The Colburn School

The Colburn School - Los Angeles, California

The Colburn School – Los Angeles, California

Across the street from The Broad Museum, there was one more architecturally exciting building. That I wanted to document. The Colburn, as I found out, is a performing arts school specializing in music and dance.

I assumed that the surrounding dynamic architecture had influenced the school to create its own compelling visual identity. I was wrong. The school predated the two buildings that I’ve been showcasing for the last week. The Colburn moved to this location in 1998. The Walt Disney Concert Hall was completed in 2003, and The Broad in 2015. Perhaps, then, it was the school. They help set the benchmark for the striking architecture in this growing cultural corridor.

The practical but plain white minivan distracts from the energetic architecture. However, in retrospect, it’s the perfect foil to urban sophistication. What can be more mundane and suburban than a minivan?

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