Christopher Hawthorne

Chief design officer for LA City Hall; Los Angeles Times

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Architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times and Adjunct Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy at Occidental College; creator of the on-going speaker series "Third Los Angeles," celebrating what he calls the city's profound reinvention.

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"L.A. Lights the Way" is a contest that calls for a new streetlight to replace the utilitarian standard street light pole currently installed in many areas in LA.

An LA design competition to light up the night

"L.A. Lights the Way" is a contest that calls for a new streetlight to replace the utilitarian standard street light pole currently installed in many areas in LA.

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In the boom years of the last century, Los Angeles developed homes that were specific to the region, the culture and the economy.

"5 over 2": Rethinking the box

In the boom years of the last century, Los Angeles developed homes that were specific to the region, the culture and the economy.

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Longtime Los Angeles Times architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne has left the paper to take a new position, at the invitation of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, of Chief Design…

LA gets its first-ever chief design officer

Longtime Los Angeles Times architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne has left the paper to take a new position, at the invitation of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, of Chief Design…

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