West Editor’s Picks

2014 Year in Review News

The NBBJ-designed Samsung headquarters in San Jose, California, features spacious terraces and courtyards.
Courtesy NBBJ

In 2014, AN continued to report on efforts made by cities in the American West to create liveable communities with significant architectural buildings. Here’s what West Editor Sam Lubell found to be top of 2014.

Rethinking Silicon Valley

Tech campuses adapt to new demands.

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Crit> Emerson Los Angeles

Sam Lubell sees metallic worms spilling out of Morphosis’ new LA campus.

  

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In Construction> Pterodactyl

Advances in digital design made this decade-old design by Eric Owen Moss feasible for construction.

 
 

 

The Art of Planning

Los Angeles struggles to mold its emerging arts district.

 

 

Q+A> Kevin Rice

Sam Lubell talks to DS+R’s Kevin Rice about a plaza beside The Broad museum.

 
 

 

Obit> Eric A. Kahn, 1956–2014

Gary Paige remembers the restlessly optimistic architect, artist, and teacher.

 
 

 

Demolish For Progress

Sam Lubell on the importance of embracing cultural institutions in urban renewal projects.

 

 

On Not Choosing Sides

Sam Lubell advocates for the merging of corporate and boutique architecture practices.

 
 

 

Q+A> Peter Zellner

New director of AECOM’s Los Angeles office suggests blurring the line between corporate and design firms.

 
 

 

Q+A> Hernan Diaz Alonso

New director, new directions at SCI-Arc.

 
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