Generations of lucky Los Angeles middle school students have passed notes and played paper football in a school designed by famed architect Richard Neutra. Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle School in Westwood was completed in 1938 and considered a leading example of early Modernism. All classrooms have large glass and steel sliding doors that extend to outside spaces – a classic Neutra touch.
We found this Neutra drawing of a classroom and then a picture of an Emerson outdoor class circa 1960 – Neutra’s vision being realized.
Go see the school of Neutra at 1650 Selby Avenue, Los Angeles CA.