Last night was the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s (SDAF) first “Context” event, which featured a discussion between Darlene Shiley, Dr. Irwin Jacobs, and Robert Wellington Quigley about the process that brought the new Central Library to fruition, and its implication for future civic projects in San Diego. [Read more…] about SDAF First ‘Context’ Event, with Jacobs, Shiley, and Quigley, Enjoyable and Enlightening
San Diego — With the June 5, 2012 primary election less than two months away, candidates in the city’s mayoral race are competing for the top two spots advancing them towards the general election in the fall. [Read more…] about An Interview with San Diego Mayoral Candidate Nathan Fletcher
San Diego – This week, Howard Blackson, principal, and director of planning at PlaceMakers [www.placemakers.com] sits down to re-imagine Paradise. [Read more…] about Part III The invisible city: re-imagining Paradise
San Diego — Balboa Park is many things to many people: gathering place, cultural vortex, architectural treasure. It is not, however, pedestrian friendly and most agree, it is not being used to its full potential. Known as “the crown jewel of San Diego,” plans are moving forward to rid the central core of the park of vehicular traffic and to revitalize the public space in time for the park’s centennial celebration in 2015. [Read more…] about Plaza de Panama Project Forges Ahead
San Diego – This week, Pauly de Bartolo and Ivan Rimanic, founding principals of de Bartolo + Rimanic Design Studio, sit down to re-imagine Paradise.
A precious gift of our open society is the free exchange of ideas. With the help of designers, ideas become imagery. With political will and financial impetus, imagery becomes reality. [Read more…] about Part II – The invisible city: re-imagining Paradise
The invisible city lies beyond the horizon of the now; it occupies the imagination. In an effort to make the invisible more visible, local design professionals will share their visions for the unbuilt San Diego. This week, Eric Naslund, founding principal of Studio E Architects, sits down to re-imagine Paradise. [Read more…] about The invisible city: re-imagining Paradise
San Diego – When someone says “National City,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? The Mile of Cars? I spent eight years of my childhood not too far from this historic area of San Diego and realized I do not know much about this part of town. [Read more…] about National City’s Hidden Gem: Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
San Diego – Two weeks ago on January 18, the tenth grade math students at High Tech High International (HTHI) had their “Parade of Homes” exhibition, led by their instructor, Laura Webb. [Read more…] about HTHI Sophomores use Architecture for “Parade of Homes” Math Exhibition
San Diego — Labeling prominent local architect Robert Mosher a modernist, while valid, is only scratching the surface of his aesthetic.
San Diego — Ask anyone their definition of architectural modernism and you’re likely to get as many answers as you will questions. [Read more…] about Modernist Perspective: Legendary Local Architect, Robert Mosher, to be Interviewed January 21