Archives for October 2013

Never Built: LA

October 27, 2013 marked the closing of Never Built: Los Angeles. A skillfully curated collection of missed opportunities, this intelligent exhibit and book thoughtfully explores the reciprocal relationship of a city and its residents. Co-curated by architectural journalists Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, Never Built: Los Angeles is the product of an exhaustive study conducted […]

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Meeting the urban challenge

Building height vizualization for Christchurch, New Zealand. I recently had the opportunity to present at the “Meeting the Urban Challenge – Smart Cities” conference. In attendance were H.E. Hans Peter Manz (Austrian Ambassador to the United States), Matt Peterson (Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Los Angeles), Michael LoGrande (Director of Planning Department for […]

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Home away from home

As the masterplanner and designer of a project, it is always  with a sense of amazement that the built manifestation finally arrives. This is what makes designers tick, and is the true litmus test: as the project you and your team have worked so hard on unveils itself, warts and all, there’s no place to […]

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National landmark in Long Beach

Image courtesy of Long Beach Judicial Partners. The new Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, located in the redevelopment area of downtown Long Beach, California, opened its doors for operations on September 9, 2013. The project’s developer, Long Beach Judicial Partners, LLC (LBJP), a Meridiam Infrastructure project company, was pleased to announce that its design/build team of […]

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Not a ‘shore’ thing

Photo: Blackpool coastal defenses, copryright AECOM by David Lloyd. I recently had the privilege of being on a Q&A panel for the film ‘Shored Up’ at Melbourne’s International Environmental Film Festival. The film explored beach erosion and the engineering responses that many authorities use in an effort to protect beaches. It also looked at how […]

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