Posts in category Choy Associates Architects
In 2007, the current owners hired architect Thomas Michna to assist in creating a cohesiveness between the original 1956 home and the 1973 addition. They were paid the ultimate compliment by Barton Choy who said, �My father would have loved it.�
The Kawaguchi House is located at in the Primrose Hill section.
Photo courtesy of Barton Choy.
After graduation in 1939, he put his career ambitions on hold due to World War II; he went to work for Hughes Aircraft until the war was over. Resuming his architectural career, he became the first Chinese American in California to join the AIA; second only to New York-based I.M. Pei. He launched his own architectural practice with a small staff; designing a wide range of projects. He collaborated with his younger brother, Allan Kinn Choy, also a practicing architect, on several projects, including the FBI Office Building in Las Vegas,
Choy built his personal residence in the Silver Lake community of Los Angeles at 3027 Castle Street in the Primrose Hill section. He apparently loved the area so much that he built many homes and some apartments in Silver Lake as well; look for others in the ‘Choy Associates’ set of photographs and accompanying stories on my flickr page!
The house at 3028 Windsor Avenue is a bit of a mystery; however I learned from the next door neighbors that the house was designed and built as a guest house for the house on the street below, thus it doesn’t show up in the Los Angeles County Assessor’s records.
This 60′ Contemporary apartment building built by Eugene K. Choy continues to impress with its clean lines and recently updated color scheme.