January 20, 2002 |
Los Angeles architect Barton Myers is better known for designing large public buildings than private houses. He is the brain behind the award-winning Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, completed in 1993--a flexible facility with movable floors and seats, which allows for multiple uses, and reconfiguration from a flat exhibition hall into a 1,850-seat arena or theater with 900, 1,450 or 1,963 seats.
April 4, 2010 |
More than 300 books have been written about Maria Callas, the legendary soprano whose life was as tragic as it was transcendent. Callas, who died in 1977, had what opera lovers call "presence," that rare quality enabling special performers to command, and sometimes captivate, an audience. Westwood's Istituto Italiano di Cultura is celebrating her life and style in an exhibition, "Maria Callas: A Woman, a Voice, a Myth," which pays homage to the diva's profound impact on her art form.
June 5, 1994
"Architecture and the New Muse: Design, Materials and Technology Shaping Recent Cultural Facilities" will be presented June 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Moderated by Richard Keating, the program will feature architects Moshe Safdie, Norman Pfeiffer, Barton Myers, Michael Hallmark, Richard Kuhn and Doss Mabe. Admission is $50 for USC Architectural Guild members, $55 for the general public and $30 for students.
January 30, 1986
A team of five consulting firms has been chosen by the city to draft proposals for the redevelopment of the Civic Center. Barton Myers Associates of Los Angeles will head the team. The city wants to renovate and expand the center auditorium for community meetings, cultural events and entertainment. For its report, due in six months, the team will study management techniques, potential uses, traffic, parking and landscaping.
April 22, 1994
The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and architects Barton Myers Associates have won raves from two organizations recognizing the center for its architectural design. The center was one of five theaters nationwide to receive a 1994 Honor Award for excellence from the United States Institute of Theater Technology, which hailed it as "the most sophisticated project we've seen in terms of architecture, technology and urban design."
June 29, 2003 |
Barton Myers, a Westwood architect best known locally for designing the flexible, multipurpose Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, is once again creating buildings for the arts -- but this time in Arizona. Barton Myers & Associates and Architekton of Tempe have announced a September groundbreaking for a new visual and performing arts center, the Tempe Center for the Arts.