San Diego Symphony’s New Outdoor Music Destination, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park

A permanent, design-forward landmark within the city’s waterfront Embarcadero

The first permanent outdoor venue in the San Diego Symphony‘s illustrious, 100-year history, The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park will welcome guests for the first time tomorrow, 6 August. Situated on 3.7 acres, with 360-degree views of downtown, the marina and the bay, the stunning destination was designed by Greg Mueller, CEO and principal of San Diego-based firm Tucker Sadler Architects, with London’s Soundforms contributing performance …

Black Architects’ History of “Immeasurable Impact” on New Orleans

“Before the Civil War,” Architectural Digest reports, “New Orleans had the largest group of free people of color in the United States.” Though they have largely been omitted from history books, this persevering, prosperous group of citizens contributed substantially to the architectural development and present-day identity of the city—influencing stucco Creole cottages and larger town houses, which are still visible. Today, the Free People of Color …

Word of Mouth: Scottsdale

Architectural wonders, dining concepts, expeditions in the sky and hikes across the desert landscape

Settled in a picturesque portion of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona‘s sunny days and year-round warmth have attracted visitors (and transplants) for decades now. Though its reputation may be wrapped up in its award-winning golf courses, Scottsdale excels in many other alluring areas. Its dynamic, international food scene continues to advance. Notable design hotels now pop up in various neighborhoods. And, among the exquisite natural …