Just a few signs of Spring in an air perpetually smelling of blueprints: after the retreat of Zev, we can now look to another boy wonder/Rabbi manque to stir things up. Daniel Liebeskind, sage of surefooted multitextual-quotational- and mechanized metaphysics of phoenix-like architecture will be accepting a chair at UCLA. The real machines, though, will be constructed by techno-dudes Holt Hinshaw Pfau Jones, who will be designing that august university’s co-generation plant. The Duke of Westwood and the Dean of Ties are succeeding in their campaigns. While the fortresses of downtown rise ever higher every day, Frank Gehry is planting a copper snake in the Postmodern grass of the Neo-Spanish Neo-steps Lawrence Halprin is suggesting for Library Square. Look for new restaurants by Michele Saee in Marina del Rey and Josh Schweitzer on La Brea, and for Frank Israel’s Walker Art Center carts to be pulled up at the Pacific Design Center to display their gridded wonder boxes of projects. In the meantime, the fabled riches of Postmodernism will be denied to the citizens of West Hollywood who, accustomed to dearth and death, have decided to take civic architecture back into the closet.