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Sylvia Lavin

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design is pleased to announce Frank Conversations, a series of candid, unscripted discussions with the important voices that shape the culture of architecture and urban design in Los Angeles and beyond. Conceived […]

The Forum spoke with the heads of seven local architecture and design programs to inquire how the schools are rethinking design education in the face of accelerated cultural production, changes necessitated by new technologies, and altered societal relations between the design community, the producing/constructing sector and the lay public.

The Forum spoke with the heads of seven local architecture and design programs to inquire how the schools are rethinking design education in the face of accelerated cultural production, changes necessitated by new technologies, and altered societal relations between the design community, the producing/constructing sector and the lay public.

Essays on cyberspace, VR, AI, information panopticons, Shin Takamatsu and hospital design by Rachel Allen, Aaron Betsky, gordon kipping and an interview with Christian Hubert by Stephen Perrella.

Essays on EuroDisney and other urban landscapes by Frank Owen Gehry, Andrea Kahn, Nina B. Lesser, Jonathan Massey, Dana L. Weber, Nicholas Lowe, a photo essay by Kristine Larsen, and more Nomadic Thoughts.

SL: Do you agree with most of the architectural press’s assertion that only your Entertainment Center escaped Disney-itis because it is the only un-themed building at EuroDisneyland? FOG: In before-the-opening views, the building seems to have escaped, but in after-the-opening […]

Sylvia Lavin guest edits this issue, soliciting statements from various participants in various initiatives, which offers an educational glimpse of the lay of the changing architectural land regarding the education of an architect.