| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Underscoring the rapidly growing influence of Asian investments in the region, a Chinese investor group has sold one of the most desirable properties in the country to a development firm from China.
The $420-million deal clears the way for a long-...
| Sep 12, 2014
"As soon as you cross the Flatrock River, turn onto Washington Street and navigate toward downtown and the tall, chimney-like tower of First Christian Church, you know there is something odd about Columbus, Indiana. What is a masterpiece by the Finnish...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Like many mid-sized cities, Hartford often seems to have an inferiority complex. But one thing the city does not need to feel inferior about is its collection of late 20th- and early 21st-century buildings designed by some of the nation's leading Modern...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:11 PM
One of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country — the site of a former department store in Beverly Hills — is on the market again.
Unlike other commercial properties across Southern California that have seen major long-stalled...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:53 PM
After 16 years at the helm of American heritage brand Coach, Reed Krakoff is charting a solo course with his own label.
In the three years since launching his namesake brand, Krakoff has dressed Lena Dunham, Julianne Moore and the First Lady Michelle...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A couple of major ironies are folded into the title of the big new architecture exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA."
The first irony is that the title itself rings with echoes...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:29 AM
NEW YORK -- On Tuesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum in New York the architecture world, or what felt like a pretty substantial cross-section of it, gathered to remember the pioneering New York Times and Wall Street Journal architecture critic...
| Jul 17, 2011
In a wide-ranging trip to Europe this year, I found three major new museums to love: in Amsterdam, the first satellite branch of Russia's celebrated Hermitage; in Rome, a long-awaited museum for contemporary arts that is a work of art itself; and in...
| Oct 10, 2010
The Salons by the Shore, a series benefitting the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, came to a close on consecutive Sundays with Urs Fischer's "Dialogue" and Richard Prince's "Art Talk." The former was at the home of Peter Morton, the latter at...
| Dec 29, 2011
The fellow I met at a holiday party had just one question for me: Where do you find a great steak in this part of the country? He grew up in Texas on grass-fed beef and complains he's never found a steak here with as much flavor. He's disappointed every...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The site of a former department store in Beverly Hills widely considered one of the most desirable pieces of real estate in the country sold for $148.3 million Tuesday to investors from Hong Kong and Singapore who intend to develop......
| Dec 24, 2010
| 4:33 PM
When the Valley Performing Arts Center opens to the public in February, others will convey the thrill of seeing a remarkable new building rise on the campus of Cal State Northridge. My admiration is reserved for the landscape architect who......