Julia Morgan: Outlier
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Please join SAH/SCC for a look at the work of architect
Julia Morgan by the author of the successful American Institute of Architects
(AIA) Gold Medal application. Morgan received the Gold Medal posthumously in
2014. Kimberly Perette, a board member of the Julia Morgan Conservancy, will
share what she learned while researching and writing about Morgan.
The legacy of Julia Morgan (1872-1957) includes being “the
first” in many aspects. In addition to being the first woman to win the AIA
Gold Medal in the 107-year history of the awards, she was the first woman
admitted as a student to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, and the first
licensed woman architect in the U.S..
As Perette describes it, Morgan’s buildings not only speak
as beautiful architecture, but as contributions “…to women, to engineering, to
grace, to beauty and to perseverance.”
While most people associate Morgan with Hearst Castle, her
built works are plentiful and include a number of homes in the Bay Area, as
well as Rose’s House for Hearst in Santa Monica in 1928, the Herald Examiner
Building (1925), the Hollywood Studio Club (1925) and numerous YWCAs.
Perette also designed an exhibit about Morgan for the 2014
AIA convention and Gold Medal Award ceremony.
Julia Morgan—Sunday, June 12, 2022;
1-2:30 PM PST; $5; sign up via PayPal above or mail in order form with
check; Zoom connection information sent upon registration.
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