Los Angeles is a vast city with countless significant buildings working their way into native architects' psyche often without their acknowledgement. It is not unusual one of those buildings would show up head on, often seen while driving and only to go back to their reclusive place in mind unless someone mentions them in a conversation and you say "oooh yeeeah..."
I will try to bring those buildings to you as often I ran into them and record their history here as much as available in record books or in people's memories. They are our collective pedigree in this city that do not get to be talked that much unless "ooh yeaah" that is.
Wenceslao Alfonso Sarmiento, also known as W.A. Sarmiento (born 1922) is a Peruvian-born American modernist architect who is known for his apprenticeship in Oscar Niemeyer's office and who is known for his financial buildings since the 1950's. More here on him to start.
And the building by him to start the series, Glendale Federal Savings, Glendale (now known as Hollywood Production Center) :