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Never Built: Los Angeles explores the “what if” Los Angeles and dares the city to dream big again.
Never Built: Los Angeles explores the “what if” Los Angeles and dares the city to dream big again.
436 backers pledged $43,114 to help bring this project to life.

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Getting Close To Opening!!

Dear Never Built Backers:

We're getting close! The official opening of Never Built: Los Angeles is on the evening of July 27 at the A+D Museum!

For those of you whose pledges entitled you to tickets to the show's opening, your names will be on the guest list on July 27. 

And in case you want one more excuse to party with us, we're hosting the NEVER BUILT PREVIEW PARTY at Union Station's Harvey House on June 20. It's going to be a memorable gala, showing off models, prints and animations from the show and featuring food and drink from some of downtown L.A.'s best restaurants, with music by KCRW DJ (and urban planner!) Raul Campos. 

Tickets can be purchased at

We hope you can make it! And either way, we can't wait to see you at Never Built!!!

Sam, Greg, and the Never Built Team

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Vote For Never Built!!

Dear Backers of Never Built:

We can't wait to see you all at the opening of the show this July! But in the meantime, you can help us a ton by voting for Never Built in the Goldhirsh Foundation's My LA2050 Challenge, which is giving out $1million in grants to organizations all around the city. 


THANKS! And we'll keep you posted on the show again soon!

Sam and Greg

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Dear Never Built Supporters,

We wanted to send you a thank you for your unbelievable outpouring of support. Because of your generosity we raised a total of $43,114 toward the show on Kickstarter, and we're now able to move forward!! You made our dream of a Never Built exhibition come true, and we can't wait to share it with you this July. Stay tuned as we get closer, and thank you again!


Sam, Greg, and the Never Built Team 


Great news! Today we surpassed our goal of $40,000! We want to THANK our 401 donors (and counting!) for your amazing and generous support! Our heartfelt thanks to each of you for your contribution. We are confident that your help will be rewarded with an unforgettable, groundbreaking show. 

We've got three days left in our campaign, and we're hoping now that we've reached our target, we can aim EVEN HIGHER! We'd be thrilled to see the support continue to roll in so that we can reach $50,000, and make this show even better. So, tell your friends, spread the word: There is still plenty of time to strengthen Never Built Los Angeles! 

Below find a few peeks at the show's design. WE CAN'T WAIT TO SHARE IT WITH YOU!

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20 Days Left

Never Built Supporters:

Wow, we've almost reached $30,000! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! 

Our Kickstarter Campaign now has 20 days left... If each of you gets ONE FRIEND to donate we will reach our goal in the next week! Let's do that! Wouldn't that be nice??

PS: Here's a preview of the book, Never Built: Los Angeles (Metropolis Books). Pretty cool, right? It's all starting to feel.. real!!