A+D Museum is an all-inclusive information and education center for design, including architecture, interior, landscape, fashion, product, graphic, and film/theater design. It is the only museum in Los Angeles where continuous exhibits of architecture and design are on view. Through exhibits, symposia, multi-disciplinary projects, educational and community programming. A+D serves as a showcase for the work of important regional, national and international designers, providing a forum for contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design that are helping to shape the city.
A+D Museum was founded by Stephen Kanner and Bernard Zimmerman in January 2001 and first opened our doors in the Bradbury Building in Downtown LA. We have had a few homes around Los Angeles, getting to know the diverse communities found both on the East and West sides of the city. In 2015 we found a home that speaks to the experimental nature of our programming in Downtown LA’s Arts District. We have since grown out of this home and become a largely digital network.