IIDA presents Heal the Bay, a Beach Cleanup & Sand Castle Competition, on Saturday, July 17th at Venice Beach at Rose Ave.
USC says it wants what many other big city universities have: an attractive, lively place next to campus for students and faculty to shop, dine, watch movies and just hang out.
In what is described as the most ambitious construction project in South Los Angeles in a generation, the university plans to replace an outdated shopping center with a retail, cinema and hotel complex that would also include dorms for about 5,000 students.
It is being designed in USC's signature Mediterranean style by the Boston-based architecture firm Elkus Manfredi, which worked on the Grove and the Americana outdoor malls in Los Angeles and Glendale, and on campus buildings at Harvard University and other schools. For more information about the story, click here. [via LA Times]
When the new Tommy Bahama store opens in Laguna Beach, CA, shoppers will be able to enjoy their lunch or drink at the bar without taking their eyes off the merchandise. The space, designed by Standard Architects, will separate its 6,000-square-foot floor plan right down the middle, with a clothing section on one side and a restaurant on the other. Modular clothing displays framed by louvered panels will showcase the tropica-inspired resort wear, while an open kitchen will lend a casual feel to the restaurant as well. Located steps from the beach in the historic Heisler Building, the new venture will be serving up fashion and food this fall.
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