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Our plane landed in LA at 6am the day before my birthday, and we hit the ground running in the
The perfect mix of informal and ultra-pro, tours are led by Laura Massino Smith, a historian specializing in L.A.'s architectural
Architecture buffs and design professionals should book ahead for this tour of the Silver Lake neighborhood. For two to three
In order to learn more about the architecture and history of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, we booked a tour
As with the city’s cultural landscape, LA’s architecture scene offers something for every taste. Whether it’s mid-century modern, mission revival,
Join host George Smart as the USModernist Radio talks with Laura Massino on Episode #74/Modernism East and West
If you ask most residents of central Los Angeles, they won’t be able to tell you exactly where Hancock Park
Architecture Tours L.A. is the perfect mix of informal and ultra-pro. The tours are small—only five people can fit comfortably
Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Massino Smith. Thanks for sharing your story with us Laura. So, let’s
by Claudia Zelevansky, CNN After World War II, Art & Architecture magazine launched a project called the Case Study House
by Scott S. Smith “Los Angeles has the world’s most diverse architecture because people came here wanting to do what
by Emily Manthei An underrated treasure in Los Angeles is its unique architecture, from experimental Richard Neutra- and Frank Gehry-designed
by Alyssa Schwartz One of the best ways to travel back to those golden days of Charlie Chaplin and Errol
by Scott Smith “Los Angeles has the most diverse architecture of any American city because people from all over the
By Lindy Percival Massino points out evidence of this urban renewal during a five-hour tour run by the Peninsula Hotel
By Steven S. Smith Architectural historian and author Laura Massino of Architecture Tours L.A. www.ArchitectureToursLA.com (323/464-7868) is working hard to
By Judy Colbert Laura Massino will lead you in a choice of six architectural tours of the city ranging from
by Simmone Howell Our guide and driver is Laura Massino Smith, an art historian and ex-New Yorker who fell in
By Rachel Will Photographs by Jessica Sample THE NEXT DAY I meet Laura Massino Smith for an architecture tour of
  By Louise Levene The excellent Architecture Tours LA, run by the art historian Laura Massino, offers a crash course
by Jim Skeen Los Angeles is a city of many very distinct neighborhoods. One way to get a very close
Blog Entry Buildings stand as a city’s silent storytellers. They personify influences, cultural movements and history written across their facades.
Blog Entry This week we explore Hancock Park, rock out in Eagle Rock, do Shakespeare - Native American style, and
by Susanne L. Born Laura Massino Smith parkt vor dem Eames House mit den mächtigen Eukalyptusbäumen, deren fragile Äste die
by Nicolas Berube L’édifice le plus frappant du quartier Venice à L.A. est sans aucun doute le Binoculars Building. Construit
Los Angeles is home to some of the most exciting architecture in the world-from Greene to Gehry. And one of
Blog Entry I am always on the lookout for new ways to see Los Angeles and learn about its rich
Modernist: Architecture Tours L.A. includes the Buck House on one of its seven excursions. Its most popular explores Silver Lake
by Chris Osborne A perfect way to see Neutra houses and other mid-century modern architecture is with Architecture Tours LA,
Words Carli Philips Once reowned for only one kind of star power,the City of Angels is revealing itself to also
by James Morel Case Studying: Of the seven excellent tours architectural historian Laura Massino offers, we’re most enamored with the
By Christoper Reynolds (Record edition).Los Angeles, Calif.: Mar 20, 2011. abstract Venture into the park, or nearby Elysian Park, or
Laura Massino ’95 MA holds a key to Los Angeles’ past. Continually driving from Silver Lake to the Hollywood Hills,
by Edwin Folven Many tour companies offer sightseeing excursions to movie stars' homes and Hollywood landmarks, but one local tour
by Jan Rowe Los Angeles, for Australians is usually a destination to see icons of Disneyland, Universal Studios, Hollywood and
by Aaron Peasley LOS ANGELES IS A TOWN FOND of a comeback. When the art collection of eccentric billionaire J
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by Eric Noland, Travel Editor The El Rey Theatre preened gloriously in pink, yellow, green, blue and red. A Buddha
By Matthew Brace CHICAGO may be considered the spiritual home of American architecture, but Los Angeles is its playground. Dazzled
pg. 80, 81, 82, 85, 86 Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, Charles et Ray Eames: les grands noms de l'architecture
In Architecture Tours L.A. Guidebook: Hancock Park/Miracle Mile (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005, $9.95), the latest in a series that also
by Mary Houlihan The Los Angeles neighborhood known as Silver Lake is filled with rolling hills, winding streets, a cutting-edge
BEVERLY HILLS FORUM PRESENTS LAURA MASSINO Architectural Historian In a Presentation Entitled "ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF HISTORY" Monday, December
She's already covered Silver Lake, Hollywood and downtown, and now Laura Massino Smith is adding Hancock Park and Beverly Hills/West
by Matthew Jaffe A rainy Sunday in Paris would seem an unlikely place to begin a story about Los Angeles,
When driving from point A to point B on city streets, it's easy to miss what's in between. But let
Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, and Richard Neutra are all known for their LA star homes (architectural design, that is)
If you want to see where Hollywood's stars live, this isn't the tour for you. But if you're interested in
California State University, Los Angeles - Vol 173, No. 34 By Amy Flaa The rumble of a V8 engine is
Architecture Tours L.A. hosts privately guided driving tours, conducted by an architectural historian, of Silver Lake and other areas. Visit
TIRED OF THOSE OVERHYPED TOURS of celebs' Los Angeles mansions? Architectural historian Laura Massino has a fresh new way of
If you want to see where Hollywood's stars live, this isn't the tour for you. But if you're interested in
ARCHITECTURE TOURS L.A. 323.464.7868 The work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, and Rudolf Schindler never looked so good as
Story and photos by Nikki Pedersen Out of a Brentwood hillside, at 449 Skyewiay Road, cantilevers a Lloyd Wright masterpiece
1986 Laura Massino, Interior Design, runs Architecture Tours L.A., for which she gives tours of Los Angeles in a vintage
Alla scoperta delle chicche architettoniche di Los Angeles con un tour molto particolare, ideato e organizzato da Laura Massino che
It's architects, not movie actors, who are the stars of Architecture Tours L.A.. In the plush comfort of a '62
by Ginny Chien Copyright, The Times Mirror Company; Los Angeles Times 2001 Allrights reserved) You won't see Brad and Jennifer's
Abstract(Article Summary) Copyright USA Today Information Network Jun 22, 2001 Nobody walks in L.A., so you may as well ride