Alan Hess

Architect and historian Alan Hess has written nineteen books on Modern architecture and urbanism in the mid-20th century; his subjects include John Lautner, Oscar Niemeyer, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Ranch House, Googie architecture, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs. He is the architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News, a contributor to The Architects Newspaper, a Graham Foundation grant recipient, and a National Arts Journalism Program Fellow, and he received the Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for qualifying the oldest remaining McDonald’s for the National Register of Historic Places.