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March 3, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
One of the great joys of being a fashion critic is the ability to observe how designers all over the world riff on and reinterpret the L.A. look. Watching the spring runway collections, whether I was sitting at a runway show in the crumbling Beekman Palace in New York City or at a 13th century convent in Paris, I was dreaming of California. It wasn't just homesickness, though after weeks on the road, that could have been part of it. I was thinking about how the clothes would play here, how they might have been influenced by the vision of casual luxe that California has exported to the world, and how they might have been inspired by the landscape, art, architecture and attitude of this incredible place.
October 5, 1986
The Landscape Architecture Foundation/California Landscape Architectural Student Scholarship Fund expects to award $7,600 in scholarships to students pursuing landscape-oriented courses at designated Southern California schools. Juniors and seniors enrolled in eligible landscape architecture programs at UCLA, UC Irvine, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo may apply for the scholarships. Last year, the organization awarded about $1,600 in scholarships.
October 1, 2012 | KURT STREETER
They were the best of friends, a trio of college seniors just weeks shy of graduating from Cal Poly Pomona and bursting into the world. First there would be a celebratory trip to Las Vegas. A flight on a small plane was arranged, and Frank Brandt couldn't wait to take it. Then he got sick. Terribly sick. It hit hard enough that he told Dennis Midas and Michael Young to go on their own. Hours later, on a dark tarmac at Ontario airport, Midas and Young boarded a single-engine Piper PA-28.
June 30, 1985
Hadfield & Associates Inc., a Monrovia-based landscape architecture firm, has merged with Florian Martinez Associates, which will keep its name and Tustin headquarters at 13132 Newport Ave. R. Dale Hadfield will become vice president of the combined firm, which has a regional office in Phoenix. Wyane M. Florian is president.
October 26, 1986
The top honor of the San Diego chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects--the President's Award of Excellence--went to Wateridge Pavilion, an Equidon project, with landscape architecture by DeWeese Burton Associates. The presentation of the award and 17 other Honor and Merit awards at the Meridian in downtown San Diego was hosted by Emmet L. Wemple, professor of architecture at USC and president of Emmet L. Wemple & Associates, Los Angeles.
September 27, 2000
Hideo Sasaki, 80, a landscape architect and educator who designed some of the country's best-known industrial parks, urban spaces and campuses. Born in Reedley, Calif., Sasaki grew up on his family's San Joaquin Valley truck farm and was working in beet fields in Arizona when he was placed in a World War II internment camp. After attending Reedley Junior College and UC Berkeley, he earned a degree in landscape architecture at the Chicago campus of the University of Illinois.
March 4, 1999
Applications for the Assn. for Women in Architecture's annual scholarships are available and due April 29. Any woman studying architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning or related fields may apply if she has completed at least one year in her major and is a California resident. Scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 will be presented at a June 1 banquet. Applications are available by contacting the association's office at 2550 Beverly Blvd.
June 4, 1989
Cal Poly Pomona architecture student Stacy Eisenberg has won the $2,000 first-place award in the Assn. for Women in Architecture's annual scholarship competition, according to scholarship chairwoman Wena Dows. Kay Radzik, who has completed an architecture program at Golden West College and will study at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, was awarded $1,000 for second place. Third place went to Karen Butler, who is completing her second year of a master of architecture program at Cal Poly Pomona.
February 23, 2010 | By CHRISTOPHER HAWTHORNE, Architecture Critic
Santa Monica is lucky to have landed James Corner. That was my immediate reaction to the news that Corner and his New York-based landscape architecture firm, Field Operations, won a high-powered design competition for a new 7-acre park in Santa Monica's civic center. Corner, who collaborated with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the High Line, the elevated park in Manhattan that opened to great acclaim last year, is among the most creative talents in his field, with a knack for incorporating community input into his designs without blunting their ambition or effect.
February 7, 2008 | Emily Green, Special to The Times
IF Carson Kressley did a series on "How to Look Good Naked" for the home, the thing that he would need to coax off many of our houses would be the coy ring of hedging around the foundations. America needs someone as observant and funny as him to turn our homes toward the mirror, point to the line of shrubs running beneath the living room windows and ask: "Why? What is so ugly about the line where structure meets earth?"
May 24, 2007 | Jake Townsend, Special to The Times
THE notion of a living rooftop may conjure visions of a verdant European landscape, of elfin wildflowers and tall grasses swaying in the breeze, all sprouting like some sort of secret garden. So upon arrival at this home in the hills of Pacific Palisades, it comes as a surprise to find a rooftop garden that's more like a patio lined with fieldstone and a modest grid of low-lying planters.
May 20, 2007 | Barbara Thornburg
The clients wanted a place to sit and gaze at their sculpture garden as well as their multimillion-dollar view of the Queen's Necklace, the string of coastal lights that stretch from Point Dume to Palos Verdes. Architects Richard Landry and Marc Welch devised a dramatic fire-and-water fountain/seating area inspired by the chambered nautilus. Flagstone steps, like chambers in the curved shell, spiral up to a custom teak bench attached to a wall of integral-colored ochre stucco.
May 20, 2007 | Margy Rochlin, Margy Rochlin is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.
Last July, before interior designer and garden enthusiast Thomas Schoos could move into his West Hollywood space, Thomas Schoos Design Studio, 23 truckloads of garbage had to be removed from the backyard. "Hoarders" is what he called the former tenants, owners of a rare bird shop who left behind a quartet of little houses jammed to capacity with wigs, paperwork and 40 years' worth of thingamajigs deemed too precious to throw away. "I kept waiting for the body to appear," says Schoos.
May 20, 2007 | Barbara Thornburg
Designer Nick Berman likes to think of the reflecting pool he built in his clients' Encino backyard as pure art. The 28-foot-long channel, with a 6-by-6-foot pond turned on its axis, links up visually with a square fountain in the home's front courtyard. "They're point to point," explains Berman. "When you walk into the entry courtyard, you see through the home to the reflecting pond--it shoots your view directly out to the horizon."
August 17, 1986
Three major categories have been announced for the third annual Southern California Design Awards Program, to culminate with a banquet and presentation ceremony Oct. 17 at the new Alicante Princess Hotel, Garden Grove.
May 17, 2007 | James Gilden, Special to The Times
IT is clear to even accidental passersby that this is no ordinary rose garden. Broad swaths of yellow 'Julia Child' and pink 'Johann Strauss' accent a low rock wall hugging the corner of the frontyard. The leaves are a deep, healthy green, the ground an impossibly fertile brown. An archway leading to the backyard is laden with more fragrant blooms, nodding to those who pass underneath.
January 21, 2007 | Ann Herold
A longtime Californian, Susan Bell had lived through one drought after another, so she was certainly primed to hear the call. Or perhaps it was simple relief that, after years of trying to nurture a plant determined to languish, she had permission to stop. There Bell was at a UCLA lecture, hearing a distinguished landscape architect preach about the wastefulness of growing grass. That day she went right home and vowed to rip hers out.
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