California Architecture

William Mungall’s architecture firm is based in Los Angeles, California.  LA and the surrounding state have have a significant amount of architecturally and historically important buildings.  Below find some concise information on the influential buildings that make up California’s architectural landscape.

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is the symbol of San Francisco.

San Francisco

Without a defined style, San Francisco is more known for its unique combination of styles from Victorian to Modern.  Perhaps the most celebrated structure in all of San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge.  Not only beautiful, the Golden Gate is a marvel of engineering.  So much so that the American Society of Engineers called it one of the Wonders of the Modern World.  Clocking in at 4,200 feet long, the Golden Gate Bridge became the longest suspension bridge in the world when it opened its roads in 1937.  It kept this accolade until 1964.

San Diego

The San Diego waterfront is one of the most beautiful skylines in California.  It wouldn’t be complete without San Diego’s tallest building, One America Plaza.  The obelisk style skyscraper was completed in 1991 and is recognizable due to the its similarity to a phillips head screwdriver.

One America Plaza

One America Plaza is one of the most recognizable on San Diego’s waterfront.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to many eclectic buildings, but one of the more ingrained of those is the TCL Chinese Theater.  Previously known as Grauman’s Chinese Theater and Mann’s Chinese Theater, the iconic movie house was built in 1926.  It has been home to three Oscar ceremonies as well as numerous historic premieres, such as 1977’s Star Wars.

Chinese Theater

The Iconic Hollywood Theater has changed names several times in its history.