California in the '70s—The Mindset, the Materials, the Architects | Los Angeles Conservancy
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California in the '70s—The Mindset, the Materials, the Architects

California in the '70s—The Mindset, the Materials, the Architects

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 6:00pm Register

Join us for this special tour + panel discussion, just one of the many special events we're holding as part of our yearlong initiative celebrating the 1970s!

Tour, 6 p.m.

Discover the secrets of the labyrinthine Westin Bonaventure Hotel. This John Portman-designed structure evokes a 1970s vision of the future using circular shapes, massive forms, and the concept of space as experience.

Panel, 7 p.m.

Los Angeles gave rise to a hotbed of architectural ingenuity during the 1970s, as seen in the creation of its architectural institutions (SCI-Arc, Cal Poly Pomona, UCLA) and a burgeoning crop of hungry architects such as Frank Gehry, Charles, Moore, Cesar Pelli, and others. Now household names, these rising stars pushed beyond Modernism to create something new, experimenting with untraditional materials and revolutionary techniques. Learn from panelists about the advantages and opportunities L.A. provided these pioneering figures and their resulting legacies.   

We will announce the panelists soon.

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