Regina O’Brien, 2009-2015
Milestones in the Community
Architecture of the 1970s and 1980s
Johnies Coffee Shop
Classic building at Wilshire and Fairfax is nominated for Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument (HCM) Nomination on November 27, 2013. Nomination was written with the help of Alan Hess.
Gregory Ain Mar Vista Housing Tract
Successful HPOZ nomination of the. 52 one story homes. Nomination primarily written by Amanda Seward
Case Study Houses
CSH received National Register Status. Eleven original dwellings remained in Los Angeles, Sand Diego and Ventura counties. Work by Charles Eames, Craig Ellwood, Pierre Koeing, Eero Saarinen, and Rodney Walker. Ten of them ended up being successfully nominated by 2013. The eleventh was owner opposed. Volunteers who contributed to the successful completion of this effort include: Steven Kyle, _______________. The Modern Committee is given the Governor’s Preservation Award for its work on the Case Study house nominations.
Annual Holiday Party:
USC Religious Center
Modern Master Awards:
- Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman (designers from 1952-2012
- Donald Gibbs, FAIA (1961-present)
- Gin Wong, FAIA (1950-present)
- Kurt Meyer, AIA (1948-1993)
Palm Springs ModCom and Preservation Foundation
ModCom members continue to participate and advocate for preservation in Palm Springs, CA.
Sheilah Graham’s Hollywood Drive Tour
Great Autos of Yesteryear produces a self driving car rally tour focused on location and dates of “September 1956”
MAK Architecture Venice Tour
Venice Area tour on June 23, 2013 featured architecture related to Everything Loose Will Land in the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. Houses included: Spiller House (Frank Gehry, 1980) Alan Voo House (Neil M. Denari Architects, house renovation / extension, 2007) Peter Alexander Studio (Peter Alexander, 1999) Petal House (Eric Owen Moss, 1982)
2-4-6-8 House (Morphosis, 1978)
A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living
Hammer Museum’s first major museum retrospective of the Los Angeles-based architect’s work. Also included two days of exclusive architectural tours of some of Jones’s most remarkable built projects on June 22 and June 29, 2013.
The book A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living by Brooke Hodge is released June 25, 2013
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990
One of 17 museum and gallery multi-institution collaborative events featured in Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.. Opened April 9, 2013 at the Getty, celebrates Mutual Housing Association in Crestwood, Richard Neutra’s glass box houses in Silver Lake and Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall downtown. Overdrive is what its similar-sounding 2011 counterpart did for art.