Architecture

December 1, 2020

Reclaiming Streets as Public Space: The Dutch Approach to Aligning Mobility & Public Place Making 

Through the Dutch tradition of design thinking, centering pedestrian use, and prioritizing public space, Daan Zandbelt shares how Dutch streets were “reclaimed” from cars from the 1970s and transformed into the multi-modal hubs as we know them today.

October 1, 2020

Sam Lubell: 6 Ways the Trump Presidency Has Impacted the Building Industry

TPR excerpts here with permission, Sam Lubell on the current federal administration's impacts on the building industry and its far-reaching implications for urbanism, environmentalism, and construction.

April 28, 2020

COVID-19's Impacts on Urban Design & the Built Environment

Architecture journalist Sam Lubell describes how the COVID-19 pandemic, like pandemics of the past, will trigger a shift in how visionaries of the built environment—planners, urban designers, and architects—imagine place and space in response to the disruption of the moment

April 3, 2020

Joseph Giovannini Calls for Halt to Demolition & Suburbanization of LACMA

Architecture critic Joseph Giovannini opines on the museum's new design, he argues, is antithetical to the urban context of Los Angeles.— the history and aspirations of the urbanizing promenade along Wilshire Boulevard

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.

March 31, 2019

After Citizen Jane, LA Conservancy's Women Leaders Recount Decades Protecting Neighborhoods

A panel hosted by the LA Conservancy discussed the role women have played in protecting America’s historic neighborhoods and Los Angeles's most iconic buildings.

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.

March 14, 2017

How To Plan For A Better City? With Global Experience, 5+design Weighs In

5+design principals Mike Ellis and Tim Magill on how LA can move forward on a land-use regime, utilizing their unique experience on developing for density in other global megacities.

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