Architecture

May 28, 2014

Architect Brenda Levin Honored with the LA Parks Foundation 2014 Rose Award

On May 1 architect Brenda Levin was the recipient of the fourth annual Rose Award for her contributions to the quality of life in LA for more than 30 years.

September 11, 2013

Sam Hall Kaplan Reviews Getty's Pacific Standard Time

Following a review of the Getty's "Overdrive" exhibit, Sam Hall Kaplan examines the Getty's broader Pacific Standard Time initiative.

June 29, 2012

AIA/LA Healthy by Design Panel Addresses How Best to Incentivize Healthier Placemaking

AIA Design Conference panel moderated by TPR editor-in-chief David Abel, featuring Chet Widom (State Architect, State of California), Kate Diamond (HMC Architects), Dr. Jonathan Fielding (Director, LA County Dept. of Public Health), and Dr. Richard Jackson (UCLA).

June 29, 2012

Metro Selects Gruen and Grimshaw Team to Master Plan Union Station

Jenna Hornstock, LA Metro's Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide Planning, discusses the agency's upcoming master plan for Union Station as well as their decision to work with Gruen Associates on project.

June 29, 2012

Brenda Levin, FAIA: Revitalizing Religious & Iconic Buildings

Brenda Levin, President and Principal of Levin & Associates Architects, talks about renovating two of Los Angeles' most iconic religious buildings: St. Vibiana's Cathedral and the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

December 20, 2011

Paramount Pictures to Modernize Studio while Embracing Its Past

Paramount Pictures on Melrose Boulevard is the only major film studio still located in Hollywood. The studio has developed a plan for site upgrades to provide for its thousands of employees in an ever evolving industry. TPR spoke about the goals and designs with Paramount COO Frederick Huntsberry, with Sharon Keyser, Senior VP, Real Estate, Government & Community Relations, Paramount, and with architects Bob Hale, Principal, Rios Clementi Hale, and Brenda Levin, President and Principal, Levin & Associates Architects.

December 19, 2011

Peter Zellner Discusses SCI-Arc’s Focus on Sustainability

Peter Zellner, a Culver City-based architect and a faculty member at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, sat down with TPR as a follow-up to the AIA net zero energy roundtable. Zellner’s work on art galleries has gained ZELLNERPLUS the most recognition. His grappling with questions of urbanism and sustainability, however, professionally challenge common notions of how Los Angeles’ built environment may evolve. 

December 16, 2011

AIA Los Angeles: Political Leadership Could Bolster Green Design

A roundtable discussion hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles, and featuring some of the region's most prominent designers sheds light on the role of the architect in greening the built environment. While design innovations have created energy efficient buildings and have raised awareness, coordinated government action could provide the scale necessary for noticeable change.

November 10, 2011

Westwood Village Plan Balances Students, Visitors, Businesses, and Public Space

A public symposium held to present the urban design plans for Westwood Village illustrated several debates. Who will take advantage of a redesigned Westwood Village? What role will UCLA have in defining the space? Is a new Metro stop the catalyst for change some claim it to be? A panel of architects, critics, and policy-makers discuss.

May 24, 2017

Ford Amphitheater Renovation & Expansion Opens to Public in July

To highlight the reopening of the John Anson Ford Theatres complex, architect Brenda Levin and the Ford’s interim executive director Olga Garay-English join TPR share how the thoughtful renovation has re-conceived the once quiet theater into world-class standards.

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