| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Parents will immediately recognize the design of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to dump on our lakefront.
It should remind parents of their toddlers who drop the ice cream from their cones on...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely.
Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Architect-turned-gallerist Shulamit Nazarian stretches out on the rooftop deck of her contemporary Venice art gallery, formerly a sleek Modernist house by the ocean.
The rooftop, five stories high with a fire pit at its center, is an oasis of peace on...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's an old saying: First we shape our buildings, then they shape us. But like many old sayings, it may be more pat than true. It may sound like a great tribute to the power and influence of architecture in our lives, but it's too neat. It sounds too much...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Enough with the yuppies — this new Bunker Hill apartment building is for grown-ups.
It's not that Related Cos. is trying to scare off young professionals who are flocking to downtown Los Angeles. It's just that it seems as if every other developer...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Downtown Los Angeles, once disdained by Wall Street as a weak collection of office buildings with no pizazz, is drawing newfound fascination from New York firms, many of which are sinking money into the Southland's resurging commercial district.
| Oct 11, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The United Arab Emirates has been designated the "featured guest country" at the 2015 L.A. Art Show, scheduled for Jan. 14-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
A special exhibition,"Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates" will mark the...
| 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 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....