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Alan Loomis

A panel discussion to consider the urban condition of the dingbat apartment building in Los Angeles – both existing conditions as well as proposals from the LA Forum’s recently completed Dingbat 2.0 Design Competition.

Edited by Vinayak Bharne and Alan A. Loomis After the Second World War, cities devastated by the conflict had to rebuild themselves. Los Angeles, devastated by self-inflicted Urban Renewal, began the rebuilding process soon after. This issue examines the several […]

Edited by Alan A. Loomis and Lize Mogel With summer upon us, and the outdoors beckoning, the Forum turns its attention to parks and recreational landscapes in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Through a series of essays, projects, and case studies, […]

Edited by Alan A. Loomis In the context of the Dead Malls competition, the winter edition of the Forum’s newsletter examines the landscape and infrastructure of commerce. Covering both new and old shopping malls and districts, it provides a framework […]

Los Angeles arguably has only two parks of the Beaux-Arts / Olmsted tradition – large, cultivated gardens in urban settings, home to iconic cultural institutions: Hancock Park and Exposition Park. However, both parks are significantly smaller than similar parks nationwide. […]

Near the end of 2001 no fewer than three urban malls opened their doors to the shoppers of greater Los Angeles. These malls – and at least another three are in the final stages of construction or planning – represent […]

The inaugural issue of Forum Annual is now available. It marks the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design’s first print periodical after a five-year absence. Forum Annual is our reaction to a void we perceive in the city. […]