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Mid Century Modern in Los Angeles

by Andrew Dolan

At the end of January, I had the pleasure of going to visit one of my favorite cities, which in my opinion, gets a bad reputation. I love Los Angeles for several reasons, one of which is its diverse topography. Los Angeles consists of a massive desert sprawl of often bizarre and random architecture, fertile hills popul... Read More


Animal and Architecture, Part I

by Louis Lin

For a lot of us, pets are an inseparable part of our lives. Their existence is integral to not only our daily routine but also our living space. For most people, to make a space accommodate the needs of animals seems somewhat of an indulgent idea. The difficulty partially lies in the paucity of information on the kinds... Read More


Collecting Glass Insulators

by Ross Padluck

I’ve been collecting insulators for a very long time - enough to put together a collection that has slowly taken over the house. Glass insulators were developed in the nineteenth century to insulate electrical and telegraph wires from poles.The Hemingray Glass Company produced the majority of North American Insulator... Read More


March Material Madness

by Elizabeth Sesser

I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight a few materials that we love for this week’s journal entry. As we are a part of so many different styles of projects taking place all over the country, we are always looking for new materials to enhance our spaces. These next three are finds that we have been able to... Read More


Chelsea Flower Market

by Patricia Cassidy

Lately, I find myself shopping for flowers at the Chelsea Flower Market for various reasons. Between photo shoots, events at the office, and putting the final touches on a home, I am constantly shopping and styling new arrangements. I often find myself browsing at the flower market, looking for the best that the season ... Read More


The Pen is Mightier

by Yi Huang

Oftentimes in our office, we talk about the degree in which our clients and consultants understand our drawings.  We have clients/consultants that have extensive experience in building/architecture and read drawings as well as the architects who produce them.  We also work with people that will mistake our ann... Read More


James R. Browning Building

by Tyler Velten

Last May, the San Francisco studio took a break from our desks and traveled two blocks north on Seventh Street to visit the James R. Browning United States Court of Appeals Building, headquarters of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Completed in 1905, the design supervised by Treasury architect James Knox Taylor is a... Read More


Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer

by Ashley Walton

This past weekend I wandered through Central Park to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see a special exhibit I had been dying to see for months- Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, or more commonly known simply by his first name Michelangelo (1475-1564), was co... Read More



by Molly Denver

One of my roles here at Ike Kligerman Barkley is to set up educational opportunities. In addition to just wanting to learn and needing to stay abreast of developments in our field, those of us with architectural licenses have a continuing education requirement for every license we hold. Additionally, those of us that ar... Read More


Australian Modernism – Robin Boyd and My Grandparents’ ‘Peninsula I’ Home

by Doug Crisp

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in some architectural detective work, located on the other side of the globe in my hometown of Melbourne, Australia.The Robin Boyd Foundation, which represents one of Australia’s greatest architects, was compiling an exhibition and map database of his work for display at t... Read More



by Margie Lavender

I’ve long had a fascination with social insects, species that live in colonies, manifest group integration, division of labor, and overlap of generations. It all started with the book The Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration, an intriguing read about the cooperation and communication of th... Read More



by Dora Dmitriev

Over the holiday break I took a trip to Pittsburgh, PA to visit my friend. The freezing temperatures made exploring Pittsburgh unpleasant, so we tried to stay indoors as much as possible. However, one outdoor attraction made bearing the cold worthwhile. Hug Robot at Randyland entranceWithin an average looking neig... Read More