University of California President Michael Drake will live and entertain in the $6.5 million Julia Morgan-designed home in the Claremont neighborhood.
The heavily annotated and picture-rich book incorporates previously unknown details about the architect’s private life, as well as her career.
As the beautiful building designed by Julia Morgan prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday, it is also kicking off a 10-year, $10 million effort to finance long-deferred structural repairs.
A Julia Morgan house with deep connections to Cal is being sold by the family of Willa Baum, who directed the Bancroft Library’s Regional Oral History Office.
CHEKHOV ON CAMPUS Some of the best theater in town is put on by the students in UC Berkeley’s Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. The department is presenting Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, a classic tale of 20th-century social upheaval. This production, which opens Friday at Zellerbach Playhouse on the UC Berkeley campus and […]
The author John Harris at the Berkeley City Club bar on night 1 of his summer stay. Photo: courtesy John Harris When writer and artist L. John Harris had to vacate his Berkeley home for a month, he checked into the Berkeley City Club, a private social club and hotel where he is a member. The Durant Avenue landmark, […]
The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley kicks off its 125th anniversary celebration on Sunday June 28. Photo: Vicky Brock UC BOTANICAL GARDEN’S 125TH BIRTHDAY During its 125 years of existence, the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley has served as a haven for endangered plants rescued from smugglers, a lab for studying climate change, biomagnetism and […]
The new Rockridge Food Tour stands out from the pack with its focus on the neighborhood’s history and its more established food spots.
Julia Morgan: recognition for her as an architect in her own right has been recent. Photo: Creative Commons Last month, the American Institute of Architects awarded its highest honor, a Gold Medal, to architect Julia Morgan — 56 years after she had died. She is the first woman to ever be given the award. Morgan, […]
Girton Hall, designed by Julia Morgan and built in 1911, is being relocated from the Cal campus to the UC Botanical Garden. Photo: Kemi Amin On Saturday and Sunday a beautiful, landmarked UC Berkeley-owned building will move across town, inching its way slowly from campus on a flat-bed rig up Centennial Drive to its new […]
The home, at 2900 Derby Street in the Elmwood, includes an inglenook fireplace with a hidden nook. Photos: Ira Serkes A home designed by Julia Morgan is always worth a second look. The early 20th-century architect’s designs are woven into the very fabric of Berkeley, with many residential projects to her name, and two notable […]
Detail of a Julia Morgan home in the Claremont. The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association’s annual spring tour will this year focus on homes designed by architect Julia Morgan in the Elmwood and Claremont neighborhoods. The tour, which takes place on Sunday, May 2, 1-5 pm, is titled “Looking at Julia Morgan: Early Residences in Berkeley”. BAHA […]