AIA Gold Medal Conferred to Julia Morgan, FAIA, at the 2014 AIA Convention

On the occasion of Julia Morgan, FAIA, AIA Gold Medal conferral, AIACC invited Sandhya Sood, AIA, to present a tribute.

On June 28th, at the awards ceremony of the AIA Convention 2014, the urban stage of Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago dazzled the glorious legacy of Julia Morgan, FAIA. A short video of her creations beamed to an overflowing crowd of attendees at McCormick Place. Beverly Willis, FAIA, Founder and Founding Chair of the Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation presented a keynote at the occasion of the AIA Gold Medal conferral.

Ellen B North, Morgan’s grandniece walked with pride to receive Julia Morgan’s posthumous award as the first woman to receive the AIA Gold Medal.
What a spectacular moment in history!

The AIA California Council published my small tribute to this exceptionally talented architect on June 23, 2014.

Full Story: Julia Morgan, FAIA: California’s Gold

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