Forum Newsletter – December 1989

Los Angeles has always been a place where small firms do adventurous work on small commissions. -John Chase, Shopping for Architecture LA Forum Newsletter, December 1989 To see the original article, click here.


The Playa Vista Alternative
Liz Moule

The Absent Debate
Aaron Betsky

Shopping for Architecture: The Sequel
John Chase

Last month Maguire Thomas Partners and their design team unveiled their scheme for the new town of Playa Vista which will be sited on the old Hughes aircraft estate. The design team is made up of five firms: Duany and […]

She wore a yellow jacket and a two-foot high pillbox hat. She explained that she was currently engaged in “investigations along a Freudian-Lacanian axis,” though her “ground had been somewhat disturbed” by the recent earthquakes. After the presentation, she then […]

My own interest in the Beverly Center began when I saw it begin to rise up over the ghosts of former swampland and a kiddie park along Beverly and Third. It was the dearest possible expression of squeezing money out […]