Julia Morgan was an American architect from the early to mid 20th century, based out of Northern California. The building which held her offices from 1904 – 1950 now hold the Julia Morgan Ballroom, and the Northern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art celebrated the 2016 Julia Morgan Awards winners here.
The Chapter’s mission includes educating professionals and everyday citizens about the importance, excellence, and appeal of classical traditions in design.
Julia Morgan was the first female architect graduate from the Parisian École de Beaux-Arts and first known licensed female in the state of California. Her brilliant talent produced The Berkeley City Club, The Greek Theatre and the Mining Building at U. C. Berkeley, and the famous Livermore house in San Francisco among many others.
Located at the San Francisco Merchant Exchange Building, the Julia Morgan Ballroom is timeless and one of the most impressive special event venues in the city.
Through the work of the Northern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art as well as the bi-annual Julia Morgan Awards, Julia Morgan’s legacy will continue to grow, and they will continue to support new generations of designers and lovers of design.