Stefanos Polyzoides on “Form-Based Codes”

June 14th: Noted Architect & Urbanist to discuss ideas for a Livable Pasadena

Vista del Arroyo condominiums, designed by Stefanos’ firm, Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists

How do you envision the future of Downtown Pasadena?

  • Thoughtful development that preserves and protects our historic, architectural, and cultural resources?

  • Livable streets arranged in compact, walkable blocks – within easy reach of schools, stores, arts, and entertainment?

  • An environment where appropriately designed buildings define and enliven streets and other public spaces?

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can achieve these goals, please join the Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association (DPNA) for an “Introduction to Form-Based Codes” from Stefanos Polyzoides – internationally recognized architect and urban design expert.

When and Where

  • Thursday, June 14th at 6:30PM

  • Pasadena Presbyterian Church – Gamble Lounge (off the courtyard)

  • 585 East Colorado Boulevard, between Madison and Oakland

Please RSVP to confirm a place for you at this exciting event! E-mail or call 626.539.3762.

About Stefanos Polyzoides

Stefanos Polyzoides received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude and Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. A registered architect in California, Arizona, Florida and New Mexico, he was born in Athens, Greece and has lived in Los Angeles since 1973.
Mr. Polyzoides’ professional experience includes the design of educational, institutional, commercial and civic buildings, historic rehabilitation, housing, campus planning, and urban design. From 1973 until 1997, he was Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Southern California and has been a Visiting Professor at several prestigious schools of architecture throughout his career. From 1983 through 1990, he was on the Advisory Board for the School of Architecture at Princeton University.
He is a cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, a national organization dedicated to reforming suburban sprawl and a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Polyzoides is a popular speaker on the subjects of new urbanism, transit-oriented development, mixed use development, housing, campus design and sustainability and a frequent guest at academic symposia. With his partner, Elizabeth Moule, he founded Moule & Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists in 1982. Across the nation and around the world, Mr. Polyzoides has led architectural and urbanist projects in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Guatemala, Mexico, Anguilla, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Polyzoides’ experience also includes leadership in the design and planning of educational institutions and the urban districts associated with their campuses. He has completed significant projects for Occidental College, New College of Florida, UCLA, the Claremont Colleges and the University of Arizona. These projects have addressed the full range of design issues which colleges and universities face today. The breadth of this work includes entire campuses, campus precincts and a variety of building types found within campuses and in neighborhoods adjacent.

The Colorado Street Bridge is reflected off an elegantly-set table at the Arroyo de Vista Bungalows/Condominiums

Mr. Polyzoides’ recent projects include River North in San Antonio, Texas, an extension of the Riverwalk, and Master Plans for Downtown Santa Ana, Downtown Paso Robles and Downtown Fresno, California. He has also completed the East Downtown Albuquerque Master Plan, as well as numerous exemplary buildings in mixed-use neighborhoods in South Pasadena, Pasadena and Westwood, California.

Form Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers. Introduction by Stefanos Polyzoides.

He is the coauthor of Los Angeles Courtyard Housing: A Typological Analysis, The Plazas of New Mexico, and the author of R.M. Schindler, Architect, and the forthcoming Between House and Tower: The Architecture of Density. His research has contributed to the production of four distinguished exhi


bitions and exhibition catalogs on the architectural and urban history of Southern California: Caltech: 1910–1950, Myron Hunt: 1868–1952, Wallace Neff, and Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate. Stefanos Polyzoides, with his partner, is a Seaside Prize recipient for 1998, the nation’s most prestigious award in the field of urbanism.

Sacramento Form-Based Code

Please RSVP to confirm a place for you at this exciting event! E-mail or call 626.539.3762

About the DPNA:

The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association is the voice of the residents of the Central District of Pasadena, California.

We meet monthly on the Third Thursday at 6:30pm in the Gamble Lounge of Pasadena Presbyterian Church at 585 E Colorado Blvd.

The DPNA promotes a walkable urban lifestyle in a city that is vibrant with thriving businesses, excellent arts, good government, and active public spaces.

The DPNA advocates for urban parks, wider sidewalks, pedestrian-biased street design, bike lanes, trees & shrubbery, mixed-use & transit-oriented development, enduring architecture, a streetcar, and other amenities that improve life for residents of an urban city center.

Downtown Pasadena is defined roughly as the 210 freeway (north), Catalina Ave (east), California Blvd (south), and Pasadena Ave (west).

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