The February issue of Civil Engineering Magazine features Hodgetts + Fung’s current project, the Robert Frost Auditorium located at Culver City High School. “The auditorium is ‘one of the most astonishing structures in all of Southern California,’ Hodgetts states.” Hodgetts + Fung’s design for the old Frost Auditorium meets the demands of a new generation while respecting the legacy of this historic and iconic venue. Contact the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) directly to get your copy of the issue.
The latest issue of KINDER Journal features Punchout, Principal Craig Hodgetts' answer to economical and sustainable furniture design. Originally conceived in 1973 as a line of chairs and tables for children and adults, Punchout offers a low-cost, fun and transportable line of furniture. The current issue also explores the history of cardboard as a sustainable, durable and cost effective material for the construction of various children’s items, such as children's board books and the baby box developed by the Finnish government in the 1930s.
Nearly half a century ago, Craig Hodgetts & Lester Walker developed the idea behind Landliner, which Hodgetts imagined to be "a way of meeting demands of urban sprawl." Today, we find the spirit of that idea animating China's Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), commonly known as the Straddle Bus.
Earlier this month, Hodgetts + Fung Principal Architect, Craig Hodgetts was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times to discuss Landliner, China's version and the inspiration behind his original design pictured here.
Construction begins on the iconic Robert Frost Auditorium in
Culver City. The project will preserve the original structure, designed by
Flewelling & Moody, while adding a double-height black box theater and
enhancing the back-of-house facilities with a full complement of theater
equipment. The H+F design team embraced the challenge of preserving the thin
shell structure—a concrete roof that spans 400 feet and is only four inches
Built in 1963, pictured here and photographed by Julius Schulman, the Frost Auditorium appeared in sci-fi movies such as Gattaca and Woody Allen’s 1973 Sleeper, and hosted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Hodgetts + Fung’s Jesuit High School Chapel project in Sacramento is featured in the November issue of Architect Magazine, which includes an interview with Ming Fung and Craig Hodgetts detailing the design process that lead to the realization of the chapel. Craig Hodgetts says of the process, “For us, it was very stimulating. We weren't frustrated by it not being a straightforward design process. Every little bit added richness to the final solution.”
The chapel was completed in September of this year.
Read the full interview and see images of the chapel in Architect Magazine.