Ernest Lawrence Elementary School

Built across the street from Neutra’s other Garden Grove school, Lawrence Elementary School faces a similar fate. It is hard to distinguish just by appearances that this campus was designed by Neutra. However, modernist touches can still be found in the brick siding, clerestory windows, and low pitched roofs with large overhangs. (2017)

Architect: Richard Neutra

Built: 1957

Style: Modernist

Type: Civic

Address: 12521 Monroe St

City: Garden Grove


Hines, T. S. (1982). Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture: A Biography and History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Lamprecht, B.M. (2015). Neutra Complete Works. Köln, Germany: Taschen.