| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:50 AM
After taking on rising sea levels and the foreclosure crisis, the Museum of Modern Art’s newly activist architecture and design department is set to tackle the megacity.
The museum on Thursday announced an exhibition and series of design workshops...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened its doors 10 years ago this month, is rightly celebrated as the most recognizable jewel in Los Angeles' cultural crown.
But we should remember that Disney Hall came very close to not being built at all....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The event: Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall’s 10th†anniversary and honoring the hall’s innovative architect Frank Gehry.
The performance: †Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It looked on paper, with a few small exceptions, like an ordinary season-opening gala, the kind every major U.S. orchestra seems to practice these days — a jumble of Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Saint- SaŽns favorites.
The superstar soloist was Yo-Yo Ma,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:37 PM
LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas is changing. Not the strip, a symphony of ersatz that only knows how to become more so. Along with a phony Paris or sham Sphinx, the city has a fairly recent faux Frank Gehry design that serves as a home to high-end shops,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Frank Gehry and Related Cos. have kissed and made up. Now we'll see if city and county officials bless the reconciliation.
After soliciting plans from other architects in recent months, Related has put Gehry back in charge of the design team for a $650-...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Sir Anthony Caro, the renowned British sculptor whose abstract creations have been hugely influential, has died. The 89-year-old artist suffered a heart attack and died on Wednesday, said the Tate Museum in London.
Caro is recognized widely for...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney and a philanthropist in Los Angeles best known for keeping Frank Gehry on the job during a crucial phase of planning L.A.'s new concert hall, has died. She was 79.
Miller died Tuesday at her home in Napa,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
NEW YORK — The mess at ground zero has been a collaborative production.
The delays, backbiting, design compromises and massive cost overruns that have marked the rebuilding process at the World Trade Center site are the sorry collective work of...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For two decades, and especially since voters approved a $40-billion transit tax in 2008, the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has ranked among the most important patrons of public architecture in Southern California.
It has often seemed...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Now that voters have rejected a plan to save the Houston Astrodome, a marvel of engineering muscle and space-age glamour and easily the city's most important building, it would be easy to conclude that modern architecture has a major image problem in this...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Austrian-born conductor Manfred Honeck took over the Pittsburgh Symphony in 2008 following a short-lived experiment with a troika of conductors -- and evidently they like him there, extending his contract through 2020. He has led the Los Angeles...