Antonio Pacheco

West Editor, The Architect's Newspaper

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Renderings revealed for 994-unit development in Little Tokyo

Renderings have been released for a DGB +Line-designed mixed-use, podium-style project on the eastern edge of Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo neighborhood. The project, if built as proposed, will begin the process of extending the Downtown Los Angeles skyline eastward.
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New details emerge for L.A.’s Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

The board of directors for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) recently chose Los Angeles as the latest—and potentially final—site for its troubled museum proposal.

The decision marks the third attempt by the LMNA museum board to find a location for…

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Details revealed for 269-foot-tall high rise in L.A.’s Koreatown

The proposal, referred to as 2900 Wilshire in the documentation and initially pitched as a 31-story tower, will contain 644 residential units, 10,000 square feet of commercial space, 5,500 square feet of restaurant space, and 1,124 parking stalls. Those parking stalls will be located in a six-story, above-ground parking podium…
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Seattle pursues new youth jail despite community opposition

Officials continue pushing for the construction of a controversial youth detention center in Seattle in the face of vocal community opposition. The new Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC)—approved in 2012 via voter referendum—in Seattle’s Central District would be a 137,000-square-foot family…
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Bombastic, brand-name architecture is transforming the L.A. Arts District

Los Angeles’s Arts District neighborhood is seeing a rapid influx of large-scale, developer-driven mixed-use projects, which are poised to upend the enclave’s status as an affordable, artists’ neighborhood.

Within the last six months, several large-scale proposals by international and local firms have shaken up the Arts…