| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:00 AM
When, in the 1920s, the pioneering Southern California social critic Louis Adamic called Los Angeles "the enormous village," he didn't mean it as a compliment. Rather, he was referring to L.A.'s insularity, its status as what Richard Meltzer would later...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The design for the central building in a reimagined Los Angeles County Museum of Art was inspired by the adjacent La Brea tar pits. Seen from above, the structure's flowing lines resemble a splatter of tar.
But scientists doing the work of recovering...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
John Lautner believed that "architecture should be really odd." To this end the midcentury American architect dotted Southern California with a concrete, glass and copper volcano for Bob Hope's second home, a dwelling that looks like a UFO perched on a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:28 AM
The Eisenhower family told a congressional panel Tuesday that it supports a bill that would do away with architect Frank Gehry's design for the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington and halt any additional federal funding for the design....
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Architect Frank Gehry's controversial design for the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is once again the object of bickering in Washington.
A major architectural organization said it opposes a new congressional initiative to do away with Gehry's...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Amid rancorous public debate, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with a revised design by architect Frank Gehry.
The memorial, which comes with an estimated price tag of more than $100 million, is to be...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
If the Chicago Symphony Orchestra can celebrate the power of rivers, why can't the Chicago Sinfonietta do the same on behalf of cities? The parallel may not have occured to Mei-Ann Chen when she was planning her season finale with the sinfonietta, but...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:27 PM
After hiring Frank Gehry to design its Menlo Park headquarters' expansion, Facebook is once again tapping the world-renowned architect for its new New York office that will open next year.
Facebook is relocating its New York office at 335 Madison Ave....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:29 AM
NEW YORK -- On Tuesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum in New York the architecture world, or what felt like a pretty substantial cross-section of it, gathered to remember the pioneering New York Times and Wall Street Journal architecture critic...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I grew up listening to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which may help explain why I had to learn to love Mozart. That happened when I went away to college and, studying the scores, discovered how much I had been missing, how much Mozartean magic had...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The planned Columbia Association fitness club inside the former Rouse Co. building is being billed as mind-body wellness retreat where customers can "relax, retreat and rejuvenate," according to consultants hired by CA to study the project.