Tibbie Dunbar, Executive Director
Tibbie Dunbar became the first Director of A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles in December 2004. In the ensuing 8 years, Tibbie has developed the A+D into an active center of architecture and design, launching cutting-edge programming in education, symposia, musical arts performances, cultural urbanism, interactive platforms, and the creation of an installation space where architects, designers, and artists are invited in to conceive on-site projects.
As curator, Tibbie has continued to develop the founders' original vision for the museum, by expanding the breadth of the museum to include exhibits of design. To further fulfill the museum’s mission, Tibbie attracts national and international exhibits of both architecture and design, and pursues grant support and underwriting for these initiatives. Under Tibbie Dunbar’s stewardship, outstanding exhibits have traveled to A+D from Canada, Finland, and from around the United States.
In her role as director, Tibbie has guided the Board in their fundraising efforts. More than $1 million of support has been raised to date. In addition she helped assemble an unprecedented Foundation group for A+D, comprising forty of the top Los Angeles architects and designers.
Tibbie Dunbar has a M.F.A., a B.A. in French and English Literature, and is bilingual in French and English. She is a practicing fine artist, whose work has been exhibited locally and nationally. As an artist, Tibbie enhances her contribution to A+D with a broad and encompassing vision of arts and design.
Sarah Lane, Membership & Special Programs
Sarah joined A+D in the summer of 2009 after returning from New York City where she worked with an urban and retail design firm. The firm specializes in the planning of public spaces and the management of public projects. While in New York, Sarah also completed freelance graphic design work for members of the architecture and publishing communities.
In her work with A+D, she has enjoyed interaction with the community and promoting the educational efforts of the museum. She continues as a practicing graphic designer with a comprehensive love of the arts.
Lindsey Byron, Operations Administrator
Lindsey Byron became involved with A+D Architecture and Design Museum in January 2011 as an intern and was hired as an Operations Administrator in October 2011. She is a fine art photographer with a B.F.A. in Photography and a minor in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work was first sold in France at a gallery show, which ignited her interest in working in the museum world. She is inspired by the changing exhibits, and loves being a contributing part of A+D.