The '70s Turn 50: Special Events | Los Angeles Conservancy

In 2020, the Conservancy celebrated the 1970s fifty year anniversary through a variety of programs, including lectures, panel discussions, and tours. We hope you enjoyed learning more about the  impact the social, political, and architectural movements of the 1970s had on Los Angeles. 

Still Available!

Rolling Through the '70s: A Weekend in Los Angeles
Buckle up! You're in the driver's seat on this fun driving tour through '70s Los Angeles. 

The '70s Turn 50 Virtual Tour - Available on Google Poly platform now!
The 1970s in Los Angeles marked a time of unprecedented architectural exploration, and the structures left in its wake are some of the finest examples of that creative spirit. This virtual tour explores ten sites that help define the legacy of the 1970s.

'70s Turn 50 Panel Discussion Recordings - Available For Purchase Now!
Miss one of our '70s panels and mini-tours? Recordings are now available for purchase by the bundle or individually:

The '70s and Beyond—Looking Forward
Includes virtual tour of 1974 Pacific Design Center's Blue Whale

California in the '70s—The Mindset, the Materials, the Architects
Includes virtual tour of the 1976 Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

Children of the '70s: Preservation on the Rise
Includes virtual tour of 1976 ArtCenter College of Design

Where It All Went Down: Movements of the '70s


The Chicano Moratorium: Looking Forward, 50 Years Later
The Conservancy and the 50th Chicano Moratorium Organizing Committee united for a panel discussion reflecting on one of L.A.’s seminal events in the fight for civil rights, and the Conservancy's landmark nominations. The event was offered free of charge. Click here to view a recording.

Past Events

Levels of Kappe
A virtual benefit featuring the daring ‘70s work of renowned Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe.

Don't Call Me Ugly! A Fresh Look at Modernism

Seeing the beauty of 1970s architecture can be challenging for some. Join us on this interactive walking tour and get ready to critique some of downtown L.A.’s toughest-to-love buildings. Perhaps in doing so, you’ll really see them for the first time. This tour was provided in-person and as a virtual live stream event.

The '70s Turn 50: Architecture in Los Angeles from a Decade of Change 
We kicked off our yearlong tour + discussion series on Thursday, January 23, 2020 with this special event at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites.

Stay tuned - we'll announce additional events celebrating the 1970s regularly!