For nearly a century, American Legion Post 43 has been open to a select group of people: military veterans and their families. But the Hollywood community center is soon going to open its doors to a wider audience.
Do you know the name of the man who built much of downtown Los Angeles? John Parkinson came from humble origins in northern England and went on to design such iconic LA structures as City Hall, Union Station and the Memorial Coliseum.
Kanye West loves architecture. Is that good news for a profession little understood by the general public, and long lacking in diversity? Or do his recent provocations about slavery and President Trump complicate his interest in the built environment?
No amount of badmouthing from the White House can dampen enthusiasm for Mexico, a fount of exciting design and architecture. DnA learns more about it, on a trip to Mexico City and in conversation with the founders of SCI-Arc’s satellite school in the Mexican capital.
Christopher Hawthorne tells DnA why he’s leaving his position as architecture critic of the Los Angeles Times to become LA’s first Chief Design Officer, and how he plans to navigate the bureaucracy of City Hall.