I have lived in Downtown LA for over 6 years. During that time, I have documented the ongoing changes and gentrification through thousands of photos. As one of the foremost experts on Downtown Los Angeles architecture, many often ask me for recommendations on the newest & hippest places to go. While I keep a mental list of my usual go-tos, I’ve never found the time to make a definitive list. Luckily, I don’t need to.
Last week, I was in San Francisco shooting a project for one of my favorite clients. I decided to stay through the weekend and do an update on some of the biggest projects happening in the city. Below are a few of the highlights, but I encourage you to click through to my Flickr page where I have uploaded over 100 various shots from San Francisco and Oakland.
Last week, I was in San Francisco for a quick job. I usually visit two to three times a year to visit friends, eat, and leisurely explore. Since my schedule has been packed lately, I only had about 40 hours to complete the job and trek around the city. Most of my focus was on new projects and construction (particularly on Salesforce Tower, which is insane) but I also took some time to visit my favorite spots like City Hall and Financial District.
Ray Kappe has had a legendary career as a master architect, planner, and educator spanning over the last seven decades. From founding world-renowned architecture school, SCI-Arc, to building over 100 custom modernist homes throughout Southern California (including his own iconic Pacific Palisades residence), it’s not hard to see why he has received international acclaim.
Last year, the LA Business Journal debuted their signature annual publication: the Los Angeles 500. The comprehensive list features people who have impacted Los Angeles through civic leadership, education, real estate, entertainment, finance, arts, and more.
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