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Neutra Reunion House - WCAPT Documentation Workshop

  • Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • 09:30 - 21:00
  • 2440 Neutra Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90039
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  • Non-member registration.
  • Members only.
  • Meet us at the Red Lion German Tavern immediately after the event!
  • Free registration for speakers and hosts
  • Student member special rate!

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WCAPT in collaboration with the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design invites you to a full-day preservation documentation workshop at architect Richard Neutra's Reunion House in Silver Lake, CA.

Saturday, March 25th

9.30am - 4.00pm

With a happy hour to follow at the 

Red Lion German Tavern


Surround yourself in a documentation case study: Richard Neutra's 1950 Reunion House. Presentations and panel discussions will introduce the Reunion House before examining best practices for scanning, photography and virtual surveys.

A multi-disciplinary recording campaign has been undertaken over the past few years that used virtual and analog technologies to compile data on every facet of Reunion House and informing future preservation activities there.

This intensive on-site workshop incorporates that information and presents the actual scan data, HABS photographs, reports, virtual reality tours and analysis gathered from the challenging modern site. Box lunch included.


Presenters will include:

Sian Winship

Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design

Barbara Lamprecht

Author and Neutra Scholar

Peyton Hall

Historic Resources Group / USC

Chris Gray


Stephen Schafer


Alan White



Topics will include:

3D Laser Scanning

Matterport Virtual Tours

Drone Imaging

Large Format HABS and Digital Architectural Photography

Architectural Materials Data Collection


The workshop will present a brief context of Richard Neutra and the Reunion House in addition to presentations covering recording technologies – new and old. A moderated panel discussion will follow, focusing on the value of the documentary data compiled to date, and how that data will be used for maintenance, education, outreach, accessibility and architectural study on the Reunion House and similar modern buildings.

After an included boxed lunch (sponsored by Historic Resources Group), Peyton Hall will revisit the materials conservation data collected by USC Heritage Conservation students as classwork-- documenting every fixture and fitting in the property. The afternoon will include hands-on demonstrations of the digital and analog survey technologies and a site-walk covering the challenges overcome by the speakers while recording the property, before wrapping with a panel Q&A.


Attendees are encouraged to continue the conversation at the nearby Red Lion German Restaurant and Tavern immediately after the event.



$20 (WCAPT Members)

$30 (Non-Members)

$5 (Students)


Thanks to our generous event sponsors:

 Visit to learn more about the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design:

Event Schedule:

09:30 – Doors Open

10:00 – Welcome by Chris Gray and Sian Winship

Digital Documentation Presentation by Alan White

Photography for the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) Presentation by Stephen Schafer

Reunion House Documentation Panel Discussion - Barbara Lamprecht, Peyton Hall, Stephen Schafer, and moderator - Chris Gray

13:00 – Lunch Provided

Documentation / USC Project @ Reunion Walkthrough - Peyton Hall

Hands-on Demo Challenges / Limitations of Laser Scan & Matterport - Alan White

Hands-on Demo HABS/Digital Photography - Stephen Schafer

Wrap-up Panel + Q&A

16:00 – Goodbyes and walk to the nearby Red Lion German Tavern for refreshments

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