Julia Morgan’s AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) annual convention and business meeting in Chicago, taking place June 26 to the 28th, broke new ground, in particular with women in architecture. For the first time ever, the highest honor of the Institute – the AIA Gold Medal – was awarded to a woman, and the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation played a key role in the selection process and conferral. BWAF Trustee Julia Donoho, AIA, Esq., led the committee to nominate Julia Morgan, for this honor, and Beverly Willis, FAIA, delivered comments at the Convention to a packed house that gave her a standing ovation and was left without a dry eye to be found. This was a historic moment for the AIA, for women in architecture, and especially for BWAF. During the Convention, the AIA featured an exhibit on Julia Morgan, elevated her to the College of Fellows posthumously, and presented the Gold Medal in the final keynote session. More >>>

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