Melrose Is Burning Down

Credit: Los Angeles Daily News

(Written at 9:17 pm on Saturday, May 30, 2020)

As I write this, my neighborhood is on fire. The local shops are either being looted or burning down. The smell of smoldering cars, tires, and dumpsters is everywhere. Black smoke billows out from random anthill-like mounds of trash. The…

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Kevin Ervin Kelley, AIA

Kevin Ervin Kelley, AIA

I’m a retail architect that studies human behavior, perception, and decision-making. I’m fascinated with the intersection of where commerce and community meet.