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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.

June 22, 2012

Richard Close Explains the Process of Overseeing the Dissolution of the Los Angeles CRA

Richard Close discusses his position on the seven-member Oversight Board supervising the dissolution of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.

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

German American Business Association Discusses Developments in Electric Vehicles, Policy and Products

German and American business and policy leaders discuss recent developments in the world of electric vehicles. As regions like Bavaria have fostered EV-friendly policies, BMW and CODA automotive highlight new products and approaches towards providing the customer with a reliable and affordable vehicle.

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 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

September 22, 2017

Linda Dishman: 25 Years of Leadership at L.A. Conservancy

Linda Dishman demonstrates the Conservancy’s broad approach to preservation and bringing communities together through historic resources.

September 21, 2017

Eco-Rapid Transit: Metro Light Rail to Connect Southeast County & DTLA

Michael Kodama explains the economic potential of the West Santa Ana Branch Corridor "megaproject"—a proposed light rail connecting Downtown Los Angeles to the underserved Southeast L.A. County.

September 21, 2017

L.A. Union Station’s Perimeter Redesign is All About Access to Transit

Elizabeth Carvajal and Jenna Hornstock address how perimeter improvements to Union Station could bring L.A.'s transportation infrastructure to the world stage.

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