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Preserving Lautner’s Legacy: The Spectrum of Stewardship

As part of the year-long John Lautner Turns 100 series, The John Lautner Foundation and the Los Angeles Conservancy will co-present a panel discussion on Sunday, October 9, from 3pm-5pm at Wilshire Christian Church. Architects and owners of Lautner homes will explore various approaches to stewardship, from restoration to reconstruction and everything in between. The panelists will offer brief visual presentations of five recently renovated Lautner homes and share a range of views on sustaining the architect’s built legacy with the goal of advancing the discussion of preservation of Lautner (and other) structures in Los Angeles.

The panel will be moderated by Los Angeles Conservancy Executive Director Linda Dishman and will include:

  • Helena Arahuete, Principal, Lautner Associates, discussing the Harvey Residence (1951)
  • Frank Escher, board member, The John Lautner Foundation and Principal, Escher GuneWardena Architecture, discussing the Malin Residence (Chemosphere) (1960)
  • Mark Haddawy, owner, Harpel House (1956)
  • Michael LaFetra, Conservancy board member and owner/past owner of several Lautner homes, discussing the Rawlins Residence (1980)
  • Ron Radziner, FAIA, Design Principal, Marmol Radziner, discussing the Garcia Residence (1962)

A reception will follow the panel discussion. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for members of either presenting organization. Space is limited, reservations are required, and you can purchase tickets through the Los Angeles Conservancy.

Preserving Lautner’s Legacy: The Spectrum of Stewardship
Sunday, October 9, 3pm-5pm
Wilshire Christian Church Fellowship Hall
634 South Normandie Ave. (at Wilshire Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90005

(Photo Source: The Getty)

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