New to Downtown L.A.’s developing Gallery Row, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects’ Main Street Parking + Motor Transport Division building for the Los Angeles Police Department sets a glowing standard for utilitarian civic architecture.
Part of the three-stage master plan for the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters (2009), spearheaded by an AECOM/Roth + Sheppard joint venture in the city’s redeveloping Downtown, the Main Street Parking + Motor Transport Division is the kind of ancillary project that could sever a neighborhood by virtue of its sheer mass and typically unattractive aesthetic.
'I often have the feeling that what I want to achieve is unattainable, but the project that THA delivered is even more than I dreamed I could achieve.' ' Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO Mercy Corps Command central for a global team of 4,000 professionals who run disaster relief and community development programs in over 40 countries, Mercy Corps needs an efficient base of operations. But its Portland, Oregon, “headquarters” was scattered in six leased locations around the city. “We were ready to build a home that would consolidate the different aspects of the organization and reflect our values,” recalls CEO Neal
Left section courtesy H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture H3 DiMenna Center On March 8, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) celebrated the opening of its new permanent home, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, designed by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture and acousticians Akustiks. Located on West 37th Street in the Hells Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan, the 20,000-plus-square-foot DiMenna Center shares space with the year-old Baryshnikov Arts Center in an existing building (2005), once home to two Off-Broadway theaters. 450 West 37th Street, home of The DiMenna Center for Classical Music In addition to serving as base of operations for OSL, the
Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen are not paper architects in the traditional sense. Partners in life as well as business, the two founders and design principals of the Vancouver-based firm Molo share an enduring fascination with making things.
After more than 20 years at Vidal Sassoon, styling hair and managing operations in London and North America, Peter Bradley teamed with Sassoon colleague Dirk Diegel to launch an upscale establishment in Boston, where the German-born Diegel had been based for 14 years. Dubbed “a salon that transcends trends and celebrates individual beauty,” the pair’s two-year-old eponymous business makes its home on the second floor of a typical row house in the city’s tony Back Bay neighborhood. The spare yet comfortable space, designed by Studio Luz Architects, not only communicates the owners’ mission; it provides a well-lighted, functional arena for