Houses that Work, Houses that Grow: Learning from Julia Morgan (2 HSWs)
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California’s first woman architect, Julia Morgan led a proficient practice in San Francisco for almost half a century from 1904 onwards with over 700 buildings to her credit. She also designed many houses in the regional tradition of the San Francisco Bay Area that have endured a century of habitation, absorbing changing lifestyles and culture over the decades. Presenting slides of photographs and drawings that have rarely been seen or published, as well as contemporary examples, this lecture will evaluate Morgan’s successful house designs to examine their timeless qualities and spatial attributes that make them so livable, usable and sustainable over time.
About the Speaker
Sandhya Sood, AIA is a California registered, award winning architect and Principal of Accent Architecture+Design, founded in 2003. Her multicultural experience as a practicing architect has contributed to her global understanding of the relevance of history in contemporary architecture and urbanism. Her work integrates new with re-use and modern with sustainable practices of traditional typologies. Sandhya has a Masters in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and is a contributing author of “Le Corbusier, Chandigarh and the Modern City’, an international publication. She was a speaker at the Annual California Preservation Foundation Conference this year and her writing “Julia Morgan: Architecture for Sustainability” is published by Landmarks California, a collaboration of many preservation organizations state wide. Sandhya is a juror and invited critic at student charrettes at UC Berkeley.
This lecture is in conjunction with Landmark California’s Julia Morgan 2012 celebration and is co-sponsored by the Center for Architecture + Design.
Photo credit: Sandhya Sood, AIA