USC alumnus Carl Maston was an influential Los Angeles mid-century modern architect. Upon graduation, Maston worked for the
offices of Floyd Rible, A. Quincy Jones, Fred Emmons, Phil Daniel, and Allied Architects before opening his own office. His
homes, shopping centers, military housing units, and university buildings can be found throughout Southern California. Known
for his stark, no-frills modern buildings such as the Maston (or Marmont) Residence and Hillside House, his career spanned
over 40 years in public and private sectors. The bulk of the collection consists of architectural project files as well as
architectural photographs by longtime-collaborator Julius Shulman.
Carl Maston (1915-1992) was an influential mid-century modern architect based in Los Angeles. Known for his stark modern style
and inventive use of concrete structural solutions, his 100+ works can be seen throughout Southern California. Born Carl Mastopietro
in Jacksonville, Illinois, he first studied music before settling on architecture while at USC. Upon graduating in 1937, he
went to work for several local architectural offices before setting off on his own in 1946.
24.0 Cubic feet
(8 document boxes of photographs, project files, research and miscellaneous; 15 rolls of architectural drawings; 25 presentation
boards; and 1 record box of of miscellaneous loose leaf materials).
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