Beautify Lincoln Flag

by Jodi Summers Murals, sculptures and landscaping are all ways for a neighborhood to forge a collective identity, stimulate learning, instill a sense of pride and invites business. Thank you to the grass roots movement, Beautify Lincoln. Since 2012, this team of volunteer artists have painted murals on more than 20 storefronts on Lincoln Blvd […]

by Jodi Summers The green, green land of West Hollywood is the place in LA to invest right now. In the first quarter of 2016, WeHo is seeing lower per-square-foot sale prices and asking rents than 1Q 2015. Sunset Blvd….Santa Monica Blvd. > West Hollywood benefits from a very dense, compact urban form with small […]

Total Primary Energy associated with Retail and E-commerce systems by stage

by Jodi Summers As more retailers are delivering on the promise of “click and knock,” the dynamics of the commercial real estate market are changing. Physical constraints may limit retailers from displaying or carrying a full range of items, in contrast to online retailers who can display any and every product they sell, and only […]

playa+vista+real+estate

by Jodi Summers The residents of Santa Monica don’t want more residential buildings and they’re not excited about hotels, so they’re getting new office space. The Santa Monica Gateway at 2834 Colorado Avenue is planned as a two-building 200,000-square-foot property with subterranean parking. It is some of the first high tech office space being built […]

9_synthe_green roof

compiled by Jodi Summers Have you ever noticed the green roof at Chicago’s Millennium Park? It’s got the largest green roof in the world. For the record multi-award winning 24.5-acre public park with venues for performance, art, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture, located between Chicago’s lakefront and the central business district (the loop). “Created to […]

edited by Jodi Summers Located atop the Flat, a downtown Los Angeles mid-rise building, grows a self-sufficient ecosystem that offers a myriad of environmental benefits. Named SYNTHe, this urban rooftop garden prototype designed by SCI-arc professor and architect Alexis Rochas. It grows a variety of edible plants through an active collaboration between students, faculty, and […]