Did you know a one-mile swath of Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake is home to some of the greatest architectural talent east of La Brea? Join de LaB on Saturday, October 19th for a self-directed tour of five fascinating architecture studios, all within walking distance of one another.
Michael Maltzan Architecture: Founded in 1995, Michael Maltzan Architecture has designed some of Skid Row’s most transformative projects, including two projects which have hosted de LaB events: New Carver Apartments and Inner City Arts. See the plans for the upcoming Sixth Street Viaduct and currently under-construction One Sante Fe.
Warren Techentin Architecture (WTARCH): Headed by architect Warren Techentin, WTARCH is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary office that includes designs for single-family residences like this Los Feliz Residence or this house in the Pacific Palisades, plus multi-family housing, educational and institutional spaces.
MASS Architecture & Design: If you’re a fan of Silverlake Wine, Intelligentsia Venice or Pasadena, or Pitfire Pizza, then you’re already familiar with the work of MASS Architecture and its principal, Ana Henton (or maybe you joined us for her tour of a renovated USC fraternity house). We apologize that this studio is not ADA-accessible. Please be careful, the stairs are steep.
Lehrer Architects: Founded in 1985 by native Angeleno Michael Lehrer, the national firm has worked on a number of community-based projects, including the recently opened Spring Street Park in downtown LA which is nominated for the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt People’s Design Award, the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC, Reseda Pool, and the Restore Neighborhood LA Affordable Housing Prototypes.
MAKE Architecture: A collaborative architecture and design firm founded by Jess Mullen-Carey and Bill Beautur in 2000, the studio’s focus is broad and encompasses architecture, furniture, product and graphic design. Perhaps you joined us two years ago for a visit to Beer Belly in Koreatown designed by MAKE?
Afterwards, join the group for buy-your-own happy hour at Hyperion Public from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., where they’ll be offering food and drink specials for tour attendees.
Please read our ticket policy for this event
– The tour is self-directed; tickets and a map will be issued via email
– Tickets for the tour cost $20 person, and must be purchased in advance.
– Space is limited and we will not accept payment for tickets on the day of the tour.
– The tour is self-directed and tickets and a map will be issued via email which you will need to print or show on your phone at each location.
– All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be given. All proceeds will go to support future de LaB programming, including our Making LA series.
– Children under 12 are not allowed, no exceptions, please.
– Some of the studios have steep stairs and are not wheelchair accessible, we apologize for this.
We need docents!
Volunteers will be assigned a 1.5 hour shift and will receive one free ticket to the tour. Please be willing to commit to a 1.5 hour shift on Saturday, October 19. Docents must arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their shift. Early shift times are approximately 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and late shifts will be approximately 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Studio docents are present at the door, checking tickets and ensuring visitors are respectful and follow the rules outlined in the Open Studio Tour ticket. We’ll be emailing everyone with your assignments the week before the event.
Here’s a general map showing the location of the studios, but we’ll be providing you with a detailed map and addresses for all the studios.