Research I Essay
On the occasion of Julia Morgan’s AIA Gold Medal 2014 award, Berkeley’s independent newspaper, Berkeleyside, invited Sandhya to share her insights on Julia Morgan’s architecture and its influence. Sandhya writes about the timeless relevance of Julia Morgan’s sustainable design approach and its appropriateness to the context of Bay Region’s geography, culture and climate. Being a California native, Morgan incorporated principles of the Bay Tradition early in her career. Sandhya's defines the Bay Tradition as a vernacular approach to architecture in its native response to the site, landscape, materials, assemblage and the local climate.
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