50th Anniversary Events
2023 is the 50th Anniversary of the OWA. We have included a variety of events throughout the year to give our members, former members, and friends of the organization the opportunity to participate in the celebration. Our goal is to offer choices that will live up to the diverse interest of our members as well as accommodate their busy
And should you be more interested is what has been going on in the OWA in the last 50 years please visit the
- OWA History Page as well as an updated
OWA at 40 Essay by Inge Horton in the forum.
Information and photos from the events when they become available are linked here:
50th Anniversary Ecuador TripGilda Puente-Peters
50th Anniversary Committee
- Carol Mancke, Mui Ho, Rachel Slonicki, Leslie Moldow (Symposium & Reception)
- Darlene Jang, Shannan Devine, Nazila Duran (Symposium Exhibition)
- Gilda Puente-Peters (Anniversary Voyage)
- Rachel Slonicki (Annual Retreat)
- Betty Woo (Garden Party )
April 22, 2023 - Symposium
50th Anniversary Exhibition & Reception
A 50th Anniversary Exhibition of the work of OWA+DP members along with a Reception will be hosted at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. More Information to follow.
June 25, 2023 - 50th Anniversary Garden Party
August 11-13 - 50th Anniversary Trip to Hearst Castle
Aug 11, 23Fri
|Join us for a relaxing weekend trip to San Simeon and a tour of Hearst Castle with OWA+DP friends old and new.|
Learn more about Julia Morgan and discuss women’s place (past, present and future) in architecture and design in California.
Friday - drive down, dinner together + social hour
Saturday Morning - Hearst Castle tour
Saturday Afternoon - free time, enjoy the pool and ocean
Saturday Evening - Dinner together & social hour
Sunday Morning - Breakfast together and ocean hike/walk
Additional details can be found here
Recommended hotel is the San Simeon Lodge
Approximate cost for the tour: $100 for the Julia Morgan Tour, 120 minutes
Costs for accommodations, transportation & meals on your own.
Sara Mae Parker can help arrange carpools and roommates if you want to share a room.
To RSVP, please fill out this form.
or email Sara Mae Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
We are trying to work out a visit to Copenhagen perhaps to coincide with the 2023 UIA World Congress of Architects. More information will be here when it is available.
50th Anniversary Annual Retreat
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