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.

  • Since its inception in 1982, the practice of Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists has been focused on the American campus.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ms. Magazine profiles women who have taken the lead in building sustainable places to live and work, featuring the Robert Redford Building for the NRDC and its architect, Elizabeth Moule.

  • 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.

  • Grist reports about the opening of the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • New York Times article about the opening of the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • The "green from top to bottom" Robert Redford Building the the NRDC is profiled on its opening day by the Los Angeles Times.

  • KCRW's Warren Olney reports on the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • 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