The Charles Moore Foundation became a reality in 1997 with a mission to preserve Charles W. Moore's last home & studio, the Moore/Andersson Compound, as an active place. The foundation's programs include architecture residencies, library & collections care, publishing, and preservation.
The Sea Ranch, California
In 2021, two architecture enthusiasts purchased Charles Moore's iconic Sea Ranch Condominium #9 on the Sonoma County coast and placed it in Trust to the Charles Moore Foundation. This landmark of 20th-century architecture is on the National Register of Historic Places and received the AIA 25-Year Award.
Santa Monica Canyon, California
In 2022, the late Leland Burns bequeathed the landmark Burns House in Santa Monica Canyon to the Charles Moore Foundation. This remarkable house will be preserved as a place where architects and musicians can come from around the world to design, learn, study, compose, rehearse, teach, and perform.