Crowning the top of one of Silver Lake's steepest streets, the Jones Residence is dramatic and appealing, very much in the spirit of John Lautner. It's not surprising, given the background of the architects. Frank Escher grew up in and studied Architecture at the ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule) Zürich. He is the editor of the monograph 'John Lautner, Architect,” serves on the Board of Directors of the John Lautner Foundation, and has lectured extensively on Lautner’s work in the United States and abroad. Mr. Escher has served as president, and is currently on the advisory board, of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.