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Joseph Giovannini

Joseph Giovannini, a Harvard-trained architect, was born in Lincoln Heights, a short mile from the LA River. 

orange county museum of art exterior

Take That, Guggenheim!

Architect Thom Mayne’s new home for the Orange County Museum of Art is a head-spinning force of nature.

Dec 21, 2022
gateway, los angeles

Cities in the Sky

The design for a Los Angeles high-rise stacked multiple buildings, verticalizing neighborhoods into a single structure. It was not built, but it casts a long shadow.

Sep 26, 2022
violist katie liu rehearses with a string quartet on an outdoor terrace at the colburn school

Far More Than a Building

Frank Gehry is designing the Colburn School’s new concert hall. When finished, it will provide a much-needed performance space for students and for a burgeoning arts corridor in Downtown Los Angeles.

Apr 5, 2022
a rendering that shows the banc of california stadium, which is being built in exposition park the arena will be one of multiple locations in the los angeles area that will be repurposed for the 2028 olympic games

The Olympic Gold Won’t Go to L.A.

The frugal 2028 Olympic Games suggest a lack of civic will and pride.

Jun 15, 2020
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