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Julia Morgan 2012 panel discussion: Women in Architecture Today

Beach=Culture at the Beach House

Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Santa Monica, United States

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11am-2pm Docents available to discuss the site at the Marion Davies Guest House
2-4pm Discussion

In conjunction with the Beach House Julia Morgan 2012 exhibit, Beach=Culture presents a panel discussion with local female architects about women in architecture today. Inspired by quotes from Morgan and led by moderator Amy Murphy, Associate Professor at USC’s School of Architecture, this discussion will range widely over issues facing both emerging and established architects in various areas of specialization. Featured are Cory Buckner of Cory Buckner Architects; Annie Chu of Chu+Gooding Architects; Julie Eizenberg of Koning Eizenberg Architecture; Davida Rochlin of Davida Rochlin Architecture and Lisa Little and Emily White of Layer.

Julia Morgan was California’s first licensed female architect and one of the first female civil engineering graduates of UC Berkeley. Creator of over 700 structures in California, she is best known for her long term collaboration with William Randolph Hearst on San Simeon as well as commissions for private homes and public buildings across northern and southern California, including Marion Davies’ Beach House (site of the current Annenberg Community Beach House.) She was the first woman to study architecture at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake she earned national acclaim for her reconstruction of San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel, thereby launching a career that balanced a deep knowledge of structural engineering with an originality of design and a masterful utilization of site and materials.

Moderator Amy Murphy is an Associate Professor at USC’s School of Architecture. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, and a M.F.A. in Cinema Production from USC School of Cinematic Arts. Before joining the faculty at USC in 1990, Murphy taught architecture at Iowa State University and the Boston Architectural Center. After working for well-known architectural offices in Boston and LA, she started her own design practice, Amy Murphy Projects in 1996, completing numerous projects through the LA region. Simultaneous to this architectural design work, she has held the position of the Director at Filmforum, LA’s oldest non-profit dedicated to experimental media, and completed several film and media works which have been accepted into national and regional film festivals. The majority of her written academic publications focus on the relationship between media and urban experience from the mid-19th century to the present.  In her most recent publications, such as The Future Tradition of Nature (2009) and New Orleans, Nature and the Apocalyptic Trope (2010), she examines how our post-apocalyptic imagination as expressed in cinema and literature can begin to reveal Western society’s changing attitude towards nature as we begin to reckon with our own potential environmental destruction.

Julia Morgan 2012: Contemporary Women Architects in Los Angeles
(September 28 – October 31, 2012)

The Beach House presents Julia Morgan 2012, an exhibit created in collaboration with the Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D), as part of the statewide Julia Morgan 2012 Festival. Julia Morgan 2012 takes inspiration from the original Beach House architect’s pioneering efforts in the field of architecture and explores what it’s like to be a woman working in the field today. For more information on the statewide festival, visit

Participating architects: Cory Buckner, Cory Buckner Architects; Jeanine Centuori, UrbanRock Design; Annie Chu, Chu + Gooding Architects; Isabelle Duvivier, Duvivier Architects; Cara Lee, Lee + Mundwiler Architects; Mia Lehrer, Mia Lehrer + Associates; Mehrnoosh Mojallali, Mehrnoosh Architects; Amy Murphy, Associate Professor, USC School of Architecture; Dr. Paulette Singley, Director, Woodbury University Rome Center for Architecture and Culture; Virginia Tanzmann, FAIA, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Buildings, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Anne Zimmerman, AZ Architecture Studio.

Stop by early for information on the Beach House by docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy.

Tickets are free but space is limited and reservations are required. If you would like to attend, please reserve online. Please plan to arrive by 1:45pm to retain your reservation. Late seating, even for reservation-holders, is not guaranteed. To adjust or cancel your reservation for this event, email We appreciate your keeping in touch!

Directions: The Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA 90402 on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway, a half mile north of the California Incline and a half mile south of Chautauqua Blvd. Plenty of public parking is available - enter off PCH at the Beach House Way traffic light. The facility is easily accessible by foot or bike from the beach bike path, although the Beach closes at sunset. There is ample bike parking at racks throughout the site - remember to bring your own lock.

Parking: October weekend fees are $8. For other fees and parking lot hours, please check the website for details.

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General Info: For hours, events and more, visit, or call 310-458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but generally close by 3pm on winter weekdays - call ahead.

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415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way
Santa Monica

Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Welcome to Beach=Culture, a year-round series of free arts and culture events at the the Annenberg Community Beach House. We look forward to seeing you! Please join our email list for monthly updates on our events.

Please note that there is bike parking available onsite - bring a lock. Car parking is available and is generally $3/hr; rates can vary.

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If you have any questions, please email or call (310) 458-4904 for the Guest Services desk at the Beach House.

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public beach club open to all - no membership required. For more information, please visit The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the recommendation of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the federal Preserve America program.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

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