November 20, 1996
The University Art Museum at UC Santa Barbara will present a Schindler symposium on Sunday in conjunction with the opening of "The Furniture of R.M. Schindler." Panelists and Schindler scholars during the 1-4 p.m. program include professor Robert Winter, architects Stefanos Polyzoides, Jeffrey M. Chusid and Judith Sheine and art historian Elizabeth McMillian. Museum Director Marla C. Berns will moderate. Admission is free. Information: (805) 893-2951.
December 3, 1997 |
Architects and planners Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides have been among the biggest fans and supporters of downtown Los Angeles. They were the lead consultants on a widely heralded $2-million strategic plan to help revitalize the commercial core. Their firm has long been located in a historic downtown building. But now the husband-and-wife design team are preparing to do what so many other downtown employers have done before: head for the suburbs.
June 29, 2003
Re "O.C. Builders Reach Their Final Frontier," June 15: Having been born and raised in Orange County, I have come to a number of conclusions about life here: There is little pride in the beauty of the land or for the wildlife that lives on it. Landowners, especially rich ones, usually get their way, and often claim to be working for the common good. People would rather participate in over-development's miseries (traffic, pollution, lack of open space, lame public transit, scarce affordable housing)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994
"The long reign of the Community Redevelopment Agency ended this week--not with a bang, but with a brief reference on Page 4 of Mayor Richard Riordan's budget message," William Fulton wrote recently in this newspaper's Opinion pages. The CRA reign may indeed wind up yielding to some kind of reorganizational interregnum, but if it does it at least will go with a small bang.
May 22, 1994 |
When it comes to Miracle Mile buildings, what some see as historic others deem dilapidated. That, in essence, is the issue fueling an eight-year dispute between landlords and tenants over a proposal by city planners to turn the Miracle Mile South neighborhood into a "historic preservation overlay zone." Such a designation would force owners and developers to seek consent from a city-sanctioned association before altering or demolishing the buildings, some of which date to the 1920s.
May 23, 1991 |
Before many of the residential streets of the Westside were turned into row after row of boxy condominiums squeezed around narrow courts and swimming pools, this area boasted beautiful examples of one of the most romantic and flexible forms of communal living in America: the courtyard apartment building.