Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Children's Museum

The Children's Museum
Photo ©Darren Bradley
I recently did a blog post on San Diego's new Central Library, which was designed by Rob Wellington Quigley. Quigley is one of San Diego's most renowned architects and has done a lot to shape the fabric of our built environment. I had the opportunity to shoot this museum a couple of years ago, so thought I'd put up some of those photos here. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mandel Weiss Forum

Mandel Weiss Forum
Photo ©Darren Bradley

Seems like I've been spending a lot of time at UCSD this year, so apologies for that. But I've had several commissions on the campus. And there's such a rich modernist architectural heritage there, it's really a never-ending source of inspiration for me. So when I'm there for whatever reason, I also often stop by somewhere else on campus for a quick side trip. This was the case for Muir College. And it's also the reason for these shots of the theater district. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Muir College: A Concrete Jungle… errr… Forest

Muir College buildings by Robert Mosher (1969). Photo ©Darren Bradley

The design of Muir College was inspired by Yosemite and the great redwood forests of northern California. Frankly, I don't really see it. But I still think it's a pretty interesting place. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Struck by Modernism: C. Carl Jennings, Artist-Blacksmith

Welcome! Photo ©Darren Bradley
This past spring, my friend Dave Hampton told me about a new museum exhibit he was planning to curate on the artist C. Carl Jennings, for the Mingei International Museum in San Diego. He was planning to visit the late artist's residence in Sonoma County soon, and asked me if I'd join him for the trip. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A new life for an unloved building in La Jolla

Prospect Center
Prospect Center by Thornton Ladd & John Kelsey (1965). Photo ©Darren Bradley
Prospect Center is one of La Jolla's most unloved buildings. Hopefully, that's about to change…