| Mar 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Shigeru Ban, the Japanese architect who is the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Prize, has never had his name attached to a permanent art museum in the U.S. in his three-decade-long career. But that will change in August when his new building for the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped museum veteran Kerry Brougher as director of its new Academy Museum, sources told Variety.
Brougher, the current interim director and chief curator of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, will...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 8:36 AM
It was in Los Angeles that Tokyo-born Shigeru Ban, the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize, first studied architecture.
Well, in Santa Monica, to be exact. Ban attended the fledgling Southern California Institute of Architecture in the late 1970s, right...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A frame, an arch, a studio stage set, a proscenium: The first question about Emerson College's hulking new Hollywood campus on Sunset Boulevard, designed by Thom Mayne and the Culver City firm Morphosis, is simply what to call the architectural box in...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:42 PM
For the third time in five years, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Japanese architect.
Shigeru Ban, a 56-year-old architect born in Tokyo, was named the winner of his profession’s top honor on Monday.
Yet Ban’s architecture is markedly...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The visitors came with a box of doughnuts and an offer to buy the Hollywood property that Funk Bros. Automotive had called home for more than a decade.
In its place, they said, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wanted to build a movie...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARO, Spain — Given the hours spent oozing along roads in L.A., you’d think my ideal vacation would not include driving. Zooming around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? Dodging Fiats and Ferraris in Rome? Not for me.
But tooling down...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Although its main campus is in downtown Boston, Emerson College is staking a claim in Hollywood with a dramatic new $110-million complex to house and instruct students who come West to sample the entertainment industry.
The new Emerson building on...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:00 AM
HALDENSTEIN, Switzerland — The architect Peter Zumthor has arranged his personal and professional lives so that the divide between them is vanishingly thin.
The offices of his firm, Atelier Peter Zumthor and Partners, are housed in a charmingly...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The American Institute of Architects has broken the gender barrier for its highest award, the gold medal. The 2014 medal is going to famed California architect Julia Morgan nearly 57 years after her death in 1957 and more than 100 years after the first...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in October of 2003, it became an instant Los Angeles landmark, right up there with the Griffith Park Observatory, the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign.
An undulating mass of...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Even after the windfall of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series of exhibitions in 2013, there's still a significant list of postwar Los Angeles architects and designers whose careers remain underexplored.
Among the most intriguing is the...