Two Recent Defeats
Aaron Betsky

How Can I Miss You When You Wont’ Go Away?
John Chase

Them vs Us
Ben Caffey

Jumbo Size Architecture
Alan Hess

Member Notes

Trump’s Leviathan has swallowed the Forum and spit it out: The fall Forum series City Design LA was scheduled to have its fourth and climactic final event on the site of the Ambassador Hotel until Trump’s organization pulled out their local representative and refused to let their architect Scott Johnson (who had already agreed to speak) participate. They claim to be in the middle of negotiations and don’t really have a proposal yet. The local school board, the site’s neighbors, architect Richard Keating and planner Marty Berko had also agreed to be part of the proceedings. We will try again in the spring. (See Aaron Betsky’s article “Two Defeats” also in this issue.)

After a six month hiatus, Adele Santos is again working with the CRA on the Hollywood Case Study Project. Adele is part time at UC San Diego beginning in October and full time from 1991, and is rumored to be starting a West Coast firm. She will be taking applications for teaching positions starting this October.

Lorcan O’Herlihy is taking on Sheila Klein’s position at Otis as Assistant Dean. Lou Naidorff is the new Dean at Woodbury, John Kaliski is taking 3 SCI-Arc students and Frank Gehry to Germany to redesign the greenbelt around Frankfurt. John Chase will be teaching at USC and Victoria Casasco will be at SCI-Arc.

Nicolas Stern, the son of Robert Stern, is working for Disney Imagineering. Jean Gath and Dick Law have left SWA to join Michael Pittas in forming a firm. Pat Dawe is leaving A.C. Martin, while our own editor, Natalie Shivers, has moved to Paramount Pictures.

Amy Alper and Luis Hoyos are/or have plans to move into Schindler’s Sach’s Apartments in Silverlake, a veritable warren of architects.

Yasmine Mahmoudieh is returning to Europe mid-October and would like to sub-let her Venice office. (great location, close to beach, etc.) Option to take over existing client list. 1100 s.f. (shared – w/ fax, conference room, etc.). Rent $700 – $775/ mo. 213 396 5765. 1350 Abbott Kinney Blvd., #102.

Kris Miller

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