Low Rise, Mid Rise, High Rise: Housing in L.A. Today

Low Rise, Mid Rise, High Rise: Housing in L.A. Today
July 20, 2021 Jeff Smith

We are sad to see our Low Rise, Mid Rise, High Rise: Housing in L.A. Today exhibition closing on Friday, July 30th, with final open studio hours from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. If you missed it, now is your last chance to view the show.

Visitors enjoyed seeing the dense, high, multi-unit housing with apartments filled with natural light, flowing space and a taste of the outside. The projects highlighted planning for sociability, as well as new material and structural solutions to housing affordability. We explored how new developments can still express the distinct and eclectic Los Angeles character.

During the public opening event on June 19th, visitors participated in speed-dating conversations with the architects, interesting Q&A sessions, and hot-button topics. Finally, guests had a sneak-peek at how the pandemic may have altered planning priorities in the homes of tomorrow.

The exhibition featured models and renderings of projects in design or under construction. Displayed alongside these real-world schemes, were exhibition of designs by Cal Poly LA Metro students.

A heartfelt round of thanks go to Stephen Phillips and Frances Anderton for their vision, Cal Poly LA Metro Program for Architecture and Design for their continued partnership, and the Cal Poly students who worked tirelessly to install the entire exhibition.

BIG THANKS to the participating architects and designers:
Baumgartner + Uriu; Bestor Architecture; Brooks +Scarpa Architects & Plant Prefab; Bureau Spectacular; Byben; City Design Studio; Clive Wilkinson Architects; Connect Homes; Design, Bitches; Egan / Simon Architecture; Eric Owen Moss Architects; Gensler; Keating Architecture; kdA Kevin Daly Architects; KFA Architecture; Koning Eizenberg; Lance Collins (Partner Energy); LA Más; Lehrer Architects; Lorcan O’Herlihy (LOHA); Michael Anderson (Anderson-Barker); Michael W. Folonis Architects; Michael Maltzan Architecture; Mighty Buildings; Neil M. Denari Architects; P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S; Patrick Tighe Architecture; Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS); Studio Antares A+E; THECALIFORNIAOFFICE; Warren Techentin Architecture [WTARCH]

Special Thanks to our sponsors AVRP Studios and ARC Document Solutions.


Photos by Cecily Brown Photography