Archinect - News 2017-08-21T11:51:02-04:00 "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 src="" width="200" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><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>