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Blog – LB Architecture Week


Modernism Week Festival to Offer 26 Talks and Presentations at the Annenberg Theater

Modernism Week, the annual festival that highlights midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California, will offer 26 informative and entertaining talks, panel discussions, other presentations at various locations during the 11-day event that runs February 13-23, 2020. A distinguished array of speakers – […]

Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale Celebrates its 20th Year During Modernism Week

Show & Sale Will Offer Important 20th and 21st Century Furniture and Art Objects and Design Expo Will Offer Cutting-edge Modern Design and Technology at the Most Well Attended event of Modernism Week Palm Springs, CA (January 21, 2020) – The 20th annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale and the Palm Springs Modern Design […]

An Obscure Building Remains From Roosevelt Naval Base on the Boundary of Long Beach

Written by Katie Rispoli Keaotamai The next time you travel west along the Gerald Desmond Bridge, you might notice a subtly Modernist building near Navy Way, which almost blends into its highway. The building remains from the former Roosevelt Naval Base, an impressive campus designed by the “Allied Engineers” and constructed in 1943. Architecture firms led […]

Downtown Long Beach’s Gradual and Rapid Change

Written by Brian Ulaszewski, LEED AP Photo by Elizabeth Martinez This past month, downtown Long Beach celebrates its continued economic and physical growth with Downtown Celebrates, rolling out another bright annual report, with honors to those who contribute to this success, highlighting the diverse food and entertainment the downtown has to offer. This year’s report […]

Building a Balanced Long Beach

Written and Photos by Sarah Locke Long Beach Heritage is a proud partner of the first annual Long Beach Architecture Week not only to celebrate our past, but to inspire possibilities for our city’s future. A powerful toolbox of historic preservation incentives has revitalized dozens of older buildings throughout our city and the benefits are […]

The Architectural Vision of Miner Smith

Written by Dr. Nobert Schurer Photography by Elizabeth Martinez Even a casual observer can usually identify some of the main architectural styles popular in Long Beach, including Victorian, Colonial, Craftsman (a.k.a. Arts and Crafts, California Bungalow), Mission or Spanish Revival, Italian Renaissance, Tudor, Art Deco, Ranch, and Mid-Century Modern. In contrast, it is much more […]

Kelly Sutherlin McLeod: Advocate for Community and Preservation

Written by Brian Trimble Photography by Julius Shulman Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA, is the founder and principal architect at KSMA Architecture, Inc. (KSMA). Her firm provides full architectural services from concept design through construction and oversight. KSMA is located here in Long Beach, in Edward A. Killingsworth’s original architectural offices, a building that was recognized […]

Long Beach, Deco, Destiny and Distinction

Written by John Thomas, Art Deco Expert Photos by Chris Launi At 5:54 p.m. on March 10, 1933, a massive 6.25 magnitude earthquake rocked Southern California. Wood-frame bungalows lost their chimneys and engineered concrete buildings had minimal damage, but unreinforced masonry buildings near the epicenter failed catastrophically. Long Beach was particularly hard-hit. People who had […]

Take a Trip Back in Time (Without Leaving the City)

How a stay at the Hotel Royal in the East Village Arts District puts you right at the center of old-meets-new By Rachel-Jean Firchau and Jacob Sigala @racheloffduy / @jacobsmedium The East Village Arts District is known for its lively bars, funky shops, and tantalizing restaurants. In recent years, it’s become the place to be […]

Cocktails in Historic Places

Long Beach Architecture Week serves as a vibrant social, cultural and economic community partner in the city of Long Beach and celebrates architecture, design and art through exciting and entertaining architecture tours, educational programs and events that highlight the best of what Long Beach has to offer. The Blind Donkey-  The Blind Donkey can be […]