About CPF

The California Preservation Foundation (CPF), a 501c3 nonprofit, was incorporated in 1978. We now support a national network of more than 20,000 members and supporters. Click here to learn how you can become a member.

Project Team

Project Lead or Principal
Russell Brown – Friends Of Residential Treasures: LA

FORT:LA Trails Committee Chair
Siddhartha Majumdar – Friends Of Residential Treasures: LA

FORT: LA Vice-chair
Dody Dorn – Friends Of Residential Treasures: LA

FORT: LA Board Member
Kelly Garrison – Friends Of Residential Treasures: LA

FORT: LA Treasurer
Linda Kandel – Friends Of Residential Treasures: LA

FORT: LA Board Member
Priscilla Fraser – Friends Of Residential Treasures: LA

FORT: LA Secretary
Christopher Munch – Friends Of Residential Treasures: LA

FORT: LA – Trails

FORT: LA – Trails is a winner for the 2021 Preservation Design Award for Cultural Resource Studies, Reports. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About FORT: LA – Trails

Much as the late Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold inspired residents to venture beyond their own urban village to experience other parts of the city, the FORT Trails program leverages our region’s distinctive residential architecture to encourage Angelenos to learn about and appreciate their neighboring communities. As our organization’s flagship program, FORT Trails releases a themed trail route every month, featuring the locations and stories behind architecturally significant residences. All trails are available for free to the public. Launched in June 2020, FORT Trails now offers sixteen trails (and counting) curated by world-renowned writers, journalists, architects, scholars, and more. Uniquely suited to both the initial isolation of the pandemic and our evolving reconnection, these trails provide a variety of overlaid routes and subject-specific categories (architect, style, period, multi-unit, etc.). Users can learn and explore by region or interest, on their own or with others, at their own pace.

Featured Image Courtesy FORT Trails is an endlessly accessible, remarkably curated, and deeply researched architectural discovery project that tells the story of "home" in Los Angeles through our city's renowned residential architecture. It provides monthly self-guided architectural tours for free to the public.