An Orinda home designed by Patricia Motzkin

The Last Friday’s Ladies Lunch is held the last Friday of every month at the historic Hillside Club on Cedar.

You don’t have to be a lady, or even a club member, to attend.

It’s a wonderful chance to eat good food from The Bread Workshop and hear what various Berkeley residents are doing.

This Friday, June 24, Patricia Moztkin, a Berkeley architect who redesigned Berkeley Repertory Theater, will be showing slides of her work and talking about her approach to design.

“My philosophy is really one of responding to individual clients’ needs, desires, even dreams and sites in creative and appropriate fashion,” said Motzkin. “I strive to make my work look like it belongs to its specific locale and to have my clients feel like I’ve brought their dreams and vision to life. I also strive to embrace energy and environmental appropriate solutions wherever possible.”

Interior view of Orinda home

Sylvia Paull, a publicist for numerous high tech companies, organizes The Last Friday Ladies Lunch. Paull, one of Berkeley’s best-known “connectors,” who enjoys introducing people to one another, also organizes the city’s Infusion Lunches. Those happen monthly at Berkeley Rep and bring together people in the fields of art and technology.

Lunch for the Motzkin lecture is $20 for non-members. The event starts at noon.

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