John King shares his thoughts on modern renderings. In too many drawings a hipster cult of youth is normalized, and it threatens to paint regular folks and true nonconformists out of the picture.
Mar 24, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
John King describes a new, 7.6-acre hospital campus in the heart of Oakland, California as accessible only by car or ambulance—in other words, "enough to make you sick."
Jul 21, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle
John King makes it clear - the 4-story ring iCon (or doughnut, by some) would not work in urban San Francisco, but could be quite fitting for sprawling, suburban Silicon Valley.
Sep 11, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic John King cautions against too much redevelopment and not enough preservation along El Camino Real in San Mateo County, where a major initiative is attempting to change much of the corridor's character.
Aug 8, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco architecture critic John King talks about his new book <a>Cityscapes</a> and the role that so-called "background buildings" play in creating the city's mosaic.
Jun 23, 2011 Metropolis Magazine
San Francisco urban design critic John King has a new book out looking at how the built environment influences culture, and how the culture influenced the buildings in return.
Apr 26, 2011 Wired