Thoughts

Projects

  • Pasadena, California: A new 25,000-square-foot facility, which includes a gym, chapel, meeting rooms and offices, responds to the church’s original 1927 structure, modelled after Rome’s Santa Maria in Cosmedin. The project generates an identifiable campus for St. Andrew with a physical and symbolic presence that connects it to the adjacent city.

  • 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.

  • Pasadena, California: The restoration of a 17,000-square-foot Italian Revival courtyard structure in Pasadena converts the 1929 building into a music school with recital halls, updated classrooms, studios, administrative offices and new performance spaces.

  • 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.

  • Los Angeles, California: Located high in the spectacular Angeles Crest National Forest, this new Visitors' Center includes a museum, an outdoor stargazing amphitheater and a residential inn for the historic Mount Wilson Observatory campus.

  • Claremont, California: The new 30,000-square-foot field house, completed in the fall of 2008, was designed for recreational and social use by Scripps students and faculty.

  • 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.

  • Ventura, California: The Village at Crooked Palm is a master plan for a 136-acre development just north of the City of Ventura. Located along the Ventura River on the site of a decommissioned oil refinery, the site affords beautiful views of adjacent orchards and distant mountains.

  • Williams Bay, Wisconsin: This master plan recasts the historic Yerkes Observatory campus as an independent educational institute with classrooms, visitor housing and a conference center.

  • Los Angeles, California: This fifteen-acre heavily sloped site is located at Veteran and Weyburn, southwest of the main UCLA campus and facing Los Angeles National Cemetery.

  • 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’s new 14,578-square-foot swimming pool facility hosts an active aquatic program for the most prominent private school in the western United States, with swimming, diving, water polo and other competitive sports as well as recreational swimming.

  • 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.

  • Santa Barbara, California: The UCSB North Campus Housing Plan will guide the development of 40 acres of vacant land, creating an affordable and sustainable neighborhood comprising a variety of housing types for faculty and their families.

  • 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.

  • Santa Barbara, California: The 100-acre West District Plan will guide the redevelopment of the western half of the University of California, Santa Barbara, creating a physical framework for creating a traditional campus on an area currently dominated by parking fields.

  • 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.

  • Tucson, Arizona: Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall was the first building to be designed implementing the Highland District Master Plan designed by Moule & Polyzoides.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Report from the Council on the New Urbanism, focusing on urban infill development. Features three Moule & Polyzoides projects: Del Mar Station Transit Village, Mission Meridian Village and UCLA SW Campus Graduate Student Housing. Includes two essays by Stefanos Polyzoides: "Housing Fabric as Town Form" and "The Plazas of New Mexico."

  • 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.

  • A guide to the New Urbanism, with case studies of many pioneering projects, including three by Moule & Polyzoides: Playa Vista, University of Arizona Highland District Master Plan and the Los Angeles Downtown Strategic Plan.

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