Tag Archive: architecture

Kimpton Hotel threatens Civic Center parkland & trees


Advocacy Alert Civic Center Parkland & Trees endangered by YWCA/Kimpton Hotel proposal. Integrity of the Civic Center threatened. City Council votes on Mon Aug 15th, 7-10pm. Please attend and speak up! and/or send an… Continue reading

Guiding Architecture in Pasadena


Guiding Architecture in Pasadena

Pasadena’s quality of life and character are an inspiration to many and a key to the City’s future economic vitality. A delicate balance must be struck in providing a predictable, efficient development process with the need to preserve and enhance our City’s historic architecture and unique place.

What tools are available to guide new architecture toward achieving this balance?

John will discuss some approaches using examples–including several projects as they came in to and out of Pasadena’s design review process.

DPNA: 1st Draft of Parsons Project is too Suburban, Turns its Back on Fair Oaks, Skirts Regulations


 [UPDATE: As of Nov 2014, the plans for this project have been significantly improved to respond to our critique, below, which was echoed by a host of other Pasadena organizations and commissions.  We… Continue reading

Stefanos Polyzoides on “Form-Based Codes”


June 14th: Noted Architect & Urbanist to discuss ideas for a Livable Pasadena How do you envision the future of Downtown Pasadena? Thoughtful development that preserves and protects our historic, architectural, and cultural… Continue reading

Why We Love Pasadena: “Big City” Arts and Culture


Saturday night, Pasadena music lovers scowled in consternation as they studied their date books and were forced to make a choice between TWO excellent orchestras, both performing in central Pasadena at the same… Continue reading

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