Lauren Walser

Lauren Walser is the Los Angeles-based field editor of Preservation magazine. She enjoys writing and thinking about art, architecture, and public space, and hopes to one day restore her very own Arts and Crafts-style bungalow.

An Old Louis Sullivan Bank Tower Becomes an Ambitious Hotel

A husband-and-wife historic restoration team in St. Louis has injected new life into a local landmark built by the “father of skyscrapers.”

Modernist brick hotel tower with glass and steel rooftop bar and lounge.

What's In the Future for Cincinnati's Modernist Icon?

America’s first International Style hotel was designed by a famed architecture firm in its early years and is filled with art by Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, and Saul Steinberg. Now, local preservationists are rallying to give it a secure future.

A Live-In Library That's All About the American West

An abandoned 19th-century ranch in Colorado is becoming the Rocky Mountain Land Library, “a retreat for learning about real places.”