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Roaring Metropolis : Official Opening Party

Friday, May 31st @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the Official Long Beach Architecture Week Opening Party. A night full of fun, glitz and glamour in a beautifully restored Art Deco building . Dress in your best 1920s/1930s outfit, dance the night away to amazing swing band and sip on delicious period cocktails. Appetizers will be provided and full bar available. More details coming soon.

Miner Smith Bungalows Walking Tour

Saturday, June 1st @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join CSULB Professor and Miner Smith scholar Norbert Schürer for an intimate walking tour of Miner Smith homes clustered within a twelve-square-block area in the Belmont Heights neighborhood of Long Beach. The tour offers the opportunity to observe the exteriors of about a dozen Miner Smith homes and hopefully to visit one or two homes to see the extraordinary quality and diversity of Smith’s interiors. Miner Smith was a self-taught builder and contractor who was responsible for about two dozen…

Art Deco Double Decker Bus Tour #1

Saturday, June 1st @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Discover Art Deco Long Beach! Downtown Long Beach is rich with many buildings of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style from the 1920s and 1930s. This very special Art Deco Bus Tour will examine wonderful examples of architecture & design. Downtown Long Beach will never look the same to you again! Join noted Art Deco Expert, Author and Art Deco Historic Preservation Consultant John Thomas on a bus tour of Downtown Long Beach and receive a signed copy of "Long Beach Art Deco". Space is limited.  Where: In front of the WPA Mural…

LB Heritage’s 18th Annual Great Homes Tour

Sunday, June 2nd @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 2, from noon to 5 p.m. The Great Homes Tour features one-of-a-kind houses designed and built by some of the most renowned names in the city’s architectural history, including Miner Smith, Cliff May and Hugh Davies.  Many of the homes maintain the original architectural elements, while others have been carefully rehabilitated to respect the original design.  They are located throughout Long Beach, in the charming neighborhoods of Belmont Heights, Bluff Park, Virginia Country Club, Bixby Knolls and Rancho…

Hard Hat Tour of New Civic Center and Public Library

Monday, June 3rd @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The revitalization of Long Beach, California's downtown civic core is nearly complete as construction comes to an end on the highly-anticipated Long Beach Civic Center (LBCC). Slated for completion this summer, the LBCC is the largest public-private development of its kind on the West Coast. The Civic Center campus totals nearly 600,000 square feet divided among three structures: a new City Hall (270,000 square feet), a new headquarters facility for the Port of Long Beach (237,000 square feet), and a new…

Designing for Culture: Long Beach Museum of Art, Frederick Fisher and Partners

Monday, June 3rd @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker: Joseph Coriaty, FAIA managing partner FF&P and lead architect on the Long Beach Museum of Art project   In 2000, Frederick Fisher and Partners (FF&P) designed a new 12,800 SF building, now known as the Hartman Pavilion, for the Long Beach Museum of Art. The building is holistically integrated into the museum campus and has become a well-loved destination for both locals and visitors. The site, situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and occupied by two historic structures,…

CSULB Campus Modern Architecture and Sculpture Tour

Tuesday, June 4th @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

California State University, Long Beach, founded in 1949, boasts an extraordinary collection of architecture by local Modernists and an outdoor sculpture collection featuring world-renowned artists. This tour will provide an overview of the earliest buildings by Hugh Gibbs, Edward Killingsworth’s role as master plan architect for more than forty years, and explore the landscape designed by Edward Lovell with integrated art from the International Sculpture Symposium of 1965. In partnership with Long Beach Heritage. All proceeds from this event will…

The Conservation-Based Restoration of a Modern Masterwork

Tuesday, June 4th @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA at the offices of Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. and former offices of Edward A. Killingworth, FAIA  for an intimate and insightful talk on the Killingsworth Office Building, designed in 1955 during the early and informative years of Killingsworth’s long and illustrious career. This building was recognized by the National AIA with the Award of Merit in 1956. As a colleague, friend, and protégé of Ed Killingsworth, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod is honored to be the…

T.H.U.M.S. Islands Boat Tour #1

Wednesday, June 5th @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join CSULB Assistant Professor of Art, Brian Trimble and the staff from the City of Long Beach Energy Resources department for a Tour of T.H.U.M.S. Islands. The tour will include an extensive discussion on the history and development of the islands designed by noted landscape architect, Joseph Linesch and includes shuttle and boat transportation. In 1965 T.H.U.M.S. hired Linesch & Reynolds to design four oil drilling platforms along the Long Beach coast. The four islands (originally named Alfa, Bravo, Charlie,…

Urban Growth and Building for People

Wednesday, June 5th @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This panel of distinguished guests will address some of the pressing questions that arise when discussing the future of the built environment in a large urban city, such as Long Beach. Architecture, by definition, is built to serve people, but does it serve all people and what is its impact on established neighborhoods, economics and the environment? The panel will discuss important issues related to the renewal of urban spaces and preservation, gentrification and displacement and growth and environmental concerns.…

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus

Wednesday, June 5th @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus with this lively, wide-ranging documentary exploring the history, present, and future of the utopian design and architecture school and communal social movement around the world. TICKETS At its heart, 'Bauhaus Spirit' proves without question that fun was a core component of the goings-on. We long to have played a part in its birth, existence and influence—or to even contribute now. —Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter A comprehensive look at the subject.…

T.H.U.M.S. Islands Boat Tour #2

Thursday, June 6th @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join CSULB Assistant Professor of Art, Brian Trimble and the staff from the City of Long Beach Energy Resources department for a Tour of T.H.U.M.S. Islands. The tour will include an extensive discussion on the history and development of the islands designed by noted landscape architect, Joseph Linesch and includes shuttle and boat transportation. In 1965 T.H.U.M.S. hired Linesch & Reynolds to design four oil drilling platforms along the Long Beach coast. The four islands (originally named Alfa, Bravo, Charlie,…

A New Deal for LB Architecture: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, and The Influence of the Modern Design Movement, 1925

Thursday, June 6th @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A special lecture on the interwar era Art Deco architecture of Long Beach by expert and enthusiast John Thomas, co-author of Long Beach Art Deco, past president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles - 1940. Thomas will discuss the design influences of Art Deco and its variant Streamline Moderne, which shaped Long Beach during the period of rapid growth from 1925 through 1940 including reconstruction after the 1933 earthquake that destroyed many Long Beach Schools. Using both vintage and…

Art Deco Double Decker Bus Tour #2

Friday, June 7th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Discover Art Deco Long Beach! Downtown Long Beach is rich with many buildings of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne style from the 1920s and 1930s. This very special Art Deco Bus Tour will examine wonderful examples of architecture & design. Downtown Long Beach will never look the same to you again! Join noted Art Deco Expert, Author and Art Deco Historic Preservation Consultant John Thomas on a bus tour of Downtown Long Beach and receive a signed copy of "Long Beach Art Deco". Drinks will be provided.   Space is limited. | Please…

IconLBC

Friday, June 7th @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, June 8th @ 12:00 am

Art. Architecture. Performances. Music. **FREE PUBLIC EVENT** Enjoy art, architecture, performances, and live music, presented in partnership with InspiredLBC, the creators of the hugely succesfful Hello Welcome series. Murals painted by local artists,nd displayed for the first time at this event, are inspired by Long Beach architecture!Be sure to stay for the After Party... Bringing down the house with great vibes and amazing music Holliday Panasith from DeepAura Music, Brandyn Placebo, Claire Placebo. FEATURING MURALS BY:  - Joshua Garcia Inspiredlbc…

Historic Downtown Tour

Saturday, June 8th @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Historic Downtown tour is the premier architecture tour of Long Beach Architecture Week. Highlighting the iconic historic buildings that shape the downtown cityscape, this tour promises to provide visitors with unprecedented access to some of the most important and loved structures in our city. Outside of downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach is one of the few city centers in the region that can boast of historic high rises. What downtown Long Beach provides is the combination of beach and…

Pacific Visions | Aquarium of the Pacific

Saturday, June 8th @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Pacific Visions building is a biomorphic structure that evokes the Pacific Ocean. Its façade comprises over 800 individually shaped blue glass panels that respond to changing light and weather conditions throughout the day with varying colors that imitate the effect of sunlight rippling on the ocean’s surface. The building has earned Two Green Globes certification from the Green Globes® building rating system for demonstrating leadership in best practices regarding environmental efficiency. NOTE: Attendees will also be able to visit…

Charles Phoenix “Long Beachland”

Sunday, June 9th @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Be prepared for your local pride to SWELL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a then and now time travel slide show adventure exploring Long Beach’s landmarks and lore. With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles reveals his guide to undiscovered and iconic local landmarks, and the very best of his found 50s and 60s vintage Kodachrome slides taken in Long Beach. Experience the Pike Amusements, local oddities,…

LBAW Closing Social @ 4th Street Vine

Sunday, June 9th @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us after Charles Phoenix's "Long Beachland" for a fun evening of delicious drinks, live music and great food. More info coming soon.

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