An audience of over 50 people convened at the AIA Center for Architecture Wednesday evening to listen in on a panel discussion titled, Careers in the Balance. Continue Reading Finding the magic to work/life balance
Do you like to travel and explore different cities? I definitely do! While I travel mostly for pleasure (rather than business), the planner in me cannot help but observe, study, and evaluate the places I visit. Continue Reading Exploring and Observing: Fun City Tours
“I have always believed in architecture as a tool to enhance spaces and human environment”.Continue Reading A coffee with an Italian Architect: Cino Zucchi
Do you love L.A. architecture? This is a follow-up to my previous article which highlighted three must-see exhibitions for planners, architects, and just about anyone interested in Los Angeles, architecture, and/or urban design. Continue Reading Who Loves L.A. Architecture: Part II
Do you love Los Angeles and its architecture? Are you crazy about hand-made drawings, three-dimensional models, ambitious plans, and visually stunning graphics? Continue Reading Who Loves L.A. Architecture?
Between rugby games on Saturday April 27, 3013, The Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC) held a remembrance for Graham Downes. Continue Reading Graham Downes Remembrance by OMBAC
In Part 1 of this series, we explored the context that made greenfield or exurban sites attractive for post-earthquake recovery in Haiti, as well as two examples of this strategy. Part 2 takes us to two examples of government-built housing, the informal settlement of Canaan, and draws some conclusions.
3 and 4) Zoranje
Churches and other places of worship are important institutions in our communities that serve multiple roles and needs. Continue Reading What does an Urban Church look like?
A good friend and colleague of mine, and a very talented architect, always insisted that with respect to social housing, ‘humanitarian design’, or whatever other term one cares to employ, we as designers should not experiment on people who have few alternatives.Continue Reading Promised Lands: 5 Examples of Housing Developments in Haiti (part 1 of 2)
About a year and a half ago I left California to come to Texas. After spending over 25 years as an urban designer in the GoldenState, it was time to pack up and go. The writing was on the wall prior to my leaving in 2011. The end of Redevelopment to balance the State budget was the final blow. Continue Reading Urban Design Centers and Healthier Communities