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Ray Kappe papers, 1954-2007

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Title: Ray Kappe papers
Dates: 1954-2007
Number: 2008.M.36
Creator/Collector: Kappe, Ray, 1927-
Extent: 374.3 Linear Feet (105 boxes, 372 flatfiles, 28 rolls)
Abstract: Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe is one of Southern California's preeminent designers of modern residential architecture and a long-time educator who founded the influential Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Consisting of drawings, documents, photographs, client correspondence, and writings, the Ray Kappe papers provide a record of Kappe's contribution as an architect in private practice, as a partner in various firms and as an educator. The archive is an important resource for the study of postwar California modernism, and in particular the development of prefabrication and sustainability in modern housing, as well as a valuable resource for studying the recent history of architectural education.
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Language: Collection material is in English.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390

Biographical/Historical Note

The son of Romanian immigrants, Raymond Kappe was born on August 4, 1927 in Minneapolis. After his family relocated to Los Angeles, Kappe attended Emerson Junior High School in West Los Angeles, which had been designed by Richard Neutra in the late 1930s. The two-story steel-framed building with sliding glass doors for outdoor classrooms and rooftop terraces made a valuable impression on him, as did Neutra's apartments in Westwood. These early experiences with modern architecture, combined with his love of drawing and talent in mathematics and science, helped shape his career path while he was still a teenager. He spent a single semester at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1945 before he was drafted into the postwar U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, where he served for two years as a topographical surveying instructor. After his discharge, Kappe attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning his B.Arch in 1951.

After graduation, Kappe worked as a draftsman for the San Francisco firm of Anshen and Allen, where he was involved in the design of the Eichler tract homes. Later that year, he moved back to Los Angeles to work with Carl Maston, a lesser-known but highly practiced modern architect. In 1953, the pair each designed a six-unit apartment building side-by-side on National Boulevard in West Los Angeles. The success of the project led Kappe to open his own firm, which he operated as a private venture until 1968.

Most of Kappe's early houses consisted of small post-and-beam structures with flat or shallow-pitched roofs. Inspired by the postwar housing boom in Southern California and the Case Study House program, Kappe envisioned the single-family house as the ideal medium for experimentation in prefabricated construction. The objective was to produce a prototype that could be duplicated and slightly altered to meet the needs of individual sites and clients. By the early 1960s, he had developed a structural system that rooted six or eight steel-reinforced concrete or wooden towers into the ground, effectively reducing the footprint of the home. Also, while many of his contemporaries distanced themselves from the construction process, Kappe embraced a system of design-build throughout his career. The design for Kappe's own residence, completed in 1967, typified the architect's interest in multi-level and cost-effective modular construction on outwardly "unbuildable" sites. The muscular Douglas fir composition and reliance on the surrounding landscape reflected his Bay Area training, as well as his appreciation for vernacular traditions dating to the local Arts and Crafts movement. He would echo this complex treatment of light, space, materials, and texture, along with the complete integration of site, in many of his other hillside projects throughout Los Angeles.

In the early 1960s, Kappe became interested in urban design issues. He joined the America Institute of Architects' Urban Design Committee and began working with future partners Herb Kahn and Rex Lotery on a variety of planning and design issues, including the development of new methods of hillside building. Their successful collaborations in this context led the formation of a firm. Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners (1970-1973), Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners (1974-1978) and Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners (1979-1981) undertook a number of large-scale planning and residential projects throughout California. Concerned with energy efficiency and new state environmental laws, much of the work reveals a newfound reliance on steel and concrete construction, as well as natural light and heating elements. With the advent of postmodernism and the movement away from planning studies towards developer-driven implementation strategies in large cities by the early 1980s, however, the partners amicably agreed to dissolve the firm in order to uphold the integrity of their design philosophies.

Since 1982, Kappe has worked under the firm name Kappe Architects Planners both independently and in collaboration with others, including his sons Finn and Ron Kappe, on numerous projects. In recent years, he has returned to his interest in prefabricated modular design. In 2003, developer Steve Glenn approached him about producing a line of prefabricated, sustainable houses called LivingHomes. In 2007, he completed the first residence to be awarded the platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of the U.S. Green Building Council through this partnership.

In addition to his architectural and planning practice, Kappe has enjoyed a long career as an educator. He entered the teaching profession in the mid-1960s as an instructor at the University of Southern California (USC). In 1967, Bernard Zimmerman, a landscape architect at California Polytechnic University, Pomona (CalPoly), approached him about creating an architecture program there. Kappe built a successful program based on the principle of experimentation, but left the school in 1972 as a result of fundamental differences with the dean. Along with a group of like-minded faculty and students, he founded the avant-garde New School, later renamed Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Kappe encouraged invention, exploration, and criticism among his students, integrating courses in the social and behavioral aspects of architecture into the design curriculum. His central interests in urban issues, technology and environmental response concerns remained at the forefront of the program until postmodernism began to dominate architectural discourse in the 1980s. Kappe stepped down from his director position in 1987, though he continued to teach there and at USC.


Scope and Content of Collection

The Ray Kappe papers offer comprehensive coverage of his long and varied career, which began in the 1950s and encompassed roles as architect, planner, and educator. The archive highlights Kappe's role in furthering the strong California tradition of designing buildings in tune with nature, of experimenting with prefabricated building components and modular planning, and of addressing such issues as sustainability. The collection is therefore a valuable resource for studying important developments in post-war California modernism, including the development of what is today known as "green" architecture. The collection is also a useful resource for studying the recent history of architectural education, as Kappe directed programs at both California Polytechnic University, Pomona and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), one of the country's most influential and experimental schools of architecture.

The project records in Series I form the core of the collection. Representing the first 50 years of Kappe's career, the series encompasses the majority of the architect's oeuvre. Included here is Kappe's early independent work and his later work under the firm name of Kappe Architects Planners, as well as projects from the intermediate period of his career as a partner in the firms of Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners, Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners, and Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners. The archive does not contain Kappe's most recent work initiated or completed after 2003, such as the energy-efficient residences designed for Steve Glenn's LivingHomes. Comprising over 300 executed and unexecuted projects ranging from large and small residences to office buildings and parks, the archive holds drawings and models, in addition to sketches, photographs, and project files, and it provides documentation on major projects from the early, middle, and later phases of Kappe's career. Included, for instance, is the groundbreaking house Kappe designed for his own family in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles in 1965, which heralded the architect's expert use of post-and-beam construction and an elevated design system that allowed the building to nestle sensitively on its awkward hillside site. Represented, too, is the 1977 Borghei House (Santa Monica Canyon) in which Kappe responded to new building code restrictions by using concrete-block construction and smaller window apertures, and the 1993 Shapiro House (Santa Monica Canyon) that saw Kappe experimenting with steel frames and poured concrete while still emphasizing his core principles of uniting interior and exterior spaces and foregrounding energy efficiency and modularity. A particularly interesting portion of the archive consists of planning projects undertaken by the partnership firms, such as those prepared for the cities of Inglewood and Compton, that highlight a commitment to revitalizing urban neighborhoods and commercial districts.

The two subsequent series document other facets of Kappe's professional life. Series II comprises his teaching materials and administrative records during his tenure at Cal Poly Pomona and SCI-Arc. This documentation reveals Kappe's interest in redefining architectural education through experimental curriculum and practice. Series III is composed of all other materials, aside from the individual project files, relating to Kappe's professional affiliations and role as a leading Southern California architect and planner. He maintained ample records of his decades-long involvement with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and with the Los Angeles Goals Program, including his Urban Design Committee collaborations with future partners Herbert Kahn and Rex Lotery, in addition to preserving documentation of others citing his work in a variety of media. The series also highlights his interest in energy conservation, urban design, and affordable housing.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: ; ; .
Series I. Project records, 1954-2003, undated
Series II. Faculty papers, 1966-2002, undated
Series III. Other professional papers, 1959-2007, undated


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of the student records in Box 56A which will remain sealed until 2062. Contact the repository for information regarding access to the architectural models.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Kappe, Ray, 1927-

Subjects - Topics

Architect-designed houses -- California
Architects -- California -- Los Angeles
Architecture -- California -- Los Angeles
Architecture -- Study and teaching
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern
City planning
Modern movement (Architecture) -- California
Prefabricated houses
Sustainable architecture

Subjects - Places

Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- 20th century

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings -- United States -- 20th century
Architectural models
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints -- California -- 20th century

Contributors

Boccato, Clelio
Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners
Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners
Kahn, Herbert
Kappe Architects Planners
Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners
Kappe, Ray, 1927-
Lotery, Rex

Related Material

The papers of Kappe's partner, Rex Lotery, are held by the Art, Design & Architecture Museum of the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ray Kappe papers, 1954-2007, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accesssion no. 2008.M.36

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2008m36

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ray Kappe. Acquired in 2008.

Processing History

In 2011 with grant funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Laura Dominguez and Suzanne Noruschat processed the collection and created the inventory under the supervision of Ann Harrison. In 2014-2015 Ann Harrison refined Series I separating the projects into subseries by firm.

The processing of the collection remains preliminary. Drawings in flatfile folders 174**, 189**, 252**-252A**, 267**, 269**-270**, 289**, as well as Rolls 25** - 26** need conservation treatment for the removal of adhesives. Also some materials in Series III are water-damaged.


Container List

Series I. Project records, 1954-2003, undated 355.1 Linear Feet (80 boxes, 370 flatfiles, 27 rolls)
Series I documents the architectural and planning projects of Ray Kappe as an independent practioner, as well as those of the firms of Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners (1970-1973), Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners (1974-1978), Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners (1978/1979-1981) and the work of the firm Kappe Architect Planner up to 2003.
General documentation, architectural drawings, photographs and models form this series. General documentation files vary, but may include correspondence, reports, contracts, job bids and proposals, structural calculations, receipts, specifications, and press coverage. Occasionally a small drawing or reproduction may also be included with documentation. The architectural drawings encompass plans, elevations, sections, details, and perspectival drawings, renderings and presentation boards, both originals and reproductions. The reproduction drawings take a variety of formats including diazotypes, sepia prints, photostats, and electrostatic prints. The photographic documentation principally includes photography taken at the time projects were recently completed or under construction, and includes work by prominent architectural photographers such as Julius Shulman, Marvin Rand, and Kent Oppenheimer.
The dates given here are project dates taken from Kappe's records or from the drawings and documentation of a project, but earlier and later material may be present. Locations of projects are indicated when known. For the architectural drawings, the designation "standard" refers to examples measuring up to 37" x 49", with larger drawings indicated as oversize.
The phases of Kappe's career, set out below in subseries, define his work in its independent and collaborative modes. Kappe described the work of the firms in which he was a partner as "team design," a process of interchange and compromise among the members. Within this framework, Kappe served as principal for many of the projects included in the archive, but projects on which other partners - Herbert Kahn, Rex Lotery and Clellio Boccato - served as lead designer are also present and that information is included below when known. While the partnerships' overall approach was collaborative, the exception to this methodology was the residential work, which remained solely Kappe's territory.
Arrangement
The series is divided into six subseries marking the professional stages of Ray Kappe's career as an architect in private practice and as a partner in a firm. Attributions to these subseries are taken from the block on the drawings and from a list of projects created by Ray Kappe.
Series I.A. Ray Kappe -- Architect, 1954-1969
Projects created during Kappe's independent practice from 1954 to 1969 form the subseries. During this period, Kappe's work focused on residential structures, both single-family and multi-family, while also including a small amount of commercial and industrial building design. Occasionally, Kappe would collaborate with other architects, including Rex Lotery and Herbert Kahn, with whom he worked on the Urban Design Committee (See below Series III).
Arrangement
The projects are arranged in roughly chronological order, with undated material at the end of the subseries.
National Boulevard Apartments (Los Angeles, 1954)
box folder
1 1 Documentation
flatfile
1**, 3** Drawings
Photography
box folder
42 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 1 Color photographs and negatives
Goetschel House (Tujunga, 1954)
box folder
1 2 Documentation
flatfile
2** Drawings
Phineas Kappe House (Sherman Oaks, 1956)
box folder
1 3-5 Documentation
flatfile
4** Drawings
box folder
42 2 Black-and-white photographs
Stoner House (Long Beach, 1956)
box folder
1 6 Documentation
flatfile
5** Drawings
Photography
box folder
42 3 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 2 Negatives
Enstedt Apartments (Los Angeles, 1956)
box folder
9 8 Documentation
flatfile
6** Drawings
Waymire House (Los Angeles, 1957)
box folder
1 7-8 Documentation
flatfile
8** Drawings
box folder
42 4 Black-and-white photographs
Friend House (Encino, 1957)
box folder
1 9-11 Documentation
flatfile
9** Drawings
Lowen House (Los Angeles, 1957)
box folder
2 1 Documentation
flatfile
11** Drawings
flatfile
13** Wyman-Finell Office Building (West Hollywood, 1957)
flatfile
10** Kasof House (Culver City, 1957)
With Arthur Stephens.
flatfile
261** Forrest Remodel (Los Angeles, 1957)
Smith House (Los Angeles, 1957)
box folder
2 2 Documentation
flatfile
12** Drawings
flatfile
262** Buzza House (Beverly Hills, 1958)
flatfile
14** Berkus-Kappe Apartments (Los Angeles, 1958)
Taylor House (Los Angeles, 1958)
flatfile
15** Drawings
box
73 Model
Hayes House (Sherman Oaks, 1959)
Documentation
box folder
2 3-4 General
box folder
75* 1 Oversize clippings
flatfile
19** Drawings
Photography
box folder
42 5 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 3 Color photographs
Erdley House (Pacific Palisades, 1959)
flatfile
17** Drawings
box
71 Model
flatfile
20** Frishberg Addition (Los Angeles, 1959)
flatfile
16** Clemmons House (Los Angeles, 1959)
flatfile
18** Glaser Remodel (Los Angeles, 1959)
flatfile
27** Wohlstadter House (North Hollywood, 1960)
flatfile
26** Sarna House (Los Angeles, 1960)
flatfile
24** Davis House (Beverly Hills, 1960)
flatfile
25** Kosser House (Los Angeles, 1960)
Ragan House (Pasadena, 1960)
box folder
2 5 Documentation
flatfile
22** Drawings
flatfile
301** Karasick Office (1960)
Also includes undated remodel of Karasick house in Van Nuys.
Barsha House (Sherman Oaks, 1961)
Documentation
box folder
2 7-8 General
box folder
75* 2 Oversize plan correction sheet
flatfile
28** Drawings
Beling House (Woodland Hills, 1961)
box folder
3 1 Documentation
flatfile
29** Drawings
box folder
42 6 Black-and-white photographs
Brody House (Los Angeles, 1961)
box folder
3 2 Documentation
flatfile
30** Drawings
Gates House (Pacific Palisades, 1961)
box folder
3 3-5 Documentation
flatfile
31** Drawings
box folder
42 7 Black-and-white photographs
box
88* Model
Gish Commercial Property (North Hollywood, 1961)
box folder
3 6-7 Documentation
flatfile
32** Drawings
Meyer House (Sherman Oaks, 1961)
Documentation
box folder
3 8-9 General
box folder
75* 3 Oversize clipping
flatfile
33** Drawings
box folder
43 1 Black-and-white photographs
Reinhart House (Pacific Palisades, 1961)
box folder
3 10 Documentation
flatfile
34** Drawings
Vedanta Society Apartments (Hollywood, 1961)
box folder
3 11-12 Documentation
flatfile
35** Drawings
box folder
43 2 Black-and-white photographs
Mummey House (Tarzana, 1961)
box folder
4 1 Documentation
flatfile
36** Drawings
flatfile
37** Pace House (Palos Verdes, 1961)
Hammond Apartments (Los Angeles, 1961)
box folder
2 6 Documentation
flatfile
23** Drawings
flatfile
44** Etlin Apartments (Malibu, 1961)
Bernheim House (Los Angeles, 1962)
box folder
4 2 Documentation
flatfile
38** Drawings
Clausen House (Los Angeles, 1962)
box folder
4 3-4 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
39** Standard
box
99* Oversize
Gale House (Los Angeles, 1962)
box folder
4 5 Documentation
flatfile
39A** Drawings
Sellan Hotel-Restaurant (Torrance, 1962)
box folder
4 6 Documentation
flatfile
41** Drawings
flatfile
40** Rubin House (Los Angeles, 1962)
California Governor's Mansion Competition (Sacramento, 1962)
Documentation
box folder
41 1 General
box folder
75* 4 Oversize clipping and site plans
box folder
92 4 Color photographs and negatives
Etlin Realty Offices (North Hollywood, 1963)
box folder
4 7 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
44** Standard
box folder
82* 2-4 Presentation drawings and plans
box folder
43 3 Black-and-white photographs
Handman House (Sherman Oaks, 1963)
Documentation
box folder
4 8 General
box folder
75* 5 Oversize clipping
flatfile
45** Drawings
box folder
43 4 Black-and-white photographs
Carson House (Brentwood, 1963)
flatfile
43** Standard drawings
roll
1** Oversize drawings
Moorpark Apartments for C&C Development (North Hollywood, 1963)
box folder
4 9 Documentation
flatfile
46** Drawings
box folder
43 5 Black-and-white photographs
Fredonia Apartments for C&C Development(North Hollywood, 1964)
box folder
43 6 Documentation
roll
2** Drawings
Kling Street Apartments for C&C Development (North Hollywood, 1964)
flatfile
48** Drawings
box folder
43 7 Black-and-white photographs
Gepner and Beck Apartments (Beverly Hills, 1964)
See also 2003 addition.
box folder
5 1 Documentation
flatfile
49** Drawings
Cruz Apartments (Los Angeles, 1964)
flatfile
47** Standard drawings
box folder
82* 1 Presentation drawing
roll
4** Oversize drawings
Drane House (Los Angeles, 1964)
Drawings
flatfile
52** Standard
box folder
92 5 Photographic negative of plan
box folder
43 8 Black-and-white photographs
Colman Addition (Pacific Palisades, 1964)
Also includes later addition by Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners.
box folder
5 2-3 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
53** Standard
box folder
92 6 Photographic negatives of plans
box folder
44 1 Black-and-white photographs
Strimling House (Encino, 1964)
box folder
5 4 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
54** Standard
roll
5** Oversize
Greene House (Pacific Palisades, 1964)
flatfile
50** Standard drawings
roll
3** Oversize drawing
flatfile
51** Kirkwood House (Pacific Palisades, 1964)
Curtis House (Topanga Canyon, 1965)
box folder
5 8-9 Documentation
flatfile
57** Drawings
Moss House (Encino, 1965)
Drawings
flatfile
58**-58A** Standard
roll
6** Oversize
flatfile
58B** Specifications
Lawrence Office and Apartment Buildings (Tarzana, 1965)
Documentation
box folder
6 1-3 General
box folder
75* 6 Oversize clipping
Drawings
flatfile
288**, 306**-306A** Standard
roll
9** Oversize
box folder
44 3 Black-and-white photographs
Staw House (Claremont, 1965)
box folder
6 4 Documentation
flatfile
60** Drawings
Sears House (Taos, New Mexico, 1965)
box folder
6 5 Documentation
flatfile
61** Drawings
flatfile
59** Nicosia House (Los Angeles, 1965)
flatfile
62** Butnik House (Encino, 1966)
Pregerson House (Pacific Palisades, 1966)
Documentation
box folder
6 6-9 General
box folder
77* 2 Oversize clippings
flatfile
63** Drawings
Photography
box folder
44 4 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 8 Color photograph
box
89* Model
Ravenspur / Schultz Condominiums (Palos Verdes, 1966)
box folder
7 10 Documentation
flatfile
65**, 86** Drawings
Photography
box folder
45 2 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 12 Color photographs and transparencies
LGM Apartments (Encino, 1966)
flatfile
304** Standard drawings
roll
7** Oversize drawings
flatfile
66** Simon Rodia Community Art Center (Los Angeles, 1966)
Project with group of architects and engineers: Ralph Bowerman, Ed Goff, Saul Goldin, Paul Greenfield, Herbert Kahn, Raymond Kappe, Rex Lotery, Leonard Pullan, Leonard Rohr, John Connor, Koichi Shimazaki, Jerome Tong.
flatfile
67** Vaughn Remodel (1966)
Wildhorn Remodel (Pacific Palisades, 1967)
box folder
6 10 Documentation
flatfile
68** Drawings
Tee Pee Corporation (Torrance, 1967)
flatfile
76** Standard drawings
roll
8** Oversize drawings
flatfile
75** Cohee House (Los Angeles, 1967)
Industrial Brush Building (Pomona, 1967)
box folder
6 11 Documentation
flatfile
69**-70** Drawings
R.G. Harris Company Industrial Park (Torrance, 1967)
flatfile
72** Drawings
box folder
93 1 Color photographs and negatives
Included here are photographs of subsequent R.G. Harris Company projects.
flatfile
74** Tridair Office Building (Redondo Beach, 1967)
With Kahn, Farrell and Associates.
Harris House (Malibu, 1967)
box folder
7 1-3 Documentation
flatfile
71** Drawings
Photography
box folder
44 6 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 10 Color photograph and negatives
box
70 Model
Kappe House (Pacific Palisades, 1967)
Documentation
box folder
5 5-7 General
box folder
76* 1-2 Oversize magazine clippings and printed ephemera
box folder
77* 1 Oversize newspaper clippings
Drawings
flatfile
55**-56** Standard
box folder
76* 2A Negatives of drawings
Photography
box folder
44 2 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 7 Color photographs and negatives
Gould House (Brentwood, 1968)
Includes Jacobson addition, 1978, Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
box folder
41 2 Documentation
flatfile
64** Drawings
Photography
box folder
44 5 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 9 Color photographs
box
87* Model
Digby Addition (Malibu, 1967)
box folder
7 4 Documentation
flatfile
73** Drawings
flatfile
77**-81** Screwcorp (City of Industry, 1967)
With Kahn, Farrell and Associates; includes later additions by Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners.
Bernard House (Oxnard, 1968)
box folder
7 5 Documentation
flatfile
284** Drawings
Gershwin House (Trancas Canyon, 1968)
Begun as independent project but most drawings are labeled Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners.
flatfile
106**-107** Standard drawings
roll
10** Oversize drawings
Gertler House (Santa Monica Canyon, 1968)
Includes later alteration drawings by Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
Documentation
box folder
7 6 General
box folder
77* 3 Oversize clippings
flatfile
82** Drawings
Photography
box folder
45 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
92 11 Color photographs and negatives
flatfile
112**-112A** Spratt Optical Company (Los Angeles, 1968)
Includes specifications and bid instructions.
flatfile
338** Foote House (Woodland Hills, 1968)
Faivus House (Santa Monica Canyon, 1969)
Documentation
box folder
7 7 General
box folder
75* 7 Oversize clipping
flatfile
83** Drawings
flatfile
85** Lesser House (Malibu, 1969)
Greeven House (Palos Verdes, 1969)
box folder
7 8-9 Documentation
flatfile
84** Drawings
Industrial Building for Jack Nadel (1969)
flatfile
263** Standard drawings
box
100* Oversize drawings
flatfile
7** Nass Apartments (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
Includes plans for triplex by William E. Foster, 1956-1957.
flatfile
338** Bajor House Landscape Plan (circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
339** Bloom Remodel (circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
277** 2-unit Apartment Project for Brown Enterprises (North Hollywood, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
338** Delgado Office (circa 1957-1967)
338** Elias House Patio Enclosure (circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
292** Frantz Addition and Remodel (Sherman Oaks, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
293** Fry House (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
295** Gepner Remodel (Royal Oaks, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
298** Hurd House (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
299** KD 12-unit Apartments (Van Nuys, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
338** Portal to America/Lower East Side Exhibit (circa 1965-1966)
flatfile
307** Lee Remodel (Monterey Park, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
308** Leveson Remodel (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
338** Light House Addition (circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
310** Luskin Remodel (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
311** Margolis Remodel (Sherman Oaks, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
282** Beck House (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
283** Berkus House Remodel (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
Also includes later remodel.
flatfile
339** Redlich House (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
319** Rockney House (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
320** Rosenfeld Remodel (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
321** Schneider House (Beverly Hills, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
339** Sherman House (circa 1957-1967)
339** Sommers House Room Addition (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
337** Webservice Building (Los Angeles, circa 1957-1967)
flatfile
338** Berkus Warehouse Remodel (Los Angeles, circa 1968-1969)
flatfile
279** Allen House Remodel (Pacific Palisades, circa 1968-1969)
flatfile
338** Enstedt House Kitchen Remodel (Pacific Palisades, circa 1968-1969)
338** Lewis Remodel (Pacific Palisades, circa 1968-1969)
flatfile
323** Singer House (Los Angeles, circa 1968-1969)
flatfile
338** 24-unit Apartment for Martin Schultz
338** 33-unit Apartment for Martin Schultz
flatfile
278** 42-unit Apartment Building, Burbank Boulevard (Proposed) (Encino)
flatfile
338** 42-unit Camarillo Street Development
338** Buchalter House
338** Cooper Addition
338** Del Mar Garden Apartments
338** Diamond House
338** Eisenberg House
338** Irwin House Kitchen Remodel (Los Angeles)
flatfile
300** Kaplan-Rowitch Medical Building
flatfile
337** Marcus House Kitchen Remodel
flatfile
312** Marsh Remodel (Los Angeles)
flatfile
337** Nally Apartments
337** Occidental Escrow Office
box
82A* Parking Garage
flatfile
328** Southern California Institute of Architects (Santa Monica)
flatfile
337** Stevens Apartment
337** Tatkin House (Brentwood)
flatfile
338** Torrance Professional Building
flatfile
337** Woodcrest House
flatfile
339** Planned Residential Development for A.D. Schultz
Series I.B. Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners, 1970-1973
This subseries contains projects designed by the firm Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners. Herbert Kahn, Ray Kappe and Rex Lotery had begun working together on planning issues as part of the Urban Design Committee of the Southern California Chapter of the AIA in the early 1960s. This working relationship developed over time and culminated in the formation of the firm in 1970. Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners had a varied practice. The bulk of its work revolved around urban design and planning studies, with some commercial and residential projects. While the firm's working methodology was collaborative overall, different partners would take the lead on projects. The partner (or associate) chiefly responsible for the design of a project is indicated when known.
Arrangement
The projects are arranged in roughly chronological order, with undated material at the end of the subseries.
Pepper Townhouse Manor (Pasadena, 1970)
Designers: Herbert Kahn, Raymond Kappe, Rex Lotery (and Clelio Boccato for commercial); includes residential and commercial components.
box folder
41 3 Documentation
flatfile
96**-103A** Drawings
Photographs
box folder
46 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
94 3 Color photographs and negatives
City Service Center / Corporation Yard (Inglewood, 1970)
Designers: Herbert Kahn, Raymond Kappe, Rex Lotery and Clelio Boccato.
box folder
7 11 Documentation
flatfile
90**-95A** Drawings
Photography
box folder
45 3-4 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
94 1-2 Color photographs
flatfile
95B** Aerial photographs
Ramona Gardens Park (Los Angeles, 1970)
Joint venture with Barrio Planners.
flatfile
264**-265** Standard drawings
roll
12** Oversize drawings
roll
23** Negatives
flatfile
104** Igo House (Pacific Palisades, 1970)
flatfile
105** Dietsch Remodel (1970)
flatfile
108** Rubin House (San Diego, 1970)
flatfile
294** San Buenaventura Garden Apartments (Ventura, 1971)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
flatfile
109**-110A** Wells Fargo Bank - Pepper Townhouse Manor (Pasadena, 1971)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
flatfile
88**-89A** Gerard-Klein Office Building (Beverly Hills, 1971)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
9629 Brighton Way Office Building (Beverly Hills, 1971)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Rex Lotery, Clelio Boccato.
box folder
7 12 Documentation
flatfile
118**-120** Drawings
Photography
box folder
46 2 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
94 4 Negative
New Town / Land Use Plan for Tasker Industries (Newhall / Saugus), 1971)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Herbert Kahn, Richard Barron.
box folder
41 4 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
329** Standard
roll
11** Oversize
flatfile
111** 416 Bedford Drive Office Building (Beverly Hills, 1971)
flatfile
113** Constitution Savings and Loan Association (Westminster, 1971)
City Portal (Inglewood, 1972)
Designers: Herbert Kahn, Richard Barron.
flatfile
117** Standard drawings
roll
13** Oversize drawings
flatfile
116** Montessori School (Brentwood, 1972)
Designer: Rex Lotery.
flatfile
123** Spanner Remodel (Woodland Hills, 1972)
Charmlee Regional Park and Nature Center (Malibu, 1973)
Park designers: Herbert Kahn, Raymond Kappe, Rex Lotery; Museum designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
9 5 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
132**-136** Standard
roll
15** Oversize
box folder
94 8 Negatives of drawings
flatfile
136A** Aerial photographs of site
Stone Condominium (Venice, 1973)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
9 1-2 Documentation
flatfile
126**-128** Drawings
Photography
box folder
46 3 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
94 5 Color photographs, transparencies and negatives
box
83* Model
Student Housing / Apartments (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo & Cal State Sonoma) (1973)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
9 7 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
121**-122**, 124**-125**, 129**, 330**-331** Standard
roll
14** Oversize
box folder
95 2 Negative of plan
box
72 Model
box folder
47 1 Photographs of drawings and model
Massey House (Pasadena, 1973)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
flatfile
130** Drawings
box
84* Model
Hattenbach House (Santa Monica Canyon, 1973)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
9 3 Documentation
flatfile
130A** Drawings
Photography
box folder
46 4 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
94 6 Color photographs and transparencies
Katzenstein House (Pacific Palisades, 1973)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
Documentation
box folder
9 4 General
box folder
75* 8 Oversize clipping
flatfile
131**-131A** Drawings
Photography
box folder
46 6 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
94 7 Color photographs and negatives
KPFK Building
box folder
48 10 Photographs of drawings
box folder
96 9 Photographic negatives of drawings
flatfile
314** Miller Remodel (Santa Monica)
flatfile
317** Railroad Museum (Inglewood)
Siskin, Rancho Sierra (Riverside)
Continues under Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
flatfile
324**-325** Standard drawings
roll
25**-26** Oversize drawings
flatfile
333**-334** VSI Corporation Facility (Fillmore)
Series I.C. Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners, 1974-1978
The projects of Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners form this subseries. In 1974, the earlier firm of Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners transitioned when Clelio Boccato, who had previously been an associate, became a partner. In the same year, Herbert Kahn started a private practice in Santa Cruz, although he continued to work on the firm's Los Angeles projects. In 1976, Kahn opened a Santa Cruz office of Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners, before leaving the partnership entirely in 1978. During this period from 1974 to 1978, the firm continued the earlier emphasis on on urban design and planning, including several projects aimed at revitalizing the cities of Inglewood and Compton and studies addressing transportation issues, such as the Downtown Peoplemover. The firm also created a small body of residential, institutional and industrial designs. While the firm's working methodology was collaborative overall, different partners would take the lead on projects. The partner (or associate) chiefly responsible for the design of a project is indicated when known.
Arrangement
The projects are arranged in roughly chronological order, with undated material at the end of the subseries.
Water Treatment Plant (Inglewood, 1974)
Designers: Herbert Kahn, Raymond Kappe, Rex Lotery, Clelio Boccato.
flatfile
139** Standard drawings
box
101* Oversize drawings
Open Space and Conservation General Plan (San Clemente, 1974)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
box folder
41 11 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
316** Standard
roll
16** Oversize
In-Town Redevelopment Plan/Market Street Improvement (Inglewood, 1974-1977)
Market Street Improvements 1974 Designers: Herbert Kahn, Dean Nota, Richard Barron. Also includes residential development. Market street improvements 1977 Designers: Dean Nota, Rex Lotery.
box folder
41 6 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
140**, 157**-159** Standard
Oversize
Morningside Park Street Improvement (Inglewood, 1974)
Designers: Herbert Kahn, Clelio Boccato.
flatfile
141**-142** Standard drawings
roll
17** Oversize drawings
Fink House (Montecito, 1974)
Designer: Ray Kappe.
box folder
9 9 Documentation
flatfile
138** Drawings
box folder
95 3 Color photographs
box
90* Model
flatfile
146** Boston Store (Inglewood, 1975)
Designers: Clelio Boccato, Rex Lotery, Dean Nota.
North Inglewood Industrial Park (Inglewood, 1975)
Designers: Herbert Kahn, Rex Lotery; continues under Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
flatfile
178**-180A** Standard drawings
roll
20**-21** Oversize drawings
roll
22**-23** Printer's negatives
Penn-Crowell House (Long Beach, 1975)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Clelio Boccato; begun by Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners.
Documentation
box folder
9 6 General
box folder
75* 9 Oversize clipping
flatfile
137** Drawings
Photography
box folder
46 6 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
95 1 Color photographs and negatives
Sultan-Price House (Santa Monica Canyon, 1976)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Clelio Boccato; project begun 1972 by Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners. Also includes plans for a 1977 remodel of a house on Brooktree in Pacific Palisades for Sultan.
box folder
8 1-11 Documentation
flatfile
114**-115** Drawings
box
91* Model, 9 x 16 x 25 1/2 inches; particleboard, cardboard, wood and plastic
box folder
9 10 Downtown Development (Culver City, 1975)
flatfile
150**-153** Voi-shan Industrial Building (Chatsworth, 1976)
Designers: Herbert Kahn, Dean Nota.
Transportation Planning/Downtown People Mover (Los Angeles, 1976)
Designers: Herbert Kahn, Raymond Kappe, Dean Nota.
Documentation
box folder
11 3 General
box folder
41 5 Bunker Hill and Central Business District Circulation Distribution reports
box folder
76* 3 Oversize clipping
box folder
48 12 Photography
Drawings
flatfile
266** Standard
roll
18** Oversize
box
102* Route plan
box folder
47 4 Photographs of drawings
flatfile
154** Loyola Marymount University Ministry Center (Los Angeles, 1976)
Designer: Clelio Boccato.
Westminster Avenue School (Los Angeles, 1976)
Designer: Clelio Boccato.
box folder
9 11 Documentation
flatfile
147**-149** Drawings
flatfile
155** Hellinger House (Brentwood, 1976)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
flatfile
143**-145** Collen House (Pacific Palisades, 1976)
Designer: Raymond Kappe; begun by Kahn Kappe Lotery Architects Planners.
Corporation Yard Site Development Plan (Placentia, 1976)
box folder
9 12 Documentation
flatfile
346** Drawings
box folder
9 13 C.T. Engineering Corporation Office Building (1976)
Municipal Service Center (Beverly Hills, 1977)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Dean Nota.
flatfile
156**-156B** Drawings
box folder
47 2 Photograph of model
Dunaway-Chappell House (Los Angeles, 1977)
box folder
11 2 Documentation
box folder
82* 6 Drawing
Palms Park Activity Building (Lakewood, 1977)
box folder
11 4 Documentation
flatfile
348** Drawings
Lockhaven Neighborhood Development Program/Community Center (Inglewood, 1977-1978)
box folder
11 5-6 General documentation
box folder
76* 4 Oversize charts
flatfile
168** Drawings
box folder
11 7 Schoenberg Music Hall, University of California Los Angeles (1977)
11 8 University of California, Compact Shelving Facility Site Selection Study (1977)
11 9 Santa Clarita National Bank (Santa Clarita, 1977)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
11 10 Municipal Wharf (Santa Cruz, 1977)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
11 11 Southern Pacific Railroad Overpass Project (Santa Fe Springs, 1977)
11 12 Master Plan of County Government Center, San Bernardino County (1977)
11 13 Coastside Community Center Planning Study (Santa Cruz, 1977)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
box folder
12 1 Downtown Study (San Juan Capistrano, 1977)
12 2 Coastside Community Center Study, County of San Mateo (1977)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
12 3 Pacific Garden Mall Feasibility Study (Santa Cruz, 1977)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
12 4 Civic Center Rehabilitation (Monterey Park, 1977)
12 5 NEA Proposal for Visual Improvement of Central Business District (Inglewood, 1977)
12 6 Arbor Village Neighborhood Traffic Design Study (Inglewood, 1977)
12 7 Swimming Pool Proposal, Los Angeles Community College District (1977)
12 8 Neighborhood Preservation Program (Inglewood, 1977)
12 9 Energy Conservation Program (Inglewood, 1977)
12 10 Elderly Residential, Medical, and Social Services Complex (Los Angeles, 1977)
12 11 State Office Building, Department of General Services (Long Beach, 1977)
12 12 Roxbury Memorial Park-La Cienega Park Renovation Projects (Beverly Hills, 1977)
Greystone Mansion and Park Restoration (Beverly Hills, 1977)
flatfile
340** Topographic map
box folder
12 13 Documentation
12 14 Card Clubs (1977)
box folder
13 1 Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Renovation Proposal (Culver City, 1977)
13 2 City Hall/Corporation Yard Study (Culver City, 1977)
13 3 Space/Facility Needs Analysis for City of Carlsbad (1977)
13 4 City Hall/Neighborhood Facility Proposal for City of Compton (1977)
Heritage House Relocation Proposal for City of Compton (1977)
box folder
13 5 Documentation
flatfile
347** Drawings
flatfile
305**-305A** Laurel Park (Santa Cruz, 1977)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
Loyola Marymount University Student Athletic and Recreational Pavilion (Los Angeles, 1978)
Designers: Clelio Boccato, Raymond Kappe; continues under Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
box folder
13 6-7 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
164**, 184**-189** Standard
roll
3** Oversize
box folder
47 5 Photographs of model
flatfile
173**-174** Silber-Grauel Condominium (Canoga Park, 1978)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
Central Area Circulation Analysis (Santa Monica, 1978)
Designers: Dean Nota, Rex Lotery.
box folder
13 8-9 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
165**-167** Standard
roll
19** Oversize
flatfile
163**, 269**-270** Colony Four/La Jolla Shores (San Diego, 1978)
Some plans signed by Rex Lotery.
flatfile
169** Bloom Office Modifications (Los Angeles, 1978)
box folder
14 1 Kroehler Manufacturing Company, Rehabilitation Project (Inglewood, 1978)
14 2 Portola Drive Design Proposal (Santa Cruz, 1978)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
Westa Development Commercial Building Proposal (Encino, 1978)
box folder
14 3 Documentation
flatfile
342** Drawings
box folder
14 4 Pacific Avenue Design Plan (Santa Cruz, 1978)
Designer: Herbert Kahn.
14 5 Residential Apartment Complex, University of California-Santa Barbara (1978)
14 6 Office Building and Parking Facilities, Department of Motor Vehicles (Arleta and Oceanside, 1978)
Leisure World Service Center Proposal (Laguna Hills, 1978)
box folder
14 7 Documentation
flatfile
341** Drawings
Loyola Law School Building and Renovation Program Proposal (Los Angeles, 1978)
box folder
14 8 Documentation
flatfile
268** Drawings
box folder
14 9 Rodeo Drive Pedestrian Amenity and Sidewalk Beautification Program Proposal (Beverly Hills, 1978)
14 10 La Cienega Reservoir and Roxbury Memorial Park Tennis Facilities Renovation Proposal (Beverly Hills, 1978)
14 11 Multi-Purpose Facility at La Cienega Park Proposal (Beverly Hills, 1978)
14 12 Coldwater Canyon Park Facilities Renovation Proposal (Beverly Hills, 1978)
Retail and Parking Development Proposal (Beverly Hills, 1978)
box folder
14 13 Documentation
box folder
77* 4 Oversize clipping and site map
Central Business District Study for City of Compton (1978)
Documentation
box folder
14 14 General
box folder
78* 1 Oversize charts
flatfile
271**-275A** Drawings
flatfile
267** Apartment Rehab for Residential Investments (Los Angeles, 1978)
General Services State Office Building Proposal (Van Nuys, 1978)
box folder
15 1 Documentation
box folder
95 6 Slides
flatfile
280** Almendinger House
flatfile
289** Corporation Yard Study (Compton)
Crenshaw Imperial Business District (Inglewood)
flatfile
290**-291** Standard drawings
roll
24** Oversize drawings
flatfile
291A** Storefront panoramas
Barzman House Remodel
box folder
41 8 Documentation
flatfile
339** Drawings
flatfile
309** Loyola Marymount University Faculty Modular Offices (Los Angeles)
Hamel Remodel
box folder
13 12 Documentation
flatfile
172** Drawings
flatfile
303** Klein House (Aptos)
flatfile
339** Kritzer Addition
flatfile
315** Nelson House
flatfile
313** Miller House (Sherman Oaks)
Drawings signed by Raymond Kappe.
flatfile
318** Rand House
flatfile
322** Schneider House (Los Angeles)
Drawings signed by Raymond Kappe.
flatfile
336** Whitmore House (Beverly Hills)
flatfile
339** Zukin Addition (Sherman Oaks)
Series I.D. Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners, 1978-1981
The 1978 departure of Herbert Kahn led the firm to transition in 1979 to Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners, the work of which forms this subseries. The firm continued to produce urban design and planning studies, but residential work now played a greater role. This decline in planning study work, due to the City of Los Angeles shifting from commissioning studies to actual implementation, eventually led to the dissolution of the firm in 1981. While the firm's working methodology was overall collaborative, different partners would take the lead on projects. The partner (or associate) chiefly responsible for the design of a project is indicated when known.
Arrangement
The projects are arranged in roughly chronological order, with undated material at the end of the subseries.
Bus Administration Building (Santa Monica, 1979)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Rex Lotery, Dean Nota.
box folder
15 2-3 Documentation
flatfile
175**-177** Drawings
Photography
box folder
47 7 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
95 7 Color photographs and negatives
Gurnee House (Santa Barbara, 1978)
Designer: Raymond Kappe; begun under Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
box folder
13 10 Documentation
flatfile
170** Drawings
Borghei House (Santa Monica Canyon, 1978-1982)
Designer: Raymond Kappe; begun under Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
box folder
10 1-12 Documentation
flatfile
160**-161** Drawings
box
85* Model
Block House (Los Angeles, 1978-1981)
Designer: Raymond Kappe, Dean Nota, Clelio Boccato; begun under Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
box folder
11 1 Documentation
flatfile
162** Drawings
box folder
47 3 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
95 4 Photograph of model
Freedman House (Santa Monica, 1978-1981)
Designer: Raymond Kappe; begun under Kahn Kappe Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
Documentation
box folder
13 11 General
box folder
76* 5 Oversize clipping
flatfile
171** Drawings
Photography
box folder
47 6 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
95 5 Color photographs and negatives
Siskin Ranchos, San Joaquin Bluff Plan (Fresno, 1979)
Designers: Rex Lotery, Manuel de la Iglesia.
flatfile
327** Standard drawings
roll
27** Oversize drawings
Broida House (Pacific Palisades, 1979)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
15 4 Documentation
flatfile
181**-182** Drawings
Rozet House (Pacific Palisades, 1979)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
flatfile
183** Drawings
box
97** Model
Beverly Glen Arbor Apartments (Beverly Hills, 1979)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Clelio Boccato.
flatfile
285**-286** Standard Drawings
box folder
48 8 Photographs of drawings
box folder
15 5 Revitalization Study (Redondo Beach, 1979)
flatfile
192** Crocker Bank Rehabilitation (Gardena, 1979)
Designer: Dean Nota.
box folder
15 6 Fire Station No. 5 Proposal (Santa Monica, 1979)
15 7 Compton Boulevard, North Side Commercial Revitalization Proposal (Compton, 1979)
15 8 Fire Station Facility Proposal (Cerritos, 1979)
Nissan Motor Corporation Proposal (Carson, 1980)
Designer: Clelio Boccato.
box folder
16 7 Documentation
flatfile
198** Drawings
flatfile
194** UCB Ontario Branch Drive-Up Teller Facilities (Ontario, 1980)
box folder
15 9 Dutch Village Revitalization Study (Lakewood, 1980)
15 10 Lancaster Downtown Redevelopment Proposal (1980)
15 11 Garvey/Garfield Commercial Business Area Proposal (Monterey Park, 1980)
15 12 Transit Operation and Maintenance Facility Proposal (Torrance, 1980)
15 13 Proposal for Market Analysis of Non-Residential and Residential Uses of Property (Ruidoso, New Mexico, 1980)
15 14 Pasadena Central Business District Proposal (1980)
15 15 Barrington Avenue Redevelopment Proposal (Brentwood, 1980)
Feasibility Study for Ramos Property (Los Angeles, 1980)
box folder
15 16 Documentation
box folder
78* 2 Oversize site plans
box folder
16 1 Beach Community Center Proposal (Port Hueneme, 1980)
16 2 Economic Development Strategy Proposal (Inglewood, 1980)
flatfile
339** Kolodziejski Condominium (Marina del Rey, 1980)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
flatfile
193** Puro House (Santa Monica, 1980)
Advanced Technology House (1980)
box folder
41 7 Documentation
flatfile
244** Drawings
flatfile
296** Green Acres Condominiums (Maricopa County, AZ, 1980)
Designer: Raymond Kappe; with J. Barry Moffit and Associates.
Compton Boulevard North Side Renovation Project and Transit Center Proposal (Compton, 1981)
box folder
16 9 Documentation
flatfile
271**-275A** Drawings
Maxwell House (Malibu, 1981)
Designer: Raymond Kappe, Manuel de la Iglesia.
box folder
16 3 Documentation
flatfile
195**-196** Drawings
Goldstein House (Brentwood, 1981)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
16 4-5 Documentation
flatfile
197** Drawings
box folder
16 8 Clifford D. Rome Associates, Proposal for Eight Residences (1981)
flatfile
281** Andreas Development Company Condominiums (Glendale)
flatfile
302** Kihei Residential Unit (Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii)
Series I.E. Kappe Architects Planners, 1982-2003
With the dissolution of the firm Kappe Lotery Boccato Architect Planners, Ray Kappe returned to private practice. He did still collaborate, especially with his sons, and this working relationship was formalized in 1985 with the creation of Kappe Architects Planners. The practice is overwhelmingly residential, with limited commercial and institutional design.
Arrangement
The projects are arranged in roughly chronological order, with undated material at the end of the subseries.
Scheimer House (Manhattan Beach, 1982)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Dean Nota.
box folder
17 1-8 Documentation
flatfile
199**-200** Drawings
Photographs
box folder
48 1 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
95 8 Color photographs and negatives
flatfile
245** Price Addition to Sultan House (Los Angeles, 1982)
Finegood House (Malibu, 1983)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Finn Kappe.
box folder
19 1-3 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
201**-204** Standard
box folder
95 9 Negatives of drawings
box
86* Model
box folder
19 4-5 Cookston Addition to Borghei House (Santa Monica Canyon, 1983)
California State University San Bernardino Faculty Building (1984)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Clelio Boccato, Finn Kappe.
Documentation
box
20-24 General
box folder
78* 3 Oversize clipping
flatfile
205**-209** Drawings
Photography
box folder
48 2 Black-and-white photograph
box folder
95 10 Color photographs
flatfile
211**-212** Apres Moi (Beverly Hills, 1984)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Finn Kappe.
Kapelovitz House (Denver, Colorado, 1984)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
25 1-4 Documentation
flatfile
210** Drawings
Photography
box folder
48 3 Black-and-white photographs
box folder
95 11 Color photographs and negatives
Bel Air Sands Hotel Restoration (Los Angeles, 1985)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
26 1-7 Documentation
flatfile
213** Drawings
flatfile
230**-231** Harkham House (Beverly Hills, 1986)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
Greene House (Los Angeles, 1986)
Designer: Raymond Kappe; also includes unrealized residence on Sunset Plaza Drive, designers: Raymond Kappe, Finn Kappe.
box
27-28 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
214**-224** Standard
box
103* Oversize
box folder
95 12 Negatives of drawings
Roven House (Beverly Hills, 1986)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Finn Kappe.
box folder
29 1-4 Documentation
flatfile
225**-228** Drawings
box folder
96 1 Color photograph
Melcher-Keeler House (Pacific Palisades, 1986)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
36 4-7 Documentation
flatfile
248** Drawings
box folder
96 7 Photographic negative
Lederman Office Building (Beverly Hills, 1986)
box box
29 5 Documentation
flatfile
229** Drawings
box folder
29 6 University of California Los Angeles Northwest Campus Student Housing and Recreation Development Proposal (1986)
29 7-10 Padgett House (Long Beach, 1987)
Designer: Ron Kappe.
Benton House (Los Angeles, 1987)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Ron Kappe.
Documentation
box
30-31 General
box folder
77* 5 Oversize clippings
flatfile
232**-234** Drawings
box folder
96 2 Color photographs
Unger House (Pacific Palisades, 1987)
Designer: Finn Kappe.
box folder
32 1 Documentation
box folder
78* 4 Drawings
Behling House (Los Angeles, 1987)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Finn Kappe.
box folder
32 2-3 Documentation
flatfile
236** Drawings
box
98** Ormand Beach Hotel (Oxnard, 1987)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
Pacific Amphitheater (Costa Mesa, 1987)
box folder
32 4 Documentation
flatfile
344** Drawings
R.G. Harris Company Buildings (Carpinteria, 1988)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
33 1-8 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
345** Standard
box folder
96 3 Negative of drawing
Slotkin House (Los Angeles, 1988)
box folder
34 2 Documentation
box folder
77* 6 Cross-section of site
flatfile
237** Vasile Condominium (Venice, 1988)
Gallay Project (Los Angeles, 1988)
box folder
41 9 Documentation
box folder
78* 5 Drawing
box folder
34 1 R.G. Harris Company Resort Hotel (Malibu, 1989)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
R.G. Harris Company Offices (Malibu, 1989)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
34 3-4 Documentation
flatfile
238** Drawings
Tamer/Investcal House (Venice, 1989)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
35 1-3 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
239** Standard
box folder
48 4 Photographs of drawings
box folder
96 4 Negatives of drawings
flatfile
242**-243** Svensson House (Corona del Mar, 1989)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
Secof Remodel (Bel Air, 1989)
box folder
35 4 Documentation
flatfile
240**-241** Drawings
box folder
96 5 Color photographs
Srebnik House (Palos Verdes, 1990)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Finn Kappe.
box folder
35 5 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
246** Standard
box folder
48 5 Photographs of drawings
box folder
96 6 Photographs of model
Kapelovitz House (Beverly Hills, 1990)
box folder
36 1-3 Documentation
flatfile
247** Drawings
Carson-Lindsey House (Manhattan Beach, 1992)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
37 1-5 Documentation
flatfile
249** Drawings
Hatzer House (Long Beach, 1993)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
37 6-9 Documentation
flatfile
250** Drawings
Shapiro House (Santa Monica Canyon, 1993)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
38 1-3 Documentation
flatfile
251** Drawings
box folder
48 6 Black-and-white photographs
flatfile
252**-252A** Housing for the Homeless (Las Vegas, 1994)
Designers: Raymond Kappe, Ron Kappe.
Brown House (Sherman Oaks, 1995)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
38 4 Documentation
flatfile
253** Drawings
Frankel House (Clemmons, North Carolina, 1996)
box folder
38 5-8 Documentation
flatfile
254** Drawings
box folder
96 8 Photographs of model
Culbert House (Malibu, 1998)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
39 1-7 Documentation
flatfile
255** Drawings
Levy House (Los Angeles, 2001)
Designer: Raymond Kappe.
box folder
40 1-8 Documentation
Drawings
flatfile
256**-259** Standard
box folder
48 7 Transparency
flatfile
260** Gepner and Beck Apartments Addition and Remodel (Beverly Hills, 2003)
See also 1964 original project.
Series I.F. Miscellaneous projects, 1959-1969, undated
Two categories of miscellaneous project material form this subseries. The first group is work connected to Ray Kappe for which the firm or the date is unknown, as well as individual drawings and other documentation which are currently unidentified. The second group is comprised of the work of other architects, primarily partners of Kappe, but either from before or after their association with him.
Arrangement
The projects are arranged by creator.
Kappe projects, undated
University of California Arts Center (Los Angeles)
flatfile
332** Standard drawings
box folder
82* 5 Presentation drawings and plans
flatfile
335** Westwood Village Mixed Use Development (Los Angeles)
flatfile
297** Heller-Kingson House (Hawaii)
Possibly not a Kappe-related project, plans signed by Charles G. Kanner.
Siskin Ranchos Community Center (Bullard)
flatfile
326** Standard drawings
roll
27** Oversize drawings
flatfile
338** Seal Beach Downtown Revitalization Study (Seal Beach)
box folder
41 10 Housing Proposal (Inglewood)
Unidentified projects
flatfile
349** Drawings
box folder
95 13 Slides of models and plans
box
74 Model
Other projects, 1959-1984, undated
flatfile
21** Seligman House (Los Angeles, 1959)
Plans by Arnold A. Aveis.
flatfile
42** Financial Center Building (Van Nuys, 1962)
Original plans from 1962 by Larsen, Kahn & Farrell; includes sheet for 1966 parking lot redesign by Kahn, Farrell and Associates.
flatfile
87**-87A** Wasserman House (San Diego, 1969)
Plans by Rex Lotery.
box folder
16 6 First Interstate Bank Proposal (Rancho Mirage, 1981)
By Clelio Boccato.
flatfile
276** Loyola High School Theater (Los Angeles, 1982)
By Clelio Boccato.
box folder
18 1 Residential Entryway Portals Proposal (Santa Ana, 1982)
By Rex Lotery.
18 2 Downtown Revitalization Study (Seal Beach, 1982)
By Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
18 3 Atlantic Avenue Proposal (Long Beach, 1982)
By Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
18 4 Central Phoenix Redevelopment Agency Streetscape Design Proposal (1982)
By Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
18 5-6 Downtown Huntington Beach Design Proposal (1982)
By Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
18 7 Transfer Station Design and Associated Services (Inglewood, 1982)
Firestone Boulevard Corridor Revitalization Proposal (Downey, 1983)
By Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
box folder
19 6 General documentation
flatfile
343** Oversize schedules and diagrams
box folder
25 5 Library/Media Center Proposal, Marymount High School (Los Angeles, 1984)
By Lotery Boccato Architects Planners.
25 6 Third Street Mall Proposal (Santa Monica, 1984)
By Rex Lotery with Jerde Partnership.
flatfile
338** Moss House (Mr. Nathan) (Los Angeles),
Plans by David Hyun.
Series II. Faculty papers, 1966-2002, undated 7.5 Linear Feet (9 boxes, 1 flatfile, 1 roll)
Materials relating to both teaching and administration from Kappe's tenure at California Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) comprise this series. While there is limited documentation from his time at Cal Poly Pomona, Kappe maintained thorough records of his career at SCI-Arc. Course materials include syllabi, handouts, notes, surveys and student projects. Administrative materials include accreditation documents, expansion proposals, general correspondence, and papers relating to the Institute for Future Studies.
Arrangement
The series is arranged into four groupings: SCI-Arc, Cal Poly Pomona, miscellaneous and sealed materials. The large section of Sci-Arc material is further subdivided by topic.
SCI-Arc papers, 1972-2002, undated
Administrative materials, 1972-2002, undated
box folder
49 1 Admissions and scholarships, 1976-1978, undated
box folder
52 8 AIA student chapter, undated
box folder
50 1-6 Arcade building, 1983-1986
box folder
49 2 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1976-1984
49 3 Board of directors, 1983-1986
49 4 California educational associations, 1976-1978
box folder
55 6 Community college review, 1978
box folder
52 9 Correspondence, 1977-1982
box folder
49 5-6 Education evaluation/NCARB, 1982-1984
49 7 Energy/environment/access materials, 1974-1981, undated
49 8 Enrollment, 1973-1984
flatfile
350** Event posters, 1972-1989, undated
box folder
49 9 Exhibition and competion notices, 1976-1978, undated
box folder
51 5 Faculty, 1977-1986
51 6 Fire inspections, 1978-1981
51 7 Funding and financial papers, 1975-1981, undated
51 1-4 Institute for Future Studies, 1982-1985, undated
box folder
52 1 Intern and volunteer programs, 1975-1978
52 2 Licensing and continuing education, 1977-1980
52 3 National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1978-1985
52 4 Project OBI, 1973
52 5 Property, undated
52 6 Proposal for Topanga campus expansion, 1977, undated
52 7 Report on the history and theory program, 1985
box folder
55 7 WASC report, 2002
Course materials, 1972-1987, undated
box folder
53 1 General curriculum, 1982-1987
53 2-3 Studio 1A-1B, 1978, 1982
53 4 ARCH 2, 1975
53 5 ARC 2GA, 1982
53 6 ARC 3/3rd year design, 1974
53 7-10 ARC 4/Year 4 design seminar, 1972-1984, undated
box folder
54 1-2 Introduction to Architecture, 1982
54 3 Seminar on Human Behavior and Environment, 1973
54 4 Community design studio, 1975-1976
54 5 Study abroard program, 1978-1986
54 6-7 Miscellaneous student work, 1976-1977, undated
box folder
55 1-5 Theses and thesis proposals, 1972-1986
box folder
54 8-9 SCI-Arc/New School history, 1972-1979, undated
box folder
56 1-3 Miscellaneous materials, 1976-1984, undated
Cal Poly Pomona, 1970-1976, undated
box folder
56 4 General, 1970-1976, undated
roll
28** Oversize course chart, undated
flatfile
350** Event posters, undated
box folder
56 5 Miscellaneous, 1966, undated
box
56A Sealed materials,
Materials containing student evaluations and confidential information, sealed until 2062.
Series III. Other professional papers, 1959-2007, undated 11.7 Linear Feet (16 boxes, 1 flatfile)
The series is comprised of materials relating to a broad range of Kappe's professional activities and affiliations. It includes awards and honors received, professional service and memberships, office records, Kappe's writings and lectures and reference materials. Of particular interest are the materials relating to Kappe's work with the Urban Design Committee of the Southern California Chapter of the AIA. It was within the context of this committee from circa 1963 to 1969 that Kappe developed relationships with Herbert Kahn and Rex Lotery and found that they shared similar approaches to urban design and planning, especially as regards social and housing issues. Collaboration on committee studies, including the Gray Area Study and the Circulation Distribution Study for the Community Redevelopment Agency, led to the formation of their partnership in 1970. The series also contains newspaper and magazine articles that Kappe assembled over the course of his career that chronicle both his work as well as his professional interests. Due to water damage, access to some items in this series may be limited.
Arrangement
The series is arranged by topic.
Awards and honors, 1965-2001
box folder
57 1 General correspondence, 1965-1976
FAIA election, 1969
box folder
57 2 Correspondence, 1969
box folder
79* 1 Newspaper clippings, 1969
AIA Triennial Honor awards, 1966-1974
box folder
57 3 Award booklets, 1974
box folder
79* 2 Newspaper documentation, 1966
box folder
57 4 AIA Kappe awards materials, 1985-2001
Committees and professional service, 1961-1986
box folder
57 5-10 AIA awards committees, 1977-1984
box folder
58 1-4 AIA education committees, 1975-1986
California Council of the AIA, 1966-1984
CCAIA Conference, 1984
box folder
58 5-7 Planning and packet
box folder
79* 3 Layout
box folder
58 8 Committee on Environment, 1966-1970
58 9 Legislative materials, 1966
Southern California Chapter of the AIA, 1961-1969, undated
box folder
59 1 Various committee reports, 1966
Urban Design Committee, 1961-1969, undated
box folder
59 2 Beverly Glen, 1966
59 3 Billboard control, 1964
59 4-6 City of Los Angeles reports and correspondence, 1966-1967
box folder
79* 4 City Planning Department special studies, 1967
City planning documentation, 1964-1968
box folder
59 7 General papers, 1964-1968
box folder
79* 5 Newspaper clippings, 1964-1967
Community Redevelopment Agency, undated
box folder
60 1 Circulation Distribution Study documentation, undated
box folder
79* 6 Circulation Distribution Study drawings, undated
box folder
59 8 County planning documentation, 1964-1968
Gray Area Study, undated
box folder
48 9 Report
flatfile
287** Oversize materials
box folder
60 2 Parking ordinance, 1966-1967
60 3 State planning, 1966-1968
60 4 Statements, 1963-1966
60 5 Town Hall meetings, 1964-1965
Townscape Design Program, 1966
box folder
60 6 Documentation, 1966
box folder
79* 7 Oversize, 1966
box folder
60 7 Transportation Sub-Committee, 1966
box folder
59 3 National papers, 1961-1966
box folder
60 8-10 Miscellaneous papers, 1966-1969
60 11 Related clippings, 1965-1966
box folder
62 1-2 Citizens groups, 1965-1968
Los Angeles Goals Program, 1964-1969, undated
Environmental Goals Sub-Committee, 1965-1968
box folder
61 1-5 Reports and correspondence, 1966-1968
61 6 Proposals, 1965-undated
box folder
62 5 Goals Council Meetings, 1967-1968
62 3-4 Housing Goals Sub-Committee, 1967-1968, undated
box folder
63 1-8 Reports and general material, 1964-1969
Professional memberships, 1963-1987, undated
The American Institute of Architects, 1963-1983
box folder
64 1-2 Correspondence and meeting minutes, 1969-1970
64 3 Energy Notebook 1977
64 4-5 Keynote address, 1977
64 6 Newsletters, 1963-1983
California Council of the AIA 1964-1978
box folder
65 1-2 Annual conference, 1978
65 3-6 Correspondence and meeting minutes, 1964-1969
65 7 Newsletters, 1967-1977
Southern California Chapter of the AIA, 1966-1978
box folder
64 7-8 Correspondence and meeting minutes, 1966-1970, undated
64 9 Newsletters, 1967-1978
box folder
65 8 Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility, 1983-1987
box folder
66 1-3 Council for Planning and Conservation, 1967-1971
66 4 Homeowner's Association of Rustic Canyon, 1968
66 5 Los Angeles Design Alliance, 1984
66 6 Los Angeles Family Housing Corporation, 1983
66 4 Planning and Conservation League for Legislative Action, 1966-1968
66 3 The Planning Collaborative, undated
Office records, 1959-2001, undated
box folder
67 1 Applications for employment, 1982-1984
Business development and marketing, 1977-1982
box folder
67 2 Baldwin Park Redevelopment Agency, 1977
67 3 Miscellaneous urban design queries, 1977
67 4 Prospective developments, 1978-1982
67 5 Public Works Agency, County of Ventura, 1977
box folder
68 12-14 Energy proposals, 1976-1977
box folder
67 6 Financial correspondence, 1980
67 7 Firm-related newspaper articles, 1969-1976
67 8 Forum article, 1979
67 10 Land Planning Associates, 1964-1965
67 11 Letters of recommendation, 1978-1981
67 12 Notes and correspondence, 1977-1981, undated
67 9 Project compilations, undated
67 13 Reiss-Davis Clinic Financial Advisory Board, 1959-1961
67 14-16 Miscellaneous, 1966-2001, undated
67 14 1966-1973, undated
67 15 1977-2001, undated
box folder
68 10-11 Lectures, articles and book materials, 1977-1991, undated
Career documentation, 1966-2007
General press coverage, 1966-2007
box folder
68 1-8A Magazine articles, 1977-2004
box folder
79* 8-10 Newspaper clippings, 1966-1988
box folder
68 9 Living Homes press coverage, 2006-2007
box folder
96 10 Image portfolio, undated
Reference materials, 1961-2005
Various topics with an emphasis on energy and solar issues, as well as planning.
box folder
69 1-9 General
box
80*-81* Oversize
box folder
82* 7 Northrop Architectural Systems promotional posters, undated