Architecture Month Kicks Off in L.A.


With all the (well-deserved) hype around Pacific Standard Time, it’s easy for some of the smaller design events to get overlooked this month. But October is also L.A.’s Architecture Month and the local AIA chapter is sponsoring a slew of local architecture events throughout the month. The purpose of the events is “to celebrate the built environment and bring awareness to the importance of design to the community at large” while also bringing together a diverse group or professional and public interest groups.

Beth Holden’s Green Greenberg Green House (above).

This year the theme is “Designing Healthier Lifestyles,” and many of the events focus on how urban design can impact health and wellness, including a symposium of the same name on October 7th.


But the highlight of the month is sure to be the AIA home tour. This time, the tour is eastbound (though the AIA’s definition of “east” is a little loose), with four homes spanning the Hollywood Hills to Los Feliz. (It’s doubtful most Eastsiders would consider the Bird Streets anywhere near the Eastside).

Loren Judaken, Hoffman-Vest-Judaken (above).  Photo: Michael McNamara

The homes on the tour include designs and several remodels by local architects such as Beth Holden, Loren Judaken, Steve Kent, and Rebecca Rudolph, of Taalman Koch Architecture. The tours are self-directed and the houses are usually open from 11am – 4pm. This year’s tour is on October 23rd and costs $75 for non-members, $65 for AIA-members. Info on the tour is available on the AIA|LA web site.

Rebecca Rudolph, AIA – Taalman Koch Architecture (above). Photo: Art Gray

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