Thoughts

  • Pasadena, California's Bennett Plan is a rare and unique national cultural monument, one of a dozen or so Civic Centers in the United States executed under the principles of Beaux Arts Planning and Design.

  • Presentation to the Planning & Design Commission about the YWCA / Kimpton Hotel in Pasadena's historic civic center.

  • This landmark volume documents the urban history of the State of New Mexico, one of the most architecturally distinguished places in the United States.

  • The idea of the plaza in human history is born and developed under a number of different impulses: an expression of the power of the state to define a place for public life, through a singular, monumental architectural enclosure.

Press

News

Projects

  • Lancaster, California: The redesign of Lancaster Boulevard establishes a lively public realm with reconfigured streets, plazas, paseos and other public spaces, remedying the loss of the City’s traditional downtown character.

  • Lancaster, California: The City's downtown redevelopment included strategies to bring more pedestrian activity to the main street, prompting the relocation of the Lancaster Art Museum to an existing 1950s building in the City’s downtown.

  • Pasadena, California: Moule & Polyzoides developed design guidelines for the City of Pasadena that promote architectural and design excellence in the residential, retail and mixed-use development found along many of Pasadena’s principal corridors.

  • Ventura, California: As part of a conceptual master plan for a number of downtown streets, the California Street Bridge design reconnects downtown Ventura with the coastline.

  • City of Sunland Park, New Mexico:This master plan for Sunland Park, an important cross-border region, includes a new international border crossing, a downtown district with new civic and entertainment centers and a mixed-use corridor that includes residential and retail development.

  • Pasadena, California: The Civic Center Master Plan provides a vision and program for revitalizing the heart of Pasadena with guidelines for open space, architecture, landscape, transit, traffic and parking improvements.

  • Doña Ana, New Mexico: The plan for the reconstruction of Doña Ana's historic plaza offers new hope for the future of this small rural community located on the Camino Real.

  • Long Beach, California: The Long Beach Civic Center / Lincoln Park Renovation resuscitates Long Beach’s civic heart by adding 40,000 square feet of new uses and restoring the pedestrian-friendly block structure of the historic city.

  • Azusa, California: The Azusa Civic Center Master Plan outlines a strategy for enhancing and expanding the institutional heart of this east San Gabriel Valley city.

  • Santa Monica, California: Badly damaged by the Northridge earthquake, this 1920s beach front estate designed by Julia Morgan has been restored and transformed into a community center with a restaurant, public gathering places and an interpretive center.

Talks

  • A community conversation on growth, development and planning sponsored by One Pasadena.

  • Presentation about the future of Pasadena at a symposium sponsored by the Office of Council Member Steve Madison, City of Pasadena, California