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.
The new downtown federal courthouse, a glass cube with a pleated facade, won a major design award. Light pours in from the skylight, and a six-story photograph of Yosemite Falls cascades down the atrium.
LACMA’s redesign is undergoing environmental review and you can add your comments through Friday. But the Draft EIR doesn’t accept notes on the design itself, which contains a controversial bridge over Wilshire Boulevard. DnA reports.