Irving J. Gill Foundation Announces:
Modern Architecture
Symposium & Celebrations
Transitioning to Modern 

April 26, 2018

4 Events in 1

1) Symposium: Irving J. Gill: Transitioning to Modern
2) 148th Birthday Celebration
3) AIA CC Maybeck Award Celebration
4) Tour: Transitioning to Modern in Uptown

More information and registration coming soon.


Architectural Futurist

“If we, the architects of the West, wish to do great and lasting work we must dare to be simple, must have the courage to fling aside every device that distracts the eye from structural beauty, must break through convention and get down to fundamental truths.”

Irving J. Gill, Architect
Craftsman Magazine, May, 1916

Architectural Poet

“There is something very restful and satisfying to my mind in the simple cube house with creamy walls, shear and plain, rising boldly into the sky, unrelieved by cornices or overhanging of roof, unornamented save for the vines that soften a line or creepers that wreathe a pillar or flowers that inlay color more sentiently than any tile could do.”

Irving J. Gill, Architect
Craftsman Magazine, May, 1916

Architectural Innovator

“Twenty years ago I built a concrete floor. I expected it to be cold. I expected it to be damp. I expected it to be all the uncomfortable things people said it would be. I found it warm and dry and all the comfortable things people said it would not be. Best of all, I knew it would never harbor the vermin of sorts that infest old wooden flooring, mice that scamper at night, or the accidental cat.”

Irving J. Gill, Architect
Sunset Magazine, December, 1915