Julia Morgan Legacy Event
Co-produced by the Santa Monica Conservancy and the Association for Women in Architecture + Design
Sunday, March 5
11am – 2pm
Join the Santa Monica Conservancy and the Association for Women in Architecture + Design in a special commemoration of architect Julia Morgan, California’s first woman architect. Noted for her collaboration with William Randolph Hearst to create Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Morgan left a legacy of more than 700 projects in her nearly five decades of practice. Posthumously awarded the AIA’s highest honor, a Gold Medal, her brilliant and pioneering work has only recently won public recognition.
From 11am-2pm, tour the Morgan designed Guest House and pool, which comprise the historic core of the Beach House as Santa Monica Conservancy docents provide insight into Morgan’s life and work.
12:30-1:30 (Doors open at noon, first come-first served starting with RSVPs)
A panel discussion on 'Women Designers Then & Now'
Julia Morgan’s challenges as a pioneering female architect have been well documented during and after her career. As we mark 60 years since her passing in 1957, what challenges still remain for women today, and what has changed? The Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D) gathers female architects, planners and designers to explore the milestones of Julia Morgan and current advancements, continued challenges, and opportunities for change within the field of design. For more information please visit awaplusd.org
Pooja Bhagat, City Architect, City of Santa Monica
Claudia Carol, Senior Associate, Planning & Urban Design Practice Area Leader, Gensler
Gere Kavanaugh, Gere Kavanaugh Designs
Stephanie Reich, Design and Historic Preservation Planner, City of Santa Monica
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Bill Stern, Executive Director of the Museum of California Design
Reservations are free, space for the panel discussion is limited, seating will be first come-first served starting at noon with RSVPs.
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The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Hwy. Parking is available for $3 per hour or $8 per day. Please pay for parking at the machine upon your arrival. Cash and credit card accepted.
Ample bike parking is available; please bring a lock. The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904.
For hours, events and more, visit annenbergbeachhouse.com, or call (310) 458-4904. Back on the Beach Café hours are subject to change but are generally through 8pm in the summer and 3pm in the off season,call (310) 393-8282 to confirm.