Architectural Historian and author Mark Anthony Wilson will give a slide lecture about Julia Morgan, America's first independent woman architect. She designed nearly 750 buildings, more than any other major American architect, including Frank Lloyd Wright. Morgan was a pioneer in Green Design, and together with Bernard Maybeck, she was a leader in the First Bay Tradition, the Bay Area's first nature-based design philosophy. Mr. Wilson will sign copies of his newly revised book "Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty before the lecture, during the wine reception hosted by the Northern California chapter.
MARK ANTHONY WILSON is an architectural historian who has been writing and lecturing about Bernard Maybeck for 35 years. His 22-year friendship with Jacomena Maybeck provided him with unique insights into Maybeck’s career and personal life. Wilson holds a BA in history from UC Berkeley and an MA in history and media from California State University, East Bay, where he wrote his thesis on Maybeck. He has written three previous books on American architecture, including Julia Morgan, Architect of Beauty (Gibbs Smith, 2007). His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury, Christian Science Monitor, and USA Today. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, Ann, and his daughter, Elena.