Architecture City Guide: Los Angeles

The Architecture City Guide series heads to the West Coast this week.  Los Angeles area is huge and it was nearly impossible to narrow down 12 buildings for this weeks list.  Here’s what we suggest visiting if you are in LA, but we want to know what additional buildings you think we should add to our list!  Visit the comment section and provide your can’t miss buildings in LA.

The Architecture City Guide: Los Angeles list and corresponding map after the break!

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Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Architecture City Guide: Los Angeles" 19 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • Herb H

    Come on! How can you not include Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on that list!


    555 West Temple Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • debles

    agree! it was the first building I thought when i saw the post

  • MH

    dont forget Schindler’s Kings Road House

  • Michael

    How about L&M art gallery in Venice? or even gehry’s binoculars as well?

  • ov

    Seriously what’s going on here?

    The Bradbury Building by George H. Wyman is not mentioned??
    It’s located at 304 South Broadway (at 3rd Street) in downtown.

  • scott

    i agree with all the other comments, here are more i can think of…

    capitol records bldg (fantastic view on the northside of vine)

    gehry’s house
    gamble house
    caltech morphosis building
    hwood sign hike
    hollywood bowl
    anson ford theater (across the freeway)
    diamond ranch hs (worth the trip)
    barnsdall park/hollyhock
    kate mantilini
    chemosphere (and basically every other famous lautner house)

    stahl house is great only if you can get in, from the street you can’t see anything. flw’s storer house is just down the hill

    i’m sure i’m forgetting plenty….

    • Larsson

      yeah, you forgot the Staples Center. lol
      hmm, my condo should be on that list too…

      • scott

        the staples center is alright – it’s not exactly “omg you have to go here”

        and noone gives a crap about your condo

  • ov

    Another one i forgot to mention:
    The Department of Water and Power Building by AC Martin Partners.

    It’s across the street the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and diagonal from the Disney Concert Hall.