Southern California houses (no pun intended) an extraordinary array of contemporary architects. In the new book, “Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century,” nine of the 50 international architecture firms profiled are located right here in Los Angeles.
These unparalleled firms include: Ball Nogues; Baumgarten-Urlu; Freehand Buck; John Friedman Alice Kimm; Minarc; Johnston Marklee; P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S; Patrick Tighe; and Tim Durfee Studio. Those represented in “Fifty Under Fifty” are innovators of our time.
After a world-wide search of top firms, lead author Beverly Russell, along with Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen, assembled a unique body of work; all partners in these firms are 50 years old or under, and represent a forward-thinking generation of creative practitioners, aware of global issues that urgently need solutions through imaginative design. These innovators share their desires for exponential learning; designs are illuminated with full-color photography and detailed illustrations, helping to showcase the innovators’ individual curiosities, imaginations, and talents. This material shows how they bridge disciplines, respect cultural norms, respond to human needs regardless of costs, and how they adopt team transparency in their passion to create and solve problems with a clear mission.
Significantly, a quarter of these innovators are women, representing the elevated leadership of women in architecture and design. Reports Architectural Digest: “A truly impressive group that represents five continents and 19 countries.” www.ImagesPublishing.com
Main image courtesy of Baumgartner + Urlu.