Press

  • The San Antonio Express-News covers approval of a plan for revitalizing the St. John's Seminary adjacent to Mission Concepción, bringing 200 apartments to the San Antonio, Texas neighborhood.

  • Local coverage of the recently approved plan for redevelopment of the St. John's Seminary site in San Antonio, Texas which will include design services by Moule & Polyzoides.

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

  • Princeton Alumni Weekly blog post about the publication of "The Plazas of New Mexico."

  • John Dutton, AIA, inverviews Stefanos Polyzoides for the "GRIDS" blog about the recently published book.

  • "New Mexico in Focus" host Gene Grant interviews "Plazas of New Mexico" collaborators Chris Wilson and Miguel Gandert for New Mexico PBS.

  • Elizabeth Moule discusses the Moule & Polyzoides New Urbanist philosophy, its sustainable practices and bridging the gap between modernity and historical traditions.

  • Urban Land Institute article about our integrated design approach to sustainability in the LEED-Platinum Robert Redford Building for the NRDC, which included many passive strategies as well as high-tech solutions to green design.

  • A CBS news report about new signs that Americans are beginning to make big changes in where they live, what they drive and how they get to work as gas prices zoom ever higher.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports about changing housing and commuting habits of Americans, focusing on Del Mar Station.

  • Del Mar Station sets an example for car-free, sustainable living writes Pasadena Magazine of the innovative mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

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

  • Mercado Neighborhood, the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Del Mar Station Transit Village are featured in this book of exemplary urban design.

  • 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.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports about the controversy between New Urbanist and Modernist architects stirred by the post-Hurricane Katrina charrette in Biloxi.

  • New York Times article about frustration with ever worsening traffic features Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • New York Times article about the national charrette that provided emergency urban design services for the reconstruction of Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

  • Terrain.org interview with Stefanos Polyzoides that ranges from New Urbanist philosophy to the Community of Civano, Del Mar Station, desert urbanism and the architecture of place.

  • 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.

  • Weekend America interview with Elizabeth Moule as she tours the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • Interior Design magazine profiles the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • In an article about the trend towards green building practices, the National Geographic News profiles the Robert Redford Building for the NRDC.

  • The Next American City reports about the opening of the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • Grist reports 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.

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

  • New Urban News article about the revitalization of Downtown Albuquerque, featuring Alvarado Center.

  • Pasadena Weekly article about Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • 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."

  • Places article by Todd Bressi about Alvarado Center in Albuquerque.

News

Thoughts

  • 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.

Projects

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: A transformation of Los Poblanos and La Quinta into a country inn and sustainable farm solved the complex preservation and development pressures that faced the historic property.

  • 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.

  • San Antonio, Texas: This vision plan for the adaptive reuse of the historic Pearl Brewery addresses new and renewed buildings, providing space for restaurants, residences, studios, shops, educational facilities, offices and public 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.

  • Pasadena, California: Del Mar Station is a transit-oriented development surrounding a prominent Gold Line Metro Station, on the line that connects Los Angeles and Pasadena.

  • Pasadena, California: The restoration of the Vista del Arroyo Bungalows has transformed an important yet neglected historic Pasadena site into luxury housing on a dramatic location adjacent to the iconic Colorado Street Bridge.

  • San Simeon, California: The preservation of San Simeon Village entails transforming the 23-acre site into an inn based on the interpretation of the plan first drawn by Julia Morgan in the 1920s.

  • Idaho Falls, Idaho: Located on the banks of the Snake River close to historic downtown Idaho Falls, Taylor Crossing is a compact and walkable traditional neighborhood development.

  • Los Angeles, California: This project addresses an historically important commercial center, the large and underused Sears & Roebuck warehouse and grounds, in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.

  • Ventura, California: Located on a sloping site with beautiful ocean views in Ventura's pedestrian-oriented downtown, 42 North Chestnut is a mixed-use and adaptive reuse project with 51 condominium units on a nearly two-acre site.

  • Culver City, California: Adjacent to the historic Helms Bakery complex in Culver City, Culver Crossings consolidated an amorphous area into a major town center.

  • Pasadena, California: Moule & Polyzoides completed the rehabilitation of the Neff Ruppel offices in 1998 and has made the building its professional home ever since.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Alvarado Center plan repairs the damages that 1960s urban renewal brought to Albuquerque’s historic center, adding retail, housing and offices and guiding the reconstruction of the Alavardo Hotel and the Santa Fe Depot.

  • Los Angeles, California: Moule & Polyzoides restored the original modernist aesthetic to the administration and reception room at Village Green, reclaiming hidden linoleum floor tiles, cork wall panels, historic colors, fixtures, hardware and an important mural by noted Los Angeles artist Rico Lebrun.

  • 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.

  • Los Angeles, California: Decommissioned in 1994, this plan for an historic Roman Catholic Cathedral preserves the building and transforms it into a museum of Latino culture.

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