Public Buildings

March 25, 2015, 10am PDT
The LEED green building rating system doesn't acknowledge lumber from the state of Georgia as sustainable, so one state lawmaker suggests throwing out LEED altogether. Critics call it throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
WABE
Blog post
November 3, 2014, 6am PST
It's a provocative and rage-inducing question, but a potentially useful one for promoting discussion about the cross-cultural meaning of public space.
Dean Saitta
November 11, 2013, 9am PST
If two Ohio state senators get their way, the Buckeye State will be the latest on the anti-LEED bandwagon.
Ecobuilding Pulse
April 13, 2013, 1pm PDT
The quality of L.A.'s public structures falls far below its remarkable private residences. Greg Goldin argues why we should see the beauty in its greatest creations: its infrastructure and evolving collection of noisy storefronts.
Zocalo Public Square
December 19, 2011, 2pm PST
For almost a decade, security features have been added to the perimeters of important public buildings without regard for aesthetics, and now are being 'beautified,' across the nation.
The Atlantic
July 29, 2010, 10am PDT
The Public Buildings Service, which is responsible for charging and collecting rent on 9,600 public buildings across the 50 states, has been asked to go green by retrofitting and smartening its aging buildings.
Fast Company
March 13, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Included in the budget of any new county building in Los Angeles County is a 1% line item for the creation of public art -- part of a public art program initiated in 2004. The first building to utilize this line item has just been completed.</p>
The Los Angeles Times