Early Modernist architect whose most famous works were homes built in and around Los Angeles; known for his maverick style.
He graduated from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in 1911 with an architecture degree; he discovered
He was hired by Wright to work on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, during which time he took up residence in Japan.
He was the son of a wood and metal craftsman and importer, while his mother worked as a dressmaker. He married Pauline Gibling after meeting her in 1919.
His Rodriguez House was seen in the film, "Pineapple Express," starring Seth Rogen.