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The designers of the planned NFL stadium are aiming for more than just football; they envision a sports arena-centered urban utopia with housing, parks, shops and a lake. But critics wonder how it will impact the rest of city. Kali Nikitas, Erin Aubry Kaplan and Inglewood Mayor James Butts discuss gentrification, public engagement and. . . Trader Joe's. Plus, the Sturges House in Brentwood Heights has a pedigree that includes both Frank Lloyd Wright and John Lautner. Now it is up for sale.

Photo: HKS Architects 

What Kind of Change Will the NFL Stadium Bring to Inglewood? 18 MIN, 46 SEC

Over 250 people are working on the design of the new NFL stadium and its surroundings. DnA talked with just a few of the people shaping the ambitious project: developers Chris Meany and Gerard McCallum, architects Mark Williams and Lance Evans, and landscape architect Kush Parekh.

The stadium, with its performing arts center, shops and public spaces, is intended to provide far more for Inglewood than simply football.

The new NFL Stadium for Inglewood viewed from across a lake that will be part of the landscape design.
Image courtesy HKS Architects.

But some in Inglewood question the impact it will have on the city’s mostly black and Latino residents. DnA talks traffic, the approval process, gentrification -- and Trader Joe’s -- with Kali Nikitas, the city’s Arts Commissioner-at-large, Erin Aubry Kaplan, an Inglewood-based journalist, and James Butts, the city’s hard-charging mayor.

Chris Meany, Wilson Meany
Gerard McCallum, Wilson Meany (@WilsonMeany)
Mark Williams, HKS Architects
Lance Evans, HKS Architects
Kush Parekh, Mia Lehrer + Associates
Kali Nikitas, City of Inglewood / Otis College of Art and Design (@knikitas)
Erin Aubry Kaplan, KCET / Los Angeles Times
James Butts, City of Inglewood

Kaplan: Can Inglewood survive the NFL and gentrification?
Christopher Hawthorne discusses the design of the stadium

The Sturges House Goes Up for Bids 7 MIN, 34 SEC

A 1,200-square-foot Brentwood home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, and built under the supervision of John Lautner, will be auctioned off on February 21. DnA talks to Los Angeles Modern Auctions founder Peter Loughrey. The first item he sold, 24 years ago: a Frank Lloyd Wright window. Now he’s getting to sell an entire house by the famed architect.

The music that concluded the segment about the Sturges House was from Light Screens (2002) a composition scored for flute, violin, viola, piano, and cello by Andrew Norman. It was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass window designs, which the architect termed "light screens." 

Peter Loughrey, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (@LAModernAuction)

CurbedLA on the sale
LAMA press release about the Sturges House
Sotheby’s press release about the Sturges House

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