Est. 2001

Our mission is to celebrate and promote an awareness of

progressive architecture and design in everyday life through

exhibits, educational programs and public outreach.

Established in response to the need for a space that would be devoted expressly to the exhibition of progressive architecture and design in Los Angeles, A+D Museum opened its doors in January 2001 in the Bradbury Building, one of downtown Los Angeles’ premiere landmark buildings.

In June 2015, we moved from Los Angeles’ Museum Row to the Downtown Arts District. A+D continues to be the only museum in Los Angeles where continuous exhibits of architecture and design are on view. Through exhibits, symposia, multi-disciplinary projects, educational and community programming, A+D serves as a showcase for the work of important regional, national and international designers, providing a forum for contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design that are helping to shape the city. Support from corporations, community businesses, foundations and individuals will ensure the continued vitality of what KCRW’s host of DnA, Frances Anderton heralded as a “very real force in the city.”

A+D Museum is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization and is a member of the American Association of Museums and the International Confederation of Architectural Museums and is recognized by design industry associations such as the American Institute of Architects, the American Institute of Graphic Artists and the American Architectural Foundation.


The 20/20 is a select group of Los Angeles pre-eminent architects and designers whose support of A+D has enabled our move to become firmly situated cultural institution.


A+D Museum acknowledges its dedicated Board of Directors that vitally supports the mission of the museum.

Join our growing community of students, professionals, and other enthusiasts of progressive architecture and design.
We have a plethora of programs here at A+D Museum. You can view the different programs that we offer today!
Over the years here at A+D, we have had the privilege to exhibit incredibly talented artists at the museum. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to cherish the artistry of Los Angeles.


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