| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Zoltan Pali, one of the architects hired to work on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' future museum, has left the high-profile project.
The departure, which the academy is characterizing as a routine transition, comes in the midst of some...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The spaceship, alas, has lived to see another day.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced changes on Monday to the design team working on a $300-million movie museum on Wilshire Boulevard.
Zoltan Pali, the Los Angeles architect who'...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Hans Hollein, the Austrian architect who died Thursday at 80, was one of a small number of architects who set a loose framework for what would become postmodern architecture, with its focus on humor, irony, eclecticism and freewheeling historical...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For two decades, and especially since voters approved a $40-billion transit tax in 2008, the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has ranked among the most important patrons of public architecture in Southern California.
It has often seemed...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Even after the windfall of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series of exhibitions in 2013, there's still a significant list of postwar Los Angeles architects and designers whose careers remain underexplored.
Among the most intriguing is the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors gave their blessing Tuesday to a reimagined design for a proposed mix of high-end apartments, businesses and public space across from Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The plan to redevelop that portion of downtown’s Grand...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Matt Stevens about Santa Monica’s development future.
The city’s skyline is poised to be dramatically altered.
One project would bring a 21-story hotel to Ocean Avenue, creating the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Facebook is taking its friendship with Frank Gehry across the Atlantic, reportedly signing the Los Angeles architect to work on new office space in Dublin, Ireland, where the company already has a major presence. He will also design new office space for...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Now that voters have rejected a plan to save the Houston Astrodome, a marvel of engineering muscle and space-age glamour and easily the city's most important building, it would be easy to conclude that modern architecture has a major image problem in this...