Event description

A conversation with Architect Leo Marmol, FAIA, Managing Partner of Marmol Radziner, and Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor of Architectural Digest. Beginning with the early California modernists-Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler, et al-architects have sought to foster a more nuanced connection between man and nature as a means to promote both physical and mental well-being. In the era of COVID-19, their revolutionary experiments in hygienic, germ-free living resonate more powerfully than ever. Leo Marmol and Mayer Rus will engage in a wide-ranging conversation dissecting the evolution of indoor/outdoor culture, what it means today, and strategies for living wisely, comfortably, and, yes, beautifully, inside and out.

LEO MARMOL, FAIA, Managing Partner, Marmol Radziner
Leo Marmol is Managing Partner of the Los Angeles-, San Francisco-, and New York-based design-build firm Marmol Radziner, founded in 1989. With Design Partner Ron Radziner, Leo leads a 200-person firm known for its innovative design approach in architecture, construction, interior design, landscape design, and the restoration of historic modern buildings. The firm has designed a number of residences throughout the Bay Area. Leo has been a member of the AIA College of Fellows since 2007 and the Interior Design Hall of Fame since 2009. Leo lectures on architecture, modernism, and restoration, and has also organized numerous architectural tours in Southern California to highlight the region’s wealth of mid-century Modernist landmarks. Leo is also an abstract painter and debuted his work at the Landing Gallery in Los Angeles last fall. You can see his art work on Instagram @leonardo_e_marmol.

Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor, Architectural Digest
Mayer Rus has been a prominent design critic, writer, and lecturer for the past 25 years. Prior to joining Architectural Digest, he was the Design & Culture Editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine. He moved to California in 2007 from New York, where he was the Design Editor of Conde Nast’s House & Garden. Rus has written for the New York Times, Vogue, Artforum, W, and many other international publications. He has also written and edited recent Rizzoli monographs on the work of Atelier AM, photographer Francois Halard, designer Robert Stilin, and architect Lee Ledbetter. He lives in Silver Lake with his dog, Linus.

Pictured: Ward Residence by Marmol Radziner. Photo: Matthew Millman

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