Julia Morgan and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts
UC Berkeley Extension - UC Berkeley Extension
Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle, was a person of notable “firsts.” A graduate from UC Berkeley’s College of Civil Engineering, she was the first woman to be admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first female licensed architect in California. She designed over 700 buildings over the course of her forty-seven-year career, many in Berkeley and San Francisco. Learn more about this extraordinary architect as historian Karen McNeil takes you on a journey of Morgan’s life and work. You will have the opportunity to examine some of Morgan’s beautifully executed drawings on display in our downstairs gallery. This lecture is part of a celebration of the 110th anniversary of Julia Morgan’s return to California from Paris.