The Future of Preservation in Los Angeles: The Next 40 Years | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photo by Annie Laskey/L.A. Conservancy

The Future of Preservation in Los Angeles: The Next 40 Years

The Future of Preservation in Los Angeles: The Next 40 Years

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 6:00pm Register

What will historic preservation in Los Angeles look like over the next forty years? What’s the Conservancy’s role in addressing critical urban issues like density and housing? Who decides what to save?

As we celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Conservancy's founding, we're looking to the future and asking questions about preservation in Los Angeles. Our esteemed panelists (see below) will explore these questions and more as we discuss the role preservation will play in Los Angeles' future.

Join us at the Los Angeles Central Library (whose proposed demolition led to the Conservancy's formation) on Thursday, April 5 for this invigorating panel discussion.

Moderated by Larry Mantle, host of KPCC's AirTalk and a fourth-generation Angeleno, the panel includes:

  • Margaret Bach, founding president, Los Angeles Conservancy
  • Christopher Hawthorne, newly appointed chief design officer, City of Los Angeles; former architecture critic, Los Angeles Times
  • Luis Hoyos, architect and urban designer, former Conservancy board member, professor of architecture at the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, and member of the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • Michelle Magalong, executive director, Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation
  • Mitch O'Farrell, Los Angeles City Councilmember, 13th District

Reservations are $20 for members, $25 for the general public. 

Please Note: Event Change

If you received a printed version of the March/April Conservancy member newsletter, please note that the event changed after the newsletter went to press. We will no longer hold a post-panel reception at OUE Skyspace. The event now consists only of the panel discussion.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or (213) 623-2489.

40th Anniversary Club

If you'd like to make an additional donation in honor of the Conservancy's fortieth anniversary, become a member of the 40th Anniversary Club by adding $40 or more to your purchase during checkout. We'll recognize you on our 40th Anniversary Club page and at selected Conservancy events. Thank you!