Tom Marble

Edited by Tom Marble 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 ways in which corporate […]

Using the structure of a screenplay to tell the story, architect Tom Marble takes the reader inside the minds of the people on both sides of the development conflict – those seeing land as a commodity for profit, and those who see it as a valued resource for all to enjoy.

The Forum’s 2006 On the Map series focuses on houses and studios: June 15: ONE-WINDOW HOUSE Touraine + Richmond 2129 Linden Avenue, Venice 90291 June 22: URBAN BEACH HOUSE Lee + Mundwiler 7 Vicente Terrace, Santa Monica, 90401 June 29: […]

Please join the LA Forum on Thursday June 27 – for our 6th lecture in 2006’s On The Map series. This week we visit the White Marble Residence by Tom Marble and Pae White. The White Marble residence is a cabinet of […]

1. In the hullabaloo surrounding proposed changes to the historic Huntington Hartford Gallery at Two Columbus Circle, Ada Louise Huxtable, longtime architectural critic for the New York Times, famously dismissed the Edward Durrell Stone landmark as possessing “dubious architectural distinction,” […]

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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. […]

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design launches its fall 2004 series, New Spaces and New Cartographers. New Spaces and New Cartographers examines the fields and networks defining contemporary spatiality together with the extraterritorial spaces remaining left over […]

For this issue we compiled a reading list of suggestions from our friends and colleagues. Grahame Shane describes incursions made by alternate voices and views of the city in Postmodern Cities and Spaces, Joe Day argues for a broadening of architectural vision in a decade of pragmatism in his review of the Dia Art Foundation Discussion Series, Kevin O’Brien poses alternatives to erudition in his review of Compulsive Beauty, Tom Marble describes the materialization of a screenplay in the mind of a designer and Arden Yang presents the architectural imaginings of a movie producer. In closing this issue, we remember the passing of a good friend.

Chapter 5 SCOPE AND GENERAL Section 501. This chapter prescribes general design requirements applicable to all architecture regulated by this code. Section 502. The following definitions give meaning to certain terms related to this code: Architecture. Structures relevant to a […]