John Leighton Chase was the urban designer for the City of West Hollywood and, at the time of his death in 2010, the chair of the editorial board of arcCA (Architecture California), the journal of the AIA California Council. deLaB (design east of La Brea) recently announced the publication of an urban architectural tour map of West Hollywood produced in Chase’s honor:
Almost a year ago you may have joined us for a walking tour of West Hollywood to honor the great urban designer and writer John Chase, who passed away in 2010. We produced a photo essay of the day’s tour, but we also wanted to find a way to memorialize John’s many contributions to the city, so we created a map of the day’s stops we named John Chase’s West Hollywood.
Thanks to the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, de LaB was awarded the first grant by the John Chase Memorial Fund to produce the map. The beautiful newsprint map was designed and illustrated by Keith Scharwath and features 31 West Hollywood locations that John designed, protected, admired, enabled, approved or frequented. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate John’s legacy by strolling the city he loved.
John Chase’s West Hollywood maps are available now through de Lab. Maps are $5 for a single map or $10 for three maps, and prices include shipping. Order your copy today.
If you’d like to support the John Chase Memorial Fund, you can make a donation here. Donations are tax-deductible.
deLaB is “part design lab, part social experiment”; it “unites Los Angeles creatives in efforts to improve and engage the city with events that are one part education, one part inspiration, and one part libation.” Its hosts are Alissa Walker, Haily Zaki, Marissa Gluck, and Erin Cullerton.