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An Intimate Look at the Life and Work of Julia Morgan

May 25 @ 6:00 pm


An Intimate Look at the Life and Work of Julia Morgan
With author and historian, Victoria Kastner

Sponsored by Shears & Window

Chief designer of Hearst Castle and architect on over 700 projects throughout the West, Julia Morgan is one of the most prolific and important architects in the United States. A woman of many firsts, Morgan was the first woman admitted to the architecture program at l’École des Beaux-Arts in 1898, the first woman in California to be granted an architect’s license, and recently the first woman to earn the AIA Gold Medal for her pioneering achievements.

Join the ICAA and Victoria Kastner to for an illustrated lecture centered around her new book, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect, published by Chronicle Books. Drawing on Morgan’s unpublished letters and recently discovered diaries, Ms. Kastner shares the intimate details of a trailblazing powerhouse, providing the first comprehensive portrait of this architect’s inspiring career and private life.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
6:00pm Outdoor Wine Reception
7:00pm Lecture

The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Just to the right of the Festival Pavilion, Pier 3
Gets windy on the Bay so please dress accordingly!

$50 ICAA Members
$60 General Public
Proof of vaccination required for all attendees. Due to rapidly changing COVID conditions, masks may also be required inside the Firehouse.


Victoria Kastner was the longtime official historian at Hearst Castle, and has written the definitive trilogy of its history, published by Abrams Books. She is a sought-after lecturer who has spoken at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Ms. Kastner has a master’s degree in Public History with a specialty in architectural history from UC Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in museum management from George Washington University. She has also written about the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bernard Maybeck’s Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Special thanks to our generous Sponsor


May 25
6:00 pm
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ICAA, Northern California Chapter
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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