Julia Morgan, FAIA, 2014 AIA Gold Medal Nomination Magazine

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After a year of hard work, the Julia Morgan 2014 Gold Medal Nomination Magazine as available on Blurb.com. This magazine is a good overall introduction to Julia’s work.  It includes text written by all the leading authorities on Julia Morgan. Including new insights to her work. Enjoy.


Julia Morgan winner of 2014 AIA Gold Medal!

Julia Morgan winner of 2014 AIA Gold Medal!

On June 28, 2014 Julia Morgan became the first woman in the 144 year history of the AIA to receive the Gold Medal. The medal, which is solid gold was accepted by Julia Morgan’s great niece North and her great grand niece Lauren Woodland. The honor was met with a standing ovation from her peers. It’s about time.

Respect Tropical Reefs

Respect Tropical Reefs

May 26 – Respect Tropical Reefs

A refuge for prey, lair for predators, shelter, nursery, food sources, and spawning ground-coral carries out a multitude of functions. Despite its appearance it is not an inert mineral but alive and growing extremely slowly. It takes coral a year to grow 3 to 4 inches, and it may have taken it more than a century to grow a 3-foot block. In a fraction of a second, a clumsy kick or blow with a flipper can destroy a coral formation that has been growing for centuries.

If you are vacationing by a tropical lagoon, do not walk on the reef. When diving, be careful of your flippers. And never break off a branch of coral to take home as a souvenir.

From the book 365 ways to Save the Earth by Philippe Bourseiller