Archinect - News 2017-09-19T07:56:38-04:00 Editor's Picks #295-Happy Holidays! Nam Henderson 2012-12-26T01:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-28T05:11:41-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Finally, Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce posted a quote of John Chase&rsquo;s Shopping for Architecture LA Forum Newsletter, from December 1989. citizen concluded "My old colleague John certainly knew how to turn a phrase. ..My opinion is that merely expanding the list of things to pick out or specify for a design --while certainly adding important variables-- still is not sufficient to get at the complexity of architecture".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Donna Sink</a> spoke for architects and Wright-lovers everywhere when she commented "<strong>YAY</strong>" in response <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to the news that the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has facilitated the purchase of the David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, through an LLC owned by an anonymous benefactor. The transaction closed on December 20 for an undisclosed price</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The property will be transferred to an Arizona not-for-profit organization responsible for the restoration, maintenance and operation of the David Wright House.</p> <p> Talks with Kermit Baker the AIA&rsquo;s chief economist along with architects like Neil Denari and firms like Legat Architects, led Robbie Whelan to write <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Demand for Architects Builds Momentum-Billings for Design Jobs Rise for Fourth Straight Month, Reflecting Improving Housing Market and Institutional Demand</a>.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Miami Herald reported that Zaha Hadid Architects will design a tower to be built on a site directly across from Museum Park</a>. The selection of Hadid wa...</p> "John Loved This" : John Chase's West Hollywood Orhan Ayyüce 2011-05-19T19:42:55-04:00 >2011-06-02T21:32:02-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The late John Chase was the City of West Hollywood's urban designer for 14 years. During that time, he made his mark on every corner of West Hollywood, helping transform Santa Monica Boulevard into a pedestrian-friendly strip, shepherding high-quality development, commissioning well-designed signage, and carving out much-needed pocket parks.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On May 21, John's birthday, a group of his friends, family, co-workers, and collaborators will lead a walking tour across the city to experience John's legacy. Architects and city leaders will meet the group at the various projects to talk about working with John and offer advice on how designers and developers can collaborate on successful urban spaces."</p>