HIS FATHER WAS a jazz bassist who played with Sammy Davis, Jr., and Ella Fitzgerald, among others. She’s a descendant of Lucky Baldwin, best known for establishi­ng the early agricultur­al town of Monrovia and Santa Anita Park. But Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfiel­d stand at the precipice of their own seismic legacy. Atop a portfolio of design projects from Malibu to London, in 2016, the pair launched the nonprofit Save Iconic Architectu­re (siaproject­s .org) to help stymie a rash of demolition­s across their native Los Angeles. With support from the community, they’ve saved notable structures by Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, and Robert Farquhar. “We’re creating awareness, education, and landmarks for these important spaces so they are here for generation­s to come,” says Woodson.

“This is Hollywood, and there is nowhere else like it. You can turn the volume up or dial it down, but there is room for eccentrics and creativity. And if you don’t tap into that, you’re missing out.” —JAIME RUMMERFIEL­D

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