Category Archives: 100th Birthday

City Council to Consider John Lautner Resolution

At its July 15 meeting, the Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to consider a resolution proclaiming July 16, 2011 “John Lautner Day”. Anyone who is interested can attend City Council meetings and there is usually an opportunity to speak as well.

If you would like to be there, go to the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, City Hall, 200 N. Spring, Los Angeles, at about 10 a.m. this Friday morning, July 15, 2011.

Contact the Foundation with any questions: lautner (at) johnlautner (dot) org.

Get It All On Your Phone

If you have a “smart phone” you can get a list of all JL 100 (John Lautner’s 100th Birthday Celebration) events on it easily. When you click on one you will get an explanation of the event, including how to buy tickets where applicable. Here’s how:

Create a Google calendar of your own. Go to to create one. Takes a few minutes.

Get the Google calendar on your phone. If you have an Android phone you already have it. If you have an iPhone just download it (free!).

Go back to your calendar on the web. On the left sidebar you’ll see “My calendars” and “Other calendars”. Under “Other calendars” you’ll see “Add”. Click on this and choose “Add a friend’s calendar”.

A box will open. In this box type and hit the return key.

That’s it. All events on the calendar will be imported into your calendar, in a different color. These events will be displayed on your phone as well. So when you don’t remember exactly when that event takes place or where, you can go to your phone and look it up.

If you have difficulty with these instructions please let us know! We’ll fix it. Write to

Lautner House Tour Date Changed Because of 405 Closure

The date for the tour of Lautner homes, originally scheduled for July 17, has been changed to Saturday, July 23, to avoid traffic difficulties expected to arise from Cal Trans’ temporary closure of the 405 freeway in the L.A. area. The Foundation Board of Directors and the MAK Center decided there was too much risk associated with the closure to assure a smoothly-operating tour.

Tickets are available at the MAK center:
JLF members get $10 discount.

The Calendar of Events is kept up to date as quickly as new information comes in. Be sure to check it at for the latest information and ticket information.

100th Birthday Press

For media inquiries, contact Erin Cullerton, Design Agency Co,


The following articles have been written this year about John Lautner’s work and the 100th Birthday events:

L.A. Confidential magazine October 2011

My Marquette (blog) September 11, 2011

art & education August 2011

HUGE Magazine, Japan August 2011

The Architect’s Newspaper (comment) July 29, 2011

Curbed LA July 28, 2011

Curbed LA July 28, 2011 (tour)

Curbed LA July 25, 2011 (Sheats-Goldstein)

Hollywood Patch July 2011

LA Times Blogs July 27, 2011

LACurbed July 25, 2011

LA Times July 23, 2011

SFGate July 15, 2011

LACurbed July 14, 2011

New York Times Movie Section July 14, 2011

Design & Architecture July 14, 2011

L.A. Weekly July 14, 2011

New York Times July 13, 2011

Wallpaper magazine July 12, 2011

Residential Architect July 6, 2011

flavorpill July 2011

Take Sunset June 13, 2011

The Architect’s Newspaper June 10, 2011

California Home + Design June 6, 2011

Dexigner June 6, 2011

PrairieMod June 6, 2011

Wolfram Publications Blog, May 11, 2011, May 2011

DesignBoom, May 14, 2011

Thought2form blog, May 17, 2011

Calendar listings: (may need to find “culture(d)” section from main page.

The Architect’s Newspaper
FORM magazine
California Home + Design

Charlottesville’s Architecture Week Features Lautner Films

This year the Central Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects will celebrate John Lautner’s birthday during its “Architecture Week” with the screening of the two Lautner documentaries: The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner and Infinite Space: the Architecture of John Lautner.

The Spirit in Architecture will screen April 25, and Infinite Space will screen April 26.  See details on the Architecture Week website.