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Exceptions Rule: The Dirty Little Secret of L.A.'s Zoning Code

Exceptions Rule: The Dirty Little Secret of L.A.'s Zoning Code

Over 60 percent of the city's geography is covered by special overlays and site-specific designations -- these are the machinery of the metaphorical sausage factory that is the Los ...
Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Mia Lehrer

Iconic Hispanic Angelenos in History: Mia Lehrer

Her commitment to sustainable design and community empowerment has made her a powerful force in the architectural community and in Los Angeles.
October is for Architecture

October is for Architecture

October was recently declared Architecture month by the city of Los Angeles. In honor, this edition of LA Letters pays tribute to some of my favorite structures in our fair city. T ...
CicLAvia is a Day to Rediscover Public Art

CicLAvia is a Day to Rediscover Public Art

Something new for CicLAvia this weekend is a guide curated by the Los Angles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, allowing wandering riders and walkers to linger at the ...
James Becerra: 'Ants Build Anthills, People Build Cities'

James Becerra: 'Ants Build Anthills, People Build Cities'

People may think there are no roots to L.A., but generations of familial roots prove that there are many.
An Olympic Mystery at Occidental College

An Olympic Mystery at Occidental College

There is a peculiar residence hall at Occidental College that was built for the purpose of housing the Russian team during the 1984 Olympic games. Or was it?