Projects

  • Veraguas, Republic of Panama: Located on a hilly site in Panama with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Altos de Morrillo fronts one of the best surfing beaches in Central America.

  • El Paso, Texas: The Northgate Mall Redevelopment is a complex mix of 300, 000 sf of retail, restaurant, entertainment, office space and 450 units of housing, located on the 31-acre site of a failed mall located in the suburbs of El Paso

  • Montclair, California: The North Montclair Transit Village Specific Plan mitigates the City’s sprawl by establishing a framework and development strategy for a pedestrian-oriented retail and residential District surrounding the city’s regional transit center.

  • In 1964 the State of California seized a large swath of Pasadena’s land, demolishing thousands of people’s property in order to extend the 710 Freeway north, but a citizen-led movement stalled the project, leaving a freeway stub that interrupts the street grid and neighborhoods. The 710 Reclaim, a community-based initiative, proposes to rebuild the urban fabric destroyed over 50 years ago.

  • Georgetown, Texas: A new TND located north of Austin, Texas in the outskirts of Georgetown, Cobb Ranch is designed as an ensemble of three neighborhoods, two hamlets and a commercial district, all carefully placed to conserve the existing native vegetation, karst features and salamander habitats.

  • La Chorrera, Republic of Panama: La Chorrera Town Center features 600 dwelling units and 27,500 square meters of retail and office space in the suburbs of Panama City.

  • Las Tablas, Republic of Panama: This 26,000 sqm town center located at the eastern edge of the village of La Tablas is Panama's first exurban commercial development based on new urbanist principles.

  • Cocuye, Republic of Panama: Envisioned as a world class tropical resort and an exemplar of sustainable urbanism, Coral Bay Resort is located on a spectacular coral-laden natural sea cove near the islands of San Blas in northern Panama.

  • Santa Clara, Republic of Panama: A new town center located on the Carretera Panamericana in Santa Clara comprising retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, office space, boutique hotel and 50 units of housing.

  • Panama City, Republic of Panama: The Embassy Heights project will be a unique place to live and upon completion will also become a national precedent for future, market-driven, neighborhood-centered development in Panama City.

  • Panama City, Republic of Panama: The design of the Santa Maria Neighborhood proposes the forming of a new 600-unit urbanist neighborhood within one of the islands of the golf course of the Santa Maria project.

  • Veraguas, Republic of Panama: A 40-unit residential project located on a hilly forested site in Western Panama with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Panama Pacifico, Republic of Panama: A 950-acre neighborhood that abuts a sloping forest on the decommissioned Howard Air Base which has been carefully designed in response to Panama's tropical climate.

  • Panama City, Republic of Panama: A 1,500-unit residential development located atop one of the tallest and most visible hills in Panama City.

  • Zhengzhou, Republic of China: Provence Midtown is a mile-square new town located between the cities of Zhengzhou and Kaifeng in central China along a regional highway.

  • Fresno, California: This new plan addresses the long-term challenges of Fresno’s 7,200-acre core area, including the Fulton Corridor, the historic Fulton Mall and surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Nairobi, Kenya: The fourteen-acre Al Jamea tus Saifiyah campus is one of three worldwide campuses of the Islamic Daudi Bohra sect. The master plan is conceived as an intricate sequence of quads and courts, all open to the sky and embodying sacred Bohra tenets through specific landscape elements.

  • El Paso, Texas: Montecillo is 380-acre transit-oriented development located on a heavily sloping site in the center of the City, organized on a number of walkable pedestrian sheds with interconnected streets and open spaces.

  • El Paso, Texas: This 200-acre Master Plan, located just south of the Montecillo Neighborhood on a heavily sloping site in the center of the city, is the second development to emerge from the City of El Paso’s recently adopted Smart Code.

  • Plaisance, Mauritius: A new 45-acre city center adjacent to the international airport in Mauritius, Plaisance Aeroville comprises two distinct places: a mid-rise retail and office campus and a low-rise mixed-use village.

  • Los Angeles, California: Leveraging recent public investment in four new Gold Line stations, this new Plan will enhance the public realm through a variety of innovative design, landscape, transportation, economic and preservation strategies.

  • Beverly Hills, California: A new urban park, a 220-bed luxury hotel, a mixed-use office and retail building and 1,000 subterranean parking stalls reinvigorate the core of Beverly Hills, linking the walking streets of Cañon and Beverly Drives.

  • Fruitville, Florida: A coordinated strategy for ecologically responsible development of 346 acres in Sarasota County, the Fruitville Plan lays the armature for the creation of walkable Neighborhoods and Districts while preserving existing wetlands.

  • Le Chaland, Mauritius: Located on 95 acres of spectacular beachfront in southeast Mauritius, Le Chaland consists of a range of housing types designed in response to local climate and social customs.

  • Kalu Yala, Republic of Panama: A 46-acre sustainable Village located in central Panama, Kalu Yala's development is based on principles of environmental conservation and preservation.

  • Paso Robles, California: The Uptown/Town Centre Specific Plan provides a vision for a 1,000-acre, 245-block planning area, merging rich historic traditions with contemporary needs.

  • Santa Ana, California: Santa Ana’s historic center is being transformed, rectifying the urban renewal-based practices of the past 40 years and leveraging the area’s historic and cultural character to attract new investment and reaffirm the City's identity.

  • Downey, California: The redevelopment of Downey Studios creates a true Town Center on an historic 80-acre property in Downey, California.

  • Lancaster, California: The redesign of Lancaster Boulevard focuses on establishing a lively public realm with reconfigured streets, plazas, paseos and other public spaces to remedy the loss of the City’s traditional downtown character.

  • Freeport, New York: The Building a Better Freeport Vision Plan has become a regional and national model for revitalizing aging commercial corridors with transit-oriented development to establish economic vitality and community place-making.

  • Hercules, California: Hercules Town Center, a Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development just north of San Francisco, integrates a proposed train and ferry terminal into the City’s fabric and defines a mixed-intensity residential quarter that cascades to San Pablo Bay.

  • Ventura, California: Parklands, a 67-acre Traditional Neighborhood Development in Ventura, California, is a sustainable community of 500 homes.

  • Claremont, California: The Master Plan for Scripps College, an historic campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places, outlines a series of carefully crafted interventions that preserve the human scale of the buildings and the lush landscape while accommodating future campus expansion.

  • San Antonio, Texas: A form-based Code with a detailed implementation strategy provides the framework for transforming an under-performing area immediately north of downtown San Antonio into a lively pedestrian-oriented district.

  • Cotati, California: The faded downtown of Cotati, a Sonoma County city with a rich local history, has been revitalized with a charrette-led Specific Plan and Form-Based Code that articulates historically sensitive restoration and new development.

  • Coronado, Panama: Located on a beachfront in central Panama, Lago Mar is a 55-acre new town on sloping terrain that offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Ventura, California: The new Master Plan and Form-Based Code for the 50-year-old, 330-acre Ventura Harbor District encourages new development, enhances recreation and establishes a highly sustainable infrastructure.

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Situated along a marina in Abu Dhabi, this 400-room luxury hotel is composed of a variety of suites and penthouses, along with high-end retail, conference facilities, world-class restaurants, a luxury spa and a yacht club.

  • Fisherville, Tennessee: Located at the interchange of an important cross-town road and a new expressway loop in a rapidly developing area near Memphis, the project’s primary objective was to develop a new town rather than suburban sprawl.

  • Pasadena, California: Moule & Polyzoides developed Design Guidelines for the City of Pasadena that promote architectural and design excellence in the residential, retail and mixed-use development found along many of Pasadena’s principal Corridors.

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates: This 77-acre, 400-unit Neighborhood, part of the 20-square-mile Arabian Canal city in Dubai, was conceived in response to a need for housing for foreign workers.

  • Ventura, California: The Community Memorial Hospital District Master Plan introduces a replacement hospital building into a revitalized new hospital district.

  • Whittier, California: The Uptown Whittier Specific Plan updates the City’s 220-acre, 33-block historic retail core, preserving and drawing inspiration from the unique character and architectural styles of the area’s many historic buildings.

  • Domodedovo, Russia: A component of the Calthorpe & Associates-designed Domodedovo Master Plan, the Yuzhnoye Neighborhood is a 425-acre extension to a Moscow suburb.

  • Al Aqair, Saudi Arabia: This new 600-acre town on the Arabian Bay is set among the traditional pearl farming and trading Villages of eastern Saudi Arabia.

  • Tehachapi, California: The Tehachapi form-based General Plan, based on an urban-to-rural transect, focuses on understanding how this community can succeed economically while preserving its rural small town character.

  • Ventura, California: As part of a conceptual Master Plan for a number of downtown streets, the California Street Bridge design reconnects downtown Ventura with the coastline.

  • Santa Paula, California: The 500-acre East Area One Plan is organized into three walkable neighborhoods and a civic facilities district, preserving agricultural land in the hills.

  • Glendale, California: As part of a mature neighborhood in north Glendale, this mixed-use development incorporates courtyard spaces, retail, offices and 100 units of housing.

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Located on a breakwater surrounding the Palm Deira, an extension to the heart of downtown Dubai, the Palm Deira Crescent Module separates the area’s private lagoons from the Persian Gulf.

  • Sarasota, Florida: New College of Florida is a 140-acre residential honors college that is known for its liberal arts programs, student-directed study programs and low student-to-faculty ratio.

  • Island of Anguilla, British West Indies: Designed as an old world, mixed-use seaside Village, the resort community of Porto Temenos serves as a retail, commercial and recreation center for the Caribbean island of Anguilla.

  • King City, California: Immediately east of King City’s historic downtown lies 500 acres owned by Smith Monterey, a farming company that has owned the land since the early 1960s.

  • Somerville, Massachusetts: Located on a 5.5-acre triangular site just outside of Boston, MaxPac Square is a 199-unit Transit-Oriented Neighborhood infill that includes 25 affordable housing units.

  • City of Sunland Park, New Mexico: One of the largest cross-border regions of the greater El Paso/Ciudad Juarez metropolitan area, Sunland Park sits at the crossroads of the United States-Mexico border and at the juncture of three states: New Mexico, Texas and Chihuahua.

  • Los Angeles, California: Occidental College, founded in 1887, is a small liberal arts institution located in a scenic hillside area of northeast Los Angeles.

  • Ventura, California: The Village at Crooked Palm is a Master Plan for a 136-acre development just north of the City of Ventura. Located along the Ventura River on the site of a decommissioned oil refinery, the site affords beautiful views of adjacent orchards and distant mountains.

  • Williams Bay, Wisconsin: A part of the University of Chicago, the Yerkes Observatory has supported the research of some of the world’s greatest astronomers for over a century.

  • Ventura, California: Individual blocks, interconnected streets, inviting open spaces and a diverse array of building types form The Bluffs at Midtown, a walkable mixed-use community located in midtown Ventura.

  • Visalia, California: The Southeast Area Master Plan is located on an 850-acre greenfield at the edge of Visalia, an important agricultural center founded in 1852 in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley.

  • Idaho Falls, Idaho: Located on the banks of the Snake River close to historic downtown Idaho Falls, Taylor Crossing is a compact and walkable Traditional Neighborhood Development.

  • Paso Robles, California: The 470-acre Olsen Ranch/Beechwood Specific Plan provides the framework for a Traditional Neighborhood Development in the City of Paso Robles, California.

  • Santa Clarita, California: An historic Southern California community located in the 250-square mile Santa Clarita Valley, Newhall has been gradually surrounded by suburban development over the past 50 years.

  • Placentia, California: This 110-acre Transit-Oriented District restores Placita Santa Fe, Placentia’s original town, and creates two new Neighborhoods on derelict industrial land.

  • Ventura, California: The Ventura Downtown Code is one of the first Form-Based Zoning Codes in California—the result of an extensive and detailed analysis of downtown Ventura’s existing streets, blocks, buildings, public open spaces and landscape.

  • Biloxi, Mississippi: After the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, Moule & Polyzoides was invited to participate in a national charrette to provide emergency urban design services for the reconstruction of Biloxi.

  • Beverly Hills, California: The character of the Golden Triangle has been strengthened by transforming the area into a park-once district, adding improved landscape and lighting, and adopting a code to guide the design of future buildings.

  • Pasadena, California: The Civic Center Master Plan provides a vision and program for revitalizing the heart of Pasadena with guidelines for open space, Architecture, landscape, transit, traffic and parking improvements.

  • Guatemala City, Guatemala: Cayala Town Center is one of six Neighborhoods planned for this 1,000-acre city that was master planned in 2003 by Leon Krier and Estudio Urbano.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: East Downtown is in the process of revitalizing its Central Avenue and Broadway Corridors with light rail and a comprehensive redevelopment strategy.

  • Yorba Linda, California: The Downtown Development Plan will guide the revitalization of Yorba Linda's traditional core with a multi-faceted program that addresses retail, housing and civic issues.

  • Azusa, California: The Azusa General Plan and Development Code transforms the City of Azusa from a typical postwar suburb of production house tracts and commercial strips into a town of distinct, compact Neighborhoods that surround a vibrant downtown.

  • Los Angeles, California: This project addresses an historically important commercial center, the large and underused Sears & Roebuck warehouse and its grounds in the Boyle Heights Neighborhood.

  • Culver City, California: Adjacent to the historic Helms Bakery complex in Culver City, Culver Crossings consolidated an amorphous area into a major Town Center.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The market and cultural objectives of Tres Torres was to generate a superior New Urbanist Neighborhood with a form familiar yet new that would appeal to the local community in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The Mercado District, an important component in the restoration of the historic core of Tucson, is a fourteen-block, seven-plaza plan that will include 800 dwellings and 500,000 square feet of commercial space.

  • Lubbock, Texas: A mixed-use town-gown district on the western edge of Texas Tech benefits both the school and the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Oakland, California: This ten-acre mixed-use Transit-Oriented Development located near Downtown Oakland will revitalize a blighted and fractured community surrounding one of Oakland’s seven BART stations.

  • Burbank, California: This plan proposes a pedestrian-friendly, 600-unit mixed-use transit village on 11 acres of land divided by the Metrolink and the Golden State Freeway.

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Alvarado Center plan repairs the damages that 1960s urban renewal brought to Albuquerque’s historic center, adding retail, housing and offices and guiding the reconstruction of the Alavardo Hotel and the Santa Fe Depot.

  • Los Alamos, New Mexico: The Los Alamos Downtown Master Plan transforms an area currently dominated by parking lots and controlled by suburban zoning into a vital, pedestrian-oriented Town Center with a new main street lined by mixed-use buildings.

  • Long Beach, California: The Long Beach Civic Center/Lincoln Park Renovation resuscitates Long Beach’s civic heart by adding 40,000 square feet of new uses and restoring the pedestrian-friendly block structure of the historic city. City

  • Claremont, California: The Pomona College Strategic Master Plan will guide growth and development of this historic 100-acre campus for the next 25 years.

  • Pasadena, California: The Polytechnic School Master Plan proposes patterns of future growth, emphasizing the definition of open space and landscape framework supported by transportation and other infrastructure improvements.

  • Doña Ana, New Mexico: The plan for the reconstruction of the historic plaza of the Village of Doña Ana offers new hope for the future of this small rural community located on the Camino Real.

  • Santa Barbara, California: The UCSB North Campus Housing Plan will guide the development of 40 acres of vacant land, creating an affordable and sustainable Neighborhood of a variety of housing types for faculty and their families.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A plan for enhancing a five-mile stretch of the Stone Avenue Corridor identifies a pivotal intersection as an urban gateway to surrounding areas and outlines a typological infill strategy to develop underused sites.

  • Santa Barbara, California: The West District Plan will guide the redevelopment of the western half of the University of California, Santa Barbara, creating a physical framework for transforming a 100-acre area currently dominated by parking fields into a traditional campus.

  • Pasadena, California: Open space, landscape, parking and built form are addressed for this 28-acre, four-city-block campus, guiding both near- and long-term growth over the next 50 years.

  • Logan Township, New Jersey: This 420-acre new town preserves 200 acres in a natural state while providing 3,000 units of housing, 200,000 square feet of retail and office space and civic buildings such as schools, a city hall and a fire station.

  • Santa Monica, California: A strategy for retrofitting, rebuilding and adding public parking in downtown Santa Monica expands the City’s Park-Once circulation pattern and creates safe, vibrant and pedestrian-friendly streets.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A model of Green Design in a desert environment, Civano New Town anticipates over 2800 households and includes strategies for conservation and preservation of native habitat on its 1,100-acre site in the Sonoran Desert.

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Inspired by the form of Southwestern cordillera villages, a single pedestrian-friendly street dominates Santa Fe Foothills, with plazas surrounded by housing at each of the site’s entrances.

  • Azusa, California: The Azusa Civic Center Master Plan outlines a strategy for enhancing and expanding the institutional heart of this East San Gabriel Valley city.

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Aldea de Santa Fe is a New Urbanist town that features the first public plaza constructed in New Mexico in more than a century.

  • El Paso, Texas: A 2,000-home, 450-acre town near El Paso, Hueco's design was based on The Laws of the Indies grid which was used extensively by the Spanish throughout the Southwest.

  • Bellflower, California: A dilapidated streetscape was revitalized with improved signage, lighting and paint, along with the removal of 1960s-era siding that revealed a beautiful art deco façade.

  • Northridge, California: The CSUN Reconstruction Master Plan creates an identity for an amorphous campus of randomly sited buildings that had been further compromised by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

  • Los Angeles, California: Playa Vista restores and preserves over 300 acres of wetlands while creating walkable Districts and Neighborhoods of courtyard housing and townhouses with small parks, schools, retail and civic facilities.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The Highland District Master Plan is a medium-density campus precinct for student residential living and other mixed uses that is being developed over a twenty-year period.

  • Los Angeles, California: The transformation of Downtown Los Angeles into a highly connected, 24-hour, living-working city is being guided by the 30-year Los Angeles Downtown Strategic Plan.

Press

  • Public Square editor Robert Steuteville interviewed Elizabeth Moule and Emily Talen on the The Charter of the New Urbanism and how it has shaped cities and towns and whether it needs to be updated.

  • Architectural Digest covers the 34th Annual Arthur Ross Awards, including Moule & Polyzoides's recognition in the Community Design/Civic Design/City Planning category.

  • From dilapidated strip to destination—the comeback story of Lancaster, California.

  • Downtown Tucson and adjacent neighborhoods appear to be roaring back to life with new investment and the rail transit connections.

  • Gillian Drummond profiles the Mercado Neighborhood project in Tucson, Arizona which survived the 2008 economic crisis and has become a key piece of an increasingly popular district.

  • Local coverage of the recently approved plan for redevelopment of the St. John's Seminary site in San Antonio, Texas which will include design services by Moule & Polyzoides.

  • The San Antonio Express-News covers approval of a plan for revitalizing the St. John's Seminary adjacent to Mission Concepción, bringing 200 apartments to the San Antonio, Texas neighborhood.

  • Local coverage of the Congress for the New Urbanism's 2014 conference in Buffalo, NY where Moule & Polyzoides' Stefanos Polyzoides presented a plan to revitalize the downtown harbor area.

  • A profile of upcoming Pasadena Playhouse District projects including the Playhouse Plaza Tower.

  • Planetizen managing editor Jonathan Nettler interviews Vinayak Bharne about the genesis of his book, what defines Asian cities and how planners need to alter their practices to engage with them.

  • "Better! Cities & Towns" writes about the Lancaster Boulevard Transformation and it's EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.

  • Kaid Benfield reports about the Moule & Polyzoides redesign of Lancaster Boulevard, which has transformed the City's downtown and how it fits with Lancaster's enlightened planning initiatives.

  • Review of "The Plazas of New Mexico" in "Buildings & Landscapes, Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum," published by the University of Minnesota Press.

  • The Congress for the New Urbanism reports that the Lancaster Boulevard Transformation received the top prize in the EPA's Smart Growth Awards for 2012.

  • Civano is a test case for New Urbanism versus sprawl. The former generates more value according to economic, environmental, and social indicators.

  • Video about the Lancaster Blvd Transformation, shown at the 2012 Smart Growth Achievement Awards ceremony.

  • Kaid Benfield blogs about the 2012 winners of the US Environmental Protection Agency's Smart Growth Achievement Awards.

  • Los Angeles Times article about the Lancaster Bouelvard Transformation receiving the EPA's National Award for Smart Growth Achievement.

  • Case study of South Pasadena's Mission Meridian Village in "Build a Better Burb / The Long Island Index"

  • Case study of Mission Meridian Village, published in Greater Greater Washington blog.

  • Rye Baerg visits Lancaster Boulevard to experience "the amazing transformation" of Lancaster's downtown and describes the street redesign as "a resounding success for businesses and residents."

  • Greg Konar, AICP visits Lancaster Boulevard for the first time in seven years to enjoy the cafes and shopping and experience the "astonishing" transformation of Lancaster Boulevard, which is now "the hottest street in Antelope Valley."

  • Princeton Alumni Weekly blog post about the publication of "The Plazas of New Mexico."

  • "Curbed LA" report about the Moule & Polyzoides design for the 145,000-square-foot commercial project planned for Pasadena's historic Playhouse District.

  • John Dutton, AIA, inverviews Stefanos Polyzoides for the "GRIDS" blog about the recently published book.

  • "New Mexico in Focus" host Gene Grant interviews "Plazas of New Mexico" collaborators Chris Wilson and Miguel Gandert for New Mexico PBS.

  • Elizabeth Moule discusses the Moule & Polyzoides New Urbanist philosophy, its sustainable practices and bridging the gap between modernity and historical traditions.

  • Los Angeles Times interview with Stefanos Polyzoides, who reflects on his early years and education, the New Urbanism, pet peeves and current projects—plus living, loving, and working with his partner, Elizabeth Moule.

  • American Bungalow magazine article about history and preservation of Gartz Court in Pasadena.

  • In this Center for Creative Land Recycling video, local residents share their own perspectives about redevelopment of Hunters Point in San Francisco.

  • American Bungalow magazine profiles Fair Oaks Court, a "stunning 21st-century version of a bungalow court."

  • Urban Land Institute article about our integrated design approach to sustainability in the LEED-Platinum Robert Redford Building for the NRDC, which included many passive strategies as well as high-tech solutions to green design.

  • Kai Ryssdal interviews Elizabeth Moule about Mission Meridian Village and the changing habits of American commuters.

  • Scripps College alumni magazine reports about the eagerly awaited opening of the Sallie Tiernan Field House.

  • A CBS news report about new signs that Americans are beginning to make big changes in where they live, what they drive and how they get to work as gas prices zoom ever higher.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports about changing housing and commuting habits of Americans, focusing on Del Mar Station.

  • New Urban News reports about how our River North District Master Plan will revitalize an underutilized 377-acre precinct and extend San Antonio's beloved Riverwalk.

  • Del Mar Station sets an example for car-free, sustainable living writes Pasadena Magazine of the innovative mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

  • An in-depth look at green buildings designed for environmental organizations, featuring a profile of the Robert Redford Building for the NRDC.

  • Harper Court: Seven Fountains is featured in this Multihousing Professional article about the revivial of Mediterranean-inspired courtyard housing.

  • A guide to form-based coding, with a forward by Stefanos Polyzoides.

  • Mercado Neighborhood, the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council and Del Mar Station Transit Village are featured in this book of exemplary urban design.

  • Ms. Magazine profiles women who have taken the lead in building sustainable places to live and work, featuring the Robert Redford Building for the NRDC and its architect, Elizabeth Moule.

  • The Los Angeles Times examines the collaboration between Creative Housing Associates and Moule & Polyzoides that led to the award-winning mixed-use TOD, Mission Meridian Village.

  • Pasadena Star News writes about the restoration of the Vista del Arroyo Bungalows.

  • Interior Design magazine profiles two of our recent courtyard housing projects and how they are changing the direction of Los Angeles housing.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports about the controversy between New Urbanist and Modernist architects stirred by the post-Hurricane Katrina charrette in Biloxi.

  • New York Times article about frustration with ever worsening traffic features Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • New York Times article about the national charrette that provided emergency urban design services for the reconstruction of Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

  • Los Angeles Times article about the revival of courtyard housing, focusing on Harper Court: Seven Fountains.

  • New Urban News article about South Pasadena's Mission Meridian Village which the author calls one of the "most striking examples of dense mixed-use development along the Los Angeles region's expanding network of light-rail lines."

  • Period Homes article about two of our courtyard housing projects in Southern California that are “proving the renewed vitality of the form.”

  • The Planning Report interviews Stefanos Polyzoides about the opportunities that the Los Angeles region faces.

  • AirTalk's Larry Mantle discusses New Urbanism with Stefanos Polyzoides, Ventura City Manager Rick Cole and Creative Housing Associates President Michael Dieden.

  • Residential Architect magazine writes about Harper Court: Seven Fountains.

  • Terrain.org interview with Stefanos Polyzoides that ranges from New Urbanist philosophy to the Community of Civano, Del Mar Station, desert urbanism and the architecture of place.

  • The Pasadena Star-News discusses New Urbanism, the future growth of Pasadena, and the work of Moule & Polyzoides with the firm’s partners on the occasion of CNU XIII: The Polycentric City, which was held in Pasadena.

  • Coastal Living magazine profiles the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • Civano resident writes in Terrain.org of his frustration and disappointment that the Civano developer abandoned the project’s original vision of creating a resource-efficient, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use community.

  • Princeton Alumni Weekly reports on the efforts of Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides to reform the urbanism of the Los Angeles metropolis and to reconnect the city with its history.

  • Weekend America interview with Elizabeth Moule as she tours the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • Los Angeles needs thoughtful urbanists such as Moule & Polyzoides, not insensitive starchitects, writes Gloria Ohland in the LA Weekly.

  • Pasadena Star-News reports about the plans to rehabilitate the Vista del Arroyo bungalows.

  • Los Angeles Times article about transit villages in Southern California, featuring Mission Meridian Village.

  • Grist reports about the opening of the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • The "green from top to bottom" Robert Redford Building the the NRDC is profiled on its opening day by the Los Angeles Times.

  • KCRW's Warren Olney reports on the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • New York Times article about the opening of the Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

  • Architecture Magazine interview with Stefanos Polyzoides about anti-sprawl development.

  • Report from the Council on the New Urbanism, focusing on style and codes. Features three Moule & Polyzoides projects: Los Alamos Downtown Master Plan, King City Downtown Addition & Eastern Extension Specific Plan and Stone Avenue/Speedway Boulevard Gateway Project.

  • New Urban News article about the revitalization of Downtown Albuquerque, featuring Alvarado Center.

  • Pasadena Star-News article about the rehabilitation of the Vista del Arroyo Bungalows.

  • Architecture Week article about Moule & Polyzoides courtyard housing projects in Southern California, featuring Mission Meridian Village and Harper Court: Seven Fountains.

  • Pasadena Weekly article about Del Mar Station Transit Village.

  • The Town Paper article about Harper Court: Seven Fountains, Los Angeles’ first courtyard complex in 70 years.

  • Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design article about courtyard housing in Southern California, featuring three of our projects

  • Report from the Council on the New Urbanism, focusing on urban infill development. Features three Moule & Polyzoides projects: Del Mar Station Transit Village, Mission Meridian Village and UCLA SW Campus Graduate Student Housing. Includes two essays by Stefanos Polyzoides: "Housing Fabric as Town Form" and "The Plazas of New Mexico."

  • Los Angeles Magazine article about Harper Court: Seven Fountains.

  • An article in Grid about a new form of real estate financing that underwrites innovative forms of development such as the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor.

  • New Urban News article about the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor project.

  • Los Angeles Times article profiling the partners and the philosophy behind their practice.

  • John Dutton's book explores how many American architects have reclaimed urban and suburban land development as an important, contemporary architectural issue. Included are critiques of Alvarado Center, Hueco New Town, Civano, Los Angeles Downtown Strategic Plan and Playa Vista.

  • Report of the First Council of the CNU, including articles about Civano New Town.

  • Places article by Todd Bressi about Alvarado Center in Albuquerque.

  • Catalog published in conjunction with the exhibition, Dynamic City, presented at the Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage in Brussels, Belgium (in French).

  • Wall Street Journal article about the East Downtown Broadway Central Corridor project, which revitalizes an important downtown neighborhood in Albuquerque.

  • A Terrain.org case study of Civano New Town, the sustainable community designed by Moule & Polyzoides just outside of Tucson, Arizona.

  • An exploration of how and why twentieth-century architecture has contributed to environmental degradation. Case studies, including the University of Arizona Highland District Master Plan, provide guidelines for ameliorating such abuse.

  • Catalog to the 1994 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which included Playa Vista and the Los Angeles Downtown Strategic Plan.

  • A survey of Los Angeles' most provocative buildings and landmarks, with an architectural analysis of the entire period of the city's development. Includes contextual discussion of several Moule & Polyzoides projects: Pomona College Harwood-Lyon Court, Beverly Hills Golden Triangle Enhancement, Los Angeles Downtown Strategic Plan and Playa Vista.

  • A guide to the New Urbanism, with case studies of many pioneering projects, including three by Moule & Polyzoides: Playa Vista, University of Arizona Highland District Master Plan and the Los Angeles Downtown Strategic Plan.

  • L.A. Architect article by Peter Deveraux about Playa Vista project.

Talks

  • Stefanos’s keynote at Makeover Montgomery 3: Balancing Change in America’s Suburbs addressed how the rich array of historic American urban housing types can be used to build the kinds of distinguished urban places that our society needs in order to grow and to prosper.

  • A presentation of key principles of town-center and transit-oriented design, followed by a crit on work under way in the core of Yanchep New Town.

  • Stefanos delivered a lecture on the design of urban right-of–ways, drawing on a number of recent Moule & Polyzoides projects.

  • A series of lectures on the urban and architectural design of town centers during the annual executive course on retail organized by Robert Gibbs at Harvard University.

  • Stefanos delivered the keynote presentation at CNU 22 about the CNU-sponsored study undertaken by Moule & Polyzoides to convert Buffalo's Inner Harbor Freeway into a boulevard while transforming the surrounding 400 acres fronting Lake Erie into a series of new neighborhoods and districts.

  • This keynote described the economic benefits of utilizing new urbanist architectural and urbanist principles on projects at the scale of the building, the street and the block.

  • A presentation that focused on the key principles the Charter of the New Urbanism, and their application to some of our recent neighborhood and district- scale projects in the Republic of Panama.

  • Stefanos explored the great urban fabric of Los Angeles in a presentation at the Southern California Traditional Building Conference.

  • Stefanos presented four sessions at Robert Gibbs's acclaimed Harvard GSD Executive Education course: "Urban Retail: A Historical Survey of Its Architecture and Urbanism," "Old Town Pasadena: A Town Center and Its Constituent Parts," "Housing Design in the Context of Town Centers," and "Form Based Codes and Town Center Design."

  • Stefanos Polyzoides and Vinayak Bharne were featured speakers and panelists at a colloquium presented by the Los Angeles Region Planning History Group that focused on the urban block.

  • Stefanos spoke about the unique role of the street and the block in the urban landscape at the International Seminar on Architecture in the Age of Austerity in Madrid and served on the jury for the associated Prix Rafael Manzano Martos.

  • Stefanos spoke at the International Seminar on Architecture in the Age of Austerity in Madrid last June about the unique role of the street and the block in the urban landscape.

  • Elizabeth Moule & Stefanos Polyzoides joined other world-renowned urban design theorists and practitioners to investigate the nexus of social life and urban form at the Stockholm One-Day Seminar & Debates on Placemaking and New Urbanism.

  • Stefanos conducted a session at the CNU-A workshop for Eco El Paso, focusing on how traditional urbanism, when applied to different regions and specifically to the American Desert Southwest, can produce memorable living places in balance with nature.

  • Stefanos Polyzoides spoke to the Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Association about form-based codes and how such planning tools can help guide thoughtful development that will preserve and protect Pasadena's valuable historic, architectural and cultural resources.

  • Director of Design Vinayak Bharne moderated a panel that addressed issues related to transit-oriented development and density, including appropriate design for TOD, fostering community support and the market realities of higher density construction costs.

  • In conjunction with the publication of "Planning Los Angeles," Director of Design Vinayak Bharne and other contributors to the book participated in a colloquium at the Huntington Library that explored aspects of Los Angeles architecture and urbanism.

  • Director of Design Vinayak Bharne spoke about the recent work of Moule & Polyzoides as part of USC's "Future of Sustainable Cities" Urban Growth Seminar series.

  • At CNU 19, Stefanos Polyzoides discussed TOD as an idea about neighborhood- and district-making.

  • At CNU 19, Elizabeth Moule discussed how the principles of New Urbanism are adapted to international projects, focusing on current Moule & Polyzoides work in Mauritius.

  • Steve Mouzon interviews Stefanos Polyzoides at CNU 19 in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • At CNU 19, Stefanos Polyzoides discussed ways in which New Urbanism addresses the philosophical challenges within and outside of the movement.

  • Director of Design Vinayak Bharne discussed Mission Meridian Village and Del Mar Station at the 2011 Urban Land Institute TOD Summit in Pasadena, California

  • Lecture and guided tour led by Director of Design Vinayak Bharne on the transit-oriented development potentials along the Metro Gold Line stations in East Los Angeles.

  • Presentation and panel discussion at CNU 18 by Director of Design Vinayak Bharne on design strategies and planning tools that integrate agriculture and urbanism.

  • Stefanos Polyzoides addressed a group of civic leaders and design and development professionals in Fresno at the "Making Transit-Oriented Development a Reality in the San Joaquin Valley" conference.

  • Senior Associate David Thurman spoke at the "Sustainability and the Environment: The Original Green" conference held at the University of Notre Dame, School of Architecture.

  • Presentation by Vinayak Bharne at the American Planning Association California Chapter Conference.

  • A community conversation on growth, development and planning sponsored by One Pasadena.

  • Presentation by Stefanos Polyzoides at CNU XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis

  • Presentation by Elizabeth Moule at CNU XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis

  • Presentation by Stefanos Polyzoides at CNU XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis

  • Presentation at the Institute of World Culture, Santa Barbara, California.

  • Presentation by Associate David Thurman at the Society for College and University Planning, Pacific Regional Symposium, Los Angeles

  • Presentation by Stefanos Polyzoides to AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter, Pasadena California

  • Discussion about green design and planning, from the scale of the building to the metropolitan region.

  • Presentation at Congress for New Urbanism XIII, Pasadena California

  • Presentation at Congress for New Urbanism XIII, Pasadena, California

  • Presentation at Congress for New Urbanism XIII, Pasadena California

  • Presentation about the history of Los Angeles architecture and urbanism at CNU XIII, Pasadena California

  • Lecture and tour led by Director of Design Vinayak Bhane on recent mid-density housing projects in Los Angeles; CNU XIII, Pasadena California

  • Panel/tour of two Moule & Polyzoides TOD projects in the Los Angeles area by Associate Michale Bohn for the Urban Land Institute.

  • Associate Alan Loomis participated in panel discussion about form-based codes and transit-oriented development at Rail~Volution, Los Angeles.

  • Discussion of transit and housing by Stefanos Polyzoides at American Planning Association / Los Angeles

  • Presentation about the future of Pasadena at a symposium sponsored by the Office of Council Member Steve Madison, City of Pasadena, California

  • Lecture about noted Southern California architect Wallace Neff at the Gamble House in Pasadena

  • Lecture at Latino New Urbanism Conference, Los Angeles

  • Seminar at California American Planning Association Conference, Santa Barbara, California

  • Seminar sponsored by Moule & Polyzoides and Crawford Multari & Clark Associates

  • Lecture for City of South Bend, South Bend, Indiana

  • Lecture to AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter

  • Panel at “Plan Diego,” American Planning Association Conference, San Diego

  • Lecture at Southern California Planning Congress

  • Lecture at US Green Building Council, Los Angeles Chapter

  • Lecture at University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning and Development, “Planning the Post-Sprawl Era” conference.

Thoughts

  • Pasadena, California's Bennett Plan is a rare and unique national cultural monument, one of a dozen or so Civic Centers in the United States executed under the principles of Beaux Arts Planning and Design.

  • Presentation to the Planning & Design Commission about the YWCA / Kimpton Hotel in Pasadena's historic civic center.

  • In a video address to the Board of Directors of our Provence Midtown client in Zhengzhou, China, Stefanos Polyzoides discusses the principles of the New Urbanism and how they are specifically applied to the project.

  • In 2011, George J. Moreno & Partners and Moule & Polyzoides joined professional forces to provide urbanist and architectural services to Panamanian clients and have now completed over a dozen projects together.

  • The Rambla is a multimodal thoroughfare type, distinguished by a large and central pedestrian island, limited carriageways and a monumental streetscape.

  • In-depth analysis of Les Rambles and La Rambla Catalunya in Barcelona.

  • Stefanos Polyzoides gave a keynote speech at the Re:Street Conference which explored the new science of streets and the form of the future city.

  • Elizabeth Moule & Stefanos Polyzoides joined other world-renowned urban design theorists and practitioners to investigate the nexus of social life and urban form at the Stockholm One-Day Seminar & Debates on Placemaking and New Urbanism.

  • Introduction to the forthcoming book by José Antonio Pérez examining the patio houses of Lagos de Moreno in Jalisco, Mexico.

  • Director of Design Vinayak Bharne has edited this collection of twenty-four scholarly essays, including four of his own, that surveys the multifarious urbanities and urbanisms that constitute the Asian urban landscape.

  • Final presentation to the Al Jamea tus Saifiyah competition jury for the master plan of their campus in Nairobi.

  • An analysis of how Quincy Place would fit into the fabric of Seaside.

  • Stefanos Polyzoides discusses housing design in the context of neighborhoods, with Mission Meridian Village in South Pasadena as his backdrop.

  • An analysis of the damaging consequences that the Modernist movement has had on our cities, with a call for a New Urbanist-based approach to housing.

  • This landmark volume documents the urban history of the State of New Mexico, one of the most architecturally distinguished places in the United States.

  • A casual observation of the American landscape instantly conveys the contributions of the retail trade to making urban places beautiful, prosperous and livable.

  • Throughout human history, people have settled the land based on two fundamental desires, to be both in motion and in place.

  • Density is a planning metric that describes the spatial and physical dimensions of crowding in human settlements.

  • The New Campus and Village at Cañada Larga for the Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, California incorporates a comprehensive sustainability strategy in both planning and architecture.

  • In addition to housing new classrooms and faculty offices, New College stipulated that their new academic center be both an exceptionally sustainable structure as well as a comfortable refuge during Florida’s tropical storms.

  • A pedestrian-oriented and Neighborhood-based Urbanism, fully integrated with offices, stores, parks and civic buildings and linked with public transit systems, is inherent to a truly sustainable Urbanism.

  • A set of operating principles for human settlement that reestablishes the relationship between the art of building, the making of community and the conservation of our natural world.

  • Foreword to Form-Based Codes: A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers by Daniel G. Parolek, AIA, Karen Parolek and Paul C. Crawford, FAICP (Wiley 2008)

  • The Southeast Area Master Plan in Visalia, California incorporates a comprehensive sustainability strategy in both planning and architecture.

  • Since its founding in 1781, our great city, El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula, has been visioned, designed and built four times. However, with each successive layer of its development razed and little of the cumulative evidence remaining, the myth has flourished that Los Angeles has no history.

  • Beginning in the early 1990s, the planning and development culture of Southern California began to shift away from sprawl. This was not accomplished by a sudden reversal of citizen attitudes, political climates and professional practices. It was instead induced by a variety of trends, slowly and steadily leading the region toward a more positive view of its culture, its livability prospects and its financial outlook.

  • The American campus-making tradition is an invaluable source of coherence, the source of many wondrous future projects, and a guarantee for the survival of the American university as an institution of coherence and meaning.

  • The form of the New Urbanism is realized by the deliberate assembly of streets, blocks and buildings.

  • A analysis of Tucson's early history and the wanton destruction to the city brought about by misguided urban renewal.

  • Introduction to the 2003 Seaside Prize

  • Traditional Elements of a California Architecture & Urbanism

  • In the work of the New Urbanism, we start with the premise that buildings and the space between (streets and squares) must be a balanced ensemble of pavement, streetwalls, green and building walls.

  • The suggestion has been made that this gathering be called The Seaside Tapes, giving appropriate remembrance and credit to ‘The Charlottesville Tapes’ meeting of fifteen years ago in Virginia.

  • A critique of the New Urbanism with introductions by Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides.

  • The history of public housing in our country is filled with noble intentions, as it is littered with the unintended consequences of public policy.

  • The idea of the plaza in human history is born and developed under a number of different impulses: an expression of the power of the state to define a place for public life, through a singular, monumental architectural enclosure.

  • If I were a young architect, I would find it daunting to access the values supporting the practice of a contemporary Architecture.

  • Concentrations of civic, institutional, and commercial activity should be embedded in neighborhoods and districts, not isolated in remote, single-use complexes.

  • The charrette is a method of planning, which we have adopted and developed to support our traditional planning practice.

  • Sprawl builders and developers call them ‘product’.

  • The foundational text of the Congress for the New Urbanism, which advocates the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions.

  • Conventional zoning was meant to promote the health and prosperity of the public by regulating zones of exclusive use; in practice, however, appropriate use became much less important than the entitled amount of gross usable space and the physical envelopes of buildings.

  • A lecture given by Elizabeth Moule at the Seaside Institute, which includes a brief account of the drafting of the Charter of the New Urbanism and a discussion of the values that inform it.

  • Downtown Los Angeles has been the historic center of the Southern California region since its inception and Bunker Hill one of its pivotal constituent parts. The development and redevelopment of Bunker Hill in the last one hundred-odd years, provides a special opportunity to observe the process through which the Architecture and Urbanism of Los Angeles was developed during various phases of the city's growth.

  • Exhibition at Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1994

  • A document expressing the social ideals of the New Urbanism as they relate to the rights of communities and the people that live in them.

  • Stefanos Polyzoides, with Roger Sherwood and James Tice, documents the historical, technical, and cultural forces that shaped the development of this distinctive West Coast building type.

  • Exhibition at Lang Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 1992

  • In 1991, the Local Government Commission, a private nonprofit group in Sacramento, invited architects Peter Calthorpe, Michael Corbett, Andrés Duany, Elizabeth Moule, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Stefanos Polyzoides and Daniel Solomon to develop a set of community principles for land use planning. Named the Ahwahnee Principles (after Yosemite National Park's Ahwahnee Hotel), the commission presented the principles to about one hundred government officials in the fall of 1991, at its first Yosemite Conference for Local Elected Officials. Many of these principles were incorporated into the Charter of the New Urbanism.

  • Catalog and exhibition at Huntington Library, San Marino, California

  • Exhibition at Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

  • Exhibition at Ministerio de Obras Publicas Gallery, Madrid; Colegio de Arquitectos, Barcelona; Schindler House Gallery, Los Angeles, California

  • Exhibition at Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

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