Christopher Hawthorne

Chief Design Officer, Mayor's Office, City of Los Angeles; former architecture critic at the 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.

Christopher Hawthorne on KCRW

Would you choose to rent or own a condo in a multifamily building, or own a single family home?

Redesigning the California dream

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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

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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.

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