Featuring front studios with floor-to-ceiling glass curtain walls, Arthur Murray's ultramodern Los Angeles office and studio was a precursor to the mid- and high-rise office buildings that would dominate Wilshire Boulevard in the coming decades.
Known for successfully integrating structures into existing landscapes and for solving problems on an individual basis, designers Ladd and Kelsey took advantage of the gently sloping site for this two-story building atop two levels of parking.
Bank of America Chinatown Branch, 2020. Photo by Jenna Snow.
Designed by Gilbert Leong and Richard Layne Tom in the 1970s, the Chinatown Branch of Bank of America is significant for its architecture and connection to L.A.'s growing Chinese American community. The property is being considered for Historic-Cultural Monument listing.