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Architecture Tours L.A.

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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90093
Phone Number: (323)464-7868
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Delightful, Educational Tour

Laura Massino took our group of four (two parents and two teenaged girls) on a custom tour of Beverly Hills and Hollywood. She designed the tour to address our particular... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Laura Massino took our group of four (two parents and two teenaged girls) on a custom tour of Beverly Hills and Hollywood. She designed the tour to address our particular architectural interests, and we had a wonderful time. She drove us in her van, keeping up a constant patter of fascinating information about the history and current state of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the Frank Gehry tour with Laura. It was extensive and covered his work in LA, Venice and Santa Monica. Seeing his house was a real highlight. I was the only one on the tour that day so it felt like having a friend taking me around that day sharing our interest and enthusiasm for a very dynamic and... More 

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Saratoga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, my boyfriend and I went on what was my second tour with Laura. Put simply, both times were excellent. As my boyfriend says and I readily concur, Laura is personable, professional, and incredibly talented at her job. The amount of knowledge she retains and imparts about architectural detail, culture, and LA's history is incredible, and she does it all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again on a visit from DC to California, we opted to take an architectural tour offered by maven Laura Massino. We discovered Laura and her sun-roofed van through Triple A a number of years ago and in the course of our LA trips to visit family, have taken all 7 of her tours. (You can reprise them yourself through... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were touring as a family of four and friends recommended Laura's Architectural tours through the suburbs of LA. We took the Silver Lakes tour and it was just fantastic. Informative and personal tour driving and walking past the modernist architecture of Neutra, Lautner, Schindler and many more. The explanations of the context and the architectural history made the whole... More 

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High Point, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My only regret is that I didn't have time to do more of Laura's tours! I took the downtown tour, and so enjoyed having someone else deal with the traffic, allowing me to just enjoy. (I'd actually done two walking tours as well, but eventually your feet give out!) Laura covered a huge area on the tour, yet kept it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have gone on each tour now and love them all. The ride is nice and Laura really knows the architecture on the tour but the neighborhoods are fun as well. These tours should be a part of any class requirement! Just amazing, we will go on them again because there is aways something new to see and I especially... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We are Australian architecture tourists, friends suggested Architecture Tours LA on one of our our visit to LA. We selected the Silver Lake tour on a Saturday (which also coincided with the Neutra House and studio opening). Laura operates these driving tours, and we experienced some amazing mid-century architecture and more! A delightful tour guide, interesting and informative, at a... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Awesome FLW tour with Laura Massino of Architectural Tours LA. We visited several great examples of Frank Lloyd Wright and Lloyd Wright's California architecture. We felt very comfortable in Laura's lovely van. We so appreciated her skill at great conversation and showing us the sights while maneuvering around LAs busy streets. At several points on the tour we exited the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Thanks Laura for a very informative tour of downtown LA! Would recommend it to anyone. The city you never knew! Very informative and friendly.

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