Neutra Office Building

Interior of the Neutra Office building showing Richard Neutra and associates
Julius Shulman photography archive, 1936-1997.

Neutra Office Building


For his office building along Glendale Boulevard, Richard Neutra designed a space with two opposing faces. Along its eastern façade, a glass and stucco front, complete with the typical elements of a commercial building, welcomed clients. This commercial area was used for the architectural offices, and the Neutra practice continued to occupy it until 1999. Here, a large open drafting room was carefully illumined with suspended aluminum light troughs. However, Neutra also translated the well-known features of his residential projects—including balconies, wide overhangs, exterior soffit lighting, and gardens—to the opposite, western side of the structure. This area had a secondary purpose. Divided between two levels, each with a single bedroom apartment, the spaces in the rear of the building have been rented to both residential and commercial clients over the years.

Adapted from Neutra – Complete Works by Barbara Lamprecht (Taschen, 2000), p. 220.

Project Detail

Year Built


Project Architect

Richard Neutra


2379 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Current Status

Under Stewardship of Neutra Institute
Apartments: Commercial and Residential Occupants Front Former Drafting Room, public events

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