Last year we celebrated ‘Neutra Practice at 85 weekend’ April 8-10, 2011. Richard Neutra founded this firm in 1926 while he was still living in the Schindler House. Shortly thereafter, came the birth of his second son, Dion. At about this time, he was working on his first major project the Jardinette Apartments (1927) in Hollywood. A couple of years later, the Lovell Health House (1929). After a distinguished 40 years, he joined his architect son in as partner and vice president in 1965. Dion has carried on the firm since his father’s death in 1970, now himself for an additional 42 years.
This year, 2012, we mark Richard Neutra’s 120th birthday! Earth Day, April 22 marks 42 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, just a week after Neutra’s death. He would have been so proud! The Institute is sponsoring ‘The Neutra 4k-8k run-walk for HEALTH’ on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Your participation and/or purchase of any of the events of this day, aggregating $50 or more, will entitle you to a year’s membership in the Institute. Thank you for your continued support of the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design. All proceeds will go towards causes of preservation**.
Volunteer Opportunities: Click here to learn how you can become involved.
When: Sunday, April 22nd, Earth Day 2012!
Start and End Location:
Silver Lake Meadow across from the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd. Los Angeles, California.
Route: Circumnavigate counter-clockwise, around Silver Lake Reservoir on the paths.
Included in Fee: Neutra 8K-4K Run-Walk for Health Commemorative PIN, entry to Award and Closing ceremony.
**This being a charitable event, your donations will be gratefully accepted as such even in the event of rain or if for other reasons the events can not happen as hoped for. There can be no refunds.
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We need at least 75 volunteers for Sunday, April 22 for various parts of that day and into the evening. Use the email link below to send your resume if you have one, to the Institute, specifying how much time you can contribute. If you’re limited to morning, afternoon, or evening, specify that so we can organize and get back to you. Email: Naruki Nagata for more information.