IJGF Symposium 2016

Symposium Video Release

The Irving J. Gill Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the video record of its historic symposium Irving J. Gill and the Chicago School.

This event brought together several noted architectural historians for a symposium and panel discussion that investigated the impact of the Chicago and Prairie schools on California’s first modernist architect Irving J. Gill (1870-1936). This symposium argues that Gill’s experience in Chicago from 1890 to 1893 provides keys to understanding the source of his unique architectural language. Gill’s development was uniquely influenced by the relationships he formed with the people, ideas, and methods of that era’s great architects, including Joseph Lyman Silsbee, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

This symposium was part of Irving J. Gill: New Architecture for a Great Country, a major collaborative multi-site project of exhibitions, tours, and programs by thirteen Southern California cultural organizations showcasing the life and work of Irving J. Gill.

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COVID-19 Update

Supporting the Irving J. Gill Foundation

A Big Thank You!
A big thank you to all those who supported the Irving J. Gill Foundation in 2021. We are hopeful that 2022 will once again see our public events return! 

Continuing into 2022, all donations over $250 will receive a free copy of our premier publication One California Architect, Irving J. Gill.

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Book Published

In honor of Irving J. Gill’s 150th birthday in April 2020, the Irving J. Gill Foundation published our first book: ‘One California Architect, Irving J. Gill’ by Esther McCoy. Available on Amazon.com and Amazon’s worldwide sites.

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COVID-19 Update

We have all been impacted by Covid-19. Unfortunately, it has put a damper on all our activities these last two years, including our several planned 2020 sesquicentennial celebrations. However, the Irving J. Gill Foundation now looks forward to 2022 as we expect to return to our public symposia, tours, and other public education activities.

Please stay tuned for updates as we get back to our public activities.