The Magic of Adaptive Reuse

Just like your body, the urban fabric is continually renewing itself: buildings are continually torn down and new ones erected in their place in response to economic, demographic and political factors. But some parts of your body, such as adult teeth, need to last a lifetime. Likewise certain buildings should last the lifetime of a … Continue reading The Magic of Adaptive Reuse

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The Bergamot Arts Complex…. It’s not too late to get it right.

The train is coming! In less than two years, the Expo Line will arrive in Santa Monica. While the Expo Station will be ready on time, the adjacent Bergamot Arts Complex likely will not. This delay, however, should not give the City reason to rush into a project that lacks vision and contains many unresolved … Continue reading The Bergamot Arts Complex…. It’s not too late to get it right.

SM a.r.t.’s Questions for Santa Monica City Council Candidates

SM a.r.t evaluates candidates’ suitability to the extent they adhere to our 5 principles outlined below. Based on this 5 -point philosophy, SM a.r.t. has created 10 questions for potential candidates. Hopefully, their answers will help you select the candidate that best represents your vision for Santa Monica’s future.To preserve Santa Monica’s “relaxed” beach culture- … Continue reading SM a.r.t.’s Questions for Santa Monica City Council Candidates