Last week SMa.r.t. (Santa Monica architects for a responsible tomorrow ) discussed the notable advantages of a low-rise city composed primarily of buildings no higher than 4 stories. Among the advantages of low-rise buildings previously noted were: 1) their superior ecological sustainability in its many forms 2) their resiliency when cut off from power, 3) … Continue reading When Bigger is not Always Better
SMart (Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow) has long advocated for a low rise City: that is a City primarily with buildings no taller than four stories. In this first part of two articles, we will dig deeper and discuss the benefits of such a low rise City. The most important benefit is sustainability. … Continue reading Why a Low-Rise City?
In April of 1949, a large new reservoir being built under San Vicente Boulevard collapsed, killing a 62-year-old workman from Venice. The new 5-million-gallon reservoir was part of extensive work on the city’s infrastructure, and was financed with a large bond measure. This tragic accident happened during a period when the city’s residents and businesses … Continue reading New Water, Old Pipes