Modern by Moonlight tour. Photo by Douglas Hill

The Conservancy was thrilled to participate in Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. by reprising our Curating the City program with a focus on Greater L.A.'s amazing legacy of Modern architecture.

Treating the built environment as a living museum, the Conservancy is curating fifty years of Modern architecture through tours, panel discussions, this innovative new website, and more.

From the transformation of downtown’s Bunker Hill to 1970s and ’80s gems in Venice, Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. highlights our unparalleled Modern legacy and the need to preserve it for future generations.

Modernism is in L.A.'s DNA.

It has helped define our built environment, our communities, and our lives -- and likewise, L.A. played a key role in Modernism's development and influence.

This section of the L.A. Conservancy's website was developed as a permanent resource as part of Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. It will live far beyond the live programming in the series, continuing to expand with new content and features over time.

Discover Our Modern Legacy


(and counting!) Modern places to explore on our new microsite for Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Photo by Gary Leonard, from Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection

We have three self-guided tours of Modernism in the Valley, from Ranch homes to hillside marvels to gems along Ventura Boulevard -- take your pick or take them all!

Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

We frequently hold Instagram contests where you can win prizes for photographing your favorite L.A. sites. Check out our past contest winners!

We're proud to reprise our Curating the City program as part of the Getty initiative, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.

Photo by Natasha Somers Photography

The preeminent authority on Southern California Modernism recaps five decades of architectural and cultural innovation.

Our Modern Committee has a trailblazing history in volunteer advocacy on behalf of Modern resources, and it's entering an exciting new era.