June 25, 2011

California, said Fred Allen, is all right if you are an orange.

Pasadena’s history of architecture is interwoven with the social history of Pasadena. Historic preservation has been vitally important to the cities success.

Within this context, a debate has emerged regarding how contemporary art and architecture can and/or should relate to historic fabric and what new architecture should be preserved in the future. Discussions have explored how future innovations in technology, sustainability and the need for in-fill growth can embrace the future.

The area around the California Institute of Technology has many fine old houses that serve as living quarters for students.  It was my pleasure, again, to re-vamp such a place.