AKA: Woman's Building, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools

Designers: Morgan, Walls and Clements, Architects (firm); Stiles Oliver Clements (architect); Octavius Weller Morgan Sr. (architect); John A. Walls (architect)

Dates: constructed 1929

2 stories

Los Angeles, CA

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According to the architect's daughter, Mary Clements Rosenast, the Chouinard Institute was designed by Stiles O. Clements. (See Mary Clements Rosenast, "Stiles O. Clements: A Personal View," Los Angeles Conservancy News, 12:2, 03-04/1990, p. 8.)

In 1973, a group of women obtained the former Chouinard Art Institute property and turned it into the Woman's Center, a meeting place and clearinghouse for feminist ideas in design. A group called the Feminist Studio Workshop, a feminist think tank and design studio, operated at the Woman's Center.

Los Angeles City Historical-Cultural Monument (10/24/1989): 454

PCAD id: 10178