Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Coding Modernism

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The Charter of the New Urbanism is deliberately style-neutral regarding architecture:  “Individual architectural projects should be seamlessly linked to their surroundings. This issue transcends style.”  What does this mean for specific projects?  In particular, how can the modernist emphasis on individuality and creativity be reconciled with the need for a coherent public realm?  Three of New Urbanism’s most articulate theorists and practitioners discuss how codes can permit diversity of stylistic expression, while preserving a functional public realm and quality of place.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 00:00

Neal Payton

Neal Payton is a Principal at Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc. where he created and directs the 20-person West Coast office in Los Angeles. Before arriving in California, he co-directed Torti Gallas’s Urban Design efforts in their Silver Spring, Maryland office. Often called upon to work on politically sensitive sites, including multi-ethnic or racially diverse neighborhoods, Mr. Payton has led over 50 community design charrettes and participated in over 100. In every case, the effort is to engage the community with an understanding of both the reality of the present and possibilities for the future.

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