Neutra: Survival Through Design

In Conversation

  • Lisa Heschong is an architect and founding principal of the Heschong Mahone Group (HMG), a building science consulting firm, where she led ground-breaking research showing a relationship between daylight and student test scores, retail sales, and office worker performance.

  • Richard Jackson, MD MPH, is Professor emeritus at the Fielding School of Public Health at the UCLA where he was Department Chair in Environmental Health Sciences.

  • As CEO of the International Living Future Institute, Lindsay Baker is the organization’s chief strategist, charged with delivering on its mission to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.

  • Raymond Richard Neutra, the youngest son of Richard Neutra, will moderate the post-screening panel discussion on the topic of Neutra’s modernist design.

  • Introduction

    PJ Letofsky is the director of Neutra: Survival Through Design.


Dion Neutra, Raymond Richard Neutra, Barbara Lamprecht, Thomas Hines,

A journey through the life and work of the Austrian American architect Richard Neutra (1892–1970), from his beginnings in Vienna through his most important works, including the Luckenwalde Forest Cemetery, his first built “house” design in Berlin, and his work with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin before relocating to southern California, where he lived and worked communally at Rudolf Schindler’s Kings Road House. In 1929 Neutra completed the Lovell Health House, recognized as a masterwork of Modernist design, and his more than 350 projects around the world—homes, schools, libraries—are distinguished by his conceptual and practical glass, steel, and wood designs, with a vision of environment, ecology, and livability. 

  • PJ Letofsky
  • Andrew Parke
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  • PJ Letofsky