In the spring of 1969, at the urging of Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the Smithsonian Museum mounted an exhibition of my father’s work and ideas. Characteristically my father enlisted me, a young physician studying epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health in thinking how this might be done. I developed a series of slides including
On January 18, 2020, members of the families of three of his marriages and his blood relatives converged from across the United States and Mexico to break bread and reminisce at the Neutra Museum and then to play music and catch up with each other’s lives at the Neutra VDL studio and residences. On January
Dion will be accepting this award and speaking to the graduating class at the 2019 Commencement Ceremonies to be held June 7, 2019, at the Greek Theatre, in Griffith Park. 8000 attended.
As President and Chief Consultant of the Neutra Institute, and Dion Neutra, Inc. I, Dion Neutra, have been involved with ideas about how to preserve or enhance the experience at Silver Lake, for now, nearly 9 decades; since 1932, actually. That was the date my father, finished construction of his first version of a live-work
The VDL Research House II and the original version of Painted Desert Visitors Center, AZ have been chosen with 20 other historic sites by outgoing Secretary of Interior to NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARKS! This is the highest level of appreciation for important Historic Sites and is a great honor for us here at the Institute! The program is presided over
Architect Dion Neutra has led the Neutra firm for the last half of its illustrious nine decades of service. Dion’s work and unique experience serve to further secure the Neutra legacy; Richard Neutra is revered the world over as one of the most influential architects of our time. Dion’s son, Nick Neutra, is in the
In response to a NY Times article about Marx: In the mid 50s our office designed a large residence in Havana. Through dad’s contacts, we somehow attracted Marx to offer a landscape design for that project. In 1955, we were working on the LA Headquarters building for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union. Dad convinced Marx
Our 1958 Connell house in Pebble Beach is in jeopardy! Funds are still needed to complete its nomination for National as well as State Monument status. The hope being that such would convince the current owner to move on, and find another site for its McMansion!
The recently demolished Samuel and Luella Maslon House in Rancho Mirage, California. Built in 1962 by modernist architect Richard Neutra. Von Sternberg Residence: early 30s example of pioneering modernist design by Neutra. Destroyed in 1972 because of management issues and ultimately to house tract of houses. Neutra designed Cyclorama building at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania demolished 2013.