2022 COD Los Angeles
Los Angeles/Santa Monica, CA
October 19-23, 2023
Takashi Yanai, FAIA
Partner, Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
2022 Chair, AIA Committee on Design
The Art of Habitation
The AIA Conference on Design for 2022, was held October 19-October 23, in Los Angeles and featured tours of many iconic buildings. With the city’s rich history in residential architecture, the tours will focus on the conference theme of habitation.
Los Angeles has long been an incubator of modern residential design. In the single-family realms, the city inspired the Case Study Houses and continues to be a place where young architects cut their teeth and hone their craft. In addition, it has been an incubator for experimental multifamily housing, an issue that is particularly germane today as cities face a housing shortage.
The conference spotlighted modern residential work that spans decades, typologies, and the various neighborhoods of Los Angeles, featuring the work of pioneers such as Schindler, Neutra, and Eames and contemporaries such as Koning Eizenberg, Brooks + Scarpa, Lorcan O’Herlihy, Thom Mayne, and others.
Tour attendees saw some new, larger projects that expand the theme to include houses of worship, spirituality, art, and recreation. Los Angeles has a large selection of architectural gems, and the COD was excited to once again tour great works and have great conversations about them in person.