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Children of the '70s: Preservation on the Rise

Children of the '70s: Preservation on the Rise

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 1:00pm Register

Join the Conservancy and co-host Pasadena Heritage for this special tour + discussion, just one of the many special events we're holding as part of our yearlong initiative celebrating the 1970s!

Tour, 1 p.m.

Explore the 1970s architecture of Pasadena's ArtCenter College of Design on this brief walking tour. The impressive main building, designed by Craig Ellwood and Associates, is a designated landmark by the City of Pasadena. Thanks to an innovative steel-and-glass bridge structure, the building spans an arroyo on the campus's hilly site.

Ellwood said of the building, “It is the favorite among my non-residential completed buildings, and the one about which I feel most proud, most proprietary.” 

Panel, 2 p.m.

In the 1970s, Southern California saw the formation of its first organizations devoted to preserving its historic structure, such as Pasadena Heritage, the Whittier Conservancy, and the Los Angeles Conservancy, among others. Hear from the leaders of these institutions about the sea-change that shaped the preservation movement, and learn how the ‘70s informed how we feel about architecture and preservation.

We will announce the panelists soon.

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ArtCenter College of Design

Often described as designer Craig Ellwood's swansong, the ArtCenter bridge, an economical solution to the school's hilly canyon site, was one of the final commissions for his firm.