Los Angeles: Bradbury Building

The first of many stops on my list of buildings to see in Los Angeles, the Bradbury Building set a high standard for the rest. Jammed amongst other high rises in downtown LA, one would never know that this gem existed amongst the rest. Upon entry, its breathtaking the height of the interior atrium. Most … Continue reading

Seattle: Olympic Sculpture Park

One of the most pivotal moments in my personal life and working career was when a friend in undergrad told me about a class in a major called “Design of the Environment” at UPenn. That first class- in what ended up being my major and kick started my lifelong love of architecture- was taught by … Continue reading

San Simeon: Hearst Castle

William Randolph Hearst is immensely relevant to the trends we see in the journalism today. Sensationalism in its nascent form. He was incredibly rich and built what can only be considered a castle, nestled along the beautiful coast of mid California. He imported everything from Europe and his taste reflected the values of the times- … Continue reading

Valletta: City Hall & Gate

Wow. Totally blown away by this building. The context again plays a huge part in why I really respected the thought put into the design. Malta is a beautiful country, one where limited resources and perhaps for cultural reasons, buildings are all constructed from the same sandstone material. The uniformity gives the cities a cohesive … Continue reading

Miami: 1111 Lincoln Road

My third and last architectural visit in Miami, I was happy to see 1111 Lincoln Road- another Herzog & de Meuron piece. This particular building I have known about for some time and would make a trip to Miami just for it alone. I have been fascinated by the concept of an open air garage- … Continue reading