Master Architects in Glendale

Presentation by Alan Hess


Thursday, September 19   I   7 PM


Glendale Downtown Central Library Auditorium
222 E. Harvard Street   I   map


Free and open to the public. No RSVP required


The Glendale Historical Society invites you to attend an illustrated presentation and talk by Alan Hess on "Master Architects in Glendale" on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 pm at the Downtown Central Library Auditorium located at 222 East Harvard Street. 

Glendale has a number of significant homes designed by some of the most celebrated and influential architects of the last century, including early Modernists such as John Lautner, Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, as well as Gregory Ain, Harwell Hamilton Harris, A. Quincy Jones, Ray Kappe, Pierre Koenig, Raul Garduno, Gerard Colcord, Robert Finkelhor, Paul R. Williams, and Lloyd Wright.  In advance of this year’s "Icons of Architecture" Home Tour on September 29, State Historical Resources Commissioner Alan Hess will talk about these and other noted architects and the impact they have had on each other and on residential and commercial design. Hess, owner of Alan Hess Architecture since 1981, has written 20 books on Modern architecture and urbanism in the mid-20th century.  

Hess’s presentation will take place at Glendale’s Downtown Central Library, a 1973 Brutalist-style building designed by the prominent architectural firm Welton Becket and Associates. 

Co-sponsored by the City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department, the event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Three hours free parking is available across the street from the Downtown Central Library at the Marketplace Parking Structure with validation at the Library's service desk. 


For further information, please contact or 818-242-7447.

Alan Hess, State Historical Resources Commissioner, to talk about Master Architects who did work in Glendale on September 19