Past LFA Events from 2019

Docent led tour of the two Segerstrom Concert Halls and Samueli Theater designed by architects Cesar Pelli and Charles Lawrence at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa.

Talk and slideshow by architect Helena Arahuete, principal of Lautner Associates in Los Angeles, featuring her designs and her recent restoration of the Bob Hope home in Palm Springs, designed by famed architect John Lautner.

Wildfire Preparedness talk and slideshow by Laguna Beach Fire Dept. Mike Garcia, Jordan Villwock and city consultant Michael Rohde at Susi Q Senior Center.

Noguchi Gardens and Argyros Plaza tour at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa with landscape architect Ed Brondo of Terra 5 Group.

"Women and the Art of Architecture" panel discussion of women architects at the Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach

"Hollywood Modern" slideshow, talk and book signing with architectural historian Alan Hess at LCAD.

"The Sea Ranch" talk and slideshow by architect Donald Jacobs at LCAD.

Past LFA Events from 2018

Docent led tour of the Crystal Cathedral design center, Facility Building designed by Richard Meyer and Administrative Building designed by Richard Neutra in Garden Grove.

Tour of a unique modern Laguna Beach custom home designed by architect Rob Quigley with the architect, builder and interior designer.

Walking tour of San Juan Capistrano Downtown Historic District with tour guide JJ Andersen.

Coronado Street custom home tour, design talk and musical event by architect David Parker.

Sonatasia musical event and modernist neighborhood walking tour at an Eichler Home in Orange, CA.

Tour of the Neighborhood Congregational Church (portions designed by Aubrey St. Clair) with historian Ted Wells.

Wildfire and Disaster Preparedness talk and slideshow by Laguna Beach Fire Dept. Jordan Villwock at Susi Q Senior Center.

A slideshow and talk by Prof. Jacqueline Hahn about Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer at LCAD.

Past LFA Events from 2017

Historian Ted Wells takes us on an armchair walking tour of downtown Laguna Beach, with "Things You Never Noticed about Downtown Laguna" (Part 1).

A slideshow and talk by architectural historian Alan Hess about his book "Organic Architecture: The Other Modernism" at LCAD.

A home tour of the fascinating Brock Lister Residence, designed on a distinctive hexagonal module by architect J.Herbert Brownell.

A tribute to the late modernist architect Mark Singer, with his son Ryan Singer and architectural historian Ted Wells at the Peter Blake Gallery.

A slideshow and talk by architectural historian Alan Hess about the Historic Preservation of OC and LA buildings from the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's, at the Horst Studio in downtown Laguna Beach. 

Past LFA Events from 2016

A  slideshow and talk by Fine Art historian Prof. Jacqueline Hahn on the influential Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragan at LCAD.

An Architectural Studio open house social at Horst Architecture in downtown Laguna Beach.

A home tour of the Niguel West unique concrete shell structured Horizon House, designed by architect George Bissel.  

A screening of  "Donald Wexler, Journeyman Architect" in tribute to Mr. Wexler, who passed away in 2015.  With a talk by Wexler's associate, Bill Sharp. 

Author Diane Welch's narrated walking tour of charming downtown Rancho Santa Fe, CA featuring buildings by the Early California architect Lilian Rice.

Author Diane Welch's slideshow and book signing featuring buildings by the Early California architect Lilian Rice.

A special tribute to the late architect Zaha Hadid by Prof. Jacqueline Hahn at LCAD.

A slideshow and talk by architectural historian Daniel Paul about the development of mirrored glass curtain wall Late Modern commercial architecture in Orange County at LCAD.


A slideshow and talk by architectural historian Ted Wells with photographer Robert Hansen on the Early California architect Wallace Neff at the Forest & Ocean Gallery in Laguna Beach.

A  slideshow and talk by Fine Art historian Prof. Jacqueline Hahn on the famous and influential French modernist architect "Le Corbusier" at LCAD.

Past LFA Events from 2015

Architectural historian Alan Hess on "How Frank Lloyd Wright influenced the West, and How The West influenced FLW" slideshow and talk at LCAD.

A slideshow and talk by local cultural anthropologist Stephen O'Neil about "Native California Traditional Architecture" at LCAD.


LFA and "Sonatasia" theatrical event at a modern hillside home designed by Horst Noppenberger.

Tour of the downtown Laguna Presbyterian Church renovations with docent Lorna Cohen, architect John Loomis and landscape architect Rick Hume.

Summer LFA pot-luck social event at the LCAD (Laguna College of Art & Design) courtyard under the sycamore trees.

"An Architectural History of Laguna Beach" presentation with local historian Gene Felder at LCAD.

Tour of "Ilan-Lael" designer, artist and sculptor James Hubbell's Organic home and studio near Julian, with Drew and Anne Hubbell.  This unique artistic home is registered as an Historic Landmark.

Laguna Beach Mid-Century Modern Modular Home tour and its history talk by homeowner David Schroeder at his home on Temple Terrace.

"Walk in the Canyon" slideshow, video and talk with Charles Michael Murray and Harry Huggins, telling the story of the establishment of the Laguna Open Space Preserve in 1989, at LCAD.

Past LFA Events from 2014

"Sonatasia" musical event and tour of Italian villa home designed by architect David Parker.

Nix Center group hiking tour of Laguna Canyon.

"Modernist Introduction to Palm Springs" narrated bus tour of famous Palm Springs Mid-Century Modernist buildings, history and iconic places with Bill Hoffman, as well as two home tours.

A courtyard social pot-luck event at Ed Lohrbach's modern architectural studio in South Laguna.

A home tour of the historic $30 Million Villa Rockledge "Mariona" in Laguna Beach, originally built from 1918-1923 by Frank Miller, who also developed the Mission Inn in Riverside.  This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Home tour of John Lautner's famous "Sheats Goldstein House" in Los Angeles.

Award-winning concrete shell "Horizon House" home tour with Ted Wells and Hanns Baumann at 31911 National Park Drive in Laguna Niguel.

A tour of a modern custom home designed by Architect Al Lopez plus a live musical event by "Sonatasia" at 1685 Del Mar in Laguna Beach.

"William Pereira: Modernist Maverick" film and talk by architectural historian Alan Hess at LCAD.

"Historic Districts of Los Angeles" plus Canter's Deli and the A+D Architecture and Design Museum narrated bus tour with Bill Hoffman of Hoffy Tours.

"The Architectural Landscapes of John Lautner" presentation by architect David Parker at LCAD.

Past LFA Events from 2013

"William Krisel, Architect" a Design OnScreen documentary film about the Palm Springs Mid-Century Modernist, with an introduction by architectural historian Alan Hess, featuring rare interviews with Krisel and images of his innovative designs at the DWR Design Within Reach Studio in Costa Mesa.

"The Organic Architecture of Antonio Gaudi" on his creative Art Nouveau designs in Barcelona, Spain in a slideshow and talk by architect David Parker at LCAD.

Screening of  "Donald Wexler, Journeyman Architect" a Design OnScreen documentary film about Palm Springs Modernism with architectural historian Alan Hess at the new DWR (Design Within Reach) showroom at the SoCo Collection in Costa Mesa.

"The Future of Home Technology" presentation and demonstration at the unique Audio Visions "Experience Center" in Lake Forest.

Summer LFA pot-luck social event at the LCAD (Laguna College of Art and Design) courtyard under the sycamore trees.

"Laguna Traditions" by Mary Rabe and Ted Wells about Laguna Beach architect Aubrey St. Clair and his family, and a tour of the charming 1924 historic home of Herb and Mary Rabe.

"Framing of Vision in Modern Architecture" by professor Jon Yoder including John Lautner and other "Ocular" architects at LCAD.

"The Designs of Architect Fred Briggs" by architect Horst Noppenberger with slideshow photos provided by Sharon Briggs at LCAD.

"Mid-Century Modernism in Palm Springs" by architectural historian Alan Hess and a screening of the Design OnScreen film "Desert Utopia" at LCAD.

"John Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein Home" talk and slideshow by architect David Parker at LCAD (Laguna College of Art and Design).

"Wine, Music and Architecture" tour of a home designed by architect John McInnes, a talk by architect David Parker on contemporary architecture, and a special concert by "Acoustic Eidolon".

Past LFA Events from 2012

Modern Home Technology presentation by Brian Natchum at the Seven4one Hotel in Laguna Beach.

A gala open house tour of the historic Villa Rockledge $35 Million beachfront property in Laguna Beach.

A courtyard social event, educational talk and a fascinating laser light show at Michael Evans' Studio in downtown Laguna Beach.

"A Retrospective of the famed Laguna Beach architect Chris Abel" presentation and home tour by his son, architect Gregg Abel.

Mid-Century Modern office building (by architect Edward Killingsworth) and 1904 Craftsman home (by architects Greene & Greene) tour and presentation by architectural historians Ted Wells and Kelly Sutherlin McLeod in Long Beach.

Architect Lamont Langworthy and custom builder Brock Lyster's unique home tour in Laguna Beach.

The historic Gamble House (by architects Greene & Greene 1908) craftsman home tour in Pasadena.

"The Halliburton House Story" slideshow presentation by architectural historian Ted Wells.

Laguna Beach $18 Million Luxury Oceanfront home tour by architects Mark Singer and Ryan Singer.

"The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner" documentary film screening by filmmaker Bette Jane Cohen.

"The Homes of John Lautner" 3-part slideshow presentation series by architect David Parker.