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Neutra Run Walk


Richard Neutra founded this firm in 1926 while he was still living in the Schindler House. Shortly thereafter, came the birth of his second son, Dion. At about this time, he was working on his first major project the Jardinette Apartments (1927) in Hollywood. A couple of years later, the Lovell Health House (1929). After a distinguished 40 years, he invited his architect son in as partner and vice president in 1965. Dion has carried on the firm since his father's death in 1970.

In 2012, we marked Richard Neutra's 120th birthday with the first 'Running'. That Earth Day, April 22 we marked 42 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, just a week after Neutra's death. He would have been so proud! In the aftermath of our fledgling day of events, of Earth Day 2012, the Institute had looked ahead to continue to sponsor 'Neutra run-walks for HEALTH' on the Sundays closest to Earth Day each year. By 2015, celebrating Neutra's 123rd, the response had dwindled to such an extent that we've had to re-evaluate. Stay tuned for what we think we can better manage on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Please do calendar this day now and plan to join us?

Note that even if you are unable to attend in person, you can support our efforts virtually! Click on the first button below!

Thank you for your continued tax deductable support of the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design. Proceeds will continue to go towards causes of preservation, with special emphasis continuing on into next year towards the events to be scheduled for Sunday, April 24, 2016, and 'Preserving VDL'. This iconic monument will continue to be in need of repairs of all kinds, and desirably an endowment!

Volunteer Opportunities: Click here to learn how you can become involved.


When: Sunday, April 24th, post Earth Day 2016!
Start and End Location:
Silver Lake Meadow across from the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd. Los Angeles, California.
Route: Circumnavigate counter-clockwise, around Silver Lake Reservoir on the paths.
Included in Fee: Neutra Run-Walk for Health, Commemorative T-shirt in your size!, entry to Award and Closing ceremony.

**This being a charitable event, your donations will be gratefully accepted as such even in the event of rain or if for other reasons the events can not happen as hoped for. There can be no refunds.

Virtual Run-Walk Opportunity

No matter where you are in the world, you can participate! Click here to donate a minimum of $25 which will include your $15 annual membership! You'll get listed in a special post event roster 'VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS'. You can increase your donation by adjusting the quantity button to the right.



To be determined.


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Volunteer Opportunity

We'll need volunteers for various parts of that day and into the evening. Use the email link below to send your resume if you have one, to the Institute, specifying how much time you can contribute. If you're limited to morning, afternoon, or evening, specify that so we can organize and get back to you. Click this information to: Dion Neutra for more information.