Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Building, Architects, Los Angeles, USA

Art Center College of Design Pasadena, LA

Key Californian Education Building – Architecture at Hillside Campus, Lida Street

Jun 15, 2008

Art Center College of Design Pasadena

Key California Education Building Projects, alphabetical:

Graduate Center + Library
Design: Frank Gehry

Outdoor student Center
Design: Hodgetts + Fung

Wind Tunnel redevelopment – studios, workshops, classrooms
Design: Daly Genik Architects, Santa Monica

Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

Contact: (626) 396-2200

Art Center College of Design

The Art Center College of Design was founded in 1930 in downtown Los Angeles as the Art Center School. In 1935, Fred R. Archer founded the photography department, and Ansel Adams was a guest instructor in the late 1930s. During and after World War II, the Art Center ran a technical illustration program in conjunction with the California Institute of Technology.

Art Center College of Design, Hillside Campus, CA, USA:
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Building
photo : Gerardogarza at en.wikipedia [CC BY 2.5 (], courtesy Wikimedia commons

In 1947, the post-war boom in students caused the school to expand to a larger location in the building of the former Cumnock School for Girls in the Hancock Park neighborhood, while still maintaining a presence at its original downtown location. The school began granting Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in arts in 1949, and was fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1955.

In 1965, the school changed its name to Art Center College of Design. The school expanded its programs, including a film program in 1973. The school moved to the Hillside Campus in Pasadena in 1976.

The school operated the Art Center Europe in La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland for ten years starting in 1986. In 2003, the Art Center was granted Non-Governmental Organization status by the UN Department of Public Information. Art Center opened the South Campus in Pasadena in 2004.
Source: wikipedia

Location: 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

Los Angeles, Southern California, United States of America

Los Angeles Buildings

Contemporary Los Angeles Architecture

L.A. Architecture Designs – chronological list

Los Angeles Architecture Tours – architectural walks by e-architect

Los Angeles Architecture Designs – Selection

One Window House, Venice
Design: Touraine Richmond Architects, California
One Window House

Arcade Boutique, West Hollywood
Design: Montalba Architects
Arcade Boutique

Beverly Center Renewal – The Mall of the Stars, 8500 Beverly Boulevard, edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, L.A.
Design: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Architects
Beverly Center building Los Angeles
photo © John Linden
Beverly Center Building Renovation

9900 Wilshire, Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills development

Sunset Boutique, Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
Los Angeles boutique

Los Angeles Architecture News

Santa Monica Architecture

Crystal Cathedral Los Angeles

Los Angeles architect: Frank Gehry

American Architects

American Architecture

Comments / photos for the Art Center College of Design Pasadena page welcome