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Rediscovering the Classical Modernism of Ladd & Kelsey, Architects

Saturday, April 20, 3:00 – 5:00 pm FREE

Please RSVP by April 16 to:

From the famous church in The Graduate to the Norton Simon Museum, Ladd & Kelsey, Architects were the maestros behind some of the most famous ‘60s and ’70s landmarks in Southern California. Ladd & Kelsey’s lack of inclusion in today’s architectural discourse and popular media is in striking contrast to their accomplished body of work that has left a lasting impact on California Modernism and the USC Style.

The panel discussion, moderated by noted architect and historian Alan Hess, will include Linda Dishman, president and CEO, LA Conservancy; Kevin Lane, CEO of Placewares Projects and curator of the exhibition; South Bay architect Joe Spierer, principal, Joseph Spierer Architects; and Wayne Thom, architectural photographer of Ladd & Kelsey, Architects projects.

A reception follows the panel discussion and special Q + A with the Kelsey family.