This fall, my Urban Policy course at Woodbury Architecture will investigate the contradictory and converging regulations on Mansionization, Accessory Dwelling Units, and AirBnB short-term rentals associated with R1 Zoning, the development standards for the most fundamental architecture typology: the single family house.
This course surveyed affordable housing programs and projects around Southern California, as a means of illustrating how certain urban policies and financing tools can result in very specific architectural outcomes.
This course will illustrate how certain urban policy goals and regulations can result in very specific architectural outcomes, by investigating Pasadena’s pioneering “City of Gardens Ordinance.”
This course “field tested” Glendale’s draft Small Lot Ordinance through a series of investigative operations, developer roundtables, field trips and research.
This fourth-year design studio explored the possibilities of building over and adjacent to the 134 Freeway corridor as it cuts through Downtown Glendale. Students explored concepts of scale, infrastructure, megastructures and planning.
Programmed as a “study aboard” course at home, students document, investigate, analyze and map a district in greater Los Angeles as a means of illustrating their understanding of the themes, issues, trends and theories outlined in the lectures and readings. This research focuses on the relationship between the theoretical ideas and actual places.