NEVER BUILT:
LOS ANGELES

July 28, 2013 - October 27, 2013

 

Never Built: Los Angeles explores the “what if” Los Angeles.  A thorough compendium of projects that only saw the drawing board, the exhibition asks: Why is Los Angeles a hotbed of great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation?

 

Co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, the show looks at visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape the city, from buildings to master plans, parks to follies and transportation proposals any of which could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis. The stories surrounding these projects shed light on a reluctant city whose institutions and infrastructure have often undermined inventive, challenging urban schemes.

 

Many of these schemes—promoting a denser, more vibrant city—still have relevance today, and many could inspire future projects. The projects beg the question: Why were they never built? 

 

The show contains dozens of illustrations exploring the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through renderings, blueprints, models, and the lost art of hand drawing. Through these images and accompanying narratives, the city is interpreted in a new light, with discarded projects understood as art. Never Built probes these schemes, setting the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in Los Angeles.
 

INSPIRE LA! AND SUPPORT NEVER BUILT:LOS ANGELES > HERE

 

 

 

  GET THE NEVER BUILT APP FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE! 

our app includes a selection of works included in the show.

visit a+d to view the complete never built: los angeles exhibition!   
 

 

NEVER BUILT 

EXHIBITION SPONSORS

 

 


EXHIBITION MADE POSSIBLE BY

CLIVE WILKINSON ARCHITECTS

All coast construction

3M

ALAIN HIRSCH CONSTRUCTION

AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION

BURO HAPPOLD 
DAVIDSON PAINTING

Design agency co.
ILLUMISCI

louis poulsen/targetti 

MICHAEL P. JOHNSON FINE WOODS

THE MODEL SHOP

MYERS COLLECTIVE

NELSON DALY 
nordic aluminum

OLSON VISUAL

PARSING PLACE PRODUCTIONS

REGENCY LIGHTING

shimaharA ILLUSTRATION 

SIEROTY COMPANY, INC.

TRU VUE

MACHINEOUS

MATHEW MORAN

 

 

 

 


EXHIBITION DESIGN

CLIVE WILKINSON ARCHITECTS


 

 

2013 CONSTRUCTION SPONSOR

 

ALL COAST CONSTRUCTION                                                              

 


 

PLATINUM SPONSOR

AECOM

 


 

GOLD SPONSOR

Ray & Wyn RiTchie EVANS foundation
COUNCIL DISTRICT NO.4, TOM LABONGE

 



 

 

 

SILVER SPONSOR

GILMORE ASSOCIATES

 

 

 

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

AC MARTIN
THE BROAD ART FOUNDATION

Burnham NATIONWIDE

CO ARCHITECTS

DEASY PENNER & PARTNERS
 
GENSLER

GRUEN ASSOCIATES

MOORE RUBLE YUDELL

NBBJ

POINT 2 HOMES

MICHAEL LEFETRA





 

 

 

SPECIAL SPONSOR

ENCLOS
PROTO HOMES
    
AIA/LOS ANGELE
S
American monorail PROJECT
CREATIVE SPACE

    

 

  

with support from

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

 

 

PROMOTIONAL PARTNER

AIA/LA

ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER

LA METRO

 

 

 


 

SPECIAL THANKS

 

BLU HOMES

DANIELLE CORNWELL

THE SOBIESKI FAMILY
SUSSMAN PREJZA


NEVER BUILT KICKSTARTER SUPPORTERS

 

Scott Adams
Film Project Afghan 
Regina K Alonzo
Farooq Ameen
Jinsoo An
Benjamin Anderson
Robert Apodaca
Yosh Asato
Allison Ashmore
Barbara Attie
lucie ayres Ayres
Mike Bagack
David Baker
Dave Balaishis
Sahil Banka
Sarovar Banka
Connor Barclay
Amanda Barile
Grant Barnes
Kim Baumann Larsen
Charles Beebe
Jamie Beemer
Michael Beener
Alexander James Begg
Sharon Bell
Juliette Bellocq
Hagy Belzberg
Mike Bennett
Andrew Benson
David Bergman
Andrew Bernheimer
David Berryman
Barbara Bestor
Emily Bills
Eliot Blackman
John Bleckley 
J Blouie
Emily Boken
Bollinger
Lois Borgenicht
Timothy Braseth
Brooks + Scarpa
Chr. Bruun
Hal Bryan
Joseph Bryant Bryant
Brent Bushnell
Paul Caballero
Patricia Cacho-Negrete
Charlene Cady
Kenneth Caldwell
George Calys Calys
Carolyn Campbell
Dan Caroselli
Ted Caroselli
Mark Carter
Barbara Casey
Jennifer Caterino
Edward Cella
Ming Chan
Jeff Chapp
Jennifer Charles
Paul Chavez
John Cho
Anastasia Christman
Leigh Christy
Daisy Church
Christine Cipriani Cipriani
Aoibheann Clarke
Jeremy Cohen
Betsy Cole
Allison Shawn Conley
Marc Cooper
Stephane Corbel
Danielle Cornwell
David Cortese
Michael Crawford
Creative Asset Partners, Inc.
Brandon Creighton
Quirino de la Cuesta
Erin Cullerton
Jack Curry
John Dale
Gillian Dale
Hayes Davenport
Joe Day
Bill Day
Wim de Wit
Kate DeFronzo
Eames Demetrios
Trudi Devine
Ricardo Diaz
Anayansi Diaz-Cortes
Alan Dibartolomeo
Jason Dietz
Martina Dolejsova
Andrew Downin
Tanner Dreger
Jennifer Drilling
Julie Du Brow
Beth Dunlop
Lori East
Kenny Easwaran
Ted Ellis
Julio Escarce
Xarene Eskandar
Elizabeth Espinoza
Aline Fader
Mary Fagot
John & Julie Ferguson
Scott Ferreira
Natalie Fet
Adam Florin
Karen Forchione
Patrick Fredrickson
FreelandBuck
Mary French
Elizabeth Fuller
Holly Gabrielson
Nat Gale
Julia Gale
Anne Gallagher
Eric Gamonal
Mark Gardner
John P. Garry III
Nicole Garton
Eric Gelinas
Traci A. Glodery
Marissa Gluck
Martha & Leon Goldin
Laura Goldin
Alex Gonzales Gonzales
Ben Goretsky
Tom Gould
Bob Gourley Gourley
Melissa Graeber
Ian Grant
Daniel Gregory
Andrew Gropper
Daniel Grover
Paul Haahr
Joseph Habboushe
Michael Hacker
Kana Hammon
Holly Hampton
Peter Hanink
Dante W Harper
Beth Edwards Harris
Aaron T. Harvey
Kim Haselhoff
Daniel Herman
Scott Hernandez
David Hertz
Pria Hidisyan
David Hochman
Greg Hochmuth
Craig Hodgetts
Gale Holland
Rainman Hosch
Kai Hsing
Amy Huang
Ying-yu Hung
Jeremy Hunter
Amanda Hurley
Charlene Iniguez
Carolina Ivey
Dana Jackson
Elizabeth James
David C. Johannsen
Michael Juliano
Nan Kane Kane
Karen Kaplan
Jonathan Katz
Austin Kelly
Jenn Kennedy
Choong Kim
Richard Kim
Andie Kimura
Steve R. King
Stan Klemanowicz
Michelle Koehn
Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.
Justin David Kruger
Kerry Kugelman Kugelman
LA Game Space
Barbara Lamprecht
Sandra Lane
Dylan C. Lathrop
Paul Lauden
Vanessa Lee
Kim Lee
Bernard Lee
Richard Lees
June Lin
Lisa Little
Roberto Lobo-Rivera
Christopher Lohr
Alan Loomis
Sarah Lorenzen
David Lovitch
Andy Lowe
Shannon Lubell
David Lubell
Liz Lufkin
Casey Lynch
Fernando Maclen
Seth Madej
Pablo Maida
Joyce Mann
Tom Marble
Jeff Margolis
David Margolis
Marvin & Ann Margolis
Muffy Marracco
John Martin
Evan Mather
John Mattingly 
Beverly McGuire Schnur
Pookie McNoodles
Daniel Medina
Dan Meis
Jose Ramon Menendez
Amanda Meyer
Meyer & Allen Associates
Eliot Milbourn
James Mitchell
Andrew J. Mitchell
Midori Mizuhara
Marcus Mizushima
Terry Morello
Zach Mortice Mortice
Scott Moulton
Christopher Mount
Maggie Murray
Gloria Musca Musca
Thom Musca Musca
Tom Musca
Tommy Musca
Alex Naufel
Noah Nelson
Amy Ness
Jonathan Nettler
Michael Newman
Adolfo V. Nodal
Lorcan O'Herlihy
Robin Ortenberg
Aaron Paley
Jenifer Palmer-Lacy
Neal A. Parish
Christina Park
Heather N. Paxton
Barry Pearl
Cynthia Pearson
Armen Perian
Jory Phillips
Nancy Phillips
Thomas Pierce
Mary Anna Pomonis
Ronald Radziner
Danielle Rago
Jody Rath
Louise Ratliff
Cheryl Riess
Andrew Rivlin
Claire Robinette
Anthony Robinson
Howard A. Rodman
James Rojas
Frank Ruchala
Ian Rutherford
Sloan S
Janet Sager
Joseph Sarafian
Bob Sarnoff
Hugh Scheffy
Lee Schneider
Max Schorr
Patrick Schumacker
David Laird Scott
Robert Sha + CAPSULE™
Janice Shapiro
Crystal Silver
Ray Simmons
Patrick Sims
Ronald Sinicki
Andrew Smith
Jonathan Smith
Mott Smith
Jonathan Sokotch
Joan Sokotch
Amy Sokotch
Tarik Soliman
Tom Nara Srisook
Amy Steinberg
Steven Stepanek
Josh Stephens
Joy Stingone
Lyndsay Stone
Jeff Streety
Stacie Stukin
Doug Suisman
Wilson Sun
Michael Sweeney
Lawrence Tai
Julie D. Taylor
Warren Techentin
James Tedrick
Judith Teitelman
Beth Topping
Sandi/Chris Turner/Wyrick
Autumn Udell
Georgene Vairo
Philip Van Allen
Jade Van Doren 
Jessica Varner
Jona Verhardy
Adam Villani
Maik Vlcek
Roland Wahroos-Ritter
Denise Wakeman
Monona Wali
Kevin Walker
Justin Walker
Amanda Walter
Margaret Wappler
Suzi Weissman
Li Wen
Stacy Williams
Renee Windman
Kathryn Wiser
Harry Wolf
Kerri Wong
Douglas Woods
Abbe Wool
Chia-ching Yang
Kevin Yuan
Haily Zaki
Paul Zappia
Anne Zimmerman
Zack Zucker