Marc Goldstein presents recent projects he has worked on while a partner at Skidmore Owings and Merrill in San Francisco. He discusses the addition of both interior design and urban planning to the work of the office, and presents a series of projects of varied scales. These include hotels, casinos, banks, and offices. Goldstein describes some of his personal interests, including the relationship to site. In rural areas, this means maintaining existing foliage to create spatial relationships between interior and exterior. In urban areas, this results in geometric strategies that take into account the nuances of grids and city organizations.
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Glen Small hosts a panel discussion of architects who work outside of “mainstream architecture.” Rick Davidson reviews his career trajectory, from Marion Manley’s office in Miami to full-time antiwar activist in Los Angeles. David Greenberg presents a rapid slideshow of images of Los Angeles, from his company, International Environmental Communications, Inc., which sells still and moving image documentation of the Los Angeles urban environment. John Pastier, the first architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, discusses his path from engineering, to architecture, to participating on the Los Angeles city plan, to six years of journalism. Elsa Leviseur (identified here as “Elsa Fleischmann”) discusses her evolution from architect in South Africa to land preservationist and landscape architect in Southern California. Glen Small briefly discusses his transition from architect to visionary. There is a lively question and answer exchange with the audience, which includes Eric Owen Moss and Bill Simonian.