Raul A. Barreneche has worked at Architecture magazine as executive editor and is the author of Rizzoli's Tropical Modern and co-author of Universe's House: American Houses for a New Century. He is a contributing editor to Metropolitan Home, Architectural Record, and Travel + Leisure and also has written for House Beautiful, Dwell, Interior Design, and the New York Times.
Reviews - What do customers think about Humanizing the Institution: The Architecture of Bobrow/Thomas and Associates?
Humanizing the Institution Jun 8, 2003
Too many hospitals-Cedars Sinai is an example-are vast, oppressive labyrinths, discouraging practitioners and patients alike. The LA firm of Michael Bobrow and Julia Thomas have infused their care facilities with cool design, warm colors, light, air, and glimpses of nature. They've carried that same spirit of humanity into offices, laboratories, and college buildings. This well-illustrated overview, introduced by Raul Barreneche, shows that architects really can enhance the quality of life. (Michael Webb is the book reviewer for LA Architect magazine.)