Concept rendering of Piggyback Yard development along L.A. River

The L.A. River Banks on Smart Development

  When poet Lewis MacAdams founded Friends of the Los Angeles River 25 years ago – imagining a lifelong art project to return the bedraggled waterway to greatness and greenness – to some he migh...
It miight look like much at first glance, but the work Scott Kelly and his team at Energy Upgrade Solutions are doing is moving the energy efficiency conversation forward in Southern California.Courtesy Scott Kelly/Energy Upgrade Solutions.

Greenworks: Preaching Sustainability

For Scott Kelly, getting folks to go green has a lot to do with the pitch. Kelly, a longtime contractor and the founder of Kelly Green Building Advisors in Los Angeles, has been talking green for a f...
West of West's founders reimagined the surfboard, creating an object that pushes notions of what the object can be. Photograph by Hara Kumaran/Courtesy West of West.

Workbook: For Riding the Waves

“It gave us an opportunity to build something, which happens less these days,” Jai Kumaran says of the surfboard he and Clayton Taylor designed for this past summer’s A+D Museum benefit. It also gave...