Inspiration From Tijuana


The New York Times' architecture critic, Nicolai Ourosoff, has diverged from his building profile in his latest article: he interviews an architect. And, one of our favorite architects, Teddy Cruz, who we first learned about when we heard him give a brilliant lecture at the Architecture League in 2001 when he was selected to be a Young Architect. At the time, his lecture, though brilliantly researched, seemed hopelessly idealistic. Did he know that he'd have to have the building codes changed to accomplish what he was proposing? Apparently, he did:

The San Diego City Council approved the development plan last year, and Mr. Cruz expects the zoning changes to go through this fall. Planners hope to begin construction next year.


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