Thom Mayne and Richard Koshalek founded The NOW Institute in 2001 to convene leading LA institutions around pressing urban issues. Thom was chosen to lead the urban planning component by UCLA Dean and Urban Planner, Richard Weinstein. The NOW Institute formally became a center at UCLA in 2008.
Over the last decade, we have consulted for cities around the globe including Madrid, Los Angeles, Port-au-Prince, and New Orleans. The built projects that ensued have been strengthened by the publication of in-depth research into contemporary urban issues. They have included the 5-bookRead more