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.

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 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.

August 28, 2019

Janet Marie Smith on Dodger Stadium as Civic Space with a New Front Door

Janet Marie Smith on how Dodger Stadium's 'new front door' will optimize transit and pedestrian access to the park while preserving the field's historic character and sweeping 'postcard views.'

July 2, 2019

SCI-Arc’s Hernan Diaz Alonso on Architecture as ‘More than Buildings’

SCI-Arc director Hernan Diaz Alonso on the school’s curricular transformation and the role of ethics in architecture as new technologies and materials enable limitless possibilities in the built environment.

April 24, 2019

History & Evolution of Historic Preservation on the West Coast

Architect Brenda Levin, FAIA and Principal of Levin & Associates, presents an illuminating account of the evolution of historic preservation and the unique role women have played in Los Angeles architecture.

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