A significant design trend from about the 1930’s to mid 1960’s, mid-century modern design influenced architecture, interiors, consumer products and graphics. Notably, mid-century modern architecture resonated with developer Joseph Eichler.

Between 1950 and 1974, Eichler mass-produced affordable homes that had modern flair, architectural innovations and a designer feel that have become an iconic symbol of residential mid-century modernism. Eichler commissioned architects A. Quincy Jones, Anshen and Allen, Claude Oakland and Raphael Soriano for his residential projects. All three architects went on to be esteemed members of the AIA. A. Quincy Jones was Dean of the USC School of Architecture in the 1970s.