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Miner Smith Bungalow Self Guided Tour

Friday, September 18th @ 12:00 am - Sunday, September 27th @ 11:30 pm

This tour shows visitors about a dozen houses built by Miner R. Smith. Smith was a self-taught builder and contractor who worked in Long Beach in the 1920s and was responsible for about 30 residences that he called ‘bungalow mansions.’ Concentrated in Belmont Heights, these buildings are arguably the most distinctive California Bungalows in Long Beach: Smith’s architectural style melded the Victorian style of the nineteenth century with the Arts and Crafts design of the early twentieth. The most notable…

Historic Downtown Self-Guided Tour

Friday, September 18th @ 12:00 am - Sunday, September 27th @ 11:30 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. 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 buildings that create a distinctive coastal cityscape. Take the self-guided Historic Downtown Tour to experience the fascinating history of iconic buildings…

LB Downtown Art Deco Self-Guided Tour

Friday, September 18th @ 12:00 am - Sunday, September 27th @ 11:30 pm

Enjoy a walking tour of wonderful Art Deco building in downtown Long Beach as curated by John Thomas local art deco historian. Along the tour you will see both art deco in Streamline moderne architecture dating back to 1929 including the wonderful WPA mosaic “recreation in Long Beach.” You’ll never look at these buildings the same way again once you’ve had the experience of learning more about their architectural in character design features. This will be a self-guided tour you…

Pow Wow Mural Self-Guided Tour

Friday, September 18th @ 12:00 am - Sunday, September 27th @ 11:30 pm

Many of the exterior walls throughout the downtown of Long Beach have been transformed by some of the worlds most renowned mural artist. A revitalization through mural art has taken hold of Long Beach and graced the city with some larger than life master pieces. This will be a self-guided tour you can follow along though the LB Living app. *Included in LBAW Full Access Ticket BUY TICKETS

The Atkinson Brick House Virtual Tour

Friday, September 18th - Sunday, September 27th

The Atkinson Brick House is a 1957 Mid-Century Modern custom home, which had laid forgotten for decades. Located on the Los Cerritos / Virginia Country Club border, the house has an incredibly unique layout—it’s literally built around a pool, with 360 degrees of floor-to-ceiling glass opening the house to the outdoor courtyard. Sounds perfect, right? Well, in December of 2018, when Ashley and Brian Scotto took the keys to this 4800sq foot spread, the radiant heat didn’t work, nor did…

Edward A. Killingsworth Project, pre-recorded with live Q&A

Wednesday, September 23rd @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join filmmaker Eric Bricker (Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, Alumination) for an engaging discussion on his current project in development, KILLINGSWORTH. Inspired by the life and work of Edward A. Killingsworth, FAIA, the film focuses on the transformation of local Long Beach firm Killingsworth, Brady & Smith (KBS) into that of an international practice capable of accommodating large scale projects spanning the globe. A relatively unsung architectural great, Ed Killingsworth and his three firms (KBS, KBA, KSLW) went…

Evolving Design in the Face of a Pandemic Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 24th @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

From multi-family housing to restaurant dining, Covid-19 has turned the design community’s thinking upside down on how to design spaces for social interaction. This panel discussion will dive into how the ever changing knowledge, or lack thereof, surrounding Covid-19 is impacting the way buildings and social spaces are being designed. Panel Moderator: Michael Bohn, AIA Senior Principal at Studio One Eleven Panelist One: Sara Hickman, LEED AP, WELL AP, EcoDristricts AP Sustainability Director, Senior Associate at Studio One Eleven BUY…

WPA Discussion and Live Q&A with John Thomas

Saturday, September 26th @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Long Beach Architecture Week will present 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. The lecture is entitled A New Deal for Long Beach Architecture: Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, and The Influence of the Modern Design Movement, 1925-1940. Thomas will discuss the design influences of Art Deco and its variant Streamline Moderne, which…

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