Jennifer M. Volland is an independent writer and curator based in Long Beach, California. She conceived and co-curated the exhibition and publication Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life for the Vancouver Art Gallery (2013). She is co-author of Edward A. Killingsworth: An Architect’s Life (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2013) and Long Beach Architecture: The Unexpected Metropolis (Hennessey + Ingalls, 2004).  Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, CITY, Environmental Graphics Magazine, Sunset, Arcade journal for architecture and design, and Western Interiors and Design, among other print and online publications.


  • 2015/03/19

    Cara Mullio and I signed copies of Long Beach Architecture and Edward A. Killingsworth at Coast Modern in Seal Beach on March 14. If you’re in need of either book, please patronize this great new store.

  • 2014/03/19

    On June 20, 2014, Cara Mullio and I will be participating in a panel on Frank Bros. at the Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles. Check here for more information.

  • 2013/11/01

    Cara Mullio and I — along with graphic design Andrew Byrom, former Killingsworth associate Michael McCabe, and former CSULB administrator Jon Regnier — are participating in a panel discussion entitled Killingsworth: A Master Plan for Learning on November 16, 2013 (sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians). For more information, click here.


  • Grand Hotel: A forthcoming exhibition commissioned and produced by the Vancouver Art Gallery that charts the evolution of the hotel from its humble origins as an isolate and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently within the global landscape.
  • Vancouver Art Gallery: An art gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia offering both historical and contemporary exhibitions of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography and video by regional, national and international artists.
  • Architecture & Design Collection: An archive for scholarly and professional research at the University of California Santa Barbara, featuring 110 collections that reflect the diversity of California’s twentieth-century designed and built heritage.
  • Hennessey + Ingalls: A specialty bookstore, with locations in Santa Monica and Hollywood, focusing on art, architecture, photography, interior design, graphic design, fashion, industrial design, furniture, landscape and gardening.