The “Enhance Silver Lake As Park” Project

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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

VDL Research House II receives National Historic Landmark designation

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Preservation Alerts

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

Neutra In Roatan, The Island Dream

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Neutra Family

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

Roberto Burle Marx’s only US example

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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

Help Save Connell House

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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!

Demolition Derby

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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.