First in Their Field: JULIA MORGAN
Julia Morgan was the first woman to be accepted to and graduate from the prestigious architecture program at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France. In 1904, she became California’s first licensed female architect and continued to break gender barriers throughout her career. As one of America’s most prolific architects, Morgan designed more than 700 buildings, including Hearst Castle in San Simeon and thirteen Arts & Crafts style structures in Asilomar, California. She is the first woman to receive the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the profession’s highest honor, bestowed posthumously in 2014.
Cal Poly exhibit celebrates renowned architect Julia Morgan
Julia Morgan’s design masterpieces, mapped
Livestream, exhibit and book celebrate Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan’s 150th birthday