LAUSD Partners with Inner-City Arts to Win $1.3 Million Grant

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Arts Education Branch, together with Inner-City Arts, has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million U.S. Department of Education Model Development and Dissemination Arts Education grant. The grant is a project of Los Angeles Unified School District working in partnership with Inner-City Arts, a nonprofit organization providing arts learning […]

Can Architects Change the World?

As the economy puts the skids on McMansions, Dubai towers, and all the projects that might give architects a bad name, Frances Anderton thought it time to correct some misconceptions. “Architects have strong egos, but they also have strong ideals,” said Anderton, host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture. In an event co-sponsored by the […]

Hopes from Big Sunday: Inner-City Arts

Today, take a look at these stories from Inner-City Arts, an “oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles.” On Big Sunday weekend, dozens of volunteers came together from across the City of Los Angeles for a […]

Designed to Help Uplift the Poor

LIKE almost every other American architect who came to prominence in the recent gilded age, Michael Maltzan built his reputation with commissions for prestigious museums and luxurious private houses. In 2002 he garnered national attention for his graceful design for the temporary Museum of Modern Art in Queens. His most recent projects include a flying-saucer-like […]

The Best LA Buildings of the Decade!

With Curbed LA’s new look, what better time to take a look at the… past? Here, a round-up of the 10 best new—and rehabbed—buildings of the decade. To compile the list, we asked local architects, media types, Curbed readers, and various other experts for their opinions. We tallied the votes and then cast this list, […]

Zombies invade Los Angeles for 'Thrill The World'

When choreographer and dance instructor Ines Markeljevic rounded up 62 people in Toronto in 2006 to perform the dance from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video, she probably didn’t imagine her humble gathering would spark a worldwide phenomenon. In 2007, Thrill the World included 1,722 dancers in 52 cities on five continents. In 2008, for the first […]