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Excellence and the Romance of Risk: The Hard Work of Embracing Creative Tension

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Risk is not risk if failure is not a possibility.
Failure is not failure if there is no pain.

We don't just live in good times, we live in beta times, where it seems everybody, at least aspirationally, is a risk-taker, an innovator, a creative, a maker....

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Design As A Moral Enterprise

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 10:10 AM

When lay people look at a circumstance--problems, things not coordinated, mistakes made, tensions and oppositions abounding--they generally assume that either someone screwed up, that there was incompetence, or even worse, malfeasance. That is human nature. When architects look at the same situation, the default position is, if tensions and oppositions...

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Lehrer Architects Collaborates With Los Angeles City On Amazing Spring Street Park Design

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 5:54 PM

Joni Mitchell would approve.

As we officially opened Spring Street Park on June 17, the song "Big Yellow Taxi" came to mind. We were reversing the ironic progress chronicled by Joni Mitchell as she sings "They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot." In our case, we were demolishing...

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Artist and Architect Collaborate On Stunning Studio Design (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 5:55 PM

When I attended the opening of Sculpture, Pleasing Curves, Charlie Kaplan's exhibit at PYO Gallery in Los Angeles, I realized the full intensity of my collaboration as an architect with this talented artist. The exhibit is a culmination of Charlie's 40-year journey as a sculptor of marble. And...

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