Video Appearances

The Commonwealth Club of California: Julia Morgan

Citizen Hearst, American Experience, PBS – Part 1

Citizen Hearst, American Experience, PBS – Part 2

Today Show with Matt Lauer

CBS This Morning with John Blackstone

California’s Gold with Huell Howser

C-Span 2 Book TV

Radio Interviews

KQED’s FORUM with Mina Kim & Alexis Madrigal

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Air Talk” with Larry Mantle

The Mark Thompson Show, KGO Radio

BBC Radio 4 with Travis Elborough


San Jose Mercury News

Julia Morgan’s California: A guide to visiting the architect’s signature Bay Area buildings

Preservation Magazine

Victoria Kastner Explores the Inner World of Architect Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect by Victoria Kastner was published by Chronicle Books in 2022.


We Talk with Victoria Kastner, Author of Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect

La Nacion

Talento olvidado. La arquitecta pionera que diseñó más de 700 edificaciones y levantó un excéntrico castillo en la cima de una colina

New York Times

Reading Between the Design Lines: New Books Unearth Details

Credit: Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University

Christian Science Monitor

How Julia Morgan became an Architectural Pioneer in a Man’s World

Merrill Hall was designed by Julia Morgan in 1928 for the Asilomar conference center. It retains the Arts and Crafts sensibilities of her other Asilomar buildings, 11 of which are still standing. Credit: Alexander Vertikoff / Chronicle Books


New Book on Julia Morgan Offers an Intimate Portrait of the Famed Architect


The staircase at the Berkeley City Club reflects Julia Morgan’s love of Beaux-Arts elegance and Arts and Crafts individualism. Credit: Alex Vertikoff

San Francisco Chronicle

Review: ‘Trailblazing Architect’ Julia Morgan and the mark she left on California

“Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect” by Victoria Kastner. Photo: Chronicle Books.

Architects and Artisans

An Intimate Portrait of Trailblazing Architect Julia Morgan

The Foothill Women’s Club in Saratoga, 50 miles south of San Francisco. Photo by Alexander Vertikoff.

New York Magazine

The Many Histories of Julia Morgan’s L.A. Herald Examiner Building

One of Julia Morgan’s most famous works is open again after sitting dormant for over 30 years. Photo Credit: Gensler, Ryan Gobuty

San Francisco Chronicle

‘Citizen Hearst’ chronicles the colorful life of the first media mogul, W. R. Hearst

William Randolph Hearst with Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan. Photo courtesy of Marc Wanamaker / Bison Archives.

New York Times

Taking a Dip in History: A Pool Party at Hearst Castle

The restored Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle on the California coast. Credit: Jake Michaels for The New York Times