A view in LA’s Natural History Museum gardens by Mia Lehrer+Associates
Mia Lehrer and Margot Jacobs curated a day of tours topped off with a party overlooking downtown from the new Vista Hermosa Park by MLA.
We began at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles for a tour of the recently opened campus that has become an urban destination for outdoor exhibits. Michelle Sullivan, Principal of ML+A, gave us a tour of the various gardens of local flora and fauna. More here: Natural History
On the way to Calvin Abe’s office.
Before the day was over we visited a series of offices including SWA, Ahbe Landscape Architects, and Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Each office was unique and it was enlightening to see the variety of office work and culture in the span of one day.
The crew exploring Mia’s Vista Hermosa Park. Downtown LA serves as a frequent anchor to your place in the city as you wander. Find out more here: Vista Hermosa
We finished the day at the Vista Hermosa Park completed in 2008 and the first park built in the area in over 100 years. It’s not easy to build beautiful open and green spaces in Los Angeles and for that we are extremely grateful to Mia Lehrer. Mia is a true advocate for LA as well as being an incredible designer. We look forward to what becomes of the LA river in the future and we can be sure that Mia makes sure it exceeds expectations.
Tianci Han learned to drive a car and walk a dog while in Los Angeles, thus completing his course in Becoming American. Hopefully, he and our other brilliant international students stick around!
The party was great including the special lemonade and delicious Armenian food. We thank everyone involved and hope to see you all again soon.
We love you LA…
Post and photos by David J Pearson