Southern California Institute of Architecture
Japanese American National Museum
A great first stop in Little Tokyo, this is the country’s first museum dedicated to the Japanese immigrant experience. You’ll be moved...
Japanese Village Plaza
The funny-looking tower is a yagura , a traditional fire-lookout tower typically found in rural Japan. It’s the gateway to this kitschy...
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Arty types can pop into Geffen Contemporary to peruse the cutting-edge conceptual exhibits and installations at this MOCA branch...
Angel City Brewery
This wonderful microbrewer of fine beers and ales is the only one of its kind in Downtown LA. Located on the edge of the Arts District,...
Not even the bold art and Frank Gehry-designed cardboard chairs can distract sushi lovers from the exquisite treats in this...
960 E 3rd St · interesting places nearby
Southern California Institute of Architecture information
The surrounding area got a nod of respectability when this institute moved into the former Santa Fe Freight Yard in 2001. It’s a progressive laboratory with faculty and students that continually push the envelope in architectural design. You can see some of the results in the gallery or attend a lecture or film screening; see the website for upcoming events.