Archinect - News 2018-10-17T14:31:24-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150091316/get-lectured-east-la-college-fall-18 Get Lectured: East LA College, Fall '18 Justine Testado 2018-10-17T12:38:00-04:00 >2018-10-17T12:38:14-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/45/457a13b44b2c5eab918c1cdea0bea15c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1182813/fall-2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong></p> <p>With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;in Monterey Park has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District.&nbsp;Kicking off next month, their Fall '18 lecture series features <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150088506/loc-architects-talks-about-their-recent-warehouse-conversion-and-growing-a-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOC Architects</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150085887/designing-and-developing-is-a-fantasy-for-many-architects-david-freeland-tells-us-how-freelandbuck-did-it-with-the-stack-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Freeland</a>, and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/2123/escher-gunewardena-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Escher Gunewardena</a>.</p> <p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Want another way to share your school's events? Send them to Bustler! Simply submit events for review&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/submission/start_event" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/150090965/knowhow-shop-design-offers-a-new-approach-to-office-construction knowhow shop design offers a new approach to office construction Katherine Guimapang 2018-10-15T15:24:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T19:51:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dd/dd05816a022fb44f55cd436725b7ec6a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>In the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, architects Kagan Taylor and Justin Rice of knowhow shop have designed and built a new office for their design studio in their backyard. Named &lsquo;Lighthouse&rsquo;, the project is a micro-building that is a place for work and also a physical example of the studio&rsquo;s thinking and practice</p></em><br /><br /><p>Diverting from traditional construction processes, the founders of <a href="https://archinect.com/knowhowshopla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">knowhow shop</a>, focus on the possibility of constructing an&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/65945/office-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">office</a> testing their skills as craftsmen while challenging their understanding of spatial perception.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4f/4fb139d803ed88def745dd1601849666.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4f/4fb139d803ed88def745dd1601849666.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Image &copy; Stephen Schauer</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The office's unique shape and construction materials were custom designed by the founders themselves. A project, whose intricacies add to the stylistic beauty of the structure, "could not have been easily done by a contractor" claims the studio. Each facet of the structure used&nbsp;mitered SIPs and shop <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/17211/fabrication" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fabricated</a> materials to accomplish the craft like aesthetic. Its overall form exhibits clear use of aperture to allow for natural light to enter the space.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f2fda2455c7ab980ca42994db850e0b5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f2fda2455c7ab980ca42994db850e0b5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Image &copy; Stephen Schauer</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Appropriately named <em>Lighthouse,&nbsp;</em>this custom micro-office reflects several elements of importance to the knowhow shop team. "<em>L</em><em>ighthouse is an office for our business, a showcase of our craft, and an example of the huge potential within rethinking the way we design a...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150090655/beverly-hills-schools-want-to-convince-trump-administration-to-cut-funds-for-l-a-metro-purple-line-extension Beverly Hills schools want to convince Trump administration to cut funds for L.A. Metro Purple Line extension Justine Testado 2018-10-12T15:11:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T14:29:07-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3e5fba9dae53c467718b68124e8fec82.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>While the school district had tried repeatedly in court to stop Metro from building the subway underneath the high school&rsquo;s campus, Korbatov&rsquo;s &ldquo;Stop the Purple Threat&rdquo; campaign takes a different approach: Nab the attention of President Donald Trump and try to convince him to order the withdrawal of federal funding from the Purple Line extension.</p></em><br /><br /><p>School district administrators also helped BHHS students organize a districtwide &ldquo;walkout&rdquo; that took place today in protest of the Purple Line extension, whose second phase is already underway. Here are some interesting&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/laura_nelson/status/1050802128527097862" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter updates</a>&nbsp;from LA Times transportation reporter Laura J. Nelson.</p> <p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150090638/here-s-your-chance-to-buy-pierre-koenig-s-case-study-house-21b Here's your chance to buy Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House #21B Alexander Walter 2018-10-12T13:33:00-04:00 >2018-10-12T13:38:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d9/d98b6bebcdcf270a57baadaa892f11c6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The Bailey House, one of the approximately 20 surviving Los Angeles residences from Arts &amp; Architecture magazine&rsquo;s Case Study House program is once again up for grabs. Designated CSH No. 21, the Hollywood Hills home was built between 1956 and &rsquo;58 by Pierre Koenig for psychologist Walter Bailey and his wife Mary, whom Arts &amp; Architecture described as a &ldquo;contemporary-minded&rdquo; couple with no children and an informal lifestyle.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looking to purchase some property in the Hollywood Hills? Something iconic maybe, preferably midcentury? How about a Case Study House? &mdash; <em>Lucky you!</em> The Pierre Koenig-designed&nbsp;CSH #21B 'Walter Bailey House' just came back on the market and asks for $3.6 million.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150090122/m-rad-designs-elite-cannabis-industry-members-club-in-downtown-los-angeles M-Rad designs elite cannabis industry members club in Downtown Los Angeles Justine Testado 2018-10-09T20:57:00-04:00 >2018-10-09T20:58:01-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2cb580ba8e19dcf1b24469f995c153ac.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>At a time when the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/105529/cannabis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cannabis</a> industry is growing its commercial presence in Los Angeles, a new private members club for industry elites is setting up shop at 718 South Hill Street, in the heart of Downtown L.A.'s Jewelry District. Local architecture firm <a href="https://archinect.com/MRad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M-Rad</a> was put in charge of redesigning the&nbsp;85-foot-tall building, which will retain its historic characteristics and feature over 67,000 square feet of carefully curated space across seven distinct floors.</p> <p>Green Street Agency,&nbsp;an L.A.-based creative agency that exclusively works within the cannabis industry, will be the flag tenant. Supporting&nbsp;tenants including Timeless Vapes, MOTA, and Vicente Sederberg will occupy three floors.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/644cf1f7dbeb6245e4fd78d19742c42f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/64/644cf1f7dbeb6245e4fd78d19742c42f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <figure><figcaption>Rendering of the third floor, 718 South Hill. Courtesy of M-Rad.</figcaption></figure><p></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/92/9253b788102bc8278ee0c4fdd593436f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/92/9253b788102bc8278ee0c4fdd593436f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Bird's eye view of the third floor. Courtesy of M-Rad.</figcaption></figure><p>The building will serve as a professional and community hub for entrepreneurs dedicated to &ldquo;advancing the cannabis space&rdquo;, giving members access to four levels of communal and private offi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150089194/walt-disney-concert-hall-lights-up-over-the-weekend-with-projections-by-refik-anadol Walt Disney Concert Hall lights up over the weekend with projections by Refik Anadol Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-10-03T13:42:00-04:00 >2018-10-03T17:08:11-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/902639db226df8a1605ce154ecbad92b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/348054/la-phil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Phil</a> has put on quite the birthday extravaganza, kicking off over the weekend with performances by Chris Martin and members of the Doors; a special <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/664186/ciclavia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CicLAvia</a> bike ride that stretched from Downtown's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/286152/disney-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Disney Concert Hall</a> to the Hollywood Bowl; and a series of vibrant projections from <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/680540/refik-anadol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refik Anadol</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150086045/refik-anadol-to-cover-walt-disney-concert-hall-with-vivid-data-projections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Announced</a> back in September, the local media artist used 45 terabytes of data derived from the Phil's archive to create a series of patterns then projected on the exterior of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Called '<a href="https://www.laphil.com/wdchdreams/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WDCH Dreams</a>', the media installation lit up the iconic <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/5540/frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> building beginning Thursday night, delighting passersby, and will continue to do so every evening through October 6th.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150088806/photographer-janna-ireland-is-on-the-hunt-to-capture-paul-r-williams-built-legacy-in-l-a Photographer Janna Ireland is on the hunt to capture Paul R. Williams' built legacy in L.A. Justine Testado 2018-10-01T19:40:00-04:00 >2018-10-01T19:40:50-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8f/8f48391c79f7536ea0170652b21e1f35.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>For nearly two years, [Janna Ireland has] searched out buildings to photograph &mdash; mansions and housing projects, churches and banks designed by the Angeleno architect who died in 1980. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m interested in stories about black people, and I&rsquo;m interested in stories about Los Angeles. There&rsquo;s an intersection there,&rdquo; says Ireland, who grew up in Philadelphia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Mimi Zeiger profiles artist/photographer&nbsp;<a href="https://www.jannaireland.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Janna Ireland</a>, who has spent the last two years photographing the buildings of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/852430/paul-revere-williams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul R. Williams</a> as a way to preserve his architectural legacy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;It has all of this psychological depth ... [Ireland's photos] don&rsquo;t simply document the architectural quality of the building but capture the thought that went into making it,&rdquo; Barbara Bestor says in the article in describing Ireland's work. Last December, the Julius Shulman Institute presented Ireland's photography in the exhibition, <a href="http://wuho.architecture.woodbury.edu/there-is-only-one-paul-r-williams-a-portrait-by-janna-ireland/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;There is Only One Paul R Williams: A Portrait by Janna Ireland&rdquo;</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150087933/construction-update-on-l-a-s-new-gigantic-football-stadium Construction update on L.A.'s new gigantic football stadium Alexander Walter 2018-09-25T17:36:00-04:00 >2018-09-26T18:40:13-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39da7e8ddf99088212e0fadb9bbb5fbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Get a bird's eye view of the new Inglewood Stadium with this 360-degree image, courtesy of architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart. The stadium, which is the centerpiece of a $5-billion redevelopment of the former Hollywood Park racetrack, will feature 70,000 seats when it opens in 2020.&nbsp; The HKS Architects-designed facility is expected to serve as the home of the Super Bowl in 2022, and will also play a prominent role in the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em><a href="https://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-and-360-degree-tour-hollywood-park-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urbanize.LA</a></em> recently published new drone's-eye-view construction photos of the impressive $5 billion Hollywood Park site&mdash;soon to be home of the shiny new Los Angeles Rams and Chargers NFL stadium (designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/4398903/hks-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Architects</a>) and a sprawling mixed-use development with office buildings by <a href="https://archinect.com/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a>&nbsp;(architect) and Studio-MLA (formerly <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + Associates</a>, landscape architect), shopping &amp; entertainment venues by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/40505227/bcv-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BCV Architecture + Interiors</a>&nbsp;(design architect),&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/architectsorange" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Orange</a>&nbsp;(executive architect), and&nbsp;Studio-MLA (landscape architect) as well as residential buildings planned by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/harthowerton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hart Howerton</a>&nbsp;(design architect) and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106361/tca-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TCA Architects</a>&nbsp;(executive architect).</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150087923/get-lectured-ucla-2018-19 Get Lectured: UCLA, 2018-19 Justine Testado 2018-09-25T12:45:00-04:00 >2018-09-25T12:45:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cf/cf81519a4b8174e6d917f4edbf345c17.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1182813/fall-2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong></p> <p>With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> unveiled their speaker lineup for their 2018-19 lecture series, where you'll get to hear from&nbsp;Ari Seligmann, Tobias Rees, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/42675/weiss-manfredi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marion Weiss &amp; Michael Manfredi</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149991063/som-and-p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s-team-up-to-design-a-building-complex-for-dtla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Georgina Huljich</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150037553/a-house-without-a-hierarchy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anna Puigjaner</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/fungandblatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alice Fung</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/2031/reiser-umemoto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jesse Reiser &amp; Nanako Umemoto</a>, William O'Brien, Jr, and more. The lecture series kicks off October 1.</p> <p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Want another way to share your school's events? Send them to Bustler! Simply submit events for review&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/submission/start_event" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p>... https://archinect.com/news/article/150086517/plans-to-raze-parker-center-former-lapd-headquarters-move-forward Plans to raze Parker Center, former LAPD headquarters, move forward Justine Testado 2018-09-17T13:59:00-04:00 >2018-09-17T13:59:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfbb7ba7487f76768ad1cdafc149eb9c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The city will eventually demolish the building to put a 27-story office tower on the site, [costing over] $700 million. Last month, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Coalition to Preserve LA teamed up to file a petition...that could have forced the city to halt demolition while the case was being decided...But Garcetti has said the building is contaminated with asbestos and unsound seismically. It is also tarnished by its association with dark LAPD history.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/150086045/refik-anadol-to-cover-walt-disney-concert-hall-with-vivid-data-projections Refik Anadol to cover Walt Disney Concert Hall with vivid data projections Alexander Walter 2018-09-13T15:42:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T17:12:11-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/60/607e6dc1727e55b23d907474b4011ca9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>One of the most recognizable buildings in Downtown Los Angeles&mdash;the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall&mdash;will be used as a canvas later this month. To celebrate the start of the Los Angeles Philharmonic&rsquo;s new season, colorful patterns will be projected onto the metallic surface of the wavy concert hall for a little more than a week, courtesy of artist Refik Anadol.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the LA Philharmonic projection series, called <em><a href="https://www.laphil.com/wdchdreams/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WDCH Dreams</a></em>, internationally renowned media artist <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/680540/refik-anadol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refik Anadol</a> dug deep in the digital orchestra archives&mdash;nearly 45 terabytes of data&mdash;and applied Google Arts and Culture's machine intelligence to it, which&nbsp;parsed the files into millions of data points that were then re-categorized and, with the help of deep neural networks, made new connections between LA Phil's "memories." According to&nbsp;Anadol, this process awakes the&nbsp;metaphorical "consciousness" of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/286152/disney-concert-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walt Disney Concert Hall</a>, and the result is a "radical visualization of the organization&rsquo;s first century and an exploration of synergies between art and technology, and architecture and institutional memory."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/47/47ddd9e946b37b4da6edfb39f77451c6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/47/47ddd9e946b37b4da6edfb39f77451c6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>WDCH Dreams, renderings by Refik Anadol Studio</figcaption></figure><p>To visualize the result of this process, Anadol will be using 42 large scale projectors, with 50K visual resolution, 8-channel sound, and&nbsp;1.2M luminance&nbsp;in total, which should create quite a spectacular display on the&nbsp;stainless-steel fac...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150085826/frank-gehry-on-the-ever-shifting-disney-concert-hall-what-could-ve-been-and-what-s-to-come Frank Gehry on the “ever-shifting” Disney Concert Hall: What could've been and what's to come Justine Testado 2018-09-12T15:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T15:00:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/53/53e300748ceab6f82c03c873204c6932.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Gehry likens his creative process to jazz, a fluid, always-evolving symphony of ideas, as he describes it. A main intention with Disney Hall, he says, was the relationships, or rhythms, between the different entities of people inside the hall, also ever-shifting. [...] Sherman said that there&rsquo;s no concrete timeline in place for making such changes to Disney Hall. But that &ldquo;any changes could potentially be in sync with the opening of the Grand.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Frank Gehry talks about his early visions&nbsp;for the Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as what future changes &mdash; both within and around the landmark &mdash; are being planned, especially once his&nbsp;nearly $1 billion mixed-use complex, The Grand, is built.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150084588/currently-at-wuho-now-what-spotlights-50-years-of-overlooked-history-of-activist-architects Currently at WUHO, “Now What?!” spotlights 50 years of overlooked history of activist architects Justine Testado 2018-09-05T19:20:00-04:00 >2018-09-05T16:20:36-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/997a2b98e8392b4ecb4f9aa85ee6eb29.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>In looking to the past at professionals in the design and architecture professions, they found that alliances, networks, groups and affiliations were the mechanisms through which architects could become the activists they yearned to be. &ldquo;[...] we want to show that architects are important allies to activists,&rdquo; Rafson says. &ldquo;Those alliances where architects are working as a critical part of the team is what we emphasize.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Los Angeles Times takes a closer look at ArchiteXX's&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/10966/now-what-advocacy-activism-and-alliances-in-american-architecture-since-1968" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Now What?! Advocacy, Activism and Alliances in American Architecture Since 1968&rdquo;</a> exhibition currently at the WUHO Gallery. It&nbsp;examines the little-known history of architects and designers who were &mdash; and still remain &mdash; at the forefront of the profession's participation in the larger civil rights, women's, and LGBTQ movements over the last 50 years.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150084590/los-angeles-honors-president-obama-with-renaming-of-two-roads Los Angeles honors President Obama with renaming of two roads Hope Daley 2018-09-05T16:13:00-04:00 >2018-09-05T16:13:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d2/d28ba4f031e1691042f50c03d8e6ad04.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Rodeo Road will be renamed after President Barack Obama, city leaders decided this week. But it&rsquo;s not the first roadway in LA that lawmakers agreed to name after the 44th president. In 2017, the state legislature approved a resolution to designate the stretch of the 134 freeway that runs between Pasadena and Eagle Rock as the President Barack H. Obama Highway. A year later, however, there&rsquo;s little evidence of that decision.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A 3.7 mile stretch of road in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>, now called&nbsp;Rodeo Road, will be renamed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9747/obama" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama</a> Boulevard honoring&nbsp;the country&rsquo;s first African American president. Located in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, the road was chosen for its significance in the black community and its relation to a 2007 rally site Obama held at the beginning of his campaign.&nbsp;</p> <p>Obama Boulevard is not scheduled to be fully renamed until Presidents Day in 2019. Another Obama named stretch of road in Los Angeles is also awaiting new signage. A stretch of the 134 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/483670/freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">freeway</a> running between Pasadena and Eagle Rock has been approved to be named&nbsp;the&nbsp;President Barack H. Obama Highway, however the money for new signage has yet to be raised.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150080297/major-flaws-in-elon-musk-s-public-transit-plans-for-los-angeles Major flaws in Elon Musk's public transit plans for Los Angeles Hope Daley 2018-08-31T15:23:00-04:00 >2018-09-01T14:53:11-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cf/cfbf99d2007c56f6242a8d3a40f0dec8.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is back at it again with more outlandish ideas to solve Los Angeles' traffic. Earlier this month, Musk's latest venture&ndash;The Boring Company&ndash;resuscitated its flawed proposal to dig new car tunnels for Los Angeles, this time to connect the Red Line subway with Dodger Stadium [...] The Chicago tunnel idea is bad enough, but the Dodger Stadium plan is exceptionally poor even if one takes Musk's promises at face value.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Alon Levy pokes holes in Elon Musk's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/86784/public-transportation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">public transit</a> plans for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>. Musk's plan involves tunneling under Sunset Boulevard between the Dodger Stadium and one of three Red Line stops: Vermont/Sunset, Vermont/Santa Monica, or Vermont/Beverly. Levy cites major <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/567657/architectural-issues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issues</a> with construction, capacity, alignment with the city's existing transit, and overall&nbsp;regional impact.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150079913/hollywood-center-development-near-capitol-records-building-enters-next-phase Hollywood Center development near Capitol Records Building enters next phase Alexander Walter 2018-08-29T13:24:00-04:00 >2018-08-29T13:24:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b12d7b1fcfbd209ecf9b2c67047cc219.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The environmental review period for the $1-billion Hollywood Center development has kicked off, and an initial report for the project offers up new details on what's to come. The proposed mixed-use complex, slated for 4.5 acres of surface parking that wraps the iconic Capitol Records Building, would consist of four new buildings containing a total of 1,005 residential units - including 133 apartments to be set aside for extremely-low- and very-low-income seniors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150059686/hollywood-center-towers-proposed-near-capitol-records-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood Center towers proposed near Capitol Records Building</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150079913/hollywood-center-development-near-capitol-records-building-enters-next-phase Hollywood Center development near Capitol Records Building enters next phase Alexander Walter 2018-08-29T13:24:00-04:00 >2018-08-29T13:24:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b12d7b1fcfbd209ecf9b2c67047cc219.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The environmental review period for the $1-billion Hollywood Center development has kicked off, and an initial report for the project offers up new details on what's to come. The proposed mixed-use complex, slated for 4.5 acres of surface parking that wraps the iconic Capitol Records Building, would consist of four new buildings containing a total of 1,005 residential units - including 133 apartments to be set aside for extremely-low- and very-low-income seniors.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150059686/hollywood-center-towers-proposed-near-capitol-records-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood Center towers proposed near Capitol Records Building</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150079547/gehry-partners-reveal-new-design-for-the-la-phil-youth-orchestra Gehry Partners reveal new design for the LA Phil Youth Orchestra Hope Daley 2018-08-27T18:17:00-04:00 >2018-08-27T18:17:38-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a5bc8961b410af548780f04d9f181002.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150037318/frank-gehry-to-design-permanent-home-for-la-phil-s-youth-orchestra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Initially announced last fall</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners'</a> design for Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) has now been revealed by the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/348054/la-phil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Philharmonic</a>. The new structure will be the first permanent facility for YOLA located in the Los Angeles neighborhood Inglewood.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bc59a8ab5eef928b72eaf97ae49a0ed8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bc59a8ab5eef928b72eaf97ae49a0ed8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior model view of the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood, interior concert configuration. Photo courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP.</figcaption></figure><figure><p>The 25,000-square-foot, $14.5 million construction project will transform the former branch office of Security Pacific Bank in Inglewood.<br></p><p><br></p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03ad15785df0979976babe44d9153764.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03ad15785df0979976babe44d9153764.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior model view of the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood, interior concert configuration. Photo courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP.</figcaption></figure><p>With the aid of Gehry Partner's new facility, YOLA aims to double the number of students it serves providing free music training and academic support.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6d/6d4acede4c9eb09d6db10e21558179c8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6d/6d4acede4c9eb09d6db10e21558179c8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Exterior model view of the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood. Photo courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLP.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70a411edae5d839a5ad89d070618a13f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/70a411edae5d839a5ad89d070618a13f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Aerial model view of th...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150079477/get-lectured-sci-arc-fall-18 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Fall '18 Justine Testado 2018-08-27T14:19:00-04:00 >2018-08-27T18:04:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/5727a0155c5efe9f569f8656e950a053.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1182813/fall-2018-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2018</a></strong></p> <p>With a new school year upon us, it's time for Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>, an ongoing series where we feature a&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">school</a>'s lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>'s upcoming Fall 2018 events include lectures by a variety of&nbsp;architects, artists, philosophers, and theorists, a special screening of &ldquo;Fight Club&rdquo; with guest Alex McDowell, exhibitions like the 2018 Selected Thesis Exhibition and&nbsp;Mira Henry's &ldquo;Rough Coat&rdquo; installation, and more.</p> <p><strong>Sept 14</strong><br><strong>Selected Thesis Exhibition</strong> Opening Reception</p> <p><strong>Sept 19</strong><br><strong>Alisa Andrasek</strong> Lecture<br></p> <p><strong>Oct 2</strong><br><strong>&ldquo;Fight Club&rdquo; (1999) with guest Alex McDowell </strong>Cinema Series&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Oct 3</strong><br><strong>Michael Meredith</strong> Lecture</p> <p><strong>Oct 10</strong><br><strong>Winka Dubbeldam</strong> Lecture</p> <p><strong>Oct 12</strong><br><strong>Marrikka Trotter </strong>Faculty Talk</p> <p><strong>Oct 16</strong><br><strong>Silvio Pietro Angor</strong><strong>i </strong>Lecture</p> <p><strong>Oct 19</strong><br><strong>Mira Henry: &ldquo;Rough Coat&rdquo; Exhibition </strong>Opening Reception</p> <p><strong>Oct 24</strong><br><strong>Gretchen Wilkins</strong> Lecture<br></p> <p><strong>Nov 6</strong><br><strong>&ldquo;Mi ...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150078882/lorcan-o-herlihy-architects-design-efficient-spaces-for-los-angeles-density Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects design efficient spaces for Los Angeles density Hope Daley 2018-08-22T13:05:00-04:00 >2018-08-22T13:06:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/35/35db3604977670bccaf718246243a16b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>O&rsquo;Herlihy&rsquo;s &ldquo;same old stuff&rdquo; is, in actuality, bringing plenty of fresh thinking to the issue of density at a time in which Los Angeles is building up instead of out &mdash; a time when changes in zoning, especially along transit lines, is adding more condos and apartments to the skyline, transforming the landscape of single family homes for which the city is known. Over the last 15 years, LOHA has made a name for itself by working on projects that make innovative use of tight urban spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/LOHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (LOHA)</a> has been designing spaces for 24 years with an array of projects ranging from residential complexes to bus stations. Rather than creating luxury living, the firm has chosen to focus on <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/110562/affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affordable housing</a>, dormitory, and non profit projects.&nbsp;</p> <figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/950c2618e0eb33658d28ec1a622aa6b2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/950c2618e0eb33658d28ec1a622aa6b2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><br></figure><figure><figcaption>Dormitory building for UC Santa Barbara by LOHA. Image: Bruce Damonte/LOHA.</figcaption></figure><p>Currently LOHA is working on a&nbsp;project in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>' Exposition Park to house homeless individuals. As Los Angeles becomes denser, more and more <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/42660/efficiency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">efficient</a> projects like LOHA's are needed to save on space and costs. The firm aims to create affordable housing and public spaces that don't compromise on high quality work.&nbsp;</p><p>Extra:&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read our interview with Lorcan</a><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Read our interview with Lorcan</a> about&nbsp;his approach to architecture and urban design in la and detroit.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150078468/design-bitches-lead-pedestrian-friendly-remodel-of-a-major-shopping-center-in-los-angeles Design, Bitches lead pedestrian-friendly remodel of a major shopping center in Los Angeles Hope Daley 2018-08-20T16:23:00-04:00 >2018-08-20T16:23:41-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/23f6618a797c55b5a16b051920c866c6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>...the center, known as Runway, is being remade as a place where pedestrians will be more inclined to hang out, shop and eat &mdash; without having to dodge vehicles. After seeing the closed-off streets packed with people during farmers markets and other special events, manager DJM Capital Partners Inc. concluded that Runway&rsquo;s autocentric ethos was outdated and has decided to make the ban full time, even though the center was built only three years ago in the recently developed community.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Runway, a&nbsp;220,000 square foot retail space in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> neighborhood Playa Vista, will undergo a $9.1 million renovation lead by local architect team <a href="https://archinect.com/designbitches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design, Bitches</a>. The complex is located next to Marina Del Rey, Venice, and Santa Monica making it part of the Westside area known as "Silicon Beach". The new plan for Runway focuses on closing off the streets and creating a more <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/509560/pedestrian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pedestrian</a> friendly space.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/751c20991e99eb9c7be95116b90fb032.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/751c20991e99eb9c7be95116b90fb032.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>The Runway at Playa Vista rendering by Design, Bitches. Image: Design, Bitches.</figcaption></figure><p>As shopping centers face major changes to compete with online stores, these spaces are being rebranded as "lifestyle centers"&nbsp;focusing on <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/37624/public-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">public space</a> as their main attraction. The Runway renovation is expected to be complete by early 2019.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150076686/brady-bunch-house-sold-to-hgtv-for-undisclosed-amount Brady Bunch house sold to HGTV for undisclosed amount Alexander Walter 2018-08-07T16:15:00-04:00 >2018-08-19T16:35:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2b91c536fcd93f6a1306a4c4b91012ac.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Discovery Inc.'s HGTV network has won the bidding for the California house that served as the exterior for the home of the family in&nbsp;The&nbsp;Brady Bunch, Discovery CEO David Zaslav said Tuesday. "I am excited to share that HGTV is the winning bidder and will restore the Brady Bunch home to its 1970s glory as only HGTV can," he said on the company's second-quarter earnings conference call [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>The midcentury house in Studio City,&nbsp;CA served as the make-believe exterior&nbsp;of the Brady TV family's home from 1969 to 1974. It was <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150074517/the-brady-bunch-home-could-be-yours-for-1-885m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">listed for $1.885M last month</a>, and for a brief moment it appeared that 'N Sync star Lance Bass had placed the winning bid&mdash;only to wake up to the news that <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/829497/hgtv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HGTV</a>&nbsp;had in fact become the new owner with the declared intent to get the house "at any cost" and "outperform any bid" (<a href="https://twitter.com/LanceBass/status/1025971593397166081" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">according to Bass</a>).</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150075208/johnston-marklee-live-from-the-la-design-festival Johnston Marklee, Live from the LA Design Festival Paul Petrunia 2018-07-27T12:58:00-04:00 >2018-07-28T17:57:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/45/45f66300305c7cd1c86c74896daffb71.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Earlier this summer I sat down with Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee to discuss their practice, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/4256960/johnston-marklee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Johnston Marklee</a>, in front of a live audience at this year's <a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>. We discuss the origin of their practice, their relationship to LA, the eclectic group of collaborators they have worked with over the years, and their unique approach to telling the story of their work in their recently published <a href="https://amzn.to/2Ahg37W" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">monograph</a>.</p> <p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 126 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, &ldquo;Johnston Marklee, Live from the LA Design Festival&rdquo;.</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="http://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>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;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-126.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p> </p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150074517/the-brady-bunch-home-could-be-yours-for-1-885m The Brady Bunch home could be yours for $1.885M Alexander Walter 2018-07-23T13:39:00-04:00 >2018-07-23T13:39:50-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b485374508f2f463c091f9ca7584a658.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Now on the market for the first time since 1973 is the Studio City residence known the world over as the Brady Bunch house. Built in 1959, the property was discovered by location scouts a decade later and appeared in every episode of the hit TV show except the first. [...] Sited on a .29-acre lot that abuts the LA River, the cultural icon is listed with an asking price of $1.885 million. Due to the intense interest expected, no open houses will be scheduled.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Curbed LA</em> quotes the show's creator, Sherwood Schwartz, explaining in an 1994 interview why this particular house was chosen for the Brady Bunch exterior shots from 1969 to 1974: "We didn&rsquo;t want it to be too affluent, we didn&rsquo;t want it to be too blue-collar. We wanted it to look like it would fit a place an architect would live."</p> <p>Interested? Dig into the listing <a href="https://www.carswellandpartners.com/listings/11222-dilling-street/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150073964/will-the-los-angeles-times-mirror-square-complex-become-a-historic-monument Will the Los Angeles Times Mirror Square complex become a historic monument? Hope Daley 2018-07-18T15:11:00-04:00 >2018-07-21T13:14:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/92/92a70fddca6c4c1dbc924dd94ed2fa4d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The 378-page recommendation report filed by a group of preservationists, including preservationist Richard Schave and architect and 20th century architectural historian Alan Hess, calls on the city to protect the three most iconic structures of the Los Angeles Times complex [...] Purely from a design perspective, preserving The Times complex &mdash; once known as Times Mirror Square &mdash; is a difficult proposition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/289003/los-angeles-times" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Times</a> complex consists of three iconic structures which <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/128470/historic-preservation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preservationists</a> are pushing to make historic monuments. There is the 1935 building by Gordon B. Kaufmann featuring&nbsp;&ldquo;The Times&rdquo; neon sign and the grand Globe Lobby, Rowland Crawford&rsquo;s late moderne style Mirror Building built in&nbsp;1948, and the luxe Times Mirror corporate headquarters&nbsp;designed by William Pereira in 1973. Old enough to be out of date but not enough to necessarily be revered as historic, these structures hang in limbo with an undermined fate in&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/46361/los-angeles-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles history</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150073465/first-crane-goes-up-at-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art-construction-site First crane goes up at Lucas Museum of Narrative Art construction site Alexander Walter 2018-07-16T13:16:00-04:00 >2018-07-16T20:38:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4bfd529666763f0c41803411b67e19c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Four months ago, ground was broken for the $1-billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Exposition Park.&nbsp; Construction has now gone vertical, with a tower crane soaring above Vermont Avenue. The 300,000-square-foot facility, which is being built as a legacy project by Star Wars creator George Lucas, replaces two former parking lots with a four-story, 115,000-square-foot structure that will serve as the permanent home for the filmmaker's 10,000-piece collection.&nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150072984/will-the-los-angeles-2028-olympics-truly-be-low-impact Will the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics truly be low-impact? Hope Daley 2018-07-12T16:04:00-04:00 >2018-07-12T16:04:22-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9e/9e543e1aae6af27bcdf3e74d6471a9e3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The only profitable games in modern Olympic history, LA 1984 was a case study in public&ndash;private partnerships, corporate sponsorship, and municipal storytelling [...] It&rsquo;s proof, say LA 2028 organizers, that the city can do it again: re-use the city&rsquo;s wealth of existing and under-construction stadiums and athletic facilities, house athletes and the media at local universities, and host an Olympics that won&rsquo;t require new publicly-funded infrastructure...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Olympics have been promoted to cities as a vehicle for ushering in investment, attention, and urban growth. The reality, however, is often contradicting with failed developments and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/398/infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructure</a>&nbsp;left in the aftermath. As <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> prepares to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1012838/los-angeles-2028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">host the 2028 games</a>, large questions remain on how this will impact the city with an affordable housing and a homelessness crisis.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150072950/warner-brothers-proposes-aerial-tramway-to-the-hollywood-sign Warner Brothers proposes aerial tramway to the Hollywood Sign Alexander Walter 2018-07-12T13:53:00-04:00 >2018-07-15T16:07:11-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/327ab01248c845c9b49683f31a41a152.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>[Warner Bros.] would foot the bill for an aerial tramway to transport visitors to and from the Hollywood sign, starting from a parking structure next to its Burbank lot. The effort, dubbed the Hollywood Skyway, would cost the studio an estimated $100 million, according to a person close to the company who was not authorized to comment. The tramway would take visitors on a 6-minute ride more than 1 mile up the back of Mt. Lee to a new visitors center near the sign [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p>Several cable transport solutions are being proposed for popular Los Angeles landmarks right now: besides the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150061798/plans-announced-for-a-gondola-to-connect-la-s-dodger-stadium-with-union-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gondola system</a> that could connect Dodger Stadium with Union Station, the idea of an <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150006686/l-a-mayor-garcetti-proposes-gondola-lift-to-the-hollywood-sign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aerial tramway</a> carrying visitors up to the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/447252/hollywood-sign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood Sign</a> has been brought back to life by media giant Warner Brothers and pitched to city officials.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a2e91159a3b5970c5217e922f36a4bb2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a2/a2e91159a3b5970c5217e922f36a4bb2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Artist impression of the proposed Hollywood Skyway. Image: Warner Bros.</figcaption></figure><p>"Similar solutions in the past have been shot down over concerns that they would lead to the commercial exploitation of Griffith Park," reports the <em>LA Times</em>. "The Warner Bros. proposal will surely face tough questions from locals and a lengthy review process to assess the effects on the environment. Many have also voiced concerns about how such a project would affect wildlife in the area."<br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150072162/the-la-forum-reader-traces-30-years-of-la-s-architectural-discourse The LA Forum Reader Traces 30 Years of LA's Architectural Discourse Paul Petrunia 2018-07-06T17:40:00-04:00 >2018-07-06T17:51:39-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/cce5a6b7b52bea402f17d77705a8a562.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150045780/la-forum-for-architecture-and-urban-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a> has offered a critical look at the city of Los Angeles since the late 80's. The nonprofit has been providing public programming, exhibitions, and publications through its ever-shifting board of directors and volunteer contributors. To celebrate this 30-year milestone, the Forum has carefully selected a collection of pieces published from its origin to today, and has published these in a book under the themes of Experiments, Detours,&nbsp;Hunches, and Santa Anas.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Today, Los Angeles is a major architectural and urban player, but for decades the city was dismissed&nbsp;suburban and centerless. In republishing three decades of material on architecture and design in Los&nbsp;Angeles, the LA Forum Reader reclaims and reconsiders the city&rsquo;s architectural and discursive&nbsp;histories. It establishes, or reestablishes, a textual context for critical experimentation and urban&nbsp;investigation. This anthological volume includes essays, interviews, and reproductions of...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150071992/mad-s-quirky-beverly-hills-gardenhouse-tops-out MAD's quirky Beverly Hills 'Gardenhouse' tops out Alexander Walter 2018-07-05T18:33:00-04:00 >2018-07-05T18:37:27-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/48/481887f54b8a602fb52c16dff0da0516.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>, headquartered in Beijing, is making progress on its first U.S. project, Gardenhouse in Beverly Hills (<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/129957435/mad-unveils-hillside-village-project-for-beverly-hills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first announced</a> on Archinect in 2015). The playful 18-unit residential project along Wilshire Boulevard just topped out and aims for completion before the end of the year&mdash;then expected to sport an enormous wrap-around outdoor living wall facade with native, drought-tolerant succulents and vines.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/95fecdf9d0e7de1501f227f4b666d19d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/95fecdf9d0e7de1501f227f4b666d19d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><p>"The 'hillside village' offers a variety of different housing typologies &ndash; three townhouses, two studios, five villas and eight condominiums &ndash; that are arranged to cultivate a private neighborhood feeling in the middle of the city," reads the project description. <br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/53/53f2c7729e11b0f2d1c164a19fc640ad.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/53/53f2c7729e11b0f2d1c164a19fc640ad.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: MAD Architects</figcaption></figure><p>"Individual balconies and patios extend out over an inner courtyard that allows villa residents to at once, enjoy the nature and independence from neighbors. There is also a balance between public and private as the housing appears opaque from the street but reveals a transp...</p>