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17 Must-See LA Buildings

1. Walt Disney Concert Hall

Location: Downtown

Designed by: Frank Gehry, 2003

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2. Griffith Park Observatory

Location: North Hollywood

Designed by: John C. Austin, Frederick M. Ashley, 1933

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3. Natural History Museum

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Designed by: Frank Hudson and William A.D. Munsell, 1913

4. Bradbury Building (Interior)

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Location: Downtown

Designed by: George Wyman, Sumner Hunt, 1893

5. Getty Center

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Location: West LA

Designed by: Richard Meier, 1997

6. Los Angeles City Hall

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Location: Downtown

Designed by: Austin Parkinson and Martin, 1928

7. Wayfarers Chapel

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Location: Ranchos Palos Verdes

Designer: Lloyd Wright, 1951

8. Los Angeles Central Library

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Location: Downtown

Designed by: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, 1926

9. Capital Records Building

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Location: Hollywood

Designed by: Welton Becket and Associates, 1956

10. Watts Towers

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Location: South LA

Designed by: Simon Rodia, 1921-1954

11. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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Location: Downtown

Designed by: Rafael Moneo, 2002

12. Hollyhock House

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Location: East Hollywood

Designed by: Frank Lloyd Wright, 1921

13. Hollywood Bowl

Designed by: Elliott, Bowen and Walz, 1929

14. Getty Villa

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Location: Malibu

Designed by: Robert E. Langdon, Jr. and Ernest C. Wilson, Jr., 1974

15. Chiat Building (Binocular Building)

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Location: Venice

16. Virginia Robinson Gardens

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Location: Beverly Hills

Designed by: Nathaniel Dryden, 1911

17. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

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Location: Simi Valley

Designed by: Hugh Stubbins and Associates, 1991

1 Comment

  1. Greta Couper, Realtor

    October 3, 2017 at 16:12

    Wonderful article, and photos. If you do more, I recommend the FIDM building at 8th and Grand, in DTLA.

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