About
The A+D Museum

The A+D Museum explores the definitions of architecture and design, from the conceptual to professional practice.

We embrace the themes of technology, art, scale, and urbanism. A+D guides our community through the complex effects design has on our lives and the world around us. 

We are a profoundly inclusive institution, embracing the intersections between architecture and design, and social and environmental justice.

The Story of A+D Museum

THE ORIGIN

A+D was founded by Stephen Kanner, Joe Addo, and Bernard Zimmerman in January 2001 and first opened our doors in the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles. Since then, we have had the privilege of getting to know diverse communities on the East and West sides of the city through our subsequent homes.

IN SPACE

In 2015, we moved to Downtown LA’s Arts District, an environment that informed the experimental nature of our programming. The pandemic pushed us to question how a museum transcends its physical boundaries, continues to evolve as an institution with societal needs. The shift to a hybrid model comes as a natural progression of the museum’s history as an itinerant space.

TODAY

In 2020 A+D Museum restructured the institution as a hybrid platform, both physical and digital, becoming more accessible and far-reaching than ever. Our interactive online presence gives us the opportunity to host programs across the globe. Through exhibits, symposia, multi-disciplinary projects, educational and community programming, A+D serves as a platform for contemporary issues in architecture and design that shape our built environment and our everyday experience. 

Our Museum Directors

Our Board of Directors

Volunteers

Mark Malan
Darwin Hu
Bixuan Zhang
Mira Singh
Veronica Scupine
Shreya Satodia

20/20 Founding Sponsors

Architects

Belzberg Architects

Barton Myers Associates

Clive Wilkinson Architects

EYRC (Ehrlich Architects)

Eric Owen Moss Architect

Escalante Architects

Frederick Fisher & Partners

Gensler

Kanner Architects

Kappe Architects/Planners

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Marmol Radziner Architects

Michael Maltzan Architecture

Moore Ruble Yudell

Meier Partners

Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Designers

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ARUP

Ashcraft Design

Audi of America

BMW Group

DesignworksUSA

Buro Happold

Chadwick Studio

Eames Demetrios

Fluidity

Garson Yu of yU+co

Greg Lynn / FORM

Imaginary Forces

Kelly Wearstler

Prologue

Karten:Design

Selbert Perkins

Sussman Prejza

A+D Sponsors 2001–2021

Top Sponsors

Alonso Construction

Broad Foundation

bulthaup

City Design Studio

Clark Construction

Collins Collins Muir + Stewart

Crisp Imaging

Gafcon

HBO

HED

Herman Miller

Cynthia Kanner

Kilograph

Legendary Partners

MATT Construction

Perkins & Will

Room & Board

Standard Architecture

Swinerton Builders

Wilson/Cetina Group

All Sponsors

ACCO Engineering Systems

AC Martin

The Agency

AMPCO Contracting Company

ARC Reprographics

Avalon Bay Communities

AXIS Fire Protection

Bapko Metal

BASE Architecture

Bedrock Company

Bergelectric

Bentley Prince Street

BNIM

Bonas Company

Boffi

Brookfield Properties 

Builder’s Team

Buro Happold

California Community Foundation

Calex

CF Stinson

City National Bank

Cleveland Marble

CO Architects

CSI Electric

Cosentino/Silestone

D. Michael Hamner, FAIA Architects

DesignGuide

Domaen

Edward Cella Art + Architecture

Englekirk Engineering

Environmental Construction Group

FOSCARINI

Fortis 19

Frinier Collection

Michelle Gamble

GES Sheet Metal

G-sMATT

Graphisoft

Hathaway Dinwiddie

Henderson Engineers

Herman Miller Cares

HKS

KAA Design

House & Robertson

James Perse

JH Minassian

John A. Martin & Associates 

Land Mark Electric

Billy Lehman + Donna Goodyear

Los Angeles Art Collective

Luminaire

Made in Space/April Greiman

Magni Kalman Design

Martin Bros.

MGAC

Miller Environmental

Miyamoto International

Montalba Architects

Morley Builders

Morphosis

Mohawk

Pacific Steel Group

Pacific Wall Systems

Omgivning

Pivot Interiors

PLUS Development Group

Prime Plumbing

Rachlin Partners

Reaveley Engineers + Associates

RELM

Rheinschmidt Tile & Marble

RJC Builders

RJ Performance

Roden Group

Dan Rosenfeld

ROTO

George & Grace Ruan

Saiful Bouquet

SALT Landscape Architects

Sasco

SCI-Arc

Shaw & Sons

Shawmut Construction

Shimahara Illustration

SHoP Architects

Sideshow Collectibles

Synder Diamond

SOM

Smith-Clementi

Steinberg Hart

Robert & Elizabeth Stellwagen

Brian & Patti Stewart

Studio Blitz

THECALIFORNIAOFFICE

Tighe Architecture

True North Steel

Duan & Valerie Tran

Universal Metro

Valle Reinis Builders

VCA Engineers

Veneklasen Associates

V/S

Walter P Moore

Webcor

Westco

wHY Architecture

Westco Service

Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design

ZGF

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