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Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument

Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments are sites in Los Angeles, California, which have been designated by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission as worthy of preservation based on architectural, historic and cultural criteria.

The City currently has over 1,000 Historic-Cultural Monuments. While the monuments range from the personal residence of African-American architect Paul Williams, to the El Rey Theatre, public libraries, places of worship, and apartment buildings, many of the residential monuments were born out of the Case Study Houses Program and showcase the work of modernist architects like Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, Thornton Abell, Pierre Koenig, and Raphael Soriano.

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Heyday

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The Heyday Partnership was founded in 2002 by bro duo, Kevin and Hardy Wronske, with a mission to improve the quality of residential homes in working class neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.

The firm is known for building modernist homes and “operate comfortably at the intersection of L.A.’s zoning code and high design.” At their core the brothers believe “Being better does need to be more expensive” and quickly attracted a loyal following, utilizing the small lot ordinance, on projects like Rock Row in Eagle Rock, Dick + Jane in Echo Park, and Auburn in Silver Lake.

Their formula for success is rooted in the design phase. They say, “More time spent on design improves the quality of space using the same materials and construction techniques. Our vertically integrated approach provides further cost savings. Having the contractor, architect, and developer in the same office, we create a design that is optimized for construction, financing, and living.”

The firm has been recognized with a 2014 AIA Merit Award, 2010 AIA Young Architectural Talent Honorable Mention, and have been published in a wide range of publications ranging from the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Urban Land Institutes Guide to Real Estate.

To find a home similar to the ones built by Heyday, browse homes for sale in Los Angeles.

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Marmol Radziner

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Marmol Radziner (founded 1989) is a Los Angeles-based design-build firm founded and led by architects Leo Marmol, FAIA and Ron Radziner, FAIA.

They offer a full range of architectural design services, including architectural design, programming, master planning, historic restoration, landscape design, interior design, furniture design, and even fabrication and jewelry.

While they’ve worked on the design and construction of single family dwellings, multifamily residences, commercial, retail, hospitality, educational, and community projects they are applauded most for their restoration work that includes:

The Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra in Palm Springs, the Harvey House by Buff & Hensman, also in Palm Springs, the Isabel Trust, a W. McAllister residence located in the Trousdale Estates, and the Neutra VDL Studio and Residence by Richard Neutra in Silver Lake. 

Visit their website: http://www.marmol-radziner.com/

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Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

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Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) is awarded to architect members of the American Institute of Architects who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national or an international level.

AIA Los Angeles has a dedicated Fellows Nominating & Mentoring Committee. They help identify, nominate, and assist candidates with the lengthy application process.

This prestigious distinction is given to approximately 3 percent of the AIA’s 88,000 members.

Architects Gregory Ain, Paul R. Williams, Pierre Koenig, Raphael Soriano, Thornton Abell, Ray Kappe, and Buff and Hensman are among the few recognized as fellows by the AIA.

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New Theme

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New Theme
is a Los Angeles design-build firm founded by Beth Holden and partner Wolfgang Melian. They deliver highly individualized and unique projects largely influenced by a continuation of modernist ideals and practices.

Their work ranges from restoring classic mid-century modern homes to reimagining the historic Hotel Stowell lobby, known as the El Dorado lofts, into a multi-purposed bar, restaurant, and market called Le Petit Paris. And their personal residence in Los Feliz is an excellent example of their ability to marry hand-crafted details with the modern aesthetic.

Visit their website: http://www.newtheme.net/

 

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Buff, Smith and Hensman

Buff, Straub and Hensman is an architectural firm “that cemented their legacy in the celebrated Case Study Program and Los Angeles’ Modernism movement with Case Study House #20, designed in 1958 for Saul and Ruth Bass.” The house was made of factory-produced stressed skin panels and plywood vaults.

Over the years, the Pasadena-based firm has won more than 30 awards for house designs from the American Institute of Architects.

The firm was known as Buff & Hensmen when Cal Straub moved to Arizona and later Buff, Smith and Hensman when Dennis Smith bought the practice after Don Hensman’s retirement.

From the celebrity owned Wong House in Los Feliz, to the Dubnoff Residence in Pasadena, and the Johnson House in Nichols Canyon their work lasting reminder that less is better.

 

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Built Inc

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The firm is specialised in the design of hospitality facilities and is based in LA. 

Visit their website: http://www.builtinc.com

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RAC Design Build

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Visit their website: http://racdb.com/

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Campbell and Wong

Headquartered in San Francisco, this firm obtained commissions all over Northern CA by the early 1950s. Its work was heavily published after World War II. Their case study house is #27 and remained unbuilt. 

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