In the 1970s, lapels were wide, fabrics were synthetic, and architectural features like oddly shaped windows and concrete panels suggested that George Jetson designed buildings from behind his atomic-powered drafting table.
In 1966, shortly before this rocket ride from traditional to “far out” in architectural design, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). A little more than 50 years old now, the NHPA has cultivated an equal share of supporters and detractors.
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
These words from the famous novel A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, by Norman Maclean, strike a chord in all of us. We cannot help but lose ourselves in nature. We are drawn to open spaces as moths are drawn to a flame.
Pasadena, Calif. — SWCA has secured 7,773 square feet of office and laboratory space at 51 West Dayton in Pasadena, California, for expansion and relocation of its California-Pacific regional headquarters. The 1890s building, once a livery stable, has been seismically retrofitted and comprehensively updated for creative and professional services.