Alan Hess

architect and historian

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Alan Hess is an architect, historian and the author of several books on on modern architecture, including a forthcoming book on architect William Pereira. He is a former architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News.

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There’s a good chance that something you own was inspired by the Bauhaus: folding chairs, fitted kitchen cabinets and counters, or maybe you work in a steel and glass tower.

“From Bauhaus to Now House”

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A rendering of the new LACMA campus, showing it crossing Wilshire Boulevard Photo courtesy Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner / The Boundary 
 For years now we've been hearing about a…

LACMA's bridge to the future

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Los Angeles architect William Pereira designed the former Metropolitan Water District headquarters in Echo Park, opened in 1963, as well as three buildings at the Los Angeles County…

Saving Pereira's buildings

Los Angeles architect William Pereira designed the former Metropolitan Water District headquarters in Echo Park, opened in 1963, as well as three buildings at the Los Angeles County…

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