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IN THIS ISSUE 03_03.31.2010_CA
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NEWS:
Curator Brooke Hodge recalls the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen and his far-reaching oeuvre.
Field Operations tapped to design major civic park
Two new LA Trade Tech buildings first in community college overhaul
California's general plans get more prescriptive
Big plans floated for San Francisco's Pier 70
Bold statement chosen for Newport Beach civic center
Editorial> The List
The alleged shortlist for the SFMOMA expansion is full of top-notch firms. But the museum could truly showcase the city's thriving architectural talent by including at least a few local firms, writes Sam Lubell.
Letters
Talking Transamerica
Around the Bend Again
Latest billings still put recovery out of reach
Eavesdrop> The Editors
Drama at SFMOMA, Scarlet Letter is Blue, Firming Up
Mastro's Ocean Club by Rockwell Group and KAA Design Group
Brutalist firehouse becomes Tucson art museum
Gensler's tapering, glass-mosaic tower marks a milestone for L.A. Live
Product> Site Specifics
With these options in fencing, seating, shades, and more, boring streetscapes and sidewalks are no longer an alternative
Berkeley Prof say California still has work to do to prepare for the big one
At Deadline
Broad's Downtown Detour, Barn Savers, After Battle the Reward
San Francisco's 555 Washington is a case study in what not to do
FEATURES:
Coffee shops have long been community magnets, but a new breed of cafes is using architecture to amp up the conversation. AN profiles nine West Coast cafes -- from boutique upstarts to coffee mega-chains -- that are pouring fresh design.
REVIEWS:
Curator Brooke Hodge recalls the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen and his far-reaching oeuvre.
Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles by Alexandra Schwartz
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