In 1993, 12-year-old Rachella Thompson and 13-year-old Kimberly Davis sat down with a fistful of Magic Markers to reimagine where they lived—a 10-story high-rise in the Cabrini-Green Homes, one of Chicago’s most troubled housing projects.
The biennial conference will take place this weekend, October 16 to 18, in Pacific Grove, California. Image courtesy AIACC The conference will be held in the Julia Morgan–designed Merrill Hall. Summer may be over, but architects, students, and design devotees can look forward to a camplike weekend of professional development, networking, and the great outdoors during this year’s Monterey Design Conference, to take place October 16 through 18 in Pacific Grove, California. Architectural Record is a media sponsor. Image courtesy AIACC The conference will feature keynote lectures by well-known architects, including Bernard Tschumi. Since 1979, this biennial conference, organized by
The WMF unveils its 2016 Monuments Watch List. The ancient city of Petra in Jordan. The World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced its 2016 Monuments Watch list, a biennial designation that identifies the world’s most vulnerable heritage sites to generate awareness and prompt preservation. “The 2016 Watch includes many extraordinary places that deserve to be celebrated because they represent high moments of human culture,” said WMF president Bonnie Burnham. “Worldwide concern would strengthen our ability to save them.”This year's roster features 50 structures in 36 countries—from Albania to Zimbabwe—and encompasses a wide variety of types—from an Edwardian bathhouse to a
Architectural Record’s annual Women in Architecture awards program is intended to acknowledge the increasingly visible role of women in the profession; to encourage firms to promote women architects and their work; and to provide an opportunity for women in the field to come together to celebrate their contributions to the design of the built environment.
A project of Townscape Partners, the $300 million mixed-use complex will anchor L.A.'s Sunset Strip. Frank Gehry has been around Los Angeles long enough to remember when the legendary Garden of Allah hotel sat at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights Boulevard, before there was a strip mall and a McDonald’s. Its Spanish Mediterranean bungalows lodged icons such as Greta Garbo, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Humphrey Bogart. “It was all white, the Garden of Allah. It was low rise, a lot of incense burning, and people in flowing gowns,” Gehry recalls.He never set foot inside (“I was 17