Photo by Glenn Halvorson for Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Frank Gehry with his lead-scaled fish sculpture at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Lead: Why do architects and designers still specify dangerous substances?

And what can be done when public health safety requires their removal? Blaine Brownell explores. By Blaine Brownell When I was an undergraduate student in architecture, one of my classmates built a model out of lead. He obsessed over the material, which was heavy yet soft and...
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Why LA’s public design matters: An interview with Christopher Hawthorne, the city’s first chief design officer

The Los Angeles Times architecture critic explains his move to City Hall By Alissa Walker Next month, Christopher Hawthorne will start work as the city’s first chief design officer, leaving his role as the Los Angeles Times architecture critic. An important part of his job will...
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Sandra Cardona’s Nontraditional Path from Art to Development – American Builders Quarterly

Sandra Cardona’s love of creativity and background in architecture help her manage luxury hotel projects throughout the country for Hersha Hospitality Trust By Kasey Cheydleur   Sandra Cardona’s path to working in hospitality started with her love of art. Growing up, Cardona...
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