Friends Of Residential Treasures: LA
The Friends Of Residential Treasures: Los Angeles was established in 2019 to promote stronger civic identity and community cohesion among the residents of Los Angeles County by advancing scholarship and facilitating wider exploration of our architecturally significant residential buildings.
FORT: LA developed the Fellowship in Residential Architecture to meet two central objectives regarding LA County’s residential architectural treasures: 1) Bring greater cohesion and accessibility to existing archival content, and; 2) Contribute new and compelling findings and content to the knowledge base.
The FORT Fellowship will create opportunities for scholars and the general public to experience--whether first-hand or virtually--the work of world-renowned architects, how they were influenced by the region’s unique setting, and what lessons they can provide for today.
FORT Fellows will conduct research and field study in architecture, heritage/historic preservation, historic design, art history, region-specific urban planning, and other related programs of study. All applications will be considered regardless of educational attainment or field of expertise.
Publication and dissemination of FORT:LA Fellow project findings will:
•Promote stronger public appreciation of the architectural heritage of Los Angeles.
•Contribute to a greater understanding of the region’s unique and significant role in the history and development of twentieth century architecture and design.
•Raise the civic value placed on the region’s remaining residential treasures.
•Inspire dialogue about how the challenges of housing were approached in the past and might be addressed in the future.