Join the Santa Monica Conservancy and Annenberg Community Beach House for a special commemoration of Julia Morgan, California’s first licensed 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 continues to gain public recognition. At the Annenberg Community Beach House, Morgan designed the Guest House and pool, which comprise the site’s historic core.
Scholar Karen McNeill, Ph.D. will give a talk entitled Julia Morgan and the Men Who Built Hearst Castle. A leading expert on Julia Morgan, Dr. McNeill’s work focuses on women and gender in the architectural profession as well as how Progressive Era women used the built environment to expand their roles in society as consumers, reformers, educators and professionals. Dr. McNeill has published multiple articles on the subject, with another about the Paris years due next fall.
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Santa Monica Conservancy