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News, Santa Monica, Architecture, Architectural Culture

SM.a.r.t.: Reclaiming Our Civic & Architectural Culture

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:47 am

Both our country and city are at crossroads. Both are also facing similar challenges. Locally, our Santa Monica environment is changing rapidly before our eyes. As we approach elections, we are spending a considerable amount of time considering divergent points of view. During this time, I invariably come back to a basic thesis – allowing for growth without compromising quality of life. In this regard, residents have always been the gatekeepers of our community when they’ve had a voice.

Frank Gehry's house on the corner of 22nd St. and Washington Ave. It is built upon an old house, with new elements added into the frame.

News, Santa Monica, Architecture, Frank Gehry

Santa Monica Resident Frank Gehry Honored at Getty Center

Posted Sep. 27, 2015, 9:49 am

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry will receive the third annual J. Paul Getty Medal Saturday at a gala dinner at the Getty Center.

Santa Monica High School ASB President Dean Chien with the giant scissors for the ceremonial ribbon, flanked by board members, district administrators, Samohi principal, PTSA President and other campus administrators, members of the Measure BB committee, and City of Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Architecture, Santa Monica High School

All About Samohi's New $55 MIllion Innovation Building

Posted Sep. 23, 2015, 9:38 am

The three-story-high building cost $55 million and took several years to build and was part of a bond by voters in 2006 to update the Santa Monica and Malibu campuses.

Husband-and-wife team Barbara Flammang and Wade Killefer recently celebrated their architecture firm’s 40th anniversary with a party at their Santa Monica headquarters.

News, Santa Monica, Architecture

Architecture Firm KFA Celebrates 40 Years of Design in Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 18, 2015, 6:00 am

KFA (Killefer Flammang Architects) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of design excellence at an outdoor party held in its parking lot at Olympic Blvd. and 17th St. in Santa Monica. Friends, family, clients, and other well-wishers were in abundance – as were the food trucks that catered the event.

A rendering of “Ocean Avenue Project” that’s proposed for the northeast corner of Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.

News, Development, Santa Monica, Architecture

Architect Frank Gehry Discusses Luxury Hotel With Architectural Review Board

Posted Aug. 9, 2013, 9:28 am

On the heels of the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) that’s set to dominate the City Council’s agenda Tuesday evening, members of the Architectural Review Board (ARB) met with world-renowned architect and Santa Monica resident Frank Gehry on Wednesday to discuss design plans of a future art deco hotel to one of the city’s busiest intersections.

The Venice Garden and Home Tour returns on May 5.  The residence above was designed by Marmol Radziner and the garden was designed by Marmol Radziner’s landscape architects.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Architecture, Lifestyle

This Weekend: Venice Garden And Home Tour

Posted May. 4, 2012, 4:09 am

Anyone who has ever been curious enough to peer beyond the frontal wedges and guarded front doors of some of Venice’s most architecturally savvy ...

The Venice Garden and Home Tour returns on May 5.  The residence above was designed by Marmol Radziner and the garden was designed by Marmol Radziner’s landscape architects.

Venice, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Home, Gardening, Architecture

Venice Garden & Home Tour Returns May 5

Posted Apr. 26, 2012, 4:58 am

The much anticipated Venice Garden & Home Tour returns on the first Saturday of next month with 30 gardens and homes to be showcased as part of...

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