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Los Angeles Architecture

Fencing is up at Parker Center, where demolition is getting underway

A last-ditch effort to save the structure failed, and now work is underway to wipe the former LAPD headquarters off the map.

Interiors revealed for new West Hollywood condos priced from $1.1M

Designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, the building features private terraces, marble bathrooms, and a two-story amenity deck.

26 glorious things to do in LA

Theses are most essential places to visit this summer.

Crossroads of the World redevelopment threatens ‘one of the finest examples’ of Hollywood Regency style

The garden apartments are slated to be torn down to make way for a new hotel and hundreds of new apartments and condos.

1930s Streamline Moderne designed by William Kesling safe from demolition—for now

Kesling was a master of the style, but fewer than two dozen examples of his work remain in Los Angeles.

In Inglewood, Frank Gehry says his design for LA Philharmonic youth orchestra won’t be ‘precious’

The architect is converting a 1960s bank building

Tail O’ the Pup has a new owner, now it needs a new home

1933 Group adds the Pup to its roster, along with the Idle Hour and the Highland Park Bowl.

Roll through 1970s Los Angeles in these awesome roadside architecture photos

John Margolies was a fan of everyday architecture, snapping photos of giant donuts, service stations, and motels.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s monumental Ennis House hits the market for $23M

The Mayan-inspired residence is up for grabs after a major restoration.

Mind-blowing Bel-Air lair built in the ’70s can be yours for $19M

The Brutalist trophy home sports 40-foot ceilings, a sunken conversation pit, and an indoor/outdoor pool.

Organic modern in the Silver Lake hills by Harwell Hamilton Harris listing for $1.3M

Known as the Hawk House, the multi-level residence features two bedrooms, one bath, walls of glass, and a balcony deck offering picturesque Reservoir views.

An illustrated guide to Los Angeles architecture

The ultimate cheat sheet for LA’s signature styles, from Craftsman to Googie.

An introduction to Googie, SoCal's signature architectural style

The bold designs captured the spirt of post-war futurism and enticed passing drivers to slow down and stop in.

Dreamy Highland Park Craftsman by Angels Flight architects asking $1.35M

On a huge, tree-filled lot, it’s got incredible woodwork, pocket doors, a sleeping porch, and built-ins galore.

The Case Study houses that made LA a modernist mecca

Mapping the homes that helped to define an era.

See Silicon Beach’s flashy new offices

When complete two years, WE3 will be a glassy office building wrapped in an aluminum "skin."

Exceptional 1949 post and beam in Sierra Madre seeks $1.59M

Designed by Richard Neutra apprentice Harwell Hamilton Harris, it features a detached studio and fantastic landscaping.

1930s Colonial Revival by Beverly Hills City Hall architect William Gage asks $4.5M

The Coldwater Canyon time capsule was once home to "It’s a Wonderful Life" actress Donna Reed.

The historic, stately homes of West Adams Boulevard

Take a walking tour, using this map as your guide.

Bringing LA’s great architecture to the masses

Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture, on why valuing LA’s good design matters more now than ever.

In Los Feliz, Rudolph Schindler’s last house seeks $1.8M

Recently restored, it overlooks the Shakespeare Bridge.

Studio Gang unveils its first Los Angeles project

The Chicago architecture firm is designing a wavy, 26-story tower in Chinatown.

First look at the OMA addition to Wilshire Boulevard Temple

The new building would be available to temple members and to the public

The ultimate guide to Dodger Stadium

From where to sit and how to get around to the best places to eat, we’ve rounded up our best tips to make you a seasoned pro at the ballpark.

Regal English manor by Playboy mansion architect Arthur R. Kelly can be yours for $5.5M

The perfect spot for a murder-mystery dinner party!

Who should be the next ‘Los Angeles Times’ architecture critic?

Probably a woman.

Can architects help end LA’s homelessness crisis?

A new book highlights the work of students at the USC School of Architecture to shelter the city’s most vulnerable residents.

This short film shows how housing homeless residents is good for LA’s neighborhoods

A look inside the Skid Row Housing Trust’s life-changing developments.

Frank Gehry to design performing arts school expansion in Downtown LA

The architect will get to try his hand at another concert hall.

An interview with Christopher Hawthorne, the city’s first chief design officer

The Los Angeles Times architecture critic explains why he’s taking a job at City Hall.

Charming 1940s cottage by Gerard Colcord in Glendale’s bucolic Chevy Chase Canyon seeks $965K

The Dutch Colonial sports a flagstone-embedded chimney, custom wrought iron work, and multiple fireplaces.

Demystifying Frank Lloyd Wright’s most eccentric LA homes  

Critic Christopher Hawthorne’s engaging new documentary digs into the backstory of the Ennis and Millard houses

Mapped: 18 places in LA where black architects left their mark

From the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel to the Pacific Design Center’s blue building.

The Palm Springs midcentury feature you should pay more attention to

Keep your eyes peeled for breeze blocks next time you’re in town.

Take a peek at Jennifer Aniston’s recently redone midcentury mansion in Bel Air

Aniston and her husband, actor Justin Theroux, were married in the home in 2015.

Lloyd Wright’s very first house lands on the market in Los Angeles for $1.35M

Designed in collaboration with his father in 1921.

Palm Springs is building a new park for pioneering prefab Aluminaire House

The house is considered one of the "the pivotal works of modern architecture in America."

Why LA’s beloved bungalow courts might go extinct

And the case for saving them: Developers today could learn a lot from the architecture.

Three-year renovation wraps up on John Lautner’s famed Silvertop

The ultimate midcentury look but with improved technology.