Flying High

March 12th, 2015

The 2015 Global Projects of the Year Awards were announced during the CG/LA Infrastructure’s Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum in New York City. Top industry executives from around the world selected Hamad International Airport as the Strategic Project of the Year from a shortlist of five nominees.

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This recognition follow hot on the heels of HIA being named Best Airport in the Middle East at the Skytrax award ceremony held in Paris on March 11, 2015.

Congratulations to the teams at HOK and NDIA!


Broad Appeal

March 6th, 2015

With a projected opening date now set for September, the Broad New Contemporary Art Museum in Los Angeles is garnering almost as much attention as its neighbor, the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the facade comprises 2,500 fiberglass reinforced concrete panels.

Broad New Contemporary Art Museum

Broad New Contemporary Art Museum

Broad New Contemporary Art Museum


Hitching Post

March 5th, 2015

Hitch Commons

Originally constructed in 1981 to provide housing for athletes at the 1984 Olympics, UCLA’s Hitch Commons has recently re-opened after a year long renovation and expansion by Steinberg.

In addition to upgrading the complex structurally, windows, flooring, plumbing and fire/safety systems were replaced. An entirely new student services building houses laundry facilities, vending machines, offices and meeting facilities.

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Procreation

March 2nd, 2015

Perkins + Will’s award winning Create research facility at the National University of Singapore was just featured on ArchDaily.

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Mission Control

February 15th, 2015

Started this morning, photographing one of the oldest buildings in San Francisco. The original adobe portion of the Presidio was built around 1776 as the northernmost outpost of New Spain in the declining Spanish Empire. One of the key duties of the small Spanish garrison was to support the nearby Mission Dolores.

Here’s a photograph by C. Tucker Beckett from January 1914.

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The Presidio Officers Club has recently undergone extensive renovation and transformation by Perkins + Will into a cultural community-based destination that houses exhibitions, educational programs, fine dining and events spaces.

Presidio Officers Club

Later in the day, I moved on to one of the newest buildings in San Francisco, a  27 story tower, located co-incidentally, in Mission Street, the original pathway between the port and the Mission Dolores. Designed by HOK, the crisp glass facade tapers inwards as it rises, distinguishing it from the pure verticality of the adjacent towers from KPF and Pelli.

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Nifty Shades of Grey

February 14th, 2015

Nothing brings a Californian facade to life like a few passing clouds.

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SOMe Reputation

January 29th, 2015

Skidmore Owings & Merrill has indeed won more awards than any other architecture firm. Nice to see that they chose my image to convey that message on the firm’s website.

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Sunset Pause

January 23rd, 2015

Finishing our shoot in La Jolla late afternoon meant a decision needed to be made. Should I sit in heavy traffic, grinding my way up the freeway to Irvine for my next assignment? Or take a break and experience sunset at one of the most beautiful places on the planet?

Just a few minutes up the road from my location, the Salk Institute still retains such an extraordinary presence. I left the cameras packed in the car, determined to simply enjoy the moment. But with apologies to Ezra Stoller, couldn’t help whipping out the iPhone for a few classics.

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Sunset Clause

January 22nd, 2015

If only every shoot had a guaranteed sunset clause in the contract.

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Still, not too shabby for the first outing of the year in La Jolla.

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Spring Collection

January 10th, 2015

Images from the recently opened Anderson Collection at Stanford University are featured on the cover and several inside pages of the Spring Catalogue for Stanford Continuing Studies.

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