Never Built: Los Angeles

Event Date: 
Sep 14

Do you like architecture and urban planning? Do you like learning about the history of Los Angeles? Are you curious about projects that never got to see the light of day?

With a thorough collection of projects that only saw the drawing board, Architecture and Design Museum presents NEVER BUILT: LOS ANGELES, an exhibition that explores the “what if” story of our city and asks the question: Why is Los Angeles a hotbed of great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation?

Co-curated by Sam ubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, the show looks at visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape the city, from buildings to master plans, parks to follies and transportation proposals any of which could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis. The stories surrounding these projects shed light on a reluctant city whose institutions and infrastructure have often undermined inventive, challenging urban schemes.

 Many of these schemes—promoting a denser, more vibrant city—still have relevance today, and many could inspire future projects. So, why were they never built?

When: July 18, 2013 – October 13, 2013

Where: 6032 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angles, CA 90036

Tickets: $20 Individual, $15 Student, A+D Members Free w/ RSVP

For more information on the event, visit the A+D Museum website.