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1940s

Gerry Building
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Gerry Building

Continuously housing garment manufacturers and fashion showrooms since it was built and an early example of post-WWII Modernism, the Gerry Building stands as a functional, vibrant industrial space.
Glen Lukens House
Photo by Barry Milofsky

Glen Lukens House

The Lukens House is one of about a dozen Soriano homes that still exist, and it's a rare example of modernism in the West Adams neighborhood.
Image by Connie Zhou

Google Playa Vista

This stunning project brought a hub of innovation back to life for a new generation of tech giants.
Hansen Dam
Photo by Barry Mulling

Hansen Dam

At the time of its construction the dam was the largest of its type in the world, built by a workforce of nearly 1,000 and a stunning illustration of the functional and aesthetic power of good design.
Herman Miller Showroom
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Herman Miller Showroom

Charles and Ray Eames designed only a small number of buildings, and even fewer were ever built. One of the few remaining is the Herman Miller Showroom on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Photo by Trudi Sandmeier

Highways Performance Space

Highways Performance Space provided artists and activists with a collaborative space at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Photo courtesy Sculpture Conservation Studio

History of Transportation

This WPA mural, once covered in cracks and graffiti, was painstakingly restored, earning a Conservancy Preservation Award in 2008.

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