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Speaker: Julia Morgan's approach to Site Planning
The illustrated lecture on Morgan's approach to site planning at Asilomar and San Simeon in California was commissioned by the Northern California Chapter of Society of Architectural Historians for their program on the observance of 2015 as the year of Julia Morgan.
Lecture presented at the Grace Dodge Chapel designed by Julia Morgan at Asilomar, November 2015

Honoree: Proclamation by Tom Bates, Mayor of Berkeley, CA
Recipient of Mayor’s proclamation for her “tremendous contribution to the discourse on Julia Morgan, raising awareness of the relevance of Julia Morgan’s work and the shared architectural heritage of our City and State”.
Acceptance of proclamation (at 7:58 to 12:25) at Berkeley city council meeting on October 7, 2014 (Video)

Interviewee: Celebrating Julia Morgan, FAIA, 2014 AIA Gold Medal Recipient
t Interview for short film about Julia Morgan, FAIA, screened at the 2014 American Institute of Architects annual convention in Chicago, on the occasion of Julia Morgan’s posthumous AIA Gold Medal conferral.
Interview and voiceover (at 5:22 to 5:33, 5:50 to 6:13 and 6:24 to 6:40), April 2014 (Video)

Speaker: Houses that Work, Houses that Grow: Learning from Julia Morgan
Presentation of Sustainable Design Principles evaluated through successful case studies of Julia Morgan's house designs and their use in contemporary architecture.
CE Lecture; American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, December 2012 (PDF)

Session Chair, Speaker: CPF Conference, Mixed-Uses Fabricated from Industrial Sites
The session under the track “Training New Growth: Planning for Change in Historic Contexts” challenged traditional zoning practices for industrial sites through presentation of urban design strategies and unique planning tools.
Advanced Level Educational Session; California Preservation Foundation Conference, Oakland, May 2012 (PDF)

Speaker, Design for Aging Lecture: Intergenerational Housing, Cluster Courtyard
Using the principles of vernacular architecture, this lecture presented the ‘cluster module’ as a prototypical neighborhood unit, establishing a formal organizational pattern that reinforces community.
American Institute of Architects, San Francisco, CA, December 2009. OWA Newsletter - December 2009 (PDF)