Check back with us for upcoming events and author appearances.  Dates and times are subject to change.

February 18, 2016 (Thursday)
"Architecture & Beyond" Lecture Series
Los Angeles Public Library - Los Feliz Branch
1874 Hillhurst Avenue
6:45 - 7:45pm
(323) 913-4710
Lecture and book signing
January 31, 2015
Society of Architectural Historians / Santa Monica Public Library
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Author talk and book signing
January 15, 2015
Natural History Museum's Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Author talk, reception, and book signing
December 4
St. Matthews Church, Pacific Palisades
Author talk and book signing
November 13, 2014
 Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street, Hartford CT
Author reading and book signing
November 20, 2014  (Thurs.)
Architecture + Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Author talk, discussion panel, reception, and book signing



Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight x-Rays of the Body Politic 25th Anniversary Edition: Doug Suisman: 9781941806425: Books


The Los Angeles Times's Christopher Hawthorne calls Doug Suisman's book on the boulevards "the most important take on this gigantic subject." 

The 25th Anniversary Edition of this urban design classic is now available.



Greg Goldin's review in The Architect's Newspaper


"Doug Suisman’s 'Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public,' remains today, as it was 25 years ago, a contrarian essay fashioned with an urbane and civilized retrospect [it] seems as prescient as any subsequent understanding of Los Angeles."

Read the full review here



USC Annenberg's Josh Kun Praises Los Angeles Boulevard:


"Doug Suisman's Los Angeles Boulevard is making me look at the city in totally new ways...there are revelations at every turn, and the writing is as powerful and poetic as anything I've come across in awhile."


See the full commentary below by Josh Kun, Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and author of "Songs in the Key of Los Angeles"

Read here





“Shamefully -- monomaniac about Los Angeles that I am -- I did not know that the book "Los Angeles Boulevard" existed until Christopher Hawthorne, the architecture critic for the LA Times, started championing it. Suisman is a really good writer, a graceful writer - literature's loss has usually been architecture's gain, but luckily in this book we have both.”


Los Angeles Boulevard is discussed on KPCC’s “Take Two” by book critic and founder of lending library Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights, David Kipen.
Listen Here




We're delighted to announce that LA Boulevard is now available! Visit your local bookstore, or visit one of the links below.

Los Angeles Boulevard | ORO Editions


BOULEVARDS PODCAST: Colin Marshall interviews Doug Suisman about Los Angeles, the boulevards, city form, and the upcoming reissue of "Los Angeles Boulevard" - Colin Marshall › Notebook on Cities and Culture S4E35: Path and Place with Doug Suisman


BOULEVARDS ON KCRW: On April 23, 2013, Doug Suisman was interviewed by journalist and architecture critic Edward Lifson and discussed Wilshire Boulevard in anticipation of the Ciclavia ride on Wilshire coming in June. Link here: KCRW or listen here: (starts at 12m40s):  Wilshire Boulevard 

BOULEVARDS AND THE BAUHAUS: On May 15, 2012, Doug Suisman discussed boulevards throughout history and around the world at the re:street conference, organized by Cal Pol Pomona and the Bauhuas in Weimar. Link here: re:street conference

BOULEVARDS ON KPCC: On May 15, 2012, Doug Suisman and Christopher Hawthorne discussed L.A.'s changing boulevards with Patt Morrison. Link here: KPCC


Suisman Urban Design is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary edition of Doug Suisman's seminal monograph, Los Angeles Boulevard. Since its first publication by the Los Angeles Forum in 1989 in a limited run of 1,500 copies, the book has been much sought after and difficult to find. The new edition will contain the original content plus a new chapter on Suisman's boulevard work in practice. Please sign up here if you would like to reserve an advance copy.

Be sure and read Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne's front-page feature on Atlantic Boulevard, which kicks off his year-long series on Boulevards: Atlantic Boulevard. In the article, he writes: "Suisman's concise and shamefully underappreciated 1989 study of the history and design of the boulevards...remains the most important take on this gigantic subject." Suisman and Hawthorne drove the length of Atlantic Boulevard together during the preparation of the article, and Christopher is writing a new Foreword for the anniversary edition.


Other links:

LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design: Los Angeles Boulevard

Suisman Urban Design: Street Projects

LA Times (Aaron Betsky, 1992): Remaking L.A.