Our mission is to celebrate and promote an awareness of progressive architecture and design in everyday life.
Established in response to the need for a space expressly devoted to the exhibition of progressive architecture and design in Los Angeles, A+D Museum opened its doors in January 2001 in the Bradbury Building.
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 Frances Anderton heralded as a “very real force in the city.”
A+D Architecture and Design Museum is a registered 501(c)3 Non-profit organization.