Modern architecture in Los Angeles

  1960 -1969

Barrington Plaza Apartments
United Methodist Church
Gluck Investments
Kreedman Building
Mc Ternan House
Midtown School
Good Counsel Church
Wilshire Office Building
Travelers Insurance
Yucca Argyle Office
Air Traffic Control Tower
Commonwealth Bank
Crescenta Valley Firestation
Driftwood Dairy
Getty Oil
Hancock Park Home
Home Federal S + L
Kelsey House
Montrose-Crescenta Branch Library
Occidental Petroleum
Redondo Beach City Hall
Stone Canyon Residence
LAX Theme Building
Wilshire-Beverly Center
Wolff House
Adat Ari El
Ahmanson Gallery
Akai House
Ben Frank's Restaurant
Beverly Johnson House
Dodger Stadium
Garcia House
Gateway East
Hanna-Barbera Studio
Herrick Chapel
Los Angeles Design Center
Metropolitan Investors
Montebello City Hall
Mount Olive Church
Saint Michael
U.S. Borax Offices
Van Nuys Library
Beagles House
Beverly Hillcrest Hotel
Cal Fed Plaza
Chrysler Dealership
Cinerama Dome
Residential Fortress
Glendale Municipal Services
Harvard Apartments
IBM Aerospace
Lytton Savings
Metropolitan Water
Onion Church
Pomona Public Safety
Shorecliff Tower
Valley Police HQ
American Cement Building
Century Plaza Hotel
Coast Federal
Columbia S + L
Faith Plating
Financial Savings
Fredonia Apartments
Friend Paper
Larwin Group
LeSage Complex
Moore House
Norwalk City Hall
Pomona Public Library
Sheraton Wilshire Motor Inn
Stardust Cafe
St. Catherine of Siena
Union Savings + Loan
Ambassador Auditorium
Beneficial Plaza
Blair Sports Complex
Cantilever Building
Carthay Plaza
Danziger Studio
Great Western Forum
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance
Pierce National Life
Rampart Station
Robertson Plaza
Strick House
Union 76 Gas Station
Ambassador College
CenturY CitY Tower
Equitable Life
Fender Guitar Factory
First Interstate Bank
Mark Wilshire
Pregerson House
Rio Hondo Library
Research House
Saint Jerome Church
St. Josef the Worker
Tishman Plaza
Tower of Hope
Wilshire Square One
Bank of America
Holiday Inn
Luckman Tower
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
The Parasol Restaurant
Van de Kamp's Bakery
California Arts Institute
Doheny Plaza
Dun + Bradstreet
First Western
Glendale Federal Savings
Hall of Administration
Hughes Employee Credit Union
Hughes Market
Kappe House
Mutual Benefit Life
Norton Simon Museum
Pomona City Hall
Pomona County Court Building
Sheraton Universal
Tishman Towers
Wilshire Colonnades
Wilshire Coronado
Wilshire-Windsor Building
Woodland Casual
ABC Entertainment Center
Airport Marina Center
American Savings + Loan
Berendo Office
City National Bank Plaza
Glendale Central Library
Federal Building Van Nuys
First Home Savings & Loan
West Imperial Terminal
Great Western Corp
Home Savings + Loan
Los Cerritos Library
Postal Station
Medical Plaza
Motor Hotel
Municipal Art Gallery
San Vicente Plaza
Sheriff's Substation
Southeast Superior Courts





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1920 -1925

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1930 -1949

1920 -1949

1950 -1959

1960 -1969  

1970 -1979

1980 -1989

1990 -1999

2000 -2004

2005 -2009

Modern architecture is the style
of the 20th century
and Los Angeles
one of the most
diverse and innovative
Not only simplification
of form
and elimination
of ornament,
but also social matters
of affordable housing
in a growing city
were crucial.

The money and creativity
of Hollywood
and a mild climate
here pushed every style
a little further
than anywhere else.

The houses of the Case Study
program are still a great
example for the use
of lightweight materials
and a new view
on the interaction
between inside and outside.
The classic
Southern California farm home
was, and still is, subject
to countless remodels
by young designers.

Steep hillsides
inspired the architects
to create structures
with spectacular views,
and corrugated steel facades
to make them more fire resistant.

Today abandoned office
buildings and loft warehouses
been converted
to apartments
and studios
not only downtown.
Photovoltaic solar panels
start to show up,
everything goes green
and more energy selfsufficient.