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Aug 20, 2017

Writer David Plick’s interview with Peter Tolkin and Sarah Lorenzen for “The Value of Architecture.” (August 19, 2017) Three weeks ago The Value of Architecture had the pleasure to host a Twilight Event at Richard Neutra’s VDL Research House II, a designated National Historic Landmark. It was there where we had the pleasure to meet Sarah Lorenzen, AIA, a professor of architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, and partner at the innovative Los Angeles firm, Peter Tolkin Architects. Sarah has been spearheading the renovation of …

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Aug 8, 2017

Peter Tolkin and Sarah Lorenzen were recently interviewed by Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Karody of Archinect on their decision to join forces. “The two discuss their new venture together, their “Dunnage Balls” project for the Arroyo Seco festival, and how temporary works can offer architects a venue to explore and experiment singular ideas without the larger constraints that come with built works.” Listen to ‘Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend’ Mini-Sessions with Peter and Sarah.

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Jun 2, 2017

Peter Tolkin Architecture together with the artist Yunhee Min have been selected as one of four finalists competing to create a public gateway at the Glenarm Power Plant for the city of Pasadena. Over the past 20 years Peter Tolkin Architecture has worked at the intersection of Architecture and Art producing public spaces and arts projects both independently and in collaboration with established artists. For more details see below. http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/city-to-name-four-finalists-for-glenarm-power-plant-public-art-project/#.WS212dy1uUm

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Jan 18, 2017

Peter Tolkin and Sarah Lorenzen were interviewed by Julia Ingalls of Archinect in October 2016. The piece Does Teaching Architecture Enhance Architectural Practice? has Peter and Sarah offering their insights into the boundaries that exist between academia and practice. “Interim” student exhibition at Cal Poly Pomona. Image: Cal Poly Pomona How does teaching influence your work? I’ve read interviews where you discussed how you get exposed to material you haven’t thought about in decades, due to students unearthing it. Is …

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Jan 22, 2016

Peter Tolkin Architecture is pleased to announce that UC Riverside has been awarded an NEA grant for the installation of “Red Carpet in C”, a collaboration between artist Yunhee Min and architect Peter Tolkin. Currently being developed with Peter Tolkin Architecture, the project is conceived as performative architecture–as both an object to be viewed and a space to be inhabited–a virtual translation of music into three dimensions. The suspended fabric form undulates through the volume of  the two-story atrium at UCR’s Culver Center …

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Mar 7, 2016

Peter Tolkin and Mabel Wilson will be giving a talk on their project Listening There, Scenes from Ghana as part of the program for the Graham Foundation exhibition Architecture of Independence: African Modernism. In this talk, Wilson and Tolkin will discuss how Ghana’s mid-century modernist buildings have fared in the half-century since their construction and how they function in today’s increasingly urban and global contexts. For more details see below. http://www.grahamfoundation.org/public_events/5416-listening-there-scenes-from-ghana   When: March 8, 2016, 6pm Where: Madlener House …

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Oct 19, 2013

The Sunglass House project is featured in the Los Angeles Times‘ Saturday Home & Design Section article Ocean Views? Sure, but this Malibu house aims to deliver more.    

News, Stories & Projects
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Apr 9, 2012

Peter Tolkin Architecture was asked to donate a stool for Pasadena Art Alliance’s Art Auction.  In response the office developed three stool variations consisting of recycled cardboard pulp and finished with tung oil and beeswax. Reason for the Fundraiser: Since 1955 The Art Alliance has been a major force in supporting contemporary visual arts throughout the greater Southern California area. In our 56 year history of funding projects and institutions that make a difference in our society, PAA has raised almost $4,000,000 …