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October 20, 2017
How Studio-MLA learned to embrace the potential of the sports stadium

Among Southern California landscape architecture firms, Los Angeles-based Studio-MLA (formerly Mia Lehrer + Associates) is arguably highbrow. Known for public spaces like the 1,300-acre Orange County Great Park and Vista Hermosa Park in an underserved section of Los Angeles, and transformative master plans for infrastructuralized landscapes like the Los Angeles River and the Silver Lake Reservoir, the firm has a serious approach to the needs of Southern California and the services landscape architecture can provide.

The Invention of the Kiss Cam

May 22, 2014
A revolution in stadium displays gave birth to the kiss cam.

Neither the date nor place was recorded, but it was likely in the summer or fall of 1980 in the Los Angeles Dodger stadium: a camera zoomed in on a man and a woman and broadcast their faces onto a massive full-color video screen above the left-field bleachers. The man and the woman kissed. The crowd cheered. A cultural sensation was born.