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On the Map:  HABITATION will literally open the doors to five recently built private habitats including section 8 supportive housing and market-rate multi-family housing projects.  The HABITATION series is an invitation to experience a form of living that is not necessarily yours, yet encourages critical examination of the players who develop, fund and inhabit Los Angeles from the inner city to the west side.

Admission to lectures/site visit is free to LA Forum Members, $10 for non-members for each event.  Advance ticket purchases are available here. Memberships available for purchase at each event.

7.22: Harper West Hollywood by WorkPlays studio*architecture

Site massing showing new structures wrapped around the Ramona

Walkway between existing and new structures

Thursday, July 22, 7pm
1250 N. Harper
West Hollywood, CA

Talk/Tour led by: Ric Abramson, AIA

This project mixes historic and new structures as it preserves a landmarked apartment courtyard, renovates 1920s structures for new affordable units, and wraps two sides of the site with 32 market-rate units in a mix of flats, lofts and townhouses.

8.4: Rehabilitation of R.M. Schindler’s Bubeshko Apartments by DSH

Interior - photo © Grant Mudford,

Section + Color Study - photo courtesy DSH

Wednesday, August 4, 7pm
2036 Griffith Park Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

parking located: along Griffith Park Blvd., street parking

Talk/tour led by:
Eric Haas, AIA, DSH // architecture
Joe DeMarie, Owner

The restoration of Rudolph Schindler’s Bubeshko Apartments of 1938-41, one of the few realized and intact multi-family dwellings by this significant Los Angeles architect, focused on the project’s DNA: generative ideas, theories of spatial configuration, and employment of color and material. The work involved probing history, rehabilitating the way in which materials combine with characteristic colors to produce the spatial effects unique to Schindler’s architecture.

8.11: The New Carver Apartments by Michael Maltzan Architecture

Courtyard - Photo: Iwan Baan

Exterior - Photo: Iwan Baan

Wednesday, August 11, 7pm
This event is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to waiting list, please rsvp to:
1624 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Parking structure located at Venice & Grand, or take Metro Blue Line.

Talk/Tour led by:
Michael Maltzan, FAIA, Michael Maltzan Architecture
Mike Alvidrez, Skid Row Housing Trust, Executive Director
Molly Rysman, Skid Row Housing Trust, Director of External Affairs

Located just blocks from LA Live and downtown’s new luxury loft dwellings, The New Carver Apartments showcases the latest form of “permanent supportive housing” designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture and developed by the Skid Row Housing Trust.

8.18: Twin Houses by Predock_Frane Architects

Wednesday, August 18, 7pm
16550 Akron Street
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

This event requires RSVP for members, and RSVP & pre-payment by non-members.
This event is anticipated to sell out.
MEMBERS: To be added to RSVP list, please respond to:
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Talk/tour led by:  John Frane, Principal, Predock_Frane Architects

Description:  The Twin Houses are 4,000 sf homes nestled into the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains.  A hybrid of hillside and courtyard living wrapped in a constrained planning envelope, the project exemplifies divine exterior living spaces and well-lit interiors.

8.25: Step up on 5th by Pugh + Scarpa Architects

Exterior - Photo by John Edward Linden

August 25th, 7pm
1548 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA
NOTE: This event does not require an RSVP.
NON-MEMBERS: Click here to pay for event in advance.  We will accept cash and checks (no plastic) at the door.

Talk/Tour lead by: Gywnne Pugh

Step Up on Fifth features 46 studio apartments for homeless and mentally disabled residents. Focusing on recovery, this project elevates the social and communal aspects of the complex, and incorporates sustainable features.  This project won the 2010 National AIA Institute Award in Architecture, 2010 AIA Housing Awards – Specialized Housing.