Women Who Kick Ass
Julia Morgan: Why she kicks ass
Julia Morgan was the first woman allowed to study at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and received her certificate of completion in 1902. 
She opened her own San Francisco office in 1904 and received many commissions for work after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
In 1919, she was selected by William Randolph Hearst to construct her most well known work, the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. 
From that point forward, she became Hearst’s primary architect.  Although she was retained by Hearst, she continued to create well known works for other purposes such as: the YWCAs in Oakland and San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Mills College Bell Tower, and St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley as well as several residential projects.  
Not only did Morgan open the field of architecture to women through her example but she also did so by hiring and training women as artists, drafters, and architects for her projects.    

Julia Morgan: Why she kicks ass

  • Julia Morgan was the first woman allowed to study at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and received her certificate of completion in 1902. 
  • She opened her own San Francisco office in 1904 and received many commissions for work after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.
  • In 1919, she was selected by William Randolph Hearst to construct her most well known work, the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. 
  • From that point forward, she became Hearst’s primary architect.  Although she was retained by Hearst, she continued to create well known works for other purposes such as: the YWCAs in Oakland and San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Mills College Bell Tower, and St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley as well as several residential projects.  
  • Not only did Morgan open the field of architecture to women through her example but she also did so by hiring and training women as artists, drafters, and architects for her projects.    

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