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Irving J. Gill 150/2020 — Architect of Vision Sesquicentennial

Irving J. Gill 150/2020
Architect of Vision Sesquicentennial

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COVID-19 Update:
Sadly, all of the 2020’s related sesquicentennial celebrations have now been postponed due to precautions related to the spread of COVID-19. Once group events are safe again, we hope to be able to reschedule these events. We will update this website as new dates are known.

Events calendar:
New events and updates will be posted as information becomes available.

New School of Architecture & Design, with
Association of Architecture School Librarians
Panel Discussion: Modernism in America’s Finest City
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 2:30 PM San Diego, CA
Moderator: Lucy Campbell, Librarian,
NSADPanelists:
– Miti Aiello, Assistant Professor NSAD
– James B. Guthrie, AIA, President, Irving J. Gill Foundation
– Hector Perez, Associate Professor, Woodbury School of Architecture
– Keith York, Founder, San Diego Modernism
For attendees of the Association of Architecture School Librarians 2020 conference.
NSAD: https://newschoolarch.edu
AASL: https://www.architecturelibrarians.org
UPDATE: This conference has been postponed.

La Jolla Historical Society
Lecture: La Jolla’s Role in the Birth of Modern Architecture
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:00 PM La Jolla, CA
Speaker: James B. Guthrie AIA, President, Irving J. Gill Foundation
For members of the La Jolla Historical Society
LJHS: https://lajollahistory.org
Note: This is event is now sold out.
UPDATE: This event has been postponed.

La Jolla Woman’s Club Foundation
La Jolla Woman’s Club Gala
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 5:30 PM
La Jolla Woman’s Club La Jolla, CA
Champagne, appetizers, dinner, speakers, silent auction, music and dancing, all in the historic La Jolla Woman’s Club, Irving J. Gill, Architect, 1914.
Open to the public.
Information and tickets: https://lajollawomansclub.org/gala-tickets
UPDATE: This event has been postponed.

Timken Art Museum
Lecture: Irving J. Gill, H. H. Timken and the Birth of Modern Architecture
Monday, April 13, 2020, 10:00 AM
Timken Art Museum, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
Speaker: James B. Guthrie AIA, President, Irving J. Gill Foundation
Open to the public.
Information and tickets:
Timken Art Museum: http://www.timkenmuseum.org/calendar/event/guest-lecture-irving-j-gill-h-h-timken-and-the-birth-of-modern-architecture/
UPDATE: This lecture has been postponed.

South Pasadena Preservation Foundation
Irving J. Gill Garden Gala and Miltimore House Tour
Sunday, May 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
South Pasadena, CA
Garden luncheon, lectures, docent-led tour of Irving J. Gill’s Miltimore House (1910)
Open to the public. Information and tickets:
SPPF: https://sppreservation.org
UPDATE: This conference has been postponed.

Save Our Heritage Organisation
Terrace Talk: Irving J. Gill’s Influence in the San Diego and Southern California Area
Saturday, June 13, 2020, 11;00 AM
Marston House Terrace, Marston House, Balboa Park,
San Diego, CA
Moderator: James B. Guthrie AIA, President, Irving J. Gill Foundation
Panelists:
– Ione R. Stiegler, FAIA
– Laurie Egan-Hedley, Director/Curator, Barona Cultural Center & Museum
– Kelley Stanco, Senior Preservation Planner, City of San Diego
Open to the public. Information and tickets:
SOHO: http://www.sohosandiego.org
UPDATE: This event has been postponed.

Irving J. Gill Foundation
Symposium: The California, National and International Legacy of Irving J. Gill
Thursday, September 10, 2020, Evening
La Jolla Woman’s Club
La Jolla, CA
Open to the public. Details to follow.
IJGF: http://www.irvingjgill.org

Irving J. Gill Foundation Goes International

Irving J. Gill Foundation
Goes International

L'Air du Temps CoverThe Irving J. Gill Foundation (IJGF) is pleased to share some good news. In its ongoing effort to preserve the legacy of Irving J. Gill (1870-1936), the IJGF has contributed a chapter to the new book Tony Garnier, L’Air du Temp. Written by IJGF president James B. Guthrie, the chapter, Tony Garnier & Irving J. Gill, explores the interesting relationships between the lives and works of Garnier and Gill, two of Modern architecture’s most important pioneers. Published by Musée Urbain Tony Garnier in Lyon, France, this French-language book explores Garnier’s life and work in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth in Lyon. Like Gill, Garnier’s early development of Modern architecture and city planning is often eclipsed in the casual press by later architects who have had a greater desire for self-promotion. Tony Garnier, L’Air du Temp can be found in architectural bookstores throughout France, including the prestigious Cité de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine in Paris.

Irving J. Gill Foundation — Another Way to Give

Irving J. Gill Foundation
Another Way to Give

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Irving J. Gill Directly Responsible

Irving J. Gill
Directly Responsible

You could even say Irving J. Gill is the architect most directly responsible — more than R.M. Schindler, Richard Neutra or any of the Case Study crowd — for the character of Southern California modernism.
Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic
Los Angeles Times
September 09, 2016

Irving J. Gill A Man of Firsts

Irving J. Gill
A Man of Firsts

Irving J. Gill is well known for his pioneering efforts in finding new methods of construction that were sympathetic with his equally pioneering architectural aesthetic. One of many and well known, examples of this is his early adoption and experimentation with cement and tilt-wall construction.Wilde Fountain 1909Gill, ever the progressive designer and patron of art and architecture, also turns out to hold a title of First when it comes to public art. According to the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture:
The Civic Art Collection began unofficially in 1909 when the City accepted the gift of the Horton Plaza Fountain, designed by architect Irving J. Gill, from local businessman and banker Louis J. Wilde.
Visit Gill’s recently restored fountain and park: Map

AIA CC honors Irving J. Gill wins Maybeck Award

American Institute of Architects
California Council
honors
Irving J. Gill with Maybeck Award

The Maybeck Award is an exceptional honor that is given to a limited number of California architects. Winners must show a lifetime of significant achievements, substantial contributions to the profession, and a body of work that is notable and influential. Gill meets all these criteria, and the judges voted unanimously for Gill to thus be honored.The following video features Gill’s architecture and is composed of portions of the application submitted by the Irving J. Gill Foundation to the AIA CC. It was first shown at Irving J. Gill: Transitioning to Modern, the Foundation’s symposium and celebrations held on April 26, 2018 in San Diego.The Gill Foundation submitted the award application on Gill’s behalf. James B. Guthrie, A.I.A., president and founder of the Irving J. Gill Foundation accepted the award in Irving J. Gill’s honor at an AIA CC ceremony in Monterey, California on October 13, 2017.