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Portraits in Design: Julia Morgan, FAIA

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Julia Morgan, FAIA (1872-1957), who was posthumously awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2014, had an unprecedented career as the first woman to study architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first to be licensed to practice architecture in the state of California. Morgan's body of work comprises over 700 buildings, including two National Historic Landmarks: the Hearst San Simeon Estate and the Asilomar Conference Grounds, both in California. Julia Donoho, AIA, Esq., the catalyst in nominating Morgan for AIA's highest honor, speaks about Morgan's life and work in the second lecture of this year's Portraits in Design series.

Portraits in Design
is a lecture series that takes a biographical look at the iconic designers whose past work has had a lasting impact on our contemporary built world. The series delves into the life stories of important architects, landscape architects, and planners to better understand how their personal lives had an influence on their professional careers. Portraits in Design continues in 2015 with lectures on Le Corbusier on January 11; Julia Morgan, FAIA, on February 22; and Beatrix Farrand on March 15.

1.5 LU (AIA)

$12 Member | $12 Student | $20 Non-member.

Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

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Photo: The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California, designed by Julia Morgan, FAIA. Photo by flickr user Trey Ratcliff.

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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