Cory Buckner is a practicing architect and author in the Los Angeles area. She has a degree in fine arts from Chouinard Art Institute and an M.Arch from UCLA. In 1994, she and her late husband, the architect Nick Roberts, purchased one of the original homes in Crestwood Hills designed in 1949 by architects A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith, and the structural engineer Edgardo Contini. After restoring the house, she spearheaded a preservation movement in the neighborhood, which had at one time 150 houses by Jones, Smith, and Contini. Through her efforts, 19 of the remaining original houses have been designated Historic/Cultural Monuments by the City of Los Angeles. She was awarded the Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award, “For the inspiring effort to protect and restore the original Mutual Housing Association homes in Crestwood Hills, preserving important examples of Southern California Modernism, and enhancing the sense of community in a unique neighborhood.”
ARTICLES FEATURING CORY
Midcentury California Cohousing
Crestwood Hills is the only successful, large-scale, modern cooperative housing development in the western United States....