Roto works: stillpoints

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Rizzoli International, 2006 - Architecture - 239 pages
Since founding RoTo Architecture in 1991, Michael Rotondi and Clark Stevens have demonstrated that the applications of vibrant avant-garde style can be both wide-ranging and successful. The presumptive post-Frank Gehry flag bearer of L.A. modernism, Roto has earned international recognition for its expertise in community planning in rural areas, city parks, and on campuses. Featuring essays by architecture critic Mildred Friedman and design theorist Michael Benedikt, RoTo Architecture illustrates the breadth and depth of the firm's commissions, including a memorial for the L.A. Fire Department, an experimental theater complex in La Jolla, California, a large Buddhist stupa in Santa Cruz, California, and a city planning project in Louisville, Kentucky, where a seventy-acre industrial site was transformed into an extension of the city's center. RoTo Architecture is a testament to the grace and imagination with which Rotondi consistently meets his disparate clients' demand for cutting-edge designs that are sound and skillful.

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Michael Rotondi was a founding partner of Morphosis and served for ten years as the director of SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture).Michael Benedikt is a professor of architecture at Arizona State University and at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture). Mildred Friedman is the editor of Rizzoli's The Architecture of Frank Gehry and Gehry Talks.Clark Stevens leads the design and planning effort for Roto Architecture's conservation projects from his base in Montana.

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