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UCLA Faculty Center

The Faculty Center was designed by the architectural firm of Austin, Field and Fry. The firm was responsible for many civic buildings throughout Los Angeles, including serving as part of the team who designed the 1958 Los Angeles County Courthouse.

The design of the Faculty Center is unusual for its ranch-style residential architecture, particularly in a university and public institution setting. The post-and-beam construction, large floor-to-ceiling windows, and indoor-outdoor spaces create a casual, welcoming environment conducive to faculty lunches and convening.

The building is potentially eligible for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources as a representative work of a notable architectural firm, as well as a unique example of California ranch-style architecture. The Conservancy is currently working on a nomination for the building.

Visit the ad-hoc committee Save the UCLA Faculty Center's website for more information, and to see vintage photos of the Faculty Center.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

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Living Conditioned Homes
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Living-Conditioned Homes

In perhaps the most distinctive Mid-Century Modern residential neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, these homes were "conditioned" to create a model modern living experience.
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Woodland West

A distinctive collection of rambling, horizontally oriented Contemporary Ranch buildings on curvilinear streets, Woodland Hills' Woodland West neighborhood was completed in 1964 and remains a wonderfully intact postwar neighborhood.