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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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Like to look at interesting buildings?

I took the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills tour and the Hancock Park/Miracle Mile tour. Laura is amazing as she rattles off the names of the architects who designed the buildings we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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chicago, Illinois
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chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I took the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills tour and the Hancock Park/Miracle Mile tour. Laura is amazing as she rattles off the names of the architects who designed the buildings we passed as well as their history. She is very personable and is an excellent driver. I particularly enjoyed the Hancock Park tour. I knew the area was nice, but I... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I’ve taken three amazing tours with Laura and look forward to the next one. Thus far I’ve taken the Downtown L.A., Silver Lake, and Hancock Park/Miracle Mile tours. Each time I have been amazed at Laura’s breadth of knowledge and ability to navigate the streets of L.A. while sharing her knowledge. Each tour has been a fun lesson in California... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A few years ago, we took our first small-group tour with Laura and Architecture Tours LA. The Silverlake tour was fascinating. On a recent visit to see our son in LA, we scheduled another tour: Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. If you enjoy history, architecture and an insider's look at the city, go with Laura. The tour itself was at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Downtown, Hollywood, Pasadena, Silver Lake- architectural historian Laura Massino Smith brings history and today together in her insightful and altogether memorable tours of LA. Not to be missed by anyone with an interest in design.

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Greater Cincinnati, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Inspired by the great reviews on TripAdvisor, my husband and I booked a 5-hour tour of all things Frank Lloyd Wright in L.A. We were not disappointed! Laura Massino brought a clear love of the subject and of the exuberant variety of L.A.'s built environment. The time flew by and we saw many things we would never have found on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My step father is a retired city planner and loves architecture. For the past few years, my mother and I have been taking him on architecture tours with Laura for his birthday. We LOVE them. Laura is a fountain of knowledge and has designed each tour to be unique and interesting. She really knows her stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Really awesome way to see the culture and variety that is Los Angeles. There is a lot more diversity that comes out with local knowledge. Laura has great detailed architectural, cultural and historic knowledge, that unpacks the sense of place of this city.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I learned so much about downtown LA during our tour. Laura brings historical context to the architecture of downtown Los Angeles. The timespan covered is great - from the 1700s to present day. She balances serious historical facts with fun pop culture references so there is something for everyone. I can't wait to go back to LA and explore the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour of downtown LA. Laura is a wealth of information and you don't have to have a PhD in design to appreciate and enjoy this tour. We got to see areas of LA that I would not have chosen to or made the effort to see and I'm so pleased I did see them. My only wish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was a thrill for me to be able to spend a few hours driving around with Laura visiting homes primarily in the Silverlake and Los Feliz area designed by legendary architects like Schindler, Neutra and Lautner. Laura has an in-depth knowledge of the architectural history of the area and added so much to my knowledge and appreciation of the... More 

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Address: Address: Los Angeles, CA 90093
Phone Number: (323)464-7868
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A

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