swiss architect has been working for years on the project and several changes have been made since the original design was released. Most notably, and controversially, the building is now designed to span Wilshire Boulevard.&nbsp;</p><p>The dark grey concrete building will stand on eight giant legs, which will also serve as galleries and retail spaces. So-called &ldquo;Meander&rdquo; galleries containing benches and artworks will connect the various galleries along the building&rsquo;s perimeter. In the renderings, they are shown as wide spaces with large windows providing views over the city. ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961116/zoning-in-los-angeles-doesn-t-allow-for-sensible-urban-development Zoning in Los Angeles "doesn’t allow for sensible urban development" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-02T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:11:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/upe17v2xceez32a2.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While zoning is a perfectly fine strategy to map new suburban cul-de-sac subdivisions and to stop growth, it backfires when we try to use it to guide the future of an evolving, dynamic city like Los Angeles. Zoning is a 20th century relic designed to &ldquo;protect&rdquo; existing residents from the encroachment of people and buildings they see as &ldquo;undesirable.&rdquo; [...] we should be following Chicago&rsquo;s approach by focusing on public spaces, infrastructure and other common assets.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user approved by LA City Planning Commission, with 15% affordable units" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960952/frank-gehry-s-sunset-strip-mixed-user-approved-by-la-city-planning-commission-with-15-affordable-units" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user approved by LA City Planning Commission, with 15% affordable units</a></li><li><a title='California lawmakers turn to "granny flats" to help ease housing shortage' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960208/california-lawmakers-turn-to-granny-flats-to-help-ease-housing-shortage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California lawmakers turn to "granny flats" to help ease housing shortage</a></li><li><a title="Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway</a></li><li><a title='Is Los Angeles becoming a "real" city?' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953526/is-los-angeles-becoming-a-real-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Los Angeles becoming a "real" city?</a></li><li><a title="LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people &ldquo;with compassion&rdquo; in new vague policy</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960956/los-angeles-is-giving-away-1-000-pieces-of-its-demolished-6th-street-bridge Los Angeles is giving away 1,000 pieces of its demolished 6th Street Bridge Alexander Walter 2016-08-01T19:21:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T22:49:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4mit5j0p69bpx0a0.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Missing L.A.&rsquo;s iconic, historic 6th Street Bridge? Never fear &ndash; soon you may be able to keep a piece of it for yourself. At &ldquo;Rock Day L.A.,&rdquo; an Aug. 13 event [...], officials will be handing out around 1,000 pieces of the demolished bridge for anyone to take home [...] Demolition crews have been steadily dismantling the bridge since February, after an alkali silica reaction in the concrete, known as &ldquo;concrete cancer,&rdquo; forced the city to move forward with a plan to replace it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147661460/la-mayor-eric-garcetti-slow-jams-101-freeway-closure-announcement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA mayor Eric Garcetti slow-jams 101 freeway closure announcement</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147903395/take-a-look-at-6-an-experimental-documentary-that-memorializes-the-recently-demolished-sixth-street-viaduct-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at "6," an experimental documentary that memorializes the recently-demolished Sixth Street Viaduct in LA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146816074/a-final-hurrah-for-l-a-s-sixth-street-viaduct" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A final hurrah for L.A.'s Sixth Street Viaduct</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59641528/hntb-maltzan-ac-martin-win-6th-street-bridge-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HNTB, Maltzan, AC Martin win 6th Street bridge competition</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960954/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-01T18:20:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:00:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8qn50djhiqp9almq.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Will you look at that, it's already August!&nbsp;The hotter temperatures&nbsp;will be sticking around&nbsp;the&nbsp;L.A. region&nbsp;for awhile, but don't forget to take some&nbsp;time to&nbsp;enjoy these longer days of summer.&nbsp;Curious where to find interesting <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles? Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7998/homestead-museum-first-sunday-picnic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homestead Museum: First Sunday Picnic | August 7</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/e2/e28v8xmha9gsa7jv.jpg"><em>Front porch of La Casa Nueva at the Homestead Museum. Photo via homesteadmuseum.org.</em></p><p>When was the last time you enjoyed&nbsp;an old-school&nbsp;picnic, with nothing but a blanket, a basket of food, and good company?&nbsp;If it won't be&nbsp;too hot outside this weekend, rally up your&nbsp;family or friends,&nbsp;have a picnic, and play some vintage board games&nbsp;on the lawn of&nbsp;La Casa Nueva,&nbsp;a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion located on&nbsp;the 6-acre s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960952/frank-gehry-s-sunset-strip-mixed-user-approved-by-la-city-planning-commission-with-15-affordable-units Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user approved by LA City Planning Commission, with 15% affordable units Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-01T18:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:01:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be56493f5252502996359fe64718c8bd.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[John Irwin, one of the project's developers, noted:] "This is the right direction for development in L.A., embracing both the benefits of good planning&mdash;as well as a commitment to providing affordable housing at varying income levels, which we have agreed to increase&rdquo; [...] Ryu&rsquo;s Chief of Staff Sarah Dusseault argued before the commissioners that setting such a low bar for affordable housing would set a bad precedent as the city is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Frank on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Frank Gehry's renderings for L.A.'s Sunset Strip revealed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135191070/frank-gehry-s-renderings-for-l-a-s-sunset-strip-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's renderings for L.A.'s Sunset Strip revealed</a></li><li><a title="What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a title="Artist Daniel Buren spruces up Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton with colorful intervention" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945240/artist-daniel-buren-spruces-up-gehry-s-fondation-louis-vuitton-with-colorful-intervention" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Daniel Buren spruces up Gehry's Fondation Louis Vuitton with colorful intervention</a></li><li><a title="Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a title='Frank Gehry designs his first yacht, "Foggy"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138490690/frank-gehry-designs-his-first-yacht-foggy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry designs his first yacht, "Foggy"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960208/california-lawmakers-turn-to-granny-flats-to-help-ease-housing-shortage California lawmakers turn to "granny flats" to help ease housing shortage Nicholas Korody 2016-07-27T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:58:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0sav2m0f8hlxkt3.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To help ease California&rsquo;s housing crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are turning to people&rsquo;s backyards. Multiple bills with the endorsement of Brown are moving through the Legislature to make it easier for homeowners to build small units on their properties, whether in their garages, as additions to existing homes or as new, freestanding structures. [Mayor] Eric Garcetti and other supporters hope the relaxed rules will spur backyard home building to combat a housing shortage..</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more on Los Angeles' major housing crisis, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953091/los-angeles-sues-property-owner-who-allegedly-evicted-tenants-for-airbnb-flip" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles sues property owner who allegedly evicted tenants for Airbnb flip</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945799/la-has-a-housing-crisis-but-the-problem-isn-t-those-fancy-new-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA has a housing crisis &ndash; but the problem isn't those fancy new towers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944418/meditating-on-the-past-future-housing-of-los-angeles-with-morgan-fisher-and-karina-nimmerfall-at-the-mak-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meditating on the "Past Future Housing" of Los Angeles with Morgan Fisher and Karina Nimmerfall at the MAK Center</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960017/median-an-urbanism-exhibition-from-the-most-privileged-and-uninhabitable-location-in-los-angeles-the-middle-of-the-road MEDIAN: an urbanism exhibition from "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles—the middle of the road." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-26T18:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:34:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wa/wafxtk2ald9610yt.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now through August 25, take an immersive, tongue-in-cheeky video tour through Los Angeles at&nbsp;WUHO Gallery, with&nbsp;David Hartwell and Bill Ferehawk's "MEDIAN".</p><p>Enter the narrow, deep gallery space and be at the center of MEDIAN&ndash;an "experimental moving image installation" projected onto the length of WUHO's walls, in parallel. From the viewer's position in the middle of the gallery, atop a double-yellow line, they assume the perspective of "the most privileged and uninhabitable location in Los Angeles&mdash;the middle of the road." Through a mixture of film and animation, the projected narrative takes LA's roadside urbanity to whacky, cartoonish, stereotyped, and whimsical ends.</p><p>Take a look below:</p><p></p><p>More information on MEDIAN available <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/event/920/median-an-experimental-moving-image-installation-opens-at-wuho-gallery-in-hollywood-on-july-14/149957252" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. WUHO Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sundays, noon to 5pm.&nbsp;The exhibition is presented by LA Forum.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959535/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:38:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r9zrfdi8i1r39ets.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy events around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7953/hear-la-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEAR LA workshop | July 29</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><a title="Image via Materials &amp; Applications." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/yj/yj0a90k7eea0vcju.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/yj/yj0a90k7eea0vcju.jpg"></a><em>Image via Materials &amp; Applications.</em></p><p>Spruce up your next design installation with immersive sound. Don't know how? Learn how to create your own quadraphonic audio recordings at this workshop with the help of artist George Jensen at Materials &amp; Applications. Based on the &ldquo;Hear LA: An Audio Document of Los Angeles&rdquo; sound installation at M&amp;A's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/7747/turf-a-mini-golf-project-launch-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TURF mini-golf course</a>, Jensen will demonstrate how to capture sounds around L.A. and offer advice on field recording techniques and devices.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7950/the-films-of-ed-ruscha-premium-and-miracle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Films of Ed Ruscha: Premium an...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959339/watch-seventy-years-of-downtown-la-s-architecture-compared-side-by-side Watch seventy years of Downtown LA's architecture compared side-by-side Alexander Walter 2016-07-22T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:47:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h6v874b3ov31elhw.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bunker Hill, an area of roughly five square blocks in downtown Los Angeles, holds a place in city lore similar to that of the water wars or&nbsp;the construction of Dodger Stadium: beginning in 1959, it was the subject of a massive urban-renewal project, in which &ldquo;improvement&rdquo; was generally defined by the people who stood to profit from it [...] subject of this short film by Keven McAlester, which compares what the same streets in downtown Los Angeles looked like in the nineteen-forties and today.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/cozaqk4ue0mmjn7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xtk16s2fapmlf1b.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4j/4jguy1fkp8nlm5uc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g37yko3qk2lrpj2b.jpg"></p><p><em>Stills via YouTube.</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954987/la-s-donut-time-the-lgbtq-landmark-in-tangerine-is-now-permanently-closed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Donut Time, the LGBTQ landmark in &ldquo;Tangerine&rdquo;, is now permanently closed</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149959341/contemporary-art-gentrification-artwashing Contemporary art + gentrification = 'artwashing'? Nicholas Korody 2016-07-22T13:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:47:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zsiz4ashmalp0g9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Artwashing. What a great new political watchword. As in, watch out that your neighbourhood doesn&rsquo;t get &ldquo;artwashed&rdquo; too. Just look how Tate Modern has wrecked London and how the Guggenheim trashed Bilbao. Get away, ye galleries! Let&rsquo;s keep urban wastelands as bleak as they already are! It&rsquo;s a neat reversal of the thinking that has seen cities all over the world embrace art galleries, museums and biennials in pursuit of regeneration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The editorial hones in on struggles by residents of the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights to push back against a rapid influx of galleries, which they view as the avant-garde of gentrification.</p><p>For more on the community's efforts to resist becoming the next Silverlake/Echo Park/Culver City/etc., check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood" target="_blank">Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley Justine Testado 2016-07-20T20:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T09:35:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vko6kp2af5nx894f.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mayor Eric Garcetti's office released a statement yesterday announcing that Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer + Associates, Oyler Wu Collaborative, and civil and structural engineering firm Psomas will&nbsp;design the final 12 miles of the San Fernando Valley portion of the Los Angeles River Greenway. The Greenway would&nbsp;allow Angelenos to walk or bike from Canoga Park to Elysian Valley.</p><p>No project renderings for now, as the designers will begin conducting a feasibility study over the next nine months. According to the press release, the Greenway &ldquo;will address important objectives&rdquo; in both the City&rsquo;s/Frank Gehry's (still yet to be revealed) <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan</a> as well as L.A. County&rsquo;s River Master Plan, their Bicycle Plans, and Mayor Garcetti's Sustainable City pLAn.</p><p>The mayor and County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl will jointly fund the project, along with additional support from City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Krekorian, Nury Martinez and David Ryu, and the&nbsp;Depart...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964 DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964 Justine Testado 2016-07-19T15:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/okvi8l4m55blxlb1.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grand Avenue&rsquo;s Music Center Plaza is about to get a major renovation for the first time since it opened to the public in 1964. Often overshadowed (literally) by the prominent Downtown venues that stand above it, the plaza is a gathering place and event space in its own right. Thus, a major part of the plan would increase event capacity from 1,500 to 2,500. [LA County] has already given $2 million to plan the project, with $25 million of funding expected down the road.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent L.A. news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955499/downtown-la-has-a-new-museum-on-the-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA has a new museum on the horizon</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." &ndash; Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958239/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T19:54:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rx0vobl96wnrfzfy.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7921/woodbury-university-school-of-architecture-summer-showcase-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University School of Architecture Summer Showcase 2016 | July 22</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title="" href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/ut/utiq6i7gbb1n4j5t.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/ut/utiq6i7gbb1n4j5t.jpg">&nbsp;</a></p><p>It's summer studio review time at the Woodbury University School of Architecture! The Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury's Burbank campus is hosting an impressive roster of five parallel studio reviews, some starting as early as 9:30am, others stretching over the course of the afternoon hours. Don't miss it.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7902/film-screening-desert-maverick-the-singular-architecture-of-william-f-cody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Maverick: The Singular Architecture of William F....</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958163/boyle-heights-activists-want-all-art-galleries-to-gtfo-of-their-neighborhood Boyle Heights activists want all art galleries to GTFO of their neighborhood Justine Testado 2016-07-15T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T12:35:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwq64eauwim9ky4z.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We&rsquo;re not against art or culture," [says Boyle Heights activist Maga Miranda.] "...But the art galleries are part of a broader effort by planners and politicians and developers who want to artwash gentrification." "We&rsquo;re saying that they need to make a bigger effort to amplify the voices of the people that are gonna be most affected by this, and that doesn&rsquo;t happen to be artists in this situation. It happens to be people who can&rsquo;t afford to live here anymore."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amid widespread gentrification in LA, activists in Boyle Heights have been scrutinizing the art galleries that set up shop there in recent years &mdash; including significant spaces like Self Help Graphics, which helped put the Eastside neighborhood on the cultural map.&nbsp;While activists want to prevent developers from taking control and &ldquo;artwashing gentrification&rdquo;, some gallery owners have expressed mixed reactions. The debate gets even more convoluted considering that some activists are also working artists.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949634/5-myths-about-gentrification-according-to-a-gsapp-urban-planning-professor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 myths about gentrification, according to a GSAPP urban planning professor</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958139/mansionization-in-los-angeles-faces-new-opposition-from-city-hall Mansionization in Los Angeles faces new opposition from City Hall Alexander Walter 2016-07-15T14:21:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:51:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zlwpo3u4auedy6x.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles moved&nbsp;one crucial step closer Thursday to tightening city rules meant to stop mansionization&nbsp;&ndash; the phenomenon of big, boxy homes popping up on not-so-big lots.&nbsp; Local politicians first sought to tackle mansionization&nbsp;years ago, passing city rules to curb the size of new and renovated homes based on the size of the lots they were built on. Neighborhood activists soon complained the rules were riddled with &ldquo;loopholes&rdquo; that afforded builders additional square footage [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128249171/this-bel-air-home-could-be-yours-for-a-mere-half-billion-dollars-yes-b-illion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Bel Air home could be yours for a mere half billion dollars (yes, B-illion)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115206156/how-architecture-is-helping-make-arcadia-a-magnet-for-chinese-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architecture is helping make Arcadia a magnet for Chinese money</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99246713/return-of-mansionization-has-some-l-a-homeowners-grumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Return of 'mansionization' has some L.A. homeowners grumbling</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956862/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-11T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T17:40:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pvpahi7n9oegrbcv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The longer days of summer are here in sunny SoCal. Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater LA region? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7787/median" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MEDIAN | Opening on July 14</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/k1/k156f755nr2nkp15.jpg"></p><p>Presented by LA Forum, MEDIAN is an immersive and captivating experience that recasts one of LA's most sacred communions&ndash;driving. Created by LA-based Collective Artist Collective, the installation projects videos on the gallery walls from the perspective of someone on (fittingly) a road median. Take an off-road moment on the road at WUHO gallery for MEDIAN's opening on July 14.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7826/pasadena-heritage-colorado-street-bridge-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pasadena Heritage Colorado S...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149956785/los-angeles-selects-hdr-to-manage-its-1-4-billion-sidewalk-repair-program Los Angeles selects HDR to manage its $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program Alexander Walter 2016-07-08T14:14:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T15:58:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hp/hpyrhy2v8xj09fe4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Los Angeles has selected HDR to serve as program manager for the next three years for its robust Sidewalk Repair Program. The 30-year, $1.4 billion program aims to repair sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and ensure universal access for all Angelenos. The second largest city in the U.S., Los Angeles is home to roughly 11,000 miles of sidewalks, many of which hinder passage because of cracks, buckles and bulging tree roots.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117424438/why-los-angeles-is-struggling-to-fix-thousands-of-miles-of-sidewalks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956345/alissa-walker-imagines-a-utopian-los-angeles-in-2056" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alissa Walker imagines a "utopian" Los Angeles in 2056</a></li></ul>