Architecture

The proposed expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently got a major revision—now instead of cantilevering over the La Brea Tar Pits, the building would bridge Wilshire Boulevard.
3 days ago   Los Angeles Times
Part funny, part amusing, and part just plain cool, goat towers are vertical structures with winding ramps that goats love to climb. They are also are “an idea whose time has come” according to a recent article in Modern Farmer.
Apr 18, 2014   Modern Farmer
Lynn Richards, formerly of the U.S. EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities, is set to become President of the Congress for the New Urbanism in July. In this interview, Richards says that forging new alliances will be a key goal for her.
Apr 17, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
Old City in Philadelphia presents a troubling dichotomy—while the neighborhood is a busy location for redevelopment investment, many of its historic buildings are succumbing to neglect.
Apr 16, 2014   Philadelphia Inquirer
The multifamily industry is building more in walkable locations, but developers still need instruction on the manners of placemaking. Here are some hints.
Apr 15, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
It is only fitting that Salesforce, whose logo is a cloud, won the naming rights to what will be the West Coast's tallest building when completed in 2017 where they will lease half the space. When the fog rolls in, that's all the workers will see!
Apr 14, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
An outdoor advertising company has crafted legislation, expected for City Council review, to allow electronic displays at seven locations in Center City.
Apr 9, 2014   Philadelphia Business Journal
The National Capital Planning Commission voted this week to reject a design by Gehry Partners for a memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower planned for the National Mall in the nation’s capital.
Apr 5, 2014   The Washington Post
WXY Architecture + Urban Design is neither an architecture studio nor an urban planning practice. Like an increasing number of firms, it’s both. The trend toward interdisciplinary design has both practical and philosophical roots. Opinion
Apr 3, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
The proposed elevated park across the Anacostia would be a first for D.C. The group backing it has launched a national design competition to design a bridge that fosters economic development, promotes community health, and cleans the river.
Apr 2, 2014   Elevation DC
The Life of An Architect website recently published its second list of “The Best Architectural Websites in the World.”
Mar 31, 2014   Life of An Architect