Regina O’Brien, 2009-2015
Milestones in the Community
Eldon Davis Memorial
On April 22, 2011 Eldon Davis Passes away. The Modern Committee gathersa few days later at Pann’s in Culver City in memorium.
Nichols Birthday Party at WigWam Hotel
Showcase of ModCom talent at Nichols’ annual birthday party.
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building
Office designed by Paul R. Williams in 1949 is successfully nominated as a HCM I Los Angeles and lobby murals are preserved in situ.
Successful nomination of the Department of Water and Power headquarters designed by Albert C. Martin and Associates in 1965 and seen in so many movies and image of quintessential Los Angeles.
Glendale County Building
Modcom keeps a watchful eye out for this 1959 government building along with the City of Glendale and the Glendale Historical Society when the AOC proposed to demolish the existing annex “and much of the existing building.”
Annual Holiday Party:
UCLA Faculty Center
Modern Master Awards:
- Robert Burman
- Victor Cusack, FAIA
- James De Long, FAIA
- Edward Fickett, FAIA
- Harry Gesner, AIA
Rat Pack Moment
The Atomic Age Alliance in Las Vegas conducts a bus tour in which one of the highlights is finding the exact location of where the Rat Pack (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford) stood for the famous picture of them in front of the Sands Hotel sign on the Strip. Many ModCom members are present.
John Lautner 100th Birthday Tour
MAK Center partnered with The John Lautner Foundation for a house tour on the occasion of John Lautner’s 100th birthday July 23, 2011. Included the Harpel House (1956), the Jacobsen House (1947), the Schwimmer House (1982), and the Sheats/Goldstein Residence (1963/1989).
AIA “East and West of 405”
Tour on March 2011 – four houses for its first spring Modern home tour.
Dapper Day at Disneyland
Retro fashion event, “Dapper Day” at Disneyland is started by Justin Jorgensen.
Modern Tract Homes of Los Angeles
Modern Tract Homes of Los Angeles touches on the history of modern architecture and explores five housing tracts built between 1948 and 1964. By John Eng and Adriene Biondo.