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A lecture and live Q+A discussion with Michael Anderson and Frances Anderton

May 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 6th, for a lecture and live Q+A discussion with Michael Anderson and Frances Anderton

How to Create Accelerated Equity Housing and Transit Communities

In collaboration with the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design

Lecture is Free and Open to the Public

Register for the  Zoom Webinar

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson is a principal architect of Anderson Barker, an architecture, urban economic development firm in Los Angeles. His expertise is transit stations, communities, aviation, civic, commercial, residential, and municipal infrastructure projects such as streetscapes, parking structures, community centers, and parks. He focuses to aid municipalities to modernize underserved communities and increase ownership utilizing business strategies that are mutually beneficial to all parties.

He is currently working on a pilot project for accelerated equity housing and transit-oriented community (TOC) solutions by collaborating with public funding, private capital sources, and real estate development companies. He is currently completing a book, Urban Magic: Vibrant Black and Brown Communities Are Possible.

Anderson Barker’s Notable Projects include:
· LA Clippers Arena Plaza Buildings and Parking Garages, Inglewood, CA
· Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA
· Tom Bradley Terminal West
· Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center, Compton, CA
· Compton Senior Center, Compton, CA

Frances Anderton

Frances Anderton covers Los Angeles design and architecture in print, radio, podcasts, and public events. She is currently writing a book, Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles, for Angel City Press. She produced and co-hosted the radio series Wasted: Neat Solutions to the Dirty Problem of Waste. It recently aired on KCRW’s Greater LA. For many years she hosted DnA: Design and Architecture radio show, and before that Warren Olney’s current affairs show Which Way, LA? and To the Point, all broadcast on KCRW public radio station.

Anderton also programs talks, exhibitions, and events at Helms Bakery District. She previously curated the exhibition Sink or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change, about resilient architecture, shown at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Honors include the 2020 ICON Award for the Los Angeles Design Festival.

Introduced and moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)

Free Parking is available at the corner of Helms Ave. and Venice Blvd.

Photos (Left to Right): Image of Michael Anderson; Image of Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Transit Corridor; Image of Frances Anderton.


May 6, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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