Friends’ Reception at the Fitzpatrick-Leland House

Sunday 05 November
@ The Fitzpatrick-Leland House
06:30 PM

Explore the three-story home and terrace, learn about Los Angeles’ diverse architecture  with Kulapat Yantrasast, Architect at wHY and Priscilla Fraser, Director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

Kick off your networking around a lovely glass of wine and delicious food.

The evening is co-hosted by The MAK Center for Art and Architecture and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


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The Fitzpatrick-Leland House commands a strong presence along the slope of Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive, as the three-story terraced scheme captures the eye with its interplay of protruding canopies beneath. Schindler’s subtle composition of interlocking volumes dominates the experience of interior spaces.

The dramatic L-shaped home was originally commissioned by developer Clifton Fitzpatrick as a speculative house, a real estate promotion to attract buyers to the new housing tracts on the hill. Following numerous changes of proprietors and various modifications Schindler’s architecture would scarcely be recognizable today, had it not been acquired by Russ Leland in 1990 who, working with architect/contractor Jeff Fink, restored the building and recovered much of its original design. Through his efforts, Leland successfully recaptured the spirit of Schindler’s vision. In 2007, he donated the building and property to the MAK Center, insuring its legacy as a historically significant work of architecture.



  • Participants registered for the full pre-conference day: The Shuttle will take you directly from Cliff and Mandy Einstein’s house to the Villa
  • Participants registered for the reception only: A Shuttle will pick you up from The Line Hotel at 6pm.