Press

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Projects

  • Cocuye, Republic of Panama: Envisioned as a world class tropical resort and an exemplar of sustainable urbanism, Coral Bay Resort is located on a spectacular coral-laden natural sea cove near the islands of San Blas in northern Panama.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Downey, California: The redevelopment of Downey Studios creates a true Town Center on an historic 80-acre property in Downey, California.

  • Freeport, New York: The Building a Better Freeport Vision Plan has become a regional and national model for revitalizing aging commercial corridors with transit-oriented development to establish economic vitality and community place-making.

  • San Antonio, Texas: A form-based Code with a detailed implementation strategy provides the framework for transforming an under-performing area immediately north of downtown San Antonio into a lively pedestrian-oriented district.

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

  • Pasadena, California: Del Mar Station is a Transit-Oriented Development surrounding a prominent Metro Rail stop on the Gold Line, which connects Los Angeles and Pasadena.

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

  • Hollywood, California: Located in the heart of old Hollywood near Sunset and Vine, 6630 Sunset Boulevard draws upon the Art Deco tradition of Hollywood’s boom in the 1920s and 1930s with a contemporary interpretation of that style.

  • West Hollywood, California: The Sunset Hotel & Residences draw inspiration from the rich Southern California courtyard tradition, providing 20 condominium units and 60 hotel rooms.

  • 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.

  • Biloxi, Mississippi: After the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, Moule & Polyzoides was invited to participate in a national charrette to provide emergency urban design services for the reconstruction of Biloxi.

  • Los Angeles, California: This project addresses an historically important commercial center, the large and underused Sears & Roebuck warehouse and its 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.

  • Azusa, California: A component of Azusa’s new General Plan and Development Code, Azusa Station establishes a future Gold Line light rail station as the northern anchor to the City’s downtown.

  • Santa Monica, California: Among the greenest buildings in the world, the LEED-Platinum Robert Redford Building for the NRDC houses the organization's west coast headquarters.

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

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

  • 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: The original aesthetic of the administration and reception room at Village Green was restored, uncovering a mural by noted Los Angeles artist Rico Lebrun, rehabilitating the building fabric and transforming the space into a community room.

  • Santa Monica, California: A strategy for retrofitting, rebuilding and adding public parking in downtown Santa Monica expands the City’s Park-Once circulation pattern and creates safe, vibrant and pedestrian-friendly streets.

  • 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.

  • Pasadena, California: The restoration and expansion of historic Gartz Court included moving the structures almost three miles from their original location and adding garages and backyards to transform the original bungalow apartments into full-fledged houses.

  • 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.

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.