A Corinthian column that held up the palmleaf roof of a nutburger stand / Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times

Comprehensive 'Gehry' retrospective in Paris draws sociological blank

latimes.com — The ground-floor gallery at the Pompidou Center, where curators Frédéric Migayrou and Aurélien Lemonier have installed "Frank Gehry," a major retrospective that runs through Jan. 26, looks right out through floor-to-ceiling windows toward the sidewalks of the 4th Arrondissement.

Paris' Louis Vuitton Foundation epitomizes Frank Gehry's genius

latimes.com — The personal or private museum, built to hold the blue-chip paintings of a wealthy collector, is more of an American phenomenon than a European one. In Los Angeles alone we have the examples of the Getty, the Huntington and the Hammer to look to, with Eli Broad's Bunker Hill museum ready to join their ranks next year.

Florida Polytechnic University, Designed by Santiago Calatrava

architectmagazine.com — Santiago Calatrava, FAIA, has had a tough couple of years. What should have been a glamorous and career-capping commission for the 63-year-old Spanish architect, the new transit hub at the rebuilt World Trade Center, has instead been plagued by extensive delays and massive budget overruns.

Architecture review: Michael Maltzan tries to make density appealing at One Santa Fe

latimes.com — Every once in a while a piece of architecture comes along that is emblematic of a moment in a city's architectural and urban development. One Santa Fe, a 438-unit apartment complex in the arts district by Michael Maltzan Architecture, is that kind of building.

In Paris, a passion for all things Frank Gehry

latimes.com — Frank Gehry has a significant history in Paris -- and something of a mixed record. He lived here for a year in the early 1960s, working for the French architect Andre Remondet as well as the planner Robert Auzelle. As an established and indeed world-famous architect he returned to Paris to design the American Center, which opened in 1994.

Renzo Piano defends academy museum plans

latimes.com — A few minutes after sitting down to talk with Renzo Piano in his large, airy Paris studio Tuesday, I asked the architect about the progress of the film museum he is designing for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wilshire Boulevard. "The academy?" he asked. "Ha.

Metro's Union Station master plan a significant shift

latimes.com — Union Station celebrated its 75th anniversary in May. This month we're getting a glimpse - encouraging if opaque - of what its next 75 years might look like. A nearly finalized master plan by L.A.

Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles

latimes.com — Architecture is not just slow. It's a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the construction of important new buildings in Los Angeles ground nearly to a halt.

Arts Preview - Los Angeles Times

On eve of Super Bowl, football caught between a rock and hard tackle

articles.latimes.com — Critic's Notebook: With the violent sport being linked strongly to brain trauma, its place in culture is sure to change. And the stadium as monument will likely change as well. One afternoon in early January, I took a tour of the refurbished Memorial Stadium in Berkeley with a pair of architects from the firm HNTB.
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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

@jeremytill @ollywainwright @RowanMoore agree entirely with the sentiment, but that's a reported piece, not a review.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @matthiasrascher: Nearly 1 million fewer people live in Manhattan now than a century ago. j.mp/1qYbvTH #NYC #cities

Oct 19, 2014

RT @annasale: "Mourning, if you take a superficial view, is incredibly chic.” -- an actual quote nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fas…

Oct 19, 2014

@AYReport not true, actually. There is a model of AY in the show. But none of the necessary context.

Oct 18, 2014

Hello. The (new) Whitney is not the East Coast's answer to the Beverly Center.

Oct 17, 2014

Hello. The Getty is not the US headquarters of a large Canadian pharmaceutical company.

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