Edited by Barbara Lamprecht

The spring issue of the Forum’s online newsletter on housing explores innovative and alternative housing in the past and in the present, examining failures as well as successes.


The Case Against Standardization
by Morris Newman

Downtown : Housing LA’s Future
by Amy Anderson

The City’s New Role in Housing : an Informal Chat with the Mayor’s LA Business Team Leader Jonathan Kevles

Same Difference : Baldwin Hills and Aliso Villages
by Liz Falletta

Wanted by Everyman : Buildings by Smith and Others
by Jack Burnett-Stuart

The Act of Dwelling : WM Seeks Pots and Pans
by Barbara Lamprecht

House, Housing Home : LA’s Domestic Design Challenge
by Jennifer Dunlop

About the Contributors:

Amy Anderson is a housing developer and is the Broadway Initiative Coordinator at the Los Angeles Conservancy.

Jack Burnett-Stuart has lived and worked as an architect and teacher in London, Berlin, and Los Angeles; he is a board member of the LA Forum and the coordinator of the organization’s website.

Liz Falletta, a resident of the Village Green, is a project architect at Mack Architects in Venice, and is currently co-teaching a housing studio at UCLA with Mark Mack.

Jennifer Dunlop is the Executive Coordinator at SCI-Arc.

Jonathan Kevles is the director of Mayor James Hahn’s LA Business Team and is the Director of Economic Development, City of Los Angeles.

Barbara Lamprecht is the author of Richard Neutra-Complete Works and combines practicing, teaching and writing about architecture, building and architectural history.

Morris Newman is a Los Angeles-based writer and a frequent contributor to The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Grid magazine and California Planning & Development Report.