Calendar of Events

December 18, 2012

AIASF Lecture by Sandhya Sood

Houses that Work, Houses that Grow: Learning from Julia Morgan,

 Lecture by Sandhya Sood

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, 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, lecturer on Dec. 18, 2012

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 was a speaker at the Annual California Preservation Foundation Conference this year. 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 of Architecture and Design.

Betty Marvin, Architectural Historian will make a special appearance as “Julia Morgan

Start: December 18, 2012 6:00 pm
End: December 18, 2012 8:00 pm
Venue: AIA San Francisco
Address:
130 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

November 20, 2012

San Francisco Public Library Lecture by Dr. Karen McNeill

Presents Historian and Lecturer Dr. Karen McNeill

Julia Morgan’s San Francisco

November 20, 2012 at 6:30PM

Latino Hispanic Community Room

100 Larkin St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

415/557-4277

Historian Karen McNeill  will be at the Main San Francisco Public Library giving  a lecture and illustrated talk on  Julia Morgan’s San Francisco. Dr. McNeill will begin on the Northwest  corner of Sacramento and Van Ness and end on Clay Street in Chinatown, unveiling some obstacles and triumphs of California’s first woman architect as well as the complex dynamics of organized womanhood  during the progressive era. Julia Morgan designed over 700 buildings in California and beyond during her nearly fifty year career, but San Francisco is uniquely suited to explore the secrets of her early success and breadth of her legacy.

 

Start: November 20, 2012 6:30 pm
End: November 20, 2012 8:30 pm
Venue: San Francisco Public Library
Phone: 415/557-4277
Address:
100 Larkin Street, Latino Hispanic Community Room, San Francisco, CA, 94102, Select a Country:

November 18, 2012

Berkeley Architectural Heritage Assoc. Sponsored Walking Tour

Julia Morgan, Architect To Town & Gown

Self Guided Building Tour

The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association (BAHA) is proud to

present a special self-guided building tour on the afternoon of

Sunday, November 18, from 12 noon to 4 PM. “Julia Morgan, Architect To

Town & Gown” showcases the work of the 1894 UC Berkeley graduate and

includes three Julia Morgan private homes (now used as student living

groups), the Berkeley City Club, and two buildings on the UC Berkeley

campus–monumental Hearst Gymnasium for Women which Morgan designed

with Bernard Maybeck, and the century-old rustic Girton Hall, built as

a senior women’s clubhouse.   Tickets are $25 for the general public,

and include a tour booklet with maps and information on some 30 Morgan

designed buildings on or near the UC Berkeley campus.  Rain or shine.

 LOCATION: Tour headquarters and ticket sales at 2318 Durant Avenue,

across from the Berkeley City Club.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  http://www.berkeleyheritage.com/  Tickets may

be purchased on line, by mail, or in person on the day of the tour.

BAHA Website

Start: November 18, 2012 12:00 pm
End: November 18, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Walking tour - Julia Morgan, Architect To Town & Gown
Phone: (510) 841-2242
Address:
2318 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: $25.00

November 12, 2012

Marion Davies Guest House in Santa Monica presents Julia Morgan Themed Tours

Julia Morgan Themed Tours

11 am – 4 pm

Led by the Santa Monica Conservancy Docents

 

Santa Monica Conservancy Docents will be leading Julia Morgan themed tours of the Marion Davies Guest House through October and November 2012. See days and times below

Julia themed tours at the Marion Davies Guest House will take place on:

Sunday, October 14, from 11am – 4pm

Sunday, October 21, from 11am – 4pm

Saturday, November 4, from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, November 11, from 11am – 4pm

Monday, November 12, from 11am – 4pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House, originally designed by Julia Morgan for Marion Davies, and now open as a State Park and public swimming club, will offer tours of the guest house.  The event is free, but parking is  $8.

Annenberg Beach House

Start: November 12, 2012 11:00 am
End: November 12, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

Tile Art Workshop at the Annenberg Guest House

The Annenberg Guest House

415 Pacific Coast Highway

Santa Monica, CA 90402

All ages welcome!

Draw inspiration from Julia Morgan’s beautiful design and tile work in the pool and Guest House to create a Design Inspired Tile or Fantasy Fish Collage “tile” using reclaimed materials.

 

Be inspired by Julia Morgan and create a tile.

See dates and times below.

November 4 – Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

November 11, Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

                              Design Inspired Tile-1:30pm – 3:30pm

November 12,  Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

                              Design Inspired Tile-1:30pm – 3:30pm

Annenberg Beach House Website for more Information

Start: November 12, 2012 11:00 am
End: November 12, 2012 3:30 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

November 11, 2012

Julia Morgan and the San Pedro YWCA: Discussion and Tour


Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Discussion 2 – 3 p.m.
Reception and tour 3 – 4 p.m.

YWCA San Pedro (1918) designed by Julia Morgan, the first licensed female architect in California. Photo courtesy YWCA Harbor Area and South Bay.

Get to know Julia Morgan, California’s first female architect, and learn about her special connection to the YWCA, for whom she designed more than thirty buildings in at least seventeen locations. At this program, attendees will spend time in the home-like San Pedro YWCA, a 1918 Craftsman building (LA Historic Cultural Monument  #186), and discover its impact in the South Bay community.

Built during WWI as a hostess house, the San Pedro YWCA provided food, shelter, and recreation facilities to the rapidly increasing number of women employed in industrial or military jobs. In 1921, local citizens purchased the building and applied for and received incorporation as an official branch of the YWCA.

It still serves as a YWCA today and during its ninety year history has provided countless resources for women, including educational courses, child care, health and fitness information, and support for battered women.

The program will include a panel presentation, a semi-guided tour of the facility and a reception with light refreshments.

Parking and Metro Information

Free parking is available across the street from the YWCA near the northeast corner of 9th Street and Pacific Avenue in the parking lot behind O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Metered street parking is available along 9th Street; all meter rules apply. Street parking is available on Mesa Street and other nearby neighborhood streets; check all posted parking signage.

Please do NOT park in the Hope Chapel parking lot on the southeast corner of 9th and Pacific Ave. It is for members of the congregation only.

Taking public transit? Consult Metro Trip Planner.

        
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Discussion 2 – 3 p.m.
Reception and tour 3 – 4 p.m.
$10 for LAC members and YWCA Harbor Area members
$15 for non-members

For More Information or to Buy Tickets

 

Start: November 11, 2012 2:00 pm
End: November 11, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: YWCA Harbor Area and San Pedro
Address:
437 Ninth Street, San Pedro, CA, 90731, United States
Cost: $15

Annenberg Beach House Guest House Tour#4

The Annenberg Community Beach House, originally designed by Julia Morgan for Marion Davies, and now open as a State Park and public swimming club, will offer tours of the guest house.  The event is free, but parking is  $8.

Start: November 11, 2012 11:00 am
End: November 11, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Community Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States
Cost: Free

Marion Davies Guest House in Santa Monica presents Julia Morgan Themed Tours

Julia Morgan Themed Tours

11 am – 4 pm

Led by the Santa Monica Conservancy Docents

 

Santa Monica Conservancy Docents will be leading Julia Morgan themed tours of the Marion Davies Guest House through October and November 2012. See days and times below

Julia themed tours at the Marion Davies Guest House will take place on:

Sunday, October 14, from 11am – 4pm

Sunday, October 21, from 11am – 4pm

Saturday, November 4, from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, November 11, from 11am – 4pm

Monday, November 12, from 11am – 4pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House, originally designed by Julia Morgan for Marion Davies, and now open as a State Park and public swimming club, will offer tours of the guest house.  The event is free, but parking is  $8.

Annenberg Beach House

Start: November 11, 2012 11:00 am
End: November 11, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

Tile Art Workshop at the Annenberg Guest House

The Annenberg Guest House

415 Pacific Coast Highway

Santa Monica, CA 90402

All ages welcome!

Draw inspiration from Julia Morgan’s beautiful design and tile work in the pool and Guest House to create a Design Inspired Tile or Fantasy Fish Collage “tile” using reclaimed materials.

 

Be inspired by Julia Morgan and create a tile.

See dates and times below.

November 4 – Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

November 11, Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

                              Design Inspired Tile-1:30pm – 3:30pm

November 12,  Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

                              Design Inspired Tile-1:30pm – 3:30pm

Annenberg Beach House Website for more Information

Start: November 11, 2012 11:00 am
End: November 11, 2012 3:30 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

November 10, 2012

Chinese Historical Society of America – 11th Anniversary Celebration

CHSA is proud to participate in the Julia Morgan Festival. Our focus is on the legacy, architecture, and impact of the Julia Morgan designed Chinese YWCA building, which currently houses the CHSA Museum.

On November 10, renowned Chinese American historian and architect, Phil Choy will talk about the significance of the building to the development of Chinatown and conduct a tour of this beautiful landmark. In addition, a virtual tour will be available on our website. 

Visit our website

Start: November 10, 2012 11:00 am
End: November 10, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Museum at the Chinese Historical Society of America
Phone: 415-391-1188
Address:
965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108, United States

November 8, 2012

Karen McNeill, Julia Morgan Scholar Speaking at Berkeley, Envir. Design Archives

Karen McNeill presents a lecture on

Julia Morgan

Wurster Hall, Room 112

6:30 PM

The talk is free and open to the public

Dr. Karen McNeil

Karen McNeill is a historian based in Oakland. She has been researching and writing about Julia Morgan since 2000 and has published multiple articles on the subject, including most recently, “‘Women Who Build’: Julia Morgan & Women’s Institutions,” in the Summer 2012 issue of California History. Her 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 society as consumers, reformers, educators, and professionals. Dr. McNeill is currently completing a book manuscript on Julia Morgan. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Autry National Center, the Bancroft Library, and the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Beyond her work on Julia Morgan, Dr. McNeill teaches history and architectural history at colleges and universities in the Bay Area and has been involved in historic preservation, authoring several context statements for major surveys and successfully nominating a range of buildings to the National Register of Historic Places.

Environmnetal Design Archives is presenting a special exhibit through December 17, during the statewide, Julia Morgan 2012 Festival

The Environmental Design Archives holds nearly 100 collections documenting the built and landscaped environment. These records span a century, 1890-1990, and contain primary source materials such as correspondence, reports, specifications, drawings, photographs, and artifacts. Though the archives’ primary focus is the San Francisco Bay Area, designers and projects from throughout California, the United States, and the world are found in the collections.

Environmental Design Archives

Start: November 8, 2012 6:30 pm
End: November 8, 2012 8:30 pm
Venue: College of Environmental Design
Phone: 510-642-5124
Address:
U.C. Berkeley-Wurster Hall, Room 12, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United States

Reception at the YWCA San Francisco – Marin

Throughout Julia Morgan’s long career she designed many buildings for the YWCA on the West Coast, and one of them is the iconic YWCA Residence located at 940 Powell Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Join us for a reception to celebrate the enormous talents of Ms. Morgan and her philanthropic work with the YWCA and other women’s organizations.

The YWCA San Francisco has been the only owner of this Julia Morgan designed building which was built in 1932

More Information on the YWCA San Francisco-Marin

Start: November 8, 2012 5:00 pm
End: November 8, 2012 7:00 pm
Venue: YWCA San Francisco
Phone: (415) 775-6502
Address:
940 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108, United States

November 4, 2012

Marion Davies Guest House in Santa Monica presents Julia Morgan Themed Tours

Julia Morgan Themed Tours

11 am – 4 pm

Led by the Santa Monica Conservancy Docents

 

Santa Monica Conservancy Docents will be leading Julia Morgan themed tours of the Marion Davies Guest House through October and November 2012. See days and times below

Julia themed tours at the Marion Davies Guest House will take place on:

Sunday, October 14, from 11am – 4pm

Sunday, October 21, from 11am – 4pm

Saturday, November 4, from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, November 11, from 11am – 4pm

Monday, November 12, from 11am -4pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House, originally designed by Julia Morgan for Marion Davies, and now open as a State Park and public swimming club, will offer tours of the guest house.  The event is free, but parking is  $8.

Annenberg Beach House

Start: November 4, 2012 11:00 am
End: November 4, 2012 2:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

Tile Art Workshop at the Annenberg Guest House

The Annenberg Guest House

415 Pacific Coast Highway

Santa Monica, CA 90402

All ages welcome!

Draw inspiration from Julia Morgan’s beautiful design and tile work in the pool and Guest House to create a Design Inspired Tile or Fantasy Fish Collage “tile” using reclaimed materials.

 

Be inspired by Julia Morgan and create a tile.

See dates and times below.

November 4 – Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

November 11, Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

                              Design Inspired Tile-1:30pm – 3:30pm

November 12,  Fantasy Fish Collage – 11am – 1pm

                              Design Inspired Tile-1:30pm – 3:30pm

Annenberg Beach House Website for more Information

Start: November 4, 2012 11:00 am
End: November 4, 2012 1:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

November 2, 2012

Julia Morgan Discovery Weekend at Asilomar and Hearst Castle

 

Julia Morgan Discovery Weekend Package

Architect Julia Morgan designed nearly 700 buildings in her 48 year career. She was one of the most prolific architects of the 20th century. Her best known work was a job for William Randolph Hearst―Hearst Castle.

 Celebrating with the statewide, Julia Morgan Project 2012, California State Park units – Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds and Hearst State Historical Monument have teamed together to offer an Julia Morgan Discovery weekend package, November 2-4, 2012.

 The Discovery Package includes a 2-night stay at Asilomar in a historic lodge designed by Julia Morgan beginning Friday Nov. 2nd. On Saturday, Nov 3rd, a chartered bus will take you to Hearst Castle for an exclusive tour, followed by a catered-wine dinner back at Asilomar Saturday night. Historian and Julia Morgan scholar, Karen McNeill, will be the guest speaker at the dinner event. Sunday morning, Nov 4th, Asilomar State Park staff will escort participants through the Asilomar buildings designed by Julia Morgan highlighting the architecture and park’s history.

 Cost for the Julia Morgan Discovery weekend is $583 double occupancy and $412 single occupancy. Reservations are being accepted now by contacting the Asilomar concession ARAMARK at www.visitasilomar.com or calling 888-635-5310.

Click link below to buy tickets

www.visitasilomar.com 

Start: November 2, 2012 8:00 am
End: November 4, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds
Phone: (831) 646-6443
Address:
804 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Cost: TBD

October 28, 2012

Julia Morgan Lecture by Historian Karen McNeill at Mills College

  ”Julia Morgan at Mills”

presented by Historian Dr. Karen McNeill

October 28th at 2:00

Bender Room, Carnegie Hall, Mills College

5000 Mac Arthur Blvd

Oakland, CA

Karen McNeill is a historian based in Oakland. She has been researching and writing about Julia Morgan since 2000 and has published multiple articles on the subject, including most recently, “‘Women Who Build’: Julia Morgan & Women’s Institutions,” in the Summer 2012 issue of California History. Her 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 society as consumers, reformers, educators, and professionals. Dr. McNeill is currently completing a book manuscript on Julia Morgan. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Autry National Center, the Bancroft Library, and the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Beyond her work on Julia Morgan, Dr. McNeill teaches history and architectural history at colleges and universities in the Bay Area and has been involved in historic preservation, authoring several context statements for major surveys and successfully nominating a range of buildings to the National Register of Historic Places.

Mills College Website

 

 

Start: October 28, 2012 2:00 pm
End: October 28, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Mills College-Carnegie Hall in the Bender Room
Phone: (510) 430-2255
Address:
5000 Mac Arthur Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94605, United States

October 21, 2012

Marion Davies Guest House in Santa Monica presents Julia Morgan Themed Tours

Julia Morgan Themed Tours

11 am – 4 pm

Led by the Santa Monica Conservancy Docents

 

Santa Monica Conservancy Docents will be leading Julia Morgan themed tours of the Marion Davies Guest House through October and November 2012. See days and times below

Julia themed tours at the Marion Davies Guest House will take place on:

Sunday, October 14, from 11am – 4pm

Sunday, October 21, from 11am – 4pm

Saturday, November 4, from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, November 11, from 11am – 4pm

Monday, November 12, from 11am – 4pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House, originally designed by Julia Morgan for Marion Davies, and now open as a State Park and public swimming club, will offer tours of the guest house.  The event is free, but parking is  $8.

Annenberg Beach House

Start: October 21, 2012 11:00 am
End: October 21, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States

October 20, 2012

UC Berkeley Extension in San Francisco-Lecture and Exhibit of Julia Morgan’s Work

Dr. Karen McNeil

 On October 20th, UC Berkeley Extension will host a free public lecture led by Dr. Karen McNeil, entitled, “Celebrating Architect Julia Morgan: Insights Into Her Genius and Legacy” at our Art & Design Center located at 95 Third Street in San Francisco. 

  Exhibit of drawings and photos featuring work used for the lecture will be shown in the gallery.

Karen McNeill is a historian based in Oakland. She has been researching and writing about Julia Morgan since 2000 and has published multiple articles on the subject, including most recently, “‘Women Who Build’: Julia Morgan & Women’s Institutions,” in the Summer 2012 issue of California History. Her 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 society as consumers, reformers, educators, and professionals. Dr. McNeill is currently completing a book manuscript on Julia Morgan. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Autry National Center, the Bancroft Library, and the University of California Humanities Research Institute. Beyond her work on Julia Morgan, Dr. McNeill teaches history and architectural history at colleges and universities in the Bay Area and has been involved in historic preservation, authoring several context statements for major surveys and successfully nominating a range of buildings to the National Register of Historic Places.

Please follow the link below to register for the class.

http://extension.berkeley.edu/catalog/course2687.html

Start: October 20, 2012 10:00 am
End: October 20, 2012 11:30 am
Venue: UC Berkeley Extension, Art & Design Center
Phone: 415/284-1069
Address:
95 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States
Cost: Free

October 14, 2012

Santa Monica-Annenberg Beach House Panel Discussion on Women Architects

Annenberg Beach & Guest House

Presents Panel Discussion:

Julia Morgan 2012: Contemporary Women Architects

Moderator: Amy Murphy, Associate Professor at USC’s School of Architecture.

In celebration of Julia Morgan 2012, contemporary women architects will present a panel discussion on Oct. 14.

Julia Morgan 2012: Contemporary Women Architects will be presented 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.

Event is free, reservations required. 

Click here to register

The Annenberg Community Beach House, originally designed by Julia Morgan for Marion Davies, and now open as a State Park and public swimming club, will offer tours of the guest house.  The event is free, but parking is  $8.

Annenberg Beach House

Start: October 14, 2012 2:00 pm
End: October 14, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Community Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA, 90402, United States
Cost: Free

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Julia Morgan Day

Sunday, October 14

2:00PM

Kidspace in Pasadena

Julia Morgan Day

Moms, dads, sons, daughters join Kidspace for a workshop in toy house building and explore how the architect, Julia Morgan, built the famous Hearst Castle. No huff, puff or rain will destroy your toy house as you learn to use Julia’s concept of reinforced concrete.

 All of this in celebration Julia Morgan (January 20, 1872 – February 2, 1957), a famous American architect. The architect of over 700 buildings in California, she is best known for her work on Hearst Castle. She built the first Reinforced concrete building on the west coast. She was the first woman to graduate with a degree in Architecture from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Throughout her career, she also designed multiple buildings for institutions that served women and girls like the historic YWCA building in Pasadena near City Hall.

Information on Kidspace Children’s Museum

Start: October 14, 2012 2:00 pm
End: October 14, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: Kidspace Children's Museum
Phone: (626) 449-9144
Address:
480 North Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91103, United States
Cost: $10

Marion Davies Guest House in Santa Monica presents Julia Morgan Themed Tours

Julia Morgan Themed Tours

11 am – 4 pm

Led by the Santa Monica Conservancy Docents

 

Santa Monica Conservancy Docents will be leading Julia Morgan themed tours of the Marion Davies Guest House through October and November 2012. See days and times below

Julia themed tours at the Marion Davies Guest House will take place on:

Sunday, October 14, from 11am – 4pm

Sunday, October 21, from 11am – 4pm

Saturday, November 4, from 11am – 2pm

Sunday, November 11, from 11am – 4pm

Monday, November 12, from 11am – 4pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House, originally designed by Julia Morgan for Marion Davies, and now open as a State Park and public swimming club, will offer tours of the guest house.  The event is free, but parking is  $8.

Annenberg Beach House

Start: October 14, 2012 11:00 am
End: October 14, 2012 4:00 pm
Venue: Annenberg Beach House
Phone: 310-458-4904
Address:
415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, 90402, United States

October 13, 2012

San Francisco Zen Center-Workshop: Architectural Awareness in Buddhist Practice

San Francisco Zen Center

Presents

Workshop

Architectural Awareness in Buddhist Practice

What meaning is carried by the built environment, and how does it influence the most basic levels of our shared and individual lives? This workshop was created by architects, Buddhist practitioners and yogis to explore the awareness of built form as a spiritual, meditative practice as ancient as shelter itself.

For beginners, the workshop will present ways to more mindfully and clearly perceive built forms, and understand and discuss inherent layers of meaning. People already familiar with this kind of perception will have a chance to deepen their skills by applying them to a masterfully conceived historic structure and explore their discoveries with others.

Using the exemplary Julia Morgan building at 300 Page Street, participants will be offered specific exercises in mindful sense awareness of, and connections between, physical and psychological forms. Facilitators will then guide smaller groups to apply those skills to specific spaces in the building where participants will be asked to record their experience in a way that suits them; for example, drawing, dance or movement, trope, sounds or song, phone images, or video recordings to name a few. With the help of the facilitator, members of each group will have an opportunity to share what they have perceived and created, and explore how sense impressions can build into larger concepts, perceptions, experiences or meanings.

The workshop will close with a plenary session to discuss larger themes that may include the intentions of the building’s designer, spiritual aspects of form and space shaping, western versus eastern concepts of space, sacred versus secular structure, culture and reuse of the building, or other threads that emerge in discussion.

Please come prepared to loosen up and think expansively, creatively, playfully. Please wear loose-fitting clothing appropriate to yoga, movement, meditation and treasure hunting. Though basic materials such as paper and pencils will be provided,  you are welcome to bring other favorite media.

SHOSAN VICTORIA AUSTIN is a Dharma teacher at San Francisco Zen Center and an Iyengar yoga instructor certified to train teachers.

CHRISTOPHER SHELTON is a lay ordained Zen practitioner, LEED A.P. architect & designer, and visual artist.

KARIN PAYSON is a yoga practitioner, LEED A.P. architect, and the principal of KPa+d, a design-oriented, San Francisco-based architectural firm.

GALEN CRANZ is an Alexander practitioner, a Doctor of Sociology, a professor, author, and researcher of body-conscious awareness and design.

GLENN LYM has a B.Arch degree and a Ph.D in Social Psychology.  He has been helping people build their houses for over 40 years and produced a series of informal videos on Bay Area Architecture.  He left Dharmadathu, the Tibetan Buddhist sangha in the 1980′s.

San Francisco Zen Center

Start: October 13, 2012 1:30 pm
End: October 13, 2012 5:00 pm
Venue: SF Zen Center
Phone: (415) 354-0383
Address:
300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
Cost: 40.00

North Star House-Grass Valley-Open House and Fall Festival

North Star House

Grass Valley

Day-long open house with house, grounds, and heritage garden tours, food and entertainment, growers market and a silent auction.

North Star House

Date: October 13, 2012
Venue: North Star House
Phone: (530) 263-1644
Address:
12075 Old Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA, 95945, United States
Cost: varied

October 12, 2012

San Francisco Zen Center-Panel Discussion on Julia Morgan Architecture

San Francisco Zen Center

Presents

Title of Panel Discussion:

              The Architecture of Julia Morgan and the Design of Sacred Spaces

Co-Sponsor:  AIA – SF

Date: Friday, 12 October 2012

Design of Sacred Spaces -Panel discussion

Time:  7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Location:  San Francisco Zen Center

300 Page Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Suggested Donation:  $25 / $15 Discounted for Zen Center members, seniors and students

 Description of Event

The event will take place at the San Francisco Zen Center and is a moderated panel discussion among architects who will offer insight into the design process for a particular kind of quiet space. The architects will show one or two of their own designs for religious buildings as examples.  Addressing the parallels between the practice of design and spiritual practice, the idea will be to showcase the commonality of spiritual spaces by looking at various buildings and the spirit behind their designs. This event will consider Julia Morgan’s designs for religious structures, as well as what constitutes a sacred space and what is involved in the design process to create them. The dialogue of the panel will explore the relationship between the practice of design and the language of how ritual is created.

San Francisco Zen Center,300 Page Street, was originally designed in 1922 by Julia Morgan as the Emanu-el Sisterhood Residence. In 1969 Shunryu Suzuki Roshi established the Beginner’s Mind Temple, a training center in the Soto Zen tradition.

Approved for AIA Continuing Education Units.

Participants:

Mitchell Schwartzer, Moderator

Susie Coliver, Architect

Paul Discoe

Craig W. Hartman, FAIA

Bios

Mitchell Schwarzer is an architectural historian who writes on the urban and suburban built environment with attention to issues of mobility, perception, media, consumerism and memory. His current projects involve Jewish architecture/space, and American real estate. He is a Professor of Visual Studies at CCA, California College of the Arts.

Susie Coliver is an architect and, together with her husband Bob Herman, principal of a 14 person architectural practice in San Francisco: Herman Coliver Locus: Architecture/Planning and Design Studio. They have had the opportunity to design schools and Jewish religious and communal spaces, including a number of synagogues over the last decade.

Paul Discoe is a designer and Zen Buddhist priest. He apprenticed in Japan with traditional temple builders and has designed and built many Zen temples, residential projects, grand estates, and modular structures. He helped transform a rustic hot-springs resort into Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

Craig W. Hartman, FAIA, is an architect  and the Design Partner of the Skidmore,Owings and Merrill San Francisco, California office. His most prominent work includes the Cathedral of Christ the Light for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland. It is the first cathedral in the world build entirely in the 21st century. He also completed the International Terminal at the San Francisco International Airport, The Harvard University Northwest Science Building, and the new US Embassy in Beijing.

San Francisco Zen Center

Start: October 12, 2012 7:30 pm
End: October 12, 2012 9:30 pm
Venue: SF Zen Center
Phone: (415) 354-0383
Address:
300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102, United States
Cost: $25.00

Berkeley City Club, Julia Morgan 2012 Festival Gala

Berkeley City Club

Julia Morgan 2012 Gala Event 

The Official Northern California Launch Event for Julia Morgan 2012 with cocktails and appetizers prepared by chefs from multiple Julia Morgan-designed venues followed by a formal sit-down dinner.  The festivities include music, dancing, after-dinner program, juried photography contest and silent auction.  Please join us in making the launch event a smashing success!

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Start: October 12, 2012 6:30 pm
End: October 12, 2012 9:30 pm
Venue: Berkeley City Club
Phone: (510) 883-9710
Address:
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
Cost: 125.00