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  • Tustin Hills Under Construction

    Dutton Architects designs a major renovation for a custom modern house in the Tustin Hills.

  • On The Boards: Mount Washington Residence

    Dutton Architects designs modern mountain-top residence in Mount Washington with scenic views overlooking mountains and the Los Angeles Basin.

  • On The Boards: Mulholland Residence

    Dutton Architects is designing a 9,000 sf house on Mulholland Drive that opens to the valley on one side and downtown LA on the other.

  • Dutton Publishes on Building Future Garden Cities

    John Dutton publishes an article in the journal My Livable Cities on architects role in creating green, sustainable, and livable cities.

  • Dutton Publishes Article on The Urban Architecture of Otto Wagner

    John Dutton authors and article on Otto Wagner’s celebrated Postparkasse in Vienna, reviewing it as a building that mediates between modern and traditional, architecture and urbanism

  • Brentwood House Construction Almost Complete

    Dutton Architects hill modern top house almost completes construction.

  • Dutton Publishes Article on Innovative Streets of Barcelona

    Dutton publishes an article in the book Streets for All on the innovative public space design of the streets of Barcelona.

  • On the Boards: New Artist Loft in DTLA

    Large artist loft is being designed for art collectors in Los Angeles’ downtown Arts District

  • On the Boards: Riverfront Residence in Sacramento

    New riverfront house sits within the levee of the Sacramento River, opening up to vistas to the river and agricultural fields beyond

  • On the boards: Law Offices in Silicon Valley

    The headquarters for a new boutique intellectual property law firm in Silicon Valley is being designed by Dutton Architects.

  • Dutton Architects to Design Artists Lofts in Warehouse Conversion

    Dutton Architects is renovating a brick and concrete warehouse in Los Angeles into 18 units of artists lofts. The interventions are intended to be minimal, maintaining and respecting much of the original industrial qualities of the building.

  • New Malibu House under design

    A new modern hillside house in Malibu, set into a series of terraces, with views up and down the Malibu coast.

  • Dutton Architects moves into new office

    Dutton Architects moved into the Elysian, a restored building originally designed by William Perreira for the Metropolitan Water District.

  • Dutton Lectures on the Architecture of Barcelona Modernisme

    At the 2017 CNU in Seattle, John Dutton lectured on Barcelona Modernisme and Architectural Character.

    The panel focused on the idea of character, as opposed to style or typology, two better-known terms these days. Character implies the notion of architectural judgment, as articulated in Samir Younes’ “The Imperfect City: On Architectural Judgment.”

  • Hillside house in Brentwood with ocean views starts construction

    Dutton Architects is creating a new two-story addition to a modern house in Brentwood and renovating the rest of the house.  The addition accommodates two home offices for the couple, both TV/film writers, three bedrooms, a kitchen, a family room, and other support spaces.

  • On the Boards: Design of New House for Artist Mr. Brainwash

    A new house for the celebrated artist Mr. Brainwash is under design by Dutton Architects. The house is very open, and fluid, with very tall ceilings on both floors and some double height spaces. As befitting an artist, lots of light, especially through a central circulation atrium space that divides the front and the back. The volumes of the house are a collage of materials: corrugated steel, concrete, wood, and large Neolith panels. Accents of wood warm the space, and furniture-like elements help bring the scale down.

  • Beverly Hills house completed

    Dutton Architects recently completed a major renovation of a 1960’s post and beam house in the hills of Beverly Hills.

  • AIA Award for Grey Gardens

    John Dutton, and Barbara Bestor (of Bestor Architecture), won a Next LA award from the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) for their collaboration on their new senior housing prototype for the emerging baby-boom generation that is healthier, more social, active, and urban than previous generations.

  • Silver Lake Guest Pavilion Design

    Dutton Architects has completed a design for a guest pavilion and meditation  room on a spectacular site on top of Micheltorena Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.

  • Dutton teaches in Japan

    John Dutton taught in Japan for USC’s AALU (Asian Architecture and Landscape Urbanism) program his fall, where he brought students to Kyoto, Kanagawa, Takyama, and Tokyo.  They analyzed the architecture and urbanism of these cities, and visited internationally renown design studios such as SANAA.

  • John Dutton presents Grey Gardens at Dwell on Design

    John Dutton and Barbara Bestor presented their Grey Gardens concept for senior housing at Dwell On Design 2015.  They discussed the history and evolution of California modern housing, and presented their project as an urban alternative for baby boomers instead of the warehouses of elderly in the desert.

  • LA Greenways Presented at Dwell Conference

    John Dutton presented his award-winning proposal for the transformation of Los Angeles freeways into a new network of Greenways.  In place of the ribbons of freeway concrete will be transit, bike lanes, recreational parks, community gardens, multi-modal stations, and vertical gardens.

  • Dutton’s Studio Masterplans Istanbul Waterfront

    This spring, John Dutton taught a combined architecture and landscape studio at USC focusing on Eminonu waterfront in the historic center of Istanbul.

  • Dutton Architects submits entry for WHO Headquarters

    Dutton Architects submitted an entry for the international competition to design the new headquarters of the World Health Organization.

    For more information see the WHO project page.

  • Instagram

    Below are the most recent images of the Instagram feed for Dutton Architects. The images represent some visual observations of Los Angeles and other areas I’ve travelled to. For the full grid of past images please go to #duttonarchitects.

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