Pavillon Dans Les Arbres

Process oriented narrative about the recently-completed Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area Visitors’ Center in California’s San Bernardino Mountains, designed by Los Angeles-based architectural firm Touraine Richmond Architects. Surrounded by native Sycamore trees, the 3,000 square foot building complements other park improvements. With minimal impact to its existing landscape, the intent of their self-sustaining building design… Continue Reading

A Plea For Modernism

Prior to its destruction in June 2011, the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School served the historic New Orleans African-American neighborhood of Tremé since it opened in 1955. Celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design – the structure had sustained moderate damage during the storms and levee breach of 2005. DOCOMOMO Louisiana advocated for its restoration… Continue Reading

A Necessary Ruin

[Evan Mather’s] riveting new documentary A Necessary Ruin … manages not only to make engineering sexy and preservation politics compelling, but succinctly tells the tale of one of the most tragic architectural plunderings in recent memory. – The Architect’s Newspaper Upon its completion in October 1958, the Union Tank Car Dome, located north of Baton… Continue Reading

Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects commissioned AHBE to create this three-minute long video that highlights the sustainable technologies used in the design and construction of the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure. The video – subtitled “A Sustainable Response to an Urban Challenge: Transforming the Parking Structure” – will play continuously at the National Building Museum… Continue Reading


Commissioned by the Santa Monica-based architectural and planning firm Moore Ruble Yudell Architects, this presention video was created to promote a Master Plan for the Grangegorman Development Agency in Dublin, Ireland.