Dion Neutra was born in 1926, the same year that his famous architect father, Richard Neutra, formed his practice. At the age of 11, Dion began his apprenticeship at a drafting table in his father’s office. He served in the United States Navy in WWII, studied for a year in Zurich, and then graduated cum laude from USC with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. He became one of the youngest corporate members of the American Institute of Architects at age 24. Since then, the Neutra Practice has developed numbers of award-winning structures—educational, medical, civic, recreational, and residential. After the passing of Richard Neutra in 1970, Dion became the firm’s president, which is celebrating its 87th year in 2013.