We’re thrilled to announce the launch of arcCA Digest – the online successor to arcCA, the quarterly print journal of AIA California. ArcCA Digest is what it sounds like: a compendium of articles, videos, and podcasts, some of which are newly written or created at our invitation; some of which come from other trusted and admired sources; and some of which come from the arcCA Archive-which, by the way, is now fully online, in easily readable and searchable HTML format.
arcCA Digest seeks to do what arcCA sought to do: It shines a light on the circumstances within which architects work on and our responses to those circumstances. Like its predecessor, arcCA Digest has quarterly themes-or, in the Netflix spirit, seasons. Season One, which launches today, is on housing. It begins, as every season will, with a roundup of crucial topics, as identified by a range of experts. We call it “What To Look For.”
Other new articles include an interview with Robert J. Geering, FAIA, Senior Design Principal at Fisher Friedman Associates from 1962 to 2004; a look at the ups and downs of Fresno’s Lowell Neighborhood, the first in an ongoing series on architecture in the Central Valley; a history and critical assessment of LA’s Park La Brea, by D.J. Waldie; and a gallery of recent farmworker housing projects.
You’ll find arcCA Digest at arccadigest.org. We invite you to explore it, and we welcome your suggestions for making it even better.