Oregon Convention Center Renovations Complete
Seattle-based architectural firm, LMN Architects, has transformed the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Among the changes are natural light brought in by a glass canopy and a 3D lighting system to improve wayfinding in the 305,000 square-foot building.
California Architect Wants to Re-Imagine the “Desert-y” Landscape of Vegas
Christopher Mercier, an architect based in Southern California, addressed a crowd at the World Market Center in Las Vegas last week. With a focus on the look-a-like residential architecture of Las Vegas, Mercier said he would “love to do a subdivision project in Vegas” that offers a midcentury-modern living experience.
Progress Moves Forward on Mixed-Use Development in Whittier
Panera Bread and a public market with a brewery have been approved in The Groves, a mixed-use development currently under construction in Whittier, Calif. With the projected opening date in April 2020, more retail businesses will be announced in the coming weeks.
Voters to Decide on Wildfire Prevention Tax in Marin County, Calif
A parcel tax for wildfire prevention is heading to the Marin County ballots in March 2020. Voters will decide whether or not to approve the tax that could raise up to $19.3 million per year to prevent county wildfires. County of Marin is among the seventeen agencies that have joined the authority.
Opera House Project Halted due to Lack of Funding
The renovation project of a historic opera house in Newport, R.I. has been put on hold due to a lack of funding. Supporters of the renovation project believed it would be nearing completion by the end of 2019 which is no longer possible, according to the project’s board of directors.