A Design Observer Conference

Frances Anderton


Frances Anderton is the Executive Producer and Host of KCRW's DnA: Design and Architecture, a radio show and blog exploring what matters in our designed world. For many years she produced KCRW's acclaimed current affairs shows, To The Point, and Which Way, LA?, hosted by Warren Olney. She has served as LA correspondent for Dwell and the New York Times. Her books include Grand Illusion: A Story of Ambition, and its Limits, on LA’s Bunker Hill, based on a studio she co-taught with Frank Gehry and partners at USC School of Architecture. She co-produces DIEM, an annual design conference produced by the West Hollywood Design District. She curated Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change, an exhibition of photographs of resilient architecture, shown from December 2014 to May 2015 at the Annenberg Space for Photography and  is a recipient of the Esther McCoy Award for her work in educating the public about architecture and urbanism.