WOODSON & RUMMERFIELD’S HOUSE OF DESIGN
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