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The Most Important LA Architect You May Never Have Heard Of

Posted By: KUSC · 12/13/2013 12:33:00 PM

This weekend on Arts Alive, TV producer and journalist Stephen Gee talks about the architect behind many of LA's most iconic buildings (like City Hall and Union Station). You definitly know his buildings, but do you know his name? Gee is trying to raise the profile of master architect John Parkinson. This year, Gee published the first biography about him, called Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles. In the book, Gee describes how Parkinson came from working class England and went on to design some of the buildings that most say "LA."

Arts Alive's Sheila Tepper interviewed Gee about Parkinson at Union Station. Here's their entire conversation:

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