| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:08 PM
Hundreds of people poured into downtown over the weekend for a one-day only sneak peek of the Broad museum, which is scheduled to open officially in September. Though Eli Broad's new museum has yet to be completed — there is still construction...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:45 AM
Depending how you see it, and how generous you are, the wonders of "Jupiter Ascending," the new space opera from Chicago filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski, the team behind "The Matrix," should be endless. For those who come to regard it as a camp classic...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Frank Gehry opens the doors on his first design in Australia. Zaha Hadid settles her lawsuit against a prominent New York critic. And Los Angeles' Hollyhock House gets a makeover. Plus: the limits of free speech in Europe, L.A.’s illegal...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 12:28 PM
Just before reaching age 80, I patched a leaky roof, disdaining professional help. This winter's storms will soon test my repair, thus demonstrating how much I remembered from architecture school before turning in my T-square and triangle almost 60...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Last week, I traveled to New York with Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin to photograph his review of the new One World Trade Center building in Lower Manhattan. The trip took me around the building from near and far and all the way to the top...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Here is Christopher Hawthorne's look at the best of architecture in 2014.
Progress on remaking the Los Angeles River. The feds chipped in and momentum flowed; in a twist unimaginable even three years ago, river backers are now on Gentrification Watch....
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:55 PM
I recently returned from an exotic trip to three continents. I am ridiculously privileged, not only to travel but also to be able to return to a place as near-perfect as Laguna in autumn.
My good fortune is never lost on me, and it helps me appreciate...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life.
These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:00 PM
In the crowded exhibit space, where everyone's talking at once, the Web designer is eager to make her pitch.
Litzully Cota's got her patter down — and she's delivering in a voice clear and loud enough to be heard.
"My friend got bullied," she...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 3:17 PM
With the debut of Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park on Saturday, the snaky “bridge to nowhere” over Columbus Drive finally gets somewhere to go, the city gets another superpark tourist draw and Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets something more to brag...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:53 PM
At this awkward stage in its young life, the new Maggie Daley Park brings to mind a gangly teenager. Energetic? Absolutely. Graceful? Not yet.
It's strange to come upon this park, whose towering, tripod-shaped light masts resemble giant praying mantises...