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January 25, 2004 | Hugh Hart, Special to The Times
Scott JOHNSON has designed high schools, high-rises, loft buildings, corporate parks, state capitols, wineries and three Century City skyscrapers. With showpieces like the recently completed MGM Towerto his credit, one might think he'd favor a grand office. Wrong. Johnson uses a piece of plywood for a desk. It's decorated with a canister of pencils and a laptop. That's all. "I guess I'm kind of a minimalist," says Johnson, a rangy man in black T-shirt and dress slacks.
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October 13, 2005 | From City News Service
A Los Angeles-based architectural firm's master plan for the Longquan Yi District of Chengdu in China's Sichuan Province is the winning entry in a global design competition, it was announced Wednesday. This is the fourth international urban design competition within a major Chinese city that Johnson Fain has won, according to the firm. The Johnson Fain team, led by William H. Fain Jr.
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March 6, 2001 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The highly acclaimed work of Los Angeles architect Scott Johnson and his colleagues ranges from mansions in Malibu to bank branches in Beijing. But the 50-year-old Johnson is best known in the skyscraper business, and his most recent creation is about to start construction: the 35-story MGM Tower. When completed in 2003, it will be Johnson's third Century City skyscraper and the first major new high-rise to be completed in the city of Los Angeles in more than a decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2004 | Hugh Hart, Special to The Times
Scott JOHNSON has designed high schools, high-rises, loft buildings, corporate parks, state capitols, wineries and three Century City skyscrapers. With showpieces like the recently completed MGM Towerto his credit, one might think he'd favor a grand office. Wrong. Johnson uses a piece of plywood for a desk. It's decorated with a canister of pencils and a laptop. That's all. "I guess I'm kind of a minimalist," says Johnson, a rangy man in black T-shirt and dress slacks.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2000 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles architectural firm Johnson Fain Partners has been hired as the chief designer for the transformation of the historic Terminal Annex in downtown Los Angeles into a high-technology complex. Johnson Fain will oversee design as the former postal facility on the eastern edge of downtown Los Angeles undergoes extensive renovations to attract high-tech and telecommunications tenants.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER
These days, it seems, everyone is clamoring for an office that looks like a wised-up warehouse. Some are even willing to rip up the floors and ceilings of a perfectly good office building to get the right look. Johnson Fain Partners manufactured its own 14,000-square-foot workshop when it moved into a downtown high-rise earlier this year. The firm's partners, Scott Johnson and William Fain Jr.
NEWS
October 13, 2005 | From City News Service
A Los Angeles-based architectural firm's master plan for the Longquan Yi District of Chengdu in China's Sichuan Province is the winning entry in a global design competition, it was announced Wednesday. This is the fourth international urban design competition within a major Chinese city that Johnson Fain has won, according to the firm. The Johnson Fain team, led by William H. Fain Jr.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2000
Urban planners, preservationists and land use experts will discuss proposals that could change the face of Marina del Rey by making it a more animated urban environment. The panel will be presented Friday by the Westside Urban Forum. The event is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at the Riviera Club at 1250 Capri Drive in Pacific Palisades. The panel will be moderated by architect William H. Fain Jr.
MAGAZINE
August 11, 2002
HOME, Pages 24-28, Johnson Fain Partners, Los Angeles, (213) 622-3500. ENTERTAINING, Page 29: Mulberries are available from Circle C Ranch at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market (2nd and Arizona), Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and the Hollywood Farmers' Market (Ivar between Sunset and Hollywood), Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; from Flora Bella Farms at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Culver City Farmers' Market (Main Street), Tuesdays, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
BUSINESS
October 26, 1999
Speakers from the worlds of real estate, technology, architecture and design will review 20th century real estate developments and discuss the industry's future at a Nov. 4 meeting of Commercial Real Estate Women-Los Angeles. The program will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St. in Los Angeles. The event will be moderated by Carol Schatz, president of Central City Assn.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2001 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The highly acclaimed work of Los Angeles architect Scott Johnson and his colleagues ranges from mansions in Malibu to bank branches in Beijing. But the 50-year-old Johnson is best known in the skyscraper business, and his most recent creation is about to start construction: the 35-story MGM Tower. When completed in 2003, it will be Johnson's third Century City skyscraper and the first major new high-rise to be completed in the city of Los Angeles in more than a decade.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2000 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles architectural firm Johnson Fain Partners has been hired as the chief designer for the transformation of the historic Terminal Annex in downtown Los Angeles into a high-technology complex. Johnson Fain will oversee design as the former postal facility on the eastern edge of downtown Los Angeles undergoes extensive renovations to attract high-tech and telecommunications tenants.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER
These days, it seems, everyone is clamoring for an office that looks like a wised-up warehouse. Some are even willing to rip up the floors and ceilings of a perfectly good office building to get the right look. Johnson Fain Partners manufactured its own 14,000-square-foot workshop when it moved into a downtown high-rise earlier this year. The firm's partners, Scott Johnson and William Fain Jr.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2000
* Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate services and investment management firm, has promoted Christopher K. Cooper to senior vice president of its western U.S. tenant representation business. Cooper, based in Los Angeles, advises companies, particularly law firms and entertainment firms, about occupancy needs. * Johnson Fain Partners, a Los Angeles-based architecture and design firm, has named Julie Worsham Bandini director of business development.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2002 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The historic Wilshire Country Club in Hancock Park has begun a $10-million renovation and expansion of its Mediterranean-style clubhouse. The expansion and interior remodeling, which will include the addition of a red clay tile roof with broad eaves, arched openings and iron railings, is aimed at recapturing the character of the original building. The project was designed by Los Angeles architect Scott Johnson of Johnson Fain Partners.
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