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Women with T Squares - Feb 10thOWA Admin - 11/22/10 12:00AM | Share
Early Women Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area - The Lives and Work of Fifty Professionals, 1890-1951
published by McFarland and Company, 2010.
Date: Thursday, February 10th, 2011 6-9pm
Location: East Bay AIA Office
1405 Clay Street, Oakland map
Please note change in usual meeting day.
This will be a special joint meeting with the Women of the East Bay AIA.
For more than twenty years, Inge S. Horton has been researching early women architects who lived and practiced at the same time as Julia Morgan, the eminent California architect. Her passion for discovering the careers and work of these lesser-known professionals began when she and a few OWA friends mounted an exhibition on European women architects at the San Francisco AIA . One woman remarked that the Europeans are lucky because they have so many role models while we in the United States have only Julia Morgan. Inge thought that it was highly unlikely that Julia Morgan was the only female pursuing architecture and started her search for Morgan's cohorts. Her research was full of surprises and eventually led to her decision to write a book about these amazing women. From a data base with 300 names, she chose fifty women about whom she had found sufficient information about their careers and work. The book includes two chapters discussing a generalized account about the education, careers and practice and respectively the work of these women in architecture. The third part consists of fifty biographies with listings of their work and sources of information for each of them. Appendices present the names of architecture graduates from the University of Berkeley, women who were licensed by the State of California to practice architecture, women who belonged to the Association of Women in Architecture and the American Institute of Architects.
Inge Horton will focus her talk on the practice of architecture of these women, how they found their first jobs and how they worked as employees, sole practitioners or in partnerships, and what type of work they were able to secure, and show slides of their work.
Inge Schaefer Horton is a retired city planner with Master degrees in architecture and city and regional planning who now devotes her time to the research of women architects and preservation issues in San Francisco.
Inge's Website is here