Breakfast with the Architect: 7000 Macapa Drive

AIA|LA is proud to announce our brand new, Breakfast with the Architect, which will allow tour goers to spend a Sunday morning with the architect that designed the home.

The first project on this exclusive series is the 7000 Macapa Drive (formerly Mike Hynes House), originally designed in 1974 by famed architect Harry Gesner whose Wave House was an inspiration for the Sydney Opera House by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, and renovated in 2014 by architect Dean Larkin, AIA of Dean Larkin Design.

Nicknamed “the flying wing” by original architect, Harry Gesner, as a response to his client’s request to return to the form of a bird for inspiration. His client, Mike Hynes, was president of Cooper Lumber; the house became a showcase for their wood, including a structural system of wood poles.

The reimagined house, renovated by Dean Larkin, AIA, celebrates the site and our 21st century lifestyle; and as result will be an architectural beacon for generations to come.

About Dean Larkin Design:
Dean Larkin, AIA has been described as the quintessential Los Angeles architect. An LA native, Dean grew up appreciating Southern California’s unique climate and natural beauty. His projects celebrate the balance between shadow and light, form and function, monument and nature; Dean has designed projects that evoke the unique climate, attitude and lifestyle of Southern California.

Since graduating from the University of Southern California’s respected School of Architecture, Dean has been designing high-end residential and luxury destination projects. Leveraging his experience and countless referrals, he established his own firm, Dean Larkin Design, in 1999. DLD focuses on maximizing the intrinsic potential of the setting while meeting the client’s lifestyle, business or institutional needs. “Great architecture,” notes Dean, “does more than just work… It transcends itself, its occupants and its environment.”

Event Details:


  • When: 

    Sunday, May 18, 2014
    11:00 am

  • Where: 

    Hollywood Hills
    Los Angeles, California

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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