Thomas H. Landau
Architect designed commercial buildings, office towers
Architect Thomas H. "Tommy" Landau, 76, whose firm designed a number of prominent commercial buildings in the Los Angeles area, died of
His company, the Landau Partnership, was responsible for the 24-story Biltmore Tower, an office addition to the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Landau and his team also designed the Trillium complex in Woodland Hills, the Downtown Plaza in
Landau's most ambitious project was one that did not make it off the drawing boards: A 224-story skyscraper in Abu Dhabi, with a huge clock mounted at the height of New York's
Born in Highland Park, Ill., on March 22, 1937, Thomas Homer Landau grew up in Beverly Hills and attended USC for a semester before joining the Army. Returning from military duty in Berlin, he studied at UCLA and graduated with a degree in industrial design.
He worked for Los Angeles architect William L. Pereira before opening a practice in 1969 with Howard Oxley. Landau started his own firm in 1975.
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