Monday, May 21, 2018

Design News: The 2018 Julia Morgan Awards

Great design, decorative arts and grand cultural patronage are celebrated Monday May 21 in San Francisco when The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Northern California chapter, honors awardees at the Julia Morgan Awards celebration. It will take place in the elegant newly restored Green Room at the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.

I’m looking forward to applauding the honorees, architect Gil Schafer with Chambers + Chambers Architects, as well as designer James Marzo, craftsman Tony Smith, restoration specialists QuarryHouse, student Calla Chang, Lindsay and Peter Joost for patronage, and Fine Ats Museums of San Francisco curator, Martin Chapman for his stewardship.

Come with me to meet the honorees, to see their award-winning projects, and to learn more about the wonderful Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, and perhaps become a member.

Gil Schafer — G.P. Schafer Architect, and Barbara Chambers —Chambers + Chambers

Architects: G. P. Schafer, Architect, and Chambers + Chambers
Interior Designer: Rita Konig
Photographer: Eric Piasecki

Architect Gil Schafer, admired for this classically-inflected architecture, and the elegant updated classicism of his interior architecture. Barbara Chambers is also honored for her work on the project.

Gil Schafer

Barbara Chambers

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James Marzo Design, Interior Design and Decoration

James Marzo was recognized for his bold yet timeless approach to Classicism.

James Marzo

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Tony Smith Fine Furniture

Tony Smith was honored for his pier table tops in the style of Thomas Chippendale Jnr.

Tony Smith

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QuarryHouse was honored for its historic restoration of the classical Hibernia Bank building in San Francisco.

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Calla Chang

Calla Chang was honored for her design drawings and presentations, the International Institute for Social Concerns.

Calla Chang

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Lindsay and Peter Joost

Peter and Lindsay Joost

The Joosts, San Francisco residents, are honored for their patronage for the arts, culture, education, and museums. The Joosts have sponsored and lead fund-raising for the Legion of Honor museum of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. They are also generous sponsors for the annual San Francisco Fall Antique and Arts Show, and the annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase, both of which raise funds for student education, job training, and financial aid. They also support cultural groups throughout Northern California.

"Lindsay and Peter Joost have been dedicated patrons of the arts and exemplary philanthropists in San Francisco for years. They have a shared passion for antiquities, architecture, education and the decorative arts and have been ardent supporters of our ICAA Chapter for the past decade. Their largesse is particularly manifested in their dedication to the Fine Arts Museum’s European Decorative Arts Council with the preservation and restoration of the Salon Doré and now with their sights turned to the Rouen Room. We are so fortunate to have their generosity bouying our ICAA Chapter here in Northern California and proud to honor them with the Julia Morgan Award in Patronage. Bravo Lindsay and Peter!"— Suzanne Tucker, Tucker & Marks

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Martin Chapman

Martin Chapman

Martin Chapman is the curator, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which includes the Legion of Honor museum.

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ICAA Northern California Chapter

Founded in 2004, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Northern California Chapter offers a wide array of programs that include lectures, continuing education classes, art, literary and historic symposiums, along with architectural and travel tours throughout the Bay Area. The biennial Julia Morgan Awards were established in 2014 to acknowledge the outstanding work in the Northern California in architecture, design, craftsmanship, patronage, stewardship, preservation and restoration.

In 2018, the Chapter launched the New Heights education enrichment program for 7th-grade students. We are proud to have established a scholarship fund for a student or professional member to attend the New York Winterim (winter session) or Summerim (summer session) programs and ongoing courses at the Institute.

Fundraising efforts have enabled the group to support the Institute’s special programs such as the prestigious Arthur Ross Awards, digital documentation of San Francisco’s Mission Dolores through The California Missions Foundation, and the interior architectural restoration of The Salon Doré at the Legion of Honor Museum.

Suzanne Tucker

"The ICAA has built an incredible legacy of prestigious awards programs across the country, and the bi-annual Julia Morgan Morgan Awards is no exception. Born from a desire to acknowledge and celebrate our own Northern California architects, designers, artisans, students and patrons who have taken the practice, study and support of the classical traditions to a high level of excellence.

I am so proud of the 2018 winners. In just six years, the JMA has grown into a nationally recognized honor and a grand celebration of the enduring legacy of the great Julia Morgan. With education the primary mission of the ICAA, I am especially delighted the jury chose to honor our first student awardee, Calla Chang, whose portfolio work was dazzling. The practice, study, and learning of the classical vernacular are alive and thriving in Northern California, and I very much look forward to celebrating our honorees at the 2018 Julia Morgan Awards." — Suzanne Tucker, Tucker & Marks

Biography of Julia Morgan
Architect Julia Morgan's trailblazing career helped open the field of architecture to women in the United States. Perhaps best known for the design and construction of publisher W.R. Hearst's legendary California coastal estate, San Simeon, she built a remarkably diverse practice, designing at least 700 buildings that are prized by owners and revered by architectural historians. Morgan was also an influential member of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Bay Area, one of the few born in California. Biographer Sara Holmes Boutelle wrote: "Her preoccupation with light, with the relationship of a structure to its site, with flexibility of plan … and with the use of color and decoration make her work relevant to contemporary designers."

Green Room at the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center

About the ICAA Northern California chapter

Founders of ICAA Northern California chapter

Lisa Boudiette

Morgan Conolly, Architect

Aaron Cook, Architect

Andrew Skurman, Andrew Skurman Architects

Suzanne Tucker, Tucker & Marks

Benefactors of the 
ICAA Northern California chapter
Among Platinum benefactors are the Carolands Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty, Julia B. Handmade Linens and Tableware, and Tucker & Marks. Other benfactors incude Diane B Wilsey, The Wiseman Group, Stancil Studios, Charlotte Moss, Francoise and Andrew Skurman, de Gournay, Nion McEvoy, Patricia Hearst Shaw, Clive Christian San Francisco, Charles Krug, Phyllis Washington, Allison Caccoma, Inc, Decoration, and Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.

Images courtesy Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Northern California chapter


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