Rex Lotery

Rex Lotery is a U.K. born American architect. After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York in 1952, he worked as a draftsman for William Stevenson from 1953 to 1954 and later (1954-1955) for the firm Barienbrock and Murry.

He opened his own firm in Los Angeles in 1957.

Lotery’s significant residences and buildings include: the Schacker house, the Kritzer house, the Freedman house, upscale residences in the Trousdale Estate (including the development’s first split-level homes), the Spanner Residence, the Santa Monica Bus Administration Facility, and several projects with the SRO Housing Corporation to rehabilitate hotels such as the Courtland Hotel in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.

Here is an interactive map of his most famous buildings.