Thoughts

  • An exploration of Bertram Goodhue’s work at Pasadena’s California Institute of Technology, his formative influence on the architecture and urbanism of California, and the important lessons that traditionalists today can take from this important body of work.

  • Final presentation to the Al Jamea tus Saifiyah competition jury for the master plan of their campus in Nairobi.

  • The American campus-making tradition is an invaluable source of coherence, the source of many wondrous future projects, and a guarantee for the survival of the American university as an institution of coherence and meaning.

Projects

  • Los Angeles, California: Following upon the Moule & Polyzoides Occidental College Master Plan, this new pool complex and tennis center augments and completes the foundation architecture of Myron Hunt in the campus’s athletic quadrant.

  • Nairobi, Kenya: The fourteen-acre Al Jamea tus Saifiyah campus is one of three worldwide campuses of the Islamic Daudi Bohra sect. The master plan is conceived as an intricate sequence of quads and courts open to the sky and embodying sacred Bohra tenets through specific landscape elements.

  • Claremont, California: This 130-bed residence hall is located on a narrow site along the northern edge of the campus overlooking the college’s athletic field.

  • Sarasota, Florida: Located at the entrance to the campus, this LEED Gold-rated office and classroom building is among the College's most prominent structures and the first of a series of buildings to form its main quadrangle.

  • Santa Clara, California: An updated plan for Adobe Lodge and Nobili Hall, located in the University’s oldest buildings, renews and preserves the character of the campus’s most important historic precinct while accommodating modern needs.

  • Claremont, California: The master plan for Scripps College, an historic campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places, outlines a series of carefully crafted interventions that preserves the human scale of the buildings and the lush landscape while accommodating future campus expansion.

  • Sarasota, Florida: The New College of Florida Master Plan includes over one million square feet of new building are along with new academic quadrangles and sustainable landscapes.

  • Los Angeles, California: This master plan for a 100-year-old small liberal arts institution in Los Angeles adds nearly 600,000 square feet of new building area and outlines guiding principles for architecture, landscape, historic preservation, transportation and sustainability.

  • Lubbock, Texas: A mixed-use town-gown district on the western edge of Texas Tech benefits both the school and the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Pasadena, California: The Polytechnic School Master Plan proposes patterns of future growth, emphasizing the definition of open space and landscape framework supported by transportation and other infrastructure improvements.

  • Claremont, California: The Pomona College Strategic Master Plan will guide growth and development of this historic 100-acre campus for the next 25 years.

  • Pasadena, California: Open space, landscape, parking and built form are addressed for this 28-acre, four-city-block campus, guiding both near- and long-term growth over the next 50 years.

  • Northridge, California: The CSUN Reconstruction Master Plan creates an identity for an amorphous campus of randomly sited buildings that had been further compromised by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The Highland District Master Plan is a medium-density campus precinct for student residential living and other mixed uses that is being developed over a twenty-year period.

  • Claremont, California: The restoration of Balch Hall revitalizes this 1929 building, including its large performance hall and accompanying gardens.

  • Claremont, California: Lyon Court is an addition to Harwood Court, a historic dormitory built in the 1920s just south of Pomona College’s main quadrangle.

Press

  • Review of "The Plazas of New Mexico" in "Buildings & Landscapes, Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum," published by the University of Minnesota Press.

  • ABC News reports on New College of Florida’s 50th anniversary celebration and the opening of the LEED Gold-rated new Academic Center and Plaza designed by Moule & Polyzoides.

  • Scripps College alumni magazine reports about the eagerly awaited opening of the Sallie Tiernan Field House.

  • An in-depth look at green buildings designed for environmental organizations, featuring a profile of the Robert Redford Building for the NRDC.

  • In response to the growing awareness of the effect that buildings have on the natural environment, Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-LA reports on efforts to build in a sustainable manner, focusing on the LEED-Platinum Robert Redford Building that we designed for the NRDC.

  • An exploration of how and why twentieth-century architecture has contributed to environmental degradation. Case studies, including the University of Arizona Highland District Master Plan, provide guidelines for ameliorating such abuse.

News

Talks

  • Presentation by Associate David Thurman at the Society for College and University Planning, Pacific Regional Symposium, Los Angeles