Archinect - News 2014-04-20T17:25:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97119254/southern-california-not-so-sprawling-after-all Southern California not so sprawling after all Alexander Walter 2014-04-02T18:46:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T18:50:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23ea080ac9a476d107169220192010a8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It may not seem like it when you&rsquo;re stuck in traffic on the 110 Freeway, but Southern California is home to some of the least-sprawling metro areas in the country. That&rsquo;s according to a study out today from Smart Growth America, which attempted to measure the concept of urban sprawl in 221 metro areas nationwide. The study ranked the Los Angeles, Orange County and Santa Barbara regions in the 25 least-sprawling.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/76646781/big-trouble-for-little-chinatown-house Big Trouble For Little Chinatown House Christopher Sison 2013-07-09T13:08:00-04:00 >2013-07-15T18:38:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33ypdnlurpy9uqcl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It was a place where you got your information, and served as a post office -- it had an integral role in the community," Moy said of the building, as well as other similar sites. "It's a unique structure, even though architecturally it's very utilitarian and doesn't represent any high style of architecture. It's more about the people and the work they did."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The National Trust for Historic Preservation released its list of the 11 most endangered buildings in the country and making that list is Southern California&rsquo;s very own Rancho Cucamonga Chinatown House. No, the Chinatown House is not a restaurant at Victoria Gardens Shopping Center. Yes, Chinese immigrants made it to Rancho Cucamonga long before Ice Cube and cousin Day-Day ever did. Unbeknownst to most local residents, Rancho Cucamonga once housed a significant Chinese immigrant population that was vital to developing the agricultural economy of the Cucamonga Valley. However, in a similar fashion to other, small Chinatowns across California, this community eventually faded into obscurity. The Chinatown House is the last remnant of the role Chinese Americans played in the development of Rancho Cucamonga and much of the Inland Empire.</p> <p> Located on the Southwest corner of San Bernardino Road and Klusman Ave, from 1919 to 1940 this two-story brick building housed Chinese Americans wor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/35880293/solar-decathlon-relocates-to-southern-california Solar Decathlon Relocates to Southern California Archinect 2012-01-26T17:14:00-05:00 >2012-01-29T18:43:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhrb4osqsb5k2zr6.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At an event today in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and unveiled the competition&rsquo;s location, the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The following teams have been selected from around the world to compete in Solar Decathlon 2013:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2905511/arizona-state-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arizona State University</a> and the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/5077450/the-university-of-new-mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of New Mexico</a> (Tempe, Ariz., and Albuquerque, N.M.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15106375/czech-technical-university-in-prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Czech Technical University</a> (Prague, Czech Republic)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/8410836/hampton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hampton University</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/19867631/old-dominion-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Old Dominion University </a>(Hampton and Norfolk, Va.)</li> <li> Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vt.)</li> <li> Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Mo.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/29983996/norwich-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norwich University</a> (Northfield, Vt.)</li> <li> Queens University, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/295/carleton-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carleton University</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/22395093/algonquin-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Algonquin College</a> (Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)</li> <li> Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, Calif.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/88/southern-california-institute-of-architecture-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> and California Institute of Technology (Los Angeles, Calif.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17258579/stanford-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanford University</a> (Palo Alto, Calif.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/20461688/stevens-institute-of-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stevens Institute of Technology</a> (Hoboken, N.J.)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3383673/the-catholic-university-of-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Catholic University of America</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18222902/george-washington-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Washington University</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15517490/american-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American University</a> (Washington, DC)</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/33569520/university-of-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of North Carolina at Charlott...</a></li></ul>