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Throughout the 1950's and 60's "Googie" style architecture became popular with a small number of architectural firms. This website features an excellent discussion of the origin of Googie architecture and it's known design elements. Several designers at Armet Davis Newlove incorporated this Googie design style into restaurants and coffee shops built throughout Southern California. Some of these restaurants still stand and are considered city landmarks. These classic structures are used in film, print and other media to this day. One famous landmark restaurant, Johnnie's, on Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea in Los Angeles is no longer a restaurant but continues to be used in media production. This Wikipedia article also contains information on the Googie style of design
The Los Angeles Times featured an article about Googie architecture and references our firm in here.
Armet Davis Newlove Architects has completed construction on Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Chruch in Santa Clarita, California. Of the churches under the Los Angeles Archdiocese it will be second in size to Our Lady of Angels. A local Santa Clarita newspaper, The Signal, published two articles of the project. The first, available here, shows the church shortly before completion, featuring a life-size, hand-sculpted crucifix and photos of the project under construction. The second article, available here, shows the blessing of the church by Cardinal Roger Mahony and the blessing ceremony attended by over 1,000 people.
The Tidings is the weekly newspaper of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. This article covers the dedication of Blessed Kateri Church in Santa Clarita, California.
Armet Davis Newlove Architects is honored to have prints and negatives of some projects scanned by the Santa Monica Library and added to their archives. Several projects still stand in Santa Monica and are considered by residents as city landmarks. Archived images are available here. We thank the Santa Monica library for including our work in the archiving of the history of the city of Santa Monica.
CITY BEAT, a local Los Angeles paper, wrote an article about the historic design of restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Senior Partner Victor Newlove is quoted and discusses the ideas behind the design thoughts of those days. Read the article here.