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The Friends of Laguna Architecture will be meeting today, Saturday January 31 2015 at 1:00pm at Crystal Cathedral for a tour.
Crystal Cathedral is located at 13280 Champman Avenue in Garden Grove.
The event is from 1:00-4:00 PM.
There will be a special afternoon tour, lecture, and reception.
The focus of the event will be Richard Neutra’s 1961 Arboretum and 1968 Tower of Hope.
Both have recently and meticulously restored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.
Restoration of the Arboretum won a Docomomo US Modernism in America Award Citation of Merit in 2014.
Guests will have the opportunity to see the Arboretum as well as get an exclusive first look at Neutra’s Tower of Hope, the restoration of which was just completed in late 2014.
The event will also include the opportunity to hear more about the Diocese’s plan for Philip Johnson’s impossibly beautiful Crystal Cathedral (1980), which is currently under construction.
The day’s speakers will include Barbara Lamprecht, author, architect, and historian, Daniel Paul, architectural historian, and Rob Neal member of the Architecture and Renovation Committee for Christ Cathedral.
Tours of all three spaces will run concurrently and guests will enjoy a late afternoon wine and cheese reception with friends in Richard Meier’s Welcoming Center (2003).
For more information and ticket info please link to Crystal Cathedral