The MAK Center develops local and international projects exploring the intersection of contemporary art and architecture. Established in 1994 as a satellite of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art, the MAK Center is a unique constellation of modern buildings designed by architect R. M. Schindler (1887 – 1953).
It operates from the landmark Schindler House (1922) in West Hollywood and the Mackey Apartments (1939) and the Fitzpatrick – Leland House (1936) in Los Angeles. By reactivating historic properties with progressive programming, the MAK Center challenges conventional notions of architectural preservation and encourages exploration and experimentation as part of its unique contribution to the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. The MAK Center works in partnership with the Friends of the Schindler House, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve and maintain the Kings Road House.