Events And Opportunities

AIA|LA Spring 2014 "How Do Architects Live?" Tour: The Phineas Kappe House

When: Sunday, June 8, 2014 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: Sherman Oaks, CA
Who: Architects Anne Zimmerman, AIA & Mark Piaia, AIA's home originally designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA

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AIA|LA is proud to announce our second "How Do Architects Live?" Tour featuring a 1956 home designed by living architect legend, Ray Kapee, FAIA, a pioneer in southern California architecture and one of the founders of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCIArc).

Originally designed for his parents in 1956, Ray Kappe and his wife Shelly ended up living in the home for 10 years while they completed their now infamous Pacific Palisades home.

Husband and wife architects, Mark Piaia, AIA and Anne Zimmerman, AIA purchased the home 10 years ago, and on a limited budget began to renovate it to its original state.

Come see what its like for two architects to live and renovate a home designed and inhabited by Ray Kappe!

The house has been featured in the following tours, books and exhibition:
  • The 2012 SAH/SCC "Apotheosis Kappe" house tour
  • Marvin Rand's photographs in the 1998 book House Design Ray Kappe Architects/Planners, part of Themes and Variations series, copyright 1998 The Images Publishing Group
  • The 2003-2004 A+D exhibit and exhibit monograph, Ray Kappe: A Retrospective." http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-past/ray-kappe