Congratulations to Ira Yellin, Bernard Zimmerman and their compatriots for the completion of the new Museum of Architecture and Design in downtown Los Angeles (“From the Ground Up,” by Hugh Hart, Jan. 28).
It is appropriate on many levels for this welcome addition to be located in the 109-year old Bradbury Building. For many years the Bradbury was the home of the Southern California Chapter (later the Los Angeles Chapter) of the American Institute of Architects. The chapter’s commitment to the support of historic structures and the revitalization of downtown was undermined somewhat when the office was moved west to the Pacific Design Center. Now, the Bradbury is once again a focal point for our city’s new and historic structures.